I agree completely.. It was the notion I gagged on....! 

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lou Judson
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 1:34 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Acoustic vs real instruments, was Quarter-inch
splicing tabs

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)