Steinberg The Grand 3 is a new generation of virtual grand pianos. Steinberg has released a new high-quality virtual piano Steinberg The Grand 3. The Grand 3 contains all the artistic details that take the virtual instrument to an unprecedented level of realism.
It features three grand pianos (Yamaha C7, Bosendorfer 290 Imperial, Steinway D), a Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand digital grand and a Nordiska Pianofabriken upright. All instruments were recorded in studio conditions using a large number of microphones.
The unmatched sound of the Yamaha C7 grand piano holds the record for beauty and musicality. This incredible sound is the result of a lot of hard work by programmers and musicians. The Yamaha C7 virtual grand piano is able to convey all the features of musical expression during performance.
Steinberg has released a new high-quality virtual piano Steinberg The Grand 3. Grand 3 contains all the artistic details that elevate the virtual instrument to an unprecedented height of realistic sound. It features the three grand pianos (Yamaha C7, Bösendorfer 290 Imperial, Steinway D), the Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand digital piano and the Nordiska Pianofabriken piano. All instruments were recorded in studio conditions using a large number of microphones. The incomparable sound of the piano Yamaha C7 is a champion in beauty and musicality. This incredible sound was the result of a long work of programmers and musicians. The virtual piano Yamaha C7 is able to convey all the features of musical expressiveness in the performance.
Yamaha C7The unparalleled tone of a Yamaha C7 grand was recorded in its whole beauty and musical range. Its incredible sound, resulting from the tonal projection and long sustain, and response with super realistic playing behavior delivers the musical equivalent of perfection. This virtual piano is truly in a class of its own and conveys the expressiveness of the player.
Steinway DThe enchanting depth of tone and ultra-responsive touch of the Steinway D grand piano is reflected in the Model D found in The Grand 3. Its warm and vibrantly rich sound and its overall performance simply make playing this virtual piano as enjoyable as possible.
Yamaha CP80The Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand is one of the most favorable classic electric grand pianos around and comes with built-in effects, such as tremolo, phaser, flanger and chorus. Here Steinberg has acquired the samples directly from the source: the content experts at Yamaha.
Three of the five pianos modelled in The Grand 3 are the Yamaha C7, the Bosendorfer 290 and the Steinway D. These offerings represent the very best in grand pianos and are the same models used in Ivory, QL Pianos, and two of the models in NI's Akoustik Piano. For the composer/producer who doesn't know his Steinway from a fish fillet, think of these as your Stratocaster, Les Paul and Telecaster of grands. To round out the sonic palette, The Grand 3 adds a Nordiska Pianofabriken upright and Yamaha CP80 Electric. These two aren't grand pianos, but let's not get caught up in semantics. Any upright is a welcome addition to a piano library and the CP80... well, think of it as a gift from your friends at Yamaha.
You might not even own a full-length, 88-key digital piano, but may only have a MIDI keyboard with 49 or even 25 keys. Yet you will still be able to score that grand piano sound with the power of MIDI editing.
There is no one answer to this question. A good place to start is to identify which acoustic piano brand produces the sound you prefer, whether a Steinway, Bösendorfer, Yamaha grand piano, etc.
The Vienna Imperial virtual grand piano by Vienna Symphonic Library is recorded on the Bösendorfer 290-755 with a huge 1,200 of samples recorded per key applying a large magnitude of pianistic possibilities.
It is one of the more versatile piano VSTs and fits many playing styles, serving well as a concerto grand that may be heard over an orchestra. It has a large dynamic range, allowing for delicate passages and soaring fortissimos.
The instruments vary from Baroque harpsichords and Steinway & Sons classical grand pianos, to rock pianos and auxiliary instruments like the xylophone and celeste.
The library samples its sound from three grand piano models: the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand, Steinway D Concert Grand, and the Yamaha C7 Grand, all three of which are included in the bundle.
The library bundle includes a vast array of presets, allowing you to preview the grand pianos in a different recording environment (microphone placements, hall/room types, reverberation, etc.) and to adjust these nuances accordingly.
The Ivory II has focused heavily on replicating grand piano samples and allowing users to recreate a piano performance as if they were playing on a Steinway, Bösendorfer, or Yamaha grand. The library features Sympathetic String Resonance, which allows a true sound of resonance when a key is struck.
