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#1617415 - 02/11/11 04:57 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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I've updated the Preset List. You can find the URL in the first posting.

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#1618043 - 02/12/11 05:08 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: ripe_md]
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Well done, ripe_md thumb
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#1618045 - 02/12/11 05:17 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Originally Posted By: vabejas
Question for you TAD: when defining Layer Dynamics settings, how do you proceed? I've tried it, but I don't hear much difference between, let's say a 7 and 10 value. Do you have an example where the difference is really audible?

Sure, there are plenty of examples I'll show you later.

The maximum difference in harmonics with active layer dynamics can be heard when playing Fortissimo and especially in all those cases where the layered voice has a volume balance of (near) equal or greater loudness than the original (single) voice. cool

Just select a few velocity sensitive dual voice mode patches (i.e. no organ voices) from the presets list that meet the above criteria and I'm sure you'll be able to hear a significant difference when you change the layer dynamics parameter from 1 -> 10. Happy hunting! grin

Something else: I just noticed that you posted another performance using the Steinway Grand Devotion preset. Excellent Schumann playing style! http://www.youtube.com/user/jasvabe#p/a/u/0/tYg6d7CUHRA
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#1618066 - 02/12/11 07:03 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: ripe_md]
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Originally Posted By: ripe_md
I've updated the Preset List. You can find the URL in the first posting.

Yep! Great work RipeMD! thumb
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#1618070 - 02/12/11 07:13 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman

The maximum difference in harmonics with active layer dynamics can be heard when playing Fortissimo and especially in all those cases where the layered voice has a volume balance of (near) equal or greater loudness than the original (single) voice. cool

Ok TAD thanks for this, I'll try it out! thumb
Originally Posted By: TADutchman

Something else: I just noticed that you posted another performance using the Steinway Grand Devotion preset. Excellent Schumann playing style! http://www.youtube.com/user/jasvabe#p/a/u/0/tYg6d7CUHRA

Thanks for the publicity, glad you enjoy it! cool
I've deleted my first YT post, didn't enjoy the recording quality with the Zoom H2 close to the piano.
So far I get best results with the direct USB WAV recording method. I don't change anything afterwards, except for Audacity normalizing. Let's say the audio outcome satisfies me for 80%: there is still a lack of transparency and room as compared to the sound I get through my headphones.
The quest for the perfect piano sound is still on! wink
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#1618071 - 02/12/11 07:33 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Originally Posted By: vabejas
Let's say the audio outcome satisfies me for 80%: there is still a lack of transparency and room as compared to the sound I get through my headphones.
That's right (also a lack of attack transient definition and bass). The better the headphones, the bigger the sound quality differences with direct USB recording (in its current state). I personally would estimate USB recording at only about half of the original sound quality compared to playing through my Sennheiser HD595 headphones.

Here's a reference page:
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1618071/5.html

Just scroll down that page to find more posts discussing the perceived lower sound quality with USB recording.


Edited by TADutchman (02/12/11 01:55 PM)
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#1618273 - 02/12/11 01:10 PM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Hi All - a newbie here who has been lurking for a while...such a great forum!

I hate to shortchange all the hard work the Dutchman has put into this patch list, but I would very much like opinions on which you think are the TOP 3 'MUST-HAVE' PIANO PATCHES.

I ask this because I've just bought a CA63 for my mother as an upgrade to an older Yamaha CLP-130. I want to add a few of these to her piano for her that will wow her (she's a technically challenged senior) and I'll only have a limited amount of time to pop them in for her.

Some variety in you recommendations would be nice (i.e. 3 tasteful differing sounds rather than 3 Steinway variations). Also, she will never be using headphones, so sounds that will work well through the stock speakers are preferred.

