I just wrote a little piano duet for one of my piano pupils.
I recorded it into Cubase, and I had the idea of assigning the tracks alternately to the JABB Steinway and then the GPO Steinway (easily done), in order to compare the sound of each. I thought this would be useful to anyone considering purchasing JABB.
So here's the result - each phrase of the duet is played alternately on a different piano. Because I'm feeling devlish, I'm not telling which piano kicks off!
this is a very lovely little gem. And despite it's "spiky" character the execution is very fine phrased.
If I may comment the mix ... it clips frequently from 1:15 on how can be seen regarding the waves.
But I happen to hear clipping right from the start on, I think more in the left piano. Maybe there has been an overdrive somewhere in the process?
I write this because I myself tend to overhear my own clippings since I am so busy with the musical stuff. Reading the notes and thinking about the music makes me so subjective in my hearing that I realize the clipping not before I have a finised mp3 in the Windows media player. And even then I could interpret them as a sort of "impact" and not as what they are.
It is a freeware frequency analyser, and I set it on
Block - 16384
Speed - 64
Channel - Max
Monitor - Max or RealTime
Peak hold - On or whatever you like
It will report any clippings - and show the frequency of the clipping, too.
Set the dB scale to 0/60 and whenever the curve hits the ceiling there will be a clipping in the signal, even if the level should be reduced in the next process step. To have some headroom you can also set the dB scale to 5/60 or 10/60.
If a clipping has occured this results in a cut wave with a flat top. Even if this wave is reduced later the program will see it (two identical values in a row) and count it. As you can see at the bottom of the program your rendering has 186 clips.
Sorry, I do not post it to offend you or anybody. It is just that this forum has given so much advice to me so I felt it would be time to give back some know-how.