Tel Aviv, Israel (May 12, 2017)—Waves Audio is now shipping its Waves Grand Rhapsody piano plug-in, a significant addition to its expanding line of virtual instruments. Grand Rhapsody was sampled from the Fazioli F228 grand piano housed at London’s Metropolis Studios, a piano contributing to many successful productions (such as Adele’s “Hello”).
Interestingly, the modeled Fazioli F228 is built of wood from the same red spruce forest where Antonio Stradivari cultivated his rare and celebrated violins. According to Waves, sonic characteristics of the F228 include notably “deep bass, rich resonance and crystal clear tonal qualities produced by the wood.”
Recorded at Metropolis with eight different pairs of mics—B&K 4007, Shure SM57, Neumann U87, Royer R-121, sE RN17, Coles 4038, Neumann KM84 and AKG C451—the Grand Rhapsody virtual piano plug-in “delivers the same majestic sound as the original piano, with added features that only a plugin can provide,” explains Waves promotional materials.
Waves Grand Rhapsody allows blending and positioning of up to three mic pairs; pedal technique, key up and sympathetic resonances; and EQ, compressor, limiter, delay, and reverb application based on Waves’ H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb.
The Waves Grand Rhapsody plugin can be used as a plug-in in your DAW or as a standalone instrument.