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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: lvercaut] #2751402
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https://soundcloud.com/productionvoices/sets/concert-grand

I think we'll see the release of the full concert grand lite,gold and platinum (Steinway D) of Production voices real soon now...........

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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: TheodorN] #2751403
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Originally Posted by TheodorN
Ivory II Grand pianos, sterile and pale sounding, you say tdwctdwc. I'm not overly surprised, opinions seem to differ quite a bit on Synthogy's pianos, some like them, some loathe them.

It got me thinking, however.

Why are we seeking libraries around the 100GB mark, let alone hundreds of gigabytes in size, when they are only marginally better, and in some cases not any better, or even inferior to libraries few gigabytes, and up to 40GB in size?

Good point TheodorN. I can only speak on my behalf: When i look to try a new library it's because of one single goal in mind: Exploration of different color palettes and seeking inspiration, because after all, the sound of a piano will inspire me to compose. And we're fortunate enough nowdays to be able to explore real-life grand pianos on our computers (even though half of them have playbality issues).

I don't look at the size at all when i seek a piano library, the only thing i care about is the velocity layers and the timbre. In fact, the less the size the better!

Biggest example is the 5 GB Ravenscroft 275 which is still until this very day my absolute favorite piano library to play and get inspired from when playing at the same time.

Exploring other options is simply out of curiosity and like i said: Looking for more inspiration.

Speaking of Ravenscroft, listen to this till the end. Pure Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvlFr7DFr3o

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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: pianistje] #2751404
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Originally Posted by pianistje
https://soundcloud.com/productionvoices/sets/concert-grand

I think we'll see the release of the full concert grand lite,gold and platinum (Steinway D) of Production voices real soon now...........


I'm impressed with these demos. Even though the first song is LE version, it looks pretty good.


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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: tdwctdwc] #2751538
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Originally Posted by tdwctdwc

Biggest example is the 5 GB Ravenscroft 275 which is still until this very day my absolute favorite piano library to play


In fact it is so good that I had to ask you if you recorded the tracks using a real acoustic piano! I don't have Ravenscroft, but on this forum is too underrated.

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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: pold] #2751542
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Originally Posted by pold
Originally Posted by tdwctdwc

Biggest example is the 5 GB Ravenscroft 275 which is still until this very day my absolute favorite piano library to play


In fact it is so good that I had to ask you if you recorded the tracks using a real acoustic piano! I don't have Ravenscroft, but on this forum is too underrated.


Yes, all VIlabs pianos are very underrated here! I missed VIlabs - True keys Pianos bundle incredible deal on VSTBuzz for 90USD and regret it very much! frown


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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: pold] #2751544
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Originally Posted by pold
Originally Posted by tdwctdwc

Biggest example is the 5 GB Ravenscroft 275 which is still until this very day my absolute favorite piano library to play


In fact it is so good that I had to ask you if you recorded the tracks using a real acoustic piano! I don't have Ravenscroft, but on this forum is too underrated.
I was just playing it now:) This and my Kronos Steinway D got me covered on a desert island. But like i said, we're too spoiled and there's nothing wrong in seeking other flavors to trigger new inspirations.

If you ever decide to buy the Ravenscroft, i'll send you the same exact settings i used in those demos:)

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Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: Max_Forte] #2751546
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Originally Posted by pold
Originally Posted by tdwctdwc

Biggest example is the 5 GB Ravenscroft 275 which is still until this very day my absolute favorite piano library to play


In fact it is so good that I had to ask you if you recorded the tracks using a real acoustic piano! I don't have Ravenscroft, but on this forum is too underrated.


Yes, all VIlabs pianos are very underrated here! I missed VIlabs - True keys Pianos bundle incredible deal on VSTBuzz for 90USD and regret it very much! frown
Yes i remember that deal, i jumped on it right away. I should revisit this bundle tomorrow and play it for a good hour.

Re: Looking for the very best German Steinway D software [Re: tdwctdwc] #2751547
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Originally Posted by tdwctdwc
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Originally Posted by tdwctdwc

Biggest example is the 5 GB Ravenscroft 275 which is still until this very day my absolute favorite piano library to play


In fact it is so good that I had to ask you if you recorded the tracks using a real acoustic piano! I don't have Ravenscroft, but on this forum is too underrated.
I was just playing it now:) This and my Kronos Steinway D got me covered on a desert island. But like i said, we're too spoiled and there's nothing wrong in seeking other flavors to trigger new inspirations.

If you ever decide to buy the Ravenscroft, i'll send you the same exact settings i used in those demos:)



Thank you, I will trust your ears and have no doubts about your good taste smile

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