Sound Magic releases a hybrid modeling German vintage upright 12/08/11
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Sound Magic tell us that the sound of Lucky Bean Piano comes from a German vintage upright, with a mellow, resonant and superb sound. Here's their press release with all the details:
Expertly tuned by technicians, this vintage upright maintains an amazing quality of sound. Not sound like a grand piano, but It is a great piano for a modern pop, rock or jazz recording. You will find it sits well in your mix and also it will add special flavor that those grand pianos do not have to your music. During its over 70 years' life, some of the world's greatest pianists have recorded legendary albums on it including Duke Ellington, Van Kliburn, Chick Corea and many others.
The purpose of Artificial Intelligence Assistant Tool (A.I in short) is to free musicians from technicians' work and let us focus on our music, not continuous controller assignments or tweaking the velocity curves! A.I is a bridge which connects your musical feelings and ideas to the technical data. With A.I, musicians no longer need to be technicians. A.I will make achieving your ideal sound more... well, musical! NO NEED TO REMEMBER arcane terminologies, finicky operation steps or the intricate specs of your keyboard.
Our Industrial Best NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine offers you the best from both the sampling and modeling worlds! The Authentic Sound of Sampling combined with the Playability of a Modeling Piano makes for a piano experience that you have to try to believe!
The Revolutionary HD Velocity Layers is a system that extends the traditional 127 Velocity Layers to 65,536 Velocity Layers. This allows for the smoothest velocity transitions ever experienced and really brings that "live" feeling to all of your performances. Together with Piano Legato, they create a remarkable sound, amazing in it's realism!
Have you ever feel dull when you repeat the same note with the same velocity? On Lucky Bean Piano , which applies HD Velocity Layers, pianists will never have the chance to experience the dull for each notes you played will have a tiny nuance on sound thus there won't be any exactly same notes on Lucky Bean Piano.
There are over 10 different add-ons available for different situations and solving different problems. Features:
Gives the user control over every aspect of the piano including hammer actions, microphone positions, sympathetic resonances, dynamics and more.
HD Velocity Layer supports up to 65,536 Velocity Layers.
Multi-microphone positions enable users to mix between different microphone positions and create new sounds that easily fit into a mix.
Real Piano Legato can make the legato passages more realistic with sustaining tone.
Dynamic Response controls enable users to adjust the dynamics of the piano and change the keyboard response.
264-string Sympathetic Resonance System adds harmonies to both pedal up and pedal down notes.
Able to detect repeated notes and activate True Staccato Mode which reproduces staccato notes.
Built-in Reverb Engine simulates resonances with environment and soundboard, adding extra realism to the sound.
Actual modeling and soft pedal samples present the sound of three kinds of pedals.
Fast load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU usage
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