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Topic: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - ENTRIES

PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - ENTRIES

Here you can link to your own video on Youtube and participate in the Pianoteq video contest.

Click the Reply button and paste the Youtube URL of your video in your message. The video will automatically be displayed. Feel free to provide some further information about the video that you feel might be of interest to the readers. If you do not have any forum user account yet, you can create one here.

The contest is open to everyone. If you are not yet a registered Pianoteq user, you may use the latest trial version which you can download here.

Rules in short:

  • Only one entry per contestant is allowed.

  • The video needs to be new, not published before October 9th 2017.

  • It needs to be clear on the video that you are using Pianoteq 6, either by showing the interface, talking about Pianoteq 6 or displaying Pianoteq 6 in text.

  • The video needs to be uploaded to Youtube.

Further instructions, voting information and the complete rules are available here.

Here are a few tips on how to create and upload your own Youtube video:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-YouTube-Video
http://www.wikihow.com/Upload-a-Video-to-YouTube

We accept new entries until (and including) November 5th 2017.

Good luck!

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https://youtu.be/Hhwnnl9LRvc
I have nothing to lose smile and maybe my recording of Chopin's Nocturne in b-flat minor op.9 no.1 made with Pianoteq 6 will gain Your appreciation.

Good Luck to all other contestants !

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Kacper_ek wrote:

https://youtu.be/Hhwnnl9LRvc
I have nothing to lose smile and maybe my recording of Chopin's Nocturne in b-flat minor op.9 no.1 made with Pianoteq 6 will gain Your appreciation.

Good Luck to all other contestants !

Beautiful!!!!

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Very nice indeed -

Lanny

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu3iSYgucCY

Here is my improvisational entry with really long resonating sound smile

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mXX1OpbiuI

I'm an adult beginner using Pianoteq 6 Stage - here's my entry. Don't mind the amateur set-up and spaghetti wires! wink

Good Luck all!

[Edit:] Fixed link. Previously, it said "(Skip to 23s)".

Last edited by Law (16-10-2017 01:38)

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https://youtu.be/bGICn67iJp8

Here's my ballad-style arrangement of Autumn Leaves.

Good luck to everyone else!

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https://youtu.be/cwYwGcaaHFM

This is based on an original string quartet I wrote to remember a good mate. Here it is arranged to a variety of Pianoteq instruments and adds a drum track.

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Here is my modest submission.  Solo piano accompanied by a reading of Wallace Stevens' 1919 poem Anecdote of the Jar:

https://youtu.be/Dw2P_ouoYzQ

Last edited by rael007 (14-10-2017 16:14)

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rael007 wrote:

Here is my modest submission.  Solo piano accompanied by a reading of Wallace Stevens' 1919 poem Anecdote of the Jar:

https://youtu.be/Dw2P_ouoYzQ

Absolutely insane! Not even borderline. Love it!!

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Hello, here is my contribution to this contest.
Good luck to all of us wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veRh_3ftaBE&t=82s

Last edited by stamkorg (23-10-2017 20:23)

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Hi there guys !

Here's my entry with the awesome Pianoteq 6 !
There's some midi learn automation i did, to control dynamics and sustain(although they are not visible in the video)
Hope you enjoy , like & share wink
https://youtu.be/hIMluo8eHU8

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honjr wrote:
rael007 wrote:

Here is my modest submission.  Solo piano accompanied by a reading of Wallace Stevens' 1919 poem Anecdote of the Jar:

https://youtu.be/Dw2P_ouoYzQ

Absolutely insane! Not even borderline. Love it!!

Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.

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Here is my submission for the 2017 contest.. A short original piece done with Harp, Marimba, Celeste, Xylophone and Bluthner Grand Piano.  Always great to see what everyone comes up with.        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HqsuOYc-OU

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stamkorg wrote:

Hello, here is my contribution to this contest.
Good luck to all of us wink

(Gnossienne 4 by Erik Satie)

*** Wonderful ***

Last edited by Stephen_Doonan (16-10-2017 11:22)

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Stephen_Doonan wrote:
stamkorg wrote:

Hello, here is my contribution to this contest.
Good luck to all of us wink

(Gnossienne 4 by Erik Satie)

*** Wonderful ***

Thank you very much

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"Misty" jazz standard piece in C major performed by Lukáš Zapletal. Piano is Roland FP-30 and the sound is of course pure PianoTeq 6 virtual instrument (trial/demo version with nag screen and few notes silenced) running on Fedora Linux 26 (thanks for Linux support, yay!). Completely recorded in the standalone version.

