Synthogy has released the Italian Grand Expansion Pack for Ivory, featuring a magnificent Italian 10 foot concert grand. The all-new sample set installs directly into Ivory, adding over 2,000 samples or 19 GB to Ivory’s award-winning repertoire of pianos.
Expertly regulated and recorded at the famed SUNY Purchase concert hall in New York using Class-A equipment, this rare concert grand is well known for its dynamics, expressiveness and full-bodied character. Twelve velocity layers are included in this expansion pack, as well as soft pedal samples (una corda) and release samples at multiple time and velocity levels. This wealth of detail allows for a realistic and gratifying musical experience at the highest possible level.
Synthogy co-founder and project producer Joe Ierardi remarks, “The Italian Grand is a rare instrument in a class of its own and was a pleasure to record for Ivory. The remarkable craftsmanship that went into this piano makes it a truly marvelous instrument to play, with a sound and a voice that is completely unique. It brings yet another new dimension to Ivory, and further realizes our goal of recreating the world’s greatest pianos. We’re thrilled to be able to offer the Italian Grand to so many of our customers who have requested it.”
The Italian Grand Expansion Pack is offered as a separate add-on volume that requires the installation of Ivory 1.5, providing a new set of programs and key-sets that will appear within the Ivory user interface. It ships on DVD in the formats AU, VST (Mac/PC) and RTAS (Mac/PC) and retails for $139.
More information is available at the Synthogy site.