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Embertone Releases: Walker 1955 Steinway 'D'

Discussion in 'COMMERCIAL Announcements' started by Embertone, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Fleer

    Fleer No Method

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    Well said :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Thorsten Meyer

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  3. Virtuoso

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    Damn you all. :mad:

    I've been telling myself all week that I really don't need yet another piano library*. I even spent the evening playing through several of them and deciding that I definitely don't need another...










    ...It's downloading now! (and at a remarkable 212Mb/s!) :dancer:

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    *I currently have all the Synthogy Ivory pianos, Vienna CFX, Garritan CFX, Ravenscroft 275, Spectrasonics Keyscape, all Pianoteq pianos, all Native Instruments pianos and last and most definitely least, Spitfire Hans Zimmer Piano.
     
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  4. slobajudge

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    Haha, I have them also, and you now what ? I delete them all (keep only Pianoteq) and play only this beast :) There are so many great mics combinations, I love Room plus Close the most. This piano just explode with combinations.
     
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  5. keepitsimple

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    So i tried the close mics just now, they have some thinness that i don't like. And when mixed with the default mics, they feel imposed and not necessary.

    So far, nothing comes close to the binaural mics for me which i highly recommend. They're just clear and balanced on all registers yet have a warm attack where you can hear the felts but that attack never gets buttery, it remains pensive and precise.

    Going for the Room mics next.
     
  6. slobajudge

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    Ah, so fun if there is possibility to find what you are looking for. Fortunately this one have that option. I agree, close is thin but with combinations with room shines, at least for me. This is just beginning, will be probably change opinion about mics with time.
     
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  7. keepitsimple

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    I have all of the above pianos. I'm planning to keep Keyscape and Embertone Steinway and probably delete the rest. There's no way i'm deleting Keyscape. The hybrid DUO patches alone makes it indispensable for me. Ivory American D might also stay but only for nostalgic reasons lol.
     
  8. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple Senior Member

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    Are the room mics not as roomy as advertised thus have closeness to them (as stated in a Youtube video review)?
     
  9. slobajudge

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    Room mics reminds me of old recordings from Horowitz. They are not so far. With close together there is more body still there is classical sound from it.
     
  10. muziksculp

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    Hehe.. I'm still resisting the temptation to buy this Piano, If I change my mind, I think the Standard version will be enough for my needs.

    Let's see how long I can resist adding this Grand. :)
     
  11. slobajudge

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    In the meantime while you resist we`ll be playing this piano. You can run but you can`t hide :)
     
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  12. OleJoergensen

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    Thank you for explaining.
     
  13. JPQ

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    Good. and i need orchestra base fixed. i looked your solo strings and trumpet and flutes maybe even. even i dont know when i can buy all what i want i try found solution where i can be happy.
     
  14. rrichard63

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    I left out one group of users: those who like to use headphones while listening to their own performances. They will believe they have died and gone to heaven.
     
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  15. StillLife

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    Purchased yesterday (with the binaural, close and hammer mics). Such beauty. Can't stop playing. Man...
    Just tried out some of Spitfire's free Epic Piano Pads under the default Una Corda....
    This has been one of my most satisfying library purchases, alongside The Canterbury Suitcase and Superior Drummer 3.
     
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  16. Funkybot

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    Has anyone gotten the multi-control to work with multiple microphone positions? I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, or my expectations about what it does are off, but it doesn't seem to work over here. I posted this over on a different forum and had no luck but I'm hoping with a more active, and Kontakt-experienced user-base here, someone can help.

    Here's what I'm doing (experienced using Kontakt 5.7 and later 5.7.1):

    1. Load the "Blank Multi NKM"
    2. Make sure "Mulit Control On" is enabled
    3. Load the Close instrument
    4. Load the Hammer instrument
    5. Make sure both instruments are receiving from Omni and setup my outputs

    Result: I see a "Connected to Multi" message on the GUI of each instrument. So far so good. Now let's test it...

    6. Set the Close instrument to "Stacatto" and play some notes

    Result: The close instrument is "Stacatto" but the hammer instrument is still "normal." The settings aren't in sync visually and they're not in sync when it comes to the audio either (you can hear one stacatto piano with another normal). This is true of al settings. Change the number of layers on one, it's out of sync on the other. Remove the reverb on one, it's still at default on the other. Etc...

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong? It's a truly gorgeous sounding library IMO and I bought the full version (and glad I did) but I'd like to understand how to use it properly (and whether it's user error or a bug). I do wish Embertone created a PDF manual that explained this and more, as that seems pretty standard for any kind of commercial library. No complaints about the sound or playability though!
     
  17. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple Senior Member

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    There seem to be a bug in the multi that they provide. They're aware of it and it's on their list along other bug fixes/improvements.
     
  18. Funkybot

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    Ok, that makes feel somewhat better, but it seems like it doesn't work at all, which is quite the bug. I'll await the update. Thanks!
     
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  19. keepitsimple

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    It doesn't work here either. Just make your own combo for now and save it as a new custom multi. That's what i did.
     
  20. Funkybot

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    I made some custom mutlis for the microphone positions I'd use the most regularly but it seems like it'd be very easy to run into phase issues with things not being entirely in sync (example round robins triggering different samples or adjusting the velocity curve on one instance and needing to make those exact adjustments on the other) so that approach doesn't seem like a satisfactory long-term workaround. If there's a better way to do things I'm all ears (mostly use Kontakt for playback so I'm not an expert). But as you pointed out, if the developer is aware and working on a fix, no need to beat a dead horse any further. Thanks again.
     

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