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How do I get a good solo piano sound?
Last post Mon, Jan 11 2021 by Dietz, 4 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Jan 11 2021 00:56
by Another Site Of Mine
Joined on Wed, Oct 25 2017, Posts 10

Hello,

I'm using Sibelius 8.7, VI Special Edition 1-4 Plus, Vienna MIR Pro 24 and MIR Roompack 1.

Unfortunately I haven't managed to get a satisfying sound result using the Bösendorfer from VI Special Edition 1. I have spent many hours trying different setups and made some progress and gained some experience, but ultimately I feel I'm still far away from a desired outcome. I remember getting a reply from Dietz saying that MIR is trying to stick to the workflows and methods of audio engineers. I myself am an autodidact in every musical aspect and I learned from trial and error, but in terms of the many possibilities of MIR Pro I seem overchallenged.

This is probably a naive question, but are there some rules / or is there a standard way for a good solo piano sound?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Best regards,

Hans-Peter

Posted on Mon, Jan 11 2021 13:37
by Dietz
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2002, Vienna / Europe, Posts 7729

Hi Hans-Peter,

The Boesendorfer that comes as part of Special Edition Vol. 1 is definitely meant to be seen as an accompanying instrument in an orchestral context, not as a solo instrument. I tried my best to make some nice-sounding settings for MIR Pro's MIRx-preset mode (check them in Konzerthaus - Großer Saal und Konzerthaus - Mozartsaal), but still they can't (and don't even try to) replace a dedicated concert grand piano like Vienna Imperial or the new Synchron Pianos.

Kind regards,

/Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Mon, Jan 11 2021 14:31
by Another Site Of Mine
Joined on Wed, Oct 25 2017, Posts 10

Hi Dietz,

your quick, helpful and honest reply explained my sound issues to me. Thank you, VSL's support is exemplary.

Best regards,

Hans-Peter

Posted on Mon, Jan 11 2021 15:50
by Dietz
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2002, Vienna / Europe, Posts 7729

You're welcome! 

... for solo piano you might try the 30-days demo of one of these: 

-> Synchron Pianos (... for me, the Synchron Yamaha CFX is maybe the best sampled, and most certainly the most useful virtual piano of all times. 8-) ...)

-> Vienna Imperial (... my all-time favourite, especially great to use with MIR Pro)

/Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
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