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    EWQL Pianos worth it?

    I am posting here to hopefully get an unbiased response.

    I have the Complete Post Piano collection, and wondering if the new EWQL pianos would be worth spending money on, now that there is a sale going on.

    Thanks in advance for the input.

    Paul
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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    The EW sale might be good value- but my next piano dollar will be on the Garritan Steinway, well before the EWQL ones.

    Just my priority.

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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    Choice of piano sample is such a personal thing.. have you listened to the demos of some of the different options? What did you like and what didn't you like as much?

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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaifox View Post
    I am posting here to hopefully get an unbiased response.

    I have the Complete Post Piano collection, and wondering if the new EWQL pianos would be worth spending money on, now that there is a sale going on.

    Thanks in advance for the input.

    Paul
    Doesn't even touch the Steinway. That's in a whole nother league. And I'm a pianist....I know my pianos....and the GASP is the best virtual piano I've heard to date.
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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    I also prefer the Garritan Steinway, based on the demos!

    Some features do not compete either, I think! (not sure). I don't think that QL pianos have sympathetic resonance, or sustain resonance, or half pedalling actually. GASP doesn't have repeated notes, I believe and 3 mics (definately that).

    My problem with all EW products is that bloody wet recording. That you can't really mix with a lot of stuff except their own. It's fine if you want to mix the pianos with platinum, but it's not fine if you want to mix the pianos with... a dan dean, or Garritan, or VSL product!

    Other than that, size is a matter as well! 60-80 GB per piano?!?!?! While the med version of GASP is fine, I think at around 20 GB or less...

    Finally the price. QL pianos = 4 pianos for 400$ (?) and Garritan 1 piano for $299 or $399.

    Based on demos, I largely prefer the GAST and I'm also a pianist, with a diploma and I know my pianost! But it's a personal choice I think, as well as a choice to what you will play on. It does seem to me that the GAST is more edged towards classical where QL Pianos have a broader range...

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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    I forgot to mention - outside of classically oriented music, the Sampletekk White Grand is still a great piano for pop and jazz, with a punchy, full sound out of the box. Well worth considering also!

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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    As one of the developers of the Blüthner Digital Model One I would like to point out a unique feature that no other current piano library has. The BDMO uses less than 6 Gig's with absolutely no sonic compromise of the samples. The size of this piano library enable it to work well with both the portable and workstations. FYI - George Duke only uses and tours with the BDMO (on a MacBook Pro).

    The 2nd unique feature it the timbral impulses. This piano sound can change over 260 different ways. So the 6 Gig library in effect has a virtual size of 260x6Gig's = 1560 Gig's

    Here are two reviews of the BDMO;

    Sound on Sound review http://www.proaudiovault.com/01_Soun...Nov07_BDMO.pdf

    Virtual Instruments review http://www.proaudiovault.com/02_Virt...Jan08_BDMO.pdf

    Demos and Videos at http://www.proaudiovault.com/


    Ernest Cholakis
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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    I'm a BDMO user and I think it's absolutely phenomenal! Shed loads of different pianos within 6 Gigs of samples. It's a beauty!

    Nick

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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    Hi
    I'm also a BDMO user and I definitely love it. BDMO is currently my prefered sampled piano. Highly fine and changing colours, warm and precise. A must without any doubt.

    Dominique

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    Re: EWQL Pianos worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Reeves View Post
    Doesn't even touch the Steinway. That's in a whole nother league. And I'm a pianist....I know my pianos....and the GASP is the best virtual piano I've heard to date.
    Do you have both libraries to compare, or are you also just going by the demos? I'm also a pianist and am trying to decide between these two libraries... I'd love to know some details about your preference (is the GASP more dynamic, etc). There's another thread here where someone that owns both libraries states that he prefers the QL Pianos (http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...d.php?p=570632). I really wish I could demo both for a day (hell, even an hour) to decide. I'm hoping that EW has a demo of QL Pianos soon like they have with other PLAY libraries..

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