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#2509678 - Today at 04:27 AM 2016 Piano Recommendations?
Jay015 Online   content
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Registered: 06/10/15
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Loc: UK
Hi There,

I've tried quite a lot of piano libraries over the years and have disliked most of them (particularly the ones based on Sample Modeling). I currently have (NI Stock Pianos, NI Alicia's Keys, Piano In Blue, stock pianos from Nexus 2, pianos bundled with Cubase 8 Halion etc) and I find the majority of them hit-and-miss for various reasons. I use a lot of those libraries listed as music production tools/layer/mix options rather than for solo piano playing/practice. For some reason I don't even like the on-board sounds on my Kawai KDP piano anymore (Concert Grand/Studio Grand/Modern Piano) and really hate the reverb tone and lack of reverb control on the Kawai. The good news - the last piano library that I purchased was the Galaxy Vintage D based on price and peoples recommendations on this forum last year. Its the only library I have which I actually find reasonably good for solo piano playing. Its well sampled and one of the strong points of the library is it's very playable. The Galaxy Vintage D is quite old now though.

So i'm asking for suggestions on the next piano library I should purchase. I actually wouldn't mind a similar tone to a stage piano (something along the lines of the Nord Stage 2) that sort of brighter, weightier tone when you can really hear the string resonance. Or alternatively just recommend me a library which would complement Vintage D?

Any recommendations/help would be greatly appreciated.

Jay

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#2509686 - 26 minutes 18 seconds ago Re: 2016 Piano Recommendations? [Re: Jay015]
stamkorg Online   content
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Registered: 01/11/14
Posts: 161
Hello,
If you like the Vintage D, you should try The Grandeur from Native instruments, it is made by the same people and in the same style.
Have you tried Pianoteq? Their last model, Model B, is very nice with a ringing tone and its playability is great.


Edited by stamkorg (22 minutes 23 seconds ago)

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