I started an year ago with piano, this is very simplified version in bad tempo. Also my very first jazz piece, so my expression is perhaps completely wrong. And I misspelled Erroll Garner in the titles embedded in the video, apologies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CUuocnn5k8

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Hi All,
Just discovered Pianoteq and this user forum. Very impressed with the creativity and skill and glad to be part of the community. I was starting to write a piece with the MKI Rain Stick voice, which I found very intriguing. But I realized I'm not going to have the time to finish it (maybe next year). So here's a short piece I wrote a while back. Good luck everyone, I look forward to listening to all of your entries.

https://youtu.be/3znNeU5ZiDQ

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My version of the beautiful swedish folk song, ”Who can sail without wind”. Playing first the melody and then my 4 variations, modified Bluethner, Ptq 6.0.1. Take into account when listening, that I tried to get a sound like an old Grand Bluethner I once heard, a bit out of tune, much used, room had bad acustics. As I remember, when a friend was playing and I enjoying with my head just under the lid. That was the first time I got really impressed with the resonance of the strings, soundboard and cabinet, and how they together influence/affect the sound. Because of this, my sound probably is different from  the other contestants. As we know, there is no ”one right” sound, nevertheless, I hope you find something interesting and like my entry. Only trying to be inventive with Ptq in a different way.
https://youtu.be/W1Scem5VuGE

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@Pianoteqenthusiast

Very nice variations and a calm, soothing song. smile

I might add also that after seeing many swedish-based series (such as the Wallanders) on television, I find the countryside looks a lot like Québec's in places, with a lot more seashore of course!

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Thank you, Gilles, for your nice words. I am so touched.

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Such a pleasant series of variations! What did you do to alter the basic Bluethner sound? Whatever you did, it greatly enhanced the rendition.

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Pianoteq contest 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InGXLbP … e=youtu.be

Take five piano recorded with pianoteq 6 - piano model d

Enjoy

Last edited by AntonioMS (19-10-2017 21:23)

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Quite nice!  Just shows me that I really need to split my brain function in two so that I can get my left hand to do things quite independently of my right.  Good for Take Five, good for Tangos, and good for any Ray Manzarek tunes from The Doors ("Gee, guys, your keyboardist is fantastic with all his complex tunes...and the bassist is great as well -- Oh, wait a second, the bassist is just the keyboardist's left hand?!").

Last edited by dklein (20-10-2017 10:17)

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Dean Drummond's Cloud Garden II for a pianist also playing celeste and twelve tuned almglocken. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDJynKrgBro

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Beautiful music and video ! Surely proves pianoteq is a great tool for serious contemporary music. At my age, 1974 is still contemporary... wink

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@Larry Ayers

Thank you, Larry Ayers, for your kind words. I did so many things to the Bluethner sound so I think this is not the right place to describe it. Maybe after the contest.

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Many nice videos around...  smile

I have a question. Can a formal friendly video response offensive somehow to the creator of the main video ?

I was imagining that a video repsonse to the great video Hugh Sung created years ago about Pianoteq, could be usefull. The response video appears as a link bellow the original vieo, am I right or that had changed in yputube rules ?

As far as I remamber many people had requested High SUng to record a update of his video, using pianoteq 5 (and pianoteq 6 now). This would be perfect to give a idea of pianoteq evolution.

Last edited by Beto-Music (22-10-2017 16:09)

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contest-time again
https://youtu.be/k9qWxAD3maA

There's no way to defeat all the crack-piano-players - they've always won the contests!!!
But I hope, you'll like it anyway!!!

Good luck and thanks for watching!

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hello, for my first intervention on this forum here's a small piece for the contest of this year
i hope you will enjoy it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5tGsM-M4b0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh91viU66QQ
Hello
Here is my participation in "Pianoteq Video Contest 2017" resolutely in a contemporary and microtonal aesthetic. The composition was written with Opusmodus and played in Ableton Live with six instances of Pianoteq (modified TubularBells, modified ConcertArp recording, Steinway D Classical Recording A, modified Celesta, modified Cinbalom, modified original ChurchBells, Steinway D Classical Recording BA) and completed with a Ircam Solo Instruments bank instance (flute, Horn, Cello) read via the UVI Workstation The microtonal frequencies are created in Opusmodus with a programmation that adjusts midicents.
A video playback in HD and listening to headphones is recommended.

