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So that is why you want Pianoteq so bad wink


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Haha I get the irony. However, you'd be surprised about the HUGE price of upright pianos over here, that, in comparison, your typical upright would be considered cheap.

But isn't it lovely? That old vintage sound and looks? <3


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I loved the upright piano at Disney World that was being played by a professional.
Don't ask me what model it was as that was in Sept 2001 right after 911 happened. I was there on my honeymoon. We will never forget how the whole resort was empty. We were going to cancel too but my wife was going to have surgery soon and planned the trip far in advance. Talk about having the place to yourself!

Sampletank 4 has a nice Honky Tonk piano smile


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Hello,

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Big fun.

Yeeee-harrrrr!

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That sounds like a dulcimer -- or sometimes, PianoTeq... Alright, maybe PianoTeq would sound better than this, but it does remind of it somehow... The bass is special on this old upright!!! smile And it's tuned a semitone flat than our typical pitch.

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Hello,

Makes me think of a 100+ year old Polish upright piano I stumbled upon at a charity shop, some seven or eight months ago. Its cabinet looked pretty run-down and it had issues, such as a cracked sound board and missing key tops. It sounded a piano though, quite musical, not honky-tonk, and I had a hard time tearing myself away from it and leaving it behind.

It would have cost me significantly less than my Modern U license, I would have given it some TLC and I think I would have played it for many an hour. If only my tiny temporary home would have physically allowed for an actual piano...

The fact that I still think of that sweet little wreck of a piano today is telling 😥. Alas.

Let's cherish our instruments. Like the guy in this fun video.

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Originally Posted by David Lai
And it's tuned a semitone flat than our typical pitch.

Often that is also done to somewhat relieve the old soundboard, pinblock etc. from too much tension, in hopes it will live some more years. And maybe the old strings themselves as well.

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Oh so EPW's remark wasn't ironic after all. So Pianoteq can sound like that? I hadn't such a sound in my mind while asking about Pianoteq...


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You do understand that is a PW forum member's recording (Rickster), right?


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Originally Posted by meghdad
Oh so EPW's remark wasn't ironic after all. So Pianoteq can sound like that? I hadn't such a sound in my mind while asking about Pianoteq...

Yes you really can make it sound nasty if you so desire. There is even one in the FXP corner to download called "Double Tonk"

Also the U4 upright pack https://www.modartt.com/u4 has a Honk Tonk.

So I was only half joking with you. Hope you are able to buy it meghdad.


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Oh so EPW's remark wasn't ironic after all. So Pianoteq can sound like that? I hadn't such a sound in my mind while asking about Pianoteq...

Pianoteq can sound like that and worse . . . .just move the slider at the bottom which de-tunes it eventually to the wrecked (unplayable) state. It is fun.


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Originally Posted by meghdad
Oh so EPW's remark wasn't ironic after all. So Pianoteq can sound like that? I hadn't such a sound in my mind while asking about Pianoteq...

Pianoteq has a "Condition" slider. Pushed to the left, it gives a "factory-fresh" sound -- perfectly in tune, consistent dynamics.

Pushed to the right, the tuning degrades ("unison tuning" ain't unison, and the central pitch of each note is changed), and the dynamics become unpredictable (that is, some keys sound louder than others).

It's a pretty good honky-tonk simulator. The underlying Pianoteq sound generator is still used, so it sounds like an out-of-tune Pianoteq piano.


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OMG! It sounds like a mix between a bass, a guitar and a banjo! And it's so bright in the upper range that it puts to shame even the brightest Yamaha piano! And he payed for it just $75... That's incredible...

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Why all the raves over a beater piano?

As for $75 being a bargain ... such pianos are usually sold for $0, as in "please take it away".
It would make good firewood ... if you don't mind the smell of burning varnish.

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Guys, that is Rick, who is active on the adult beginners forum. The video is from 2010. He loves to mess around with pianos. And he knows what he is doing.

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That sounds cool but I'm gonna make sure the stage version has that feature as well.

Other than the sound generation aspect, attempting to recreate other aspects of such a piano out of a DP, of course falls flat. But I'm not complaining.


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Originally Posted by meghdad
That sounds cool but I'm gonna make sure the stage version has that feature as well.

I am pretty sure is is a basic feature present in all versions including stage.


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