how extreme can one take parameters in pianoteq?

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KVRAF
1606 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:43 pm

I see pianoteq is on sale and it often gets praise. But how far can one manipulate the parameters of the model away from a classic piano sound? Any examples?

KVRAF
4511 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:40 pm

There’s a demo with no limitations except few notes dont play.
You can go pretty far off “piano” of you want to, terms of string length, body size and abnormal resonances, but it’s not as broad as i.e. Chromaphone
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KVRist
53 posts since 22 Apr, 2018

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:23 am

My favourite "extreme" feature is pianoteqs sound morphing option, not to be confused with layering which is also an option. You can combine multiple instruments to varying amounts to create cool hybrid instruments. The harmonics, dynamics, and characteristics of each interact with each other in crazy and unique ways. Imagine a concert harp mixed with a church bell or a hohner electric piano mixed with a marimba and you get get the idea. If you go further and start to mess with the temperaments you can start to get some crazy resonances and instruments that create feedback cycles within themselves. It's super cool. I like it especially because you end up with instruments that sound like they are real but leave the listener wondering what exactly it is they're hearing.

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KVRAF
1743 posts since 15 Mar, 2013 from Germany

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:56 am

You can create pretty crazy stuff from Piano and Celeste models, going in the direction of a Hang, Balinese percussion et cetera. Also altered cinematic piano sounds are possible. the partials and the energy inertia are powerful controls

KVRAF

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1606 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:56 pm

CableChannel wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:56 am
You can create pretty crazy stuff from Piano and Celeste models, going in the direction of a Hang, Balinese percussion et cetera. Also altered cinematic piano sounds are possible. the partials and the energy inertia are powerful controls
Robinrobo wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:23 am
My favourite "extreme" feature is pianoteqs sound morphing option, not to be confused with layering which is also an option. You can combine multiple instruments to varying amounts to create cool hybrid instruments. The harmonics, dynamics, and characteristics of each interact with each other in crazy and unique ways. Imagine a concert harp mixed with a church bell or a hohner electric piano mixed with a marimba and you get get the idea. If you go further and start to mess with the temperaments you can start to get some crazy resonances and instruments that create feedback cycles within themselves. It's super cool. I like it especially because you end up with instruments that sound like they are real but leave the listener wondering what exactly it is they're hearing.
thanks- that sounds promising, certainly worth trying the demo. I was hoping for a video showing someone exploring the limits but have not found one so far. Demo it is

KVRer
16 posts since 16 Mar, 2021

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:48 am

There is a forum on the modartt website - you can find some audio samples posted if you dig a little. Some users also sell pianoteq transfers there, and you could upgrade to the version you want.

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