by Tascam
3.8 / 5     (564 votes)
CVPiano is a Grand Piano based on spectral morphing.

Eliminating the need for many bulky, discrete sample layers, spectral morphing technology produces continuous, spectral variation by processing only a single baseline sample velocity.

Using the baseline as a starting point, the spectral morphing filters then dynamically interpolate frequency characteristics, which can then be continuously morphed during and after musical notes are played. The result is far greater musicality with over ten times the amount of dynamic expression. Another benefit is that instruments are much smaller in memory consumption, yet with greater playability and realism.

The Piano is a KAWAI Grand Piano, 7'4", residing in Electric LarryLand Studios, Austin, TX. The piano had been recently rebuilt, and is known for it's shimmering, clear tone. It has been used on many recordings made by nine-time Grammy winning engineer, Larry Seyer.
average hobbist May 31 2024
(0 / 5)
May 31 2024
This thing freezed my entire computer after I tried to load into the DAW. 0/10
Stephan Oct 01 2023
(4 / 5)
Oct 01 2023
Wonderful sound, sadly didn't work for me despite an apparently successful install. The VST never loads when I attempt to put it in. I would say it's an issue with my DAW (LMMS), but it's never had issues like this before. Unfortunate!
CVADER Sep 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Sep 14 2022
This is a real piano!! This piano has a kind of wire/steel sound in higher velocities! For years on, I've searched for this sound. I'm set!!
Dumitru) Nov 21 2021
(5 / 5)
Nov 21 2021
Everything works great. There are two installers in the archive. To be honest, this is too difficult. It's easier to put on «NeoPiano mini» or «One Piano» and not strain your brain. Firstly, the software is old and far from simple ... There is an additional driver in the installer that does not fit new systems ... I gave up on installing this driver. The plugin works.) I don't know, it's up to you. In retaliation for the unusual curiosity, the instrument sounds great.)
:-) Mar 31 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2021
Well, lamentably it doesn't work, but i notest that when i opened this plugin the first time and suddenly shut down, a text file called ''loader.log'' appeared from nowhere inside the CVPiano folder. I searched info about this ''Qsound'' thing and turns out is a algorithm to process 3D sound, maybe that's the problem for many people here in the comments, including me. If somebody knows how to solve this let me know, because i really want to get this plugin working :-).
:-) Apr 01 2021
Apr 01 2021
Well, i don't why but the i put the text in previous comment and disappeared :-(. The text i was talking about shows the next message: QSound Dbase is NOT active. Running in plugin mode.
.... Aug 07 2021
Aug 07 2021
It's a 32-bit plugin. Try running fl studio (or other DAW) on 32-bit mode. It worked for me
:-) Feb 11 2024
Feb 11 2024
Hi, i just want to let you know (just in case) that eventually i got a new computer, and now the plugin works. I don't know what the problem was, but it wasn't just a 32/64-bit compatibility problem, it was something way more complex and weird than that. I think it was a problem related with the motherboard and some sound drivers that were lacking to the computer i was using back then, but i'm not sure actually. Who knows?, whatever the problem was, is gone. Cheers :-).
Waluigi Time Magazine Nov 13 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 13 2020
Can someone help me? I tried installing CVPiano on my new device and the installer tells me that I do not have enough space on my hard drive, even though I have a fresh install of Windows 10 on a 4TB Hard Disk Drive. It also says that I have a negative amount of space on the previously mentioned HDD that totals to almost the exact amount of space on the HDD. However, I used this plug-in often on a much smaller HDD and it sounds AMAZING! I would appreciate some help though...
benbenben Jul 30 2020
Jul 30 2020
can you use it on fl studio?
Ali Riza SARAL Apr 19 2020
Apr 19 2020
CV-piano does not play MIDI notes with 0 duration where as Sonatina VST and standard MIDI synths play it. Is there a way to fix this problem. Other things are perfact, I had a seamless installation to Win10 and Cakewalk. Thanks in advance... Please give me a message at arsaral((AATT))
Musicianaire Mar 31 2020
Mar 31 2020
How do I install this as a Reaper plugin??? The "help" file has zero installation instructions.
