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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.

Features

  • 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
  • Pad Machine
  • Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds

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