I have just received Michiel\'s Grandioso....and after several hours of playing, I must say it is everything I had hoped for...Beautiful tone and wonderfully expressive. A \"big\" rich, and resonant sound. A huge improvement on Steinway B, (my previous favorite),which in comparison, now sounds \"tinny\".
Thanks Michiel...a job well done!
(BTW I am using a Roland XV88 as a controller, played through Mackie HR824\'s)
I have also ordered Kip\'s Bosendorfer Imperial which I expect any day. aahhh...life is good :-))))
I know what you mean by the \"chunking\" sound in the 16 layer. After comparing all 16 instruments over several hours, I have settled on instrunent 0 PMI Steinway D classic. Next is the 8 layer with release. Both of these are very playable...
Very negligible difference to my ear. I agree that the 16 layer is the least playable, due to the top register problem.
The 8 layer has more velocity groups than the \"Classic\" so is probably more expressive and suited for classical/new age. I mainly play jazz piano, so will stick with the classic. So realistic, and a pleasure to play..
And you? What style do you play, and what are your preferences?