Sound Magic Releases Cinema Grand

US Two piano collection for working composers in film, TV, and video gaming      26/02/20

Sound Magic has announced availability of Cinema Grand its latest hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32 --/64 bit, VST 32 --/64 bit) and Windows (VST 32 --/64 bit) They say that it features two great sounding grands that meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television, and video game industries. Here's the details in their own words...

Cinema Grand featuring 2  pianos  that  have a  charming  mellow  sound,  with  a  smooth  dynamic transition  from  ppp  to  ff.  Powered  by  the  latest  Hybrid  Modelling  technology,  Cinema  Grand offers you the best from both sampling and modelling worlds. The Authentic Sound of Sampling combined with the Playability of a Modelled Piano.

The  dynamic  of  a  piano is the  most decisive aspects  of  its  sound  quality.  Around  10  years  ago, Sound  Magic had  already applied  a True  Piano  Dynamic System which  can  represent  piano dynamic in the most efficient way. And in years, Sound Magic keeps improving the performance. A True Piano Dynamic means the piano will have different dynamics from low notes to high notes; usually,  high  notes  will  have  more  dynamic  range.  Now, Sound  Magic’s True  Piano Dynamic System enables  every  note  to  have  its  unique  dynamic  range,  and  it  can  be  fully  controlled  by knobs.

Cinema  Grand is  powered  by  Hybrid  Modeling  technology  and  HD  Velocity  Layer  technology (support up to 65,536 velocity layers) providing a natural boost to expressive power that can be felt with every strike of the keys. Along with the new Neo Piano engine, which achieves 400 times more  variations  than  a  traditional  sample  engine,  every  note  played  is  unique,  creates  vivid sound  representation,  and  strikes  a  rich,  accurate  tone  even  with  small  movement.  In  essence, it’s an instrument with a musical soul instead of a machine feel.

Resonances play an important role in a piano’s sound. It adds extra beauty to the overall sound. Reality dictates that every grand piano’s sizeable soundboard reflects sound that resonates in conjunction with the wooden body of the instrument itself. Indeed, it is this continuous process that  makes  every  note  played  sound  so  unique.Ultimately,  in  order  to  simulate  this  behavior, Sound  Magic  captured  multi-angled  IRs  (Impulse  Responses)  from  the  soundboard,  and  then used  modelling  technology  to convert  those  IRs  into Multi-Dimensional  Resonancealgorithms. The result? An amazingly true-to-life concert hall sound readily available at anyone’s fingertips!

Sympathetic  Resonance happens  when  Harmonics  are  heard  in  keys  related  to  keys  that  are struck. It is an interaction between different strings and adds extra color to every note’s sound. It makes  them  sound  unique  so  that  the  audience  can  enjoy  listening.Sustain  Resonance and String  Resonance  can  be  heard  when  sustain  pedals  are  pressed.  Although they  are  subtle sometimes,as  a  part  of  Piano  resonance, Cinema  Grand has  the  ability  to  represent  different resonances in the right way, and provide controls on their amount and behavior.


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Introductory offer: $99 until May 24th, 2020.

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