Batzdorf describes the instrument as "stunning" and highlights its clarity and power, citing its brilliance of tone without being brittle or strident. He also notes that Ivory 3 German D sounds "stunningly live", as if a real piano is in the room. He further highlights the role the new RGB (Real-Time Gradient Blending) engine plays. "It's not just for flash", he says. "Everything comes together with the recordings to make this a very satisfying instrument to play"
Batzdorf also found the power and flexibility of Ivory 3's sound sculpting capabilities to be formidable as well as easy to use. He writes: "It’s very quick to change the sound to make it either more or less round, impactful, bright and punchy (like an Elton John sound) – anything.”
Paying the ultimate compliment, he goes on to compare Ivory 3's realism to the experience of an actual acoustic grand piano, saying: "Close up, pianos sound like a symphony as sustained notes interact while they’re ringing. And in fact you can hear a lot of the “notes beating against each other” sound in Ivory 3."
He concludes by saying that Ivory 3 German D is now the go-to piano instrument in all of his DAW templates, calling it "remarkable instrument’’.