I don't post much in the General Discussion, but I just
had to let everyone know that my Steinway D arrived,
has been installed, and played briefly.
I cannot relate how much this instrument inspires a pianist.
My 88-key MIDI keyboard has a simulated, "real" piano action
and when the Steinway is coupled with it, it makes the keyboard
itself seem like a real Steinway piano. This is an absolute
revelation to me as I have played many sampled piano libraries with my
MIDI keyboard. Many have sounded credible, but the new
Steinway D is a sampled "miracle."
Also, for those that are anticipating purchasing the Steinway D,
the User's Manual is a thing of beauty. Not only cosmetically, but
the way it was written. Everything is so well sequenced (no pun
intended) and fully explained that there leaves no doubt in your
mind as to what is expected of the user to make this instrument
play and sound magnificently. And it does............
Thank you Gary Garritan and your wonderful team of scientific
and literary minds. I can't believe this virtual instrument is real
yet........and for such a nominal investment. In this troubled
universe, there is light at the end of the musical tunnel--the
Garritan Steinway D Virtual Piano.