Christopher Apr 09 2020
Apr 09 2020
In the directory of the main .exe file, there is a file that has the same name of the .exe, except it has a .dll extension. copy this into your VST folder, refresh your VST list, and it should be there. Good luck...
Matt Aug 25 2019
Aug 25 2019
Doesnt work on windows 10 64 bit. Says i need to configurate my audio interface first, or something like that.. but all other vst instruments are working fine.
A Guy May 31 2020
May 31 2020
32-bit and 64-bit VST/DAW's do not play together
Matthew Oct 17 2020
Oct 17 2020
Reaper 64-bit does play well with 32-bit plugins...
ctho Nov 25 2020
Nov 25 2020
I have Reaper and fl studio, both 64 bit and a ton of 32 bit plugins and they all work perfectly.
Anonymous May 29 2019
(5 / 5)
May 29 2019
Perfect! Thank you!
Miracles Happen Mar 15 2019
Mar 15 2019
Mine crashes when I attempt to install this Vst in Linux (Linux MInt 64 bit Cinnammon).
Fred Nov 23 2018
(5 / 5)
Nov 23 2018
I tried many free piano VST plugin among the most known and called to be the best, but this one is my personal favorite : good sounding, well balanced, nothing fancy. A GOOD solid piano sounding, from low to high notes. I know it from "urthmusic" (youtuber and composer). I recommend to check his personal setting for this plugin so it sounds better : . Thanks for the share ! (the only problem is that its 32 bit)
VST-SAM Oct 23 2018
Oct 23 2018
A very good free piano ... thanks
Cool Dude Clem Sept 14 2018
(4 / 5)
Sept 14 2018
I wish I could rate this 5 I really do. It sounds fantastic and one of the best, if not THE best free piano VST I've heard. BUT ... and this is the thing, it installs this "Syncrosoft Protection Device", I can see that in my device manager listed as an "Unknown Device" and it's messed my computer up.
papwalker Feb 15 2019
Feb 15 2019
No it didn't. "Syncrosoft Protection Device" is a Steinburg e-lic driver. Nothing to do with Tascam / giga
Anonymous Feb 25 2018
(4 / 5)
Feb 25 2018
The best by far
Patrick Nov 06 2017
Nov 06 2017
I originally installed the CV Piano GVI powered on a Windows 7 32 bit 1.67 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo laptop using ASIO4All which later auto upgraded to Windows 10. I use it as a standalone mostly with keyboard straight into the laptop USB, no interface. The CV still works perfectly for me with no pops, clicks, or distortion but only if the wifi is turned off. I tweaked CV using the recommendations in the Youtube video by urthmusic. Sounds very much like my Kurzweil SP4-7. I really can't help if anyone is having problems except to say to fiddle with your MIDI channels, sound engine choice, buffers and sample rates.
GabrielWest Sept 22 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 22 2017
Great One! The best free choice around the web currently slightly after Piano One by far.
Smurf May 24 2017
(3 / 5)
May 24 2017
One of the best sounding free VST piano instruments out there but the creators of this (Tascam) are one of the worst companies on this planet at writing software and this VST piano is very buggy. It constantly fuzzes and distorts and is of little use for recording purposes. It plays havoc with your audio drivers. I'm using an RME Baby Face (Rock Solid Reliability) and still it fuzzes. And there only being a 32 bit plug in is of little use also. If only Tascam were better at writing software.
theod Nov 19 2023
Nov 19 2023
This. The effect rack is very buggy and produces click sounds ALL THE TIME. Even demo videos from years ago exhibit the same issue.
Anonymous Mar 01 2017
Mar 01 2017
Saying it's for Service Pack 2 or later and aborts install. While I tried to install it for SP3.
Abbi R0de Sept 15 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 15 2016
Of the free pianos here, most of which are excellent, this is my favourite. You must install it and choose the data file. If it doesn't work, wipe it completely, remove any registry traces and reinstall. This piano has a lovely tone, it sounds oh so nice! Thanks a lot Tascam. Fine, fine piano
bob Sept 09 2016
Sept 09 2016
Crashes Ableton 9 (32bit) when I try to load it: "A serious error has occurred. This application will shut down after this message box is closed. ADefaultWinSystemExceptionHandler::HandleStageOne" Odd because it worked perfectly before I did a fresh reinstall of Windows 7.
a person Aug 06 2016
Aug 06 2016
Every time i try opening it, it makes my fl studio 12 crash :( someone plz help me!!!
