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    Scherzo - JS Bach

    Scherzo

    This is a little short piano scherzo by Bach. This is my first track using the Garritan Steinway, Classic perspective. The playing is a bit sloppy as my playing skills have eroded considerably due to a combination of the aging process, developing arthritis, and a neglect on my part of regular practice. However, this wonderful GS will hopefully change the practice part of the equation.

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    Re: Scherzo - JS Bach

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
    Scherzo

    This is a little short piano scherzo by Bach. This is my first track using the Garritan Steinway, Classic perspective. The playing is a bit sloppy as my playing skills have eroded considerably due to a combination of the aging process, developing arthritis, and a neglect on my part of regular practice. However, this wonderful GS will hopefully change the practice part of the equation.

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    Wonderful!! Just wonderful. Your playing has not eroded nearly as much as you think, lol. What reverb did you use here? Sounds a tad dry. Enjoyed this a lot.

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    Re: Scherzo - JS Bach

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx View Post
    What reverb did you use here? Sounds a tad dry. Enjoyed this a lot.

    Bill
    Thanks for the kind words, Bill. I actually just used the ambience settings preset on Music Hall 1 and I dropped the top of the wet slider down to the mid point of the dry slider. Everything else was pretty much "out of the box." I think the mp3 encoding also tends to muddy the midrange a little. It sounds crisper straight out of the DAW.
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    Wow, Jerry, this is terrific! The performance was definitely very, very well done ... if I ever develop arthritis (which I'm sure I will) I hope I get the kind you have! It could only improve my piano chops!

    Thanks for posting this little Steinway gem!

    Danny

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    "the playing is a bit sloppy"? Good heavens, what are you talking about? This sounds superb!

    What a great rendition of wonderful Bach piece.

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Re: Scherzo - JS Bach

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
    Scherzo

    This is a little short piano scherzo by Bach. This is my first track using the Garritan Steinway, Classic perspective. The playing is a bit sloppy as my playing skills have eroded considerably due to a combination of the aging process, developing arthritis, and a neglect on my part of regular practice. However, this wonderful GS will hopefully change the practice part of the equation.

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    Comments are welcomed.
    Jaybee,

    Very nice! I have to disagree about the sloppy playing - you certainly age gracefully if your playing is any indication.

    Do you want to try an experiment? Wendo Carlos developed some custom tunings just for this libary. The "Carlos Circular" tuning (in the Import menu) is optimized for Well temperamanet reputedly in use during Bach's time It may be interesting to hear what this scherzo would sound like with one of the historic tunings.

    A fine job you did with this and thanks for posting yur first work with the Steinway. Looking forward to hearing more!

    Best,

    Gary



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    Heck of a fine job on this, Jerry; much enjoyed!

    With Bill, I'd say perhaps a little dry. May I suggest the
    following settings to try out, see if you like them:

    MAIN:

    Classic Perspective
    Mechanical Noise: 30
    Polyphony: 32
    Velocity: 1st elevation

    SPACE:
    Sustain Resonance: on/32
    Sympathetic Resonance: on/48
    Tone: off
    Ambience: on
    Decay: 62
    Diffusion: 50
    Size: 80
    Predelay: 55
    Width: 95
    Quality: 100
    Variation: 0
    Wet: ~one-third (adjust as needed)
    Dry: ~two-thirds

    Come on back soon with more for us!

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    Re: Scherzo - JS Bach

    Jerry,

    Nice work! The playing is fine, and the nuances in the GS come through beautifully. Sure, a little more reverb would help, but this still had a wonderful clarity.

    Thanks for sharing this - the more we hear things like this, the more we are going to have to buy it!
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