VSL Synchron Steinway D is coming...

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by al_net77, Dec 6, 2018 at 2:36 AM.

  1. al_net77

    al_net77 Senior Member

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    Synchron Pianos 1.1.1103
    • Added: Support for Steinway D
    • Improved: Performance when releasing sustain pedal
    • Improved: Rare crashes when closing sessions


    Yes... :) :)
     
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  2. Stefan@VSL

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    Happy to confirm we just released the Steinway & Sons D-274.
    Over 4,000 samples per key for maximum authenticity, and that's just one of the many key features!
    Happy Holidays from Vienna!
     
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  3. Batrawi

    Batrawi Senior Member

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    Whaddaf#@$ :faint:! That would require a hard space costing more than a real Steinway..!
     
  4. Cartoon

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    • Free hard drive space Standard Library: 117.9 GB (individual microphone data can be removed) so it can be less I guess
     
  5. Gerbil

    Gerbil Senior Member

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    Interested. I'd really like to hear some softer una corda demos first though.
     
  6. Salorom

    Salorom Senior Member

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    Stunning. Check (and compare) the demos that were also made with the CFX, the sound is gorgeous.
     
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  7. Guy Bacos

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    I don't want to sound bias, but I give it a 2 big thumbs up.
     
  8. Olfirf

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    Wow! A good VSL-comeback, I would say! :)
    @Guy: Did you play in the 2 pieces by Nicholas Decrescent from the demos? I found nothing but death metal by googling that name! ;) I was going to look for CDs and maybe sheet music ...
     
  9. Guy Bacos

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    No, but I wish I did, great playing.
     
  10. Olfirf

    Olfirf Senior Member

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    Indeed! Anyone from VSL? Paul? Could you enlighten us who that guy is? Reminds me of Dave Grusin a little bit.
     
  11. Olfirf

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    But the Ritual fire dance must have been your playing. I love that transcription. Great playing there, too! I just whish, you could have done the first part as well. These long trills are always a challenge for a sampled piano and I would have loved to see how the new VSL Steinway would have coped with them.
     
  12. Guy Bacos

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    I imagine someone from VSL will eventually chime in about the mysterious artist, I have no idea. Yes, the Ritual Fire Dance is me, the live videos are me, sorry about the carpet...
     
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  13. CGR

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    Really enjoyed hearing & seeing your live playing video demos Guy. Looks like the touch response to dynamics & repetitions is highly expressive and realistic. What controller did you use? BTW . . . I forgive you for the carpet ;)
     
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  14. Lee Blaske

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    Demos of the new D sound really good. A nice contrast to the CFX (which I also really like and use a LOT).
     
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  15. Mason

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    Probably a pseudonym.
     
  16. jamwerks

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    Steinway sounds great. Quite a bit different than the CFX, very tempting!
     
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  17. CGR

    CGR Pianist/Composer/Arranger

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    Interesting video here, showing classical pianist Stefan Mendl's first experience playing it (4th video - LIVE: Stefan Mendl First Contact with a sampled Steinway):

    https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Steinway_D#!Videos

    Check out that surround sound speaker system though!
    Watch his reaction after the passage he plays starting @ 5:25
     
  18. slobajudge

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    Yes, his reaction to this orchestra reverb sound is obviously fantastic, but what worries me is his almost cold reaction when he was playing slow piece from the start where I expect to hear some close resonance and less reverb but no. Eh, time will tell.
     
  19. CGR

    CGR Pianist/Composer/Arranger

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    I thought the same, but given he has very little experience with sampled pianos, that disconnect when the sound is coming from speakers around you (and not feeling the sound vibrations in your fingers & body) can be confusing, and off putting. It's often such a different experience being a player compared to being a listener of your own performances. Quite often I'll play & record with a virtual piano and feel like it's not working, then listen back later and be pleasantly surprised.

    As a recorded sound, those first passages he played sounded fantastic to me on my studio monitors. For me, it would be difficult to pick it as not a real acoustic piano performance.
     
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  20. CGR

    CGR Pianist/Composer/Arranger

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    To be fair to VSL, I appreciate them releasing video of what appears to be Stefan's honest reactions, unlike so many over-hyped marketing/promo/teaser videos I've watched of average to poor quality virtual instruments from other developers.
     
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