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Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome #2856577
06/08/19 04:55 AM
06/08/19 04:55 AM
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*Price & Size : 199 USD, 10 GB
*Sampled Piano : Unkown(A Concert Grand Piano)
*Sampler : Kontakt
*Rate : Aver. 7.0 (Volume 6 / Sound 7 / Body 8 / Response 7 / Dynamic 7)

Hello piano lovers. This is Keunyoung Song again with another brand new piano VST from Cinesamples. Are you a big fan of "Piano in blue"? Then, you don't want to miss this new piano VST from Cinesamples.

They say this VST was sampled in the same studio where "Piano in Blue" was recorded which is MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. Also, they used the same technologies and microphones from "Piano in Blue".

In Cinesamples' website, there is no mention about the sampled piano's model name, but they only mention they sampled a concert grand piano. But when I heard it the first time, I guess it seems like it is a Steinway Model D. I would be so much grateful if you could tell me which piano was sampled actually for this VST when you have a chance to read this review.

Well, let's talk about the sound. One word. Warm. There is no other word that can express this VST perfectly. I've played lots of warm character's piano VST so far, I guess this one is on top when we only talk about the warmness. That means it may perfectly fit for cinematic and game scores. Especially low registers sound awesome personally.

Actual size on my SSD is only 10 GB(After compressed for Kontakt samples of course). It is not a huge library compared to other new massive libraries such as VSTs from Production Voices, Embertone and VSL. But it doesn't sound light at all. Very rich and full. But the sound sustains rather short that you may not like it if you prefer long sustain. Personally, I like the long sustain but sometimes I need short sustainable sound as well like the sample song I embedded.

About the dynamics, it is not super sensitive but it is not dull either. Especially throughout the whole registers, the dynamic is leveled equally so that most of the classical scores could be played seamlessly I guess.

UI is very simple and intuitive that you don't need to read the manual about the features.

In the sample video, I played one of my favorite Disney Song, "When she loved me" from Toy Stroy 2. First I played the song with Garritan CFX Full, but its long sustain and rich ambient didn't go well with the song. So I changed the VST later to CinePiano and I pretty much enjoyed it.

About the setting for the sample song, after loading the 1st patch, I switched on all microphones except close mic and maneuvered the velocity curve a bit upward. Check below for more details. About the plug-ins, I used Waves H-Reverb and L1 Ultramaximizer.

Are you are a fan of "Piano in Blue" and looking for a warm piano sample that may fit for cinematic scores? Why don't you try this one? It is really light to use and also the loading time is quite quick.

Do you want to check out more reviews of Piano VST from me?
Pianist Keunyoung Song's all VST review


How did you like it? Please feel free to leave some comments for more talk. It is always my pure joy to talk with piano lovers at any time.

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This is pianist Keunyoung Song.
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Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Keunyoung Song] #2856590
06/08/19 06:27 AM
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Thanks for your review, and for your demo which was played with a sensitive touch. A really heartfelt piece of music. I was a late adopter of the CinePiano and it’s a wonderfully warm and resonant sampled piano. You can really hear the Sony Scoring Stage space in the samples, which gives it a lot of natural depth that you can’t really achieve by applying a reverb plugin to a close mic sampled piano. Despite it being a fairly light-weight sampled piano in terms of sample size/velocity layers, it is in my opinion one of the most playable and realistic sounding sampled pianos for less complicated playing/compositions.

FYI, Piano in Blue was sampled in the old Clinton Recording Studios in midtown Manhattan, not the Sony Scoring Stage, but yes, the same mic techniques were used, which was a wise decision in my opinion. Also, both pianos are New York Steinway D 274cm concert grands. Piano in Blue being a 1949 make, and CinePiano being a more modern manufactured Steinway (ie. 10-20 years old AFAIK)


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Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Keunyoung Song] #2856964
06/09/19 12:42 PM
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Thanks, Craig for the information. I thought CinePiano was recorded in the same room with Piano in Blue.
And also thank you so much for the model name of this library. I thought it sounded like Steinway D, but I was not sure.

Have you tried PV Concert Grand? I think this one has the most realistic New York Steinway D sound among tens of thousands of Steinway samples in the market. Now this VST is one of my main piano VST laugh


This is pianist Keunyoung Song.
For more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/davidksong
For more reviews: https://www.pianistkeunyoungsong.com/
Now available on Apple Music/iTunes & Spotify
For more talk: david.keunyoung.song@gmail.com
Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Keunyoung Song] #2857160
06/10/19 04:34 AM
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Hi Keunyoung,

I have the PV Concert Grand Compact which is very impressive, but have not bought the full version yet. It's a very clear sounding piano, and very well defined. The Steinway D piano was used as a concert tour piano before being sampled by Jason at Production Voices, so it's been well played in. Glad to hear you're enjoying it. Sounds tempting for me to consider the full version smile


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Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Keunyoung Song] #2857220
06/10/19 11:26 AM
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No comment on the sample as I don't use them but I only wanted to say that that was beautiful...such gorgeous playing.

Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Craig Richards] #2857403
06/11/19 01:41 AM
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Hi Craig.
I purchased Gold version it sounds just perfect Steinway.
Sometimes Jason sends promotion emails, so don't miss it laugh
And I really hope them to sample YAMAHA CFX Grand for the next product.


This is pianist Keunyoung Song.
For more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/davidksong
For more reviews: https://www.pianistkeunyoungsong.com/
Now available on Apple Music/iTunes & Spotify
For more talk: david.keunyoung.song@gmail.com
Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Keunyoung Song] #2857439
06/11/19 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Keunyoung Song
Hi Craig.
I purchased Gold version it sounds just perfect Steinway.
Sometimes Jason sends promotion emails, so don't miss it laugh
And I really hope them to sample YAMAHA CFX Grand for the next product.


Yes, it will be interesting to see what piano they sample next. A Bosendorfer 280 VC would be a unique choice!


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Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: Craig Richards] #2857456
06/11/19 09:53 AM
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Actually the Bosendorfer 280 has been done before, hasn't it?
Originally Posted by Craig Richards
A Bosendorfer 280 VC would be a unique choice!

Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: MacMacMac] #2857498
06/11/19 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Actually the Bosendorfer 280 has been done before, hasn't it?

I see a half-dozen Bosendorfers in the PianoWorld VI database but no 280 VC.

PD - There was a 280 in the database this morning but I fixed the typo and it is now a 290. Also to search type in "dorfer", as the Bösendorfer is also spelled Bosendorfer without the funny ö.

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...no-master-sticky-thread.html#Post2752919

Re: Cinesamples CinePiano sounds awesome [Re: PianoWVBob] #2857663
06/12/19 03:20 AM
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Thanks PianoWVBob. I guess this VST made my play sound a lot better. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a warm and clear Steinway D sample laugh


This is pianist Keunyoung Song.
For more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/davidksong
For more reviews: https://www.pianistkeunyoungsong.com/
Now available on Apple Music/iTunes & Spotify
For more talk: david.keunyoung.song@gmail.com

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