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CVPiano
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CVPiano - Grand piano
Continuous Velocity Piano is based on spectral morphing.

Eliminating the need for many bulky, discrete sample layers, spectral morphing technology produces continuous, spectral variation by processing only a single baseline sample velocity.

Using the baseline as a starting point, the spectral morphing filters then dynamically interpolate frequency characteristics, which can then be continuously morphed during and after musical notes are played. The result is far greater musicality with over ten times the amount of dynamic expression. Another benefit is that instruments are much smaller in memory consumption, yet with greater playability and realism.

The Piano is a KAWAI grand piano, 7'4", residing in Electric LarryLand Studios, Austin, TX. The piano had been recently rebuilt, and is known for it's shimmering, clear tone. It has been used on many recordings made by nine-time Grammy winning engineer, Larry Seyer.




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Sept 24 2014
  DomiChi
VST
  ?  / 5
As TASCAM said "As of 07/01/09, Operation Support for GigaStudio / GVI products, via telephone or email, will no longer be available". And it is not an open source. I will use it (it is good) but not invest much time on it.
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Sept 24 2014
  DomiChi
VST
  2  / 5
It is working now, but i have a big difference of volume between screen piano keyboard and USB keyboard. I verify that all the Windows settings is on maximum, asio4all has no volume settings. SomeOne have an idea? I am newbee then it can as simple as CVpiano tuning.
Anonymous
Sept 24 2014
Sounds like it comes from your USB keyboard, try different velocity curves to get the max velocity even if you play softly. Keys on the screen play the max velocity, that's why the volume is very high.
DomiChi
Sept 24 2014
Thank you, it was that. Then I reduce screen keybord velocity (my keyboard is a velocity sensitive key board and CVpiano take well into account). But now I have global to low sound level.
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Sept 23 2014
  DomiChi
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My PC is on W8. The CVPiano-modeled configuration do not gives me all the possible hardware in the list for ouput. MME speaker missing. But other VST show me and can play with it.
DomiChi
Sept 24 2014
I found a solution: first change configuration to have the good output (as long as asio is not launch I have the speaker in the list), after plug the midi keyboard (that will launch asio4all, then change configuration for the input to have the midi keyboard drive with asio4all. Since I have W8 I think to change to Linux, I already have problem with USB3 ports that doesn't want to sleep, I have to unplug USB3.
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Jun 30 2014
  saeede
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   / 5
Hi thank you for this free app, I downloaded and installed, exactly as you say but when I want to open it, give an error that says: no audio interface was detected please make sure a valid audio interface is functioning properly in the system before running this virtual instrument!!!!! and don't open software, what should I do?!
sound synthesis
Jul 07 2014
Saeede, this type of software (a 'VST' instrument) is not meant to be used alone. It is a "plug-in" for a larger audio workstation, such as Ableton Live, Logic, etc. There are a few software instruments that can be used on their own - called "stand alone" but they're somewhat rare. I'd suggest trying to find a free or demo audio workstation software you can try this on. It can take a little bit to learn the ins and outs but the wealth of instruments available on a modern computer is nice.
DomiChi
Sept 23 2014
Look at http://www.hermannseib.com/english/savihost.htm to make a standalone intrument.
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Jun 18 2014
  Franklin
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Im using windows 7, try lots of ways, but still shut down right after i launch it.
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Jun 14 2014
  Eddi
VST
  2  / 5
I use a cheap Yamaha USB keyboard to trigger VST's, but for some reason CVPiano does not play well. Meaning touch when I play the keyboard does not coordinate all that well with the CVPiano software. Getting the right sensitivity and balance alludes me. The lower registers have to be hit harder to get anything but a really mellow piano sound, it's like there is too much sensitivity and it's uneven up and down the keyboard. Adjusting the touch-sensitivity setting on the keyboard or within the CV software doesn't help the overall problem much. At first I thought it was my keyboard, but other paid piano VST's like True Piano and Addictive Keys, as well as the free Piano One, play fine, the feel and sensitive of the keys correspond well in the triggered sounds and feel close to a real piano.
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Jun 12 2014
  ItsMe
VST
  3  / 5
Works perfectly for Windows 7 64-bit. I'm using it with Reaper DAW. Beautiful and flawless sound, and it' free.. what more could you ask for.
DomiChi
Sept 21 2014
I want to install to be use with LMMS and minimog. What do you advice as folder tree?
Anonymous
Sept 21 2014
....LMMS/plugins
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Jun 05 2014
  Allan Light
VST
  4  / 5
This is by far the best Piano VST ever. Thanks.
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Jan 31 2014
  Seppo
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The regular installer worked totally fine in Windows 7.
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Dec 28 2013
  Electron
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I installed the plug in, but it doesnt do anything, there are no instruments loaded onto it or anything. Does anyone know how to add them?
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Nov 17 2013
  chicco
VST
  5  / 5
Funziona, seguite istruzioni tutto ok. Con programmino microsoft. Non c'č possibilitā di caricare banchi di suoni? Ho letto che ci vogliono file GVI-GIG-GSI ma non ne ho trovati free. Sapete qualcosa? ciao!
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Nov 12 2013
  musicmanbbw35
VST
  5  / 5
Hey - wow! This is really a great sounding GRAND PIANO! ...and the best is: itīs 4free! Works great as a VST-Plug-In in my Cubase Studio 5! THANX!!! Did have some trouble installing it, but with the "Installation-Guide" from "Compatibility" on 25th Oct 2013 got it to work. Thank you too!! :-)
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Oct 25 2013
  Compatibility
VST
  5  / 5
Please follow these specific instructions to get CVpiano to install on anything newer than WinXP SP2... After 2 hours of trying every way possible to install CVPiano on a WinXP system with SP3 updated, I have finally found the answer!

