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#1752781 - 09/15/11 06:24 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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Definitely that too, so make sure you include some slow music requiring long sustain in your recording grin.

The feeling of realism is a combination of the immediacy of the DP's response to the fingers (and the way you play), and the subsequent sound after you've hit the key, and that is really what separates the V-P/Grand from all other DPs.

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#1752806 - 09/15/11 07:54 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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Honestly- i think v-piano owners are a small group (perhaps older too) and maybe more piano oriented and less technology oriented, so most of us are techo-morons (i stand at the front of this line...) with the recording/uploading kind of stuff. i have come down to two tweaked pianos i like on mine, and i have made a couple midi files and am going to post them on soundcloud as soon as i get the audio recordings presentable, assuming i don't blow myself up trying to upload them.

what i would like to do is record the files with my two "pianos"- one a version of VP1 Mellow, and the other a version of Silver Dynamic- (and after doing this for months those are the only two i'm willing to work with- for now- although Impactance has a lot of potential). If i can figure out how to upload the midi file too i'd love to have Zachary run it through his NP88 or N2 to see how it compares soundwise.

Kudos to the v-piano user (i can't remember who it was) who pushed the button on tweaking decay and damper time- those two adjustments (along with Tone Color) have made me rethink capital punishment for my v-friend.


Edited by bfb (09/15/11 08:03 AM)
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#1753029 - 09/15/11 03:18 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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Well, mine showed up today damaged frown So I have to wait until next week for a replacement. I built the stand and everything. Oh well..
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#1753030 - 09/15/11 03:19 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Kona_V-Piano]
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Originally Posted By: Kona_V-Piano
Well, mine showed up today damaged frown So I have to wait until next week for a replacement. I built the stand and everything. Oh well..

Oh, that really is too bad - very sorry to hear that. It's so deflating to be let down like that, particularly with such an expensive item. I do hope you manage to get it sorted very soon.

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#1753211 - 09/15/11 09:47 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Kona_V-Piano]
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@Kona_V-Piano,

Very sorry to hear of this...

I would be really mad with UPS on this assuming that it went UPS ground? Since they are probably the ones at fault for delivering a damaged piano.

I have seen enough of this to know that boxes can be badly mishandled anywhere along the delivery route as almost anything can happen. Be sure that the seller/store knows this right away and I hope you can get the replacement soon.

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#1753214 - 09/15/11 10:02 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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pv88, it's easy to blame the shipping agents when products arrived damaged on arrival, however there is a long distribution line from factory to warehouse to store to distribution centre to customer. Each step can result in damage - not just the final delivery.

Kind regards,
James
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#1753220 - 09/15/11 10:14 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: pv88]
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Extra note:

I can empathize with Kona_V-Piano's predicament here, as it is just another headache to contend with that no one needs, especially with an expensive piece of equipment like the V-Piano. And, it's quite heavy, too.

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#1753224 - 09/15/11 10:18 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Kawai James]
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Hi James,

Please do read through my post again, as I am not putting blame on any one individual here, as damage can happen "anywhere along the delivery route" as I mentioned. These things just do happen.

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#1753250 - 09/15/11 11:22 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
pv88, it's easy to blame the shipping agents when products arrived damaged on arrival, however there is a long distribution line from factory to warehouse to store to distribution centre to customer. Each step can result in damage - not just the final delivery.

Kind regards,
James
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This is true that there are many places damage can occur during delivery. In this case though, I am 100% sure the damage to the left front corner occurred in front of me as I watched the UPS driver drop the V-Piano box right on the corner. I told him to wait while I open up the garage, that I would help, however as I open up the garage I see him simply letting the v-piano drop right on the corner. I wish I had a video of this. Two guys are needed to lift the box properly out of a truck. UPS never uses two guys in one truck for packages less than 150 pounds. So I have to remind myself to tell the same driver (which I know it will be) exactly what the package is and that it is very fragile, to wait so I can help him. And hopefully no damage occurred elsewhere.