Keppy99 Mar 24 2016
Mar 24 2016
One of the best free VSTs out of there!
Giuliano Mar 11 2016
(4 / 5)
Mar 11 2016
E' davvero un buon vst!! Il suono è abbastanza reale, lo utilizzero' spesso.
Bridie Feb 29 2016
Feb 29 2016
Hello, the software has installed fine. However, when I open the plugin in Cubase, there are no instruments loaded and the 'click to load...' field doesn't do anything. Please help!
Danddman Apr 30 2016
Apr 30 2016
You have to run the install program, the one ending in .exe
Piano Hands Feb 24 2016
Feb 24 2016
I would love to try this, but to have to jump through the hoops using that compatibility process? I don't think so. No VSt is worth that amount of fiddling around. Any chance this can be made compatible without all that, without downloading a bloated MS compatibility program?
Anonymous Nov 10 2015
Nov 10 2015
I'm very new at this. My sustainer works when I don't press down the pedal but instead sustains when my foot is not pressing it. How can I solve this problem ?
Anonymous Nov 10 2015
Nov 10 2015
Check if your pedal have a polarity switch, in CVPiano you can try to reset the midi controllers too... Hope it can help.
Anonymous Aug 31 2015
Aug 31 2015
When I try to open it says that the audio is not detected. Please help !
LY Jun 24 2015
Jun 24 2015
There seems is a problem, after I set audio output "ASIO", it closed automatically,I don't know how to deal with it.
Filip Mar 18 2015
Mar 18 2015
It doesnt work on my comp. dont know why, maybe cuz I have windows 7 or? It sounds great, it would be great to have this plug in :/
Keppy May 09 2015
May 09 2015
You can use VST MIDI Driver by Christopher Snowhill to use it on MIDI programs.
Michael H. May 20 2015
May 20 2015
I have Windows 7 and didn't need to install anything in addition. Well, I don't know if the file here is the same, but the thing works for me. It was a while ago, but I remember it being pretty straightforward to install.
Bless May 29 2015
May 29 2015
That's because this is 32 bit and you're probably using windows 7- 64bit. Just download u bridge for free to bridge it to 64bit
Tom Oct 25 2015
Oct 25 2015
Sorry, where can the bridge be downloaded please? I really want to use this plug in! thanks!
Anonymous Oct 25 2015
Oct 25 2015
Don't know about u bridge but Jbridge is there: , cheap price but not free...
Perikles Nov 15 2017
Nov 15 2017
There can be several reasons why it doesn't work, maybe the dinosaur syncrosoft driver, or the old vcredist package, but under win10/64 it works for me with 32-Bit installed Hosts, as Cantabile 2, Reaper (5.61, and Ableton (9.75). You can install your preferred DAW as 32-Bit in 64 Bit Windows, if the manufacturer allows it (Cubase 9 is not possible anymore). There is no need for a bridge. However, Reaper does have its own bridge built in.
djtwisted Mar 10 2015
Mar 10 2015
The best piano vst ever
dekohbini zethan Feb 26 2015
Feb 26 2015
I like it. It's a good piano
tony, Jan 03 2015
Jan 03 2015
Hoya, I can tell you it worked on windows 2003 for sure (32 bit) but sonar 8 couldnt see the vst, so I copied the programs vst folder over to cakewalks vst folder, worked a treat. And Thanks for making it available, sounds sweet, is for a new song I'm working on>> sad angel song.. tony :)
Josh Dec 26 2014
(0 / 5)
Dec 26 2014
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS VST. Upon installation, not only did it screw up the project I poured my heart into for over a year (it will no longer open, and all the original midi notes were messed up, it also messed up EVERY OTHER VST I HAVE. i have uninstalled it and now when I tried to load ANY VST, it tells me there has been an error and the VST Bridge connection was lost. 5 minutes later my screen went funny and I had green lines across the bottom half. I couldn't do anything. Turned my computer off. Now it won't turn on. It has corrupted my windows installation. DO NOT INSTALL FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR COMPUTER.
