Nord has announced The Royal Grand 3D – a new piano virtual instrument that was recorded using a dummy head binaural microphone.… Read More Nord Intros Royal Grand 3D Piano Library
Wavesfactory has released Mercury – a new grand piano sample library for Kontakt Player that’s based on Freddy Mercury’s Fazioli F228 piano.… Read More Freddie Mercury’s Piano Now Available As A Virtual Instrument
This video, by Taipei reader Wiwi Kuan, compares 23 virtual pianos, including the new Keyscape, Ivory II, PianoTeq 5, Yamaha Motif, Roland, EZkeys, Reason Pianos and more. Each demo features Kuan’s performance of Springtime Sundays, so the video highlights the differences between the various virtual pianos. Turn on CC or see the notes below for details on the… Read More 23 Virtual Pianos Compared
Sound Magic has released Ruby Grand, a modeled Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.… Read More Sound Magic Releases Ruby Grand, A Modeled Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
Sunday Synth Jam: Reader Timo Loosli shared this performance video, capturing a live performance on grand piano & Roland Jupiter 6 of his track, Ascent. Here’s what he has to say about the performance:
At the 2016 NAMM Show. This week, Nord Keyboard has introduced their latest instrument, the Nord Piano 3. The piano makes use of a new keyboard technology, and has improved grand weighted action, “Ivory touch” and expanded memory for the Nord Piano Library.
Developer Dan Trueman has introduced bitKlavier – a digital prepared piano for iOS. Like the prepared piano, the “prepared digital piano” feels just like a piano under the hands and often sounds like one, but it is full of surprises. Instead of bolts and screws stuck between the piano strings, virtual machines of various sorts adorn… Read More bitKlavier A Digital Prepared Piano For iOS
This video, via MinutePhysics, takes a quick look at why tuning a piano is so complicated – and summarizes the tuning compromises that are inherent in equal-tempered tuning.