michaelrose55 wrote:It sounds like you really have no idea what's out there.
Thank goodness not. And we'll be quite happy to leave it like that, and instead go and tickle the old ivories of our archaic wooden hammer boxes.
michaelrose55 wrote: But if you want to restrict yourself to acoustic pianos that's fine with me. I uploaded this because I thought it would be fun to become a member here but as it looks like I stepped on everybody's toes I would ask you to delete my account.
It shall be done.
michaelrose55 wrote:Yes, I use modern technology to record my music. That includes playing an expensive high end digital instrument, recording on a high end digital hardware and software platform, editing and cleaning up on studio level production software.
Somehow this does not jibe with your initial post, where you said you play piano, after a long hiatus, just for the fun of it. Your fun is evidently in something else, which I can well understand in someone who is so inclined. I just do not understand what the point is, and what you expect people to make of it. Did you expect people to acclaim that at long last, Alkan has been done right in a musically and technically superior, unique definitive rendition ? The result is so lifeless, mechanical, and doctored that music lover would applaude it. Did you expect people to marvel at your computer skills ? Quite possible in a geek community but this is not one of those. Did you expect us simple pianists to gawp at your expensive gadgets ? Did you expect us to marvel at your piano playing skills, by presenting something that is impossible to play like this ? Did you expect us to want this on the site, for people around the world to enjoy ? Honestly, what did you expect ?
michaelrose55 wrote: If that leaves too clean a piece of music that's at least debatable and you should let people have their own opinion. Unfortunately to me it looks like you don't want to allow this kind of thing and that's fine, that's your choice. But to me it's like fighting over whether a photographer these days is allow to use photoshop to improve his results.
Sure, to each his own opinion. We shall agree to disagree and go our separate ways. No hard feelings, only puzzlement.