JoshReactor Jan 03 2015
Jan 03 2015
Dude it's impossible for a vst to corrupt your windows, this is safe software and windows is protected good..
Rap Star Dec 11 2014
Dec 11 2014
Hey guys... if u want good sound you should get Cv piano... it's cooooool
petri vehvil�inen Dec 03 2014
(4 / 5)
Dec 03 2014
Sounds pretty great, thanks for the free gift! This will be great with my song!
Lacey Oct 24 2014
(1 / 5)
Oct 24 2014
Hi guys... im pretty new in this world of vst and daw programs... im using reaper daw and I follow 'COMPATIBILITY' steps suggestions to installed it and seems like it work... until I open Reaper and try to add the effect with CV PIANO and send this error: A PROBLEM CAUSED THE PROGRAM TO STOP WORKING CORRECTLY. WINDOW WILL CLOSE THE PROGRAM AND NOTIFY YOU IF A SOLUTION IS AVAILABLE. I do have days... trying to make it work and when I finally thought that it was done.. now I have this error.. if any of you guys have any idea it will be appreciated.. thanks!
DomiChi Oct 20 2014
(3 / 5)
Oct 20 2014
Where are saved the presets with windows 8.1
DomiChi Oct 02 2014
Oct 02 2014
I was looking for a explaination of the EDIT fonction, I found this page It is not CVpiano dedicated documentation but well for GVI technologie with the same layout than CVpiano.
DomiChi Sept 24 2014
Sept 24 2014
As TASCAM said "As of 07/01/09, Operation Support for GigaStudio / GVI products, via telephone or email, will no longer be available". And it is not an open source. I will use it (it is good) but not invest much time on it.
DomiChi Sept 24 2014
(2 / 5)
Sept 24 2014
It is working now, but i have a big difference of volume between screen piano keyboard and USB keyboard. I verify that all the Windows settings is on maximum, asio4all has no volume settings. SomeOne have an idea? I am newbee then it can as simple as CVpiano tuning.
Anonymous Sept 24 2014
Sept 24 2014
Sounds like it comes from your USB keyboard, try different velocity curves to get the max velocity even if you play softly. Keys on the screen play the max velocity, that's why the volume is very high.
DomiChi Sept 24 2014
Sept 24 2014
Thank you, it was that. Then I reduce screen keybord velocity (my keyboard is a velocity sensitive key board and CVpiano take well into account). But now I have global to low sound level.
DomiChi Oct 01 2014
Oct 01 2014
The sound is too low due to keybooard velocity. Is there some where a manual to learn how to tune CVpiano?
Anonymous Oct 01 2014
Oct 01 2014
In the edit tab, try different velocity curves and / or tweak the velocity range setting. Your keyboard surely have different velocity curves to choose, you should be sure that it is at least linear. Look in your keyboard manual.
DomiChi Sept 23 2014
Sept 23 2014
My PC is on W8. The CVPiano-modeled configuration do not gives me all the possible hardware in the list for ouput. MME speaker missing. But other VST show me and can play with it.
DomiChi Sept 24 2014
Sept 24 2014
I found a solution: first change configuration to have the good output (as long as asio is not launch I have the speaker in the list), after plug the midi keyboard (that will launch asio4all, then change configuration for the input to have the midi keyboard drive with asio4all. Since I have W8 I think to change to Linux, I already have problem with USB3 ports that doesn't want to sleep, I have to unplug USB3.
saeede Jun 30 2014
Jun 30 2014
Hi thank you for this free app, I downloaded and installed, exactly as you say but when I want to open it, give an error that says: no audio interface was detected please make sure a valid audio interface is functioning properly in the system before running this virtual instrument!!!!! and don't open software, what should I do?!
sound synthesis Jul 07 2014
Jul 07 2014
Saeede, this type of software (a 'VST' instrument) is not meant to be used alone. It is a "plug-in" for a larger audio workstation, such as Ableton Live, Logic, etc. There are a few software instruments that can be used on their own - called "stand alone" but they're somewhat rare. I'd suggest trying to find a free or demo audio workstation software you can try this on. It can take a little bit to learn the ins and outs but the wealth of instruments available on a modern computer is nice.
