Realistic piano soundfont suggestions

• Oct 19, 2016 - 22:27

The Piano 3D app for the iPhone and iPad has the most realistic sounding piano sounds in the computer industry. If the app can do it, so could musescore.

Anyone knows the exact piano soundfont this app is using?


In reply to by yuliang99

Did you select the Zerberus sound in the mixer?

You will find it right at the end of the list.

PS Don't believe the Apple hype!

1. You cannot get an accurate representation of a grand piano sound on the cheap earbuds usually used with iphones/ipads.

2. You also cannot get an accurate representation of a grand piano with 350MB of samples.

In reply to by ChurchOrganist

Mixer or synthesizer?


As you can see, I deleted all the soundfonts in the "Fluid" tab, and after that, playing the score produce no sound.

Update: Only the SalamanderGrandPianoV3Retuned works, SalamanderGrandPianoV3 just mute.
Maybe I shouldn't put it in the root of the Soundfont folder?

PS: don't worry, what matters now is to trying to make the sfz soundfonts to work on my pc.

This app almost certainly doesn't use a soundfont. It uses it's own samples (that are likely in some proprietary format that most programs can't read). Like lasconic said, Salamander Grand is a excellent piano soundfont that is compatible with MuseScore.

I have just visited the website, and read the information on Copyright, and free usage of soundfonts etc. I am thinking to myself 'what is actually free to use?' It is a mindfield.

Also, it does occur to me that MuseScore is targeted at being “a fantastic scoring program” that oh-by-the-way happens to also produce very fine playbacks.   Whereas “the app with which you compare it” is apparently designed to be “a performance instrument.”

This is, then, a fairly un-equal comparison, methinks.   You seem to be comparing one piece of software, whose stated focus is X, with another piece of software whose raison d'entre is Y.

To me, “a single piece of software cannot possibly satisfy everyone, and its designers should not try.”   Apple’s Logic Pro X has a very acceptable “Score View” feature ... but, “it isn’t MuseScore.”   And, I think, vice-versa.   If you try to satisfy everyone, you satisfy no one, and you also lose focus.   To me, if you want to provide a really good answer to, “What is your piece of software, exactly?”, you must, above all, be prepared to say in-detail what it is not.   Your “scope” absolutely must have “bounds.”

To me, as long as MuseScore can give you “a very good approximation of what your score might sound like, when played on a piano,” it has fulfilled its essential service to the composer that is its intended primary audience.   “The Scope stops here.”   All the rest is gravy.   (And it sure is delicious gravy!)

I happen to think that the designers have done a marvelous(!) job of presenting a very-realistic interpretation of dynamics ... trills, crescendos, hairpins ...   As I said, “very delicious gravy!”   Your very-hard efforts certainly show.

Salamander Piano is not that good. The one provided with Musescore is way much better the Grand Piano. If you are looking for more realistic sound, you guys are deaf. Even though my name is deaf, like Beethoven became one. :-)

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