Piano Samples?

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  1. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    I've looked everywhere, but can't find any o_O
    Or even a piano VST would do. Anyone know where I can get something which will work?
     
  2. groelle

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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    I read in your other post that you use FL? if that's the case, you already have a good piano vst.... FL keys.
     
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    i'm pretty sure i read about one physical modeeling vst, i think it was called pianotec 3? It was only like 60 megs and fairly easy on the CPU but had a sound that could rival the massive multi-sampled libraries according to computer music.
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    ^^^

    is that for free?
     
  7. Producr

    Producr Producr

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    I would recommend investing in some good samples if you want a 'real' piano sound - you won't find any piano synths that sound real
     
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    nah.
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    point us the direction to some good ones then :D
     
  10. sato

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    The Halion piano samples that come as part of the cubase bundle are really good and the akostik or whatever it is called from NI that comes in komplete is fantastic.

    Other than that if you want little riffs then get yourself to a second-hand record shop and buy up a load of old jazz records.
     
  11. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Piano Tune by Sonic displays a great use of Piano samples
     
  12. Producr

    Producr Producr

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    You can get some good Steinway piano samples for Kontakt I believe
     
  13. horace111

    horace111 My name is Jago (HYQXYZ)

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    Might be a bit late , but I find this one sounding quite realistic:
    http://dskmusic.wordpress.com/vsti/
    All the way down untill you get to DSK Acoustic Keyz
    There are some other great free vst's up there 2 btw.

    Hope it helps you!
     
  14. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    If you really want to have a nice sounding piano VST, buy the Synthogy Ivory Grand Piano.
    Is about 30 Gb i think, sampled multiple piano's in multiple mic stances. Recorded in three ways, it is even recorded from the view of the pianist itself!

    http://www.synthogy.com/products.html
     
  15. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    No offense but FL keys sounds like a fisher price piano. Haven't heard it since version 7 tho, could be better now. But if it's still making the sound with synthesis as i think, it's more like an electric. Nice for some 90's rave pianos maybe...

    I've used this proteus X sample player that came with my midi keyboard, it has a nice selection of grand pianos. I guess it's still nothing like the monster libraries out there but they've been good enough for my use. I think the proteus VX (free) has a piano library too.

    As a shameless spam would fit just right here:

    DTX & Kama - Harmony.This is a tune forthcoming on extent recordings, the piano in there was made with the proteus.
     
  16. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Damn that is one nice production Kama! Well done!
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    thank you sir. and although the piano is quite simple, I am very happy about how it sounds. if you're not going to play the melody by hand, it's gonna end up static and over-quantized. I didn't play this live, but tweaked the timings and velocity of each hit so that it had more of a human feel. It's a world of difference in a piano chord nudging the hits apart the tiniest bit.
     
  18. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    I totally agree with that, next to DNB I'm also a Hiphop producer, and I like to use all kinds of piano's.
    And playing in every melody live and then re-arrange to give it the best feeling.
    But next to that I also play in my hihats and stuff to give them slight changes in velocity.
     
  19. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    reFX Nexus is a great synth for piano. Not just for piano, but everything really!