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    Piano sound from "On Golden Pond"

    Hi!

    I saw a great movie last night called \"On Golden Pond\" starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda. The score is composed by pianist Dave Grusin. I really liked the sound of Grusin\'s grand piano in the score. It has a very distinct and focused tone.

    If anyone is familiar with this score, could you point out whether there is a piano sample library that comes close to this particular sound.

    For the jazz cats out there, I think a similar piano sound can be found on Chick Corea\'s legendary \"Three Quartets\".

    Anyone?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Piano sound from "On Golden Pond"

    I\'ll listen to it tonight and see if I can\'t render a decent opinion. Incidently if you\'d like a copy of the main theme, you can pick up the cd by David Benoit.

    John

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    Re: Piano sound from "On Golden Pond"

    I\'m not sure about Grusin\'s piano, but I know Benoit uses Yamaha stuff (D7 or maybe 9) - at least that\'s what he has in his studio and secures for road gigs.

    Rob

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    Re: Piano sound from "On Golden Pond"

    I was just listening to a sample of the original soundtrack (you made me nostalgic - I always loved this movie) and it occurs to me that the best match in sound that I know of is the vr sound piano by Franz. There are many differing opinions on this library but I think that it is probably the best sampled Yamaha piano on the market (Please feel free to jump in here anyone if there is a better one-I am certainly no expert). I\'m sure you\'d have to tweak it a bit but I think it may give you the best results. I should qualify my remarks by saying that I do not own the library and cannot attest to its playability. I am going by sound alone. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Piano sound from "On Golden Pond"

    D. Grusin mostly uses Yamaha stuff, but I was thinking it was C7... I could be wrong. Don\'t know why that\'s stuck in my head. He has a collection of film scores themes called \"Cinemagic\" that is a great collection of some of his older movies including On Golden Pond. I don\'t know of a piano library that comes close, but I\'d love to find one!

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