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#1753890 - 09/17/11 12:37 AM Guess the piano...........
Dave Ferris Offline
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We all can get pretty intense over piano sounds, actions, player connections, etc.- but the bottom line to me is that the player, the music and end result are always more important then the tool.

These are friends of mine-Janelle Sadler on vocals and her husband Robin Swenson on piano.

So guess the digital piano/synth/keyboard Robin is playing here--I think everyone will be quite surprised. I know I was when he told me what he used on this CD.

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sorry I had to remove the link-the amount of people downloading the file was putting me over my *free limit* that divshare allows....


Edited by Dave Ferris (09/18/11 02:30 PM)
Edit Reason: removed link
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#1753903 - 09/17/11 01:25 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Thank you for that.

Fresh arrangement of what is IMO at best a so-so song ("Heart of me"? Puhleez). Singer is good, but her accompanist is beyond good, he's wonderful. Terrific playing, changes, voicings. Obviously Swenson is a masterful and creative musician. What instrument is he playing?

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#1753911 - 09/17/11 01:44 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Hey Dave, great stuff...

Your vocalist reminds me a bit of Diana Krall, and, that's a nice style.

Very well done!

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#1753913 - 09/17/11 01:48 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: moleskincrusher]
Dave Ferris Offline
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Originally Posted By: moleskincrusher
What instrument is he playing?


Yes both Rob & Jannelle are terrific, glad you enjoyed it. But that's the title of thread--guess the piano.

Originally Posted By: pv88
Your vocalist really reminds me a bit of Diana Krall,



Thanks pv88 but again her husband Robin is playing piano here. But Janelle and I have worked together quite often over the years.
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#1753929 - 09/17/11 03:01 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: pv88]
Talaf Offline
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Originally Posted By: pv88
Your vocalist reminds me a bit of Diana Krall


My thoughts exactly ^_^

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#1753934 - 09/17/11 03:56 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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I really don't hear much of an attack from the piano, was it compressed a great deal?

I would hesitate to make a guess. Since the piano sounded in tune I would think we could rule out an acoustic but severely compressing a perfectly in tune acoustic might make it sound the same way.
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#1753942 - 09/17/11 04:28 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Kurzweil
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#1754053 - 09/17/11 11:28 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: EssBrace]
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#1754060 - 09/17/11 11:58 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Williams Allegro?
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#1754065 - 09/17/11 12:04 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Williams Allegro?


That made me smile.
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#1754067 - 09/17/11 12:05 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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It's hard to tell the piano manufacturer from the recording. To my ears the DP in the recoding wouldn't sound good as a stand alone instrument, but it sits in the mix very nicely. I would guess it's either a Yamaha, Casio, or possibly Studiologic.
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#1754073 - 09/17/11 12:17 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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On the road at the moment so can't listen adequately to guess but James, you owe me a dry cleaning bill thanks to your suggestion. Diet Coke all over my stage clothes! smile
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#1754080 - 09/17/11 12:42 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Kurzweil K250.

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#1754081 - 09/17/11 12:47 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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This sounds a bit Kurzweil-ish to me too.
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#1754108 - 09/17/11 02:16 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: LesCharles73]
Dave Ferris Offline
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Good ears. Steve nailed it first and then it became I guess all too obvious to Kurz owners. Yes it's the older PC2X he used here.

Another keyboard player friend of mine is selling his PC3X for $1400, he just bought the Kronos 73. If it wasn't 54 lbs. I might buy it....
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#1754111 - 09/17/11 02:24 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Do I win a prize? grin
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#1754120 - 09/17/11 02:57 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: EssBrace]
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#1754133 - 09/17/11 03:26 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Lovely....just what I always wanted! Thanks Dave.
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#1754178 - 09/17/11 05:15 PM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
reza Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris
but the bottom line to me is that the player, the music and end result are always more important then the tool.

smile

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#1754469 - 09/18/11 03:05 AM Re: Guess the piano........... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Too good for the K250. smile (I'm not intimately familiar with the more recent Kurzies though, and would have had no chance of guessing this) Sounds good.

Greg.

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