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Re: "A sticky for stickies" or "I can't find that link!"
MacMacMac #2752702 07/19/18 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
It won't be hard to get a listing of most current (and legacy) VST pianos.

hahaha. there are a lot of VST pianos and many flavours of them also.

So many VSTs I didn't know existed, so just the list with Piano type and a few stats is really interesting.

Originally Posted by MacMacMac
But what attribute data are available? The manufacturers make wondrous claims, but don't often detail the very things we want to know. So good luck.

Not much comparable data. Some of the data is "misleading" based on what I remember reading here. Or just obvious fiction.

I've got over 80 different VSTs now in a database. There are 150 lines of data as some companies have lots of versions of the same instrument (especially: Production Voices, PianoTeq, Imperfect Samples). I am definitely missing some VSTs but this is enough for now!

Completed fields include: VST name, company, price, direct internet link, piano type, player software, security, links to a few reviews, a few comments.

I am taking a stab at some very basic technical data: recorded sample rate/bit depth, size in GB on SSD, layers, number of samples, mic number/type/positioning, pedaling, other features

Originally Posted by MacMacMac
I expect you'll want to solicit contributions from others?

I will need some help as the volume data is rather huge. Also, owners of particular VIs will be able to correct and add data.

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Re: "A sticky for stickies" or "I can't find that link!"
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So who do I contact about a suggestion regarding this new sticky thread?

Doesn't matter no one will pay attention to this suggestion anyway so here it blows:

I have been away for a while. I arrived and saw the thread title. To my fresh eyes and mind I did not know what it represented. It seemed to target player ability "digital piano master" rather than the topic of this forum "digital pianos" but I clicked on it anyway out of curiosity. So my suggestion is to name it this instead: PW Digital Piano Forum Sticky Thread because it speaks for itself. No need for the "master" when there are a limited number of sticky threads. And the others also speak for themselves.

Re: "A sticky for stickies" or "I can't find that link!"
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The folks at the VI-Control forum are thinking up a huge database for "all" VI instruments. They have a much bigger task at hand and a lot more firepower. This could be a fantastic resource.

The current discussion revolves around how to build the database, what fields are useful, and how to design the UI. A lot of these guys do big orchestra and movie music with a many instruments so their insights are interesting to read.

In contrast, our piano world is much simpler to summarise and organize, so simple spreadsheets are enough.

https://vi-control.net/community/threads/a-sample-library-wiki.82762/

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