Imperial Grand

Original price was: $299.00.Current price is: $149.00.

Imperial Grand is a sample library/VST/Audiounit plugin collection of 3 distinguished Bösendorfer Grand Pianos combined into one amazing and affordable price. This gives musicians of all skill levels more freedom to create beautiful music and unmatched artistry all their own.

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Imperial Grand

Not Only Three Exceptional Bösendorfer Pianos in One Exclusive Package, But Also A Powerful Songwriting Tool!

Imperial Grand is a dynamic combination of three distinguished Bösendorfer Grand Pianos combined into one amazing and affordable price. This gives musicians of all skill levels more freedom to create beautiful music and unmatched artistry all their own.

Imperial Grand is not merely a piano instrument, but also a powerful songwriting tool. Imperial Grand embodies over 100 piano loops designed by professional composers that cover different styles of music. These will make the whole process easier for the musicians as they can be inspired by the pre-recorded creative music pieces and add extra layers to their music. This will have an immediate result on most music styles. What is more, we also provide different BPM versions for each loop. With this powerful tool, even a starting musician can write professional piano tracks without spending too much time learning composing.

Imperial Grand

A famously rich and dark sound, the Bösendorfer 290SE establishes an incredible level of realism through hyper-detailed sound. From bass to highs, its rarity stands out across music genres ranging from new age to classical.

Kaiser II

The carefully selected Bösendorfer 290 sounds different with Imperial Grand, maintaining a deeper, more sustained, full-body resonance that never loses clarity and always creates a lasting originality.

Austrian Gem

Another Bösendorfer 290, the Austrian Gem was recorded in a concert hall in Austria and maintains balanced clarity and full-body resonance in all register, making it perfect for living performances.

HD Velocity Layer 3 with HDR (High Dynamic Range) Technology

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.

Imperial Grand is powered by Hybrid Modeling technology and HD Velocity Layer 3 with HDR (High Dynamic Range) 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. What is more, in this new version we allow you to experience this in a system which only supports 127 velocity layers by applying HDR. This makes this technology can be used without any cost upgrading your MIDI system.

Specially Designed Staccato Mode

When you play a strong staccato on the piano, you will notice that the sound in its release phase is different from the usual sound. This difference adds extra variety to the final sound of the piano – it contributes to the vividness or expressiveness of the piano sound.

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.


Pedals Modelling

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

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.

Product Features

  • Offering authentic sample sounds with the playability of a modeled piano, hybrid modeling technology embodies over 470 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 dark, richer Bösendorfer sounds just like the original pianos themselves. Get our Imperial Grand today and truly enhance your ability to create beautiful, unforgettable sounds.


29th TEC Awards Nominee

Imperial Grand, which uses Neo Piano Engine (5th Generation) , 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

Neo Piano, a parent product of Imperial Grand 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.

System Compatibility


32Bit/64Bit VST plugins on Windows system Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP or Above (Reported can run under Windows 98 and Windows 2000 system, but not officially tested. 64Bit VST requires at least Windows 7 system. )
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent
  • RAM: At least 1GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 28 GB of free space
Current no compatibility issue reported on latest Windows system


32Bit/64Bit VST/Audiounit plugins on MAC OSX Requirements:
  • OS: OSX 10.6 or Above
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • RAM: At least 1GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 28 GB of free space
Current no compatibility issue reported on latest OSX system


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