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quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« on: March 05, 2016, 06:37:02 am »
Never posted before but I figured this was the right section for my question.

I've played piano for a long time, I'm trying to get to the point where I can afford to record real piano's w/ a high quality mic....but I'm not exactly there yet. Was just curious what you guys thought were some good piano VST's/patches/kontakt libraries, I know NI did The Giant (which I have) but theres only a handful of good piano's in there. A reference for a dope piano would be this track but I have a feeling the mixing is what really brought out the piano in this one.

https://soundcloud.com/marshmellomusic/bounce

Appreciate any feedback  :)

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Re: quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 11:17:10 am »
spitfire, alicia keys


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Re: quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 11:53:00 am »
Pianoteq is an awesome physically modeled piano.

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Re: quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 12:25:39 pm »
+1 for pianoteq.
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Re: quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 03:06:23 pm »
It depends on which 'feel' I'm after. But here are the ones I use the most, lately:

Kontakt (Alicia Keys library), and in the past Truepiano: for the more classic/acoustic piano feel.
Korg M1: For the 90's house piano. Totally rediscovered this one again.   
Nexus: For the more progressive house / pop dance like piano's.

But it's all a matter of taste too of course.


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Re: quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 04:01:32 pm »
Nexus has got a bunch of nice pianos. They're nothing ridiculous or groundbreaking but they're not too CPU intensive and they're pretty damn good.

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Re: quality piano synth's/kontakt libraries
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 04:33:27 pm »
I like Addictive Keys. It's not the most detailed one on the market (and it's cool to have some alternatives when you get tired of it), but that multi-mic mixer and synth-like filter section make it a nice nerdy plugin with surprisingly wide tone-shaping capabilities.
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