Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

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Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

Postby Tiger Jackson » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:36 am

I prefer to have things all in one, so i tend to use my esq-1 for piano sounds..even though it's kinda dated -sounding.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

Postby danbroad » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:06 pm

I use a Kawai piano as a MIDI controller. Then again, I'm a classically trained pianist and often I just play the piano. No synth gives the full piano experience in the same way - keys action, soundboard resonance, pedals, vibrations through your feet... I guess those things are important to you or they're not.

The top of a piano real estate makes for a great synth box setup, so my piano doubles as a kckass OTB workstation hub. If I were just after a good piano sound to multitrack, though, I'd buy Modartt Pianoteq or Kontakt and be done.
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Re: Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

Postby madmarkmagee » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:25 pm

Like comparing apples with oranges. A synth like the esq-1 piano sounds don't really sound like a piano. They are "pianoish". Not saying at all there's anything wrong with them. Just stating the obvious... they don't sound like a piano.
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Re: Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

Postby madmarkmagee » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:29 pm

I mean, there is much in the way of rompler/vsti that makes piano sounds that sound much like a piano. I'm sure some digital pianos have good keyboards, but their sound is probably comparative to the romplers/vsti out there in likeness to a piano; maybe even worse. A real piano on the other hand, sounds really like a piano...
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Re: Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

Postby Mino » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:49 pm

Synths with piano sounds = Nord Stage comes to mind. It has an underestimated synth section. Might come in handy at times. Especially with layering and morph usage.
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Re: Digital piano vs synths with piano sounds

Postby Tiger Jackson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:14 pm

Ok i see. I'm not a piano player so i just don't know what to expect from one.
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