Editing is provided in four different page views: main, piano, studio and advanced. If you switch on the reverb button then you can select and adjust various types of convolution reverb settings from small and medium rooms to massive spaces. If those hardware requirements seem quite progressive, so might the installation method. Yamahas are too often thought of primarily as pop pianos, with a strident and slightly thuggish tone. This effect creates a richer and more complex sound and is particularly evident when the sustain pedal is operated and the degree of sympathetic resonance may be adjusted to your own taste.
Classic The Classic perspective most faithfully captures the natural tonal character, clarity and nuance of the instrument. Naturally you are able to edit and modify the overall sound but the most vital question is how does it sound straight from the box? Crucially, though, you are not limited to these 15, and can load up any of the thousands of. This might be useful if you know a song in only one key and your singer decides it is too high. Finally, the duo of Dynamic Range knob and Velocity Curve section is brilliantly useful. The semitone controls allow you to shift the piano up or down in semitone intervals.
The development and evaluation phase of this remarkable instrument took almost 20 years. The historical tuning section loads Scala-format tuning descriptions. These set-ups have been and are continually used by the finest recording artists in the world and have been presented here for use as a sampled instrument for the first time ever. You can very easily tailor the sound to suit your particular needs but I personally loved the classic settings so much that I felt little need to do much adjusting. The convolution reverb offers 12 impulse responses, completely preset in their decay times and characteristics.
You get to choose the location for the samples during the installation procedure, and then the lengthiest part of the whole business is the decompression stage, which took a good hour on my Mac. The stereo imager section is somewhat different to what you might expect. Contemporary: produces a bright and brilliant sound with definitive attack from the hammers. This provides an intimacy to the instrument mixed with the unmistakable sense of playing the instrument in the acoustics of Studio One. Of course the real thing wins always but the ease and realism of cfx really seduces me most of the time. So you might well ask why would Gary Garritan decide to produce yet another sampled piano and what might mark it out as distinctive from all the others currently available? Estas usando un bloqueador de publicidad, necesitamos la publicidad para poder seguir funcionando y ofreciendo el contenido que buscas. The Advanced page offers a host of different tuning possibilities.
Over the last couple of years, professional pianist and long-time friend of Time+Space, Tony Cliff, has been generous in spending some time sharing his thoughts and opinions on the virtual pianos that we sell, with and both reviewed by him for the Time+Space blog. The rich palette of tonal colors and musical voices the piano can produce characterizes its beauty. The Saturation knob is to control a more obvious limiter effect than the brick-wall safety limiter in the Master mixer channel. All that is left to say is that I think this is the best-sounding virtual piano I have so far tested which just cries out to be played and enjoyed. Re-Pedaling and Partial Pedaling Added realism has been added to pedal behavior.
Following the release of the a few months ago, we approached Tony to ask for his verdict on this latest virtual piano and he has kindly obliged with the following review. It is a specialist product, no doubt, but like a good real piano offers almost endless creative potential. Minimal dynamic range and a custom velocity curve give this muted sound some sudden timbre changes. A simple-but-handy on and off limiter is available on the master control to prevent any clipping from occurring. However there is great scope for adjusting many settings and then you can save these as personal presets for instant recall later. I reached Grade 6 in piano back in my school days and am currently in the throes of trying to resurrect my abilities! Every note sampled full length, apparently at 20 dynamic levels, and including an entire soft pedal una corda sample set.
I tried bought many of the better sample libraries. Reverb Size and Decay knobs added for more comprehensive control over the reverb settings. A choice of three are available: classic natural tone , contemporary bright , and player piano seat experience. Impulses Twenty-two reverb impulses of actual presets from Abbey Road Studio One rack gear are included these represent some serious secret sauce. . In fact I found some contribution from the close mics was always necessary, to provide focus and prevent the high treble sounding too distant.
In each case a different set of microphones was used for both the close microphone placement and the ambient or wider field microphones. It is refreshing therefore that the new Garritan product is based on a different piano and not just yet another Steinway. Each set of perspectives speaks specifically to various musical settings. Just a word of big, well ment praise. The sound quality is excellent too, but I might have traded a decay time knob for the separate Send and Return levels. Nor will it sound like a Steinway or Bechstein, and even less a baby grand. Garritan then offers all of these perspectives in three alternative versions, varying in the number of samples they use, and hence the demand on your computer resources.
A good, fast mechanical drive will also work though. Coarsely put, it determines whether the bass is on the left and treble on the right, or vice versa. A basic mixer with close and ambient microphone channels alongside a master control is always displayed, whichever one you have open. Far from a subtle effect, when Release Volume and Decay are turned up the big, bright Studio One reverb tail rings on after note endings. Turn the Timbre Effect knob above 50% to give the piano a more plucked sound and turn the Timbre Effect knob below 50% for a less percussive sound. A few classical pieces even exploit the effect specifically.
The immense recording history and accumulated expertise of Abbey Road made it as inspirational place to create this new product. Listen up The stereo image, and by that we mean the two listening positions, Ambient and Performer, are switched between left and right speakers in the Studio view. Every facet of this project---the instrument, the room, the engineers, and the microphones---reflects the perfection only the most passionate can produce. Overall this is an instrument that is really inspiring and satisfying to play. Musical conformists need not apply. This makes it perfect for numerous types of recording, from solo piano to large orchestras.