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#1925205 - 07/10/12 07:58 PM Why does nobody share its setting for virtual pianos?
sorrownightingale Offline
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Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Tenerife-Canary Island-Spain
It is my first post and then I have decided share my particular setting for virtual pianos because of I think that the more important the sound is not but as is interpreted the music!!!!

My Set Up:

Quad core Q9400 2.66 Ghz
8GB de ram
Windows 7 ultimate x64
1TB hard disk
1TB hard disk
250 GB hard disk
Creative Audigy 4 Pro
Mixer eurorack 1604A
Master keyboard: Yamaha S90xs
CME tri pedal

My libraries:

EWQL PIANOS FULL
IVORY II ITALIAN GRAND
GALAXY PIANOS K4
VINTAGE D PIANO
EAST WEST BOSENDORFER 290
EAST WEST COLOSSUS (STEINWAY B AND FAZIOLI308)
THE GIANT
KAWAI EX-PRO FULL (AcousticSamples)
ACADEMIC GRAND (AcousticSamples)
A-PIANO (AcousticSamples)
OLD BLACK GRAND PIANO (AcousticSamples)
Fazioli Concert Grand Complete (Imperfect Samples)

My Vintage D piano patch setting:

Tone: warm 25%,punch 10-12%,low keys +25%, colour 50%,resonances 48-49%,lid-open

Dynamic: +14%
Articulation: repedalling,halfpedal,silent key,una corda
Listening Position: player
Release Samples: -20
Hammer Noises: -47
String Noises: -66
Overtones: -40 this parameter is critical

Stereo Width: 149% this parameter is critical for authenticity!!

Space: pre Delay 35ms
Size: 50%
Send: 14-15%

Concert Hall

Velocity curve

Send: 32
Alround Curve
Min velocity 11 (S90xs)
Max velocity 111 (S90xs)

Thanks, and I hope your setting too!!!

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#1925270 - 07/10/12 11:07 PM Re: Why does nobody share its setting for virtual pianos? [Re: sorrownightingale]
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 737
How do you rate the pianos you have? I only have Vintage D and have no plans to purchase any other. I guess they might get addictive cause they're pretty cheap once you have a good PC.
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AG N2, CP4, GK MK & MP

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#1925284 - 07/11/12 12:06 AM Re: Why does nobody share its setting for virtual pianos? [Re: sorrownightingale]
kippesc Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 407
Loc: United States
With all those software pianos to choose from, what are your favorites, and where specifically does the Imperfect Fazioli rank (and are you running it through Kontakt)?

I tend to play the internal AP voices on the Avantgrand N2 and the RD-700NX. But that is primarily to maximize my too-limited practice time. I've also been using Pianoteq 4 more lately to practice classical pieces -- it's "playable" and easy to get up and running. When I get the pieces I'm working on in a more polished state, I plan to turn back to the samplers.


Edited by kippesc (07/11/12 06:22 PM)
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Steinway B
Yamaha AvantGrand N2
Roland RD-700NX

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#1925375 - 07/11/12 10:03 AM Re: Why does nobody share its setting for virtual pianos? [Re: sorrownightingale]
sorrownightingale Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Tenerife-Canary Island-Spain
EWQL pianos runs on Play 3.037 software,fixed sustain note bugs and other problems of previous versions of Play,(drop out,clips and cpu load),minimum requirement according to my experience for two and three mic and full patches 8GB of Ram.
Ivory II Italian Grand runs on Ivory Cantabile x64, the other virtual pianos run on Kontakt 5 full.

For authenticity my preferences are:

1)EWQL pianos(two mic minimum)
2)Vintage D and Vienna Grand Galaxy piano K4
3)Steinway B from East West Colossus

Ivory II Italian Grand sounds sterile and metalic overtones

For Playability:

1)Vintage D and Galaxy Pianos
2)EWQL pianos with two mic minimum
3)Academic Grand and Steinway B from Colossus

Fazioli Concert Grand Complete runs on Kontakt 5 with drop out on sympathic resonance

I hope that it answer your questions!!!

Thanks

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