SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 Now Available

Virtual instrument creator SONiVOX has released Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0, the latest version of their flagship virtual piano instrument. New features in Version 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, enhanced EQ and effects, plus current 64-bit VST and AU support.

Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 features a recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano. Faithful to the original piano, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 captures each note of the instrument at 16 velocity levels for dynamic accuracy.

SoniVox_EightyEight_Ensemble_MainEighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 also includes dozens of ensemble presets that provide the live performer with a broad arsenal of sounds. Ensemble layers offer a string, synth or vocal pad. Ensemble splits add a bass, and/or a solo instrument such as flute, that plays above or below the piano. The new integrated Patch Browser stores and sorts patches by Class, Genre, and Character attributes.

Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 also offers users a range of customization options. Four-band EQ for refining the timbre of each sound, an improved limiter for enhanced dynamic control, and a new robust reverb section with high-frequency damping and room size parameters. In addition, the piano can be instantly transposed into any key.

In addition to RTAS compatibility, SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 now supports 32- or 64-bit AU and VST formats.

Pricing and availability
SoniVox Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 is currently available via the SoniVox website and sells for $149.99 (USD). Current Eighty Eight Ensemble owners can upgrade online for a special discounted price.

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