Dear users, developers and NotePerformer team members,
I think the piano sound of NotePerformer in Dorico 4 is slightly distorted. Is this the intention of Wallander Instruments or Steinberg? Or is it the sound characteristics of the piano in NotePerformer? I am sorry that I could not compare the same sound in Sibelius and Finale, but I could compare it with the Steinberg instruments provided as an option when installing Dorico.
I attach an instance of an extracted mp3 audio file by Dorico.
The funny thing is that the sound of the NP piano is still more vivid and realistic than the Garritan included in Finale and various pianos for Kontakt included in Native Kompletes, which sound clean or computer-sounding. Many piano sounds seem to be filtered through LPF because they sound a bit dark, but the NP piano is not, despite the distortion. The Ivory Piano is not cheap as a solo instrument.
I can’t imagine either Steinberg or Wallander wanted an instrument to sound distorted. It’s just not the greatest piano. As others have said there are really good pianos available. I often use The Grand by Steinberg, even though it gets no love from them now. It’s quite nice.