Just so everyone knows. I received the package and signed for it since I ordered it from Musicians Friend and they have a 100% guarantee policy on damaged items which occur from shipping. (you don't have to refuse the item at the door and not sign the ups confirmation) This is why I'm glad I did not purchase this from an e-bay seller that states "no returns accepted". You are taking a huge risk in doing so that you will receive a damaged item that you cannot return. (Obviously pay for shipping insurance in that case) However why go thru the hassle when a company like musicians friend will send you another while while they send ups to come and pick up the damaged one without costing you anything more? I should be getting the replacement next week. Good things come to those who wait.


Edited by Kona_V-Piano (09/15/11 11:33 PM)
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#1753361 - 09/16/11 05:58 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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I sympathize, having been involved with moving my V-Piano twice now. The first time (after buying it), I was asked by the store manager if I would be prepared to help to carry the thing up to my apartment, as the driver would be on his own; otherwise I'd have to wait a week longer for special delivery when they'd have two people doing the delivery. Even just carrying one side was heavy enough.

When Roland came to take my V-Piano away for repair (i.e. installing the Evolution upgrade after I came close to messing up its electronics), they had two people. The same when they brought it back, much to my relief.

The box is well padded and feels very solid, but you really can't drop it on a corner from a height......

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#1753367 - 09/16/11 06:09 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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What happened to pv88's open letter?

James
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#1753645 - 09/16/11 03:41 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
What happened to pv88's open letter?

James
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@James,

Has been edited as the info no longer applied.
(Check your PM that I have sent.)

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#1753700 - 09/16/11 05:48 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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Bennevis

The piano recordings are of Gerard Willems. (spelling ?).

Me recording? If I can work out a satisfactory process.

This is my simple but effective method of detuning. With remedial basics.

1. Use one of Bennevis's pianos eg. Bossie.

2. After editing save the piano to a new position. Or perhaps save a new copy
in preparation for editing (that is why I have inluded this step at the beginning and not the end).
Rename it Bossendorfer* or Bossendorfer +- or ????
THe purpose is to have two pianos for comparison.

3. Go into the editing for unison tune and press key.

4. In this editing screen press range set (leave this on throughout this process).
With this parameter highlighted, you press a key on the keyboard
and you can detune the strings for this note alone. I have experimented and now only tune the fundamental.
That is to say DONT press the string button. So by default you are only tuning the fundamental.

5. Lets say you are going to tune every fundamental string on the keyboard.
So press A1. THe range parameter will show A1 and the range 0. Turn the alpha dial so it now reads somewhere
between -2 and +2. Your choice, your decision. Its your piano!

(some pianos you can go increase beyond +2 and -2 but others it already starts to sound too exagerated.
Nonetheless experiment. For instance the Stuart & Sons (+3) gave me some noticeable stretches that I didnt like.
However the fun thing was: while playing - 'What note was that? I better tune it!')

6. Next note.
Press Bb1. THe range parameter will show Bb1 and the range 0. Again, Turn the alpha dial so
it now reads somewhere between -2 and +2. Again Your choice, Again your decision. Its your piano!

7. Continue up the keyboard. This should take about 5 - 10 minutes.

8. Exit, exit exit. Write.

9. Remember if you mess your tuning you can always go back in to the tuning editing and press 'clear'.

10. From time to time especially with fresh ears, play the original piano for just 5 - seconds.
Then play your tuned piano.
For me the difference is so much closer to the real thing.

VPianoMan

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#1753747 - 09/16/11 07:10 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: V_Piano_Man]
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Originally Posted By: V_Piano_Man
Bennevis

The piano recordings are of Gerard Willems. (spelling ?).

Me recording? If I can work out a satisfactory process.

This is my simple but effective method of detuning. With remedial basics.

1. Use one of Bennevis's pianos eg. Bossie.

2. After editing save the piano to a new position. Or perhaps save a new copy
in preparation for editing (that is why I have inluded this step at the beginning and not the end).
Rename it Bossendorfer* or Bossendorfer +- or ????
THe purpose is to have two pianos for comparison.

