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As my 67 is new to me, I have focused on the SK, EX, SK-5 and Standard Grand sounds. The SK and Standard Grand are like a photograph slightly out of focus. Not crisp. The other two, satisfactory.

I came across this Post by aph123.

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2659272/1.html

He found by using the Virtual Technician, Smart Mode and Clean, he felt the sound was improved. So I tried it. Started with a Factory Reset to have all the base settings.

All three new sounds are much better and even the Std Grand improved a little. Crisp. Clean. Clear. Each of the three. The Std Grand, using an earlier sample improved, but was not as dramatic.

I would like to believe, I could set this unit beside the acoustic counterpart and for me, there would be very little difference in tone, crispness, all the above.

Thanks Kawai, for including this feature. I will place the Gold Star on your allowance chart tonight.


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I have my CA67 set up with "EX GrandPiano" as the default instrument on power but with voicing set to "Mellow2" in virtual technician advanced mode and saved. I didn't feel that I needed to change anything else - and smart mode, when you use it just uses presets for the parameters advanced mode

I did this because I prefered the mellower tone of the "SK Grandpiano" sound, but I found volume variations between the notes with this piano, where as EX sounded more consistent.

The Smart Mode "Clean" goes in the opposite direction with the voicing, so that is not for me.

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Yeah, different strokes for different folks, some people need a piano to be bright and zingy whereas the whole reason I went for Kawai is the woody sound of the mellow pianos.

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And it’s the whole reason why I went to pianoteq ( which is not perfect in all domains though, but so “alive”) , because I can’t stand aymore the build - in “dull “sounds of my CA -67 .

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It must be hard, not to mention time consuming, to get the sound you want out of any digital piano these days! So many parameters, choices . . . .P'teq's no different. What sounds OK one day, suddenly irks the next. It's never ending! I'm goin' crazy . . . .that's before anyone mentions bluetooth or apps..


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Originally Posted by peterws
I'm goin' crazy . . .


The process of 'going' finished long ago Pete as far as I can tell!

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Far harder and more time consuming on an acoustic where you have to voice each hammer individually and/or pay a tech to do it!

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Originally Posted by Bambers
Far harder and more time consuming on an acoustic where you have to voice each hammer individually and/or pay a tech to do it!


I only thought concert pianists required that . . . . . the rest of us just make sure the lid doesn't flatten our digits on the way down when we finish playing.


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