ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting-edge audio technologies developer Sound Magic is proud to announce availability of Cinema Grand — its latest hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring two great sounding grands that meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television, and video game industries. — as of Feb 24th , 2020.
Cinema Grand featuring 2 pianos that have a charming mellow sound, with a smooth dynamic transition from ppp to ff. Powered by the latest Hybrid Modelling technology, Cinema Grand offers you the best from both sampling and modelling worlds. The Authentic Sound of Sampling combined with the Playability of a Modelled Piano.
The dynamic of a piano is the most decisive aspects of its sound quality. Around 10 years ago, Sound Magic had already applied a True Piano Dynamic System which can represent piano dynamic in the most efficient way. And in years, Sound Magic keeps improving the performance. A True Piano Dynamic means the piano will have different dynamics from low notes to high notes; usually, high notes will have more dynamic range. Now, Sound Magic’s True Piano Dynamic System enables every note to have its unique dynamic range, and it can be fully controlled by knobs.
Cinema Grand is powered by Hybrid Modeling technology and HD Velocity Layer technology (support up to 65,536 velocity layers) 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.
Resonances play an important role in a piano’s sound. It adds extra beauty to the overall sound. 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, Sound Magic captured multi-angled IRs (Impulse Responses) from the soundboard, and 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!
Sympathetic Resonance happens when Harmonics are heard in keys related to keys that are struck. It is an interaction between different strings and adds extra color to every note’s sound. It makes them sound unique so that the audience can enjoy listening. Sustain Resonance and String Resonance can be heard when sustain pedals are pressed. Although they are subtle sometimes, as a part of Piano resonance, Cinema Grand has the ability to represent different resonances in the right way, and provide controls on their amount and behavior.
Cinema Grand has a MSRP as $199, now has introduction offer as $99 until May 24th, 2020.
Cinema Grand is available to purchase online directly via Sound Magic Co., Ltd for $99.00 USD
Watch Sound Magic’s informative Neo Piano Engine video walkthrough here: