Clear and uninhibited sound
Wide dynamic range, rich tone with a powerful bass
Stellar clarity in each note
Versatility in sound & timbre with 8 microphone positions
Recorded at Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna
Advanced Release Sample Technology
Pre-configured Main Presets: Concert, Intimate, Player, Pop, Ambience, Vintage
Synchron Bösendorfer Upright
Viennese Tradition of Piano Making
The Bösendorfer Grand Upright 130 incorporates the experience of almost two centuries of grand piano making. Although physically an upright piano, the instrument surprises with subtle nuances and a powerful bass, and yet with a pure and pristine piano sound, without further tonal colors that are usually added by the large body of a concert grand.
The legendary pure and rich Bösendorfer sound is based on the Viennese tradition of piano making with its complex construction. Bösendorfer uses more than 80% naturally dried resonant spruce wood to build an instrument – more than any other manufacturer. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body similar in principle to a violin. Its precise mechanics offer optimum power transmission with maximum controllability. The carefully hand-spun bass strings – steel core strings with one or two layers of copper – also contribute to its warm and sonorous sound.
To capture the Bösendorfer Grand Upright 130 with all its subtleties, our engineers developed a highly precise motion-control system based on a solenoid that controls a noise-free “robot finger”. The micro-controller moves the finger with super-human precision, providing flexible curvatures for down-strokes and release movements, the latter corresponding with the preceding note length and various release speeds.
8 Microphone Positions
In order to capture this marvelous instrument in Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna, our recording engineers used multiple high-end microphone arrays, affording an abundance of options for creating your individual sound.
1. Close 1 – Condenser (Schoeps 2 MK4 ORTF)
2. Close 2 – Ribbon (Royer SF24 Blumlein)
3. Close 3 – Condenser Large Diaphragm (Neumann 2 TLM 170 Cardioids)
4. Mid 1 (Sennheiser MKH 40 ORTF behind the piano)
5. Mid 2 (Schoeps KFM6 over the piano)
6. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (Neumann KM 133)
7. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (Neumann KM 133)
8. Main Surround – Stereo (Neumann KM 184)
Even if you're not using a surround setup, you get more ambience variations and spatial depth out of the Full Library by adding the room and surround microphones' signals to your stereo mix.
Customize Your Personal Sound
In addition to the multitude of options from mixing various microphone signals, the Bösendorfer Upright comes with the free Vienna Synchron Pianos software that offers multiple options for shaping your sound and your playing experience. Hosting a high-performance playback engine, the software provides a full-blown mixer with a broad range of effects such as EQ, compressor, saturator, algorithmic reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, rotary, and many more. You may also adjust the volume of body resonances, sympathetic strings and pedal noises right in the main Play window. In the Edit window you can even tweak EQ, volume, tuning, dynamic range, etc. for each individual key!
The Synchron Bösendorfer Upright supports Native Instruments’ NKS format and is compatible with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine. Use the Light Guide to quickly identify key switches and play ranges of your instruments, browse and preview sounds, and quickly adapt them using pre-configured control knobs.
Windows 8.1/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i5 or AMDAthlon Pro
OSX 10.10.5, Intel Core i5
SSD (M2, SATA 6 or USB3/3.1, UASP Support - HFS+, APFS orNTFS formatted) for the sample content
16 GB RAM
VIENNA KEY or other USB-eLicenser (e.g. a Cubase- orNuendo-Key Soft-eLicensers and iLoks are NOT supported)
Free storage space for the Standard Library: 48.6 GB
Free storage space for the Full Library: 99.4 GB
Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i7/i9/Xeon
macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel Core i7/i9/Xeon
32 GB RAM
AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host
88 key master keyboard