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I tried playing through another hardware to eliminate but it has an awful peak around there. Is it in the original sample?

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Yes - the volume of the individual CFX samples is non-uniform AF - as can easily be seen on a VU meter. I am applying a custom per-key correction via the midi velocity using Reaper - to correct for about a dozen quiet notes. More details in this thread. http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...rritan-cfx-a5-too-quiet.html#Post3082436

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I'd like to input a slightly different perspective on this issue. I don't have Garritan, but I have several other good vst's, Ravenscroft,Noire, Due, the impressive feebies etc, and an acoustic grand. I've recently been experiencing problems with my hearing. Some hyperacusis, a bit of ageing catching up with me, and some other mysterious medical issues I have yet to determine. This has increased the sensitivity of my hearing at certain frequencies past a point where in the past they wouldn't bother me. I first started noticing certain notes on my acoustic would jar my hearing when playing and now have to wear ear plugs. Coincidently, it is actually around the A5 to C6 range. Playing vst's was less of an issue previously, but I now have the same problem, particularly with the complex harmonics from piano samples, and they are around the same notes....A5 to C6 or so. It seems to happen on almost all my the VST's before I eq them, so along with my acoustic it appears a natural phenomenon, at least to my ears.
I looked at the amplitudes of these notes, and sure enough they are higher around this area than below or above. Fortunately for me, I can EQ them somewhat.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears to be the sample of the natural energy of the strings at these frequencies. I wonder if a range of acoustics exhibit this, or is it my environment for which my piano is situated that is similar to when these top end pianos were sampled for the vst's? Pure speculation on my part, but it certainly has my curiosity up. Perhaps on younger ears, this effect would normally go unnoticed?

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Maybe it's the resonance of the particular piano.

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Originally Posted by Showpan2
Yes - the volume of the individual CFX samples is non-uniform AF - as can easily be seen on a VU meter. I am applying a custom per-key correction via the midi velocity using Reaper - to correct for about a dozen quiet notes. More details in this thread. http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...rritan-cfx-a5-too-quiet.html#Post3082436
Thanks!
Why didn't Garritan provide a patch for this? This is very strange.

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Do you see the same problem with different mics? That is muting one or the other mic, or trying a different set of mics?

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It's Garritan Lite and has nothing to set, except maybe for stereo panning.

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I just reduced the stereo width from 100% to 50% and it helps, at least in eliminating the pitches around C6, but C6 is still noticeably too loud.

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Maybe the stereo mics are causing some phasing issues. Perhaps mixing in the ambient mics (available in the full version) would bury that. I suppose a true mono track would not have the phasing challenges and I don't know how Aira replicates mono.

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Is this thread about Garritan light or full?


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Originally Posted by RinTin
Is this thread about Garritan light or full?

Yes.

Sorry for that, I actually was thinking the same question grin


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