Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
Originally Posted by Markuska
Slightly OT again, but some longterm idea of me would definately be to get a broken (musically) grand piano,add a Midi Keyboard and VST-PC and then some expert in sound design to set up speakers inside to sound excellent.

But maybe a used grand is cheaper­čśé

This has been done, several times I think, by people on this forum. One example is here. Maybe the current project on the thread by CyberGene too?

Just to point out that CyberGene's current obra is much more ambitious than putting a midi keyboard, amp and speakers in a box. The project is to build a genuine hybrid instrument from separate and untested components. A unique rival to the Novus and Avant Grand.

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