Quick status update

Just wanted to drop a brief note here to let everyone know the status of my various projects:

  • Book 1 videos: I got the edited files from the filmmaker yesterday, and some minor tweaks need to be made. She has assured me that the final, final files will be here on Tuesday. Then I can do the things I want to do to the videos before making them available to purchase. I’m hoping for 2 weeks from today!
  • People who selected book perks in the fundraiser: your copies of Book 1 are either already in your hands or on the way.
  • Book 2: The repertoire is almost all set in stone. The concept pages are done. The book will be available in May. Videos in June. (The filmmaker and I have learned a lot from the process of making the Book 1 videos, so it should be a much quicker process next time.)
  • Digital piano recordings and blogging: Last week I received a shipment from Kawai of a VPC-1 midi controller. I have been having great fun with it and Pianoteq. I’m working on blog posts about both of those products. I’m receiving a copy of Ivory American Concert D tomorrow. Can’t wait to play it and write about that too.

So, that brings you up to date. As you can imagine, it is a challenge to fit all this in with 40 piano students, a three year old son, and a dog with medical issues! I am doing my absolute best to keep everything moving forward consistently. I am really appreciative of the interest and support shown by┬áso many people I’ve been hearing from lately.

in Digital Piano Tech, Fundamental Keys News

One Response to Quick status update

  1. Kristian says:

    Some time ago I bought the Kawai VPC1 and Pianoteq, after doing my own research on digital instruments and came accross your page too. Interesting to read what a professional pianist thinks about these instruments, that is software modeled pianos as they are superior to the sampled ones.
    I had an August Foerster 215 grand which I had to sell, I am happy with what I have now (the action is not exactly the same of my former grand), at a fraction of the price of a new grand. I also like the modular concept of these type of instruments, hardware and software are improved over the years, and you can upgrade the software and parts of the hardware independently, if necessary.
    Something especially interesting is trying the different types of tunings, and instruments. Steinway is not the only sound (and not the sound the composers heard anyway), I like the sound of the 1899 modeled Bechstein just as well and it doesn’t have such a heavy base.
    Also interesting is that almost all pianos are tuned according to equal temperament, while well-tempered (what I’ve read) is a more interesting choice. I am experimenting with this still. Just a matter of a few mouse clicks…

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