Which Steinway D do you think is the best? Ivory or Pianoteq?
maybe you guys can share some of your lovely pianoteq presets ?I think Pianoteq is suited if you have some sound design skills.
I picked it up, but didn't really get along with any of the stock sounds.
But once I spent some time on the forums (is there a forum where Evil Dragon isn't resident genius?) and got into the vast array of options available, I was soon crafting some lovely sounding instruments.
Now I would not part with it for anything.
I still use libraries at times, but often as inspiration for creating a new instrument in pianoteq or Una Corda for instance to add more noise and mechanical sounds to the ones already available in pianoteq.
Haven't used that one, but I have NI Grandeur, Noire, Maverick, Ravenscroft, and all the Addictive Keys and they all sound much better than Pianoteq. Pianoteq's low end is especially bad, its mid to high range is ok.The noise buildup in Piano In Blue was quite ridiculous before they had another noise reduction pass on it. Even then, it's still there and it's annoying.
This is where both Pianoteq and TruePianos do really shine. Because they are modeled, they do much smarter stuff in terms of how different sustained keys interact with each other in upper harmonics and resonate against each other. A lot of interesting stuff happens in a real piano when you have the sustain pedal down and most sample libraries do not capture that at all. There is truth here and I can hear it. Especially if you use some chord extensions, (9th, 11th, etc.) and with sustain engaged...sounds wonderful and sample pianos sound dead. No argument.Well, I disagree there. Low end rumble is something Pianoteq does better than any sample library. Especially when you press that sustain pedal and keep on pounding.
Do some googling about the VSL pianos. At least one of them is known to have some bad tuning. Otherwise they are supposed to be awesome. Their CFX is probably great. The Garritan CFX is also raved about a lot.Anyone want to compare the Ivory II concert d and VSL concert d?
If it's not about creating interesting sounds or a meditation about the isolated low end rumble, there isn't much to say. Pianoteq simply does not sound like a real piano.I would love to be convinced otherwise as I really do like the concept of Pianoteq but when I tried to use it it just sounded very bad on all the presets. (Granted I did not try every preset since there were so many but I tried a lot) Would love to hear other people's creations with it to see what I might be doing wrong