We will be releasing the EXS24 Bosendorfer Imperial the first of next week,
which is the only 24 bit sampled piano in the world!
With the current version of EXS24 version 5, triggering a different group of
pedal down samples with the sustain pedal controller is not currently
supported, but will be in a few weeks with the release of Logic/EXS24 version 5.2. The
release samples will be supported in a few weeks following the release of
version 5.2 with a subsequent upgrade that Apple/Emagic will be releasing
With the purchase of the Bosendorfer Imperial in EXS24 format, all of the
samples are included... pedal up, pedal down, and release samples, with
four velocity layers of each, and all notes sampled with no pitch shifting of
any samples. With version 5.0, you will currently only be able to access the
pedal up samples, but you will have the other pedal down and release samples
sitting on your computer ready to go with the release of version 5.2, which will support triggering a different group of pedal down samples with the sustain controller, and
you will have the release samples working with the subsequent EXS24 upgrade
which will follow a few weeks later. The anticipated release date for Logic/EXS24 version 5.2 is August 1, 2002.
As these upgrades are released, I will send customers the upgraded EXS24 file for
this piano, which will activate these other pedal down and release samples that you will have
sitting on your computer. These EXS24 file upgrades are just a few
kilobytes in size and therefore will be attached to an email sent to customers.
The upgrade is just a simple matter of dropping this small upgraded EXS24 file
into your EXS instrument folder.
The price on this new 24 bit EXS24 Bosendorfer Imperial is $199.00.
For Giga users who have purchased the Bosendorfer Imperial in Giga format and are interested in having the 24 bit EXS24 version, a reasonable cross-grade plan is available.
For mp3 demos, user comments, and further information, go to www.bardstownaudio.com