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Musicians Friend has this on sale today for $50, which looks like a pretty good deal. Has anyone used this?

http://backstage.musiciansfriend.co...l-Instrument.site1sku430602000000000.sku

It is the Stupid Deal of the Day, which takes $100 off in the shopping cart.

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Musicians Friend has this on sale today for $50, which looks like a pretty good deal.


If you did not like it, I bet you could resell it for $50.

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I have not found a Sonivox product that I like. They recycle soundfonts that have been around for a while. I cannot vouch on the quality of this, of course this is just my opinion. They used to be called Sonic Implants.

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Originally Posted by rickshapiro
I have not found a Sonivox product that I like. They recycle soundfonts that have been around for a while. I cannot vouch on the quality of this, of course this is just my opinion. They used to be called Sonic Implants.


That's too bad. I was hoping it would be like Pianoteq, which I tried the demo and liked. Anyway, it is probably too late to cancel, so I'll probably give it a try rather than send it back.

Any other opinions?

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I have not found a Sonivox product that I like. They recycle soundfonts that have been around for a while. I cannot vouch on the quality of this, of course this is just my opinion. They used to be called Sonic Implants.


That's too bad. I was hoping it would be like Pianoteq, which I tried the demo and liked. Anyway, it is probably too late to cancel, so I'll probably give it a try rather than send it back.

Any other opinions?


This is a sampled piano, not a modeled one like Pianoteq. So it will be different. The specs say this will fill up 12GB of your hard disk. If you don't already have a large sampled piano this will be useful even if there is some other one that is better.

If you run this as a plug-in inside a DAW like Logic there is so much you can do to shape the sound using the DAW's EQ, compresor and reverb. Maybe even run it in parallel with Pianoteq and blend the sounds. My guess is that it will be worth more than $50.

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I received the piano software and here are my impressions:

Load times take forever.
Once it loads, the sound is great.
BUT, it crashes frequently.
IF you install the updates, it crashes ALWAYS.

Seems more like Beta software to me. It would be great if it were reliable.



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