ANAHEIM, CA, USA—Cutting-edge audio technologies developer The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc is proud to announce the availability of Pianoforte 1900 — its latest hybrid virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring four priceless antique pianos combined into an amazingly affordably-priced package.
Pianoforte 1900 is a collection of four exquisite antique pianos, three of which are grand and one of which is upright. The pianos found in this majestic collection were all manufactured in the early 1900s. Toward the end of the 1880s, Steinway manufactured the first modern-day piano, featuring 88 keys.
This is truly a priceless and timeless collection, owing to not just the age of the pianos (110 years old), but their impeccable quality too. What’s more, these pianos sound drastically different from today’s pianos. These antique counterparts tend to have less overbearing bass and more or a crisp sound with uneven dynamics at certain intervals. Each piano found in this collection also, of course, features a set of distinct characteristics that make each undeniable one-of-a-kind.
Discover more about each Pianoforte 1900 piano:
- Antique Bechstein: This is a Bechstein Grand Piano manufactured around 1897. This particular instrument delivers a sound that’s typically “Old Bechstein,” with a more “primitive” attack and less body resonance.
- Antique Steinway: This sublime Steinway D Grand Piano dates back to 1902, and is still in unbelievably pristine condition. The piano offers a characteristically and undeniably Steinway sound, with plenty of dynamics and resonances that effortlessly compete with modern Steinway pianos.
- Lost Pearl: This classic and elegant Erard Grand Piano was created in 1883. Sebastian Erard was a French instrument maker and piano manufacturer of German origin - a craftsman who shared the same position as Steinway in the 19th century. Today, it is hard to find anyone as talented, or with such tenacity, as men like these. This particular piano has 83 keys.
- Antique Upright: This vintage upright piano was manufactured in 1903, and has a breath-taking sound that’s entirely its own - making it completely unique from other uprights.
Pianoforte 1900 is powered by Hybrid Modeling technology and HD Velocity Layer technology providing a natural boost to expressive power that can be felt with every strike of the keys. Along with the new Neo Piano engine, which achieves 400 times more variations than a traditional sample engine, every note played is unique, creates vivid sound representation, and strikes a rich, accurate tone even with small movement. In essence, it’s an instrument with a musical soul instead of a machine feel.
Gain unmitigated control over 40 customizable piano aspects, including the ability to lift the lid, tweak tone and harmonics, alter dampers, change dynamic range, and adjust velocity response. You can even apply a ‘style’ or resonance to your sound or adjust up mix by changing different microphone perspectives.