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I always thought is sounds better on...My teacher came by today and she finally heard the Galaxy II Böse with Concert Room reberb [toned down] through the headphones. She said it sounded nice, but not real, processed. I removed the space setting and she said it's much more closer to what the player standing at the piano hears and recommended I practice with the reverb off and only use it when I record myself.

So the question is, should it always be off? On a DP, is it put just to give a false impression of the strings resonating thorough the piano body and then back to the environment? Does it have any influence on practice [ie. are you able to hear "things" better/clearer?]


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That's pretty much depending of your own preferences. I would say, without reverb it sound more direct, and it's quite fine if your DP supports additional effects like damper effect and sympathetic resonances (it's somehow similar to a reverb).

The reverb can give you a somewhat impression of a more open / concert hall sound, but of course it's not the real thing and only fake (like the whole DP anyway BTW).


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If you are practicing with speakers, the room you are in with give you a little natural reverb. However, if you're using headphones,there's nothing natural for the sound to bounce off unless there's space between your ears. With headphones, a touch of reverb will make it sound like you're playing on a real piano in a room.


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When I record myself I turn reverb off. Audacity, the program which captures the sound directly from the dp, lets me adjust the reverb to my liking. Otherwise it's always on.


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