Sound Magic has announced availability of Neo Piano Chapters: Blüthner, its latest hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit). They tell us that it aims at providing the highest quality piano sound at an affordable price. Here's the details direct from the company...
Neo Piano Chapters: Blüthner is a Blüthner Model One 9 Feet Grand Piano in excellent condition. Model one is the master piece of Blüthner, which represents the knowledge acquired over the past 150 years of piano making. This one remains extreme expressive when you play soft that are rarely heard on other pianos.
Neo Piano Chapters: Blüthner is powered by Hybrid Modeling technology and HD Velocity Layer 3 with HDR (High Dynamic Range) 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. What is more, in this new version we allow you to experience this in a system which only supports 127 velocity layers by applying HDR. This makes this technology can be used without any cost upgrading your MIDI system.
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 Resonance algorithms. The result? An amazingly true-to-life concert hall sound readily available at anyone's fingertips!
Pricing and Availability:
Introductory price: $49 until November 20th, 2021 (MSRP: $99)
With new looping firmware for Cosmos
Samplab, Techmoan, Soundiron Piano, Reeses Puffs
Twice as much synth, 2 octaves more
73 Keys, Dual Hydrasynth engine