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Incredible! Piano concerto recorded with virtual instruments
#2181228 11/12/13 06:42 PM
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Good morning folks,

I apologise if this has been posted before, but I just watched the winning entry from last year's Pianoteq video contest and had to pass it on!

It's truly incredible what can be achieved with modern computer equipment...and a considerable amount of musical talent.



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Kawai James #2181267 11/12/13 08:31 PM
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OMG shocked
Do you know where he got the orchtstra's part midi file from?


EDIT: from video and comments I infer he recorded every instrument

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Kawai James #2181274 11/12/13 08:41 PM
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Yes, I believe he played every single part - truly impressive!


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Kawai James #2181353 11/13/13 12:38 AM
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This is great. Thanks for posting KJ. The level of expression he is able to get using the wind controller.. wow.

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Kawai James #2181435 11/13/13 07:44 AM
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Outstanding. I am also curious as to what orchestral library he's using to generate the other instruments.


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Kawai James #2181438 11/13/13 07:48 AM
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Hm, that does sound cool but I can't help but find the strings in the background at the beginning somehow unconvincing, artificial. frown

The piano performance, however, is spot on.

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Thanks for posting the link, very impressive.


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Kawai James #2181507 11/13/13 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Kawai
It's truly incredible what can be achieved with modern computer equipment...and a considerable amount of musical talent.


In addition to an extremely high IQ. grin

The keyboard he's using looks like a Roland HP505.

This is truly amazing !!




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Kawai James #2181702 11/13/13 03:36 PM
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Great piano playing, no doubt.

But I agree with Clayman above - a living orchestra is something else.

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Originally Posted by carey
The keyboard he's using looks like a Roland HP505.


Yes, the Roland DP is being used as the main keyboard controller, however the sound is obviously being produced by the connected computer.

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Kawai James #2181904 11/13/13 07:40 PM
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.


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Kawai James #2181981 11/13/13 10:46 PM
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The amount of work he put into that must be phenomenal!

I highly respect people like him.

There's nothing like the real deal but he's extremely talented!


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Kawai James #2182200 11/14/13 09:36 AM
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Yeah, he can play, and it's an admirable amount of work he's put into it, but that doesn't sound like a real orchestra to me. Nice piano sound though.

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Kawai James #2183925 11/17/13 01:24 PM
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Very impressive, thank you for posting it smile
James, I hope you will forgive me to add a slightly off-topic post to this thread but after watching this video I decided to do some research on the EWI (for those who might not know, it's the wind instrument used in the video posted by Kawai James) and I stumbled upon some very beautiful videos posted on youtube, both jazz and classical and on the "full ensemble" theme this one also shows pretty well what can be achieved with electronic instruments: [video:google]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE_EfIA06H0[/video]

This is also very impressive in my opinion :


And on the "Jazz side" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8nFUO1hCv0

I still have a lot of problem with one hand and can't play as much piano as I would like too so now I am seriously thinking of supplementing my piano practice with a little EWI usb since I guess based on how it works that it would probably not stress my hands too much (especially because my weak point is the thumb of the right hand and on an EWI it doesn't do much)

On the channel of Giordano Sandalo they are quiet a few rendition of classical pieces with various wind instruments (played with an EWI) and there is no doubt anymore for me that you can achieve a very high level of emotion even with a an electronic instrument.


- Please, forgive my bad English smile

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I saw this video some time ago, not remember does it was here or somewhere else. Indeed, the sound is artifical. I know that he had to use the pianoteq, but I think the pure Roland sound could fit much better... all pianoteq sound for me like a closed piano covered with a heavy blanked... you have melted and boomy bass and highs like from cheap clavinova...
And - I think he could found somewhere the midi file for the concerto and adjust it to his playing... but the amount of work for recording this was immense and I admire it fully.


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