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Black Diamond B280
Black Diamond B280
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Black Diamond B280

Black Diamond B280 is based on a Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert, also known as the Concert Grand 280VC. With a timbre all its own, Black Diamond B280 can easily convey darker moods while conserving the warm musicality for which the Austrian capital is celebrated.

The Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert grand piano is a large, 9' concert grand piano that was first introduced in 1828 and has been used by many of the world's leading pianists, including Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Martha Argerich.

Offering a broad tonal spectrum, easier playability and wide dynamics, without neglecting the richness of partial notes, it's a truly remarkable and desirable instrument. It's also the piano of choice for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with a "Viennese" sound that can now be yours in the Black Diamond B280.

Like our Concert Grand YF3, we used DPA microphones for the close miking and Schoeps mics for medium-distanced coincident pair to record this spectacular piano at the legendary Fonoprint Studios in Bologna, Italy, within the walls of a 15th century convent.

In addition to many IK sample sessions over the years, Fonoprint has hosted the very best Italian and international artists from Ennio Morricone to Luciano Pavarotti to Andrea Bocelli.

Infinite piano expressions

Introducing a powerful new performance engine, Pianoverse recreates perfectly the immersive experience of playing the world's finest pianos, while adding an inspiring range of sound-shaping environments, from iconic to exotic.

Pianoverse begins as a series of 8 remarkable instruments paired with unique spaces and loaded with presets. As we seek and gain access to other exceptional pianos, we'll expand the series further. You can start with one or two and add others later, endlessly discovering new inspiration as you need it.


  • Black Diamond B280 concert grand piano.
  • Based on a 9' Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert grand piano.
  • Captured using DPA and Schoeps microphones.
  • Recorded at the legendary Fonoprint Studios.
  • 30.9 GB of sound content.
  • 25 instrument presets.
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