I thought it might be interesting to put up some mp3 renderings of various sampled pianos playing my piano test piece midi on my Veridical Sounds web site. I believe this midi file makes for quite a revealing test.
I have already put up zip files containing mp3s of my sampled upright (which also includes the original midi file) and of the default grand piano in my Yamaha SW1000XG sound card. Not exactly a fair comparison, but the Yamaha was convenient to do at the time.
If you want to submit an mp3 rendering of any of the sampled pianos you own for comparison purposes, send a zipped 192 kbps mp3 with no additional reverb, eq or compression to my site\'s associated e-mail address:
I\'ll make a comparison MP3 of my new Estonia (3 layer with release triggers) and my PostPianoSuite Steinway D (4 layers) libraries. The Midi file is a bit long though (lot\'s of repeats) maybe we can make it a little shorter.
There is no reverb added, not any other processing applied for that matter. I just took the capture to wav utility from GSt and converted that to MP3. I used the long version of the midi file (sorry if that messes up your effort of making a smaller one...). I must say I agree that your midi file reveals certain aspects of the sampled piano very well.