Sound Magic launches the Mega Steinway plug-in
Sound Magic keeps on developing their Neo Hybrid modeling/sampling technology and applies it to a new Steinway piano plug-in.
The new Sound Magic Mega Steinway plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows reproduces 8 acoustic pianos manufactured by Steinway & Sons:
- Steinway n°483, the first piano sold in the US, now at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Anton Rubinstein’s Steinway, the grand piano played by Anton Rubinstein during a US tour
- 1927 Vintage Steinway D, one of the most sampled grand piano
- Horowitz Steinway, the CD 443, a piano manufactured in the late 20th Century
- Lang Lang’s Modern Steinway, for a 21st Century modern sound
- Steinway B, a practice piano used by many students
- Boston Home Upright, a popular upright model
- Duke Ellington Upright, another upright that the jazzman used to play
Mega Steinway uses the DFD (Direct From Disk)/RAM hybrid system, thanks to which the Neo Piano Engine analyzes the MIDI performance to determine the optimum balance between hard drive and RAM sample access.
The sound collection is enriched with functionality, among them a resonance engine based on multi-angle impulse responses that are then converted into algorithms, a Style Designer that allows for adjusting the pianos according to your music style (pop, jazz, classical, rock…), Artificial Intelligence tools that check the keyboard and pedal response, the Scala Tuning System with 4,000 available tunings and you can choose between multiple GUIs to suit your needs.
The Mega Steinway is a VST and AU 32 and 64-bit as well as AAX 64-bit plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. It is available for $399 and you can listen to demos at www.supremepiano.com.
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