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I listen to Yiruma's piano songs a lot and hope to write some music like that. I really find his piano song is really special in the piano effect compared to others.
I am not sure if he recorded by midi or a real piano, but I am here looking for the best and realistic piano vst or recommendation to make best new age piano songs. I have had Alice key and imperfection samples fozioli but maybe look for more and any advice.
Depends on the quality you want and the musical style.
Basically there are two choices: Sampled piano (the best of which is about 40Gb). VSL do a nice one at a nice price and it comes with a free player and host software. You need a license key for that.
Then a modelled piano (about 50Mb). Pianoteq. I have this and their latest offering is very good. Have a look at their site and the demos. You get two pianos with the stage version but you can buy others at about $50. You just plug Pianoteq into your daw as a VST. No license key needed. You register and can then install it on 3 computers.
There's been a discussion about this recently. Look up the most recent posts.
Plus, Gav started a thread on it.
Hope that helps. Others will have their suggestions that may be cheaper but it depends on what you're looking for.
You have many choices. Here's a guy I follow who reviews many of the latest pianos.
Here are a few of his latest reviews-