Galaxy Steinway

Classical Concert Grand

 

• Hand picked Steinway D concert grand

• Recorded at Galaxy Studios / Belgium

• Recorded in stereo and 5.1 surround

The Interface

 

The GALAXY STEINWAY's extensive tweaking options make it perfect for all contemporary productions: Control the levels of the pedals, damper, string and hammer sounds. Adjust the timbre with the Color knob. Turn the Dynamic knob to change the dynamic range. The Lid control adjusts brightness. And built-in effects allow you to you fine-tune the sound without ever leaving the interface.

Timbre

 

With the GALAXY STEINWAY's color knob you can change the tone color or timbre from soft to hard by readjusting the sample mapping. It's a dynamic way of mapping, while balancing the volume differences between softer and harder samples. As a result of turning the 'Color' knob to the right, you will hear the piano sound 'harder', crispier, and with 'more attack'. Turning it to the left it'll sound 'warmer', 'softer' and with less 'attack'.

Galaxy II

 

Galaxy Steinway is a part of GALAXY II – an unique collection of three grand pianos also featuring VIENNA GRAND and 1929 GERMAN BABY GRAND. Depending on the musical style and genre the GALAXY II grand pianos offer different tonal characters ranging from open and brilliant overtones to warm vintage sounds, each adjustable with great detail. The GALAXY II collection is available for a special bundle price.

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Galaxy Steinway

 

A hand-picked Steinway D concert grand, recorded at Galaxy Studios in its huge recording hall in stereo and 5.1 surround. It’s a one-of-a-kind virtual instrument due to its  versatile sound.

Instrument

 

The Steinway Model D 270 is probably the most popular concert grand ever and the flagship of the Steinway & Sons line since 1884. For the GALAXY STEINWAY, a Model D was recorded at Galaxy Studios, Belgium. The instrument was hand picked by studio owner Wilfried van Baaren from a range of dozens of instruments at Steinway/Hamburg.

Personality

 

The GALAXY STEINWAY has been part of hundreds of Pop, Jazz, classical and film music recordings at Galaxy Studios.  With its deep, clear and  singing tone, its timbre full of character and a wide and balanced  dynamic range, the GALAXY STEINWAY is the perfect universal tool for  classical music as well as for Pop or Jazz.

The Recording

 

We recorded the GALAXY STEINWAY at Galaxy Studios, Belgium, one of the most sophisticated high-end studios in Europe, which boasts a huge recording hall. It has been recorded in 5.1 surround and stereo with a tremendous microphone setup to capture its size and dynamic range with 6 channels.

Realism

 

The GALAXY STEINWAY brings a true piano feel to life. Over 2,000 individual samples and 13 velocity zones allow each note to come through with stunning realism. With mechanical and string 'noises' being a main part of a piano's realism, it also features the 'dying string' release sounds, the hammer noises and the pedal, damper and vibrant string noises, all individually adjustable.

Resonance

 

A 9 foot grand really lives through its resonant depth. We sampled the resonating strings with the sustain pedal down and up separately, enabling an individual adjustment of the GALAXY STEINWAY's resonant character using the 'Resonance' and the 'Overtones' controls.

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Classical Concert Grand

 

• Hand picked Steinway D concert grand

• Recorded at Galaxy Studios / Belgium

• Recorded in stereo and 5.1 surround