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Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Garritan's Steinway Basic is a software piano that is endorsed by and developed in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, maker of the world's finest pianos.

This software instrument accurately captures the distinctive sound of the hallmark and legendary Steinway & Sons Model D concert grand piano - with unprecedented authenticity and musicality.

The Basic version is an amazing bargain and is ideal for students, musicians, and educators. This reduced price version includes the "Under the Lid" listening perspective which is ideal for most situations.

Advanced programming also makes this a truly "playable" and responsive library. Among its many features:
- Created in partnership with Steinway & Sons
- Overseen by Steinway & Sons' most accomplished master technician
- Sustain/Sostenuto/Soft pedal support
- Proportional sustain pedaling
- Sustain resonance and sympathetic resonance using convolution-based DSP modules
- Adjustable mechanical noises
- Adjustable velocity curves
- Recorded soft pedal samples including releases
- Adjustable polyphony
- A variety of historical tunings and Scala files
- Aria Instrument Engine by Plogue included
- MIDI playback and record in standalone

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