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Galaxy Vintage D

A legendary grand piano - now a virtual instrument
Galaxy Vintage D - A legendary grand piano - now a virtual instrument
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Plug-in, Kontakt Player 4, Kontakt 4, Kontakt Player 5, Kontakt 5
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Galaxy Instruments has released Galaxy Vintage D, a virtual grand piano that is based on samples of Bauer Studios' famous 1920 Steinway D, which has served for legendary recordings. This exceptional Steinway concert grand was built in 1920 in Hamburg in the German factory of Steinway & Sons. Over the last 90 years it has achieved a deep and intimate character and a beautiful singing tone.

Some of the best pianists have recorded legendary albums on this instrument, among them Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Carla Bley, Guillermo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Wolfgang Dauner, John Taylor and many others. Richie Beirach called it 'the best piano in the world'.

Galaxy Instruments has now released this legendary piano as a virtual instrument.

Galaxy Vintage D is the first product of the Galaxypianos product line, equipped with the new Kontakt 4 engine offering more features, better performance, lossless sample compression and an all new user interface, designed specially for Galaxy Pianos.

Facts & Features

- Based on samples of Bauer Studios' 1920 Steinway D, featured in legendary recordings
- 13 modeled velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range
- Chromatic mapping
- Over 2000 samples in 24Bit (10GB/5GB with sample compression)
- Chromatic and multiple velocity resonance and release samples
- Multi-velocity pedal, damper, hammer and string noises
- Real una corda samples
- Real overtones
- Powered by Kontakt Player 4 engine
- 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
- Adjustable pedal, hammer, damper and string noises
- Pedal and damper noises dynamically playable with a continuous sustain pedal
- Adjustable lid positiion
- 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
- Customer comment: "I love the Vintage D. It 's the best-sounding and most fun-to-play virtual piano I've used, and I've used many of them."
Windows XP (SP2 )/ Vista/ Win7 (32/64 Bit),
Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM

OSX 10.5 / 10.6
Intel (!!!) Core Duo 1.66 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM

1GB free disc space for player installation
Additional hard disc space according to the library size
Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)

License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Galaxy Vintage D. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Galaxy Vintage D from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."

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