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#2302073 - Today at 02:51 AM Piano libraries experiment
Lead Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1
Loc: NL
Hi guys, first thread I make on this forum.
Anyway, to make this as simple as possible, I rendered a midi using 10 different piano libraries.
Sadly I can't attach a poll to this thread to make it easy for you to vote, but you can simply just reply to the thread with your thoughts about which track sounded best and why.
You can listen to the tracks here: https://app.box.com/s/vdgor5rtsgp5s8116yml
I labeled the tracks 1 to 10, though I will disclose the libraries used for each track later. This is done to avoid bias when it comes to voting.
Have fun.

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#2302081 - Today at 03:56 AM Re: Piano libraries experiment [Re: Lead]
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 11
The thing is the vast majority of sampled libraries are designed so that they are just good for rendering purposes not for playing. So since there is no chance to physically put hands on them it is still impossible to gain any understanding of which one of them is good to be used as a substitute to an acoustic piano in terms of a response to play and which one is not.

#2302084 - Today at 04:34 AM Re: Piano libraries experiment [Re: Lead]
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Registered: 01/11/14
Posts: 60
For me the 3 best were: 9 (Pianoteq?) - 3 (Pianoteq Bluthner? or Imperfect samples?)- 2

Interesting, difficult, thank you for the test

Edited by stamkorg (Today at 04:36 AM)

#2302108 - Today at 06:48 AM Re: Piano libraries experiment [Re: Lead]
EnGee Online   content
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Registered: 06/28/14
Posts: 12
Loc: Auckland, NZ
My favourite is No. 7
I like also No.1 , No.2 and No.10

Those I didn't like:
No.3, No.4, No.5

Those in the middle:
No.9, No.6, and No.8

I made a note of every one, so I'm very interested to know which is which! It also will tell me if my taste is cheap or high :-D

#2302140 - 13 minutes 12 seconds ago Re: Piano libraries experiment [Re: Lead]
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Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 2172
Loc: Sydney, Australia
No. 8 was my favourite, although there seems to be something funky going on with the sustain. Is that really how that piece is supposed to be played? I kept waiting for some forte bass notes - what a tease. smile EDIT: I'm now going to listen to Take The Long Way Home a few times to get rid of the frustration.


Edited by sullivang (5 minutes 37 seconds ago)


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