Oh wow, I didn't expect something as nice as a Nord Stage 3 to be sitting around at a library - yay, Finland (I'm half Finnish myself)!Cypsilonib wrote: ↑Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:18 pmThe piano is from Nord Stage 3 --> Royal Grand 3D XL. Earlier I tried to find info about how many velocity layers there are, from nordkeyboards.com, but there seems to be no such info on their site. I would assume that it's thoroughly sampled and it has various parameters which are affecting to the sounds by velocity. I'll try to listen the samples.MTorn wrote: ↑Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:51 pmSince the OP was sampling a digital piano, I think the first thing I would do is to figure out how many velocity layers the original hardware uses. Unless it's a very high-end piano, I suspect it only uses 4-5 layers, at most. Either check the specs for that model, or perhaps better yet, listen carefully to all the layers you recorded, and see if you can hear when it shifts to a new layer.
I guess I might call that a high end piano, at least with an XL piano loaded up, so it might well have many more layers than I realized. I looked around the web, and like you, I had no luck getting many specs for the sample set. It's 200mb, and that's using their lossless compression, so it might be equivalent of a 300-400mb WAV set.
For reference, if I understand it right, the free 400mb Salamander Grand Piano has 16 layers (plus one key release layer and three resonance layers). However, it's not sampled on every key, it's sampled on the minor thirds, so what's that, every four keys? That way you will only transpose any sample either one semitone up or down, which is quite acceptable.
So it seems that the Royal Grand 3D XL would need to have either lots of velocity layers (10-15?), but not sampled on every key, or fewer layers (maybe 5 or 6), but sampled on every single key.
Of course, if you're not too concerned with redundancy and a bit sample set, you don't really have to match the original perfectly.