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The response will be different; the speakers, geared up to the instrumnet, will be different. the only thing constant are the headphones.
But if you only listen through them, the MIDI response from the piano is different and in accordance with the manufacturer's preferences for his piano.

So it's all change!
Notes that now stand out have to be curtailed. The velocity curve will be changed also since the response is nothing like.it was set to for the piano I sold.
And you go through this all, times the number of instruments the VST delivers. I have ten.

Having roughed out this and you then get new headphones you'd likely as not have to do it all over again. optimising the sound to best effect for the new phones.

I don't think I'll be changing the piano so soon anymore . . .but I'm left wondering if any new recordings might be adversely affected by my changes.. . .

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So what?

Imagine that you have 10 traditional music studios, each with several instruments and acoustic environments. Or you have 10*n cars. Each piano (car) has its own features, good for certain things and bad for other things.

Naturally, you will need to prepare yourself for each gear, physically and mentally, and to plan which gear to apply in which situation.

Consider this as an inspiring factor for trying new techniques and sounds.

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I see your point. But I got better things to do. I had valid reasons for changing my piano, other than I do it fairly regularly anyway, so to achieve the results I previously enjoyed with a new set up is daunting.
I just never knew how daunting; there's a darned sight more than the velocity curve to optimise!


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Originally Posted by peterws
And you go through this all, times the number of instruments the VST delivers. I have ten.

You do all this for every single instrument that your VST delivers??? When I got my VPC-1, I did this once, using the instrument I use most, and I never even thought about doing it for all the other instruments.
Well, obviously, I think about it NOW. And... I am done thinking! I am not going to do this. laugh


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And you go through this all, times the number of instruments the VST delivers. I have ten.

You do all this for every single instrument that your VST delivers??? When I got my VPC-1, I did this once, using the instrument I use most, and I never even thought about doing it for all the other instruments.
Well, obviously, I think about it NOW. And... I am done thinking! I am not going to do this. laugh

I am on a similar boat... Once I found the two VPC1 velocity curves that suited me and my VSTs more, I just change between them and mostly use just one.

My reasoning is that, in real life, each piano has a different response so it has no sense to try to find a unique response for all the VSTs. That way, you get used to different touches.

And that was a nice thing when I played, for the very first time, a baby grand at a piano bar in a hotel two weeks ago. It took me just a couple minutes to get used to it. And I had never played a grand more than 5 minutes before (now I am eager to do it! grin )

I want to think my VPC1 approach helped me on that fast adaptation. Perhaps is just wishful thinking but, nonetheless, it happened thumb


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And you go through this all, times the number of instruments the VST delivers. I have ten.

You do all this for every single instrument that your VST delivers??? When I got my VPC-1, I did this once, using the instrument I use most, and I never even thought about doing it for all the other instruments.
Well, obviously, I think about it NOW. And... I am done thinking! I am not going to do this. laugh

Nor do I blame you! Every instrument is different but all of them have to be payable by me, unfortunately. The "One cap fits all" velocity curve might and should work well for all Pianoteq instruents since, on default, they all have the same 45 deg straight line.
So my preferred curve, adapted to my piano's settings, should work through all the pianos I have on Pianoteq..
Of course they do. But they don't all work well.

I wish!

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