1) UNZIP the CVPiano.zip files to your desired unzip target directory as you normally would for anything you usually like to install

2) THEN MANUALLY CREATE a folder within this target folder called 'plugin'

3) COPY (don't move!) all the unzipped files to this new 'plugin' folder. I know it seems silly and redundant, but please just do it! ***(Reason: it appears the GVI install script calls for certain files (eg. CVPiano-GVI-Modeled.dll) to reside in a subdirectory of the root install file location called 'plugin', but no one put them in there to begin with! I discovered this solution by looking at my previously failed install logs for CVPiano.)***

Now, carefully follow these additional instructions posted on other forums...

1. Download and install the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 (from the Microsoft website)

2. Start->Programs->Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0->Compatibility Administrator

3. Click the "Fix" button at the top (if it is greyed out you may need to make a new custom database first and select it.

4. A create new application fix wizard will appear.

5. Wizard - Program Information screen: Name of application and name of vendor don't matter too much, put anything there. For program file location, browse to the GVI setup program on the CD-ROM. Click Next.

6. Wizard - Compatibility Modes screen: By default "Microsoft Windows 95" will be selected. Change this to "None" and click "Next"

7. Wizard - Compatibility Fixes screen: Scroll down and check the check-box next to "WinXPSP2VersionLie". Click the "Test Run" button (DO NOT CLICK NEXT).

8. Test run window: Ensure the path to the program is correct (should be something like e:setup.exe). Command line can be blank. Click the OK button.

9. The GVI installer will now launch and proceed quite happily thinking it is running in XP SP2.

10. After the install is done You can close the "Create New Application Fix" wizard and the Compatibility Administrator tool without saving changes.

