The Award-winning features and technology that have made Ivory II the choice of industry professionals and reviewers all over the world comes to Ivory II Upright Pianos. This classic collection of 4 Vertical Pianos now enjoys the full benefits of the powerful Ivory II piano DSP engine, with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vi... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Award-winning features and technology that have made Ivory II the choice of industry professionals and reviewers all over the world comes to Ivory II Upright Pianos. This classic collection of 4 Vertical Pianos now enjoys the full benefits of the powerful Ivory II piano DSP engine, with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vibration. With each of the 4 Upright Pianos boasting more velocity layers, pedal noise enhancements, half-pedaling, and more, Ivory II Uprights offers a more intimate and authentic playing and listening experience than ever before.
In addition to the new Ivory II features, the heart of this collection is the 4 superb Upright Pianos. Each piano was carefully chosen, and the classic instruments selected after an exhaustive search among hundreds of vintage uprights. Each of these authentic pianos is brimming with character and recorded with Synthogy's renowned and meticulous attention to detail to capture the unique personalities of these instruments.
Ivory II Upright Pianos includes the following instruments:
Modern Upright - A brand new Yamaha U5 upright
Yamaha uprights are widely regarded as the best uprights built today. The model U5 is the top of their upright line. Expertly tuned and regulated, it is a great piano for a modern pop, rock or jazz recording. Many musicians and producers love the way this upright sits in a mix and adds personality to the music.
Vintage Upright - 1914 A.M. Hume upright
A big, American-made upright from the "golden age" of piano building, Hume pianos are highly regarded by knowledgeable piano technicians for their excellent build quality and resonant sound. This particular instrument was chosen for its tremendous tone and its all-original parts, which were carefully maintained over the years. This classic vintage American upright is perfect for blues, rock, vintage jazz or roots music, and yet versatile enough for virtually any style of music. Outstanding as a solo instrument or in the mix.
Honky Tonk, Barroom Upright - 1915 Packard upright
Another big, old American upright with all original parts, though this instrument has enjoyed a more "colorful" life than the Hume. This particular piano comes by its barroom sound authentically, having been the house piano at the famous Cheers bar in Boston for many years. Custom detuned in the genuine "honky tonk" style, this beauty has loads of smoky, scotch-and-soda character.
A genuine, early 1900's, upright with real tacks in the hammers Like the Barroom Upright, this piano is the real deal, not a synthetic emulation. Custom prepared for our recording session with metal tacks inserted into the hammer felts, and "not perfectly" tuned, this instrument is a turn of the century classic. The Tack Piano is an authentic sound that continues to be used in everything from traditional period and roots music, to classic pop and modern experimental rock.
Ivory II Upright Pianos comes complete with the award-winning Ivory II piano engine, with all of the same great features included. There are also additional features such as custom upright soundboard DSP, and a selectable "creaks and clunks" layer, to provide an even more authentic upright playing experience.
Ivory II Upright Pianos is a full fledged, free standing Virtual Instrument, which can run as a plug-in or standalone. Or, if you are an existing Ivory II user, Ivory II Upright Pianos will install directly into your existing Ivory II library, giving you access to all of Ivory II's pianos and features from one great interface.
Includes the Award-winning Ivory II piano engine
More than 84GB Core Library
Up to 16 Velocity Layers
Harmonic Resonance Modeling for True Sympathetic String Resonance
Custom Upright Soundboard Emulation DSP
Separate, selectable "creaks and clunks" layer, for added character
Pedal Noise Enhancements
Synthogy' exclusive, powerful 32 bit Sample Playback and DSP engine
Release samples triggered by velocity and duration
Timbre-shifting, Parametric EQ and new Synth Layer controls
All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 16 dynamic levels
Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
Customizable User Controls for Timbre, Stereo Width, Velocity Response, and more
Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
Dozens of new programs and effects presets
2.0 GHz Dual Core PowerPC G5 or 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU
1.5 GB RAM
22 GB free hard drive space
Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM
2.5 GHz Dual Core PowerPC G5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
2 GB RAM
77 GB free hard drive space
Any AU, AAX, RTAS, or VST 2.0 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Standalone application.
Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), or 10.9 (Mavericks)
Download-only products require Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer
Any AAX, 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), Windows 8
Download-only products require Vista or newer
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Comments about Synthogy Ivory II Upright Pianos Software Download:
I had this library on my wish list for a while and finally decided to go for it. Very glad I did. I'd been looking for an upright piano library and I already have some other Ivory II products. This rounds off the collection very nicely. Some other upright piano libraries I own are either lacking in character or too boutique sounding. They have their place, but in a limited way. Ivory II Upright Pianos offers 3 different pianos, each with their own sound and character, giving you options all in one package. The "Creaks and Clunk" noises add to the character of the library, but keep the volume low or it becomes distracting.
The samples are clean and even though it's expertly tuned, you can create your own custom tuning table and change it from a pristine instrument into that rickety old church piano that sounds like it hasn't been tuned for 15 years! The only gripes are that the tuning tables are edited in Text files instead of directly in the instrument's GUI. Because of that, you can't hear your tuning changes in real time. Not a problem if you already know what the number values are supposed to be for the tuning table you want to create, but it would be nice to have it integrated in the instrument instead of a text file (perhaps we'll see that in a future update). The other gripe has nothing to do with the product, but the delivery system from Guitar Center in that I had to wait a day just to get my product download when typically get my download link from developers within minutes. The wait was a little unnerving but it all worked out.
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