So I have downloaded a lot of the Pianobook pianos and have noticed one thing about the wav files ,specially the loud register up and down the length of the piano.
As you go up the scale on the louder velocity, there are differences in the actual tone of the piano as in when you play the note to sample it, although you are hitting the note harder, some notes sound softer because the notes are not being hit at the same pressure.
What I mean is, the idea is to sample the piano not the performance of the one sampling. So if we get every note to be hit at exactly the same pressure for both soft § and loud (f) takes.
So I was thinking, what about using weights to play the notes.
So you get a weight that when placed on a key, it will play that note, which means that weight will play every note at the same pressure.
You could hold the note with a finger, place the weight then when you move your finger the weight plays the note. One weight heavy enough to play loud and one for soft.
This idea is to try and sample the ‘true’ sound of the piano, if you know what I mean then when you play it, there are no tone variations in the velocities like if playing the piano live.
This is just an idea but as I don’t have a piano, I can’t try it out but would be great if someone could try this to see how the notes compare.
The reason why I thought of this is, as I am playing some of the pianos, if I am playing loudly, say going up a scale, some of the notes sound crisp as they should be at that velocity then all of a sudden a couple of notes will sound loud but dull so that means those notes were not sample at the same finger pressure.
I hope this makes sense what I am trying to explain