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NAMM 2008Art Vista announces Malmsjo GVI

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Art Vista has announced the imminent release of Malmsjo GVI, an enhanced version of its sampled Malmsjo Grand Piano. The new Malmsjo GVI has been given a substantial face-lift, and an increase in dynamic range, by the use of the new DEF technology offered by Tascam in its Giga software.

"The result of this combination of modeling and sampling is quite stunning" said Jim Van Buskirk, Giga technology innovator. "This piano, via DEF, breaks the 'stair-step dynamics' paradigm that has plagued all sampled instruments before it. Just like the acoustic instrument, Malmsjo GVI has continuous dynamics and ever changing spectral depth."

To prepare the Malmsjo samples for this new technology, Art Vista optimized the recorded samples from the lowest level. The result is an instrument with pristine audio representation from the very intimate, to "larger-than-life" presentations. Malmsjo GVI has also been enhanced with eight-level release sample ambience from a medium size hall with wood floors, and custom impulse responses by Larry Seyer, the multiple Grammy Award-winning recording engineer.

The new Malmsjo GVI is backwards compatible with the old sample library Malmsjo Acoustic Grand, and includes the presets from the previous offering. The new GVI format offers increased versatility, as it can be used either as a stand-alone application, or as a VSTi plug-in. It can also be loaded as a sample library into the GigaStudio software. "The Malmsjo GVI finally brings me back to the real Malmsjo Grand, and all emotions connected with playing it," says Hans Adamson, the artist behind the Malmsjo sample. "There is no other piano with the same lyrical qualities and intimacy as the Malmsjo. It is the ultimate composer's piano."

Malmsjo GVI is shipping in January with an MSRP of $199. Art Vista is showcasing Malmsjo GVI in booth 6427 during NAMM.



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