Over the years, Synthogy´s Ivory II pianos have been critically acclaimed for their incredible playability, expressiveness and realism, with Sound on Sound even proclaiming "frankly, they don´t come better than this."
Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of the fifth Ivory collection - Studio Grands, as well as an update of the Ivory engine to version 2.5 which, among several outstanding new features, means an iLok key is no longer required to authorise an Ivory piano.
The exceptional and versatile Ivory II Studio Grands features a Steinway B Grand Piano recorded at Power Station New England, Connecticut, and a Bösendorfer 225 Grand Piano, recorded in California´s Firehouse Recording Studios.
These two pianos are perfect for numerous styles of music, and, with an incredible up to 24 velocity levels, harmonic resonance modelling, multiple levels of soft pedal and release samples, plus many other features, this collection delivers one of the most expressive and realistic playing experiences possible in a virtual piano today.
The v2.5 update, which will apply to all Ivory II pianos, brings a host of new features including...
- Shimmer: a powerful new sound design feature
- New Half-Pedal Controls
- Assignable MIDI Controls
- High-Resolution MIDI Velocity Response
The update also supports PACE´s machine-based license authorization system as well as the traditional PACE iLok key. This means you have the option to authorize your iLok key, OR authorise your computer directly without the use of the iLok.
The v2.5 update is free for all existing registered Ivory II customers and is included across all Ivory pianos.
Find out more about this update and why these pianos and studios were chosen for Studio Grand in our blog interview with Synthogy's Joe Ierardi