|Product||Realistic Virtual Piano|
|Developer||Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments|
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Realistic Virtual Piano is an acoustic grand piano emulation designed to offer "a breathtakingly rich and realistic sound" - particular care has been taken in the reproduction of the original realism and touch response of a Grand Piano.
- Modeled on mastered Piano samples, based on PCM recordings of a Kawai, Yamaha and Steinway Grand Pianos after it has been meticulously tuned and adjusted.
- Full length sustain samples, no loops (natural decay); 16-bits / 44.100 kHz.
- ADSR envelope generator with several modulation targets.
- Optimized CPU and memory usage.
- Integrated, variable room simulation. Free variation of acoustic ambience thanks to complete separation of piano and room. Small rooms can be modeled just as accurately as larger spaces. Customizable with user controls for: size room, width room, damping factor & mixer, used to create psycho-acoustic models in the DSP environment, without having to load up any other plug-ins.
- MIDI Automation.
Reviewed By audington
September 6, 2007
Allow me to explain my marks:
GUI: functional but cheap-looking. Not too bothered either way.
Sound: The sound is pretty bad. The consistency between the samples is terrible. Some notes never decay, and continue to loop while the note is on. Other notes eventually decay fully. The loops are sometimes very bad, with very obvious loop points (especially apparent in the never-ending notes...)
Features: It's a piano, that's about it.
Docs: Enough to get you started, and it's simple enough to understand for yourself.
Presets: Lacking a large preset library, but what do you expect for a piano?
Customer support: I emailed the maker about the never-decaying samples and the bad loops, and sent audio examples. I was hoping this would be fixed. After that, I never heard back from the maker. If the problems were fixed I was never told, and I certainly never received an updated plugin with the loops and decay fixed. They have an FAQ and boast free 'technical support', but seeing as the glaring quality issues have not been resolved, and I have not heard back from the maker (nearly a year since I reported the issues) I have to be harsh.
Value for money: Since using it that once I have never used it again. I would advise people to not bother with this plugin even if it was freeware (there are better freeware pianos about), unless the plugin is drastically fixed and updated.
Stability: It never crashed, but it certainly doesn't behave like I would expect a piano plugin to.
Overall, I just wish I had tried the demo before buying, because I certainly wouldn't have spent $35 on this if I had.Read more
Reviewed By WOK
August 30, 2007
"Realistic Piano" - oh my god! Did this guy never hear a real piano? A Casio keyboard from five years ago had better piano sound built in!
If you know MDA-Piano and you think, you need something better, forget about this one. It sounds like a toy piano that has to be tuned. Even as a freeware I would not install it; sorry.
There are many soundfonts for free to be found in the Net that are better. It's far away from the free MDA-Piano. I was really surprised that someone is charging money for this.
I don't know what I can write more here.
It's out of tune.
There are sound-jumps between the key zones.
It sounds thin.
It sounds strange.
It is not useable in a musical content.
It is not worth any money, sorry.
Other things from this author like Magnus Choir may not be so bad, But for the piano I am speechless. But I must write more to fill this field.Read more