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Sound Magic Releases Imperial Grand3D, First 3D Hybrid Model
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Harmony Central Announcement

Imperial Grand3D

Anyone interested in downloading the demo and performing dewster's test?

Rodney

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Rodney #1449601 06/03/10 04:19 PM
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Here is the DPBSD v 1.7 testfile - first preset, default settings:

http://www.mediafire.com/?22ymhw5mdkm

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Originally Posted by pesk
Here is the DPBSD v 1.7 testfile - first preset, default settings:

OMG, I was just starting to THINK about downloading it and you post an MP3 - THANKS!!!

Almost no dynamic range, very audible stretch groups of 3 all the way up, huge nasty layer switch half-way in, terrible pedal behavior, some of the worst sounding loop-like objects I've ever encountered - should I elaborate?

It's like it was specifically designed to fail every test in the DPBSD - sort of a Roland SuperNATURAL piano in reverse. Uncanny.

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The opening sentence in part: ". . . starts with the famous bright, rich Bosendorfer style sound . . ."

Oh well, when you're selling HS, might as well use HS to sell it.

What I always loved about playing a Bosie was that after hours and hours of my too bright Yamaha G2, the Bosies were always soothingly mellow and rich. Like a European piano.

Or maybe it was my imagination.

Dewster:

Please don't stop being honest, critial and forthright - it's refreshing.

Glenn

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Originally Posted by Glenn NK
Please don't stop being honest, critial and forthright

OK, just remember when I'm shredding your latest purchase that you asked for it! smile

Complete review of the Sound Magic Imperial Grand3D over on the DPBSD thread.


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I tried it. And I didn't need to use dewster-style analysis to conclude that ... it sucks. Really lame.

I found some of the same glitchy problems you did, dewster. Some of the glitch problems might just be software bugs ... and as such, fixable.

But the overall sound quality was just awful. It's certainly not "the famous bright, rich Bosendorfer style sound" that the press-release proclaims.

Maybe this is just a public beta release?

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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Some of the glitch problems might just be software bugs ... and as such, fixable.

Their QC department is either nonexistent or asleep, I choose to believe the former.

Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Maybe this is just a public beta release?

If it is they're not exactly putting their best foot forward.


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