In Reason I use the “Five Meter Grand” sound a lot…sounds amazing to me. I also use the sampled Steinway piano that comes stock in Logic Pro. I haven’t used a sample library or synth dedicated to just piano. (e.g. Ivory ) because I’ve had great luck with stock sounds.
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I use pianoteq too, the last version where you can edit each key and detune it. It has a lot of cool things and micing positions you can design. Pretty cool! Of course a real recording of a real piano will always have noise and different sound than a synthetic one. I also have the one from native instruments but I dont use them much. The ones in NN-XT in Reason sound pretty cool too. Depends on the sound you’re looking for. cheers!
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