Ivory II Italian Grand is the second product in Synthogy's newest generation of virtual piano technology. Featuring a greatly expanded sound set of the extraordinary 10 foot Concert Grand Piano, and fully integrated with the powerful new Ivory II piano DSP engine with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vibration, Ivory II Itali... Click To Read More About This Product
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Ivory II Italian Grand is the second product in Synthogy's newest generation of virtual piano technology. Featuring a greatly expanded sound set of the extraordinary 10 foot Concert Grand Piano, and fully integrated with the powerful new Ivory II piano DSP engine with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vibration, Ivory II Italian Grand shines like never before.
This exceptional piano is one of the world's greatest and most sought after Concert instruments. Handcrafted in Italy, it is also one of the world's most expensive and exclusive Concert Grands, renowned for its expressive dynamics and full-bodied character. Its tone is remarkably versatile; equally at home in large scale classical works, intimate jazz playing, as well as a full range of pop styles. The beauty of this instrument is captured in greater detail than ever, with up to 18 velocity levels, additional soft pedal and release samples and pedal noise enhancements. Synthogy's decades of expertise in piano development, along with proprietary "timbre interpolation" technology combine to deliver the unrivaled playability and expressiveness that Ivory is famous for.
Ivory II Italian Grand also comes to life in a whole new way thanks to the groundbreaking features in the new Ivory II piano engine. Principal among them is Sympathetic String Resonance, a long sought after but elusive characteristic of real pianos that Synthogy approaches in a completely new and unique way. Realizing the true complexities and subtleties of sympathetic string excitation, Harmonic Resonance Modeling is a brand new technology that does not rely upon triggering additional samples, ordinary sine waves, or recordings in any way. Rather, notes struck that are harmonically related excite the actual complex overtones of the notes that are being held, in the same manner that undamped strings ring in a real acoustic piano. The result is an unprecedented new level of realism.
The full compliment of Ivory II's new features is also present, such as Half Pedaling, Lid Position, Pedal Noise, and Tuning Tables to provide even greater detail and control. Additionally, features such as Timbre Shifting, Parametric EQ, and new Synth Layer controls offer powerful new sound sculpting capabilities for custom piano programming and sound design. Years in the making, every effort has been taken to assure that Ivory II Italian Grand is a true and worthy successor to the legacy established by our original Ivory products.
Ivory II Italian Grand is not only one of the most stunning Concert Grands you'll ever play, it is also one of the greatest values in software instruments.
Ivory II reviews
"Ivory II... sounds godlike." -STEPHEN FORTNER, KEYBOARD MAGAZINE
"Authentic-sounding sympathetic resonance has been the holy grail of digital- piano designers, and the folks at Synthogy have finally hit the mark..." -GEARY YELTON, ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
"Mix Certified Hit" -Ivory II selected by the editors of MIX MAGAZINE as one of the Top-20 hits of NAMM 2010.
2010 M.I.P.A. International Press Award Winner
-Best Software Instrument
Over 28 Gigabytes of world-class samples featuring a Premium 10 foot, Italian-made Concert Grand
Up to 18 discrete velocity layers with Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
Harmonic Resonance Modeling for the most realistic Sympathetic String Resonance possible
Synthogy's exclusive, powerful 32-bit sample playback and DSP engine, engineered specifically for recreating the acoustic piano
Sustain Resonance DSP for realistic damper pedal response
World-class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
Customizable User controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Lid Position, Tuning Tables, and more
Timbre Shifting, Parametric EQ and new Synth Layer controls for powerful sound sculpting capabilities
Expertly tuned and regulated pianos in world-class studios and concert halls
All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 18 dynamic levels
Incorporates exclusive Sample Interpolation Technology used for ultra smooth velocity and note transitions
Real Release samples, Soft Pedal samples, and Pedal Noise enhancements
Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
Dozens of user-adjustable presets
Ivory II's "unified interface" feature enables you to use just a single instance, and one interface, to play and control all of Ivory's pianos, no matter how many pianos you install. So whether you own one, any two, or all three products, Ivory II's intelligent browsing feature allows you to load any piano from one convenient interface.
Supports Audio Units, VST, and RTAS
Minimum hardware requirement:
2.0 GHz Dual Core PowerPC G5 or 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo or equivalent CPU
1.5 GB RAM
28 GB free hard drive space
Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM
DVD ROM drive for installation
iLok key (not included)
2.5GHz Dual Core PowerPC G5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
28GB free hard drive space
Any AU, RTAS, or VST 2.0 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Standalone application.
Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Any RTAS or VST 2.0 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Cantabile application.
Windows XP SP2 (32 bit), Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
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