Hi guys. Long time no post.
I'm still on my long search to find a piano sample that responds well to PP playing. Some of you may remember that my biggest gripe with sampled pianos is that when you play really softly, many piano sample collections produce sounds that simply sound like their higher velocity samples are being played at a lower level. You don't get that dark soft sound that you do when playing quietly on a real grand. The two exceptions I've found to this so far are the Ivory Steinway which has a nice softer register but seems a bit noisy at lower velocities and the Steinberg Grand. I didn't think this latter library had a particularly brilliant sound but it did respond really really nicely to dynamic playing....
So...to the most recent;
have just bought PMI bose 290 in the fantastic summer deal at sampletekk. However, apart from one dark patch, I seem to be facing the same problem. The dark patch is great (it just uses an LPF) but then it doesn't open up when you give it some more welly.
Does anyone have a solution to this? I'm using Kontakt 2 and was wondering if there is a way to program an LPF that varies with velocity? Might sound a bit unnatural though. Or maybe I could just select the PP vel samples and apply an LPF to them?
If not, does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative library?