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Synchron pianos, standard or full, that is the question
Last post Sun, Apr 24 2022 by JLuisSalas, 5 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Apr 20 2022 14:28
by JLuisSalas
Joined on Fri, Mar 25 2022, Spain, Posts 8


I am a user of synchron pianos, specifically the Steinway and the Yamaha cfx. I have to say that I am impressing with the sound, the realism and the feel when playing it. I think it's the best piano vst I've bought in a long time. Now, I have the standard versions and I wonder if it is worth spending the money on the full version that has all the microphones. I also doubt because of the considerable space it occupies on the hard drive. So I would need real user testimonials to tell me if it is worth the expense or not.

Thank you very much.

Posted on Wed, Apr 20 2022 14:55
by DaddyO
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Washington (US State), Posts 448

I suggest you ask for opinions on the VI Control forum here:

VI Control - Sample Talk

You will get more and quicker responses there.

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Posted on Wed, Apr 20 2022 20:39
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1942

Well, if what you're doing with the piano is totally exposed, solo piano you might hear the back to front and the high and high surround et al reliably but I wouldn't bet the ranch on A/Bing it blindly. 
That said the ribbon mic is very attractive.

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Posted on Wed, Apr 20 2022 20:59
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1341

If the piano has to be a solo, recorded from close, I feel the couple of tube mics under the lid, only available in the Full edition, is really necessary. Even if you want an audience perspective, they may be very useful to add body and warmth to the sound.

Mixed with the orchestra, and not (or just marginally) exposed, I feel that even the Steinway Light can work great.

For the upright piano recorded in Stage B, I feel the Standard version is all I need.


Posted on Sun, Apr 24 2022 15:37
by JLuisSalas
Joined on Fri, Mar 25 2022, Spain, Posts 8

Thank you, I finally bought the full version and it's worth it, above all and as several colleagues comment, in case of exhibiting the piano alone or with few instruments. The sound becomes more full-bodied and there are more sound possibilities that improve the sound considerably. However, the standard version sounds just as excellent. Greetings and thanks.

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