Thanks in advance!
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#1618286 - 02/12/11 01:30 PM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: Dogbert
I hate to shortchange all the hard work the Dutchman has put into this patch list, but I would very much like opinions on which you think are the TOP 3 'MUST-HAVE' PIANO PATCHES.
Hi Dogbert, don't worry about it, here's a versatile Top 3 example for classical, jazz/pop and ragtime (quite curious about other Top 3 entries):

1. STEINWAY GRAND DEVOTION R2.1 - normal touch edition
2. THE WAY IT IS R1.0 - half open lid
3. PUB PIANO SING-A-LONG R1.0 (Scott Joplin)

By the way, does your mother happen to like harp music too? (there are 8+1 memory slots available in total). This harp preset is supposed to sound like a CD recording from the Sint-Baafs Cathedral in Ghent (Belgium) whistle


HARDCORE HARP MEDITATION R1.0

Dual Voice: Harp, volume 8 + Pick Nylon Gt., volume 2

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +6, mid -2, high +1

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: dynamic
2 - 5 Touch: light

3 Key Settings
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 9

Reverb: Hall 2

Effects: Delay 3, time 3, depth 4
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#1618425 - 02/12/11 04:59 PM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Thanks for the suggestions Mr. Dutchman! I don't think she'd be all that interested in a Harp patch but I appreciate the thought (more likely some organ patches, since she occasional plays church music, but the built in organ presets are probably already adequate).

I have a question for you: In reviewing past threads on the CA63/93, there was some discussion about the default 'normal' touch setting as being on the sensitive side and that 'heavy' provided a more realistic response. One poster even suggested Kawai change the default setting to heavy. The thread just sort of ended without resolution but I notice that most of your piano patches use normal or even light touch settings. Could you share your thoughts on the touch levels?
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#1618690 - 02/13/11 02:50 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: Dogbert]
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Originally Posted By: Dogbert
...more likely some organ patches, since she occasional plays church music, but the built in organ presets are probably already adequate).
Well, i.m.h.o. they are not adequate when just selected from the soundlist (no real presets). You'd better check out the optimised church organs in the Organ section of the CA93/C63 presets list. cool
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#1618696 - 02/13/11 03:03 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: Dogbert]
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Originally Posted By: Dogbert
I have a question for you: In reviewing past threads on the CA63/93, there was some discussion about the default 'normal' touch setting as being on the sensitive side and that 'heavy' provided a more realistic response. One poster even suggested Kawai change the default setting to heavy. The thread just sort of ended without resolution but I notice that most of your piano patches use normal or even light touch settings. Could you share your thoughts on the touch levels?

Sure, the CA93/CA63 implementation of touch sensitivity is a little more complex than stated in the user manual. Why? Because also the brilliance of the sound is affected at the same time. For example, when you select heavy touch, not only the touch curve changes but also the overall sound gets darker.
Knowing this, you could select normal or light touch to get more brilliance and adjust other parameters like voicing to (at least partly) compensate for the lighter touch. (The MP10 has a separate brilliance parameter, which would come in quite handy so I've requested that towards Kawai for the CA93/CA63 firmware some time ago already).
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#1618822 - 02/13/11 09:07 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman

Sure, the CA93/CA63 implementation of touch sensitivity is a little more complex than stated in the user manual. Why? Because also the brilliance of the sound is affected at the same time. For example, when you select heavy touch, not only the touch curve changes but also the overall sound gets darker.
Knowing this, you could select normal or light touch to get more brilliance and adjust other parameters like voicing to (at least partly) compensate for the lighter touch. (The MP10 has a separate brilliance parameter, which would come in quite handy so I've requested that towards Kawai for the CA93/CA63 firmware some time ago already).


