Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Grand Rhapsody piano, an addition to its expanding line of virtual instruments. They tell us that Grand Rhapsody was sampled from the Fazioli F228 grand piano housed at London's Metropolis Studios – the very piano played on GRAMMY-winning hits such as Adele's "Hello." Here's more details in Waves' own words...
Like a sleek Italian sports car, the Fazioli F228 model was engineered from the finest Italian parts and craftsmanship, taking its wood from the same red spruce forest where Antonio Stradivari cultivated his rare and celebrated violins. The deep bass, rich resonance and crystal clear tonal qualities produced by the wood have made the Fazioli a highly coveted instrument for the most discerning ears in music.
Recorded at Metropolis with eight different pairs of state-of-the-art microphones (B&K 4007, Shure SM57, Neumann U87, Royer R121, SE RN17, Coles 4038, Neumann KM84 and AKG C451) and using the highest-quality preamps and converters, Waves' Grand Rhapsody virtual piano delivers the same majestic sound as the original piano, with added features that only a plugin can provide.
From pop/rock songwriting to electronic production to intimate jazz and classical piano, the Waves Grand Rhapsody offers a wide range of tonality for musicians and producers. You can blend up to three mic pairs of your choice and choose their position; control how much of the pedal, key up and sympathetic resonance you mix into the overall sound; and apply Waves' award-winning effects including EQ, compressor, limiter, delay, and reverb based on Waves' state-of-the-art H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb.
The Waves Grand Rhapsody plugin can be used as a plugin in your DAW, or as a standalone instrument. Whether you prefer to load one of the expertly programmed presets or create your own sounds from scratch, Grand Rhapsody furnishes you with all the warmth and richness you'd expect from one of the most luxurious pianos in the world – plus a little extra, from Waves.
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