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Salamander Piano
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Salamander Piano - Yamaha C5 grand piano
Salamander Piano is a sampled Yamaha C5 grand piano.

Sampled in 16 velocity layers by Alexander HolmFeel, the Salamander Piano is one of the largest and smoothest stand alone free pianos.

It makes a good rock or pop piano as it can cut through mixes and also sounds realistic enough to solo.

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Apr 11 2017
  Humberto
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Hi, I have the same problem with logic, I had already moved the file to components and put them in the vst folder. Is that correct? When I put them in the component folder, Logic crashes. Thanks
bigcat
Apr 17 2017
I'm not a Mac guy, but Sam seemed to say in the post below that the AU download would be used in the Components directory while the VST would go in the VST directory. You wouldn't want to use both just one or the other. If I understand Logic you would want the AU zip file and install in Components and want to delete the VST or anything related to the piano from your VST folder.
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Mar 27 2017
  Humid Peony
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It is a great freebie, but I faced an issue while using this one: when I am playing melodies in a high octaves (like C5 or higher)it suddenly starts to produce annoying white noises and CPU usage rises to 400% and even higher. Maybe someone can help me to solve this issue or at least also faced it? I am using Windows 10 64bit and Ableton Live 9 64 bit.
bigcat
Apr 17 2017
I'm sorry you are having this problem with the VST. This is the only VST I've done using disk streaming and I'm wondering if that is the problem. I use Win 10-64 and have a lite version of Live 8. I tested on that and early on the disk stream pulled 4MB for a short period, then settled down to 2 MB and eventually less than 0.5 MB as I assume Win cached to memory. Memory for the daw + the piano was 318 MB and the CPU load on an middling I7 never went over 25% load on the Live meters or 8% on the task manager. I used a fairly intense midi file and pitch shifted it up to the C3 - C8 range and had no white noise. I'm not trying to minimize the problem, just reporting my test findings.
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Jan 09 2017
  Toxy
VST
  5  / 5
This free VST absolutely stands out. I love it. One glitch with Windows 7 though: it plays one octave lower than it should, so I have to raise the melody eight notes to get the correct pitch. Anyone else with this problem?
koki
Feb 03 2017
Yeah definitelly my friend :) most of people don't hear this, but we are so accurate .. It is our personal problem, I guess :) Usually I am performing pitch with most of plugins. Even with paid expensive plugins in Kontakt. I am using two separate VST's .. one in high .. one in lows. Every differently pitched :) keep it UP
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Jan 01 2017
  Edwin
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I can't find the plugin in Logic X when I drag it to the VST file. Can someone help me?
bigcat
Jan 15 2017
Sam Gossner gave this advice on my blog and i think it is a really good quick guide for getting Maize VSTis to work in Logic. Once you have the .component (audio unit) downloaded, move or copy it into: Mac HD -> Libraries -> Audio -> Plug-Ins -> Components. The "Mac HD" exact name may differ based on operating system version and machine. It is the drive your operating system is on. Once you put the .component file in that place (you should see other .component files there too), close Logic and open it back up again. I seem to recall an old version of Logic didn't support Audio Units, but I think that was a long time ago. If it doesn't work, you can always do the same thing, but download the Mac vst and put it in Plug-Ins -> VST instead, I believe.
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Dec 07 2016
  remo
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When i start it in fl studio it says i dnt have any instruments what do i eed to do to fix it. Can someone help me?
Anonymous
Dec 08 2016
You need to copy ALL files and folders from the zip to your FL plugin folder. Looks like you copied only the dll file...
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Dec 02 2016
  Saucy Goat
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I agree with msea - the bottom end is far muddier than the clear top end. And the bottom end is out of tune, the lower end notes are often flat. I tested this VST and several other piano VSTs with the same MIDI file, and only this one was flat in the lower notes. Which is a shame, because other than that and the muddy lower end, it is a nice sounding piano.
msea
Dec 04 2016
Hmm. I didn't notice the tuning issue and have been told by music teachers that I have perfect pitch. Maybe cos I just have a 5 octave controller. Or maybe I didn't test it thoroughly enuf. Will check for that.
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Nov 30 2016
  msea
VST
  5  / 5
Just tested it out quickly. Found it a little bit muddy but that was fixed with ReaEQ. Any EQ could clean it up a bit, I guess. IMO better to have it too thick than too thin because it's easier to trim than fatten up. Also added TAL REVERB 4 at default settings. Nice. Other options could be chorus, delay etc. All in all, a very nice piano that fills a gap in my freebie collection. I plan to use this!
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Nov 27 2016
  Piano Lover
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Bigcat - thank you for sharing this. I'm a big fan of your non-Kontact VSTs, this is another fantastic sounding VST.
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