Very informative response and after reviewing your patches I see that you're working the touch, voicing and tone control to achieve the appropriate brilliance. Thanks!
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#1619009 - 02/13/11 01:36 PM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Let's just not spend 150 grand on a fairly bright grand! shocked grin


YAMMIE YAMAHA CFIIIS R1.0

Dual Voice: Mellow Grand, volume 5 + Mellow Grand 2, volume 5

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +2, mid +1, high -3

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: dynamic
2 - 2 Damper resonance: 6
2 - 3 String resonance: 10
2 - 4 Key off effect: 6
2 - 5 Touch: normal
2 - 8 Stretch tuning: Wide

3 Key Settings
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 10

Reverb: Hall 2

Effect: Delay 3, time 2, depth 2
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#1620349 - 02/15/11 01:29 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Let's shake the tree! wink

Do you recall this one-liner? It may still take a while, but hold on, following 'the sequence of events', my not so wild guess is that a CA93/CA63 firmware update with new/improved feature(s) is upcoming...
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#1620513 - 02/15/11 09:49 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Let's just not spend 150 grand on a fairly bright grand! shocked grin


YAMMIE YAMAHA CFIIIS R1.0
...


A preset at this price deserves a review! wink

I've put it in my 2nd slot for a while, it's a very funny experience, like having two completely different piano's at once. Playing at p or pp level, its extremely dark and mellow, when reaching mf and beyond it turns out bright, wide and resonant. Very difficult to master the transition between these two spectrums, for everyday use,mmm...not sure. It's 'another' sound, I'll keep testing it for a while, promising patch! thumb
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#1620515 - 02/15/11 09:52 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Let's shake the tree! wink

Do you recall this one-liner? It may still take a while, but hold on, following 'the sequence of events', my not so wild guess is that a CA93/CA63 firmware update with new/improved feature(s) is upcoming...

Is that so? I wonder what the improvements might be...I'm very curious. More preset space?? wink
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#1620546 - 02/15/11 10:31 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Originally Posted By: vabejas
I'll keep testing it for a while, promising patch! thumb
Thanks, I'll keep updating it for a while... cool


In other words, it's like trying to manage a Chinese colleague of mine:

Me: "Please confirm that you will do this as agreed."
She: "I will see what I can do." grin
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#1621153 - 02/16/11 04:06 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Originally Posted By: vabejas
Very difficult to master the transition between these two spectrums
What happens when you switch from normal touch to light touch? I know it will yield very bright fortissimos (could work on that later), but just focussing on the transition I mean...
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#1621200 - 02/16/11 07:19 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Originally Posted By: vabejas
Very difficult to master the transition between these two spectrums
What happens when you switch from normal touch to light touch? I know it will yield very bright fortissimos (could work on that later), but just focussing on the transition I mean...

I've tried it, better transition, but personally I'm not too keen on any classical piano with 'light touch' settings. It's a completely different story when playing modern stuff, where it's perfectly acceptable or even desired.
My favorite classical piano sounds mellow and woody, like the Steinway or Fazioli when playing pp>p and from mf> resonant,wide, full and bright. The action should be heavy enough to take full advantage of the sophisticated key weighting system of the CA-93/63.
That's why Brutal Bösie and me are still not friends, I can't play with nuances, despite the impressive basses in that patch.
Too loud.
My best friend so far is still the Steinway GD, sometimes it sounds 'off' on some notes (maybe because the guitar layer has some funny slides. Have you tried some solo finger/pick nylon notes, boingg!!?) and it sounds slightly 'phasy' as well. I consider it part of it's personality. The Fazioli is nice, woody but with less personality in the upper register.
The Ambient Steinway is nice as well, but a bit heavy-handed for my taste.
I liked the ExMax in the beginning, but there is a certain hollowness about it when playing live. The Shigeru is too shallow and clangy in the discant, very much sounding like a DP, I'm not too crazy about it anymore.
It's like tasting wines on different days, depends on your mood how you appreciate it.
I'm sure that one day you will come out with the perfect piano, you're almost there, keep searching TAD!! thumb
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#1621211 - 02/16/11 07:40 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Interesting comments, thanks. smile

