The Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano is a sample-based software instrument developed in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, maker of some of the world's finest pianos. It accurately captures the distinctive sound of the hallmark Steinway & Sons concert grand piano - with authenticity and musicality.
The library comes in three versions: Professional, Standard and Basic [Compare the versions]:
- The Professional version offers the Steinway Model D piano with five different listening perspectives:
- Player perspective from the bench.
- A classical recording perspective.
- An under-the-lid perspective.
- A stage perspective.
- A close audience perspective.
- The Standard version offers the under lid and classic perspectives.
- The Basic version, ideal for students, amateur musicians, and educators, is a light version that offers a single perspective. The Basic version is available in downloadable format only.
The Steinway concert grand piano chosen for the sample set is among Steinway's finest Model D's — newly voiced, regulated, and meticulously tuned by a master Steinway technician. Recording was done in one of the finest venues in the world, The Troy Music Hall.
- Created in partnership with Steinway & Sons.
- The finest concert grand piano—the Steinway Model D Concert Grand hand-picked by Steinway & Sons.
- Overseen by Steinway & Sons' most accomplished master technician.
- Sustain/Sostenuto/Soft pedal support.
- Proportional sustain pedaling.
- Multiple-stage tracking release triggers to provide the natural release of the hammer from the string.
- Sustain resonance and sympathetic resonance using convolution-based DSP modules.
- Adjustable mechanical noises.
- Adjustable velocity curves.
- Recorded soft pedal samples including releases.
- Adjustable polyphony.
- A variety of historical tunings and Scala file import.
- Aria Sample Player by Plogue included.
- MIDI playback and record in standalone.
- Ambience reverb and 3 band EQ.
- Graceful Copy Protection (no dongles or challenge response).
Powered by ARIA Player
Powered by the robust and reliable ARIA Player, the Garritan Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand runs on these platforms:
- Mac OS X 10.4+.
- Windows XP/Vista.
- Linux version under development.
- Plug-in (VST, Audio Units and RTAS), as well as supported notation programs.