I've always wanted to do this, but other things kept getting in the way. Things like, you know, that four-letter word that's the opposite of fun...yeah, work. Anyway, I was curious to see if I could get the GPO piano to sound like the pianos in those live recital recordings. Lots of presence, but still with a hint of the fact that it was being played in a really large space. Minus the sounds of people coughing, wheezing, dropping stuff on the floor, etc. The following two pieces were played live into Sonar using a Yamaha P-90 as a MIDI controller. Reverb is the Manchester Apollo performance hall space from the Waves IR-1 library. Miscellaneous mastering touches were done with the Izotope Ozone plugin. And the GPO piano, of course...
Caveat Emptor - Since I had to sight read these pieces, they don't flow as well as I'd like them to. I really envy those people who can sight read a measure or more ahead of time. I'm lucky to get 5 notes ahead before the ol' buffer gets full.