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#2966131 - 01/01/19 07:16 PM [ IF ALLOWED ]: True Keys (maybe also Ravenscroft) & Galaxy
Mark Schmieder Offline
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I am unable to find any info at VI Labs or Galaxy Instruments site, or any forum discussions using a web search, for whether these virtual pianos can be resold or not. As with the other stuff, I'd let them go for peanuts; just administrative costs.

Express your interest, and I'll contact the vendors and hope they get back to me, knowing also that they might be slow due to catch-up mode from holidays and preparing for NAMM.

I have way more than I need and it's just wasting once-again-valuable disc space, as I am trying to go all-SSD and that's still not cheap compared to HD's.

So I am consolidating around my very newest piano libraries, having reviewed them in all genres these past few weeks and done a lot of tweaking of settings. All of these are great, but it's more than I need anymore and I'll never use them again as well as replacing them on all existing tracks.

Galaxy has the Bluethner, Steinway, and Bosendorfer, plus a second Steinway
VI Labs has True Keys for Fazioli, Bechstein, and Steinway, and also Ravenscroft

I won't know about the Ravenscroft until later tonight or end of week, but it's probably overkill for me now that I have the C. Bechstein, which is replacing a lot of other stuff at this point.
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#2966191 - 01/02/19 04:07 AM Re: [ IF ALLOWED ]: True Keys (maybe also Ravenscroft) & Galaxy [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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#2966263 - 01/02/19 10:03 AM Re: [ IF ALLOWED ]: True Keys (maybe also Ravenscroft) & Galaxy [Re: Griswold]
Mark Schmieder Offline
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Ravenscroft isn't needed either, it turns out. I'm finding the Bechstein covers most of my non-Steinway needs for brighter and more percussive piano sounds (including Fazioli and Ravenscroft as well as Yamaha), but I do occasionally still need Hammersmith (vs. VSL Synchron Pianos Steinway D), Wavesfactory Mercury, and a few others.

Griswold has dibs at this point, if I find out the vendors do allow resale, which seems likely to be case-by-case as with many other vendors who don't explicitly state one way or the other.

I've never released any material that uses anything I'm ready to part with (or used any of it live), so hopefully that will make vendors agreeable.
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#2966286 - 01/02/19 11:25 AM Re: [ IF ALLOWED ]: True Keys (maybe also Ravenscroft) & Galaxy [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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I would be interested in whatever you are offering regarding True Keys and especially Ravenscroft.

Admittedly, I am in the dark regarding how to install thee or what to install them in. I have never messed with software , but have heard so much about Ravenscroft etc.

Get back to me with whatever info you have if these are transferable etc.

Mark in Salem Oregon

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#2968575 - 01/12/19 06:32 PM Re: [ IF ALLOWED ]: True Keys (maybe also Ravenscroft) & Galaxy [Re: LX88]
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Galaxy Pianos are available but True Pianos are not. I have worked out the details with the vendor, but am super-sick and barely able to stay awake so will have to investigate details later. That is, it's a $25 license transfer fee, but I don't know whether the three Galaxy Pianos are considered one product or three. I just know that Vintage D was a separate purchase.
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#2968929 - 01/14/19 08:59 PM Re: [ IF ALLOWED ]: True Keys (maybe also Ravenscroft) & Galaxy [Re: Mark Schmieder]
Mark Schmieder Offline
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I forgot to update this due to being so sick.

The Galaxy pianos are treated as one product for the suite of three.

Vintage D was always a separate product, so is a separate license transfer. That one represents a 1920 D274 model (Hamburg).

The suite of 3 is of course the other Steinway (the modern D270, Hamburg), along with the 1929 Bluethner Model 150 Baby Grand (1929, Leipzig), and the Bosendorfer Imperial 290.

Although the Bluethner is fairly unique in the sampling world, I can live without it, as I am wedded to the new Vienna Synchron Pianos and the C. Bechstein Digital Grand.

Given that the Galaxy stuff is two products (the suite of 3, and the Vintage D), they don't have to be sold together. It's a simple $25 transfer fee for either one, via Best Service (a great web store for virtual instruments).

I also found out that anything I bought with Best Service can be resold, so the PSound stuff might be up for sale too, once I review whether I'm still using any of it after some recent new library purchases that may have made it redundant.

If you see anything else at Best Service that you'd like, just let me know. It is definitely the case though, that the majority of what I've bought with them are not only in my top tier (like Galaxy Pianos) but still in my everyday use pool.
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