Hello, this is my first post here.
I played piano for 10 years long time ago
Now I own a CA97. Tested pianoteq with headphone(+dac +headphone ampli) vs internal speaker sound or sampled sound with headphone.
Wow...PTQ is the winner by far.
Now a single keynote is annoying me: I need more power to press..rrr..I have to fix it...
I know you guys have a lot experience with N1X, NV10, midi DIY, Acoustic Grand playing, etc.
I was thinking about writing specification on a future DP.
Main goal is "approaching" acoustic piano experience or getting something "very" playable (classical music) since Dp can be instrument per se.
At least something superior (subjective and objective) than an upright yamaha U3 as far as sound and playability is concerned.
That is my first proposal for such a DP :
1/ UC under linux pianoteq V6+
2/ UC USB midi in
3/ UC USB out
4/ splitter USB brand? or DIY
5/ DAC (6 max)
6/ ampli power, brand?
7/ ampli linux driver
8/ ampli USB in
9/ ampli analog audio out 6 max channels
10/ speaker (6 max) brand?
11/ speaker support for orientation (6 max) DIY
12/ transducer for kb vibration DIY
13/ cabinet DIY
14/ pc screen (in place of the score support)
16/ keyboard (renner or AG equivalent) + midi USB out system DIY
17/ best keyboard w USB midi integrated
18/ pedal system
19/ power supplies
IMHO VST is better than sampled. And VST is the future.
Your best chosen harware does'nt change and you enjoy improving with upcoming new VST versions
The best DPs dont improve. You have to buy next version to do so...GAS.
The actual thing is even the best DP (including best hybrid) does'nt "fit" well with pianoteq.
For instance internal sound system for these DPs doesn't have separate voices drivers.
These DP can be used with pianoteq but only with external speakers and audio interface.
I know you can use DP's line in, but you do it as a stereo input loosing PTQ tuning. And this is a pity.
Problematic is the following: imagine an average room,
can we choose best devices, can we implement it all and make tests with professional piano players to achieve our main goal,
or it is just not doable?