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Last post Tue, Aug 27 2019 by hazend_18867, 7 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Aug 14 2019 19:41
by hazend_18867
Joined on Mon, Jan 02 2006, Amsterdam, Posts 10

 

Somewhere back in May the issue of the missing silent key function in the Synchron Steinway was brought up in this forum. There were no developments since then. The Steinway is superb, but there is still one crucial element missing to make it completely realistic and that is the silent key function... 

Will this function be implemented and if so, is there an estimate as to when this will happen?

Thanks for any information!

All the best

Roeland

Posted on Wed, Aug 14 2019 22:06
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11538

Hi Roeland, 

Currently, there are no plans to implement a silent key function. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Aug 14 2019 22:38
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 578

Hi Roeland,

you can try something like the Logic Editor in Cubase to filter out all midi notes with a velocity lower then your threshold. Wouldn't this solve your problem?

Best, Ben

Ben
Technical Support - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sat, Aug 17 2019 07:17
by hazend_18867
Joined on Mon, Jan 02 2006, Amsterdam, Posts 10

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Hi Roeland, 

Currently, there are no plans to implement a silent key function. 

Best, 
Paul

 

That is really sad, but may be there is hope? You write 'currently' which make it possible that the silent key function will be implemented in a foreseeable future. Other piano’s (the Garritan CFX for instance) have the silent key function, so it should be possible to let the VSL piano's also have it... Could you try and get it on some sort of agenda?

 

Thanks in advance  and all the best!

 

Roeland

 

 

 




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Posted on Sat, Aug 17 2019 07:30
by hazend_18867
Joined on Mon, Jan 02 2006, Amsterdam, Posts 10

Originally Posted by: bbelius Go to Quoted Post

Hi Roeland,

you can try something like the Logic Editor in Cubase to filter out all midi notes with a velocity lower then your threshold. Wouldn't this solve your problem?

Best, Ben

 

Hi Ben,

 

Thanks for your suggestion. Sadly this does not work. Filtering out midi values in Cubase’s logical editor result in them not sounding, which means that it is as if you did not press the keys beneath the threshold value at all. You don't hear anything while the silent key function makes it possible that you hear the key pressed down and the hammers lifted.  When you press down and hold a major chord without making it sound with the silent key function on an instrument that has it (the Garritan CFX for example) and you play the same chord not silently an octave higher, you can hear the chord of the keys you hold down resonate - just like you would on a real piano. Modern composers from Bartók to Boulez. Ligeti, Berio or Stockhausen used this feature often, but you can also us it to accentuate the out the voicing in for instance Bach’s counterpoint.

 

Thanks anyway!

 

All the best,

 

Roeland

 




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Posted on Fri, Aug 23 2019 08:46
by hazend_18867
Joined on Mon, Jan 02 2006, Amsterdam, Posts 10

Originally Posted by: hazend_18867 Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Hi Roeland, 

Currently, there are no plans to implement a silent key function. 

Best, 
Paul

 

That is really sad, but may be there is hope? You write 'currently' which make it possible that the silent key function will be implemented in a foreseeable future. Other piano’s (the Garritan CFX for instance) have the silent key function, so it should be possible to let the VSL piano's also have it... Could you try and get it on some sort of agenda?

 

Thanks in advance  and all the best!

 

Roeland

 

 

 




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Hi Paul,

Could you please let us know if there's any hope the implementation of the silent key function could be on the list for a future update of the VSL piano libraries? As  Stated earlier, the Steinway D is absolutely superb, but it would be even better if it had the silent key function that the top competitors (all less great!) do have - Garritan CFX, all Synthogy piano's, all True Keys instruments, the Galaxy II...

Thanks for your answer in advance!

Best Roeland

Posted on Tue, Aug 27 2019 10:54
by hazend_18867
Joined on Mon, Jan 02 2006, Amsterdam, Posts 10

Originally Posted by: hazend_18867 Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: hazend_18867 Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Hi Roeland, 

Currently, there are no plans to implement a silent key function. 

Best, 
Paul

 

That is really sad, but may be there is hope? You write 'currently' which make it possible that the silent key function will be implemented in a foreseeable future. Other piano’s (the Garritan CFX for instance) have the silent key function, so it should be possible to let the VSL piano's also have it... Could you try and get it on some sort of agenda?

 

Thanks in advance  and all the best!

 

Roeland

 

 

 




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Hi Paul,

Could you please let us know if there's any hope the implementation of the silent key function could be on the list for a future update of the VSL piano libraries? As  Stated earlier, the Steinway D is absolutely superb, but it would be even better if it had the silent key function that the top competitors (all less great!) do have - Garritan CFX, all Synthogy piano's, all True Keys instruments, the Galaxy II...

Thanks for your answer in advance!

Best Roeland

 

Hi Paul,

It would be great if you could find the time to answer...

Thanks in advance,

Roeland

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