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Re: Trying to make a PIANO VST sound better.

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:10 pm

ef37a wrote:Not remotely my area but I note all but the very cheapest MIDI controllers have a jack for a sustain pedal.

And if you're on a really tight budget, bear in mind that an electronic sustain pedal is simply a momentary on/off switch - yes, I've got two elegant piano-like sustain pedals connected to my main keyboards, but the one connected to my 2-octave 'editing' keyboard was originally a footswitch from a dictaphone :headbang:

You can typically buy a similar one in the UK for just £8! 8-)


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Re: Trying to make a PIANO VST sound better.

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:40 pm

Oops, correction for my previous post in the thread:

Within some combination of both of these ...

I did of course mean

Without some combination of both of these ...

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Re: Trying to make a PIANO VST sound better.

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:44 pm

CS70 wrote:Yeah my idea is to actually write the midi (my mouse skills are better than my keyboard's) so the idea of automate the sustain sounds like one these little secrets which can make a lot of difference..

If you'd like some help with creating or playing a piano part, feel free to PM me - I can probably just session it for you and send you the MIDI file and I'm happy to help out a fellow forum member :thumbup:
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Re: Trying to make a PIANO VST sound better.

Postby CS70 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:46 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Secondly, for anything other than really simple music it's going to be extremely hard if not impossible to create a convincing piano part using a MIDI editor.

Was afraid you would say that :D :thumbup:
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Re: Trying to make a PIANO VST sound better.

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:16 pm

Thanks Eddy! :thumbup:
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