Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand Virtual Piano

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  • Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano
  • Recorded at Abbey Road Studio One
  • Powered by the ARIA Player
  • Classic, Contemporary and Player Mic Perspectives
  • Flash Drive Contains Compact and Full Versions

Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand Virtual Piano

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The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand is a stunning virtual piano created by the very best in the industry. Garritan took the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand and placed it in Abbey Road Studio One where award winning engineers used the world's greatest equipment to create this stunning virtual instrument.

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Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano

The CFX is a Grand Piano designed for concert, conservatoire and studio performances. It embodies both beauty and power with a rich palette of tones, musical colour and projection. The development and evaluation of this instrument took a team of 40 specialists nearly 20 years!

Each CFX is hand built by a small team of world experts. All materials are meticulously sourced and refined to ensure unprecedented performance giving the CFX enough presence and power to be heard over a full symphony orchestra.

Abbey Road Studio One

Abbey Road Studios really needs no introduction. The legendary studio complex has a history that spans over 80 years and encompasses some of the most celebrated projects in music. Studio One is Abbey Road's largest orchestral studio accommodating an 110 piece orchestra and 100 piece choir simultaneously. The acoustics are clear and warm with a reverb time of 2.3 seconds.

Microphones

A team of highly skilled sound engineers captured the sound of the CFX piano in Abbey Road. A range of microphone set-ups were used to capture a huge range of different sounds and settings. The microphone perspectives were split into three distinct types:

  • Classic: The Classic perspective most faithfully captures the natural tonal character, clarity and nuance of the instrument.

  • Contemporary: The Contemporary perspective creates a piano sound that is bright and hard with lots of attack from the hammers, but also maintains the piano's warmth with intimate ambience.

  • Player: The Player perspective offers the experience of playing the CFX, from the piano bench, in Studio One, particularly when reproduced over high quality headphones.

To read more about the microphones and presets available please download the PDF brochure at the top of this page.

Sytem Requirements

Windows®

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Audio interface compatible with ASIO

Macintosh®

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Both

  • Multi-core processor required
  • 4 GB RAM minimum required. 8 GB RAM or greater recommended.
  • 122 GB of free hard drive space is required for "Full" installation; 24.5 GB is required for "Compact" installation.
  • A dedicated hard drive with fast interface (SATA, USB 3.0, Firewire 800, Thunderbolt) is recommended. A solid-state drive (SSD) is preferred.
  • Internet connection for updates and online registration
  • USB port required for boxed version installation

Optional

  • A MIDI interface may be required if you are using a MIDI keyboard. Many keyboards now use USB.
  • The ability to assign controllers within your keyboard, music program, or sequencer is recommended
  • High-quality speakers and amplifier, or high-quality headphones

The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand sound library is AAX, RTAS, VST, and AU compatible, and is proudly powered by the ARIA Player. There's no need to purchase a separate sampler.