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Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos 1.7 Sample-Based Virtual Instrument

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Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos 1.7 software combines over 3,500 samples with a playback engine built from the ground up to bring out the resonance, resp...Click To Read More About This Product

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3 glorious grands in one multiplatform, sample-based virtual instrument.

Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos 1.7 software combines over 3,500 samples with a playback engine built from the ground up to bring out the resonance, response, and character of the world's finest concert grand pianos.

Ivory's superb piano samples were brought to life using no-compromise technology in the finest studios and concert halls. The sessions were produced by Joe lerardi, an accomplished pianist and award-winning sound designer and producer of piano modules for Kurzweil Music Systems. Ierardi's unique expertise covers every aspect of piano design, from tuning and regulation to recording, editing, programming, and engine design.

NOTE: This software requires a Pace iLok USB key ("dongle") which can hold over 500 cross-platform software authorizations — all manageable via iLok's website. You can authorize software programs, plug-ins, features, and modules — even those published by multiple developers — without the burden of multiple keys. iLok also allows you to easily transfer authorizations from one computer to another without violating a software publisher's license agreement. Purchased separately; see product number 241800.

Synthogy has officially released the first Universal Binary version of Ivory for Audio Units. This is for all users of Intel Based Macs and is also recommended for users with Mac PowerPC processors running OS 10.4 or greater. Included in this download and installation is the first release of the Ivory Standalone version for Mac.

Both the standalone version and the AU UB update plug-in are installed in the same package.

The update requires a previous installation of Ivory 1.5, and is available free to registered Ivory users. It can be downloaded from the Synthogy website at: http://www.synthogy.com/pages/download.html

  • Over 40GB of stunning new acoustic grand piano sampled instruments: German Steinway D 9' Concert Grand, Bösendorfer 290, Imperial Grand, Yamaha C7 Grand (each piano can be installed separately)
  • Synthogy's exclusive, powerful 32-bit sample playback and DSP engine, engineered specifically for recreating the acoustic piano
  • Sympathetic string resonance DSP for realistic damper pedal response
  • World-class digital FX including real ambience, chorus, and EQ
  • Customizable controls for timbre, stereo width and perspective, velocity response, mechanical key noise, tuning, and more
  • Expertly tuned and regulated pianos in world-class studios and concert halls
  • Exquisite stereo samples stored in 32 bits!
  • All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 10 dynamic levels (plus Bösendorfer extended low octave)
  • Incorporates sample interpolation technology used for ultrasmooth velocity and note transitions
  • Real release and soft pedal samples
  • Full-length sustain samples, no loops
  • Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
  • Dozens of user-adjustable presets
  • Produced and programmed by preeminent piano sound designer, Joe Ierardi
  • Requires iLok

Order today for superior piano sounds!

  • MAC: AU, RTAS, VST 2.0, Mac 0S 9.2 or greater, OSX 10.2 or greater, Minimum G4 450mHz with 1GB RAM
  • PC: RTAS, VST, Windows XP, Minimum 1.3 GHz P4 with 1GB RAM
  • Requires iLok

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Very Good!


from Aurora, CO

These pianos are awesome. I have protools running on my black macbook(2 GHZ, 2Gb) with a mbox 2, and Ivory and I still have 300 mbs of memory left over (It's not much but its better than 0). They sound really good when all voices are on. I first tried this with a usb 2.0 7200 rpm drive but I kept getting the slow drive message. So if your going to get this make sure you have firewire 400 or above(Firewire 800,SATA,etc.)


I'm very impressed

By Yoder

from Virginia

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I am very impressed with Ivory. Three different grand pianos, each with different presets for slight variation, effects, velocity customization, etc... I use it as a vst in Sonar, and it works like a charm. Yes it uses a some ram, but if your buying products like this you can afford another gig of ram, if that ever is a problem. I was a little skeptical of synth pianos, but now I'm sold....


Truly Amazing Product!

By trenashville

from Nashville, TN

I was blown away with Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos! The "true to life" realistic sounds and feel of these beautifully sampled pianos are superb. The editing parameters are very well thought out, easy to use, and highly effective in adjusting each distinct piano to my taste and playing style. Each piano sounds awesome and the synth pads were a pleasant surprise. This is the best value purchase I've made in a long time. I'm in piano heaven!


More than meets the eye...

By anonymous_vkfan

from Plymouth, MN

I took piano lessons off and on as a child. I was inspired to pick it up again sometime around when Ben Folds went solo. I was searching for an authentic grand piano package. I did research on the most popular packages available. Most people tend to agree that Ivory is a notch above the competition (The Grand from Steinberg and Akoustic Pianos from Native Instruments). I listened to online demos and had the same opinion. Now that I've purchased and used this instrument, I can say with confidence that I made the right decision.Three pianos are included. They range from mellow (Bosendorfer) to bright (Yamaha), with the Steinway somewhere in between. Aside from the authenticity of the piano sounds, each piano can be customized. The timbre, ambience and dynamic sensitivity can altered, which can drastically change the tone without sacrificing the realism of the instrument.This is a pretty expensive instrument from a computer resource perspective. In addition to 40 GB of samples on 10 DVD's, you'll need a lot of memory for the advanced features. I have 2 GB of RAM, which is enough to run Ivory by itself, but not necessarily enough to run it simultaneously with other applications and effects packages. I'm thinking of upgrading to 3 or 4 GB in the near future.All in all, I don't know how anyone could be disappointed with this. A couple of years ago, I used to dream of owning a baby grand piano. Pair this software with a decent hammer action keyboard, and there's no longer a need for that.


Best non-acoustic piano I've heard!!!

By studiogorilla

from Music City, USA

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I am a recording engineer in Nashville and have a 1902 Steinway in the studio I manage, and I'm thinking seriously of ditching the piano and going to this product. I've had four full-time studio keyboardists come through here in the past 2 years that use Ivory, and not only does it sound great, they all swear it's the closest thing out there to playing a real piano.



By Kelly James

from Weslaco, TX

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First off it will not work on vista. Nice sound, somewhat "cotten like". The "proper" trend in piano voicing currently leans toward soft hammers. I beg to differ. Very stressing on the computer. Somewhat overblown in my opinion. As if they want to go down in history as the biggest piano program of all time. But does not work on Vista and will not anytime soon according to tech support. So I own it but I can't use it. I had it 4 days then I got vista.Also I feel their graphics are poor.

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