DomiChi Sept 23 2014
Sept 23 2014
Look at to make a standalone intrument.
Franklin Jun 18 2014
Jun 18 2014
Im using windows 7, try lots of ways, but still shut down right after i launch it.
Eddi Jun 14 2014
(2 / 5)
Jun 14 2014
I use a cheap Yamaha USB keyboard to trigger VST's, but for some reason CVPiano does not play well. Meaning touch when I play the keyboard does not coordinate all that well with the CVPiano software. Getting the right sensitivity and balance alludes me. The lower registers have to be hit harder to get anything but a really mellow piano sound, it's like there is too much sensitivity and it's uneven up and down the keyboard. Adjusting the touch-sensitivity setting on the keyboard or within the CV software doesn't help the overall problem much. At first I thought it was my keyboard, but other paid piano VST's like True Piano and Addictive Keys, as well as the free Piano One, play fine, the feel and sensitive of the keys correspond well in the triggered sounds and feel close to a real piano.
ItsMe Jun 12 2014
(3 / 5)
Jun 12 2014
Works perfectly for Windows 7 64-bit. I'm using it with Reaper DAW. Beautiful and flawless sound, and it' free.. what more could you ask for.
DomiChi Sept 21 2014
Sept 21 2014
I want to install to be use with LMMS and minimog. What do you advice as folder tree?
Anonymous Sept 21 2014
Sept 21 2014
Allan Light Jun 05 2014
(4 / 5)
Jun 05 2014
This is by far the best Piano VST ever. Thanks.
Seppo Jan 31 2014
Jan 31 2014
The regular installer worked totally fine in Windows 7.
Electron Dec 28 2013
Dec 28 2013
I installed the plug in, but it doesnt do anything, there are no instruments loaded onto it or anything. Does anyone know how to add them?
chicco Nov 17 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 17 2013
Funziona, seguite istruzioni tutto ok. Con programmino microsoft. Non c'è possibilità di caricare banchi di suoni? Ho letto che ci vogliono file GVI-GIG-GSI ma non ne ho trovati free. Sapete qualcosa? ciao!
musicmanbbw35 Nov 12 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 12 2013
Hey - wow! This is really a great sounding GRAND PIANO! ...and the best is: it's 4free! Works great as a VST-Plug-In in my Cubase Studio 5! THANX!!! Did have some trouble installing it, but with the "Installation-Guide" from "Compatibility" on 25th Oct 2013 got it to work. Thank you too!! :-)
Compatibility Oct 25 2013
(5 / 5)
Oct 25 2013
Please follow these specific instructions to get CVpiano to install on anything newer than WinXP SP2... After 2 hours of trying every way possible to install CVPiano on a WinXP system with SP3 updated, I have finally found the answer! <br /><br /> 1) UNZIP the files to your desired unzip target directory as you normally would for anything you usually like to install <br /><br /> 2) THEN MANUALLY CREATE a folder within this target folder called 'plugin' <br /><br /> 3) COPY (don't move!) all the unzipped files to this new 'plugin' folder. I know it seems silly and redundant, but please just do it! ***(Reason: it appears the GVI install script calls for certain files (eg. CVPiano-GVI-Modeled.dll) to reside in a subdirectory of the root install file location called 'plugin', but no one put them in there to begin with! I discovered this solution by looking at my previously failed install logs for CVPiano.)*** <br /><br /> Now, carefully follow these additional instructions posted on other forums... <br /><br /> 1. Download and install the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 (from the Microsoft website) <br /><br /> 2. Start->Programs->Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0->Compatibility Administrator <br /><br /> 3. Click the "Fix" button at the top (if it is greyed out you may need to make a new custom database first and select it. <br /><br /> 4. A create new application fix wizard will appear. <br /><br /> 5. Wizard - Program Information screen: Name of application and name of vendor don't matter too much, put anything there. For program file location, browse to the GVI setup program on the CD-ROM. Click Next. <br /><br /> 6. Wizard - Compatibility Modes screen: By default "Microsoft Windows 95" will be selected. Change this to "None" and click "Next" <br /><br /> 7. Wizard - Compatibility Fixes screen: Scroll down and check the check-box next to "WinXPSP2VersionLie". Click the "Test Run" button (DO NOT CLICK NEXT). <br /><br /> 8. Test run window: Ensure the path to the program is correct (should be something like e:setup.exe). Command line can be blank. Click the OK button. <br /><br /> 9. The GVI installer will now launch and proceed quite happily thinking it is running in XP SP2. <br /><br /> 10. After the install is done You can close the "Create New Application Fix" wizard and the Compatibility Administrator tool without saving changes. <br /><br /> That's it! It will run guaranteed! I hope this helps all you out there who gave up on trying to install this cool free piano from Tascam ~ have fun!
