Over the last few years I’ve been experimenting with digital musical instruments, including Pianoteq and, most recently, the Miroslav Philharmonik virtual orchestra. MIDI instruments have been around for decades, but it’s only recently that they’ve matured and gotten very, very close to sounding like the real thing. Pianoteq in particular is a stunning technological achievement.
Here’s a performance I put together of the beautiful Largo from Bach’s Concerto in F minor. I played the piano part on a keyboard using Pianoteq, then fired up Miroslav Philharmonik and went back to dub in the strings. I couldn’t be more pleased and delighted with how the finished product sounds. What a joy to be able to play a concerto in the comfort of my studio!