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Performing my latest Piano Composition titled 'The Hidden Cabin'.

Regards,

Saul

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Hi Saul, another example of your romantic style, and as in your other pieces, that hint of longing and sadness. Nicely done!
Gav

Thank You Gavin for your kind comments.

Best Regards

Gav Brown said:

Hi Saul, another example of your romantic style, and as in your other pieces, that hint of longing and sadness. Nicely done!
Gav

Saul,

   Restful, peaceful , sentimental.  I assume you are performing live.  Computer samples cannot match the tone quality of a big grand.  What kind of piano?

Thanks Lawrence.

Well I decided to purchase this latest flagship Digital Grand by Yamaha. 

Its about $8,000 . So far I'm really impressed with this instrument and the amazing job Yamaha did to capture the feel, tone and sensitivity of an acoustic piano and bring it here as its latest instrument in this field.

The sound quality is amazing. Everything about the instrument says professional and attention to detail. It has so many useful features for composers, such as USB recording, wifi connectivity and much much more. 

The name of this fine instrument is Yamaha CLP-695-GP and its the latest one that is available.

I pre ordered it and had to wait for a few months for delivery. The Company Kraftmusic which is based in the USA has done a fine job as far as customer service is concerned and the delivery company was prompt and curious.

I got a good deal on it, tax free, and free shipping. The assembly of the piano will require at least 3 people. Kraftmusic has uploaded instruction videos that guide you step by step with the assembly of the piano.

Regards,

Saul,

     I have mixed feeling about this.   There are no strings.  This piano has a keyboard, with weighted keys that would mimic the touch and response of a grand.  The good reverb and tone apparently comes from the sound board in which the speakers are mounted.  This is a new twist.  The previous models I have seen have no soundboard, just speakers and electronic reproduced samples.  It would be light weight and not subject to humidity, so you never have to tune it.  I wonder how long it will last.

     My piano is strictly old school, really old school.  It is a rebuilt 1886 Weber, 7' 3' grand with all the rose wood carvings and ornate lyre and music stand.  It has new strings and a newer Schwander action.  But it weights about 750 lbs. and I tune it every six months.  It cost $1150 in 1886, the same price as a two story three bedroom farm house in the Sears catalog at the time.

If this is the future of the piano eventually there won't be any piano strings, so where will the electronic samples come from?

Liberace hauled around his grand piano from concert to concert. Victor Borge had his Bosendorfer.  Someday, will we carry our portable grand in a suit case?

Hi,

Why don't you step into a piano store and try this one out you might be surprised...

Lawrence Aurich said:

Saul,

     I have mixed feeling about this.   There are no strings.  This piano has a keyboard, with weighted keys that would mimic the touch and response of a grand.  The good reverb and tone apparently comes from the sound board in which the speakers are mounted.  This is a new twist.  The previous models I have seen have no soundboard, just speakers and electronic reproduced samples.  It would be light weight and not subject to humidity, so you never have to tune it.  I wonder how long it will last.

     My piano is strictly old school, really old school.  It is a rebuilt 1886 Weber, 7' 3' grand with all the rose wood carvings and ornate lyre and music stand.  It has new strings and a newer Schwander action.  But it weights about 750 lbs. and I tune it every six months.  It cost $1150 in 1886, the same price as a two story three bedroom farm house in the Sears catalog at the time.

Whilst it sounds good and I enjoyed the music I don't think it sounds "$8000 good" sounding as it does just half a percent shy of real. And sadly its the half percent that we notice most. If I was going in that direction I don't think anything could replace, as Lawrence said, real strings. Imagine the microphones and preamp you could get for even half that money capturing real string in motion! The warmth and clarity would be wonderful.

Saul Dzorelashvili said:

Thanks Lawrence.

Well I decided to purchase this latest flagship Digital Grand by Yamaha. 

Its about $8,000 . So far I'm really impressed with this instrument and the amazing job Yamaha did to capture the feel, tone and sensitivity of an acoustic piano and bring it here as its latest instrument in this field.

The sound quality is amazing. Everything about the instrument says professional and attention to detail. It has so many useful features for composers, such as USB recording, wifi connectivity and much much more. 

The name of this fine instrument is Yamaha CLP-695-GP and its the latest one that is available.

I pre ordered it and had to wait for a few months for delivery. The Company Kraftmusic which is based in the USA has done a fine job as far as customer service is concerned and the delivery company was prompt and curious.

I got a good deal on it, tax free, and free shipping. The assembly of the piano will require at least 3 people. Kraftmusic has uploaded instruction videos that guide you step by step with the assembly of the piano.

Regards,

Of course nothing will replace the real strings and a real acoustic piano. But in today's age where tuning, recording, maintenance is costly and time consuming this is a beautiful alternative. Don't judge it purely on the merit of the recording as the piano sounds much better when you listen to it live, just as this is true for an acoustic piano, the recording doesn't always capture the exact sound and feel of any piano be it digital or acoustic. Remember that the $8000 price tag is not only for the piano feature that it has. It has many many other features and tools which are handy for any composer, besides the fact that its a beautiful instrument which enhances the home and is crafted very elegantly.

Best Wishes and thanks for your comments glad you liked the music.



Charles Holt said:

Whilst it sounds good and I enjoyed the music I don't think it sounds "$8000 good" sounding as it does just half a percent shy of real. And sadly its the half percent that we notice most. If I was going in that direction I don't think anything could replace, as Lawrence said, real strings. Imagine the microphones and preamp you could get for even half that money capturing real string in motion! The warmth and clarity would be wonderful.

Saul Dzorelashvili said:

Thanks Lawrence.

Well I decided to purchase this latest flagship Digital Grand by Yamaha. 

Its about $8,000 . So far I'm really impressed with this instrument and the amazing job Yamaha did to capture the feel, tone and sensitivity of an acoustic piano and bring it here as its latest instrument in this field.

The sound quality is amazing. Everything about the instrument says professional and attention to detail. It has so many useful features for composers, such as USB recording, wifi connectivity and much much more. 

The name of this fine instrument is Yamaha CLP-695-GP and its the latest one that is available.

I pre ordered it and had to wait for a few months for delivery. The Company Kraftmusic which is based in the USA has done a fine job as far as customer service is concerned and the delivery company was prompt and curious.

I got a good deal on it, tax free, and free shipping. The assembly of the piano will require at least 3 people. Kraftmusic has uploaded instruction videos that guide you step by step with the assembly of the piano.

Regards,

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