I've spent some time now testing different ways of making smaller, but still great sounding pianos.
We have done test recordings of several pianos, using both custom soft- and hardware, to get very accurate test data.
We now are very confident in that we can build great sounding pianos that have very cpu-friendly size.
The smaller pianos built around these new findings will be sold together with the Kontakt Player engine and feature stuff like real pedalling, sympathetic resonance and other goodies.
Now, we will record new pianos, but I found that it's possible to re-build our existing pianos in this way.
So, my questions to the forum are:
1. Is smaller pianos something that sounds interesting, (if they sound great of course...)
2. What would you like to see in these pianos when it comes to extras?
3. Would it be interesting if we re-build our existing pianos in this way, and provide an upgrade path for those of you who already own the pianos?
Any input are welcome.
Oh, the prize? Probably not over $100.....