IVORY II Upright Pianos (Mac & PC), w/Ivory Piano engine,Synthogy
For years, Ivory users have been clamoring for Synthogy to release an
upright piano collection. Well that time has come! Synthogy Ivory
Upright Pianos presents the unique, intimate sound of upright pianos
using Synthogy's groundbreaking technology and piano-building expertise.
This all new collection of Vertical Pianos consists of four complete
instruments. Each piano was carefully chosen, and the vintage
instruments selected after an exhaustive search among hundreds of
vintage uprights. Each of these authentic pianos was recorded with
Synthogy's usual meticulous attention to detail to capture the unique
personalities of these instruments.
Ivory Upright Pianos includes the following instruments:
A brand new Yamaha � U5 upright
Yamaha uprights are widely regarded as the best uprights built today.
The model U5 is the top of their upright line. Expertly tuned and
regulated, it is a great piano for a modern pop, rock or jazz
recording. Many musicians and producers love the way this upright sits
in a mix and adds personality to the music.
1914 A.M. Hume upright
This big, American-made upright is from the "golden age" of piano
building. Hume pianos are highly regarded by knowledgeable piano
technicians for their excellent build quality and resonant sound. This
particular instrument was chosen for its tremendous tone and its
all-original parts, which were carefully maintained over the years.
This classic vintage American upright is versatile enough to carry
virtually any style of music.
Honky Tonk, Barroom Upright
1915 Packard upright
Another big, old American upright with all original parts, though this
instrument has enjoyed a more "colorful" life than the Hume. This
particular piano comes by its barroom sound authentically, having been
the house piano at the famous Cheers bar in Boston for many years.
Custom detuned in the genuine "honky tonk" style, this beauty has loads
of smoky, scotch-and-soda character.
A genuine, early 1900's, upright with real tacks in the hammers
Like the Barroom Upright, this piano is the real deal, not a synth
emulation. Custom prepared for our recording session with metal tacks
inserted into the hammer felts, and "not perfectly" tuned, this
instrument is a turn of the century classic. The Tack Piano is an
authentic sound that continues to be used in everything from
traditional period and roots music, to classic pop and modern
Like all Synthogy products, Ivory Upright Pianos comes complete with
the award-winning Ivory piano engine. All of the same great features
of Ivory's engine are included. In addition there are new features
such as custom upright soundboard DSP, and a selectable "creaks and
clunks" layer, to provide an even more authentic upright playing
Ivory Upright Pianos is a full fledged, free standing Virtual
Instrument, which can run on its own as a plug-in or standalone. Or,
if you are an existing Ivory user, Ivory Upright Pianos will install
directly into your existing Ivory library, giving you access to all of
Ivory's pianos and features from one great interface.
Highlights of Ivory Upright Pianos:
- 4 hand selected Upright Pianos including:
- Yamaha U5 Modern Upright
- 1914 A.M. Hume Vintage Upright
- Honky Tonk, Barroom Upright
- Real Tack Piano
- Comes with the world-renowned Ivory piano engine
- More than 50 GB Core Library
- Over 5000 Samples
- Up to 10 Velocity Layers
- Custom Upright Soundboard Emulation DSP
- Separate, selectable "creaks and clunks" layer, for added funk
- Release samples triggered by velocity and duration
- Full EQ and Effects section
- All of Ivory's Piano Specific features and controls
- Dozens of new programs and effects presets
- Ivory's "unified interface" feature enables you to use just a
single instance, and one interface, to play and control all of Ivory's
pianos, no matter how many pianos you install. So whether you own one,
any two, or all three products, Ivory's intelligent browsing feature
allows you to load any piano from one convenient interface