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Whether this is a silly instrument, or a serious one, I am not really clear about, but currently the "AIR Music Mini Grand" is available for 4 EUR:

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For 4€ you do nothing wrong. Bought!


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I got the Mini Grand a few days ago, mostly because I want to try out Pro Tools | First, and I know I can't open any of my existing virtual instruments in it, LOL!

This is obviously not a deeply sampled piano VST, only about a gigabyte in size, but for €4, who cares?

Be aware that you need a DAW to run Air Mini Grand, Reaper, Ableton Live, Pro Tools (not First), Cubase, Logic Pro, whatever. This VSTi has no standalone player.

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Monastery Grand is free and has very good sound, but as you might expect from a free product, it has limited pedal functionality (no continuous half-pedaling, re-pedaling, no sustenuto pedal, no soft pedal).
It runs in Melda MSoundFactory which is available as AAX plugin, and should work with Pro Tools.

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By the way, it looks there is way to use VST plugins inside Pro Tools First:

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/ho...trument-plug-in-in-pro-tools-first-video


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Got it running with Waveform. Sounds good, latency is good. Not as good as Garritan CFX or Pianoteq but a solid (cheap) Alternative.


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VladK, didn't see any video in that link, though the video is still on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECVOcBshQpU

Don't think I like this spaghetti solution, though. cool It's not that important for me to get non-Avid plugins to work in PT First, just want to test the DAW briefly.

I already have Reaper, and Ableton Live Lite 10 (which by the way hosts external plugins, and though it is limited as a sort of free software, it's not nearly as crippled as Pro Tools First).


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If you go after the price, Salamander piano is free. A Yamaha C5 with 16 velocity layers.


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Salamander Piano is surprisingly good.


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Here is a free felt piano vst for folks that have Kontakt.

https://westwoodinstruments.com/instruments/upright-felt-piano/


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Good find, though I'm not much into felt pianos. Westwood's Alt Piano, of which this felt upright is a subset, is probably a nice virtual piano, especially for those who are into sound design.


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