Light and Sound Concert Grand

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Light and Sound Concert Grand

Post by Anders Wall » Apr 03, 2018 9:52 pm

Light and Sound are proud to announce our Concert Grand, the famous Steinway C in Studio One, Windmill Lane in the Concert Position - designed specifically to work both as a solo piano for classical works, but also sits beautifully within a wide range of other genres and styles - true to the nature of Windmill Lanes proud recording history and unique acoustic space.

Following our commitment to making the most versatile and playable instruments, the new Concert Grand features 11 mic positions, comprised of the world's finest microphones and everything you could possibly expect from a modern piano VST. Including repedalling (continuous repedalling), half pedalling, sympathetic resonance (and repedalling sympathetic resonance!), true customizable pedal resonance and all the control you could ever ask for:










The manual can be found here -->
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qDo ... 8SWBk/view

Available to buy now at an introductory offer of just $99 until 31st April http://lightandsoundsamples.com/concertgrand.html


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Re: Light and Sound Concert Grand

Post by fratveno » Apr 05, 2018 4:54 pm

Very disappointed. This Steinway sounds worn out and neither well regulated nor professionally prepared (piano)technically before being sampled. Scripting wise it's great. Playability great as well, but all mics lack bite and feels unresponsive to finer pianistic touches...

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Re: Light and Sound Concert Grand

Post by tack » Apr 05, 2018 7:19 pm

fratveno wrote:
Apr 05, 2018 4:54 pm
but all mics lack bite and feels unresponsive to finer pianistic touches...
I noticed this straightaway myself -- the timbre on the softer dynamics didn't play right for me -- but I won't have time to take it out for a proper spin until the weekend so I'm reserving judgment.

Even scripting-wise there were a few wonky moments I found that seemed to be tempered a bit with half-pedaling disabled. Need to pay a bit of attention on reproducing this.

BTW, I'd say welcome to the forum, fratveno, but you joined at the same time I did. So I'll just say Happy First Post instead. :)
- Jason

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Re: Light and Sound Concert Grand

Post by tack » Apr 07, 2018 5:39 pm

Spent a bit more time with it today and I remain disappointed as well.

The sampling philosophy used here of creating specific velocity zones per note (those needed to best capture the timbre changes of that note) isn't really working well. The timbre jumps are still quite noticeable, and it's even worse than with piano libraries having consistent velocity zones across all notes because now I can play a set of notes at a consistent velocity and have only some of those notes pop out due to pushing into the next layer.

So unfortunately yet another piano sample library hits the market that fails to live up to my personal gold standard of sample-based VIs, which remains Galaxy Vintage D. Too bad because I really liked the mic position flexibility of L&S.
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Re: Light and Sound Concert Grand

Post by Anders Wall » Apr 13, 2018 9:30 am

Check your spam folders there is a update for Light and Sound - Concert Grand 1.14.

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Re: Light and Sound Concert Grand

Post by Anders Wall » Apr 13, 2018 11:22 pm

From LS re: whats new in 1.14
It smooths the transition between velocity layers when appropriate. I'm actually intentionally not going to go in to details about how it does it (anyone who wants to find out can pretty easily since we keep the instrument unlocked) but instead see if it feels better to people, since that's the most important thing to us - if it feels and sounds like an improvement, then the process of how we did it shouldn't matter :)

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