Last edited by deb76 (25-10-2017 13:11)

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Hello, decided to do a little something for the contest smile I began learning piano not too long ago so instead of going for a full song I went for a short movie about something else... wink A bit of a different idea then most entries here, I hope you like it smile There is a few seconds of me playing though.

https://youtu.be/od9y--fA7Oo

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deb76 wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh91viU66QQ
Hello
Here is my participation in "Pianoteq Video Contest 2017" resolutely in a contemporary and microtonal aesthetic. The composition was written with Opusmodus and played in Ableton Live with six instances of Pianoteq (modified TubularBells, modified ConcertArp recording, Steinway D Classical Recording A, modified Celesta, modified Cinbalom, modified original ChurchBells, Steinway D Classical Recording BA) and completed with a Ircam Solo Instruments bank instance (flute, Horn, Cello) read via the UVI Workstation The microtonal frequencies are created in Opusmodus with a programmation that adjusts midicents.
A video playback in HD and listening to headphones is recommended.

Interesting work. I didn't know about Opusmodus and it seems quite powerful for algorithmic composition, a subject I'm interested in. I'll look further into it, thanks! smile

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Kacper_ek wrote:

https://youtu.be/Hhwnnl9LRvc
I have nothing to lose smile and maybe my recording of Chopin's Nocturne in b-flat minor op.9 no.1 made with Pianoteq 6 will gain Your appreciation.

Good Luck to all other contestants !

Super!  What piano voice did you use?  I see you have the velocity curve pulled down a bit in the bass, and the harmonics adjusted as well.  Your performance really does justice to Pianoteq.  I'm declaring you a winner already.

Pianoteq Pro 6.x - Linux Mint 18.2 - Mate Desktop

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Michikawa wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu3iSYgucCY

Here is my improvisational entry with really long resonating sound smile

Very soothing.  I may add it to my Yoga Mix recording.

Pianoteq Pro 6.x - Linux Mint 18.2 - Mate Desktop

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GRB wrote:

Super!  What piano voice did you use?  I see you have the velocity curve pulled down a bit in the bass, and the harmonics adjusted as well.  Your performance really does justice to Pianoteq.  I'm declaring you a winner already.

Thank you very much, It's very kind of you. smile About velocity curve - I'm using this one, because of dynamic precision it gives me. I used to play analogue pianos and now, when I play mostly on my VPC1 this velocity, in my opinion, is the best. There are built velocity curves inside VPC1, but they are little bit over combined to my taste of analogue touch (even the one dedicated to Pianoteq).
About piano voice - as you can see on my YT movie - it's Steinway model D Chamber Recording - I used it to give some breath to the sound.

Best regards to you and all other contestant of the 2017 competition.

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https://youtu.be/9xPiyvvwOiM

Thank you.

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Now THAT's a Stream-of-Consciousness medley!

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Very amusing! Some original superpositions and transitions by composer ChopBeethWag... And finally it sounds at the end like an anniversary gift for a music-loving person... smile

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mcmxlv .... So glad to hear you chose the K2 for your work and also noted the half-pedaling at the end.  Nice work.

Lanny

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRlo2LtHaqY&t=240s

Dear Pianoteq Forum,

so as a long time MIDI guitarist who has just discovered Pianoteq 6 a few days ago and being totally blown away, I step into the "lions den" of piano players and dare to present my first piece of Pianoteq work played on a Frameworks classical MIDI guitar -  built by Frank Krocker in Germany - through a Roland GI 20 GK-MIDI Interface.
I hope you like it - but anyway I am very grateful to have discovered a truly playable modeled instrument and this great forum at last.

All the best to all the participants and thanks a lot for the great inspiration!

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Beautiful piece and great playing! So strange to see a guitar and hear a piano...usually it's the other way around, playing a keyboard and hearing a harp for instance. smile

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https://youtu.be/TznXB4RinL0

This is the first time I've entered the competition, and it's a piece of my own called Pulse Vortex 122. The piece has quite a slow start, but please listen through to the end -- I'd like some feedback about whether you think the rhythmic section towards the end works or not.

