So, in the past few weeks I decided that for my solo piano album I'll go with the mixed approach - perhaps including some of the earlier done recordings in the studio and the rest will come from software piano.
What I don't want is to depend on just 1 piano. I would like to make the recording with eclectic touch and would like to both include grand piano and upright.
First of all, I know that in real piano recordings Bechstein upright is considered as a nice choice. But it seems that none of the software pianos offer Bechstein upright. So, at the moment I'm looking into Ivory Upright 2.
Speaking of grand pianos it seems the choice will be between Galaxy Vintage D or Ivory 2... But the thing that makes it look complicated is that Ivory has both Ivory 2, and also Ivory Italian grand, on the other hand Galaxy also has Galaxy 2...
What I have decided from trying demo version, that I won't be using Pianoteq.
My preferable option budget-wise would be that I could get away with 2 purchases - 1 for uprights, 1 for grand piano. However, if needed, I can try and stretch it to 3.
Any advice, opinions? My first priority in this case is the end result and recored sound quality.
Thanks for all the help over the past year & more helping to decide about things concerning master instrument of all - piano!