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    Piano Sample List (Oh NOO)

    Hi,
    I start to confused about piano sample libraries. Lets put them in a line that able to see how many choices we have got. Than

    For Giga only:

    Art Vista: Malmsjö Acoustic Grand, Steinway
    Bardstown Audio: Bösendorfer Imperial Grand
    Best Service: Total Piano, Galaxy Steinway 5.1
    Big Fish Audio: John Cage Prepared Piano
    Bigga Giggas: Estonia Acoustic Grand, FortePiano, Post Piano Suite, vol. 1, Rain Piano
    EastWest: Bösendorfer, Steinway B
    Post Musical Instruments: Grandioso Steinway D
    Post Audio Media: Historic Keyboards
    Sampletekk/Worra: White Grand
    Q Up Arts: The Holy Grail Piano
    Tascam/NemeSys: GigaPiano, GigaPiano II (Kawai, 7+7 layer)
    Vintaudio: Black Grand, Yamaha C7, Steinway Upright
    Wizoo Sound Design: Platinum24 Grand Piano


    I’m sure I have forgotten lots of piano samples to write. Could you remind me?

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    Re: Piano Sample List (Oh NOO)

    And don\'t forget the Art Vista Malmsjo acoustic grand, and PMI\'s Bosendorfer 290 to name but two more.

    Personally, I think we now have enough pianos to be getting on with. Come on guys, we only have ten digits you know! Although having said that, I am looking forward to Hans Adamson\'s new Steinway.

    How about some new keyboard libraries, eg. a klavichord, a Baldwin electric harpsichord, and perhaps even the golden oldie Novachord!!

    If anyone gets around to doing a perfect Ondes Martenot they would win both my money and my undying gratitude.

    Luck to all
    Heath

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    Re: Piano Sample List (Oh NOO)

    Here are some more (not only GIGA format):

    Post Musical Instruments: Bösendorfer 290, Yamaha C7, Post Pristine Piano
    Synclavier: Keys and Guitars
    Soundscan Vol. 17: Acoustic Keyboards, Vol. 23: Historical Instruments
    Synthogy: Ivory - Grand Pianos
    Miroslav Vitous: Acoustic Piano
    Sonic Reality: Concert Grand Pianos
    Univers Sons: Acoustic Piano
    East West: The Ultimate Piano Collection
    Prosonus: Grand Piano
    East Collexion: Piano

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    Re: Piano Sample List (Oh NOO)

    I only use Steinberg\'s The Grand and the one supplied with Kompakt (Fazioli Soft).

    Can anyone say how they compare with the rest out there (for pop music, not solo playing).

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    Re: Piano Sample List (Oh NOO)

    Originally posted by Not Dudley Simpson:


    Personally, I think we now have enough pianos to be getting on with. Come on guys, we only have ten digits you know!
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">So the next release from SampleTekk will be.... TA-DAAAA: RECORDERS! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Have a blast, I put it all together from the above mentioned (and added a few) - I wish there were so many variations (not less than 40) of a Stradivari - solo and section [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] not speaking about more jazzy instruments...

    ArtVista: Malmsjö Acoustic Grand, Steinway B
    Bardstown Audio: Bösendorfer Imperial Grand
    Best Service: Total Piano, Galaxy Steinway 5.1
    Big Fish Audio: John Cage Prepared Piano
    Bigga Giggas: Studio Grand 88, Rain Piano, Estonia Acoustic Grand, FortePiano
    Bovbjerg: Fazioli, Steinway
    East Collexion: Piano
    EastWest: Bösendorfer, Steinway B, The Ultimate
    Maestro Sounds (Mats): Maestro Concert Grand
    Miroslav Vitous: Acoustic Piano Collection
    PMI: Grandioso Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, Yamaha C7, Post Pristine Piano, Post Steinway A (IOWA recording)
    Post Audio Media: Historic Keyboards, Post Piano Suite
    Prosonus: Grand Piano
    Q Up Arts: The Holy Grail Piano
    Sampletekk/Worra: White Grand, Black Grand
    Sonic Reality: Concert Grand Pianos
    Soundscan Vol. 17: Acoustic Keyboards, Vol. 23: Historical Instruments
    Synclavier: Keys and Guitars
    Synthogy: Ivory - Grand Pianos
    Tascam/NemeSys: GigaPiano, GigaPiano II (Kawai, 7+7 layer)
    Trachtman: Steinway C
    Univers Sons: Acoustic Piano
    Vintaudio: Yamaha C7, Steinway Upright
    Wizoo Sound Design: Platinum24 Grand Piano

