Cinema Grand is a combination of two great grands that meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television, and video game industries. They were handpicked featuring a charming mellow sound, with a smooth dynamic transition from ppp to ff.
Combination of two great grands that meet the needs of working composers in film, television, and video game industries.
Cinema Grand is a combination of two great grands that meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television, and video game industries. They were handpicked featuring 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 makes for a piano experience that you have to try to believe!
Types of Pianos
Blüthner is regarded as German treasure. Model one is the master piece of Blüthner, which represents the knowledge acquired over the past 150 years of piano making. This one remains extreme expressive when you play soft that are rarely heard on other pianos.
Offering a rich, luxurious sound, this Steinway piano produces a charming mellow sound.
Complex Dynamic System in an Easy Control Design
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, we keep 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, our 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.
Here’s a description of all Dynamic controls/ features:
Dynamic Curves: With this control, musicians can control the dynamic response curves, and there are seven different curves. This is important for MIDI keyboards, as they work best on different curves; there is always one best curve that fits the keyboard.
Dynamic Range: The dynamic range in dB on note A4, you can adjust it to revise overall dynamic.
Tracking: This knob controls the levels of differences between high notes and low notes. Musicians can even make high note dynamic range less than low note dynamic range to achieve special effects.
Add Several Resonances to the Beautiful Sound
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, Our Neo Piano Engine has the ability to represent different resonances in the right way, and provide controls on their amount and behavior.
Meticulous Damper Controls
Neo Piano Engine also modelled the behavior of the damper, which controls when the sound should stop. With damper controls, musicians can choose whether it is a newly built piano, or a piano that’s 20 years old. Also, it is interesting that users can try to change the material of the damper from soft to hard; they can experience the differences in sound.
Every pianist knows the importance of pedaling to the piano sound. Pedal behavior is rather complex both mechanic- and sound-wise. Sound Magic’s latest Neo Piano Engine can represent the pedal behaviors accurately including the features below:
Half Pedaling: For acoustic pianos, it is possible to press down the sustain pedal only partially such that the dampers just touch the strings very slightly. This technique for the advanced pianist is called half pedaling and allows a fine variation of the sound.
Repedaling happens when you press sustain pedal again within a very short time after releasing the pedal. The string will continue to sustain in this case.
A piano usually has three pedals, from left to right: the soft pedal (or una corda), the sostenuto pedal, and the sustaining pedal (or damper pedal). Neo Piano Engine carefully modelled the pedal behavior and additionally supported the 4th pedal on Fazioli pianos.
Timbre Control Helps to Shape a Unique Sound
Everyone tends to pursuit a variation of the piano sound that sounds unique. Neo Piano Engine provides several controls to change the timbre color of the sound. Users have the ability to change the lid position and can choose between low frequency and high frequency. With the modelling feature of the engine, musicians can even adjust the harmonic partial of the sound to get a unique sound.
Shape Space with Professional Quality Reverb and Microphone Perspectives
Another important aspect of piano sound is the space. In order to max out the possibility in space feeling, Neo Piano Engine not only has a professional reverb unit, but also provides microphone perspective controls, which enables users to mix different perspectives by moving the sliders.
User-Friendly, Helpful AI Tools
It costs quite some time for musicians to fit new virtual pianos with their existing keyboard. Neo Piano Engine has an AI Tool that is designed to solve it. With this tool, users can check whether their keyboard works under the best condition and get suggestions on how to get the best performance in a very short time. This will save a lot of time.
Offering authentic sample sounds with the playability of a modeled piano, hybrid modeling technology embodies over 197 GB samples. (learn more)
Style Designer helps set the piano’s musical style with a simple knob, be it pop, jazz, rock, classical or soft, and change internal parametric.
Provides up to 12 microphone perspectives.
HD Velocity Layers can express up to 65,536 velocity layers and around 1000 layers have an audible difference. (learn more)
DFD/RAM system enables users to relocate resources and ensure the best performance under every individual project.
Scala Tuning System allows users to experiment with different tunings and choose from more than 10,000 tunings.
The Multi-Dimensional Resonance engine perfect represent different resonance inside a piano. (learn more)
Adjustable sympathetic resonances.
Artificial Intelligence Tools will check the response of your keyboard and pedals automatically to find your ideal velocity response curve in seconds.
Differnt GUI mode for standard resolution and 4K resolution
Expand Your Musical Capabilities with a Dynamic Piano Engine Software
This is your opportunity to create cinematic piano sounds just like the famous piano pieces in the movies. Get our Cinema Grand today and truly enhance your ability to create beautiful, unforgettable sounds.
29th TEC Awards Nominee
Cinema Grand’s sister product, Imperial Grand, which uses the same Neo Piano Engine (5th Generation) as Blue Grand has been nominated for a 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the category of Musical Instrument Technology/Software in 2013. The TEC Awards was established in 1985 to honor outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product innovation.
35th TEC Awards Nominee
Cinema Grand’s parent product, Neo Piano, which uses the same Neo Piano Engine (9th Generation) has been nominated for a 35th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the category of Musical Instrument Software in 2019.
Producer Sphere reviews Cinema Grand and comments on
“We couldn’t agree more. This is a great sounding, affordable piano VST/AU plugin that gives a clear, realistic sound within a fast, intuitive engine. For anyone looking to bring the majestic tone of a concert grand piano into their tracks, this plugin should definitely be on your radar.”
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32Bit/64Bit VST plugins on Windows system
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