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I can vouch for Modern U and Ravenscroft 275 to be very nice VSTs

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Hello,

Uh-oh 😋.

Cheers and happy hoarding,

HZ

PS Can certainly vouch for Modern U as well, and am still battling those Ravenscravings... 😉

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Originally Posted by HZPiano
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Uh-oh 😋.

Cheers and happy hoarding,

HZ

PS Can certainly vouch for Modern U as well, and am still battling those Ravenscravings... 😉

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For the first time I listened to the Modern U demos on the website (is the David Lai there the one who is also in the forum?) and I enjoyed it very much. What a beautiful upright sound, very intimate and warm, and I love the resonances and the key and pedal noises too. I would love to purchase one as an alternative to Pianoteq, but I am not sure if it will run on my system. It's an older 2013 MacBook Air, with an 128GB SSD, 4 GB Ram and an 1,3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5.

The requirements on the website:

6.5GB free disk space (plus 4.5GB for the download install file)
Mac OSX 10.9 or greater or Windows 8 or higher and 64bits only
Minimum CPU requirements: Intel Core i5 System
7200rpm hard drive (Solid State Drive (SSD) preferred for best performance)
4GB of RAM

Could work, but it meets the bare minimum... What do you think, has anyone experiences?

And does anyone know if it is it based on an U1 or U3?

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Yes, David Lai is the same David Lai we are honoured to have here!

I would say it will work, but can't tell you for sure, my system is a bit more powerful (i5 also but desktop and 4 cores)

It is based on a U3. And it really capturates its essence (I own one and can compare)


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Thanks for your answer! Hm, difficult to estimate if it will work on my system. But as you can activate on up to three computers I could definitely install it on the M1 MBP of my partner.


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Originally Posted by eddiepiano
Thanks for your answer! Hm, difficult to estimate if it will work on my system. But as you can activate on up to three computers I could definitely install it on the M1 MBP of my partner.

FYI my i5 is a 2014 model (4th generation), so it is not far from your 2013 i5 generation, and runs easily at very low percentages of CPU power. So I think yours should do. If not directly, with some VST tweaks (i.e. removing things like pedal noise, hammer noise and such)


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Hello,

Originally Posted by eddiepiano
Hm, difficult to estimate if it will work on my system. But as you can activate on up to three computers I could definitely install it on the M1 MBP of my partner.

Also, if it doesn't work well on your computer, you can easily 'un-activate' it on that computer; in other words you never lose that activation.

And yes, Modern U is lovely.

Cheers and happy decision making,

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Thanks! I think I will purchase it. But for now I just bought the Pianoteq U4 (and Steinway D and B...) on the Pianoteq summer sale. I just played 30 minutes and LOVE it. There is something about the sound of Uprights, an intimacy and richness and directness of the resonances (especially in the treble) und the rumble in the bass that I just love. I lose myself easier. Maybe because they are more common. Lovely additions to the grands I have (the three German and the Czech :)).

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Originally Posted by eddiepiano
Thanks! I think I will purchase it. But for now I just bought the Pianoteq U4 (and Steinway D and B...) on the Pianoteq summer sale. I just played 30 minutes and LOVE it. There is something about the sound of Uprights, an intimacy and richness and directness of the resonances (especially in the treble) und the rumble in the bass that I just love. I lose myself easier. Maybe because they are more common. Lovely additions to the grands I have (the three German and the Czech :)).

I love this one: https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addictive_keys/instrument/modern_upright, got it for free but it's a really good upright. Still debating if I need the Modern U also laugh

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Originally Posted by FloRi89
I love this one: https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addictive_keys/instrument/modern_upright, got it for free but it's a really good upright. Still debating if I need the Modern U also laugh

Well, I have both... And, whilst the XLN one is nice to play (and uses lots less resources), the Modern U is on a different league


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I keep looking at the Italian Grand.

Just not sure how it holds up to the Upright and Ravenscroft in quality or will it be more like American D which I found completely dissatisfying.

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If you want a Fatzioli, WavesFactory Mercury is also 30% https://www.wavesfactory.com/kontakt-libraries/mercury-piano/
I don't know which is better. I have all the VILabs pianos, the German is my favorite, I prefer it even over the Digital Bechstein.

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Originally Posted by EB5AGV
Originally Posted by FloRi89
I love this one: https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addictive_keys/instrument/modern_upright, got it for free but it's a really good upright. Still debating if I need the Modern U also laugh

Well, I have both... And, whilst the XLN one is nice to play (and uses lots less resources), the Modern U is on a different league

Goddamit, don't tempt me devil laugh.

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I keep looking at the Italian Grand.

Just not sure how it holds up to the Upright and Ravenscroft in quality or will it be more like American D which I found completely dissatisfying.

Ron

Personally I think the Italian is the best of the three, don't buy it though. The bundle goes on sale ever so often for 99$, you'll get all three there for the price of one.

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Hello,

Originally Posted by FloRi89
... don't tempt me ... laugh.

Same here, but with the R275. Same temptation all over again, just as not too long ago with another 275 sale.

Thanks a lot Jose! 😉

Cheers and happy playing,

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Originally Posted by FloRi89
... don't tempt me ... laugh.

Same here, but with the R275. Same temptation all over again, just as not too long ago with another 275 sale.

Thanks a lot Jose! 😉

Cheers and happy playing,

HZ

Ah damn it, I bought the Modern U and I regret nothing. It's glorious and a fine addition to my lineup.

Not I have all the VI labs products, no temptation for me anymore until the make a new one.

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Originally Posted by FloRi89
Ah damn it, I bought the Modern U and I regret nothing. It's glorious and a fine addition to my lineup.

Not I have all the VI labs products, no temptation for me anymore until the make a new one.

Sorry eek

But I am happy you got it and you enjoy it! thumb

I am just about to play it a bit 3hearts


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Hello,

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Ah damn it, I bought the Modern U and I regret nothing. It's glorious and a fine addition to my lineup.

I just finished a practise session -- on the Modern U -- and it is succulently delicious 🍰 😋.

Before that, I went through all the 'player' presets in Pianoteq 7 (standard demo install), and nothing there comes close to the fullness, completeness, refinement and musical quality of Modern U. I love it.

Congratulations with your purchase -- enjoy!

Cheers and the happiest playing,

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I bought both R275 and Modern U after a recent MASSIVE piano VST buying spree.

These 2 are glorious, and are my new practice tools, even over VSL.

Seriously looking at the grands, but if they go on sale for $99, I can wait.

Viva UVI

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