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Lou,

That was my point. I disagree with the BW statement; as a piano player, I 
found it pretty appalling, actually.

The opposite may be true, however: the most expensive digital pianos stand 
a chance against beat-up uprights.

Marcos


--On Monday, March 13, 2006 11:34 AM -0800 Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:

> Yeah, but a fine player can get a LOT more out of wood and steel in the
> way of expression and nuance. I do a lot of live music and electric
> keyboards are never as real as a well played and well mic'd piano. One
> genius-level professional performer I work with will bring only the synth
> for organ parts when there is a real piano in the room. The electric
> piano is only for touring... and she is in her thirties too.
>
> Business week is not about music, only profit... (as far as I can see,
> only having read it abotu twice). Plus people who would rather use canned
> pianos instead of hiring a player have their own agenda. They can sound
> better, but rarely are played better.
>
> I'll believe this is truth when I see a classical piano performance using
> an electric keyboard.
>
> <L>
>
> Lou Judson ? Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>
> On Mar 13, 2006, at 10:25 AM, Scott Phillips wrote:
>
>> <gag> How painful that is.
>>
> snip
>>
>> After reading this in the Feb 27 Business Week, I'll believe anything
>> when it comes to people's hearing.
>>
>> "The familiar acoustic piano, with hammers that hit strings, seems
>> almost quaint. As a piece of furniture, it's still impressive. But
>> unless you spend big, it won't sound half as good as even a low-end
>> portable keyboard that stores digital samples of actual notes played on
>> a grand piano."
>>
>> Marcos (in his 30s)



Marcos