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SillyMidOn

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My problem with IS Walnut Steinway is the velocity layers are a) too few and b) too obvious. When I play it at a constant velocity it sounds excellent, but I can hear the layers switch in and out. CFX and Ivory are far better illusions IMHO in that regard. THe CFX response to velocity is pretty much perfect - the tone changes as you expect a real piano to with no detectable steps.
Intersting - I need to check those two out in more detail. That issue with velocity layers is one I have with all pianos, but with the Walnut I can live best with it. I keep meaning to buy the 127 velocity layer Fazioli that Imperfect Samples do - in theory that one should work best, but that's in theory.

One thing I do dislike about the Walnut Grand is that the samples at very low velocities sound far too different between sustain pedal on and off and there is, on some notes, quite a loud thunk when the pedal moves, on the sample itself, so turning of the pedal noice does not make a difference.
 
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Intersting - I need to check those two out in more detail. That issue with velocity layers is one I have with all pianos, but with the Walnut I can live best with it. I keep meaning to buy the 127 velocity layer Fazioli that Imperfect Samples do - in theory that one should work best, but that's in theory.

One thing I do dislike about the Walnut Grand is that the samples at very low velocities sound far too different between sustain pedal on and off and there is, on some notes, quite a loud thunk when the pedal moves, on the sample itself, so turning of the pedal noice does not make a difference.

No real pedal controls on the IS Fazioli. No half-pedalling.
 

muziksculp

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Hi,

My favorite Piano at this time is the Classic Philharmonik Grand Piano that is a part of the IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik II Library. I hear great things about Pinoteq 6 , I might consider it in the future, but for now I'm very Happy with the Miroslav Piano.

Cheers,
Muziksculp
 

Fleer

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Hi,

My favorite Piano at this time is the Classic Philharmonik Grand Piano that is a part of the IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik II Library. I hear great things about Pinoteq 6 , I might consider it in the future, but for now I'm very Happy with the Miroslav Piano.

Cheers,
Muziksculp
About time I start uncorking that Miro 2.
 
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dman007

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Which of these would you prefer?

C. Bechstein Digital Grand

or

VI Labs True Keys American Grand

...and why?

Thanks in advance
 

studiostuff

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Which of these would you prefer?

C. Bechstein Digital Grand

or

VI Labs True Keys American Grand

...and why?

Thanks in advance

I like the Bechstein. It sounds great to me, and I got it cheap using the edu-discount. I teach music tech at a local college and so, the Bechstein was like $100 if I recall correctly...
 

Fleer

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I like the Bechstein. It sounds great to me, and I got it cheap using the edu-discount. I teach music tech at a local college and so, the Bechstein was like $100 if I recall correctly...
Love that Bechstein Digital. It’s so ‘spot on’ and comes with unique sound design capabilities.
 

sazema

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I remember that time when I used mda-piano and it was very good :) But that time I had HDD with capacity of 1 Gb :)

 
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