Re: Grotrian concert released
Ye guys should put FXPs of your modifications up to the FXP corner so we can try them out.
I would consider doing that, but the primary reason for my own modifications is to compensate for the irregularities of my particular, specific MIDI keyboard, and not the piano model itself, of which I am very impressed. My MIDI keyboard, a StudioLogic SL88 Grand, has some eccentricities; C6 (the sixth C counting from the bottom of the 88-key keyboard toward the top) always sounds "hot," for example, too loud and with too strong a velocity (hard hammer strike even when pressed with only moderate force), regardless of which Pianoteq instrument model I choose.
The Pianoteq developers have already done a great job at editing and adjusting the various parameters of a particular piano instrument, as can be seen if one looks at their note-by-note adjustments using the Note Edit feature of Pianoteq Pro, using the particular physical instrument (such as the specific Grotrian Concert Royal grand piano they were modeling) as their guide.
I'm guessing that most other adjustments that a person might want to make are to compensate for the problems or eccentricities of one's own MIDI keyboard, one's reference speakers or headphones, one's instrumental setup when playing in a musical group, or one's particular taste in the general sound of the piano or other Pianoteq instrument for all or some of that instrument's range(s). For example, when using the Ruckers Harpsichord, one might wish to compensate to some extent for the fact that the lower, bass strings are much louder than the shorter treble strings, by increasing the volume, progressively, of the higher notes of that instrument in Pianoteq (although that would not sound authentic).
Regarding the Grotrian grand piano, since it's introduction when I am playing or practicing at the keyboard, especially with good headphones, the instrument sounds so convincing in comparison to acoustic pianos I have owned or played in the past, and I become so engaged with my playing, that it is with surprise that I occasionally remember that I am playing a modeled instrument.