Lee Nov 15 2013
Nov 15 2013
Thanks for that, it worked great. Shame though that this long winded procedure even needs to take place.
JaeHwa Dec 07 2013
Dec 07 2013
Didn't work one bit, it crashes on start up...
Michael Mar 12 2014
Mar 12 2014
So, as you say that with ANYTHING NEWER than WinXP SP2 you would need to do THIS, it would mean the same for Windows 7 and so on? Well, I've installed this one Windows 7 and I'm relieved that I didn't have to do all that which you've described. Because I wasn't going to do all that and simply tried the installer and it straight-up works.
Wajper Sept 18 2014
Sept 18 2014
Thank you, you are a life-saver! Cheers, mate!
Boogie May 17 2015
May 17 2015
Will it also work with ACT 5.6? because it looks like ACT 5.0 isn't available anymore..
Shuryou Aug 24 2013
(4 / 5)
Aug 24 2013
The sound is great and real. Although I really wish there was fine tuning for velocity response.
Lleds Aug 12 2013
Aug 12 2013
I downloaded it, put it in the plugin folder but when I run it on reaper.... I can't play it, I have to "Load" an instrument but when I click on the "Load" button, nothing happen, like no instruments were recognized by Reaper...need some help on this one please ! :p Btw I'm on windows 7.
Michael Mar 12 2014
Mar 12 2014
You said you have downloaded and put "it" in the plugin-folder. But have you put the file you've downloaded there or what? Cause you have to unpack the file you download, then use the installer. Myself I have also let it install into the plugin-folder that I had already set in Reaper and it worked immediately. Once I started Reaper, it noticed the new VST, I'm glad to say.
hi Jun 25 2013
(0 / 5)
Jun 25 2013
Sorry, but it sounds so fake, I can't work with it.
hello Jul 08 2013
Jul 08 2013
You can change many aspects of the sounds to make it sound better :)
Skywalker Jun 22 2013
(4 / 5)
Jun 22 2013
Just installed CVPiano using the included .exe installer on Win 7 x64, and it works in stand alone mode and in Reaper 4 no problem. Did get an unsigned driver scary-message from Windows... Using "ASIO 4 all" with Realteck onboard audio (EVGA). Sounds good!
123 Apr 19 2013
(5 / 5)
Apr 19 2013
Indeed one of the best, most natural pianos I have tried. Doesn't have that annoying pop sound neither that old battered granny sound. It's perfect. I prefer it over my Sampletekk Black (to be perfectly honest). Problem was I screwed around a bit with the ASIO drivers now it will only start up if I have my external soundcard plugged in, otherwise it will crash booting up.
Kirk Apr 17 2013
Apr 17 2013
Hello people rather than say yay I got it working and that's it. I'll tell you how to do it. You must use the install setup and when it ask about where to put the plugins you browse and direct it toward the vst plugins folder on your C drive then you can use it in fl studio. It will put the extra files you need in there. During setup you have to select the driver asio. I hope this info helps.
Steven Apr 03 2013
(4 / 5)
Apr 03 2013
Thanks so much! Working here on Windows 8 + Ableton Suite 8. Love it.
Matt Feb 24 2013
(4 / 5)
Feb 24 2013
Works really well on Windows 8 and Reaper. I found VST plugins in: C:Program Files (x86)TASCAMInstrumentsCVPiano-GVI-Modeled. Thank you.
PB Feb 08 2013
(5 / 5)
Feb 08 2013
Windown 7(home,premium). FL Studio 4.1(Producer edition). Channel --> Add one --> more --> select under VST plugins: CVPiano GVI-Modeled --> refresh --> Fast scan --> Go back to Add --> Select CVPiano from the list then it says FL STUDIO ENGINE LAUNCHER STOPPED WORKING. And can only close the program. It does load for second then crashes.
