MIDI Controlled piano's in your area?

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Contributor Since: Nov 11, 2007

Hey guys,

I have a couple piano parts I'm working on that I can play, technically...but I need to practice to pull them off live, I don't have time for that right now, and I don't want to mess with the hassle of punching in and matching my performance. I've recorded/automated midi tracks instead, and I'd like to run them through a midi controlled real piano.

I found a nice MIDI controlled concert grand piano that I'm going to use for one of the songs, but I could really use something a little more rock and roll for the other song. It's about 4:30 in length. Know anywhere I might find something like that? Maybe an upright or a spinet or something? I wish my spinet was midi controlled...maybe I can work that into my hobby list some day.

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Since: Nov 11, 2007

Jul 18, 2012 12:35 am

How about a midi controlled piano virtual instrument? I have a .mid file, if you could shoot it back to me as a 88.2 wav that would be cool. Just trying to get idea for what different virtual pianos sound like.

Since: Dec 04, 2007

Jul 18, 2012 05:20 pm

Quincy, have you looked at this VST?


They use a hybrid sampled/modeled engine, but the samples are from a Yamaha C7. They are a smaller developer, but they have put out some nice softies in the past.

I liked the sound of it, and I think it's one of the better free pianos available if not one of the best. It was mentioned the release trigger was a little funny sounding, but it may have been fixed in one of the more recent updates. It's a little big @ 160-ish MB in size. But not as large as pure sample libraries. :P

I think it would work well for a mock performance.

I'd like to help on the actual hardware midi-controlled piano front, but the only ones I know of are those fancy digital pianos over in the West Music shop here in town. (and I'm not sure they'd appreciate me coming in out of the blue and recording to my laptop, haha!)

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Jul 23, 2012 04:56 pm

I have a bunch of piano patches I could run your .mid file through, but none are really very good rock pianos in my opinion. Wouldn't mind doing it if you wanted me to, though. Other issue is I'm not sure if I have the ability to send a 88.2 wave file... hmmm.

Music is everything
Since: Apr 01, 2010

Jul 24, 2012 11:52 am

Quincy, did you ever find one?

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