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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2006616
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i just ordered my copy - now I got to wait for the ilok to arrive. I had a best buy gift card for the ilok - but they have to ship it to me since they don't carry in stores - I'm excited to see how it sounds.


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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: thercman] #2006620
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Originally Posted by thercman
Wow this is a nightmare! After downloading the expander I had to re-dowload all the files. I have extracted the 1st of 5 files and the second one gave me an error so I am having to wait while it downloads again. Haaaaa. :-(

I just saw this and it is probably too late. In case anyone else encounters a similar problem you could try contacting support and asking for a direct link URL so you have the ability to download specific files in a multi-part series. It will save the time and trouble of unnecessarily re-downloading the entire series when one file is corrupt.

Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2010527
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I'm the original poster - i got my ilok this weekend and tried the Kawai piano... to be honest I'm not that thrilled with it - it's just "OK" to me... maybe it's my setup but I can't get much dynamics out of the sound... can't seem to get any bite out of it



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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2010537
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Hmmm. Too bad. Possibly the problem is that there are only 5 sampled layers.

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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2010565
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i'm not sure if it's the number of layers - my Yamaha is 3 and it has bite on the 3rd layer


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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2010636
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I would start by looking at the velocity settings of your board along with whatever velocity parameters you can adjust inside your software. If the highest layer of the VST piano kicks in at a higher velocity that your controller doesn't easily trigger, you may not be hearing it for that reason, and it may be a matter of getting the curves in sync.

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it must be my setup, I'll keep playin' - the sound I'm getting sounds real but not like the youtube demos... of course those were in Kontakt back then.


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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2011658
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Hi guys, i played with the settings and was able to get some more dynamics but I'm afraid it's not what I'm looking for.

I got permission from AcousticSamples to sell my Kawai Ex pro library. If anyone is interested in purchasing from me just send me a PM.

thanks


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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2011992
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So I am curious whether you can dial the brightness in and out to a significant degree with that Tone knob?

On one of my piano plug-ins you are able to make dramatic changes to the overall character, while others less so.

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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: o0Ampy0o] #2012225
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it changes to brightness some - but not to the degree i can on my Galaxy Pianos.


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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2014545
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someone asked for a recording... I took a midi file from "Let's render some Chopin"

I used cantabile to make the recording - this is the default Close Position with no changes to brightness or midi curve.

this file is a wav at 1536 bit rate (big file)
https://www.box.com/s/v8a1z1rx162dqi90s6li

here is the same recording converted to mp3 at 128 bit rate (for slow connections)
https://www.box.com/s/lowaqhtqepovke49ep4n

as for the price I'm looking for 70.00 - (it will cost me 25.00 to transfer the ilok license) so that will net me about 40.00


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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2014751
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- I'm using version 1 of Ex-pro inside Kontakt where there's broad scope for eq-ing to soften up the sound. I find it works really well.

I had no intention of going for Ilok and don't know how machfive works but doesn't it present a similar range of controls to Kontakt?

edit: - sorry, I read back a bit further and have just realised your gripe is that it doesn't cut through enough. I was using the piano for a gentle classical piece and found it just a bit too harsh so needed to get it sounding warmer - the opposite of your problem.

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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2019130
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I'm willing to take 55.00 for the vst. That's 1/2 off the online price. I'm sure it will be a benefit to someone. That includes the fee for me to have the iLok license transferred to you. Then the manufacturer will then send you the download links.

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Re: Kawai EX Pro - VST [Re: SkiPablo] #2063221
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Originally Posted by mitzysman
I'm willing to take 55.00 for the vst. That's 1/2 off the online price. I'm sure it will be a benefit to someone. That includes the fee for me to have the iLok license transferred to you. Then the manufacturer will then send you the download links.


Hi mitzysman, I just PM'd you to see if this is still available!

Many thanks,

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It absolutely sounds amazing! just a little more brush up w/ it's Velocity vurve...

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