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    Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    I too am going to wait for the printed copy of "Virtual Instruments" magazine, but I did take a peek at the PDF version, and my mouth was watering when I saw the ad for the new Art Vista piano.

    Virtual Grand Piano
    - 7 basic presets
    - 22 recording styles
    - 8 effects presets
    - 4 keyboard sensitivities
    - wet and dry presets

    It appears that this will be in Kontakt Player format. I wonder if this will take advantage of Kontakt 2's scripting, or if it is the player based on version 1 of Kontakt?

    Lawrence

    PS - what does "22 recording styles" mean? Not mic perspectives, I suspect.
    Melodialworks Music
    Music for Relaxation and Inspiration
    www.lawrencelougheed.com


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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Interesting. Here's hoping that New Age is one of them!

    Lawrence
    Melodialworks Music
    Music for Relaxation and Inspiration
    www.lawrencelougheed.com


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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Hello Lawrence,

    The seven basic presets are really the the general use patches for different genres such as gospel, jazz, classical, rock etc. The 22 patches referred to in the ad are patches emulating piano recordings heard on classic records by performing artists who use the piano in pop, soul, rock, jazz, classical music from the 1950's through 2005.

    Hans Adamson
    Art Vista Productions
    http://www.artvista.net/
    Hans Adamson
    Art Vista Productions
    http://www.artvista.net/

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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Hans,

    So if I understand correctly (and got the Math correct), there will be 29 patches. I'm personally hoping one will be suitable for New Age style playing!

    Any Kontakt 2 type scripting, as is being developed for the other current pianos? (PMI, Sampletekk etc). I'm thinking here about sympathetic resonance etc. - the work of Kornel Mezo and Olivier Frappier as examples. Anything that K2 technology offers that allows for a more realistic piano sound and playing experience!

    (Although I guess holding down the "damper" pedal, smacking the side of the keyboard, and hearing the resonances would be too much to expect! INSERT GRIN HERE!!)

    Thanks,

    Lawrence
    Melodialworks Music
    Music for Relaxation and Inspiration
    www.lawrencelougheed.com


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    Wink Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Hans, your avatar, are you the monolith?

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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Lawrence,

    Actually there are totally 200 patches. The reason it adds up to so many is because of the x2 for wet/dry for the basic patches, and x4 for the different keyboard sensitivities of all patches. There is also a sustain pedal sound patch for each keyboard sensitivity.

    There is no scripting included.

    Alex, the avatar is indeed a monolith. A first glimpse of the monolith approaching us in space (cyberspace) can be seen in Virtual Instruments Magazine...

    Hans Adamson
    Art Vista Productions
    http://www.artvista.net/
    Hans Adamson
    Art Vista Productions
    http://www.artvista.net/

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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Hans,

    I think that Kornel is working on scripts for a number of sample libraries. Any chance that you could send him your B?

    I've been waiting a long time for this one, but I have to say that Kornel's work adds a new and very welcome dimension of realism to sampled pianos.

    Congrats on the B---even if you did reject my naming suggestion;-)

    DavidH

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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    David,

    Kornel has kindly offered to work with me with his scripts. However, initially I would like everyone to use it without scripts to get an idea of the realism possible just from the player itself.

    You had some interesting naming suggestions, but I was already locked into this name unfortunately ...

    Hans
    Hans Adamson
    Art Vista Productions
    http://www.artvista.net/

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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Hans,

    Please humor this technoignoramus. Does the "realism" you mentioned include sympathetic resonance?

    DavidH

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    Re: Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano

    Are we close to an exact launch date? I really curious to hear the "bass" and "treble" regions of this piano.

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    Alex Cremers

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