Bobysama Apr 04 2018
Apr 04 2018
During installation, there is 2 folder directory : the "vst" and a "content folder" you should have both in the same folder or fl will crash.
Pinuccio Dec 13 2012
Dec 13 2012
Awesome. Works fine in Windows 7 Intela tom n450 and fl studio 9. realistic sound
Mark Dec 02 2012
(5 / 5)
Dec 02 2012
Superb!.. works very well after taking some time to set it up properly. Running it with Reaper with my Novation XIO as a controller on a Win7 based lappy. Sound is very good, and certainly fit for my purposes.
imlucca Oct 08 2012
(3 / 5)
Oct 08 2012
Hi the sound is great but I get noises randomly, the noises are like "clap" on the woods of the piano. This noise makes me unable to use it for recording anything :(
Anonymous Nov 17 2013
Nov 17 2013
Works great standalone on vista32 once i learnt how to turn those obtrustive sustain pedal release noises off!
qbgeekjtw May 28 2012
(5 / 5)
May 28 2012
It needs better support for LMMS, but still it's great. I'm using it anyways :D
Anonymous May 14 2012
May 14 2012
How do you open in ableton after installing? I don't see it in the VST folder
alfonz Nov 05 2012
Nov 05 2012
Optiona> preferences> File Folder> Plug In Sources> Rescan
VinZonrt Apr 10 2012
Apr 10 2012
It's easy to install. it's super :) i'm happy with the piano and it's so good sound
JeromeM Mar 16 2012
(4 / 5)
Mar 16 2012
Thank you very much for this free Piano Software!! Been pluging this piano plugin to my Laptop and Portable Keyboard and I frequently use it in our jamming. I can't believe CVPiano has an on-screen velocity control ^_^ It helped alot for my keyboard w/ no touch response. This is brilliant! Long-live CV-Piano!
wim Mar 01 2012
(5 / 5)
Mar 01 2012
It runs ok and sounds great under windows vista both standalone and as plugin in energyXt. No problems with installing nor at runtime
Chris-Mario from Norway Feb 20 2012
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2012
Defenetly the best free Piano VSTi I've ever used. I'm running FL Studio on a Windows 7 x64 computer with intigrated Realtek HD sound-card (Asio4All Enabled) and it just workes better than I'd ever imagine. BIG THUMBS UP! If you ask me, the producers could charge $500 without ANY problem for this nice pease of work! ;-)
HappyNow Feb 11 2012
(5 / 5)
Feb 11 2012
Wow, I've tried installing this in the past on my XP and Vista systems and it's been a total crash-fest. But I just installed it on my Windows 7 (using it in Reaper) and it works like a charm. I have to agree with some of the other posters here, it's definitely the best free piano out there. I'm very happy with it.
H. Feb 10 2012
(5 / 5)
Feb 10 2012
- I have an Eeepc 900, Win XP SP3, 900MHz processor, 1G RAM : So far, so good ! - Works fine as a standalone and as a VSTi plugin in Reaper too. - I downloaded the toolkit here (rather than the latest official microsoft version) - - Then again used the tips here, simple and clear : - - Took me a few hours to get the right latencies, but by far the best free piano vst around (ever, i think). - My asio4all (v2.10) config : - Audio input deactivated - 512 for all samples (buffer and latency) - Internal buffers : 4 - force WDM to 16 bits (or not) - Some tweaking yet to be done as indicated in hte youtube video for exeample but... - Thanks Tascam, vst4free, and all contributors for making it real.
melodicanto Dec 20 2011
(5 / 5)
Dec 20 2011
Un piano profesional...con las modificaciones pertinentes(ver El que dice que no lo es, es el t&iacute;pico que no compra Behringer, y ni siquiera ha escuchado su V-verb, por ejemplo.
dssd Dec 05 2011
(0 / 5)
Dec 05 2011
You can use Windows Applicationn Compatiilty tool to install on SP3 and higher. But this crashes Reaper every time, so not worth the bother for me.
