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    Another Steinway D to add to the list!


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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

    Very nice. The mid-range notes are above average. And the pp dynamics are quite good. What is it?

    Jim

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

    The PP sounds very damped, like they put a piece of cloth over the strings. Or just a lowband pass filter of course.

    I don\'t hear above average midrange myself in this demo. Actually, the demo is so liveless, it reminds me of the usual digital pianos. Could be the low quality of the mp3 itself though.

    They try to convince you with long sustained notes, since lots of people fall for this kind of sound. Why not add a bunch of strings to it plus a big cathedral reverb and you have a hit!

    Seriously, a demo should at least contain short stand-alone notes in all registers. They are the hard ones.

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

    The more I listen to this piano the happyer I become...Now I know that I made the rigth choice purchasing Bosendorfer plug-in!!!

    I still don´t like the PPs...

    and even worse , on 38 sec. there´s a note out of tune!!!

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

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    What is it?


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    It\'s a piano I stumbled upon yesterday and it\'s made by Ksounds for the Kurzweil K2 series and Korg Triton workstations and only requires 58-75 MB. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Alex Cremers

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

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    It\'s a piano I stumbled upon yesterday and it\'s made by Ksounds for the Kurzweil K2 series and Korg Triton workstations and only requires 58-75 MB. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Then I was about right in detecting a usual digital piano! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
    Not bad for a usual one.

    Now guess the size of this one. [notice they also use long sustains]

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

    It is not that hard to get a piano with a nice sound quality in a small size:
    Say use stereo 16bit/44khz recordings = 176 kbyte/second.
    Use 10 second recordings (who holds their notes longer than that): multiply by 10
    Apply Near-CD quality MP3 compression: divide by 7.
    Sample only 30 notes per layer (only halve note transpositions needed) : multiply by 30

    That\'s 7.5 MB per layer. 8 Layers take only 60MB!

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

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    Now guess the size of this one.

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    Beats me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]. Same size MB? Fantom-X, perhaps? Should I dive for cover now?

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

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    Should I dive for cover now?

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    I think so. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    It\'s a Bosendorfer on the Roland SRX-02 expansion. It\'s only 16MB.

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    Re: Another Steinway D to add to the list!

    [quoteIt\'s a Bosendorfer on the Roland SRX-02 expansion. It\'s only 16MB.

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    Compressed, right?

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