    \"The reality is, that this is surreal\" - about piano sampling

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    *** Quote has been cut! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] ***
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Black grand is SampleTekk, not Vintaudio.. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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    edited (was just copied from the korayus) - now cut that mega-quote [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I would not even have mentioned it because Worra said next release is recorders [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Nice list Korayus, Luigi and Polar Bear! I was about to add the Trachtman Steinway C which is quite musical and has a lot of character, but I see it is now on the list. I also noted that the Black Grand (a Steinway D that I am looking forward to!) should be a SampleTekk product not a Vintaudio product, and now that also has been corrected, although I do think Vintaudio is also planning a Steinway D (I hope!) You can also add the promising Hamburg Steinway D Concert Grand by Milan Digital Audio announced in this forum not very long ago.

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    Re: Piano Sample List (Oh NOO)

    Oh...there is also the Perfect Piano Series by William Coakley with a pretty boastful name but they do sound quite nice and musical, even if made for the older samplers like Akai, EMU, Ensoniq, Roland and Kurzweil although I do think there is a HALion version now. Plus Coakley has sampled a Fazioli, one of my favorite pianos! (I only have his 16 Meg Steinway D as part of an Ensoniq ZR-76 plug-in card expansion for my Emu Proteus 2000).

    And Bolder Sounds also has some nice pianos in GigaStudio format and you can get two (a Yamaha C7 and Steinway D) for the less than the usual price of one. Although the instruments are much smaller than other Giga pianos, the sound quality is excellent and quite musical. Bolder Sounds, like Post, also has a sampled Fortepiano (which I have not tried out) as would be heard in the days of Mozart.

    There also are several pianos (one of which is sampled from a Yamaha C7 used by Elton John) by VR Sound, but I have not tried out these pianos (except for the Vienna Player Bosendorfer piano which I personally didn\'t care for too much).

    The upright piano listed for Vintaudio is mentioned as a Steinway but actually it is an Upright Piano Collection that includes both a new Steinway Boston Upright and an old Clinton Upright.

    So the list now becomes (wow!):

    ArtVista: Malmsjö Acoustic Grand, Steinway B
    Bardstown Audio: Bösendorfer Imperial Grand
    Best Service: Total Piano, Galaxy Steinway 5.1
    Big Fish Audio: John Cage Prepared Piano
    Bigga Giggas: Studio Grand 88, Rain Piano, Estonia Acoustic Grand, FortePiano
    Bolder Sounds: Steinway D, Yamaha C7, Fortepiano
    Bovbjerg: Fazioli, Steinway
    East Collexion: Piano
    EastWest: Bösendorfer, Steinway B, The Ultimate Piano Collection
    Maestro Sounds (Mats): Maestro Concert Grand
    Milan Digital Audio: Hamburg Steinway D Concert Grand
    Miroslav Vitous: Acoustic Piano Collection
    PMI: Grandioso Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, Yamaha C7, Post Pristine Piano, Post Steinway A (IOWA recording)
    Post Audio Media: Historic Keyboards, Post Piano Suite
    Prosonus: Grand Piano
    Q Up Arts: The Holy Grail Piano
    Sampletekk/Worra: White Grand, Black Grand
    Sonic Reality: Concert Grand Pianos
    Soundscan Vol. 17: Acoustic Keyboards, Vol. 23: Historical Instruments
    Synclavier: Keys and Guitars
    Synthogy: Ivory - Grand Pianos
    Tascam/NemeSys: GigaPiano, GigaPiano II (Kawai, 7+7 layer)
    Trachtman: Steinway C
    Univers Sons: Acoustic Piano
    Vintaudio: Yamaha C7, Upright Piano Collection (Steinway Boston Upright and Clinton Upright)
    VR Sound: Vienna Player, Tokyo Player, Piano 7, Prepared Piano
    William Coakley: Perfect Piano Series
    Wizoo Sound Design: Platinum24 Grand Piano

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