Maybe it\'s just my imagination, but on my Yamaha S80, the piano sounds seem to have more presence than when I use Giga or Kontakt. It\'s strange--the Yamaha S80 has brief samples compared to those in most of the multisamples on my hard disk, and the S80 has only FF samples I have to soften with a filter, but those brief, \"hard strike\" samples seem to have a force behind\\inside them that I miss when using the keyboard as a midi controller to drive softsamples.
Is it the samples? Is it my setup? Is there a preamp in hardware synths that gives the sound more presence? Or are the DA convertors on my MAudio Delta 2496 not able to convert as well as the Yamaha\'s onboard DA converters? Do I just need a more powerful amp? Or a preamp between the soundcard and the amp? Or is it the samples? Or is it just me?