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Galaxy Vintage D


Galaxy Instruments has released Galaxy Vintage D, a virtual grand piano that is based on samples of Bauer Studios’ famous 1920 Steinway D, which has served for legendary recordings. This exceptional Steinway concert grand was built in 1920 in Hamburg in the German factory of Steinway & Sons. Over the last 90 years it has achieved a deep and intimate character and a beautiful singing tone.

Some of the best pianists have recorded legendary albums on this instrument, among them Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Carla Bley, Guillermo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Wolfgang Dauner, John Taylor and many others.

Richie Beirach called it ‘the best piano in the world’.


"Legends" like Neumann U47 and KM53 Mikrophones ,old Siemens Tube-Preamps or the Neve Console at the Bauer Studios were used to capture the individual warm sounding expression of this exceptinal instrument.


Galaxy Instruments has now released this legendary piano as a virtual instrument.

Galaxy Vintage D is the first product of the Galaxypianos product line, equipped with the new Kontakt 4 engine offering more features, better performance, lossless sample compression and an all new user interface, designed specially for Galaxy Pianos.


Facts & Features 

Based on samples of Bauer Studios’ 1920 Steinway D, featured in legendary recordings

13 modeled velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range

Chromatic mapping

Over 2000 samples in 24Bit (10GB/5GB with sample compression)

Chromatic and multiple velocity resonance and release samples

Multi-velocity pedal, damper, hammer and string noises

Real una corda samples

Real overtones

Powered by Kontakt Player 4 engine

New direct access user interface

Lossless sample compression for better disk streaming

True half pedaling when using a continuous sustain pedal

True repedaling and sostenuto

Adjustable pedal, hammer, damper and string noises

Pedal and damper noises dynamically playable with a continuous sustain pedal

Adjustable lid positiion

One-knob control of tone colour and dynamics

Intelligent EQ for warmth, punch and brilliance

Sympathetic string resonance with real overtones

Flexible and easy-to-use velocity editor

Convolution reverb with many different types of rooms, concert halls and ambience

Adjustable stereo width and position

Specially designed compressor for pop piano sounds

Pad Machine

Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds


Windows XP (SP2 )/ Vista/ Win7 (32/64 Bit),

Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM



OSX 10.5 / 10.6

Intel (!!!) Core Duo 1.66 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM


For All

1GB free disc space for player installation

additional hard disc space according to the library size

internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)

DVD drive

This product is delivered digitally. Easy secure download instructions and license information will be emailed to you after you have completed placing your order. Please note this this is usually very fast however, occasionally it may take as long as one to two business days.

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