Hi all, i am a long time lurker here but now that i have my fully built Giga
Rig, i am starting to buy some sample libraries and can now take part in the
conversations [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] .
Last week, I bought vintaudio\'s upright piano collection, and must say it\'s
really good. I\'d been looking for one like this for quite some time and
finally someone took the time to do it and do it right it seems.
I actually think you can get even better results than their demoes sound
The Steinway almost sounds like a baby grand or something, it really is a
nice upright. Very rich and expressive.
The other piano , the Clinton can sound very dark to almost like a bar
saloon piano when you strike it hard, it has alot of character and should be
great to play ragtime, blues or bring something different to the mix.
The filter controlled by the modwheel is a really nice touch, it really
changes the character of the pianos, you can go from real dark to very
bright sounds, gives you alot more options.
The programming is very nicely done and the tuning seems right to my ears
and the other instruments i use in context.
The pianos are almost dead quiet when it comes to hiss or background noise,
i don\'t know where they were done but they are noiseless.
Only complaint and it\'s a small one, i also work with Halion and the
conversion takes a few more steps...
You need to extract the GIGS from the cd\'s to put on hard drive because they
are compressed with winrar, 2 gigs packed on 1 cd, amazing....
Once the gigs are on the hard drie you need to import them in Halion, once
imported in Halion you need to exchange the \".fxp\" files with the onse
contained on the cds.....
As you can see, it aint that easy, but the \".fxp\" files that come with the
pianos are great and very well programmed, the only thing is in Halion you
can\'t control the filter with the modwheel [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] , maybe they will fix this in
a future update ?
Anyways, at the price they\'re selling this it\'s a good buy if you are after
something a bit different, good job Franky.