Synthogy Announces Ivory

Jan 26, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Synthogy, an all-new audio software company dedicated to producing virtual instrument products with flexibility and realism, unveiled “Ivory,” its first virtual instrument product at Winter NAMM 2004. Ivory is available for AudioUnits, VST and RTAS for both PC and Mac OS X. The product will ship in the first quarter of 2004 and carries an MSRP of $349.

Custom-built by Synthogy and produced by pre-eminent piano sound designer Joe Ierardi, Ivory features more than 3,500 samples designed to faithfully re-create every nuance of the grand piano.

Ivory features Synthogy’s proprietary 32-bit sample playback and DSP engine, which was specifically built from the ground up to bring out the resonance, response and character of three of the world’s finest concert grands: the German Steinway D 9-foot Concert Grand, Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand and Yamaha C7 Grand. The product features more 20 Gigabytes of new samples, which were brought to life in the finest studios and concert halls. All 88 keys of each piano were individually sampled in up to eight dynamic levels, including the extended low octave on the Bösendorfer, providing the user with total control over the nuance of each note.

Ivory includes a host of features designed to ensure the integrity of the sound. Synthogy’s “Sympathetic String Resonance” digital signal processing provides realistic damper pedal response, and the package also includes release and soft pedal samples. Ivory features an array of high-quality digital effects, including ambience, chorus and EQ, along with fully customizable user controls for timbre, stereo width and perspective, velocity response, mechanical key noise, tuning and more. Each 32-bit sample features full sustain without looping, and Synthogy’s unique “sample interpolation” technology allows for ultrasmooth velocity and note transitions. Finally, each of the three pianos can be installed independently to save space on hard drives.

For more information, please reference Ilio's Website at

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