Sound Magic says that their Ruby Grand provides musicians with the famous Yamaha C7 sound that has appeared on some of the most famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the world. Here's the story in their own words...
Sound Magic have successfully captured the mellow sustain, beautiful tones, and unique timbre quality originally crafted into the ivory keys through Neo Piano Hybrid Modelling Engine. Find the right sound for pop, jazz or swing thanks to the restored sound of this one-of-a-kind piano.
The Ruby Grand is designed with a custom-built Neo Piano Hybrid DFD/RAM system and optimized carefully to each piano. A unique experience that allows you to enjoy authentic sample sounds with the playability of a modelled piano, allowing you to experience the piano like never before.
A major breakthrough in Neo Piano is the resonance engine. Every Grand Piano has a very large soundboard which reflects sound that resonates along with the piano's wood body--this is a continuous process and makes every note sound unique. In order to simulate this behavior, Sound Magic captured multi angle IRs from the soundboard, then use modeling technology to convert those IRs into Resonance Engine Algorithms. The result is a concert hall sound reproduction full of life.This is enhanced even further with absolute control over 40 unique piano aspects. Users will have the ability to lift the lid, alter the dampers, change the velocity response, apply a 'style' or resonance, adjust the player/audience perspective, and so much more.
Pricing and Availability: Ruby Grand costs €149/$169/£105.