11589 posts since 21 Mar, 2008, from Hannover, Germany
Just started checking out Piano V2 and tried to do a few comparisons with Piano V and also with VI Labs Ravenscroft 275 which since i bought it is my favorite sample based piano. Piano V2 is only available with V-Collection 6 and could bé used together with the Piano V plugin from VC 5.
Overall my first impression of Piano V2 is really good and the sound indeed seemed to be improved since version 1. Alraedy with the first version i had foudn that this could be really good with the next major version, especially after i had tweaked it a bit myself using the modeling parameters. It looks like this is indeed the case with Piano V2.
There seemed to be some name changes with the models. The "Concert Grand" now seems to be called "American Grand" (which obviously is inspired by a Steinway Model D). The "Intimate Grand" model now is called "German Grand".
The Ravenscroft 275 has it's own unique sound so it is hard to compare but the overall quality of Piano V2 does not seem to be very far from this. For sure it's closer now than with version 1.
Comparable differnces seemed to be foudn with major versions of Pianoteq which is improved with every new version. As Piano V2 is physical modeled without samples used Pianoteq might be a good comparison. I do not own Pinaoteq 6 but i might compare the demo version of it to Piano V2.
Independent of how close it sounds to a real Steinway Model D i really like the sound of the "Amercian Large Studio" preset in Piano V2. Anyway usually with many plugins i prefer using an external reverb like e.g. Lexicon MPX Native Reverb. That way that Piano V2 preset sounds even better for my taste.
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