Just listened to some of the new demoes.
Your piano has soul... much soul.
This is what all libraries should have.
I believe in recording \"heart/energy\", this is why I never record my samples if I am in a bad mood - then I do \"tecnically\" stuff instead and wait for my mood to change.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Hans Adamson:
[B]Just to let you know that Malmsjö Acoustic Grand version 1.5 is now shipping.
I\'ve just downloaded your demos.
They sound superb.
I\'ve got loads of piano libraries and they
all seem to have a common fault...the soft samples are too quiet...and the loud samples are too loud and aggressive(no matter how much I alter the velocity curve)...making it very difficult to perform with any real feeling.
Your demos suggest you have addressed this problem.
Are you using a \"special\" velocity curve,
or does your Malmsyo piano really have that much \"soul\"?
The velocity curves that came closest to reproduce the dynamics of the real piano, was in this case the linear curves, and maybe a non-linear at the loudest velocity, if I remember right. Great care was taken from the start of the project to ensure that the true velocities would be recreated in the sample. I think I got as close as was possible with the available velocity curves at the time.
The piano was sampled five years ago. It has been retuned since. A newly recorded velocity layer would not match the other layers which where all recorded in one session. Even if I could exactly replicate the conditions at the time, I would have to go to Sweden to try.
The odds seem to be against the possibility of improving the sample that way, but maybe I will give it a shot, when I am visiting over there...