Galaxy Steinway was recorded in 5.1 surround and stereo with a tremendous microphone setup to capture its size and dynamic range with 6 channels.
Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano maker of the Steinweg brand, emigrated from Germany to America in 1850. In 1853, Steinweg founded Steinway & Sons, by the year 2000, Steinway had made its 550,000th piano.
The Steinway Model D 270 is probably the most popular concert grand of all. For Galaxy II, a Model D was recorded in Galaxy Studios, Belgium; one of the most sophisticated high-end studios in Europe, which also boasts a huge recording hall.
The instrument was chosen by studio owner Wilfried van Baaren from a range of dozens of instruments at Steinway/Hamburg. It has been recorded in 5.1 surround and stereo with a tremendous microphone setup to capture its size and dynamic range with 6 channels.
Galaxy Steinway 5.1 (Steinway D in 5.1 surround and stereo)
More than 2,000 samples in 24 bit
10 modeled velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range
Additional resonance, release and noise samples
Chromatic and multiple velocity resonance and release samples
Multi velocity pedal, damper, hammer and string noises
Real overtones powered by the Kontakt Player engine
Kontakt Player license included
Compatible with Kontakt (Player) 4.2 or newer
New direct access user interface
Lossless sample compression for better disk streaming
True half pedaling when using a continuous sustain pedal
True repedaling and sostenuto
Noises dynamically playable with a continuous sustain pedal
One-knob control of tone colour and dynamics.
Intelligent EQ for warmth, punch and brilliance
Sympathetic string resonance with real overtones
Flexible and easy-to-use velocity editor
Convolution reverb with many different types of rooms, concert halls and ambience
Adjustable stereo width and position
Specially designed compressor for pop piano sounds
Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds