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#2321921 - Yesterday at 03:18 PM SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library
ChoPraTs Online   content
Junior Member

Registered: 08/28/14
Posts: 3
Loc: Spain
Hello all,

I've just arrived to this forum some days ago looking for reviews or comments about virtual piano libraries. I'm going to buy my first piano library when I get my new digital piano in some weeks/months and now I'm spending some time to search and read many experiencies of users using all of them to help me to take the best decision.

But after many hours of read and read a lot of reviews and comments of many of yours, I have great possible candidates on my mind but no final decision.

So, I've considered that can be a good idea to make a SURVEY here, asking for the colaboration of all of you. I think this can not just help me to decide, it also become a good post where many future users can find a great comparative.

I know some of you have used many and many virtual different piano libraries, so I have many respect to your experience and comments and it would be great if all of you collaborate.

Let's start.



[b][u]RULES:[/u][/b]

You only have to vote for your 3 favorite virtual piano libraries like this:

[b]3 Points[/b] - Your favorite piano library.
[b]2 Points[/b] - The best alternative you know.
[b]1 Point[/b] - Another good library you like but that it's not your favorite.

Optionaly you can expose your opinion or arguments why you consider which is better for you considering playability, sound and any other feature. To give more information to all users, this will be better than only give points or votes.

Of course, you can give your vote and points to any library you know and use, but here's a possible candidate list of library's I know:



[b][u]CANDIDATE LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER[/u][/b][i] (Ampliable with your suggestions)[/i]:

- Alicia's Keys - Native Instruments
- East West Quantum Leap Pianos Gold (Pack of 3)
- Galaxy Pianos II (Pack of 3)
- Galaxy Vintage D
- Garritan Authorized Steinway
- Imperfect Samples Ebony Concert Grand (Faziolly)
- Imperfect Samples Steinway Concert Grand
- Pianoteq 5
- Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D
- Synthogy Ivory II Italian Grand
- Synthogy Ivory II Pianos (Pack of 3)
- VI Labs True Keys American Grand
- VI Labs True Keys German Grand
- VI Labs True Keys Italian Grand
- VI Labs Ravenscroft 275
- Vienna Imperial



[b][u]RESULTS:[/u][/b]


[b]- THE MOST FAVORITE PIANO LIBRARY (by times selected as favorite):[/b]

If editable*, this message will be edited including a list of winners and it will be actualized when getting new results. If not editable, results list will be posted in new messages periodicaly.


[b]- THE MOST FAVORITE PIANO LIBRARY (by points):[/b]

If editable*, this message will be edited including a list of winners and it will be actualized when getting new results. If not editable, results list will be posted in new messages periodicaly.



Regards to all and thank you very much for your collaboration.


* Note: I'm new here, so I don't know how works this forum and If I will be able to edit this first message later. I hope so.
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David Prats Juan
http://www.DavidPratsJuan.com

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#2321942 - Yesterday at 04:56 PM Re: SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library [Re: ChoPraTs]
PtJaa Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 181
Loc: Czech Republic
This is gonna be fun :-)

My votes:
3 Points - Galaxy Vienna Grand (Galaxy Pianos II)
2 Points - Galaxy Vintage D
1 point - not assigned
(I should note that I don't have any Synthogy piano though.)

Both Galaxy pianos I nominated have very realistic behavior, very close to real grands. I prefer Vienna Grand for its pure, "singing" tone and fantastic responsivity, IMHO a little better than Vintage D.
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Kawai CA65 :: Galaxy: Vintage D, Vienna Grand, Giant :: Pianoteq 5 :: Kontakt 5 :: Reaper :: True Keys pianos

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#2321960 - Yesterday at 06:03 PM Re: SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library [Re: ChoPraTs]
MacMacMac Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 3803
Loc: North Carolina
Ivory 1 Italian/Fazioli
Kawai EX Pro
Galaxy Vintage D
Galaxy Vienna Grand

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#2321964 - Yesterday at 06:12 PM Re: SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library [Re: ChoPraTs]
bsmall Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/04/14
Posts: 4
My votes are for:
3 points - Ravenscroft 275 Vi Labs
2 points - Galaxy Vintage D
1 point - NI Alicia's Keys (though the New York Concert Grand is my favorite library by Native Instruments)

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#2321998 - Yesterday at 08:09 PM Re: SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library [Re: ChoPraTs]
Digitalguy Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 02/04/14
Posts: 425
Loc: Switzerland
Ivory II American 3 points
Ivory II Italian 2 points
Galaxy Vintage D 1 point

These are also the virtual pianos I play most, although since Pianoteq 5 has come out I play the demo maybe even more often than Vintage D... and I am thinking about buying it (or waiting for the 6th...)
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Roland FP-4F, Korg Kross 61, iRig Keys Pro, Focal Spirit Pro, Shure SRH240A, RME Babyface, M-Track Plus, Roland DuoCapture, iPad Air, iLoud, Ivory II ACD, Galaxy Vintage D, Galaxy Steinway, TrueKeys American, VILabs Ravenscroft, Kawai-Ex Pro, The Grand 2, SampleTekk Black, Addictive Keys, Ezkeys

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#2322108 - Today at 02:21 AM Re: SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library [Re: ChoPraTs]
jefinho Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/08/08
Posts: 33
Loc: The Netherlands
3) Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D
2) Galaxy Vintage D
1) Synthogy Ivory II German D

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#2322133 - 7 minutes 32 seconds ago Re: SURVEY - Your Favorite Virtual Piano Library [Re: ChoPraTs]
ChoPraTs Online   content
Junior Member

Registered: 08/28/14
Posts: 3
Loc: Spain
Thanks all for your participation.

I've tried to edit the first post but I think it's not possible here. So, I will publish results periodically in new messages.

If anyone in the future want to change his response because had adquired a new library that he/she prefers, there's no problem. Just specify the change and I will update results.

PtJaa, I see in your signature that you have also Pianoteq 5 and True Keys Pianos. Is that right? Why not give 1 point to one of this?

MacMacMac, We are giving 3 points to the favorite library, 2 points to the alternative and 1 point to another good library you like. You have mentioned 4 pianos, not 3. Please, how should I distribute the points?
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David Prats Juan
http://www.DavidPratsJuan.com

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