has there ever been any specs posted for the up and coming software for steinway piano . I see its going to have 5.1 and thats all (need to know velocity levels, is it close miced , do we have a choice such as the black grand samptekk close , ambient, medium ambience , how about presets etc....
There is also info about it on the garritan.com, website. One of the mic positions is called under the lid perspective. That sounds funny to me, but if you have ever sat at a Concert 9 footer Steinway or stood beside one while an accomplished player played, the sound is amazing and like nothing else, so i think under the lid would be even more so.
They should make one that slides from left to right. Hey, i think i just invented the sliding cool bench.
Leaf the Cool
The sliding bench reminds me of Victor Borge (1909 - 2000) who kept playing until he was 91 years old. One of his routines he keeps sliding off the piano bench. Finally he opens the lid of the bench, pulls out a seat belt, and buckles himself down. After finishing the song, he stands to take a bow, but the bench is lifted up because he forgot to unbuckle the seat belt.
"to people who take music seriously, I'm a musician. To people who don't take music seriously, I'm a comedian. To people who don't take anything seriously, I'm a clown." - Victor Borge