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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2944277 02/08/20 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Did you report this apparent bug to VI Labs, dire tonic?

I did. It's a few years ago now. They told me they'd sorted it out and had me refresh the download. I also updated UVI workstation but to no avail. I rather lost interest in the RC after that.

I can't rule out pilot error and I should probably update UVI again.

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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: minstrelman] #2944280 02/08/20 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by minstrelman
it lasted for a couple seconds.

I'll load it up again and look for the event editor.

Yes, a couple of secs, that's how it should be. The problem is at my end then (I'm assuming David will get the same result as you).

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if you pm me your email address, I can email you an mp3 render of it.
(I don't see how to attach it here.)

do you still want me to check out the event editor thing?

Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: minstrelman] #2944284 02/08/20 11:50 AM
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No, don't worry about the event editor but I'd appreciate hearing the render so I'll pm my email. Thanks again!

Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: David B] #2944291 02/08/20 12:23 PM
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ok, good. smile

Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: David B] #2944352 02/08/20 02:39 PM
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David, I will repeat what others already said but your presentation is flawless! Such a nice review. Frankly, it’s better to me than some professional piano reviews I’ve seen on YouTube. You have very calm and reassuring voice, you have presented it meticulously and your playing has indeed progressed a lot. Cheers!


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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: CyberGene] #2944426 02/08/20 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by CyberGene
David, I will repeat what others already said but your presentation is flawless! Such a nice review. Frankly, it’s better to me than some professional piano reviews I’ve seen on YouTube. You have very calm and reassuring voice, you have presented it meticulously and your playing has indeed progressed a lot. Cheers!

Exactly, David, I'm not going to say this is a "calling" as you already have a calling 😀, but you did this review extremely well and better than even most reviews I've seen. I've seen many reviewers, and even professional reviewers with annoying voices, and who make annoying reviews. Your review was perfect in this sense. I do think you should make more reviews and put them on Youtube, perhaps for other VIs. thumb


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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: Gombessa] #2944443 02/08/20 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by U3piano
Well nothing beats a good U3 does it! smirk

Still for some reason the sound of this particular vst doesn't really catch my interest...


Originally Posted by Gombessa
All the U3s I play are old, used and likely graymarket imports, it's a bit eye opening to hear how different and clean this sounds!


VI Labs describes the the U3 they sampled as "a brand new Yamaha U3 studio upright piano."

They go on to mention that "the newer model should be noted in that this includes the maker's latest design with a warmer singing tone while still being clear and articulate, plus the hammers are new and everything is to original specification."

Given that description, I can understand why it might sound different than what some are used to.

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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2944447 02/08/20 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by minstrelman
David,
your video is awesome. thanks for posting it.
how do you like the presets?


I went through all of VI Labs presets and ultimately found my own combination to work the best for me. However, I will be experimenting more in the future.

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David, I will repeat what others already said but your presentation is flawless! Such a nice review...



Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop

Exactly, David, I'm not going to say this is a "calling" as you already have a calling 😀, but you did this review extremely well and better than even most reviews I've seen.... I do think you should make more reviews and put them on Youtube, perhaps for other VIs. thumb


Thanks for the kind affirmation fellas. It's easy for me to talk about/review something that I enjoy or believe in (as is the case with the modern U). Although, I don't think I have the experience and knowledge necessary (nor the piano skill) to do reviews like this in general for other VSTs. I could review guns no problem, bibles no problem, but piano playing is a bit too new for me and I lack confidence.

Thank you again for the kind words.

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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: David B] #2944493 02/08/20 08:24 PM
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The first time I heard the demo of this vst I was blown away, you are confirming that smile

Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: David B] #2944499 02/08/20 09:02 PM
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thank you very much David.

I have been playing around a lot with the presets.

but, now I tried making my own, and did make one that I really like.

also, I want to say again that I super appreciate and have enjoyed
all of your excellent posts and videos about piano libraries.

they have helped me alot. smile

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Originally Posted by minstrelman
thank you very much David.

I have been playing around a lot with the presets.

but, now I tried making my own, and did make one that I really like.

also, I want to say again that I super appreciate and have enjoyed
all of your excellent posts and videos about piano libraries.

they have helped me alot. smile


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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: David B] #2946225 02/13/20 04:10 AM
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- my thanks to David and minstrelman for checking out what I thought might be a Ravenscroft bug. Having shown the fault to be uniquely mine I dug around a bit and found that VIlabs had made available an update mid 2018 which sorted things out. Yipee!

My confidence in VIlabs restored, and having got a refund from VSL for their Bosendorfer upright (lively and enjoyable to play but a bit too mushy for my taste) I went for the Modern-U. I'd probably not use it for classical but it's nice and bluesy.

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I like it that they added presets in this one, I believe Ravenscroft didn't have presets.

Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: dire tonic] #2946305 02/13/20 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by dire tonic
- my thanks to David and minstrelman for checking out what I thought might be a Ravenscroft bug. Having shown the fault to be uniquely mine I dug around a bit and found that VIlabs had made available an update mid 2018 which sorted things out. Yipee!


That's encouraging to hear.

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My confidence in VIlabs restored, and having got a refund from VSL for their Bosendorfer upright (lively and enjoyable to play but a bit too mushy for my taste) I went for the Modern-U. I'd probably not use it for classical but it's nice and bluesy.


It will be interesting to learn of your experience with the Modern U after you've gotten a chance to become familiar with it.

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Originally Posted by U3piano
I like it that they added presets in this one, I believe Ravenscroft didn't have presets.


I like the presets also because someone else has put in the time to explore possibilities. Of course, those iterations can be further shaped however one desires. I think they did a good job updating a number of different aspects as well.

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Re: VI Labs Modern U Review [Re: dire tonic] #2946394 02/13/20 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by dire tonic
- my thanks to David and minstrelman for checking out what I thought might be a Ravenscroft bug. Having shown the fault to be uniquely mine I dug around a bit and found that VIlabs had made available an update mid 2018 which sorted things out. Yipee!

Dire, that update is for Ravenscroft 275 ? Is it included in main download or some separate file ? Thank you.

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you're very welcome dire tonic.
glad you got it working good.

and I also will be interested to hear what you think of Modern U after you've played it some more.

U3piano, you're right no Ravenscroft presets.

slobajudge, yes it is for Ravenscroft 275.
but I don't remember if it was included in main download or a separate file.

I just emailed support to ask them for you.

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Originally Posted by minstrelman
slobajudge, yes it is for Ravenscroft 275.
but I don't remember if it was included in main download or a separate file.

I just emailed support to ask them for you.

Thank you Minstrelman, much appreciated

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you're welcome Slobajudge.

I have not heard back from them yet.
I just emailed them again now.
hoping to hear back.

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