Sound Magic Releases Thor and announces Thor Special Sale Event

ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting-edge audio technologies developer The Best Computer Music And
Acoustic Technology Inc (aka Sound Magic) is proud to announce availability of Thor— its latest
hybrid virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring four legendary Steinway Grand Pianos combined into an amazing and amazingly
affordably-priced package, purposefully positioned to give musicians of all skill levels more
freedom to create beautiful music and unmatched artistry all of their own — as of April 12th,2019.

Watch The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc’s informative Thor video
walkthrough here:

As a dynamic combination of four legendary Steinway grand pianos of varying vintage, Thor gives
musicians of all skill levels more freedom to create beautiful music and unmatched artistry all of
their own. After all, all pianos sound distinctly different, as is also the case; clearly, with this
cutting edge hybrid virtual instrument’s featured four: Horowitz Steinway is the piano that the
legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz loved most, this Steinway D boasts a rich sound and dynamic,
full resonance performance that can last more than two minutes. It’s a breathtaking experience
you’ll never forget! Hamburg Legend was made in Hamburg, Germany; this Steinway D features a
uniquely positioning mic that captures mellow sounds, a more powerful bass, and a smooth
singing tone across mids and highs; all to create a stronger emotional connection. American
Grand is designed in the one of the most iconic cities in the world, New York, this Steinway
maintains transparency across frequency and boasts a soft attach that lets it blend perfectly into
larger ensemble. Studio B is famous for its endless versatility across all genres of music, this
Steinway B offers the perfect balance of both size and power making it the ideal piano for
musicians of all skill levels..

Get this, though: thanks to the trailblazing technology that The Best Computer Music And
Acoustic Technology Inc incorporates into its virtual instruments, Thor is, in essence, an
instrument with a musical soul rather than a machine-like feel — an admirable attribute that sets
it apart from an abundance of solely sample-based virtual instruments out there that it could
conceivably be pitched against. As such, textually making an appearance on a GUI (Graphical User
Interface) that is as easy on the eye as it is to use — albeit actions always speak louder than
words, the new Neo Piano engine powering Thor really represents the pinnacle of sound
sampling since it lets users effectively express more than 1.6-million sounds on a single note —
numerically speaking, this achieves 400 times more variations than a ‘traditional’ sample engine!
Every note played is unique, creating vivid sound representation by striking a rich, accurate tone
— even with minimal movement.

Musically, then, through using hybrid modelling technology, The Best Computer Music And
Acoustic Technology Inc has succeeded in creating a unique experience — exploited to the full
with Thor — that allows its users to reap the benefits of authentic sampled sounds combined
with the playability of a modelled piano, providing for more freedom of expression and potential
possibilities to create their own unique sound. Central to this, that new Neo Piano engine
elevates proceedings, purportedly by being the industry’s first large-scale application of AI
(artificial intelligence) in its software developing phase. Put it this way: while it is common
knowledge that recording, editing, processing, and organizing such huge sample data pools can
collectively take teams of expert engineers years to complete, conversely AI can conceivably
reduce this titanic task to a matter of hours, meaning musicians get their hands on better
products much more quickly while also benefitting from financially reduced rates.

Duly delivering yet another breakthrough, the new Neo Piano engine powering Thor generates
Multi-Dimensional Resonance. Reality dictates that every grand piano’s sizeable soundboard
reflects sound that resonates in conjunction with the wooden body of the instrument itself.
Indeed, it is this continuous process that makes every note played sound so unique. Ultimately, in
order to simulate this behavior, The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc captured
multi-angled IRs (Impulse Responses) from the soundboard, then used modelling technology to
convert those IRs into Multi-Dimensional Resonance algorithms. The result? An amazingly true to
life concert hall sound readily available at anyone’s fingertips!

Furthermore, that beautifully-implemented Thor GUI gives users unmitigated control over 40
piano attributes, including an ability to lift the lid, tweak Tone and Harmonics, alter Damping,
change Key Dynamics, and adjust velocity response. Ultimately, users can even apply a Style —
sets the piano in question’s musical style, be it classical, jazz, rock, or soft, and changes the
internal parametric EQ accordingly via a simple Amount control — or sympathetic Resonance to
their sound, and adjust the mix by changing microphone Perspective.

Pushing onwards and upwards, further features of note include a DFD (Direct From Disk)/RAM
(Random Access Memory) system — enables users to allocate resources to ensure the best
possible performance for any given project; Tuning System — allows users to select a Scala
Tuning File from over 10,000 tunings; selectable Reverb — replete with several self-explanatory
settings; and adjustable physical piano Noises — Pedal, Strings, and Hammer Off par excellence.
Ending on a high note, A.I. TOOLS take care of checking the response of any Thor user’s keyboard
playing and pedal usage automatically, almost instantly locating and applying an appropriate
velocity curve to suit at all times.

Thor is available to purchase online directly via The Best Computer Music And Acoustic
Technology Inc for €129.00 EUR/$149.00 USD/£119.00 GBP from here:

For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit
the dedicated Thor webpage here:

Watch American pianist/keyboardist Katie Pachnos putting Thor through its stunning-sounding
paces here:

About The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc
The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc aims at bringing more cutting-edge
audio technologies to professional musicians. Originally founded (as Sound Magic) by in 2007,
it is now a leading developer in virtual piano software, with many patented technologies
specializing in physical modelling and DSP (Digital Signal Processing). The company mainly
focuses on virtual pianos, high-quality effects, and other virtual instruments, including traditional Chinese musical instruments, and has been nominated for three TEC (Technical
Excellence and Creativity) Awards.

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