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Are There Any Digital Pianos That Come Close to Sounding Like This Fazioli? (Read 2618 times)

Offline raidan96

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I've never heard such a unique sound from a piano before. It seems to sound halfway between a piano and a harp. I know Fazioli is in a class of its own, but I am just curious if any of you have had experience with digital pianos that are reminiscent of this Fazioli's bright sound as if almost it makes use of plucking instead of hammering. Unfortunately, I can't even find the model number of the instrument in the video so if anyone could at least shed some light on that it would be greatly appreciated and satisfy a deep curiosity I have. Thanks!

Offline hfmadopter

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I don't know of any third party software that has modeled Fazioli pianos in any iteration and I don't think you will find it on board any digital piano with it's stock sound engine. However, I don't get 'harp" out of that recording fwiw either. I do get harmonic over toning and that is model able in several softwares available and some of those softwares highly adjustable. If not to perfection but still better than standard digital piano on board sounds.

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Offline pvastola

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Ivory software has a sample set for "Italian Grand" which is in all probability a Fazioli sample. I have not played it, but I own Ivory II and it's Steinway D, Bosendorfer Imperial and Yamaha C7 are very playable and deeply editable. The software has a stand alone mode and works as a plugin with a number of digital audio workstations including Pro Tools. Although I prefer my C7 for playing enjoyment, the Ivory software is quite satisfying and useful. You can edit the midi data to remove mistakes and timing errors and play pieces in alternate keys by transposing the instruments. I think the basic software is around $400 and the Italian grand sample is a couple hundred more. You should have a good weighted action digital keyboard to enjoy the software. Check it out.

Offline jimbo320

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I played that piece on my Yamaha C4 through a Marshall DSL 40C amp using reverb effect and came seriously close to sounding the sound you're after...
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Offline pvastola

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Jimbo, Are you referring to a Yamaha CP-4 digital piano?  (There is no Yamaha C4 grand). As fine a combo amp as the Marshall DSL 40 may be, its 12" speaker was never intended to reproduce high frequency sound components. It's impossible that this amp and speaker, intended for guitar could very closely approximate high fidelity reproduction needed to accurately reproduce the frequency range and harmonic overtones of a world class acoustic piano.  12" guitar speakers typically roll off drastically beyond 6 khz, well below harmonics generated by an acoustic grand.  I don't dispute that you find the sound you hear pleasing, and the Yamaha digital pianos sound are very good but the microphones (it looks like at least 1 AKG 414 is over the piano) and recording system used to capture the Fazioli would, before the YouTube sound degradation, reveal gorgeous highs not possible with a digital piano and guitar amp combo. I expect the Yamaha digital sounds very good with headphones tho.