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I want THIS Steinway sound

A Propos the "Steinway D" sound, are there any demos of Production Voices' "Concert Grand Gold" which I assume is a Steinway D. Nothing at the website that I can find.
 
A Propos the "Steinway D" sound, are there any demos of Production Voices' "Concert Grand Gold" which I assume is a Steinway D. Nothing at the website that I can find.
I have it and can render some MIDI for you John. EDIT: I don’t have the Gold edition, just the standard edition.
 
Do you guys prefer the Xperimenta or the Pianoverse on this one?
None. As soon as the legato scales begin the sample libraries both fail by giving too much attack/accent to each note. It almost reminded me of when people try to bug text to speech program by repeating same words or syllables.
 
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Ya variation in sound would help a lot more. But it's as far as I can get for now.
If anyone has any tips or other VST that works let me know.
 
Slightly off topic, but came to the forum to ask the piano VST experts a question and found this thread.

The aforementioned Vikingur Olafsson released his Goldberg Variations album a few months ago and I am smitten with the sound (as usual, with his playing), especially on the Aria:



From videos it seems like he's still playing a Steinway, but the sound is so intimate and I think I hear tape saturation or something similar as well. Are @CGR's recommendations earlier in the thread still the best way to ... pretend to get in the ballpark of this sound?
 
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Slightly off topic, but came to the forum to ask the piano VST experts a question and found this thread.

The aforementioned Vikingur Olafsson released his Goldberg Variations album a few months ago and I am smitten with the sound (as usual, with his playing), especially on the Aria:



From videos it seems like he's still playing a Steinberg, but the sound is so intimate and I think I hear tape saturation or something similar as well. Are @CGR's recommendations earlier in the thread still the best way to ... pretend to get in the ballpark of this sound?

Here's an excerpt of the Bach Aria with Sampletekk's Black Grand – mix of close + ambient mics, with the Savant Audio QRS Lyndhurst Reverb on the ambient mic:

View attachment Bach ARIA – Sampletekk Black Grand + Savant QRS Lyndhurst Reverb.mp3
 
Interesting thread!

I want this sound, or perhaps I should say, I want these skills... and a real Steinway grand, and a bigger house, and the money for it..... ;)

 
The guys with serious chops like Art Tatum and Volodos tend to have lumberjack bodies and fingers. Go figure. He does insanely difficult pieces (Rach 3, etc.) at insane speeds (and consequently has been criticized for being a "technician" like MAH (Hamelin)).
 
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