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Bösendorfer Imperial Pedal Noise
Last post Wed, Dec 16 2020 by bbelius, 4 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Dec 08 2020 23:54
by mat123
Joined on Wed, Jun 24 2015, Posts 31


when I start Bösendorfer Imperial with the default settings, the pedal noises are far too loud. It's most striking for "concert" but the other perspectives are affected as well. The default Pedal Noise setting is -0 dB for all perspectives.

OK, I can easily change the setting, but I still wonder what is going on. The default settings are supposed to work. Is there something broken with my installation?



Posted on Wed, Dec 09 2020 12:58
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12787

Hi Matthias, 

That's how loud the pedal is, in real life. Nothing wrong with your settings. I hope we can get a Preference setting for the pedal noise in a future update, as your request is not unusual. 


Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Dec 16 2020 17:23
by vanceen
Joined on Wed, Feb 27 2019, Posts 34

I can imagine that the default volume of the pedal noise is similar to what a player would hear, but it's a degree of realism that may not (or may!) be useful in making recordings. The ability to change the default would be great!

Posted on Wed, Dec 16 2020 23:16
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 883


Depending on how fast you press/release the pedal the noise level is adjusted, just like with a real piano.
Many pedals, especially the cheaper ones, have only two states (0, 127). With these you'll always trigger the highest velocity (0 -> 127). You can check this by simply looking at the recorded sustain automation. If you own one of these cheaper pedals I highly recommend to ask Santa for a better one with continuos control. This will not only improve the pedal noise, but also add more realism thanks to the half-pedaling feature of the Synchron Player!

Best, Ben

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