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Synthogy Have Announced Virtual Instrument: Ivory II-American Concert D

Sean W. Feb 20, 2012 0

Synthogy Have Announced Virtual Instrument

Synthogy have announced a new virtual instrument within the Ivory II family.  The new instrument is called Ivory II – American Concert D and according to Synthogy co-founder Joe Lerardi stated,  “this might be the best piano we’ve ever done.”

The sounds were modeled after a 1951 New York Steinway model D.   To capture expressiveness the piano’s sound, they group sampled up to 20 velocity layers and used their technology to make sure they blend in smoothly.   Other features found in the Ivory II line of synths are present here including parametric EQ, stereo width settings and pedal noise control.

Ivory II – American Concert D will sell for $200 and will run in a standalone mode or work within any DAW that can accept third party plugins.


  • New York Steinway D selected by Steinway & Sons for artist promotion and concert hall specification
  • The largest, most extensively sampled of all Ivory II pianos
  • The first of Synthogy’s pianos to feature up to 20 velocity levels, withSample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
  • Includes the Award-winning Ivory II piano engine
  • Harmonic Resonance Modeling for True Sympathetic String Resonance
  • Custom Soundboard Emulation DSP
  • Half-pedaling
  • Pedal Noise enhancements
  • Release samples triggered by velocity and duration
  • Timbre-shiftingParametric EQ and new Synth Layer controls for powerful sound sculpting capabilities
  • World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
  • Customizable User Controls for TimbreStereo Width and Perspective,Velocity ResponseMechanical Key NoiseLid Position and more
  • Tuning Tables
  • Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
  • Dozens of programs and effects presets