That's it! It will run guaranteed! I hope this helps all you out there who gave up on trying to install this cool free piano from Tascam ~ have fun!
Lee
Nov 15 2013
Thanks for that, it worked great. Shame though that this long winded procedure even needs to take place.
JaeHwa
Dec 07 2013
Didn't work one bit, it crashes on start up...
Michael
Mar 12 2014
So, as you say that with ANYTHING NEWER than WinXP SP2 you would need to do THIS, it would mean the same for Windows 7 and so on? Well, I've installed this one Windows 7 and I'm relieved that I didn't have to do all that which you've described. Because I wasn't going to do all that and simply tried the installer and it straight-up works.
Wajper
Sept 18 2014
Thank you, you are a life-saver! Cheers, mate!
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Aug 24 2013
  Shuryou
VST
  4  / 5
The sound is great and real. Although I really wish there was fine tuning for velocity response.
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Aug 12 2013
  Lleds
VST
  ?  / 5
I downloaded it, put it in the plugin folder but when I run it on reaper.... I can't play it, I have to "Load" an instrument but when I click on the "Load" button, nothing happen, like no instruments were recognized by Reaper...need some help on this one please ! :p Btw I'm on windows 7.
Michael
Mar 12 2014
You said you have downloaded and put "it" in the plugin-folder. But have you put the file you've downloaded there or what? Cause you have to unpack the file you download, then use the installer. Myself I have also let it install into the plugin-folder that I had already set in Reaper and it worked immediately. Once I started Reaper, it noticed the new VST, I'm glad to say.
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Jun 25 2013
  hi
VST
  0  / 5
Sorry, but it sounds so fake, I can't work with it.
hello
Jul 08 2013
You can change many aspects of the sounds to make it sound better :)
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Jun 22 2013
  Skywalker
VST
  4  / 5
Just installed CVPiano using the included .exe installer on Win 7 x64, and it works in stand alone mode and in Reaper 4 no problem. Did get an unsigned driver scary-message from Windows... Using "ASIO 4 all" with Realteck onboard audio (EVGA). Sounds good!
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Apr 19 2013
  123
VST
  5  / 5
Indeed one of the best, most natural pianos I have tried. Doesn't have that annoying pop sound neither that old battered granny sound. It's perfect. I prefer it over my Sampletekk Black (to be perfectly honest). Problem was I screwed around a bit with the ASIO drivers now it will only start up if I have my external soundcard plugged in, otherwise it will crash booting up.
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Apr 17 2013
  Kirk
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  ?  / 5
Hello people rather than say yay I got it working and that's it. I'll tell you how to do it. You must use the install setup and when it ask about where to put the plugins you browse and direct it toward the vst plugins folder on your C drive then you can use it in fl studio. It will put the extra files you need in there. During setup you have to select the driver asio. I hope this info helps.
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Apr 03 2013
  Steven
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  4  / 5
Thanks so much! Working here on Windows 8 + Ableton Suite 8. Love it.
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Feb 24 2013
  Matt
VST
  4  / 5
Works really well on Windows 8 and Reaper. I found VST plugins in: C:Program Files (x86)TASCAMInstrumentsCVPiano-GVI-Modeled. Thank you.
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Feb 08 2013
  PB
VST
  5  / 5
Windown 7(home,premium). FL Studio 4.1(Producer edition). Channel --> Add one --> more --> select under VST plugins: CVPiano GVI-Modeled --> refresh --> Fast scan --> Go back to Add --> Select CVPiano from the list then it says FL STUDIO ENGINE LAUNCHER STOPPED WORKING. And can only close the program. It does load for second then crashes.
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Dec 13 2012
  Pinuccio
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  ?  / 5
Awesome. Works fine in Windows 7 Intela tom n450 and fl studio 9. realistic sound
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Dec 02 2012
  Mark
VST
  5  / 5
Superb!.. works very well after taking some time to set it up properly. Running it with Reaper with my Novation XIO as a controller on a Win7 based lappy. Sound is very good, and certainly fit for my purposes.
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Oct 08 2012
  imlucca
VST
