All current users of Synthogy products will be able to upgrade to the Ivory II versions at the following prices: Ivory Grand Pianos Upgrade, $89; Ivory Italian Grand Upgrade, $45; and Ivory Upright Pianos Upgrade, $79. All Ivory II products are scheduled for release in May 2010.
In addition, anyone who has purchased any Synthogy products on or after November 1, 2009, will be eligible to receive a free upgrade to the Ivory II version of that product. Anyone who has purchased the Ivory Grand Pianos Version 1.7 upgrade for $149 at any time will be eligible to receive a free Ivory Grand Pianos II upgrade.
New pricing for all Ivory II products is as follows: Ivory II, Grand Pianos, $349; Ivory II, Italian Grand, $179; and Ivory II Upright Pianos, $299.
A host of new piano-related features has been added to the Ivory II engine. Principal among these is Sympathetic String Resonance, a sought after but elusive characteristic of real pianos that Synthogy approaches to realize the complexities and subtleties of sympathetic string excitation.
Ivory II also addresses Synthogy''s most frequent customer requests with features like Half Pedaling, Lid Position, Pedal Noise, and Tuning Tables. Additional features like timbre shifting, parametric EQ, and new Synth Layer control offer new sound-sculpting capabilities for custom piano programming and sound design.