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Pianoteq providing support for the Linux operating system.
I stumbled onto this and on their site there is a "listen" menu with
lots of mp3 examples of this software in action. Very nice.
Where I read the article
Pianoteq <http://pianoteq.com/> is an effort to model, rather than
sample, acoustic pianos and other instruments on the computer. Now in
its third major release, its interface and sound generation have each
matured. Using mathematical models in place of recorded sounds, an
entire grand piano fits in just a few megs of space, rather than
requiring several DVDs, and the software maker claims the results can be
more natural and playable.
Pianoteq, which runs as do its rivals on Mac and Windows, is also
unusual in providing support for the Linux operating system – something
some developers have claimed isn’t practical with commercial music
software. And a new “Player” addition, announced this month, makes it
more affordable. In addition to software development, the team has even
launched an extensive piano restoration effort:
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