  3  / 5
Hi the sound is great but I get noises randomly, the noises are like "clap" on the woods of the piano. This noise makes me unable to use it for recording anything :(
Anonymous
Nov 17 2013
Works great standalone on vista32 once i learnt how to turn those obtrustive sustain pedal release noises off! http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php/56068-Found-out-how-to-kill-the-thump-noises-in-Tascam-s-CVPiano
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May 28 2012
  qbgeekjtw
VST
  5  / 5
It needs better support for LMMS, but still it's great. I'm using it anyways :D
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May 14 2012
  Anonymous
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  ?  / 5
How do you open in ableton after installing? I don't see it in the VST folder
alfonz
Nov 05 2012
Optiona> preferences> File Folder> Plug In Sources> Rescan
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Apr 10 2012
  VinZonrt
VST
  ?  / 5
Itīs easy to install. itīs super :) i'm happy with the piano and itīs so good sound
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Mar 16 2012
  JeromeM
VST
  4  / 5
Thank you very much for this free Piano Software!! Been pluging this piano plugin to my Laptop and Portable Keyboard and I frequently use it in our jamming. I can't believe CVPiano has an on-screen velocity control ^_^ It helped alot for my keyboard w/ no touch response. This is brilliant! Long-live CV-Piano!
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Mar 01 2012
  wim
VST
  5  / 5
It runs ok and sounds great under windows vista both standalone and as plugin in energyXt. No problems with installing nor at runtime
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Feb 20 2012
  Chris-Mario from Norway
VST
  5  / 5
Defenetly the best free Piano VSTi I've ever used. I'm running FL Studio on a Windows 7 x64 computer with intigrated Realtek HD sound-card (Asio4All Enabled) and it just workes better than I'd ever imagine. BIG THUMBS UP! If you ask me, the producers could charge $500 without ANY problem for this nice pease of work! ;-)
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Feb 11 2012
  HappyNow
VST
  5  / 5
Wow, I've tried installing this in the past on my XP and Vista systems and it's been a total crash-fest. But I just installed it on my Windows 7 (using it in Reaper) and it works like a charm. I have to agree with some of the other posters here, it's definitely the best free piano out there. I'm very happy with it.
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Feb 10 2012
  H.
VST
  5  / 5
- I have an Eeepc 900, Win XP SP3, 900MHz processor, 1G RAM : So far, so good ! - Works fine as a standalone and as a VSTi plugin in Reaper too. - I downloaded the toolkit here (rather than the latest official microsoft version) - http://majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Application_Compatibility_Toolkit_d5509.html - Then again used the tips here, simple and clear : - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/VSTLINK/20081206/1228566662 - Took me a few hours to get the right latencies, but by far the best free piano vst around (ever, i think). - My asio4all (v2.10) config : - Audio input deactivated - 512 for all samples (buffer and latency) - Internal buffers : 4 - force WDM to 16 bits (or not) - Some tweaking yet to be done as indicated in hte youtube video for exeample but... - Thanks Tascam, vst4free, and all contributors for making it real.
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Dec 20 2011
  melodicanto
VST
  5  / 5
Un piano profesional...con las modificaciones pertinentes(ver youtube.com) El que dice que no lo es, es el típico que no compra Behringer, y ni siquiera ha escuchado su V-verb, por ejemplo.
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Dec 05 2011
  dssd
VST
  0  / 5
You can use Windows Applicationn Compatiilty tool to install on SP3 and higher. But this crashes Reaper every time, so not worth the bother for me.
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Nov 28 2011
  Greg
VST
  ?  / 5
I had no problems installing as stand-alone or as VST in Sonar X1 Studio. I think it sounds very good apart from an annoying low frequency rumble as keys are released, almost like the bars moving in the piano! I cannot get rid of it, which is a shame, as otherwise it's great.
Luke
Jan 19 2012
