Sound Magic has released its Blue Grand Version 3.0, hybrid modeled Steinway Grand Piano.
Blue Grand Version 3.0 is a is a completely newly developed product. The sound of Blue Grand comes from a Steinway D manufactured in 1927. By using the latest Hybrid Modelling technology, it can provide both advantages from the two world. The Realistic sound from sampling and Playability of a Modelled Pianos. Its new Multi-Dimension Resonance Engine can provide different type of resonance of the pianos, interactive with the keys played. The sound will be more vivid with resonance engine.
Here’s what they say: “The unique feature of Blue Grand is that you can forge your own sound with it. Through Sound Magic’s online customize sound system, you can easily forge your personal sound. You not only get a standard Steinway sound, but you also get a sound fit for your taste. And more importantly, other Blue Grand users do not have this sound because it is customized for you only. This makes Blue Grand unique to you and cannot duplicate. It will become your “secret ” weapon in your music production.”
Blue Grand uses the lastest Neo Piano Engine, which features a custom built Hybrid DFD/RAM system. It is a flexible system which can be optimized for different playing applications. If you are using an old system with low RAM, DFD will work well. If you are using a top performance 64-bit system with plenty of RAM, you can choose to play Neo Piano totally from RAM. A balance of DFD and RAM samples can be utilized to optimize general performance. In all cases sound quality remains at the highest level. For live stage performances, the entire piano sample set can be loaded into RAM, removing any worries about OS interference with Hard Disc access. For studio and composition use, DFD is ideal with modern computers.
Blue Grand costs €149/$169 and is available for 32- and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and AAX plug-in formats.