3. Go into the editing for unison tune and press key.

4. In this editing screen press range set (leave this on throughout this process).
With this parameter highlighted, you press a key on the keyboard
and you can detune the strings for this note alone. I have experimented and now only tune the fundamental.
That is to say DONT press the string button. So by default you are only tuning the fundamental.

5. Lets say you are going to tune every fundamental string on the keyboard.
So press A1. THe range parameter will show A1 and the range 0. Turn the alpha dial so it now reads somewhere
between -2 and +2. Your choice, your decision. Its your piano!

(some pianos you can go increase beyond +2 and -2 but others it already starts to sound too exagerated.
Nonetheless experiment. For instance the Stuart & Sons (+3) gave me some noticeable stretches that I didnt like.
However the fun thing was: while playing - 'What note was that? I better tune it!')

6. Next note.
Press Bb1. THe range parameter will show Bb1 and the range 0. Again, Turn the alpha dial so
it now reads somewhere between -2 and +2. Again Your choice, Again your decision. Its your piano!

7. Continue up the keyboard. This should take about 5 - 10 minutes.

8. Exit, exit exit. Write.

9. Remember if you mess your tuning you can always go back in to the tuning editing and press 'clear'.

10. From time to time especially with fresh ears, play the original piano for just 5 - seconds.
Then play your tuned piano.
For me the difference is so much closer to the real thing.

VPianoMan


Now this is what this thread is all about. Thanks for sharing the process of detuning with us smile Hopefully by next week I'll be playing and recording.
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#1753964 - 09/17/11 06:14 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: V_Piano_Man]
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Originally Posted By: V_Piano_Man

[...]

This is my simple but effective method of detuning. With remedial basics.

[...]

5. Lets say you are going to tune every fundamental string on the keyboard.
So press A1. THe range parameter will show A1 and the range 0. Turn the alpha dial so it now reads somewhere
between -2 and +2. Your choice, your decision. Its your piano!

[...]

6. Next note.
Press Bb1. THe range parameter will show Bb1 and the range 0. Again, Turn the alpha dial so
it now reads somewhere between -2 and +2. Again Your choice, Again your decision. Its your piano!

[...]



As you process the notes one by one, I suppose that you don't give all the notes the same value. If the goal is to set each note with a random value between two values, you should use the software I wrote. Hers's the link to the post about it : http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1650289


Edited by Epeios (09/17/11 06:16 AM)
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#1754077 - 09/17/11 12:36 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: V_Piano_Man]
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V_Piano_Man,
Thanks for your reply - I'm going to order the complete set of Gerard Willems's Beethoven Piano Sonatas. One can't have too many complete CD sets of these marvellous works (I've got 5 already, plus lots of individual CDs of selected Sonatas played on Bosendorfer and Fazioli as well as Steinway).

I'll also have a go at doing that tuning method you described. Am I right in assuming that your method (de)tunes all 3 strings for each note at the same time, rather than one of the three strings? Or are you detuning the middle string of each set of three (which is the same as detuning any one of each set of three, when listened to)?

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#1754237 - 09/17/11 07:23 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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I am going to herein refer to Bennevis's pianos with prefix 'BNV'. eg BNV Bossendorfer, BNV Steingraeber E272.

Bennevis please feel free to edit your original post with this cataloging system smile

Your hearing is more acute than mine Bennevis. And your instinct for finding the matching
tone and parameters is also superior. I think you might have perfect pitch. I do not.
For instance, when I tested the V at the shop I asked the assistant
could I make a Stuart & Sons. Of course he said yes. When I played with it at home I thought the
Metallic (evolution was loaded for me) was going to be the piano basis for editing. I believe the
Stuart & sons creates a vertical vibration resonance through the sound board not horizontal as other
soundboards. I read this somewhere, so someone please elaborate and correct if appropriate.

Also Bennevis, I didnt give you too much information regarding the Willems recordings. I was not surprised to
see you had located them. I think they were recorded '99 or 2000.

- by the way loving the BNV Steingraeber E272.