I've just listened through to almost all of last year's entries, and am currently working through this year's. I'm in awe at some of the wonderful pieces I'm hearing. Good luck to everyone!

Tablabroke

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Keytar61 wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRlo2LtHaqY&t=240s
As a long time MIDI guitarist who has just discovered Pianoteq 6 a few days ago and being totally blown away, I step into the "lions den" of piano players and dare to present my first piece of Pianoteq work played on a Frameworks classical MIDI guitar -  built by Frank Krocker in Germany - through a Roland GI 20 GK-MIDI Interface.
I hope you like it - but anyway I am very grateful to have discovered a truly playable modeled instrument and this great forum at last.

Very interesting.  Shows off the potential of Pianoteq to very successfully enhance the voice of a guitar.

Pianoteq Pro 6.x - Linux Mint 18.2 - Mate Desktop

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https://youtu.be/Y7G6wifwyMw

here's my entry

Warmest Regards,

Chris

p.s.Thank you Niclas

Last edited by sigasa (27-10-2017 16:38)
The secretions of crustaceans are these sea creatures' special features!
A.k.a. I like shells!

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Oh such beautiful piano playing, exquisite arrangement and nice piano tone!

Thank you sigasa!

Roger

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Keytar61 wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRlo2LtHaqY&t=240s

Dear Pianoteq Forum,

so as a long time MIDI guitarist who has just discovered Pianoteq 6 a few days ago and being totally blown away, I step into the "lions den" of piano players and dare to present my first piece of Pianoteq work played on a Frameworks classical MIDI guitar -  built by Frank Krocker in Germany - through a Roland GI 20 GK-MIDI Interface.
I hope you like it - but anyway I am very grateful to have discovered a truly playable modeled instrument and this great forum at last.

All the best to all the participants and thanks a lot for the great inspiration!

Hello Eddie, it's very nice but I think you must play with less curve velocity, for me you want to hear guitar with a piano sound and not a piano playing with a guitar. I say that but it's a really nice tune.

En français si possible, merci. :o)

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Dear Gilles,
thanks a lot for the compliment - it is the first time that I played only the VI sound without the guitar sound mixed with it and I dared to do that because Pianoteq 6 has such a great sound and playability.

@GRB
Thanks so much - this is the first time since 1994 in my MIDI guitar experience that I thought it to be tasteful enough to use just the VI sound without the guitar pickup sound and I will experiment further on that with the pianos and the vibraphones.

@Lylo
Glad that you basically seemed to like it, but unfortunately I don't really know what your proposed improvement is supposed to mean.
Si tu veut, tu peut le dire encore une fois en francais mais mercy beaucoup pour le compliment.

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Keytar61 wrote:

@Lylo
Glad that you basically seemed to like it, but unfortunately I don't really know what your proposed improvement is supposed to mean.
Si tu veut, tu peut le dire encore une fois en francais mais mercy beaucoup pour le compliment.

The sound is a little bit hard, a pianist don't play with so "attack", try with the curve preset "moderatly fast keyboard" or "fast keyborad" you will understand what I mean.
But you know, it's a difficult part of a piano vsti, the good tweaking of the velocity curve, some pianists aren't use the goods features.
Sorry for my small english (and thanks Google translate for is help). smile

En français si possible, merci. :o)

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This is my entry with the last part of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.

I performed this piece with 2 Pianoteq instruments, the Streicher piano (on the left) and the Ruckers harpsichord as vocals (on the right), as well as my self-made orchestra recording. The diapason is set to 432 Hz in order to make the performance closer to Beethoven's period.

Both the Pianoteq instruments have been adjusted note-by-note to obtain more inequality and realism. They also have their own microphone settings (instead of the Player 2 setting shown on the Pinaoteq screen) each with at least 2 pairs of mics.

The Ruckers harpsichord is used as the soli and chorus. With 7 different register combinations, it can simulate different parts of the vocals.

The orchestra sounds and recording are made by myself. The strings are non-vibrato with warm and silky timbre. The woodwinds and brass mostly originate from period instruments, which are more similar to what Beethoven could hear (if he weren't deaf).

Hope you'll enjoy this entry smile

https://youtu.be/s3DqHezLFuM

Last edited by Gnusmas (28-10-2017 05:41)
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