Hello Greg, after installing this VST on my computer today I can only agree with your comments regarding the low frequency noise when releasing the keys. This low frequency rumble can be removed completely by the following steps - Load a piano module into CVP piano, ie. "CV Piano Normal" Click the Edit option, between 'mixer' and 'FX' towards the top right of the window Click on the 'General' tab below Volume, Pan and Tune Directly below this, there are two yellow indicator strips, the top one being 'velocity', and the one beneath having an accessible menu via an arrow pointing downwards. Click on this arrow and choose each of the effect control 1 and 2 options (12 and 13 in the list) and also the effect depth 1 to 5 options (91 to 95 in the list), making sure that each of these has a value of zero in the indicator strip to the right. This is done by clicking on the small black arrows positioned on either side of the yellow strip and moving the arrows to the left. This removed the low frequency noise for me so it should work for you as well - I hope it does as the noise does ruin an otherwise good quality piano vst. Kind regards, Luke
Anonymous
Jan 20 2012
Which software options are these, mixcraft 5.2, fl studio10 ??
Anonymous
Feb 06 2012
Hello. The options mentioned previously are for the stand-alone programme, I haven't got CVP piano installed as a VST instrument so I'm not sure about that. I hope this helps, Luke.
AlicornBob
May 23 2012
Speaking of installing this as a VST... How would I go about doing that? For LMMS? I'm just a newbie with these music synthesizer programs so I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing.
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Nov 08 2011
  oli
VST
  4  / 5
I thought this was pretty decent. Haven't tried it with a pedal yet. Good for the money. Anyone managed to update it? I tried running the GVI updates from the Tascam website, and it said there was no GVI installed.
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Oct 17 2011
  Knotted Fingers
VST
  4  / 5
Wonderful free piano. Thank you very much. I cannot complain about something that someone has spent so much time on and then given it away for free but I noticed a few niggles. No 'Help' on where to put the .dll file - [in the VST folder on Cubase] & the video & instructions are a bit brief but .... it's relatively easy to work the thing out. Thank you very much Tascam team.
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Oct 10 2011
  Anonymous
VST
  ?  / 5
Took me 3 hours to get it setup with sonar x1 just to play a sound and export the sound as an MP3. No wonder people abandoned the software. HOW? make an new file, load CVpiano vst, test in piano roll view ensure there is sound. Copy and paste midi into the file created you cannot insert CVpiano vst into a file that already have midi on it. When export mp3 ensure notes from all tracks are fully selected and export. There may be other ways to make it work but this is my way. Once pass the frustration sound is excellent almost comparable with truepiano ($180) but crackling sound at max volume. Since it was a professionally developed free software can't really beat it with other free vst. Now I need to tweak it going to watch youtube.
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Sept 07 2011
  anony
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  ?  / 5
Tweak it as described in the youtube video (see the comment on this page made on 28 August 2011 for the URL) and it sounds freaking phenomenal, very playable, great bottom end, I have a few hundred dollars worth of piano vstis and this one is just about the best I've heard. Can't belive it's free.
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Aug 28 2011
  robson
VST
  4  / 5
Very nice, having some problems yet with setting velocity but after I tweaked it according to this guy works very well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE-nJRKN68w . Comparing it right now to pianoteq 4th generation.
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Jul 09 2011
  Joe
VST
  ?  / 5
The program itself works very well, but am I missing something? I think it kind of sounds like a cheap 8 bit casio keyboard, straight out of the shoot. Does anyone have some setup tips? Or are my expectations too high?
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Jun 23 2011
  Paul
VST
  ?  / 5
There is a fix for the sp3 using Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0. Check it out the steps in the links below: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3200795
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May 16 2011
  Anton
VST
  5  / 5
It works just fine for windows 7 :D At least it works great for me and I love it! Great plugin :)
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Apr 28 2011
  jakobdam
VST
  5  / 5
