I produce music mainly in the Country and Gospel fields, kind of the Nashville sound I suppose you'd say. I need a great really bright sounding piano. Anyone who listens to this kind of music will know that you need a seriously bright sounding piano. Mostly they sit in the mix pretty much as dry as you can get it FX-wise too. By bright sounding I really do mean bright sounding. No mellowness whatsoever. For this music in terms of the piano, mellow means dull.
A few years ago I bought the Bardstown Bosendorfer and later the PMI Bosendorfer believing them to be the brightest quality sampled grands out there. I am increasingly frustrated at how far short my recordings sound in the piano department from the sound I want. The Bardstown is the brighter of the two but still nowhere near the level I need. Plus I can hear the room it was recorded in, which makes it sound wrong in my mixes also.
Help please. I'm sure "what's the best sampled grand" question is one that has been aired many times, but usually I read about how great and mellow such and such a piano is. That's not word sound I want to hear.
Thanks in advance.