Garritan is garbage. I have most of those VST libraries. Most of them have been uninstalled. The only ones that I still use consistently are Pianoteq Pro 7 Studio Bundle and Keyscape. And as far as acoustic grand pianos are concerned, Pianoteq Pro has no competition. I keep Keyscape purely for the electrics.
The Grand 3 offers the sound of three legendary concert grands, as well as leading electric and upright pianos, all recorded in "outstanding" quality with two microphone positions in up to 20 velocity layers. Additional features include onboard equalization tools, a full tuning editor, a range of technologies to enhance computer resource efficiency as well as a stand-alone mode.
The rustic folk theme quiets down with brief interruptions of what will be the pleading lyrical second theme. Curiously, or maddeningly, the key of this new theme relates to the grand introductory theme, not the theme of the preceding Russian folk theme. This new lyrical theme is moves from orchestra to the piano, which embarks on a fantasy and dramatic cadenza, eventually sputtering out and concluding quietly in yet another new key (C minor, unrelated to all the others so far!). The music stops again. And then a gentle lullaby-like closing melody emerges and concludes the exposition, again in the key related to the grand introductory theme, not the Russian folk theme.
The default sound of the Golden Age Grand is unique and characterful in and of itself. The sound of the beautifully aged grand piano through vintage microphones, vintage pre-amps, and a custom vintage console bring the sound of the golden age directly to your fingertips.
The DIGITAL button engages a third sample set, where the samples have been digitally time-streteched and pitch shifted down a minor third. This will give you the sound of Postcard Piano but with the robust resonance of a grand piano!
The Yamaha grand piano that we sampled for the Golden Age Grand has a history as rich as the Nashville music scene itself. It spent years at the legendary Grand Ole Opry before officially becoming a part of the Johnny Cash TV show. It was used in live performances by Ray Charles, Neil Young, and countless others.
This Court's consideration of the summary judgment motion was of necessity deferred in order to permit access by plaintiff's attorney and also by the defendants' attorney and this Court, to the grand jury testimony of the defendant Steinberg, at relevant times an agent of the BNDD. Following limited release of Steinberg's testimony to the grand jury, discussed below, and further argument, the Court has now taken the entire motion as fully submitted for decision. Familiarity is assumed with respect to all prior proceedings, including this Court's decision in Dale v. Bartels, 532 F. Supp. 973 (S.D.N.Y.1982), requiring disclosure of the grand jury minutes under a protective order.
The Tenth claim is founded on the grand jury testimony of Steinberg. It therefore became obvious that his grand jury testimony had to be made available to this Court and to counsel for the parties. Although the transcript thereof was in possession of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office in this district, the Assistant United States Attorney appearing for defendants in this case, assigned to the Civil Division, had never seen it. Also, because he did not go to trial on the Indictment, Dr. Dale had never actually seen the transcript of the grand jury testimony. See 18 U.S.C. § 3500(e) (3). Disclosure was ordered under a protective order in customary form, pursuant to this Court's Memorandum decision and order dated February 26, 1982, which also provided that the motion for summary judgment disposed of herein be held in abeyance pending production thereof, which has been done.
This Court has carefully reviewed the grand jury minutes of defendant Steinberg, then a Special Agent of the BNDD and now serving as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church in California. Defendant Steinberg's deposition has also been taken in the action, along with that of the informant Covner, mentioned below.
Steinberg's grand jury testimony, taken on February 7, 1973, consists of 33 pages of transcript. Some of it is hearsay, clearly tendered as such. Fairly read, it was sufficient to justify and support the indictment which charged plaintiff and his wife with knowingly and wilfully keeping and maintaining false and fraudulent records in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 812, 827, 843 and 21 C.F.R. § 301, et seq. (First Count); and charged Dr. Dale with making false statements on or about June 9, 1972 to the BNDD as to the amount of his patient caseload in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 (Second Count); and with violating that same statute on July 13, 1972 when he allegedly:
Our analysis of the grand jury testimony compels the inescapable conclusion that Dr. Dale was properly indicted for the violations alleged. There was more than enough in the record, not all of it from Steinberg, to satisfy the threshold requirement that the grand jury find probable cause with respect to the crimes charged. Dr. Dale was not charged with "killing" James Richardson. The unfortunate death of Richardson, however, if associated directly or indirectly with Dr. Dale, provided a motive for the violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 charged in Counts Two and Three of 73 Crim. 163. The information was also inflammatory. 2b1af7f3a8