Major Update Offers Requested Features, Improved Libraries, New Technologies
BOSTON, MA, January 13, 2010—Synthogy has announced that it will introduce its next generation of Ivory piano products
in 2010. Dubbed Ivory II,
the powerful new custom engine for Synthogy’s line of virtual pianos
will provide exciting new features, an all-new GUI, and further
expanded piano sample sets to provide performers with more expressive
detail than ever.
A host of new piano-related features have been added to the
engine. Principle among these is Sympathetic String Resonance, a sought
after but elusive characteristic of real pianos that Synthogy
approaches in a completely new and unique way to realize the true
complexities and subtleties of sympathetic string excitation.
also addresses Synthogy’s most frequent customer requests with features
like Half Pedaling, Lid Position, Pedal Noise, and Tuning Tables to
deliver the most detail and control available in a virtual piano.
features like Timbre Shifting, Parametric EQ, and new Synth Layer
control offer powerful new sound sculpting capabilities for custom
piano programming and sound design.
At the heart of
are Ivory's legendary pianos. Each Ivory piano, in every Ivory
product, has been further refined and developed to include more
velocity levels (up to 18 per piano), more soft pedal samples, more
release samples, with greater fidelity and refinement than ever before,
to surpass Ivory's already unmatched playability.
represents the most significant design enhancement to Ivory's custom
piano engine since its introduction,” remarks Synthogy co-founder Joe
Ierardi. “Thanks to improvements in computer technologies and drive
capacities, we can finally put all of our innovations to work to give
our customers a better-than-ever playing experience. After years in the
making, we believe that
is a worthy successor to the legacy established by our original Ivory
product, which set the course for all other virtual pianos to follow.”
Synthogy’s current products include
Ivory-Grand Pianos ($349), which features a Yamaha C7, Bösendorfer Imperial, and Steinway Model D grand piano,
Ivory–Italian Grand ($169), and their most recent release
($299), which includes four vertical instruments spanning a wide range
of sonic characteristics. All Ivory products operate as stand-alone or
as plug-ins within AU, VST (Mac/PC), and RTAS (Mac/PC) hosts. The Ivory
II upgrade will be offered on all three of Synthogy’s existing products
in the spring of 2010. Upgrades for existing customers will be offered,
with details to be announced at a later date.
Ivory–Grand Pianos, Ivory–Italian Grand,
and Ivory–Upright Pianos
are distributed in North America by ILIO, carrying the highest
quality virtual instruments, sample libraries, and creative tools for