Thanks for this generous offer, wow 50% off piano libraries that are already a bargain to begin with. A while back I just started with one of your pianos for testing, and now I own quite a few of your piano libraries. Yesterday I just put in my order for another one. The white grand, SG88, and TBO, are my favorites, and I find myself playing these more than any others.
I highly recommend Sampletekk pianos. You will not be disappointed.
As a purchaser of your entire BOB Brass line, I love your sample collections.
My problem is that I have Vintaudio's C7 and uprights and The Emperor from PMI.
Which piano collection or bundle would best serve me from your company? I create new age, game music, techno/trance/dance and rock/pop.
I want to take advantage of this great deal. Can you please advise?
Glad you like BOB!
You might wanna try out our new 7CG or TBO. It's a Yam C7, but it has a unmatched dynamic response with it's 31 velocity levels. (93 samples/recorded note).
The TBO is miked close, giving you a really contured note, but by using vintage Neuman mics, we still kept the warmth.
7CG is miked a bit further away. Still pretty close, but a bit more ambience.
This gives you a great palette of sound just by playing with different attack and strength, like you would on a "real" piano.
Since it's silly cheap, try out the Rain Piano. It's really, really unique!
I think you would really love Seven Seas. TBO is great as well, but for the genre you compose in, the bit of extra air in the Seven Seas sound might be just what you're looking for. It's an exquisitely good sound.
I have a AMD 64 2.8Ghz with 2GB ram and a EMU 1820M audio solution running the absolute latest drivers - and use Kontakt 2 and Sonar 5 among others.
Do I have good enough system specs to reliably use 7seas?
I just purchased EWQLSC and without the DFD in Kontakt 2 it would truly be unuseable!
Let me know because I want a "go to" piano. I LOVE The Emperor, but I want another quality piano.
I get strange note off errors with The Emperor - I am sure it is my setup and cannot figure out why - if I hold down a chord and a bass note, it's like I run out of polyphony - strange considering my polyphony should be through the roof!!!). I just want to play quieter passages with long phrases and have the piano react like my piano in my living room. My real piano does not suddenly turn off (obviously), so I want my sampled piano to react the same. If I hold down the notes and have the damper pedal pressed, the note should sustain until the end of the sample, not abruptly (and quickly), as in The Emperor. I am not sure if this happens with the Vintaudio pianos I have. I'll also test it with the Steinway that came with Kontakt 2 and the piano that came with Emerald and EWQL Silver.
How does 7seas differ from the Yamaha C7 from Vintaudio (of which I can only run the player perspective for whatever reason - the other two mic positions crash Kontakt 2 every time (and yes, I did pose this question through Vintaudio with no response for, like, EVER).
Is it more reliable than the other C7 I own (Bob Brass never causes me grief).
Also, I was looking at the White Grand - is 7seas a better choice than the White Grand? Are they two different beasts? I really only want to buy one piano, not 2 - but at these prices . . .
The EWQL Steinway sounds ok and plays fine. No kontakt 2 problems there. I'm not in love with the sound of it, but it plays as expected. Not many velocity layers - that's obvious.
The Kontakt 2 pianos - a steinway and another one (forgot the name) - play fine, sound ok - not going to win any awards. No kontakt 2 problems. Last resort because lack of enough velocity layers and the tonality is moderate - not great - but playable.
The KHSO Emerald Piano is the only negative thing about KHSO Emerald. I really HATE how it sounds. Believe me, I am a HUGE promoter of KHSO Emerald because I believe it has the best orchestra sounds for the price and in general - but the piano is BARELY passible. Almost no velocity layers and too bright for me. Sounds like a circus piano. No Kontakt 2 problems.
PMI's The Emperor - Kontakt 2 problems abound for me, but I LOVE the tonality - it's what sold me. Sounds great but I cannot get it to work right for me no matter which .nki instrument I choose. I will talk to PMI, but have not had the time to do so - so tech support is not their fault (I just bought it recently).
Vintaudio Uprights - the Steinway and Clinton work fine for me. No Kontakt 2 problems. Sound great for uprights and totally useful in rock/pop.
Vintaudio C7 - Only the player perspective works for me. Works fine and no kontakt 2 problems with polyphony or anything else. HOWEVER, the other two mic positions crash Kontakt 2 every single time. They also seem to be missing one ambient sample that does not exist on the DVDs I received. I have not been able to resolve this with them as of yet, although I did email them several times. By the way, I'm also not in love with the tonality of this C7 - I'm really not. After hearing The Emperor's Bosendorfer 290 SE, I am spoiled rotten.
It is important to note that I chose the instruments or multis with no convolution reverb or effects of any kind. It is also important to note that, for me, instruments work better than multis. They just seem to load faster and have less headaches.
So, my question is, will the 7seas cause me similar grief or can I get a piano that I can actually play and like the tone of (from the demos, it sounds great).
Worra, Thank you for your suggestions and I apologize for my questions. I have bought so many it's not funny. I just seem to have bad luck with pianos. Funny thing is, eveyrthing else works fine. From guitars to orchestras, zero problems, but Pianos never seem to work right or sound right to me!!!!!!
Anymore comments about this old new SG88 ?
I'm a bit curious, it's the only piano missing to my extensive sampletekk pianos collection (don't tell my wife... ).
I was acutally really impressed with the sound of SG88. Check out the sampletekk demo "Autumn Leaves" Very clean, distictive and still different from WG, BG or TBO. I think it may be the same piano as the white grand (Malmsjo). What I really like about this piano similar to the white grand is its bell like quality. This piano also sounds great on its own, as well as in a mix. Laurent, I've heard you music before, and this will be a perfect addition to the type of music you do, which is similar to the type of music I play.