21st April 2011
Imperial Grand starts with the famous dark, rich Bosendorfer style sound, and establishes an incredible level of realism by using patented NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine coupled with Artificial Intelligence Assistant Tool.
Sound Magic's NEO Hybrid Modeling is a completely new way to offer the Realistic Sound of Sampling and the Playability of Modeling. The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine provides a small footprint, low latency and a true, rich sound.
The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine uses physical modeling to shape the sound and then maps it to a series of harmonic components in real time to provide the resonance between the strings and the sound of the piano "box". IR and Convolution Reverb provide for a sense of realism essential to the live sound.
The Artificial Intelligence Assistant Tool (A.I in short) will auto test your keyboard - learn all about it - and then use artificial intelligence to make suggestions. A.I will test your keyboard velocity response, pedal support and most importantly suggest ways to shape the sound that you are looking for.
Imperial Grand supports Add-ons: You can choose over 10 different add-ons from online store for different usages. Add-ons are like a Swiss army knife that will make Imperial Grand fits for different situations or solves different problems. Add-ons add different special features to Imperial Grand.
Some features of Imperial Grand:
- Imperial Grand gives you absolute control over every aspect of a piano. You can adjust hammer actions, microphone positions, sympathetic resonances, dynamics and more. You can even design your own piano.
- HD Velocity Layer supports up to 65,536 Velocity Layers.
- Multi-microphone positions enable users to mix between different microphone positions and create new sounds that easily fit into a mix.
- Real Piano Legato make the legato passage so real with a sustaining tone.
- Meticulous Dynamic Response controls enable users to adjust the dynamics of the piano, change the keyboard response, and achieve both realism and playability at the same time.
- New! Our 264-string Sympathetic Resonance System adds beautiful harmonies to both pedal up and pedal down notes.
- Imperial Grand is able to detect repeated notes and activate True Staccato Mode which precisely reproduces staccato notes.
- Built-in professional Reverb Engine simulates resonances with environment and soundboard, adding extra realism to the sound.
- Actual modeling and soft pedal samples vividly present the sound of three kinds of pedals.
- Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU usage.
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