Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Calculator Looks Like Piano Keyboard
Calculator that looks like a piano keyboard
Piano Keyboard Calculator

New in the Piano World online store (PianoSupplies.com) now.
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
69 registered (AndrewGleibman, alerique, Adypiano, AndrewJCW, alwatson, 18 invisible), 1182 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#669876 - 07/25/04 01:33 AM Steinbergs "The Grand" software?
Tocca Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/19/04
Posts: 56
Loc: Sweden
Anyone have this?
I have an old Technics digital piano which i use through midi to my PC. But the Technics pianosamples and the samples in the PC aren't the best really.
I've been looking a bit on soundfonts but this sounds interesting. They have some MP3s you can listen to at this page:
http://www.steinberg.net/docloader_sb.as...ID=2&loc=doc238

Sound pretty good to me, but maybe there are even better alternatives?

Top
(ad 800)
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos Simply the Best
#669877 - 07/25/04 11:12 PM Re: Steinbergs "The Grand" software?
JimM Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/04/02
Posts: 200
Loc: Northern California
Sampled piano sounds are very subjective. That said, do a search on "piano" in
http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=16

and you'll learn as much as you want to know about soft samplers and sample players (which is what The Grand is). With a software package like GigaStudio or Kontakt you'll have a much wider choice of sample libraries. In general, there appear to be better samples than The Grand (a Kawai). I don't have it, but do have a fairly large library of other pianos, including a couple of Steinways, Bosendorfers, Malmsjo, etc.
_________________________
=========
Jim
Mason and Hamlin BB, Clavinova CVP900

Top
#669878 - 07/29/04 08:23 AM Re: Steinbergs "The Grand" software?
Dino Imeri Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/17/04
Posts: 17
Loc: Macedonia
no i dont have it
is it good
_________________________
------>!<------

Top
#669879 - 08/01/04 11:37 PM Re: Steinbergs "The Grand" software?
fogwall Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 161
Loc: Sweden
The Grand is in my opinion the best digital sampled piano available. It demands however lots of memory and cpu power.

What makes it better than the other sample libraries is that it is simply not just a sample library. It has lots of settings to tweak your piano sound, and piano touch, to your taste. It also has a unique impressing pedal resonance feature.

The piano sound and touch is very delicate for my own music. Although it could have an even better sample range, it is good enough for me.

For a detailed comparison of digital pianos and sample libraries, go here: http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/piano.html
_________________________
www.fogwall.com

Top
(ad) ROLAND

Click Here


Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Why Do YOU Play the Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools
Defining National Piano Schools
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Cheaper Alternative to Acrylikey?
by Musicdude
Today at 05:58 AM
extended warranty on used/like new stage piano worth it?
by jasondee34
Today at 02:58 AM
New piano player, can't decide which digital piano to get.
by Samgine
Today at 02:50 AM
Advanced recital songs?
by Pianist808
Yesterday at 10:47 PM
I feel in love with a Kemble studio upright
by kbing
Yesterday at 08:31 PM
Forum Stats
84,450 Registered Members
44 Forums
174,178 Topics
2,543,622 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission