Kawai sampled piano

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  1. CGR

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    Just checked this out today - The Basilica Pianos v1.3 - Grand Piano:
    https://www.michaelpichermusic.com/the-basilica-pianos
    It's a Kawai RX7 grand piano sampled pedal down & pedal up and does a nice job in the free Plogue sforzando cross-fading between the sample sets. Very basic GUI, but don't let that put you off - it's a really nice 'up-front' cleanly sampled piano. There's also a Kawai upright piano sold separately, or as a bundle with the Grand piano.
     
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    Really impressed with this piano. It has a solid hammer attack and a full resonance which is missing in many other sampled pianos costing much more. It really comes to life with some compression/saturation & reverb. Here's some simple chord progressions sustaining so you can hear the tone (reverb used is Valhalla Room). The key action/mechanism sounds you can hear are adjustable, as are the pedal noises.

     

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  3. chapbot

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    That does sound quite good, and I think your demo here sells it much better than the website that's selling it! Inexpensive, too.
     
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    I could hear its potential from the website demos, downloaded the free demo version (limited to a few octaves) and knew straight away it was one to grab. On sale at the moment too. It's Kawai's answer to the Yamaha C7, and a great alternative for that full 'upfront' sound. Expressive enough to let you pull back and go softer also:

     

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  5. slobajudge

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    Yeah, I also try demo, and like you said it really comes to life with some external reverb. I like it. It is excellent alternative for low specs systems and sounds very good. Little less on character side but for that price is unbeatable and reliable on first testing.
     
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  6. LHall

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    I'm fortunate enough to own and record on a beautiful Kawai RX7. It is a gorgeous piano. I'll look forward to checking this out.
     
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    Eh, lucky you, I am looking forward for your opinion about it. Nothing better than real acoustic near digital sample for clear decision.
     
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    Nice one! They are a very impressive piano. I played a Shigeru Kawai SK6 a few years ago that was stunning. Interested to hear your thoughts on the comparison of the Basilica Kawai RX-7 to the real thing.
     
  9. LHall

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    It will be sometime next week, but I'll record some things on both and post the results. So far I'm really liking the Basilica.
     
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  10. Pantonal

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    The last thing I needed was another piano, but for $27 why not? What a find! This piano is awesome! It's very playable and responsive. It makes my old Yamaha P-60 feel like a responsive piano. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Move over Garritan CFX.
     
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  11. chasmanian

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    thank you CGR.
    your audio clips are so awesome.
    I have tried the demos.
    I really like the Upright, and am definitely getting it.
    just love the sound.
     
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