October 11, 2011 | reviews
Audiofanzine Raves about Ivory II Upright Pianos
The popular international web magazine, Audiofanzine, features a fantastic review of Ivory II Upright Pianos. "Once again, Synthogy succeeds in offering the most comprehensive upright pianos bank in the market." Read the entire review, complete with dozens of audio examples here.
September 9, 2011 | reviews
DV Magazine UK Raves About Ivory II Uprights
Digital Village Magazine UK reviews Ivory II Upright Pianos and writer Rob Sandall concludes: "Ivory II is powerful, wonderfully realistic and infinitely customizable. I use upright pianos in a lot of compositions, more so than grands in fact, and I suspect a lot of producers, arrangers and songwriters think similarly. With that in mind, the Upright pack will absolutely enthral so many piano enthusiasts, and actually I can’t think of a downside to purchasing this collection at all. It’s never felt so good to tinkle the ivories!"
Read the entire review online here.
March 28, 2011 | reviews
Recording Magazine Calls Ivory II "A Must-Buy"!
In the April edition of Recording Magazine, writer/composer/keyboardist Gary Eskow enthusiastically reviews Ivory II Grand Pianos and calls the product a "must-buy". He writes: "If you’re a player who needs the most authentic sounding pianos on the market, you have to check out Ivory II. The new features and added modeling tweaks put this piano collection in a class by itself." Read the entire article here.
March 2, 2011 | reviews
Ivory II Grand Pianos Wins Key Buy Award from Keyboard Magazine!
Ivory II Grand Pianos wins the coveted Key Buy Award in the March 2011 issue of Keyboard Magazine. Executive Editor Stephen Fortner writes: "Superb. Stellar. Excellent. Outstanding. Best in class. Pick a superlative, and it won't adequately convey how real Ivory II sounds, nor how immersed in the music you'll feel when playing it... Ivory II is the platinum standard. Long live the king!" Read more here.
February 27, 2011 | reviews
Ivory II Grand Pianos receives Beat Magazine Editor's Choice Award!
Beat Magazine Germany puts Ivory II Grands to the test in their March 2011 issue. The result: a 6 out of 6 rating, and their Editor's Choice Award! Beat says: "Ivory II Grand Pianos are able to defend their number one spot of virtual concert pianos. The offered piano models amaze with breath-taking detail and authentic playing experience, and convincingly cover the whole spectrum between classic, Jazz, Rock and Pop. As usual, the sound quality fulfills the highest expectations."
January 27, 2011 | reviews
Sound on Sound Lauds Ivory II Grand Pianos
In the February 2011 issue, Sound on Sound Magazine hails Ivory II Grand Pianos as the "industry-standard" and "the state of the art". Author Robin Bigwood remarks: "I've reviewed quite a number of piano sample libraries over the years, and some top-flight stage pianos too. All of them have been good in their own way, but only a very few have felt as mature and musically rewarding as Ivory II Grand Pianos does. It ticks all the boxes: sound quality, playability, flexibility. And then it ticks a few more: reliability, efficiency, ease of use." Read more here.
January 25, 2011 | reviews
Ivory II Grand Pianos Receives Computer Music Performance Award!
Computer Music (UK) reviews Ivory II Grand Pianos in their February 2011 issue, calling it "a superb sequel... Ivory II takes things to a new level of realism". Giving the product their prestigious Performance Award, they conclude: "In the end, it's all about playability and great sound, and Ivory II has both in abundance... you could lose hours just playing. That's the mark of a true instrument." Read more here.
January 23, 2011 | reviews
Digital Village UK Praises Ivory II Grand Pianos
Digital Village Magazine UK gives Ivory II Grand Pianos its highest praises, in a special two-part review in their online December issue. Writer Rob Sandall calls it "a fearsome-quality sample pack" and concludes. "I think it's safe to say that this is the best piano plug-in on the market... Ivory II is magnificent, and I suspect will be finding a home in just about every professional producer’s studio." Read more here.
January 12, 2011 | reviews
Mix Magazine's Gary Eskow Raves About Ivory II
January 7, 2011 In his January MixBlog, Gary Eskow reviews Ivory II Grand Pianos and calls it "stunning" and "a must have collection." Bottom line: "6 stars out of a possible 5". For more on this review click here.
