[linux-audio-user] nice piano

James Stone jamesmstone at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 02:45:55 EST 2006

White Grand and Rain Piano (both from http://www.sampletekk.com/
are both very nice.. WG for more pop/rock/jazz piano, RP for the
sound of that almost-in-tune piano you might find in a pub!!).
Also "The Emperor" from Post pianos http://www.postpiano.com/ has
a lovely sound, but the gig files are corrupted and missing some
notes at some velocities (at least on LS!).. I emailed post about
this but have never received a satisfactory reply. That being
said, Michiel seems a very nice guy and is generally quite

LS will work with proper 32 bit samples now. It used to read 32
bit but play them back at 16 bit. The new license that Mark
refers to is a modification of the GPL fobidding the use of the
code in commercial hardware or software projects without the
consent of the authors. This is what they say on the FAQ:

>Can I use LinuxSampler for commercial music production?
>Hell, yes! Every indirect commercial usage of LinuxSampler, which
>essentially means using its audio output, can of course be used
>in commercial applications like music productions, live shows,
>etc. Don't get us wrong, with the mentioned commercial exception
>we don't want to restrict the normal user / musician, we just
>want to avoid somebody to directly make money with our work, that
>is by selling our software in a sampler product like a sampler +
>sample library bundle, a hardware sampler or something
>equivalent, at least not without giving something back to the
>open source Community. 


On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 07:27:54PM -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> 16-bit Bardstown Bosendorfer using GigaStudio here. This gig file used
> to work well with LS a couple of years ago. However I no longer touch
> LS due to their licensing changes so I cannot vouch for operation
> currently, but it's probably OK. If you were to buy the Bardstown gig
> these days it would come in 24-bit. I don't know the status of that
> gig file with LS.
> Hope this helps Paul.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> On 12/14/06, Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:
> >what are your favorite piano samples that work well with linux
> >tools (fluidsynth, linuxsampler,...)?
> >
> >I've been using qsynth and making do with some Roland samples I got
> >from hammersound.net , but they're not all that great.
> >
> >How's the stuff from pianosounds.com ?
> >
> >--
> >
> >Paul Winkler
> >http://www.slinkp.com
> >

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