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    Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Hello!

    I have a favour to ask. Could anybody, who already has his own delightful Steinway library from Gary, render one midi for me? I'd love to hear, how my playing sounds on that gorgeous instrument. I have listened to the demos and determined to buy in near future, but still I'd be extremely happy if any of you could help and post an mp3 rendering for me. Of course, in public - I'm not asking for anything private - so anybody can hear it. I'm not a great pianist though

    Classic perspective prefered, but I will be grateful for anything!

    Thanks in advance!
    The MIDI file is here:
    http://private.maticomp.net/to_zanarkand.mid


    Best wishes!
    Mateusz

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    A small gift for you, my friend Mateusz:

    Mateusz - To Zanarkand

    There are moments of great beauty in this. Thank you
    for the privilege of recording it for you.

    I confess complete ignorance of Final Fantasy X -- have never
    heard any of it, or even of it -- but there surely is some lovely
    music in it!

    All my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Thank you very much! It's not an improvisation though - sorry if I unintentionally mislead you The piece is called "To Zanarkand". It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy X. At the very beginning I was cooling my recording nerves on "Lilium", which was played chaotically, just to warm the fingers and calm the soul. In fact, I forgot the lilium part was there

    If you'd like to listen to the whole lilium, I am happy to share it

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=22ss5WFSN1c

    Coming back to Steinway - the library is truly gorgeous and a must have for me! It performs so much better than anything I ever tried before. Thanks for your time David, I appreciate it very much!


    Best regards,
    Mateusz

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    A small gift for you, my friend Mateusz:

    Mateusz - To Zanarkand

    There are moments of great beauty in this. Thank you
    for the privilege of recording it for you.

    I confess complete ignorance of Final Fantasy X -- have never
    heard any of it, or even of it -- but there surely is some lovely
    music in it!

    All my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

    Quite the sample!!! Now THERE'S the sound I'm looking for! Is this the "classic" perspective? And which version of the Garritan are you using?

    JG

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGrant View Post
    Quite the sample!!! Now THERE'S the sound I'm looking for! Is this the "classic" perspective? And which version of the Garritan are you using?

    JG
    That's the Classic perspective, John, with a little of the
    G.Steinway Ambience on it. I'm using the Professional
    version -- but I believe that's available in all the versions.

    See http://garritan.com/steinway.html

    I really didn't do much of anything to this... just popped
    Mateusz's midi into the Standalone, tinkered the Ambience
    a little, and rendered the .wav file therefrom.

    Best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Well pretty damn good, eh? Interesting, too, that the classic perspective, when rendered appropriately, provides an excellent result, even at 192 kps.

    JG

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGrant View Post
    Well pretty damn good, eh? Interesting, too, that the classic perspective, when rendered appropriately, provides an excellent result, even at 192 kps.

    JG
    I'm not sure most ears can hear the difference between
    256 kbs and 192 kbs. And it's more of a concern with
    fuller, faster, more dynamic material than with gentler
    material like this. To be on the safe side, though, of
    late I will more usually do the mp3's at 256 kbs.

    Another concern is conversion options. Some mp3
    converters expose these, some do not; but if possible
    you should NOT allow mid-side joint stereo, intensity
    joint stereo, or narrowing of stereo image in the mp3
    conversion.

    Best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    I'm not sure most ears can hear the difference between
    256 kbs and 192 kbs. And it's more of a concern with
    fuller, faster, more dynamic material than with gentler
    material like this.
    I appreciate the point re 192 vs 256. One could venture into slippery-slope territory and ask "And is there really an audible difference between 256 and wave?"

    You are absolutely right about the sound of faster material (denser information?) played through a more reverberant source.

    JG

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Thanks for this very nice demo, listened to it serveral times now, this is an "ear worm" (you don't get it out of your head easily)

    Concerning the mp3 vs wave (respective CD) debate: Here an interesting article from the german computer technology (c't) magazine:
    http://www.heise.de/ct/00/06/092/

    Here an automatic translation (hope it can be understood...)
    http://translate.google.com/translat...hl=de&ie=UTF-8

    Even the best listener missed the highest possible score by a large margin, many were not significantly better than if they would simply have guessed

    Greetings
    NothanUmber

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    Re: Authorised Steinway - a favour to ask (sample midi)

    Hello,
    I very like the song, but the noises are kind of disturbing to me. Is that the pedal sound? Is it possible to switch that completely off?

    Metuschelach

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