So my understanding of the tuning editing:
When entering the edit screen after pressing 'Key' any changes made by default
tune/detune string 2 (- only if the key has 3 strings). Increasing the value (+) makes the string (2)
less tuned with 1 and 3.
If you decrease string 2 to minimum (-100) all 3 strings will be equal. (My understanding from manual page 49.)
Obviously finding the tolerable limit to ones owns ears is important.

When I experimented with strings 1 and 3 (where appropriate) I found the changed value effected all keys
across the keyboard. I need to retry this. The affect was too great for my liking even with minimal change in value.
Quickly goes to honky tonk.

If there is a piano tuner reading please feel encouraged to assist V piano , piano tuning amateurs.

Another important thing.
Example: The BNV Bossie has a tuning value of -60 (across the keyboard).
I am still uncertain what the overall change to this setting is, after being edited key be key.
I have been thinking that further individual changes create an offset to the -60 value. Then I start to think
this is logically impossible. Now I think the additional editing perhaps removes the newly edited note
from the -60 tuning and .... just tunes it with the new values. Someone with great hearing tell me please.

Also I wish the Roland techs watching us would comment even annomously.
For better or worse We are marketing their machine for them.


Epeios:

Thanks for your comment. I looked at your software some months ago - an overview only .
I did not actually test for my own reasons.
Yes the values are random between +-2; even extending greater than +-2. It is not a difficult process.
For the user to do this empowers them with a skill of control. The control is to create a piano with deliberate intent.
I am not against your randomizing software, the choice is for the user.

THere are probably other things but .... for now I am done.

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#1754341 - 09/17/11 10:34 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: V_Piano_Man]
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I'm learning a lot from reading all of your posts. I can't wait until I get mine to be able to join in on the customizing. Glad to see some new V-Piano owners join in. Or veteran V-piano owners that decided to join in for the first time as well wink We''re a small group, however I believe we have the potential to grow once more people realize what a versatile instrument this is.

The V should stand for Versatile. Roland, I'm giving you some free marketing advice here..
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#1754490 - 09/18/11 04:59 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: V_Piano_Man]
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Originally Posted By: V_Piano_Man
Example: The BNV Bossie has a tuning value of -60 (across the keyboard).
I am still uncertain what the overall change to this setting is, after being edited key be key.
I have been thinking that further individual changes create an offset to the -60 value. Then I start to think
this is logically impossible. Now I think the additional editing perhaps removes the newly edited note
from the -60 tuning and .... just tunes it with the new values. Someone with great hearing tell me please.


I've been asking myself the same question, and I came to the conclusion (by experimenting with extreme values to make differences more obvious) that the overall settings and the single key setting are summed (algebraic sum).
For example, if you set the overall Hammer Hardness to +50, then a single key to +20, that particular key will get a setting of +70 - if the key is set to -20 than the setting for that key will be +30.


Originally Posted By: V_Piano_Man

Also I wish the Roland techs watching us would comment even annomously.
For better or worse We are marketing their machine for them.


I agree. A great instrument with a disappointing manual.
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#1754501 - 09/18/11 06:25 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: pv88]
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Originally Posted By: pv88

And, there now have to be some folks who can step up to the plate and give us something to listen to, as it shouldn't really matter if you can only play a beginner's composition, or, an advanced concert piece.*


....ok, ok here you go.

This is me playing Chopin's nocturne Op.9 n.1 (A part only) mistakes, wrong phrasing and all!
Just one take as I get increasingly nervous with the "red dot" syndrome smile

I recorded to midi using the edited tone I gave the link to in a previous post in this thread. This edited tone is based on the "V1 Concert" preset.

So, I rendered two versions of it. The first one is the V-Piano "V1 Concert" original preset:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/23859o2o2xu8tuj/V1Concert.mp3
http://www.mediafire.com/file/7ld8hyz4y4rnczb/V1Concert41K16.wav (same as above, better quality)

The second one is the tone I edited, based on "V1 Concert", and it's the tone I use to play:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ux134hfkln19s87/EditedTone.mp3
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4rxft5eczifcze1/EditedTone-41K16.wav (same as above, better quality)

When comparing the two tones, keep in mind that the difference between the two is far more obvious when playing.