December 29, 2010 | reviews | Ivory Grand
Electronic Musician's Geary Yelton Rates Ivory II Grand Pianos 5 out of 5
Senior Editor, Geary Yelton enthusiastically reviews Ivory II Grand Pianos in the January 2011 Electronic Musician, with a stellar rating of 5 out of 5! His conclusion states: "I suggest you try it without hesitation." and... "If you own an earlier version and haven’t upgraded yet, what are you waiting for?" Read more of the review here.
December 6, 2010 | reviews
Ivory II Grand Pianos Receives Rave Reviews and Best Choice Award from Audiofanzine France
The first review for Ivory II Grand Pianos is in, and the conclusion was unequivocal:
"Exceedingly impressive!", "A complete success", "Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing".
Those are but a few of the accolades bestowed upon Ivory II Grand Pianos from Audiofanzine France, along with their 'Best Choice' Award. Read more of the review here.
October 28, 2009 | reviews
Playmusic Pickup UK Proclaims: "Ivory must still be considered as the Piano Benchmark... Brilliant!"
Popular UK trade magazine Playmusic Pickup glowingly reviewed Ivory Grand Pianos and Ivory Upright Pianos in their October edition. Here's some of what they had to say. "I just love Ivory Grand Pianos. It delivers the ultimate in tone and expression." And on Ivory Uprights... "The vintage pianos are replicated beautifully... these sounds are seriously useful." To read the full review click here.
March 2009 | reviews | Ivory Upright Pianos
Beat Magazine Germany Honors Ivory Upright Pianos with Editor's Choice Award
Ivory Upright Pianos picks up its 4th award, courtesy of Beat Magazine. The May issue of the popular German publication presented their Editor's Choice Award, rating the product a perfect 6 out of 6, saying: "The Instrument performs expressively, sounds very realistic and integrates itself perfectly into the mix... If you're looking for an authentic simulation of typical small pianos, Upright Pianos is currently the absolute Number One."
March 2009 | reviews | Ivory Upright Pianos
Keyboard Player UK Praises Ivory Upright Pianos!
UK magazine Keyboard Player features a very detailed review of Ivory Upright Pianos in the April 09 edition. Writer Andrew Gilbert had these glowing words to say: "Having used Ivory's other pianos for some time now, I was expecting to be impressed and I'm delighted to report that my expectations were met... Read more here >>
February 2009 | reviews | Ivory Upright Pianos
Sound On Sound Gives Ivory Uprights 5 Stars!!!
In the February 2009 issue, John Walden wrote these glowing words about Synthogy Ivory Upright Pianos: "All four of these Pianos have plenty to offer and when further processing options are taken into account, there’s a huge range of upright piano sounds available... Synthogy Ivory Upright Pianos sounds fabulous. Given the detail and flexibility that’s on offer here, it’s fairly priced too. Highly Recommended." Read the full review here >>
November 2008 | reviews | Ivory Upright Pianos
Ivory Upright Pianos receives MusicTech Choice Award
Ivory Upright Pianos, has been honored by the UK's MusicTech Magazine with their MusicTech Choice Award! "They sound superb," writes reviewer Keith Gemmel in the December 2008 issue, calling them, "very realistic-sounding upright pianos that are full of character, impeccably sampled, and very enjoyable to play." Read the full review here >>
June 2007 | reviews | Ivory Italian Grand
Virtual Instruments Magazine Praises The Italian Grand
"This instrument simply makes you want to play it. Synthogy Ivory is a great sampled piano instrument, and the Italian Grand may be the best of the four pianos available for it.”
- Nick Batzdorf, Editor
December 2004 | reviews | Ivory Grand Piano
Computer Music Gives Ivory a Perfect Score
"The playability of Ivory is breathtaking. We couldn't help getting utterly carried away with it, getting lost in a world of virtuoso swaying and flamboyant strokes. The sound is phenomenal, the dynamics are both natural and responsive, and the control parameters innovative. At present, nothing can touch it!"
December 2004 | reviews | Ivory Grand Piano
Soundgenerator gives Ivory a perfect 10/10
"Playable, that's the key word here. You will find yourself being drawn in by the realism. And this applies to all 3 pianos.... It's a player's instrument... Just go out and try it. You'll end up buying it, I am sure. Ivory is a really serious piece of kit."