With all the different virtual pianos that are available, it can be difficult to choose just one.
Wouldn’t it be easier if Jordan Rudess just demo’d them all for you?
That’s the idea behind this set of videos, created by YouTube user jacosmith86:
I have assembled here a collection of Yamaha pianos, all demoed with the same MIDI file, “Grand Illusion” by Jordan Rudess. This song always impressed me with its incredible dynamic range, and I thought it a great clip to display the power of a Grand Piano. I selected this clip because of how it demonstrates the full range of dynamics across nearly the entire keyboard.
Part 1 offers a comparison of Yamaha C7 piano virtual instruments, including:
- Sampletekk The Big One (Convolution IR added)
- Sampletekk Seven Seas Grand (Convolution IR added)
- Reason Pianos Yamaha C7 Close Mics (Convolution IR added)
- Reason Pianos Yamaha C7 Jazz Mics
- Native Instruments Alicia’s Keys (Dry w/ Convolution IR added)
- Post Musical Instruments Yamaha C7 (Convolution IR added)
Part 2 compares various Steinway D piano virtual instruments:
- 4Front True Pianos Amber (Ambient Preset)
- Galaxy Vintage D (Concert Grand Preset)
- Galaxy Steinway (Concert Grand Preset)
- Sampletekk Black Grand Close (Convolution IR added)
- Sampletekk Black Grand Medium
- Sampletekk Black Grand Ambient
- Reason Pianos Steinway D Close Mics (Convolution IR added)
- Reason Pianos Steinway D Jazz Mics
- Native Instruments New York Concert Grand (With Overtones Preset; Convolution IR added)
- Vir2 VI.ONE Black Grand
- Post Musical Instruments Old Lady 1923 Steinway (Convolution IR added)
- Post Musical Instruments Steinway D (Convolution IR added)
While these videos don’t demo every possible option, they do highlight the wide range of options that are available for piano virtual instruments.
Got a favorite?