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#2998532 07/04/20 07:44 AM
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Might be buying this program soon..

So what Piano’s (from the pianoteq line) you advise
- Classical music
- Jazz music
- Pop Rock
I guess since it comes with 2 or 3 engines to start

Which version would you advice to start out the Stage version or one version upp with inproved edditing options?


In Mainstage the standard piano’s have become a bit old. So i need to invest in some improved sounds when using mainstage as my main soundsource.. what other sample based piano’s are you using? Do you prefer them over Pianoteq and in which situations?

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I wouldn't spend any time discussing any of those issues until you have installed the trial version of Pianoteq, tried it for a bit, and decided that you ARE going to purchase it.


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Make sure you include the Bechstein in your instruments of choice. Stage is cheapest but has only one mic hence it does not sound as full as Standard

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Originally Posted by Bachus
Which version would you advice to start out the Stage version or one version upp with inproved edditing options?

As dmd said, get the trial version, and try them all out. In my experience they are all quite similar, so it may not be very important which ones you get.

Originally Posted by TonyDIGITAL
Stage is cheapest but has only one mic hence it does not sound as full as Standard

Is this new? It used to be that Standard allowed moving the microphones around, and choosing which microphones to use, whereas Stage had fixed microphones, but up to several of them in use, depending on which preset is being used.


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Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
Is this new? It used to be that Standard allowed moving the microphones around, and choosing which microphones to use, whereas Stage had fixed microphones, but up to several of them in use, depending on which preset is being used.
I'm not sure but it was just my feeling of the sound difference after upgrading from Stage to Standard. Maybe you're right and someone in the forum can tell whether multiple-mic setting is in Stage anyway and they are just not editable?

Or maybe the OP can try both Stage and Standard and tell us about the impression?

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Pianoteq stage does a series of 3 mic sound sources for some instruments as well as standard stereo, binaural, mono and as recorded whatever that last one is.
Seems to sound better on that.


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The last one is "Recording" which emulates the microphone setup of a...recording. So it's not the player's perspective but something that would be used to record the piano.

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As already said try the demo and see if one stands out to you. I always recommend getting the latest piano they released as one of the choices.


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Bechstein, Blüthner and Steingraeber. Those are the ones I love best. And get the Steinway B for jazz.

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Bechstein, Blüthner and Steingraeber. Those are the ones I love best. And get the Steinway B for jazz.
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and look at the website for the velocity curve of your keyboard, for better results.

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