The first note is missing on both recordings because I had to start-stop during rendering at the beginning, then change the tone and then start again, otherwise the V would always choose the same preset (there must be a change command at the very beginning of the MIDI file).


Edited by Erard (09/18/11 07:39 AM)
Edit Reason: added wav version
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#1754507 - 09/18/11 07:16 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Erard]
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@Erard,

Congratulations, as it looks like you get the authentic PW honors for being able to post a FIRST recording as played on the original Roland V-Piano, in this forum!

And, I must say that you play the opening section of the Chopin Nocturne very well. Nicely done, too. Perhaps it is just a bit quick in overall tempo for my taste, but was very good, nonetheless.

Let me add here that I liked your second recording a little better than the first, as I pick up a little more reverb/resonance quality to it, but that's just my ear in comparison.

Extra note:

Also, the "quote" above is not correct for "folks who can step up to the plate," since it was not originally posted by Jake Johnson... look back to page 4 of this thread as "pv88" is the original author in regards to making this challenge.

Now, how did that portion of my post get misconstrued, here?

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#1754511 - 09/18/11 07:33 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: pv88]
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Originally Posted By: pv88

Extra note:

Also, the "quote" above is not correct (for "folks who can step up to the plate, since it was not originally posted by Jake Johnson... look back to page 4 of this thread as "pv88" is the original author in regards to making this challenge.

Now, how did that portion of my post get misconstrued, here?


....oops! sorry, I edited my previous post with the correct quote author.

Edit: I see what happened - There is a quote in your post by Jack Johnson and I must have messed up with the closing quote tag.... I also corrected the color in your quote.


Edited by Erard (09/18/11 07:54 AM)
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#1754519 - 09/18/11 07:46 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Erard]
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Erard,

Okay, your editing appears to have fixed it.

Enjoyed your playing, and, that is a good piece!

Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff, have always been three of my favorite composers, so do continue to play as I will listen.


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#1754522 - 09/18/11 08:03 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: pv88]
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pv88, thank you for your kind words about my playing!
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#1754534 - 09/18/11 08:47 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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Does everyone here think that these recordings by Erard sound like a real piano? The melody line at the beginning - are you all content that that is how a real acoustic piano sounds? Just wondering....

Played both - they are identical tonally of course. Marginally prefer number two and enjoyed the playing.

Steve
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#1754544 - 09/18/11 09:13 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Does everyone here think that these recordings by Erard sound like a real piano? The melody line at the beginning - are you all content that that is how a real acoustic piano sounds? Just wondering....

Played both - they are identical tonally of course. Marginally prefer number two and enjoyed the playing.

Steve


I too enjoyed Erard's playing, however the recording doesn't sound at all like the preset V1 Concert that I hear though my headphones when I play. Can you explain what equipment you used to record the wav file, as there is a considerable change from the source sound including an added tinniness. There could be a filter it is passing thru making the drastic change to the sound.

Other than that, congrats on being the first in posting recorded music as well smile the first of many from different members including myself soon enough.

Even though Musicians Friend has not requested of me any pictures of the damage, and at my end they are taking care of this situation better than I expected, I decided that if anything this could get back to Roland for them to improve their packaging materials around the corners.

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1754400/Kona_V-Piano.html#Post1754400





Edited by Kona_V-Piano (09/18/11 09:46 AM)
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#1754568 - 09/18/11 09:52 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Kona_V-Piano]
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Originally Posted By: Kona_V-Piano

I too enjoyed Erard's playing, however the recording doesn't sound at all like the preset V1 Concert that I hear though my heaphones when I play. Can you explain what equipment you used to record the wav file, as there is a considerable change from the source sound including a added tinniness. There could be a filterer it is passing thru making the drastic change to the sound.

Other than that, congrats one being the first in posting as well smile the first of many from different members including myself soon enough.


Thank you Kona, I hope you can get your V very soon!

