Hey dudes. I need to grab some acoustic piano and electric piano VI's. I'm liking the Addictive Keys demos quite a bit. popmann Jamie, I know you're not a huge fan.
What else should I look into? Is it Scarbee that everyone loves for e pianos?
I get a free license from XLN from a bundled thing so I'll get one for free. But I think the grand and the upright and the Rhodes all sound really nice. Then again, I've never been too in-the-know on VI's. But I have a new baby in the house and I'm back in school and the times when I can mic stuff up upstairs are more limited. Need some VI's.
Yes, keyscape is the one to go for. It's just awesome. The braunschweig thing is cool although I've always thought it had some weird frequencies you have to tame when trying to make it fit in a mix. It's got a lot of character though.
Keyscape - It’s definitely the most realistic sounding in the mix to me. It’s something about the dynamics that sounds more realistic to me. There’s a lot of superfluous stuff with it, but it’s kind of like “ok, piano and wurly/Rhoades are taken care of now...not that I really use them that often.
Kinda looks like Keyscapes is it. I like the one stop shop as long as it's all at the highest level. Seems consensus is that Spectrasonics is at the top of the heap. Those electric sounds are pretty jaw dropping.
I don't always want a grand piano but the Addictive upright will help out there.
The Ravenscroft is pretty fabulous. Sonic Couture's Clav is the best that I've heard. I would love to hear the Keyscape stuff, but I have a real Rhodes and Wurly, so I don't know that it would get much use.