Over the years, I've grown used to reviewing virtual instruments with annoying bugs, flaws and omissions. Naturalism being the name of the game, the samples are unlooped. All nine played guitar with The Who. From the player's point of view, the low latency adds to the piano's realism; you can almost 'feel' the notes under your fingertips. Digital reverb at your service A built-in digital reverb can be shared by all input channels. The instrument's positive, well-defined attack enables precision of touch, yet its timbre still has plenty of warmth; this is a virtual piano you can play sensitively and lyrically, and its dynamic and inter-note transitions are silky-smooth. Synthogy capture one of legendary pianist Glenn Gould's favourite instruments.
Ease of operation Analog-like mixing interface enables you to bring your sonic imagery into reality. Soloing and muting The Solo switch turns the Solo function on and off. Turn this switch on, if you want to listen to certain channels without changing the mix contents or signal path. Some have opined that different makes of piano are particularly suited to certain music genres, and I'd certainly agree that Yamaha grands work well for pop. Use the high pass filter to cut off frequencies below 80 Hz. In fact, they are more similar than you might expect, partly due to them having been recorded in the same hall by the same producer.
Stereo Input channels feature a Balance control which determines the volume balance between the left and right stereo channels. If you're thinking of buying a virtual piano, you should seriously consider American Concert D, because, frankly, they don't come any better than this. The Mid band is semi-parametric to offer you a more detailed control over the sound. A more recent refinement designed by George Taylor is Sympathetic String Resonance, which apes real-life string behaviour by discreetly adding multiple overtones to held notes when a harmonically related new note is struck. The 'Program' window contains the piano's most important controls, including global release time, pedal and key noise settings, stereo width and left-right flip, timbre a subtle low-pass filter , dynamic range and sustain-pedal parameters. With this controller, you can adjust the amount of after-ring on pedalled notes to anything from a short decay to a conventional full-length sustain.
For monitoring purposes you can connect three monitoring speakers each stereo to the mixer. While anxious to avoid racial stereotyping, the German model exhibits a more Wagnerian, Sturm und Drang, Götterdämmerung, Donner und Blitzen clang in its loud bass notes, and the sharper tone it manifests at loud dynamics would give it the edge in a rock setting. Ivory Pianos is the brainchild of Joe Ierardi, who cut his teeth designing hardware synths and digital pianos for Kurzweil in the 1980s, before setting up his own company, Synthogy, in 2002. By this you can either mix the analogue signals coming from the physical inputs or the digital signals coming from the computer. High-quality sound Based on the examination of existing head amp circuits, a new head amp circuit has been developed that provides higher quality and superior musical characteristics. Personally, I don't feel it's a big deal, but its presence should satisfy those who feel it's an essential performance aid.
Notes ring on to their full extent, some lasting 100 seconds or more. The mixer can handle up to 12 channel inputs mixing them to stereo outputs. I don't suppose I'll ever be able to afford to buy a real Steinway piano, but if I did, I'd be happy if it sounded like this one. One input supports Hi-Z input for direct connection of an electric guitar or bass. After much restoration work on the piano by technician Michel Pedneau, the samples were performed in the Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall in Quebec also the recording location for the original Ivory German Steinway by Synthogy's Joe Ierardi and recorded by engineer Mark Donahue of Soundmirror.
All these titles contain a Steinway Model D along with other makes of piano. Use the Morph control to select from the different compressor settings or morphed settings between them and the Drive control to determine the amount of compression. With the Phase switch you can invert the phase of the channel's signal. Select an answer from the following: 1. This subtle enhancement is only clearly audible in an exposed solo setting, so you can deactivate it with little detrimental musical effect. Boasting 20 velocity layers, the sampled version sounds fabulous, plays like a dream and works well for every style of music, with the possible exception of Hard House and Black Metal.
Input channel 4 supports Hi-Z input for direct connection of an electric guitar or bass. The hardware requirements of this powerful instrument are surprisingly light. Transport controls, track select controls, controls to engage the recording status, and others. Prior to releasing this collection, Synthogy added the 'Italian Grand' Fazioli piano and an Upright Pianos set including honky-tonk and tack pianos to their product line. The Pad switch turns each channel pad on and off. It's said that no two Steinways are alike, and the fact that these two pianos were manufactured thousands of miles apart might suggest their tone would be radically different.
The Yamaha n8 is a digital mixing console with an analog-like mixing interface that boasts ease of operation for professional-quality recording and mix-down. The Yamaha n8 Digital Mixing Studio is a mixing console with an analog-like mixing interface that boasts ease of operation for professional-quality recording and mixdown. Your sound can be at pro level instantly with an easy operation. For example, you can record the n8 input signals to Cubase as is, or mix Cubase audio tracks on the n8. For example, rotate the Balance control all the way to right to output only the even right channel signals. Control Room monitoring function The n8 features a monitoring function dedicated to the control room Control Room Monitor function.
I liked the American piano's evenness of touch across its seven-octave range. Although the product is eight years old an eternity in the sample world , the specs of Sampletekk's Black Grand 11. Use the On switch to turn each channel on and off muting. The 'hardness' parameter determines the instrument's response to changes in key velocity, depicted in the blue Velocity Map graph: a zero setting produces a linear velocity-to-level response as shown , and positive settings produce a quickly-rising slope making the piano more sensitive to quiet notes than to louder ones , while negative settings have the opposite effect ie. Sadly, inspired though these guesses may be, they are completely wrong: the correct answer is that every one of these musicians enthusiastically endorses Ivory sampled pianos. A further word about Ivory's stand-alone mode: The stand-alone player application has two versions: Ivory Standalone for Mac and Ivory Cantabile for Windows , both included with the library.
In a marketplace positively bristling with virtual pianos, meaningful cost evaluations can only be made by comparing like with like, so let's take a look at other sampled as opposed to modelled Steinway D grand pianos currently on sale as single instruments. . They are all avid supporters of Accrington Stanley Football Club. When it is turned on, the input signal is attenuated by 26 dB. Excited by the limitless memory of software samplers, Ierardi contacted former Kurzweil colleague and software designer George Taylor to explain his ideas for a new virtual piano.