The best free Piano VST as of yet. Of course, no match for the commercial True Piano, Alicia's Keys, The Grand etc... But CV Piano beats the other free alternatives, if the goal is a classical piano sound and feel. But PLEASE see some tweak guides - fx. on youtube! The default settings stinks and there's no presets when you install it. I run my CV Piano perfectly on a 64-bit Windows 7, having used it with Sonar, Reaper and Cubase. Works like a time, quite stable.
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Feb 11 2011
  Frank
VST
  5  / 5
to those who whined I think this is excellent engineering you have one heck of a good piano thanx Bro
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Jan 03 2011
  Jerry85
VST
  5  / 5
for those having problems installing in XP sp3: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/VSTLINK/20081206/1228566662 thanks for this great progam!!
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Nov 25 2010
  Daniel
VST
  5  / 5
I personally love this piano vst I think this is the best one out there and I highly recommend this piano vst. One of the best free piano vst I ever used! Well done job to the developer!
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Nov 23 2010
  Cristian "Mono" Rivera
VST
  ?  / 5
No es lo mejor que hay pero me sirve exelente para lo que necesito. debe mejorarse los ambientes
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Sept 18 2010
  frankmachine
VST
  ?  / 5
I have installed it into Cubase SL and without tweaking anything yet, it sounds excellent, thank you so much, only one thing, how can I cut down how much resource it requires? it seems to be grabbing way more than its fair share of my processor and as a result of this, I'm getting audio drop outs & glitches here & there.....
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Aug 15 2010
  سامان mr saman
VST
  ?  / 5
not bad.but not professional بد نبود اما حرفه اي هم نبود
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May 14 2010
  Paul
VST
  3  / 5
Easy way to bypass SP3 problem http://d.hatena.ne.jp/VSTLINK/20081206/1228566662
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May 11 2010
  Steve
VST
  4  / 5
Tom, what linux/wine are you using? I've tried under Ubuntu 9.10. Had to install wine 1.2 beta to get 'round some gdiplus issues. Installed wineasio ok. When installing cvpiano had to change the instrument path from Z:.... to the pseudo C drive to get it to install cleanly. When I try to run it, the gui comes up ok, but when I try to load an instrument or do anything I get memory/page fault errors. I could change my linux distribution to match yours, so a complete description of your system would be of interest. Thanks
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Apr 13 2010
  Elf
VST
  3  / 5
I had trouble installing at first then followed tips in themeforest.net and deleted the Synchrosoft folder in WinZip then I chose to unzip all the rest individually into the same folder as the main program, and it worked. I only use Xp SP2 in my setup with no upgrades at all. It's a very complex gadget. I think it could take me a while to get into it. Glad I found the vst4free site, thanks. :)
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Jan 30 2010
  Pan
VST
  5  / 5
很不错!顶一下!谢谢!
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Dec 04 2009
  boredmuso
VST
  1  / 5
installed,but no sound.since so many people seem happy with it,i'm guessing that the problem is Vista (suprise,suprise).
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Dec 01 2009
  Ardalan
VST
  3  / 5
The sound is ok! Not very good quality. But itīs free, so why complain?
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Oct 06 2009
  mrbo5
VST
  5  / 5
CVPiano is a outstanding plugin! If you run into install problems,like 181%, try installing it in "save mode". worked for me
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Aug 19 2009
  Ewa
VST
  5  / 5
Wpaniały program (jak na darmowy), polecam!!!
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Aug 19 2009
  Adam
VST
  5  / 5
Jak na darmowy instrument Continuous Velocity Piano jest naprawdę wspaniałym instrumentem, świetne brzmienie, czytelny interfejs - czego chcieć więcej? ;D Polecam!!!
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Jun 20 2009
  Andy
VST
  5  / 5
Best free VST piano BY FAR!! Also, Ed's tip below worked for me too as I am also running SP3
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Jun 14 2009
  Ed
VST
  5  / 5
Hey guys had the same SP3 problem.. check out this website. it worked for me http://www.learngigastudio.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-930.html
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Apr 02 2009
  tom
VST
  5  / 5
This is by far the best piano VST I have used. Works fine under linux/wineasio.
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