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    Making a piano driven rock opera without a real piano?

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    Hey guys, this is my first post on here! I promise I'll start contributing with some answers soon, but for the moment I have a burning question for all you professional producers out there.

    So I've been working on this idea for a concept album. While it's definitely an alternative rock album, it takes a lot of influence from musicals such as Be More Chill and Dear Evan Hansen (if you need a reference listen to Waving Through A Window from the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack. I can't post a link unfortunately because I'm a homerecording noob)

    I'm currently using a combination of my Casio Privia px-160 keyboard and Logic's virtual piano presets. So I guess my question is, do you guys think I would be able to pull off a piano driven album without using a real acoustic piano? I want this to sound completely professional, and am not opposed to buying a real piano if its absolutely necessary. Does anybody know of any similar albums that were made using only virtual pianos? I would be so grateful to anyone who has any thoughts on this. Thank you so much!

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    Early answer without details (although I'm sure others will chime in about the pros and cons of specific virtual instruments) -- I've worked on several albums from several *solo* pianists that have had reviews done by reviewers who are blatantly opposed to MIDI and faux/virtual-piano - and a few have mentioned what a lovely instrument tone they had. So long story short, it's entirely possible to come up with a convincing and authentic sound - even with a solo instrument where there's nothing else to mask it.

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    Massive Master I'm glad you think its possible. If solo pianists can make it work, I'm hopeful that it could work for a rock based project that has other instruments mixed in a majority of the time. Thanks for the insight!

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