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What well known musicians & producers say about the Blüthner Digital Model One

Luis Resto

"The Bluthner is blowing me away daily. As a gigging piano player I've always preferred a real acoustic piano over a portable electric simulation, even if it is a bad upright. Reason being it is real and has resonance. That resonance and acoustic variable is what makes it alive in its response and makes me want to play. Playing the Bluthner Digital does that to me in the same way. Shading is the first thing that comes to my mind. When you play soft, the timbre softens as well, like a real acoustic. As you crescendo you can hear and feel the harmonics creep in up to ff. And that is absolutely the very tip of the iceberg. I hadn't tried any of the timbre impulse responses for the first week of playing and was in heaven. Once I started checking them out, I was lost for hours checking out and improvising in the head space they put me in. Really remarkable stuff. I know an instrument is special when I find myself coming back to play it over and over again. The Bluthner's sound inspires me to play and improvise every time."

Luis Resto - Academy Award-winning songwriter has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Herbie Hancock, the Highwaymen, Iggy Pop, even Bert Parks (for "The Freshman" soundtrack)! He has recorded sessions with such Detroit legends as George Clinton, Anita Baker, Earl Klugh and Gladys Knight; worked as rehearsal vocalist for Paul Simon; composed modern dance pieces with New York choreographer Susan Marshall; performed on the Brian Wilson documentary "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", directed by Was; guided remixes for the Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna, and recorded with the Patti Smith Group, co-writing the song "My Madrigal". Luis won an Oscar for "Lose Yourself", which he co-authored and arranged with hip-hop emperor Eminem for the film "8 Mile". A phenomenal hit, "Lose Yourself" spent 12 weeks at #1 on the pop music charts;

George Duke

"I had the chance to install the piano and I must say that though I didn't spend but an hour playing around with it, I really believe you have something special here!"

George Duke - Grammy winning Keyboardist/Producer/Composer - Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderly, Stanley Clarke, Jeffrey Osborne, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, The Pointer Sisters, Al Jarreau. Soul Train.

Russell Ferrante

"The Blüthner piano is the most dynamically responsive sampled piano I've encountered. The detailed sampling at the lowest velocities allow a level of expression that makes it uniquely satisfying to play." - Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets)

Russell Ferrante - Yellowjackets Grammy winning Keyboardist/Producer/Arranger - Bobby McFerrin, Take 6, Robben Ford, GRP Big Band, Lee Ritenour, Brenda Russell, Joni Mitchell.

Jay Graydon

"I have experimented with many piano plugins over the years. After experimenting with the Blüthner, I quickly realized the piano has depth unlike any other used to date! Finally a piano that sounds great on its own for solo stuff, great for vocal and piano songs, great for jazz, and great for commercial music of all styles! Clearly a plugin that can be used by all!"

Jay Graydon - Grammy winning Producer/Songwriter/Guitarist - David Foster, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Cher, Cheap Trick, Hall and Oates.

Don Grusin

"The Blüthner piano has realism and playability that surpasses all the other wannabees. I’m happy."

Don Grusin - Grammy winning pianist/keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger, and songwriter - Friendship, Lee Ritenour, Patti Austin, Oscar Castro-Neves, Dave Grusin, Ernie Watts.

David Kahne

"I've been using the new Dan Dean Solo Strings now since they were released. I've never been able to get such clarity and subtle control with any other library. I arranged a string trio for a song chorus recently, and played it for a member of the NY Phil, and he thought it was live players and asked me why I hadn't hired him.

"The Kontakt interface, and the way both the Solo Strings and the Bluthner piano are organized in the player, work flawlessly, allowing me to add just the right amount of ambience for whatever I'm working on, and to layer easily and accurately.

"I recommend both libraries to anyone looking for seamless reality in their production."

David Kahne - Grammy winning producer/engineer for Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Stevie Nicks, Sublime, Sugar Ray, K.D. Lang, and The Bangles.

Keith Levenson

"The Bluthner is the most amazing sample library of anything I've ever heard."

Keith Levenson - Grammy winning Broadway composer/conductor/pianist/musical director - Broadway: “Annie”, “Grease”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Dreamgirls”. “Tommy", Ry Cooder, David Sanborn, Eric Burdon, Alice Cooper, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, The WHO, Meat Loaf, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston, Yes, KISS, The Alan Parsons Live Project.

Oscar Castro-Neves

"I’ve been an arranger/composer for quite a long time. But, for even a longer period I am a music lover and the sound of an orchestra is something that immediately fires my heart and inspires me to keep on striving to write and create, hopefully, meaningful pieces.

"I’ve been using Dan Dean's wonderful library of instruments for quite a while. But nothing compares what he and Ernest Cholakis have done with the Dan Dean Solo Strings Advanced and the Blüthner Digital Model One Grand Piano.

"The warmth, the clarity and the realistic response of the instruments instantly draw your attention to the music, because the listening experience is one of listening to live, real instruments.

"When I am orchestrating I reach first for their libraries. And, most likely not even look for anything else. The beauty is already there. Thanks Dan and Ernest"

Oscar Castro-Neves - Guitarist/Orchestrator/Composer - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Yo-Yo Ma, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, numerous films and TV programs.

Mark Hinton Stewart

"I've just received my copy of BDMO and it's truly a beautiful sound. I have Akoustik and Ivory, but neither compares to this. Well done on a superb job!

"There’s always some kind of compromise where audio instruments are concerned, and thankfully the compromise with BDMO is not in the beautiful sound and playability. I grew up playing my Grandmother’s Bluthner grand, so to now have that same sound inside my computer is a complete joy.

Mark Hinton Stewart is a cutting edge, contemporary British film and television composer.

Tim Gordine

"Anyway I Just wanted to thank you for such fine work and dedication on this beautiful sounding piano module. It is the most detailed and inspirational virtual piano I have experienced."

Tim Gordine - Recorded songs with Robbie Robertson (Grammy Nomination), Eastmountainsouth, Peter Bradley Adams , Tinstar , Son Of Dave.

Nick Harvey

"By the way, my Dad's a classical pianist (and an old-school classical music cynic when it comes to piano samples) and he was blown away by the sound of BDMO when I emailed him an mp3 of some work in-progress featuring your product. He's always loved Bluthner pianos and was really impressed by the level of realism that you've managed to capture."

Nick Harvey - Has composed the music for over one hundred television programmes.