Post Musical Instruments, a leading provider of sample libraries solutions
for a comprehensive range of musical instruments, introduces the PMI
iPIANOS ’05 sample pack for Apple’s GarageBand 2.
This sample pack adds five stunning reproductions of concert grand pianos
for GarageBand 2.
Included are the 5 best PMI grand pianos: PMI Bosendorfer 290, Yamaha C7,
Steinway D and the EMPEROR (Bos290 SE) and the OLD LADY (model 1923
Steinway D). These pianos received raving reviews in Sound On Sound and
other leading music magazines and are now available for the popular
GarageBand 2 software platform for a very low price.
The programming of the sampled pianos in PMI iPIANOS ’05 is designed to
take full advantage of the possibilities of software instruments in
GarageBand 2 software. The pianos use the sophisticated EXS24 sampler
engine that is found in Logic Pro 7. This results in a very smooth response
and an incredible authentic grand piano sound. Each piano is approx. 500 MB
of sample data. The installation process gives the user the option to
choose which pianos to install; in case disk space is limited a limited
number of pianos can be installed.
The Emperor is reproduction of a unique B=F6sendorfer 290 SE Imperial Grand
Piano, The Old Lady is reproduction of a Model 1923 Steinway D Concert
Grand Piano. Both recorded pianos were equipped with an advanced computer
operated playback mechanism that was designed by mathematician, scientist
and inventor Wayne Stahnke. The mechanism actually operates the piano keys
and pedals with over 1.000 steps accuracy for inverse hammer velocity. The
Stahnke computer system enabled Amsterdam based sample library producer
Michiel Post to capture each velocity layer for these libraries with
absolute velocity levels. These levels guarantee a totally even response
across the whole keyboard for all velocities. The incomparable Imperial
Concert Grand B=F6sendorfer 290 is is arguably the finest piano available
anywhere today. Acclaimed by the World’s top artists, it is a joy to hear
and play. The Imperial has one of the largest sound boards of any concert
instrument, being some 30% larger than most typical recital pianos. This
helps to produce the immense dynamic range for which the piano is famous.
No matter how loudly it is played, it responds without loss of sound
quality, and there are always great reserves and a vast range of tonal
colours and expression. PMI Bosendorfer 290 is regarded as the best sampled
piano available today. The Steinway D is THE grand piano for most concert
pianists. This particular instrument that was recorded for the Grandioso
Steinway D was in premium condition, a Steinway model D3 with serial number
393210 which was built in 1965. It was fully refurbished by Steinway
Hamburg in 1999. This piano served the Rotterdam ‘DOELEN’ concert hall for
several decades, where hundreds of famous musicians, from Claudio Arrau to
the Rolling Stones, performed for live audiences and broadcast concerts.
The YAMAHA C7 is appearing on famous concert stages, international
competitions and prestigious music events throughout the concert world. The
Yamaha C Series grand piano is by far the most popular piano that is
versatile enough for pop, jazz and rock recording, yet is arguably
expressive enough for successful traditional and classical recordings. The
7-foot, 4-inch model is the favourite pop piano, with a bright tone, strong
overtones and a moderately strong bass.
Realistic audio demos in high MP3-quality and a playable demo file can be
found on the PMI website.
PMI iPIANOS ’05 is available directly from PMI, on-line at www.postpiano.com=
PMI iPIANOS ’05 is shipping today and carries an MSRP of $ 55. The product
ships on a single DVD with a full- colour comprehensive manual.
The iPIANOS ’05 are fully compatible with Apple GarageBand 2, Logic Express
and Logic 7.
* Requires GarageBand 2, Logic Express 7, or Logic Pro software be installed=
* 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
* 4 GB of available hard disk space
* DVD drive for installation (such as a Combo drive or SuperDrive)
* Mac OS X version 10.2.6 (Jaguar) or later
* 4 Gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space
* GarageBand 2 and Logic are not included.
PMI is a leading provider of sample libraries for professional and consumer
musical markets. PMI has ten years of expertise in sample recording and
signal processing to radically improve perceived sound quality of sampled
instruments. PMI’s award-winning sample libraries are utilized in the
creation of the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and
multimedia titles. PMI offers sample library solutions for the professional
and consumer markets. Previous products cover musical instruments as
concert grand pianos, church organs, harpsichords, historic keyboards,
accordions and others. The PMI sampled pianos are generally considered to
be the best available.
For more information, product reviews and more visit the PMI web site at
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