So, about the tone difference, this is interesting - I would definitely be curious to hear other people's recordings to compare the tone to mine.

This is how I did the recording:
I played the piece and saved it as a midi file on a USB drive.
Then I played the same file through the V-piano connected to my computer on the S/PDIF output to S/PDIF input of my M-Audio audiophile 192.
Once with V1 Concert preset and once with the edited tone.
The recording was made in Adobe Audition @96k/32Bit.
Then I normalized both files at -3dB, as the level was a bit low.
I converted the files to 41k/16bit (wav) and to MP3 320Kbps, and these are the files you see posted.
It's a full digital recording.
I also checked the system equalizer on the V, and is flat as I never used it. The only system setting that is different on my V from default is the Key Touch Offset which is @ -8 (Key Touch is at Medium)

I don't hear any difference between the sound on the files and the sound when playing, on both presets.





Edited by Erard (09/18/11 09:55 AM)
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#1754700 - 09/18/11 02:15 PM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: Erard]
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 272
Originally Posted By: Erard
Originally Posted By: Kona_V-Piano

I too enjoyed Erard's playing, however the recording doesn't sound at all like the preset V1 Concert that I hear though my heaphones when I play. Can you explain what equipment you used to record the wav file, as there is a considerable change from the source sound including a added tinniness. There could be a filterer it is passing thru making the drastic change to the sound.

Other than that, congrats one being the first in posting as well smile the first of many from different members including myself soon enough.


Thank you Kona, I hope you can get your V very soon!

So, about the tone difference, this is interesting - I would definitely be curious to hear other people's recordings to compare the tone to mine.

This is how I did the recording:
I played the piece and saved it as a midi file on a USB drive.
Then I played the same file through the V-piano connected to my computer on the S/PDIF output to S/PDIF input of my M-Audio audiophile 192.
Once with V1 Concert preset and once with the edited tone.
The recording was made in Adobe Audition @96k/32Bit.
Then I normalized both files at -3dB, as the level was a bit low.
I converted the files to 41k/16bit (wav) and to MP3 320Kbps, and these are the files you see posted.
It's a full digital recording.
I also checked the system equalizer on the V, and is flat as I never used it. The only system setting that is different on my V from default is the Key Touch Offset which is @ -8 (Key Touch is at Medium)

I don't hear any difference between the sound on the files and the sound when playing, on both presets.





Sounds like you recorded it properly. It is possible that I have a problem with my computers sound card or program I am using to hear it. I will listen to it on another computer through better headphones and a different program than itunes and get back to you. I'll be using Sony Vegas 10 for my audio editing and converting.


Edited by Kona_V-Piano (09/18/11 03:00 PM)
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#1755914 - 09/20/11 10:52 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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Erard,
I tried listening to your files on two different (work) computers, but couldn't get a realistic sound through my earphones on either - in fact they sounded like the synthetic sound I got from my USB stick (on which I downloaded my own recordings direct from my V-Piano) when I listened via the computer. Maybe it's something to do with the program, like Kona says.

But your playing of the Chopin is very nice. Now I know why you call yourself Erard.....


V_Piano_Man,
I think the tuning method you described uses as its basis the 'unison tuning' that's already been tweaked, as Erard says, i.e. they are summed. So, tweaking the Bosendorfer setting would use -60 as its zero point, not 0. And the same applies to the other parameters that can be individually tweaked on each note.

I went through all the 88 keys randomly (de)tuning each one in the way you suggested - it didn't take as long as I'd feared, once I got the hang of it, and yes, it does add extra realism to the sound. Thanks for that suggestion.

I haven't got perfect (absolute) pitch, but thanks for your comments on my hearing grin.

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#1755929 - 09/20/11 11:29 AM Re: V-Piano presets exchange! How many piano sounds can you get? [Re: bennevis]
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This thread makes me wanna go buy a V-Piano just to test out these sounds. I've recently played the V-Piano for extended periods of time, last week and the week before, and even with its faults in its mids (if even you see or hear them as such) the V-Piano is still an instrument I'd love to own.
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