Topic: Layering piano sounds
Layering and 1-track recording using four presets from Pianoteq and one preset from Logic 8. I have Logic 8 (elementary sequencing version for the Mac - nothing special) Logic 8 can host several Pianoteq presets with each with its own GUI.
1) Pianoteq: Model B Wide ... faded out from middle "C" one octave down and silent on down to last note.
2) Pianoteq: K2 Bass & Piano split ... as is ... polyphony set to 16
3) Pianoteq: Vibraphone V-B Tremolo ... zoned and faded in and back out from one octave below middle "C" up to one octave above middle "C" ... polyphony set to 4
Special Note on Vibraphone: reverse velocity curve, that is, 0,80 to 127,0. This makes the Vibes silent when playing the piano mf but they fade in and the pianos fade out when playing pp.
4) Pianoteq: Model B wide ... fade out starting from middle "C" down about an octave to nothing. "0" from there down. (acoustic Basses now layered alone)
5) Logic 8: Up Bass ... zoned to stop at F above middle "C". This acoustic bass sample is pretty good but pretty good equates to excellent when layered with the bass from that K2 preset above.
My computer: MacBook OSX, V 10.7.5 running Logic 8 and the above presets.
Playing with this setup sounds like a jazz trio of Bass,Piano,Vibes - Fun!
As for layering two piano presets ... do it with a sequencing software application that can host Pianoteq - most can. Here is a sample: