Greetings, fellow jazz pianists and gear enthusiasts!
In today’s world of digital music production, there are numerous VSTs and software instruments available that can help you achieve a realistic and expressive jazz piano sound. Whether you’re recording, performing live, or simply practicing at home, having the right virtual instrument can make all the difference.
In this thread, let’s share our favorite jazz piano VSTs and software instruments, discuss their pros and cons, and help each other find the perfect sound for our projects.
To start the discussion, here’s a video by Woody Piano Shack, where he compares five popular piano VSTs and discusses their suitability for jazz:
In the video, Woody compares the following VSTs:
- Spectrasonics Keyscape
- Native Instruments Noire
- Synthogy Ivory II
- Garritan CFX Concert Grand
- Pianoteq 6
Each of these VSTs has its own unique sound and characteristics, which may suit different styles and preferences.
What are your favorite jazz piano VSTs and software instruments, and why? Have you tried any of the ones mentioned in Woody’s video? Share your recommendations, experiences, and questions, and let’s help each other find the perfect virtual piano sound!