This question is inspired by How would YOU categorize the sounds of the top grand pianos?
and triggered by current sales by Native Instruments
From 8dio's site:
1928 Steinway Scoring Piano for soft, emotional pianos or maybe our 1990 Studio Yamaha Piano, which is better suited for Pop and Rock.
From e-instruments's site:
Session Keys Grand S comes with two very distinct sample sets: "Concert" favoured in classic recordings and "Studio" for popular music applications.
(Literally the same is said about their Session Keys Grand Y so it is unclear for me what is a difference between Yamaha and Steinway in their samples)
And so on...
I would like to ask how would YOU categorize the following digital piano in regards to what genre they are better suited:
From Native Instruments:
DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION - THE GENTLEMAN, THE GRANDEUR, THE MAVERICK
1928 Steinway Piano for Kontakt
1990 Studio Grand Piano for Kontakt
1971 Estonia Grand Piano for Kontakt
1969 Steinway Piano for Kontakt
Mentioned above Session Keys Grand S and Session Keys Grand Y
C. Bechstein Digital Grand
Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand
Imperfect samples' Fazioli
VI Labs' Ravenscroft 275
Cinesamples' Piano in Blue
I know there is no definitive answer, a lot of settings and tweaking, different editions of the same piano (IS has 4), etc.
But still I believe for each piano there is a "best usage scenario" (ok, maybe two not one) and some people are switching between pianos for exactly this reason - when they are switching between different kinds of music they play - so maybe those people can share their switching rules
And if I didn't mention here some software piano that YOU can recommend for certain genre I will be happy to hear your recommendation!