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Ivory American Concert D
Vintage 1951 Steinway Concert D, the choice of great concert artists, brought to your fingertips through the power of the Ivory II engine.
 
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In the rarified world of great concert artists, there are precious few instruments that leave a lasting impression upon the masters who played them. Ivory II American Concert D is one of those instruments.

This vintage 1951 New York Steinway D (CD 121) was chosen by the Steinway & Sons concert department for Steinway artist promotion. Throughout the years, the instrument has been lauded by some of the world’s greatest concert artists. Indeed, the plate of the piano is signed by Glenn Gould, Rudolf Serkin, and many others, as a testament to high praise by the world’s great masters.

Put your hands on it, and it’s not hard to see why. The instrument has an exceptionally clear and transparent sound, yet with a singing tone and mature beauty and resonance that can only be found on a concert instrument in this class. The recording took place in the Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall at Le Domaine Forget in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, the same hall where Ivory's acclaimed German Steinway was recorded. Reunited were master concert technician Michel Pedneau, performer/producer Joe Ierardi, and recording engineer, Mark Donahue of Soundmirror to capture every detail of this amazing instrument.

With a 49GB library, Ivory II American Concert D is the largest single piano in the Ivory family. This American Steinway possesses a naturally long sustain, which is captured in its entirety to the final decay, some of the notes ringing longer than two minutes. Also included are up to 20 velocity levels, with more soft pedal samples, and more release samples to capture more detail than any Ivory instrument before.

Ivory II American Concert D is powered by the award-winning Ivory II engine, and contains the full compliment of Ivory II’s features, foremost being our acclaimed Harmonic Resonance Modeling for the realization of true Sympathetic String Resonance. Custom designed by Synthogy DSP guru, George Taylor, this technology does not rely upon triggering additional samples or use ordinary sine waves. 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 resonate in a real acoustic piano. Together with the new American Concert D samples, the results are simply stunning, the culmination of Synthogy’s most powerful technology, with our most advanced sampling techniques.

Ivory II American Concert D is a free-standing virtual instrument. No previous version of Ivory is required. Of course existing Ivory II owners will find that it installs quite readily into their current library. But whether this is your first introduction to Ivory II, or you are a long time Ivory owner, Ivory II American Concert D is a remarkable, must-have, instrument.


Suggested retail price: $199

 

 

 


 

  Highlights of Ivory II American Concert D:
  • 1951 New York Steinway D selected by Steinway & Sons for artist promotion

  • Includes the Award-winning Ivory II piano engine

  • 49GB Core Library

  • Up to 20 Velocity Layers

  • Harmonic Resonance Modeling for True Sympathetic String Resonance

  • Custom Soundboard Emulation DSP

  • Half-pedaling

  • Pedal Noise Enhancements

  • Release samples triggered by velocity and duration

  • Una Corda (soft pedal) samples at multiple velocities

  • Native 64 Bit Support

  • Timbre Shifting, Parametric EQ and Synth Layer controls for powerful sound sculpting capabilities

  • Incorporates exclusive Sample Interpolation Technology used for ultrasmooth
    velocity and note transitions

  • 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
    and more

  • Tuning Tables

  • Dozens of new programs and effects 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, two, or all four products, Ivory's intelligent browsing feature allows you to load any piano from
    one convenient interface

 

"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

system requirements

Hardware

Minimum Hardware
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 49 GB (46 GiB) free hard drive space (Ivory II American Concert D)†
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM or SSD, connected via 1394c, SATA, or faster
  • DVD ROM drive for installation
  • iLok key (not included)
Recommended Hardware
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 49 GB (46 GiB) free hard drive space (Ivory II American Concert D)†
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM
  • DVD ROM drive for installation
  • iLok key (not included)
† 1 GiB = 1,073,741,824 (230) bytes; 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 (109) bytes

Macintosh
  • Any AU, RTAS, or VST 2.0 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Standalone application.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), or 10.9 (Mavericks)
Windows
  • 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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