Really nice piano and harpsichord .XRNI's i made

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Ok, sorry guys but this is taking up too much bandwidth, and with the switch of ISP’s i can’t really afford it right now.
PM me if you’re interested in these piano/harpsichord sounds.

(see below in this thread - i’m keeping the original posts here)
Anyway, here’s the bulk of what’s relevant…

(original post(s) follow, if it’s of any interest to anyone)

pianoteq by modartt has a Windows, Linux and MacOS version

Thanks, is it any good?

I don’t know about Pianissimo, but Pianoteq has all the features I need in a piano model: pedals, physic parameters, high dynamic

Finally got around to downloading the demo versions of Pianoteq “stage” and standard… you’re right, this VST kicks ass!! :D :D

(somehow belated) thanks for the tip!

I sampled it and created a really nice piano .xrni with 2 notes per octave at 8 velocity layers (though this crude experiment is just the beginning) …anyone interested i can link =)

If license allows for it, share please.

It sounds really nice, but the price tag is too high for my hobby.

Here’s a decent one if i say so myself, 4 notes per octave and 8 velocity layers - it’s around 30 megs. Samples are dry with no reverb, flac compressed, 44.1k/16bit/mono but panned around to get a nice stereo field. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think :D/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

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I just made a 22KHz version of it, which is around 18 megs. Sound quality degrades a bit, but it’s good for practicing through an old laptop which doesn’t have much memory or very good speakers =)

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Shaved off a couple of megs by properly fading out most of the samples, and cutting off silence at the end. Also corrected a few clicks at the beginning of some notes.

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Tweaked it some more, this time i added some overlapping keyzones, keeping the filesize about the same but effectively doubling the number of velocity layers, smoothing the transition between samples of different notes, and also adding a “softness” to the overall sound :D/>/>/>/> :D/>/>/>/>

Here’s what it sounds like playing a .mid file of a known Mozart piece, with a bit of reverb and EQ:

…and a new version of my tune “Sanctity” on soundcloud using this xrni:

Tell me what you think!

Here’s another one of the “grand K1” model i did. This one has a brighter sound and slightly less dynamics (you can always adjust the “height” of the velocity layers) but it has a special “up close” presence to it, imho sounds better with a bit less reverb… anyway here it is:

Next, harpsichord sounds :D These will take a lot less space, since they don’t use velocity dynamics because they’re harpsichords. Please let me know if anyone’s interested, if so i’ll share them also on this message board.

Oops, corrected the lower range on that K1 piano (the low A and B flat were missing)

So here’s the harpsichord sound - about 8 megs since it’s only 1 layer:

Hey, thanks a lot for these! Could you please reupload the non-overlapping xrni’s though, please - I’m hearing a strange phase cancellation effect.

…yeah, giving it a better listen i get what you mean… anyway, here they are (44k and 22k) without overlapping layers —>

ah, that’s great! I can’t thank you enough!

Thanks for the xrni’s!

Thanks! Nice XRNI’s d()()d

Pianoteq is awesome. BTW, the demo version is fairly permissive. You can get a lot of mileage using the demo and rendering parts as needed.

I’m saving up for a license though. The linux port is a real bonus for me…

Hehe, i even have a .xrns setup to render all the notes i need into a big .wav file, then i just split it into parts for each sample. The results are… well, see above =)
(they’d be even better if renoise instruments weren’t limited to 256 samples)

I would too if it wasn’t so damn expen$$$ive :panic: !!! I mainly (and pretty much only) use linux, so no linux port would be kind of a deal-breaker for me. There’s always wine, but… :wacko:

I actually think it would be preferable to render per-part if you have the patience to deal with the workflow. The nice thing about physical modeling is you get the strings resonating against each other in a chord. Resonance is dependent on volume, damper pedal state, etc and gives you a very dynamic sound. You lose all that when you render note by note into a rompler.

Per part? i don’t get what you mean …do you mean each element of the sound ie. the string vibration, then the sounds of hammers against the strings, etc…?

Are any of these still available - I found one (partially) in an old tune, but can`t find it in my archives

Please seed

Yes i was just looking for these the other day, any chance of putting it on sendspace or media fire etc? I’m after the piano mostly, remember it sounding good but my old computer died on me and am rebuilding my library of sounds!