Here's the scoop...
I put a piece in the Listening room recently. There have been a couple of comments about it and not too flattering. Hey, it's to be expected and it was certainly helpful. The problem from their listening point was that the reverbs for piano and the rest of the instruments sounded different. I knew that wasn't the case since they were all being sent to a bus that had Perfect Space reverb and all instruments that had reverb were using that bus.
After examining the problem mentioned by my friends in their comments, I determined that the problem seems to be more with the piano than much of anything else (well maybe some balance issues but that is my ears and the tinnitus that masks a lot). When I audition the piano (I'm in Sonar X2) by itself, I noticed that the sustain pedal on the ARIA engine looks like it is working correctly, but the sound comes through as if the sustain pedal is depressed on the piano and never lifted during the entire piece of music. Consequently the piano has all the strings vibrating without once being dampened. That is not a very pretty sound (at least I don't think so).
Has anyone else experienced this problem? And if so, how did you resolve it? I have been trying for days now to repost the piece and clean up some of the issues mentioned but I can't if the piano is going to sound so muddy.
This is exacerbating to say the least. Any suggestions are more than welcome. Well, with the exception of buying the new Garritan piano that just came out as I cannot afford that. I do not ever recall having this problem in pieces that I used the Garritan Steinway from GPO.