Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

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martinjuenke
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2533 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Post Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:29 am

crystalmsc wrote:
Alex Cremers wrote:
quantum7 wrote:For lack of better words, it just sounds somewhat "plasticky" or "synthetic" to my ears.
Pianoteq does get better and better ...
Just upgraded to the Studio Bundle, the pro version is amazing with a detail editing compared to the stage. The Sound Recording output is what's been missing all this time. It has a detail microphone setting and made all the presets sounds better imho. Used to feel that synthetic sound with the Stage, but not anymore.

I have a new favorite, the YC5 which has that Yamaha sound I've been looking for. Didn't really like the demo on Stage before, but it sounds different now. Also the Hohner is amazing, especially the low register. The same with EPs, after adjusting the the tine's noise it's becoming much better now. To get the most it's recommended to at least upgrade to the Standard version, the extra parameters are worth it.
How dare you to endanger my pocket... thinking about upgrade for a long time and successfully avoided it for the sake of my funds... and now you... have to think again... if I have to starve the next days because of substituting bread by upgrade, you are guilty, guy!

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crystalmsc
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437 posts since 19 Aug, 2012

Re: Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

Post Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 am

martinjuenke wrote:if I have to starve the next days because of substituting bread by upgrade, you are guilty, guy!
"Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone..."

It's naturally easy to skip several lunch with those great pianos :)
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Uncle E
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10439 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Re: Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

Post Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:43 am

crystalmsc wrote:Just upgraded to the Studio Bundle, the pro version is amazing with a detail editing compared to the stage. The Sound Recording output is what's been missing all this time. It has a detail microphone setting and made all the presets sounds better imho. Used to feel that synthetic sound with the Stage, but not anymore.
I wonder if using Stage with IK Multimedia Mic Room might have a similar effect? Would you mind downloading the free demo and trying it out?

crystalmsc
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437 posts since 19 Aug, 2012

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Post Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:00 pm

I don't think it could replace the internal output, especially since it's applied specifically to each patch and piano model. The mic placement works best that way. Besides that, I'd rather have the extra parameters instead of using another application.
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scherbakov.al
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7 posts since 14 Feb, 2017

Re: Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:59 pm

Pianoteq 6 is released!
https://www.pianoteq.com/pianoteq6

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aMUSEd
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30038 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:11 pm

Wow no brainer update - thanks Modartt

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fmr
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8083 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:30 pm

I upgraded from Stage to Standard in the end of July, taking advantage of their special offer. After reading about version 6 here, I went to my account, and I was pleasantly surprised by seeing that Pianoteq 6 was there, waiting for me :)

Thanks Moddart. That's what makes me a customer for life. Anytime I have a chance, I will expand my model collection.
Fernando (FMR)

mcbpete
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1270 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:28 pm

Woah that came out of the blue - Updated immediately !

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bmrzycki
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4072 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 pm

mcbpete wrote:Woah that came out of the blue - Updated immediately !
How? It said the store is down for me.

EDIT: It's back. Fastest $39 I ever spent. :)
Feel free to call me Brian.

vic_france
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653 posts since 17 Mar, 2002 from Paris

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:06 pm

mcbpete wrote:Woah that came out of the blue - Updated immediately !
Same here :) (I'll have to go study that new Tuning page now :clown: )
I did get a life,once...but it was faulty, so I sent it back.

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martinjuenke
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2533 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:32 pm

vic_france wrote:
mcbpete wrote:Woah that came out of the blue - Updated immediately !
Same here :) (I'll have to go study that new Tuning page now :clown: )
Dito! Finally they got me... :tu:

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Chris-S
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2607 posts since 10 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Re: Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:31 am

Just a short question about panning:

I want to pan low notes to the left and high notes to the right, but I didn't find any option in Pianoteq to achieve this?

My version: V5 Stage.

tfishbein82
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80 posts since 11 Apr, 2007

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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:24 am

Chris-S wrote:Just a short question about panning:

I want to pan low notes to the left and high notes to the right, but I didn't find any option in Pianoteq to achieve this?

My version: V5 Stage.
There are probably other ways, but (1) use "player" presets or (2) try binaural. Standard and Pro give you near-limitless microphone positioning capabilities. You then can also direct a microphone to left/right channels (and surround in Pro I believe).

nichttuntun
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512 posts since 22 Nov, 2017

Re: Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:18 am

Hi. I am using Ivory II. Can anyone say something about the differences here? I find the only real good sounding one is the Steinway model D German. Thank you.

mcbpete
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1270 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: Best Piano - PIANOTEQ

Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 am

nichttuntun wrote:Hi. I am using Ivory II. Can anyone say something about the differences here
Over 75gb less install space though infinitely more versatile/configurable for one :D
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