The Award-winning features and technology that have made Ivory II the choice of
industry professionals and reviewers all over the world comes to Ivory II Upright Pianos.
This classic collection of 4 Vertical Pianos now enjoys the full benefits of the powerful
new Ivory II piano DSP engine, with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true
Sympathetic String Vibration. With each of the 4 Upright Pianos boasting more velocity
layers, pedal noise enhancements, half-pedaling, and more, Ivory II Uprights offers a
more intimate and authentic playing and listening experience than ever before.
In addition to the new Ivory II features, the heart of this collection is the 4 superb Upright
Pianos. Each piano was carefully chosen, and the classic instruments selected after an
exhaustive search among hundreds of vintage uprights. Each of these authentic pianos is
brimming with character and recorded with Synthogy's renowned and meticulous
attention to detail to capture the unique personalities of these instruments.
Ivory II Upright Pianos includes the following instruments:
A brand new Yamaha ® U5 upright
Yamaha uprights are widely regarded as the best uprights built today. The model U5 is
the top of their upright line. Expertly tuned and regulated, it is a great piano for a modern
pop, rock or jazz recording. Many musicians and producers love the way this upright sits
in a mix and adds personality to the music.
1914 A.M. Hume upright
A big, American-made upright from the "golden age" of piano building, Hume pianos are
highly regarded by knowledgeable piano technicians for their excellent build quality and
resonant sound. This particular instrument was chosen for its tremendous tone and its all-
original parts, which were carefully maintained over the years. This classic vintage
American upright is perfect for blues, rock, vintage jazz or roots music, and yet versatile
enough for virtually any style of music. Outstanding as a solo instrument or in the mix.
Honky Tonk, Barroom Upright
1915 Packard upright
Another big, old American upright with all original parts, though this instrument has
enjoyed a more "colorful" life than the Hume. This particular piano comes by its barroom
sound authentically, having been the house piano at the famous Cheers bar in Boston for
many years. Custom detuned in the genuine "honky tonk" style, this beauty has loads of
smoky, scotch-and-soda character.
A genuine, early 1900's, upright with real tacks in the hammers
Like the Barroom Upright, this piano is the real deal, not a synthetic emulation. Custom
prepared for our recording session with metal tacks inserted into the hammer felts, and
"not perfectly" tuned, this instrument is a turn of the century classic. The Tack Piano is an
authentic sound that continues to be used in everything from traditional period and roots
music, to classic pop and modern experimental rock.
Ivory II Upright Pianos comes complete with the award-winning Ivory II piano engine,
with all of the same great features included. There are also additional features such as
custom upright soundboard DSP, and a selectable "creaks and clunks" layer, to provide
an even more authentic upright playing experience.
Ivory II Upright Pianos is a full fledged, free standing Virtual Instrument, which can run
as a plug-in or standalone. Or, if you are an existing Ivory II user, Ivory II Upright Pianos
will install directly into your existing Ivory II library, giving you access to all of Ivory II's
pianos and features from one great interface.
Ivory II Upright Pianos is destined to be another legendary product from Synthogy, and
at a suggested retail price of $299, it’s also an incredible value.