Hi Jeff / Garry / David P –
Just downloaded and installed the new v 1.03 of Steinway off the .biz website. Was actually surprised to find it up there. Would have been nice to be alerted to its availability. Maybe like some others, I had been waiting for some 'official' notice that the 'official' update was at long last available to d/l from the 'official' website. In any case, glad it's finally arrived.
I do have a question: In the printed guide to the Steinway Professional, on page 95, under the heading MIDI Controls, it states:
• Pitchbend, Modulation Wheel, Channel Pressure (Aftertouch), and Program Change commands do not have any effectWell, I have discovered today that is no longer the case. After trying to figure out why the new v 1.03 sounds of my Steinway suddenly sounded so muddied, w/ lots of echoed space, whereas the sounds of v 1.01, which I had been happily using previously, were so full, warm and immediate – as a piano sounds to a pianist, not to someone back in the mezzanine –I realized that the mod wheel, in its rest position, was the culprit. If I moved it up, the muddiness receded. Down, there it was again. Seems to hold true in all five of the perspectives. I'd like to suggest that it sure would have been nice to have a little readme file included with the update to advise users of the changes made to the program, with instructions on how to use the new version's changes. Don't ya think?
While we're at it, are there any other changes we should be aware of with v 1.03? Would appreciate knowing about it/them, to avoid further surprises.
Just a li'l ol' text file, to explain the changes, would go a long way.
Meanwhile, once that muddiness is removed, the Steinway is still an awesome program!! Thanks to all of you guys who worked on it and developed it.