Hey gang! I have been SWAMPED with selling my music at Christmas Bazaars (and yes, they started in October), so the best I can offer is I just now finished "Away in a Manger" using just the GPO Steinway (DXI) with GPO Ambience Piano Hall 2 reverb (-6.5 POST to an Effects Send).
The file is at:
Sonar file is at:
MIDI file is at:
Check out the cluster chord at 2:19. This, for me, says it all. The GPO Steinway has incredible string-to-string resonance/harmonics and it fades/dies out very well. Also notice the very high notes at the end. Perfect! Couldn't ask for a better reproduction of how those are supposed to sound. And finally, listen to the bottom C (and accompanying G, E) at 1:55 and 2:17. Simply gorgeous! I'm really starting to fall in love with this Steinway!
Styxx, please remove me for "Good Christian Men", and "Come Thou" since there is no way I'll get these done by Monday. Sorry about that. I've run out of time.
Enjoy, and I will not be offended in the slightest if you choose not to include it in the album. I happened to have about an hour today between spelling my wife at the bazaar and taking care of kids, so I put this together for y'all. It was actually kind of cute...I have a computer/studio room and three of my four kids were each on a computer with headphones playing their little games and I was at the music workstation pounding this out. I'm amazed it even worked.
I'll get it to Gary on Monday in .wav format on CD if you want to use it.