Description : Steinberg The Grand 3 is a premium collection of virtual pianos, easily the preferred choice for every discerning musician and composer. The Grand 3... [+]
Description : Steinberg The Grand 3 is a premium collection of virtual pianos, easily the preferred choice for every discerning musician and composer. The Grand 3 features the authentic piano sound of three concert grand models: the Yamaha C7, the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial and the Steinway D — three grand pianos that have made themselves a name in the concert halls the world over. If that is not enough, the tone and touch of the classic Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand and the upright by Nordiska Pianofabriken are also included, providing a wealth of outstanding piano sounds particularly well-suited for playing styles such as classical, gospel, jazz and lounge music. With its intelligent sample architecture holding more sample layers than can be distinguished even by the most exacting professional, The Grand 3 has been crafted to convey the authentic sound and feel of not only one acoustic piano, but an anthology of legendary piano models. The Grand 3 by Steinberg delivers one of the finest sets of virtual pianos available today — more piano just wont fit into a box. Steinberg The Grand 3 Features: -Five remarkable virtual piano models in one VST instrument -Astoundingly authentic piano sound that comes courtesy of three of the worlds finest concert grand pianos -Intelligent sample architecture including incredibly authentic sustain pedal resonance, damper and hammer emulations plus adaptive velocity to suit your touch, style of play and keyboards response -Full-length sustain samples and no loops — with every key sampled individually at varying velocities -Extraordinary dynamic response to capture even the slightest dynamic nuances -Convolution reverb and algorithmic reverb for your acoustic space of choice The unparalleled tone of a Yamaha C7 Grand was recorded in its whole beauty and musical range. Its incredible sound, resulting from the tonal projection and long sustain, and response with super realistic playing behavior delivers the musical equivalent of perfection. This virtual piano is truly in a class of its own and conveys the expressiveness of the player. The wider register of the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand adds to the pianos timbre which has intricately been sampled to give the artist the required control when playing the softest pianissimo through crescendos to the reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo. This virtual piano model shines in every musical aspect, providing the exuberant sound quality and assertiveness of its corresponding real piano pendant. The enchanting depth of tone and ultra-responsive touch of the Steinway D grand piano is reflected in the Model D found in The Grand 3. Its warm and vibrantly rich sound and its overall performance simply make playing this virtual piano as enjoyable as possible. The Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand is one of the most favorable classic electric grand pianos around and comes with built-in effects, such as tremolo, phaser, flanger, chorus and many others. Here Steinberg has acquired the samples directly from the source: the content experts at Yamaha. The upright by Nordiska Pianofabriken definitely has personality of the right sort! And its characteristic tone has been captured in the virtual upright piano model, designed to get the job done when looking for that little extra edge to any song. It might be rock, blues, jazz, gospel or any other style that simply needs some attitude — when the tone requires a less grand sound this model is definitely the artists first choice. Unlike digital pianos and samplers, Steinberg The Grand 3 features an intelligent sample architecture that meticulously responds to the individual playing behavior of each user, delivering natural full-length sustain and decay for truly unique tonal character not powered merely by looped samples. Thisamazing technology also adds the distinctive pedal and hammer noises, key thumps as well as fully note-on, note-off and resonance samples to thoroughly recreate the sound of acoustic pianos as they are originally intended to be heard.