One more vote for having the option to 'lock' response knob.
Thank you!I've recommended the Simple Sam Signature Grand quite a few times here, and what sold me was this soft jazz track:
(bill.mp3)It's not so much a matter of dB but of the way the G opens up and gets bright sooner compared to neighbouring keys... I wanted to edit it myself (and a few other notes) but I couldn't find the right map. Should be easy to a more experienced Kontakt user.vi-control.net
But it's really upfront in that track, and that's imho where the sssg shines. But it's not your typical cut-through-the-mix piano. So if your fusion jazz / prog rock stuff is pretty dense, then this might not be the best choice. Of course it can be EQed to cut through.
You could have a look at the current sampletekk sale.
Don't get me wrong. I love the sssg. It's a wonderful library with a certain wow factor, but in your case I'd consider some other options as well to get some more contrast (else you'd have 2 Steinway Ds).
OK, then I take back my non-recommendation.Thank you!
I wouldn't say my stuff that I'm wanting to record is particularly 'dense' as such - it's just piano, drums & bass with the piano taking dominance, but the parts are quite busy, especially piano and drums. The piano needs to be clear and be heard.
To be honest, I wlll probably end up just buying the library whilst it's on sale for my other piano solo recordings if nothing else. Have been using The Grandeur for most recordings since about 2016 now, so am starting to get a bit tired of it! If the SSSG works with my jazz track then great (I'm hopeful based on what I've seen). If not, have got a great piano to work with on other things and can take a look at what sampletekk are offering, which appears to be a lot of pianos based on a quick look at their site. Crikey.
...... just when going for several with their 80% promo !Simple Sam pisses all over the sampletekk stuff anyway..