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Logic 9 are logics EXS24 sounds quality?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by ryguy76, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. ryguy76

    ryguy76 Member

    I'm just wondering if I should be spending money on a 3rd party piano sampler, such as pianoteq or ivory, or if the 2 piano's in the EXS24 are comparable in quality. I realize I'd get more pianos from the other samplers, but is the quality the same?
  3. ian.van

    ian.van New Member

    third party pianos are gonna sound a bit better, but i use the exs's pianos all the time and they work fine for me....especially low content playing, layered under alot of music. but for solo piano stuff i prefer my eastwest's Steinway/or would go with 3rd party piano sounds
  4. ryguy76

    ryguy76 Member


    Am I correct in thinking that there is only the 2 pianos in Logic, plus maybe 8 strings?
  5. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    If you loaded the entire EXS library that comes with Logic Pro 9, you should have an entire orchestral string, wood winds, etc, as well as about a half a dozen pianos.

    Yes, 3d party libraries blow the doors off the Logic factory sounds, even some of the older 1 or 2 gig pianos for the Giga library that were converted to EXS sound much better, and these are about 6 or 7 years old now.
  6. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

  7. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    Pianoteq is not a sampled piano - it's a physical model. Very low CPU hit.
    I think it's a great and interesting plugin....
  8. ChrisByrd

    ChrisByrd Member

    +1 for Pianoteq.

    I've been using it as my main piano for several years now. It's very responsive and has fast load time compared to the sampled pianos, plus you get a good variety of piano sounds as well as being able to create your own.
  9. Jay Asher

    Jay Asher Senior member

    -1 for Pianoteq. IMHO at the present time sampled pianos still sound much better than the modeled ones.
  10. michaelo

    michaelo LUG Emeritus

    -1 for Pianoteq here as well. Maybe buried in the mix its ok but IMO its rather one dimensional and lifeless compared to most of the quality sample products out there. Ivory is very good bang for buck , worth a try.
  11. ChrisByrd

    ChrisByrd Member

  12. TmHuud

    TmHuud Member

    -1 for P-teq (as much as I WANTED to like it...)
  13. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    +1 for Pianoteq, plus the other sounds it has (ep; bells, etc).
  14. TmHuud

    TmHuud Member

    lol. I think were back to zero? :)
  15. michaelo

    michaelo LUG Emeritus

    Hmm...just because it has other sounds doesn't make it a better acoustic piano sound.
    That should mean another -1 for trying to slip that past...:)
  16. ryguy76

    ryguy76 Member

    I guess the bottom line is that pianoteq may not be for everyone... understood. :)

    I read somewhere that garageband and logic had a strings section with lots of articulations. I can't seem to find it. Are they referring to the orchestral jampack? Or am I just not seeing it. I got cello, violin, and a few ensembles, plus a pizzicato articulation, but nothing with tremolo, spicatto, staccato etc...
  17. ChrisByrd

    ChrisByrd Member

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