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#2024088 - 01/30/13 03:41 PM The Digital Challenge -  
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The Bench Mark no less! "Bridge over Troubled Water" Intro only . . . How does yours sound? More to the point -

Who`s gonna be first?


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#2024133 - 01/30/13 04:56 PM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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I'll play...

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#2024428 - 01/31/13 04:33 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: dbudde]  
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- who's going to be second?

It's quite tricky making these comparisons isn't it? So many variables.

What sticks out to me in dbudde's offering is the sequenced and quantised midi-file sound. I'm sure it would sound 1000% better if it were played by a human.

Are you going to put up your version peterws?


#2024433 - 01/31/13 04:53 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: dire tonic]  
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I guess someone had to ask that! Here`s my effort .. .A tad slow maybe . ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSpEYahgPfI


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#2024439 - 01/31/13 05:09 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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Nice! Lovely sensitive playing.

You must have mentioned it before but I can't remember which DP your using...(it reminds me a bit of my newly acquired casio px-150 in the middle register).

I'll put up something from acoustic samples ex pro later.

BTW, did you pick this up from a freely available sheet or by ear?

#2024440 - 01/31/13 05:09 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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If you upload the sheet I am game.

#2024447 - 01/31/13 05:46 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: Hookxs]  
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Here y`are, guys. First sheet of a purchase copy. I`m getting the rest, cos it`s a good song . . .You can photo it using the Microsoft snipping tool.

http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtdFPE.asp?ppn=MN0104274


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#2024450 - 01/31/13 06:05 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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Thanks, as soon as I get home I'll try it. Is it the same version that you play? Sounds different...

#2024627 - 01/31/13 01:23 PM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: Hookxs]  
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It is the same version. I played mine as near as I could to what`s on there . . . Good luck, man have a good one


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#2024725 - 01/31/13 04:33 PM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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There are some lost opportunities in that sheet – like the octave bass thing in the first 2 bars (should start on Bb rather than Eb) - so I’ve taken the liberty of playing it a bit more like the original.

https://www.box.com/s/vhzhj0vh3hkisn740300

I’ll do one with the px-150 when I get a suitable cable. I’m afraid it’ll be a bit of a let down compared with the ex pro samples.

#2024796 - 01/31/13 06:35 PM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: dire tonic]  
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Didn`t know the Bb octave started this thing rollin` . . .I know it comes in later. Sounds good, man! Now, what piano was that, then? Doesn`t sound as rough as mine (maybe it`s in the technique)

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#2024797 - 01/31/13 06:37 PM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: dbudde]  
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dbudde . . was that you playing? What was it?


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#2024979 - 02/01/13 01:18 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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dbudde . . was that you playing? What was it?


Nope. It was sequenced in Sibelius. I am currently between keyboards or I would have played it in. Looking to figure out what to buy. That's what brought me to this forum. I'm likely going to get a VPC1.

I thought this thread was to compare sounds of different DPs. So I didn't think it mattered to sequence it. So I just threw that together quickly.

#2025008 - 02/01/13 03:09 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: dbudde]  
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That`s right, it is. But it`s always good to hear the guy behind the machine. . . ! Because it ain`t gonna be a machine playing it after ya buy . ..

Might get afew more before it drops of the end, hopefully!

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#2025025 - 02/01/13 03:59 AM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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- acousticsamples Kawai ex-pro samples. I know you asked for DPs (I’ve ordered a cable to record the casio px150) but I thought it might be interesting to admit software pianos too.

Yours doesn’t sound rough at all, if anything it’s a bit more bluesy, a bit less gospel, but I suspect it’s the sound of the DP which tends to influence the way it’s played. I hear a tiny hint of Wurlitzer in yours (without the vib, of course). I think the casio is similar around the middle octaves.

#2025323 - 02/01/13 02:29 PM Re: The Digital Challenge - [Re: peterws]  
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Over 600 views and so few responses! I don`t believe for a moment you guys or your pianos aren`t up to this. . . . I wanna hear `em!


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