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.


Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio

On Mar 13, 2006, at 10:25 AM, Scott Phillips wrote:

> <gag> How painful that is.
> 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)