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#2874047 - 08/20/17 01:04 PM Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů
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But considering Iĺm just seeking for the Yamaha C7 samples (and I still donĺt have a Kontakt copy) I think is too much money to investů Could you give me some other C7 VSTs examples that sounds as good as the Keyscape?
Tks!!

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#2874062 - 08/20/17 02:02 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: dalpozlead]
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#2874073 - 08/20/17 04:38 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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thanks!, acousticsamples seems to have a great price now!

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#2874078 - 08/20/17 05:17 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: dalpozlead]
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Acoustic samples C7 is really good. It has become my go to.

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#2874115 - 08/20/17 10:09 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: George88]
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#2874171 - 08/21/17 06:48 AM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: Pete the bean]
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Ya, the Garritan CFX is really nice and was updated by them not too long ago.
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#2874189 - 08/21/17 07:24 AM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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That's pretty much my hesitation with Keyscape...there's a fair amount of stuff I don't need. I'm sure the electric pianos are great but there are some pretty cheap nice options for that.

I sure as heck don't want an MKS-20, I spent WAY too much time with one around 1990 or so trying to get a decent piano sound in a studio without an actual piano....the MKS-20 was what we had. For that time it was amazing but I don't think I could hear that sound again without twitching a little bit...


Edited by Stokely (08/21/17 07:24 AM)

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#2874518 - 08/22/17 04:11 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: Stokely]
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just to double check with you guys before I make the purchase as I'm also planning to buy Kontakt... any good Yamaha pianos inside Kontakt standard instruments?

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#2874546 - 08/22/17 07:51 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: dalpozlead]
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Also check the ProductionVoices C7, recently updated.

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#2874547 - 08/22/17 07:52 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: Fleer]
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And, lest I forget, ImpactSoundworks Pearl Grand, another C7.

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#2875668 - 08/28/17 02:08 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: Fleer]
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Thanks for so many tips..., but I've decided to use my job bonus to go for the Keyscape..., boy, the Yamaha is absolutely great!!!
hundreds of tweaking possibilities, beautiful sound and reverbs.
I'm just struggling to have access to the Omnisphere dedicated patches but I'm waiting for Spectrasonics support response.

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#2875676 - 08/28/17 03:34 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: dalpozlead]
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Just a heads up that Spectrasonics Keyscape/Omnisphere/STEAM engine demands a Mac/PC with some serious system resources available. You can't really cheap out. We're talking best in class i7 or Xeon, as much RAM as will hold, big SSD. Otherwise you wind up turning off a lot of the sweetness you are hearing in the Keyscape demos. If you're a home built PC guy, CaptainUnderpant is a good guy to talk to:
http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2835597/Re_Rebuilding_my_VST_Performan

Running it on a wimpy laptop will require:
https://441k.com/optimizing-keyscape-for-live-performance-92138de740c
Raising your buffer up
Sample thinning (AKA reducing samples used, stretching)
Reducing polyphony - as low as 16, or 10 even depending on what you're doing
Turning off FX, Pedaling FX etc.

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#2875695 - 08/28/17 06:34 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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I'll have to revisit the C7. I have no problem running it, but it seemed kind of flat an and static to me. (Not flat in terms of pitch, more like "unanimated")
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#2890270 - 11/14/17 01:08 PM Re: Loving the Keyscape Yamaha C7, butů [Re: Beethree]
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I usually end up eventually switching to another manufacturer's piano model for almost anything, but lately have found both Orange Tree Samples Rosewood Grand and Impact Soundworks Pearl to get me the most balanced Yamaha grand sound of any piano libraries (and I own dozens).

Pianoteq's own Yamaha add-on comes remarkably close, and only when being hyper-critical do I feel the need to replace it with samples. It's mostly due to other people's criticisms that I feel it safer to now use samples on final production.


Edited by Mark Schmieder (11/14/17 01:09 PM)
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