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Just found this VST and am wondering what people's experiences have been playing it, what their opinions are, etc.

It's a gigantic library but size doesn't equal quality, playability, or a joy to use, so I'm curious to see what people think of it.


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Production Grand was recorded with 16 velocity layers, but the size was just too unmanageable! We chose the best 12 velocity layers for the final product which includes:

12 velocities pedal up samples
12 velocities pedal down samples
12 velocities release samples

Ivory II ACD offers 20 velocity layers.

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Version 1.1.13
- Pre-Attack now buffered to respond correctly, but is no longer playable live (180ms latency).
- Sostenuto Added
- Soft Pedal Added

What means "Added"? Ivory II ACD offers an entire set of soft pedal samples.

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Considerations for future releases:
Catch-pedalling
Half-pedalling

...aaaaaand disqualified!

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I've not heard of Production Grand, actually. Lacking half-pedaling is not a good thing, though.

The software libraries that get a lot of attention on here, for what it's worth:

-Pianoteq (modeled not sampled)
-Ivory II
-Ravenscroft (and other TrueKeys)
-Galaxy Vintage D

I'm probably missing some, but best to compare recordings (not demos) and also watch reviews on youtube.


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Its size is from multiple mic perspectives and multiple sampling rate samples. Not generally what would make a library sounds good.

I've checked it a while ago. The demo sounds nice.
But it requires full Kontakt. That's a deal breaker for me. (Also the high price)

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But it's sooooooo sweet.

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A previous member here was an early adopter and made some recordings of it. He shared them with me quite a while back. For what it's worth I thought it sounded outstanding.


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