As you told me, your experience is that the timbre of the Steinway Grand Devotion mellow1 based piano preset is warm and maybe therefore seemingly just so very slightly 'off' sometimes. This is actually considered a big asset, as it delivers a very non-DP like living organic, acoustic grand piano sound! This in strong contrast with the basic concert grand sound, which you personally find "just plain ugly, sterile, without body, like the average Yamaha DP." grin wink
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#1621845 - 02/17/11 02:52 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: vabejas
I'm sure that one day you will come out with the perfect piano, you're almost there, keep searching TAD!! thumb
Now, let's see what we've got here and throw in a beta with a few careful changes, reflecting the following ideas: cool whistle

* Even more organic timbre (slightly darker for normal touch, Chopin would love this).
* A TAD deeper acoustic surround presence.
* Remove any occasional small overdrive side-effect some people have experienced (they called this 'phasing'), most likely originating from the EQ boost being handled by the internal compressor/limiter*.
* Improve headphones/recording compatibility (not limited to high-end gear).



STEINWAY GRAND DEVOTION 3.0 BETA

Dual Voice: Mellow Grand, volume 9 + Finger Nylon Gt. (CA93) / Pick Nylon Gt. (CA63/CA93), volume 1

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +5, mid +3, high +1

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: mellow 1
2 - 2 Damper resonance: 10
2 - 3 String resonance: 10
2 - 4 Key off effect: 8
2 - 5 Touch: light (open lid), normal (half open lid), heavy (closed lid)
2 - 8 Stretch tuning: Wide

3 Key Settings
3 - 3 Layer octave: -1
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 9

Reverb: Hall 2

Effect: Delay 3, time 1, depth 5


*) http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1482532.html#Post1482532


Edited by TADutchman (02/17/11 12:18 PM)
Edit Reason: lid simulation added
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#1622290 - 02/17/11 04:32 PM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Originally Posted By: vabejas
Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Let's shake the tree! wink

Do you recall this one-liner? It may still take a while, but hold on, following 'the sequence of events', my not so wild guess is that a CA93/CA63 firmware update with new/improved feature(s) is upcoming...

Is that so? I wonder what the improvements might be...I'm very curious. More preset space?? wink


I want an USB Preset Loader cry

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#1622631 - 02/18/11 02:58 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Here's another update... smile


YAMMIE YAMAHA CFIIIS R2.0

Dual Voice: Mellow Grand, volume 5 + Mellow Grand 2, volume 5

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +2, mid -2, high +2

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: bright1 (open lid), normal (half open lid), mellow1 (closed lid), mellow2 (hermetically sealed lid) grin
2 - 2 Damper resonance: 9
2 - 3 String resonance: 9
2 - 4 Key off effect: 6
2 - 5 Touch: normal
2 - 8 Stretch tuning: Wide

3 Key Settings
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 7

Reverb: Hall 2

Effect: Delay 3, time 2, depth 3
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#1622690 - 02/18/11 06:36 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
...

STEINWAY GRAND DEVOTION 3.0 BETA
...

You can remove the Beta-label TAD, as far as I'm concerned, it's an improvement, although minor, you've only changed the tone settings, or did I miss something?
It's slightly more balanced, less distortion through headphones, good Job! thumb
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#1622711 - 02/18/11 07:35 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Here's another update... smile


YAMMIE YAMAHA CFIIIS R2.0
...


Now here's another piano I can live with: transition between soft and loud are much more in control compared to R.1.0. I don't mind playing with a closed lid, I like the mellow voicing best. The bright voicing is reserved for Coldplay stuff etc...

Well done again TAD, it's about time they build you a statue at "Kawai Square" in Ryuyo, or award you with the 'Blue Ribbon Medal' from the Emperor of Japan! grin laugh

I wish I wasn't the only reviewer at the moment though, the remarks from Pinipon, Mucci etc. were very valuable at the start of this great thread, where are you hiding guys?? wink
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#1622719 - 02/18/11 07:51 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Originally Posted By: vabejas
You can remove the Beta-label TAD, as far as I'm concerned
Thanks for your feedback, here's the finetuned final release! shocked cool
A combination of EQ, layer dynamics and FX were needed to accomplish this, but that's in hindsight because it's all about timbre matching by ear. whistle


