it is about to see whats the best Pianoteq Grand model i should use, when doing some gig files to be posted here, using GP - Grand Piano. Gigs, meant to be “tested/demoed” by you".
so far, i decided to take the Steinway D. is this a good idea ?
so, please, just vote for which PT Grand i should use / which is the most common one ?
( i prefer one with enhanced keyrange, frankly)
i´d like to create some “patches” to promote my “single Note” “midi-editor” feature request.
I thought, best is to create some patches, and post gig files, so you can play and check yourself.
There is also other things i have in mind, i just should create some Gig files to show you, and to be added to the tipps section.
some racks get busy, i need to decide upfront on my PT Grand model
Very true. The piano that works for classical music may not work for jazz or in a rock band context. I favor the sound of a Yamaha grand (or Steinway) in a straight-ahead jazz context so that’s the standard I use when looking at a VST.
Currently, I use the Native Instruments Grandeur but I am not completely happy with it. Before I switched to VSTs I liked using the Motif S-700 sample. None of the other NI pianos I like but I have not tried Noire.
I am very curious if anyone has tried out the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand.
I play in a pop/rock cover band and have using Pianoteq v7 with great satisfaction. My favourite preset is the New York Steinway D piano. Like David has mentioned above, I tweek it a bit by brightening the sound. Very happy with this product.
As a matter of personal taste, I don’t like Pianoteq.
I prefer 4Front TruePianos
It’s a nice blend of some modelling with multisamples, having a little CPU and RAM/SSD footprint.
Not much activity there since years, sadly.
Blended with some hammer on/off, pedal noise samples and some scripted sympathetic resonance samples from the grands in the NI K6 factory library while muting the regular note samples there, gives me a perfect Grand.
ok, i see.
Looks to me, like everybody has misunderstood my above sentence.
The question was: “the best —> “I” should use” vs. ----> which pianoteq model i should use in a demo gig. (look my quote )
Ok, i will use the Steinway model D. sounds good to me, and has an enhanced keyrange.
EQ ? great reminder ! ok, i´ll add an EQ when i come up with something to post
Nonetheless, ofcourse is an answer in “your understanding of this thread” welcome too.
Personally i ever and ever come back to the common K2 model, which was back then -iirc- the common “free, unchosable” one. Kind of the “cheap” one. (PT 5)
I altered my one a bit. Mostly in the lower keys in a diatocic ( and pentatonic) thinking sheme. So, i have models created per the “key” i´m dealing within.
playing ONLY alone at home, i do exactly the contrary of what you folks do:
i altered the Bass quite a bit. i made the lowest keys full and loud ! Love it
In my few preliminary tests was the K2 model just the best one to deal with “on that”.
The latest file date I have is 1 Dec 2017. The installer is at v1.95 and the Atlantis piano is at v1.92. Diamond, Amber and Sapphire are still at v1.40. Atlantis was supposed to be the v2 preview, but given the complete lack of progress, I’d have to call TruePianos abandonware.
thats also my opinion. It feels “vivid”.
and in fact, at some point in time i begun to hear when sampled Piano librarys were used in Film and commercials. Some 1-2 sampled ones might sound better from what i read, but i guess they´d same level vs. vividness vs. the Grands i heard in films
“you” need to invest some further work to get there.
its not just out of the box. ( as described by yourself).
easily overlooked within your post…(at least, it nearly happened to me )
This is the real strength of a conviction, to be certain of something even if it cannot be verified in a really hexaustive way. If you think about it, you could even say, superior and more realistic than all acoustic pianos.