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#693118 - 11/25/04 12:37 PM Synthogy - Ivory (Software piano samples)
Rodney Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 735
Loc: Caledon ON, Canada
For those of you interested in using a controler keyboard with a software synth or sampler (GigaStudio, Halion, Kontact, etc.) to get the most realistic piano sound, take a look at the Synthogy - Ivory collection:

http://www.synthogy.com/

It currently only works on Mac but a Windows version is coming in the new year (if you can believe software release dates). I don't personally have this library so I can't give it a review but the samples on the web site are amazing!!!

Worth the look and listen. I'd love to hear a review from anyone who has this setup.

Rodney

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#693119 - 11/25/04 01:33 PM Re: Synthogy - Ivory (Software piano samples)
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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: NJ
It's pretty great. I love how you can run it as a plug-in without having to use Giga/Kontakt, etc. I still record my acoustic, but in a pinch, this is about as good as it gets!!!
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#693120 - 11/26/04 12:51 PM Re: Synthogy - Ivory (Software piano samples)
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Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 160
Loc: Sweden
Before I say anything about this piano, I would need to listen to demos of the implemented modelling features.
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#693121 - 11/28/04 06:35 PM Re: Synthogy - Ivory (Software piano samples)
Coyote Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the Windows version. It was announced back in January. Mind you, I think their problems are legal, not technical.

Norm

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#693122 - 11/28/04 07:02 PM Re: Synthogy - Ivory (Software piano samples)
SteveY Offline
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The Mac version hasn't been shipping very long either. I wouldn't read anything into it. I think they're just focusing on a professional user base. The Windows version shouldn't be too far behind.
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