Galaxy Instruments has released Galaxy Vintage D, a virtual grand piano that is based on samples of Bauer Studios’ famous 1920 Steinway D, which has served for legendary recordings. This exceptional Steinway concert grand was built in 1920 in Hamburg in the German factory of Steinway & Sons. Over the last 90 years it has achieved a deep and intimate character and a beautiful singing tone.
Some of the best pianists have recorded legendary albums on this instrument, among them Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Carla Bley, Guillermo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Wolfgang Dauner, John Taylor and many others.
Richie Beirach called it ‘the best piano in the world’.
"Legends" like Neumann U47 and KM53 Mikrophones ,old Siemens Tube-Preamps or the Neve Console at the Bauer Studios were used to capture the individual warm sounding expression of this exceptinal instrument.
Galaxy Instruments has now released this legendary piano as a virtual instrument.
Galaxy Vintage D is the first product of the Galaxypianos product line, equipped with the new Kontakt 4 engine offering more features, better performance, lossless sample compression and an all new user interface, designed specially for Galaxy Pianos.
Facts & Features
Based on samples of Bauer Studios’ 1920 Steinway D, featured in legendary recordings
13 modeled velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range
Over 2000 samples in 24Bit (10GB/5GB with sample compression)
Chromatic and multiple velocity resonance and release samples
Multi-velocity pedal, damper, hammer and string noises
Real una corda samples
Powered by Kontakt Player 4 engine
New direct access user interface
Lossless sample compression for better disk streaming
True half pedaling when using a continuous sustain pedal
True repedaling and sostenuto
Adjustable pedal, hammer, damper and string noises
Pedal and damper noises dynamically playable with a continuous sustain pedal
Adjustable lid positiion
One-knob control of tone colour and dynamics
Intelligent EQ for warmth, punch and brilliance
Sympathetic string resonance with real overtones
Flexible and easy-to-use velocity editor
Convolution reverb with many different types of rooms, concert halls and ambience
Adjustable stereo width and position
Specially designed compressor for pop piano sounds
Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds