René Torenstra replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"Check out Alicia's Keys from NI. Maybe not the best (I haven't checked many) but for that price I think you get a great bang for your buck."
Dec 21, 2014
Johan Roeraade replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"I agree entirely with Rodney. You cannot beat a real piano. But... you have to play flawless (or hire a pianist who can do so). A mediocre performer may just "kill" your compositions. Strive for perfection!
Regarding sampled pianos? I don´t know…"
Dec 20, 2014
Pekka Vermasvuo replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"I am a big fan and user of Pianoteq. This uses physical modelling instead of any samples. It is also very light on your computer resources too. I have compared this to many of the best sampled pianos around but this beats everything I have tried so…"
Dec 20, 2014
Jontom replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"It also depends on the style you're looking for"
Nov 24, 2014
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"In an ideal world? Sorry to prolong this discussion with my worthless comments, but in my ideal world if I wanted to make an album of pipe organ music I could. You just need someone who has the recording equipment and knows how to use it. And studio…"
Nov 24, 2014
John Hilsen replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"Rodney Carlyle Money said:
If you are really going to record a solo piano album, why don't you just record with a real one?



In an ideal world, I absolutely would. But studio time gets much too expensive much too quickly, and most studios in my…"
Nov 24, 2014
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"If you are really going to record a solo piano album, why don't you just record with a real one?"
Nov 24, 2014
René Torenstra replied to John Hilsen's discussion Aftertouch -- Worth it?
"I would say it's worth it, as anything that you can add while playing in stead of with envelopes or other means is better in my book. Also, I haven't looked at them recently, but don't keyboards other than entry level models have it, anyway? If you…"
Nov 22, 2014
John Hilsen replied to John Hilsen's discussion Aftertouch -- Worth it?
"michael diemer said:
My midi keyboard, which goes back to the Middle Ages, doesn't have it. I have no idea what it does, but so far haven't missed it.




Thanks for your input, Michael. Aftertouch is MIDI data sent when pressure is applied to a…"
Nov 21, 2014