I Ivory 1 for years but I preferred The Grand 2.
I switched to the big 3 and I was very disappointed = old sound banks are no longer available and new is not comparable (much more "hard" or metal). So I did not buy the Ivory 2 and I was super excited! (All kinds of sounds, soft, metal, honky tonk, synth ...)
1. there tjs sound even when playing softly hyper (that is more technical than real handicap)
2. on old presets (as the old bank is accessible from tjs ivory 2) there are some notes of discord ='s as if some layers are detuned from 1 / 2 tons! = Unplayable on that note ...
But hey, there are so many presets that simply take another.
Plus they have added the sounds of pedals etc ... (As on the large 2 and 3)
Question comparison, I also use other kind of VSTi UVI, halion ... there is no photo, is unbeatable!
I find the price of really interesting update to the level of development between 1 and 2.
A remake I would do certainly did!
I use it for six months, I have only piano-based virtual big soundbank (QLP east / west, Steinway Garritan, VSL Vienna Imperial). It is breathtaking realism. Samples of quality, up to 15 velocity layers per note, sympathetic resonance, sustain resonance, pedal noises course etc. .. Mixed with other instrumentals I do not know how to hear that it s virtual piano solo, and even he must have a sharp ear. My favorite is the Steinway because I think it's one whose tone is changing as a function of the vélocité.Le yamaha is good if you want a more aggressive, not my thing but it may interest some. The Bosendorfer was not too sure, I don t have too stressed for I've VSL Vienna Imperial .. I look forward to the add-on piano duties.
Many settings available to customize the software to master the keyboard and his computer config .. because yes, that's quite a beast though tasty, I did have a nice 4core, 10GB of RAM, a fast hard drive dedicated for the library polyphony and reduced to 32 J have still occasionally some small crackles or other unwanted noise. No dramatic play alone but I would not live alone. I said that even when I use my pc also do everything, not just music ..
I would also appreciate samples taken further, there must simulate the reverb.
Good value if you have the following config. I would do it without hesitation to choose otherwise I'm very curious to hear what will the virtual piano in a few years because there is already really credible.
I did the upgrade I Ivory II to like this ... habit. I was very surprised: this is a revolution. I took all my songs made based Ivory QLPianos I or II for use Ivory and thus replace my piano tracks by these sounds. I recommend it because you'll really find all the pleasure of playing a classical piano (provided you have the keyboard ad hoc course). I await impatiently version Upright II.