PSA: Free VSL Soft Imperial

Just a PSA that Vienna released a free piano yesterday, their “Soft Imperial.” They’ve been doing a bunch of promotions and releasing some free instruments since they changed licensing systems and you no longer need the eLicenser dongle. Anyway, I think it’s pretty nice for free. Here’s a Dorico file with mostly factory defaults and a few audio samples straight out of D4 using three of the many presets that come with the Soft Imperial. All Dorico mixer levels are flat with no Dorico reverb or compression.
Kinderscenen No 1.dorico (743.6 KB)

Short Reverb preset

Dry Player preset

Big Hall preset

… and just for comparison here’s the VSL 280VC with my standard default preset (probably should have turned down the pedal sounds a bit more)