QSR for Classical Concertos and Chamber Music?

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Posted by Thomas N. Martin on February 09, 1998 at 17:20:46:

I'm a classical pianist with an older (about 10 yrs.) Clavinova that
doesn't have sounds other than keyboard sounds and an Fm synthsis sound card.
I want to start making classical sequences of Chamber Music and Concertos to play along with.
For Concertos I think I could do without really realistic sounds but for chamber music I would
prefer the instuments to be more life like. I thought that a QSR with the Classical Plus Q Card
could possibly be a good choice for my interests and would alow for expansion if (probably more like when) my
intersts change/expand/etc. How does the QSR rate (and I'm sure the classical card is a must or it wouldn't even be offered)
in a classical way? I don't expect to think I have Heifetz or Ma in my living room but I don't want it to sound overly synthetic.
I tried the Kurzweil Mark 12 and was rather impressed with all of its sounds. How do they compare? (the closest dealer is 2 1/2 hours away - so
I'll probably be doing mail order or internet shopping) Also I have heard so much Hype about its "phase Accurate" (what does that mean) piano
samples - do you think I can expected better piano sound than I have in my Clavinova (I don't think my Clavinova is even stereo!)
Tom Martin

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