Hey power users and sample creators of this forum!
Now, you might think it´s getting old, but I want another kind of demo than the Purgatory Creek one. It´s good for some things, but it doesn´t show off the softer side of the pianos very well. So, last night, I heard Beethoven´s 8th piano sonata, 2nd movement; Adagio Cantabile in \"The man who wasn´t there\" and fell in love with it. I searched the web and found an excellent performance at the Classical Archives, played by G.Giulimondi (I believe).
It´s just a fabulous piece and I think it´s very different from the Purgatory Creek demo, as it shows another, more tender side of the instrument, highlighting the dynamics and the softer samples pretty well. I hope as many soft piano makers as possible catch on to this! So you piano sampler dudes out there, please load up your Gigastudio/Kontakt/Halion rigs with your pianos, record the audio from the gs outputs, apply some reverb and upload it to the net so we can hear for ourselves how your amazing works of art sound directly compared to other pianos! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Here´s the midi file: http://exce.ath.cx/~route909/audio/adagio_cantabile.mid
Maestro Concert Grand with SIR reverb (PCM90 - Concert hall) and Waves X-Crackle (I use Gigastudio32 and the polyphony runs out, sometimes causing crackles in the audio): http://exce.ath.cx/~route909/audio/sonata8mv2.mp3
If you are short on web space, upload it to my private ftp and I´ll host it on my web site for you. You have permission to upload files, and create directories, but you can´t delete anything, not even your own uploaded files.
The address to my ftp is: