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#3020391 09/01/20 10:10 PM
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I just found out that Nord brand continuously comes out with new sample libraries for those who already own Nord keyboards. Great future proofing.

I'm wondering, if you buy a Kawai CA99 or ES8, do they do the same thing? If Kawai comes out with a new sound engine in a few years, could you buy a sound module or maybe update your piano's firmware to get the new sound?

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Just with virtual instruments.
Nord have this always updated sample/piano library...

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I’m not aware of any feature like that on Kawai CA, CN or Yamaha CVP, CLP, or CSP series. Please tell me if I’m wrong!


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AFAIK you cannot upgrade the piano engine or the samples on most (if not all) of Kawai/Yamaha/Roland/Casio DPs. Just bug fixes with firmware updates.

And that's a shame. It would be very nice if you could update the samples. For example, there are a very few notes with the EX piano patch of my DP that I think they sound bad, i.e. too much percussive even when you play them softly. They sound very different to the notes immediately at the left and the right of them, so you feel something is wrong with them, as if the felt pad on the hammer was worn out. Maybe the original acoustic instrument was not in perfect conditions at the time of the recording. Unfortunately, if a sample is bad, there isn't much you can do, even with the Virtual Technician options. I just have to learn to live with those notes.


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