Steinway & Sons Model D-274
The D-274 is the flagship model of world-renowned piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons. With a length of 274 cm (almost 9 ft.) and a weight of almost 500 kg (1,100 lb.), the Steinway D-274 continues to play a significant role in the global music industry. An estimated 90% of all concert grands on the world's stages are Steinway D-274 models, delighting its players and audiences alike. Especially when competing with orchestras, the D-274 impresses with its tremendous assertive sonic volume and power — which is not surprising considering its soundboard of almost two square meters (21.5 sq.ft.)!
- Over 4,000 samples per key for maximum authenticity, liveliness, and feel.
- Recorded in the natural ambience of one of the best recording halls in the world, Synchron Stage Vienna
- Hyper-realistic playing feel
- Multiple microphone positions — for a multitude of timbral variations
- Intuitive, customized Synchron Pianos software with high-performance playback engine
- Soft (una corda), sostenuto, sustain pedals
- Half-pedalling and re-pedalling
- Sympathetic resonance and body resonance
- Dedicated release samples, depending on played release velocity
- Detailed pedal sounds for soft and sustain pedals, depending on pedal speed
- 11 Microphone Positions
With over 4,000 samples per key and almost 20,000 samples per microphone position, the Synchron Steinway D boasts breathtaking authenticity. In order to capture this marvelous instrument in one of the best acoustic environments on the planet, Vienna's recording engineers used multiple high-end microphone arrays, affording an abundance of options for creating your individual sound.