STEINWAY GRAND DEVOTION R3.0 - NORMAL TOUCH EDITION

Dual Voice: Mellow Grand, volume 9 + Finger Nylon Gt. (CA93) / Pick Nylon Gt. (CA63/CA93), volume 1

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +5, mid +3, high +2

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: mellow 1
2 - 2 Damper resonance: 10
2 - 3 String resonance: 10
2 - 4 Key off effect: 8
2 - 5 Touch: normal
2 - 8 Stretch tuning: Wide

3 Key Settings
3 - 3 Layer octave: -1
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 9

Reverb: Hall 2

Effect: Delay 3, time 1, depth 4
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K A W A I ..... R O L A N D ......... E - M U
C A - 9 3 ......... A X - 7 ...... X B O A R D - 4 9

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#1623418 - 02/19/11 03:17 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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STEINWAY GRAND DEVOTION R3.0 - LIGHT TOUCH EDITION

Dual Voice: Mellow Grand, volume 9 + Finger Nylon Gt. (CA93) / Pick Nylon Gt. (CA63/CA93), volume 1

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +5, mid 0, high -1

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: mellow 2
2 - 2 Damper resonance: 10
2 - 3 String resonance: 10
2 - 4 Key off effect: 9
2 - 5 Touch: light
2 - 8 Stretch tuning: Wide

3 Key Settings
3 - 3 Layer octave: -1
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 9

Reverb: Hall 2

Effect: Delay 3, time 1, depth 4
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K A W A I ..... R O L A N D ......... E - M U
C A - 9 3 ......... A X - 7 ...... X B O A R D - 4 9

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#1623419 - 02/19/11 03:18 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
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Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 760
Loc: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands


STEINWAY GRAND DEVOTION R3.0 - HEAVY TOUCH EDITION

Dual Voice: Mellow Grand, volume 9 + Finger Nylon Gt. (CA93) / Pick Nylon Gt. (CA63/CA93), volume 1

1 Basic Settings
1 - 3 Tone control: low +4, mid +2, high +4

2 Virtual Technician
2 - 1 Voicing: normal
2 - 2 Damper resonance: 10
2 - 3 String resonance: 10
2 - 4 Key off effect: 7
2 - 5 Touch: heavy
2 - 8 Stretch tuning: Wide

3 Key Settings
3 - 3 Layer octave: -1
3 - 4 Layer dynamics: 9

Reverb: Hall 2

Effect: Delay 3, time 1, depth 4
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K A W A I ..... R O L A N D ......... E - M U
C A - 9 3 ......... A X - 7 ...... X B O A R D - 4 9

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#1623578 - 02/19/11 11:06 AM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: vabejas]
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 68
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Originally Posted By: vabejas

I wish I wasn't the only reviewer at the moment though, the remarks from Pinipon, Mucci etc. were very valuable at the start of this great thread, where are you hiding guys?? wink


I've been away for a while, but now I'm back wink
Let me try the last patches and I give you me feedback soon.

Since the beginning of this year, most of time I'm using the patch Take the EX to the MAX R1.0 (half open lid version): I think it's a remarkable patch for every style of music, good playability and nice dynamics, deep bass and clear treble...

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#1623772 - 02/19/11 05:08 PM Re: Exclusively for KAWAI CA93/CA63 owners: custom settings [Re: TADutchman]
TADutchman Offline
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Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 760
Loc: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Welcome back, Pini! smile

Talking about taking the EX to the Max, Kawai is quite often the winner's choice when it comes to international piano competitions. I'm preparing a special patch that reflects the qualities of the KAWAI EX in a big concert hall. It will be called KAWAI EX - THE WINNER'S CHOICE. cool

http://www.kawaius.com/main_links/why_kawai/winners_choice_09.html
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K A W A I ..... R O L A N D ......... E - M U
C A - 9 3 ......... A X - 7 ...... X B O A R D - 4 9

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