BEST PIANO MODULE !!!!
Old 24th August 2007
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BEST PIANO MODULE !!!!

HEY SLUTZ..

I do alot of Soulful House Music and i'm looking for the BEST piano sound module ever....

any thoughts?

Im looking 4 better than a Proteus 2000, or a Roland V-Combo...
Old 24th August 2007
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for pianos only? or sound module with diferent sounds geared towards house?
Old 24th August 2007
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Yamaha C7.
Old 24th August 2007
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Roland P-330 or MKS-20. Basically the same unit, only thing that differs is the the size of the rack casing, one is 1U the other 2U.

Classic House piano sound IMO. Real hard and gritty.
Old 24th August 2007
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Yamaha Motif ES or Kurzweil PC2R

Regards,
Bruce
Old 24th August 2007
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A Bosendorfer 290 Imperial is a nice piano module - sounds just like a 9 foot grand....



-tINY

Old 24th August 2007
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Motif XS is nice -there is also a Piano Board for the ES

Old Favourite - Nice Piano on the JV1080/Piano 2/3 om the U220

If you have the CPU, Ivory will give you 3 great pianos in software but you do need at least 1Gb RAM to run it

Otherwise you'll need to do the MAW/David Morales Trick and get te real thing
Old 25th August 2007
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pianos

Thaks 4 the Ideas!!!..

I'm looking 4 a real ACCURATE piano...
I got the gritty ol skool house ones...

Motif Rack?


I would love that virtural one as well...i got a q6600 with 4 gigs of ram...


any more ides?
Old 25th August 2007
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piano's only!!!!

Looking for KILLER pianos ONLY!!!!!

I got cool organs etc...
Old 25th August 2007
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Old 25th August 2007
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The Steingraeber module that comes with NI's Akoustik Piano is about as close to a real piano - walts and all, that I've experienced from samples. Loads of character.

Ivory is just too posh.
Old 25th August 2007
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akustik piano is number one for me. then ivory. but both are very good. those 2 must be the best out there right now
Old 25th August 2007
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piano

I use ivory in my studio.I have a C7 in my living room. IMO nothing beats areal piano but would say that if i cant use a real piano then ivory would be my second choice .Just load ivory on alaptop and bring that to your gigs.
Dan
Old 25th August 2007
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I really like the Expansion board for the Roland RD700. It is the SRX 11. This is the best Acoustic Piano sound I've heard from a keyboard! Others I like are Clavia Nord Stage 88 and GEM Pro-Mega 3.
Old 25th August 2007
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i'm with tiny..........accept no substitute.....


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otoh, if i have to, kontakt has some nice pianos,

and actually the new yamaha samples in digital sound factory aren't half bad.



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Old 25th August 2007
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NI Akoustik!!!!

I literally own every piano VI and sample library available. I've done a bunch of solo piano records for labels over the years, and the last several I've done using the NI Akoustik Piano library exclusively. I've tried and own them all, including Ivory, but for me Akoustik Piano conveys the most realism. I crank up the pedal resonance and release to about 75%, kiss it with a little but of the UAD Fairchild and some UAD Plate reverb and it's done. I really think that this is the way to go.


Jonathon A. Willis
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Old 25th August 2007
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choice...

Acoustik Piano , or a Motif Rack?

that's what i'm down to.....


Thoughts?
Old 25th August 2007
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Acoustik Piano , or a Motif Rack?

that's what i'm down to.....


Thoughts?
I can attest to the Motif Rack ES. Of course it's got a 1000 other sounds that are incredible, but I must say, the pianos are awesome. Keep in mind this is a DEEP synth and the parameters that can be changed are many. If you do pick up the Motif, you'll need to download Studio Manager from the Yamaha website. It provides an easy to use interface for this beast.

-Rich
Old 25th August 2007
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For live stuff I've been enjoying the GEM RP-X module. Really nice piano sounds.
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Motif...

I need this killer piano for recording soulful house music....no live gigs...

What does a Motif rack go for used these days?
Old 25th August 2007
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You can pick a new one up for a little under a grand (no pun intended).

-Rich
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i hate the garden variety romplers... Motif, roland, etc..etc...

A few years ago, i had to track with a motif rack piano and it was pretty bad.

If you aren't using the real thing I highly suggest Akoustik Piano. It's pretty damn good. I am a pretty anal about piano sounds... If you took my pianos away from me, I would use ak piano
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I need this killer piano for recording soulful house music....no live gigs...
Understood. But you did specify a module, and if you're looking at a self-contained unit, I still think you're going to be hard pressed to beat the RP-X sounds. In order to do better you're going to have to go with something like Ivory or some other sample library.
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IVORY
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Roland P-330 or MKS-20. Basically the same unit, only thing that differs is the the size of the rack casing, one is 1U the other 2U.

Classic House piano sound IMO. Real hard and gritty.
. i have 2 mks-20s love them.

Motif Rack ES is great. Roland Fantom, Akoustic Piano and IVory are great soft synths. The Kurzweil Micro Piano is an excellent unit. you can get them for $75. on Ebay. Emu and oberheim had similar piano units. The ensonir MR Rack is also great. very inexpensive.
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if not software then your best bet is Kurzweil I think. Micropiano is a good one or if you need more then one of the boards will do.
Old 25th August 2007
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Acoustik Piano , or a Motif Rack?

that's what i'm down to.....


Thoughts?

Akoustic piano over motif.

I own both. no competition...
Try Ivory too.
Old 25th August 2007
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Acoustik Piano , or a Motif Rack?

that's what i'm down to.....


Thoughts?
For recording, I've been happier with a plug-in. For live, hardware.
Old 28th August 2007
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THANKS!!

Thank's slutz....i'm goin 4 the Akoustik Piano.....
How is their Rhodes emulation???
Old 29th August 2007
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Cool

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How is their Rhodes emulation???
Their Rhodes emulation is garbage!

So horrible it doesn't exist!
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