Post Musical Instruments (PMI) on Friday introduced
PMI iPianos ’05
— a sample pack for GarageBand 2 that replicates the sound of grand pianos. Included in this pack are PMI Bösendorfer 290, Yamaha C7, Steinway D, the Emperor (a reproduction of the Bösendorfer 290 SE Imperial Grand Piano) and The Old Lady, a reproduction of a Model 1923 Steinway D Concert Grand Piano. The sampled pianos use the EXS24 sampler engine found in Logic Pro 7 — each one contains about 500MB of sample data. Playable demo files are available for download. The package costs US$55 and ships on DVD. iPianos ’05 is compatible with GarageBand 2, Logic Express and Logic 7. System requirements call for 512MB RAM, 4GB hard disk space and Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later.