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Re: Can someone tell YouTube reviewers to stop playing Jazz?
karoloydi #3027304 09/20/20 08:19 PM
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My own goto test piece for any piano, digital or acoustic, is the chromatic scale. I judge them by the evenness of the tone. It is really frustrating to play a chromatic scale on a digital piano and hear a lot of variation from note to note, because I know I cannot change that, like I can with acoustics.


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Re: Can someone tell YouTube reviewers to stop playing Jazz?
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Originally Posted by BDB
My own goto test piece for any piano, digital or acoustic, is the chromatic scale. I judge them by the evenness of the tone. It is really frustrating to play a chromatic scale on a digital piano and hear a lot of variation from note to note, because I know I cannot change that, like I can with acoustics.
Yes, some timbral variations in consecutive notes could be disturbing. And if the piano engine is sample-based you cannot do anything about it. That's a situation where fully modeled piano engines are superior, because you can change the sound note by note like a technician would do on an acoustic.

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My own goto test piece for any piano, digital or acoustic, is the chromatic scale. I judge them by the evenness of the tone. It is really frustrating to play a chromatic scale on a digital piano and hear a lot of variation from note to note, because I know I cannot change that, like I can with acoustics.
Yes, some timbral variations in consecutive notes could be disturbing. And if the piano engine is sample-based you cannot do anything about it. That's a situation where fully modeled piano engines are superior, because you can change the sound note by note like a technician would do on an acoustic.

That may not be variation in the samples themselves, but the velocity sensors per key, playing different layers on different keys at the same velocity struck key. I suppose something you could theoretically fix.


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Re: Can someone tell YouTube reviewers to stop playing Jazz?
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This is the problem I had recently ...
Originally Posted by Deltajockey
That may not be variation in the samples themselves, but the velocity sensors per key, playing different layers on different keys at the same velocity struck key. I suppose something you could theoretically fix.
I was able to fix it temporarily with some scripting in Kontakt. But the proper solution was to clean the key contacts.

I hate having to perform such repairs, but there's little choice.

As for fixing the VST ... Whether it's a sampler or a modeler, it's the maker's responsibility to fix that.

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Originally Posted by Deltajockey
That may not be variation in the samples themselves, but the velocity sensors per key, playing different layers on different keys at the same velocity struck key. I suppose something you could theoretically fix.
I'm referring to those situations where the original instrument from which the manufacturer recorded the samples was not in perfect conditions. So, if the original instrument had a bad sounding or "untuned between the 3 strings" / uneven note in some octave, of course you will get a bad sounding note in its digital version too. In this case there isn't much you can do...

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