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A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby ITHertz » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:55 pm

Hi Folks,

I'm looking to get virtual piano that I can run in Studio One for general songwriting duties. I'd prefer something that sounds realistic as I find instruments that don't sound realistic quite distracting and annoying and pull me out of "music mode".

Recommendations?

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Chris
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby ITHertz » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:31 pm

A bit surprised by the lack of responses!

Anyway, I've come across VI Labs pianos which sound great. The Modern U appears to be the most versatile.

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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby IAA » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:17 pm

Check out pianoteq https://www.modartt.com/, very playable, not samples so modest space required. The demos are great, I’ve used it following some recommendations on this site alongside my other usual go to sample libraries
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby MOF » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:52 pm

Ivory sampled pianos https://synthogy.com/index.php/products ... and-pianos
Native Instruments Komplete package has a nice selection of pianos.
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby blinddrew » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:06 pm

I just use EightyEight because it came free with my keyboard. Well, let me rephrase, a decent piano VST being included was part of the reason I chose the keyboard.
But I'm no pianist and don't have frequent access to a real piano to compare it to.
Eddy Deegan of this parish (who is a fine pianist) is a bit of a fan of the Pianoteq plugin (as far as I recall).
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby MOF » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:50 am

Hi ITHertz, just wondering what was your final choice and did it do the trick (demo tracks don’t always measure up to your expectations)?
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby ITHertz » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:06 am

VI Labs Modern U is at the top of my list although I haven't bought it yet.

It's quite pricey and also the Australian dollar has fallen to low levels making it even more expensive :thumbdown:
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby MOF » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:03 pm

OK hope you get it eventually.
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Re: A Piano for General Songwriting Duties

Postby Dave B » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:10 am

+1 for Modartt Pianoteq. Not only does it sound great, but it responds well and, being a modelled solution, is fairly small and lightweight. What's not to like?
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