Thought about this after one of Christian’s last videos.
We sample the tone of the piano, and then the release of the key, but we don’t sample what happens before: The touch of the finger on the key and the first movements of the piano action. Of course, including this part in the actual VST of the respective piano would result in a delay of the note, but if we made a VST of only “pre-release samples” we would be able to do this:
Copy the MIDI data of a piano recording into a second track (maybe 10ms ahead of the original performance), where we use the pre-release VST, and then (together with the notes and the release triggers in the first track) we’d have the whole picture.
Of course it would be mad to do this for every piano, but to tell you the truth, this wouldn’t be the first time I use the release triggers of one piano with another piano. Would love to try it myself, but in my current situation I could only make a mono recording of my MIDI keyboard action. Anyone up for this?