Greg Nov 28 2011
Nov 28 2011
I had no problems installing as stand-alone or as VST in Sonar X1 Studio. I think it sounds very good apart from an annoying low frequency rumble as keys are released, almost like the bars moving in the piano! I cannot get rid of it, which is a shame, as otherwise it's great.
Luke Jan 19 2012
Jan 19 2012
Hello Greg, after installing this VST on my computer today I can only agree with your comments regarding the low frequency noise when releasing the keys. This low frequency rumble can be removed completely by the following steps - Load a piano module into CVP piano, ie. "CV Piano Normal" Click the Edit option, between 'mixer' and 'FX' towards the top right of the window Click on the 'General' tab below Volume, Pan and Tune Directly below this, there are two yellow indicator strips, the top one being 'velocity', and the one beneath having an accessible menu via an arrow pointing downwards. Click on this arrow and choose each of the effect control 1 and 2 options (12 and 13 in the list) and also the effect depth 1 to 5 options (91 to 95 in the list), making sure that each of these has a value of zero in the indicator strip to the right. This is done by clicking on the small black arrows positioned on either side of the yellow strip and moving the arrows to the left. This removed the low frequency noise for me so it should work for you as well - I hope it does as the noise does ruin an otherwise good quality piano vst. Kind regards, Luke
Anonymous Jan 20 2012
Jan 20 2012
Which software options are these, mixcraft 5.2, fl studio10 ??
Anonymous Feb 06 2012
Feb 06 2012
Hello. The options mentioned previously are for the stand-alone programme, I haven't got CVP piano installed as a VST instrument so I'm not sure about that. I hope this helps, Luke.
AlicornBob May 23 2012
May 23 2012
Speaking of installing this as a VST... How would I go about doing that? For LMMS? I'm just a newbie with these music synthesizer programs so I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing.
oli Nov 08 2011
(4 / 5)
Nov 08 2011
I thought this was pretty decent. Haven't tried it with a pedal yet. Good for the money. Anyone managed to update it? I tried running the GVI updates from the Tascam website, and it said there was no GVI installed.
Knotted Fingers Oct 17 2011
(4 / 5)
Oct 17 2011
Wonderful free piano. Thank you very much. I cannot complain about something that someone has spent so much time on and then given it away for free but I noticed a few niggles. No 'Help' on where to put the .dll file - [in the VST folder on Cubase] & the video & instructions are a bit brief but .... it's relatively easy to work the thing out. Thank you very much Tascam team.
Anonymous Oct 10 2011
Oct 10 2011
Took me 3 hours to get it setup with sonar x1 just to play a sound and export the sound as an MP3. No wonder people abandoned the software. HOW? make an new file, load CVpiano vst, test in piano roll view ensure there is sound. Copy and paste midi into the file created you cannot insert CVpiano vst into a file that already have midi on it. When export mp3 ensure notes from all tracks are fully selected and export. There may be other ways to make it work but this is my way. Once pass the frustration sound is excellent almost comparable with truepiano ($180) but crackling sound at max volume. Since it was a professionally developed free software can't really beat it with other free vst. Now I need to tweak it going to watch youtube.
anony Sept 07 2011
Sept 07 2011
Tweak it as described in the youtube video (see the comment on this page made on 28 August 2011 for the URL) and it sounds freaking phenomenal, very playable, great bottom end, I have a few hundred dollars worth of piano vstis and this one is just about the best I've heard. Can't belive it's free.
robson Aug 28 2011
(4 / 5)
Aug 28 2011
Very nice, having some problems yet with setting velocity but after I tweaked it according to this guy works very well. . Comparing it right now to pianoteq 4th generation.
Joe Jul 09 2011
Jul 09 2011
The program itself works very well, but am I missing something? I think it kind of sounds like a cheap 8 bit casio keyboard, straight out of the shoot. Does anyone have some setup tips? Or are my expectations too high?
Paul Jun 23 2011
Jun 23 2011
There is a fix for the sp3 using Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0. Check it out the steps in the links below:
Anton May 16 2011
(5 / 5)
May 16 2011
It works just fine for windows 7 :D At least it works great for me and I love it! Great plugin :)
jakobdam Apr 28 2011
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2011
The best free Piano VST as of yet. Of course, no match for the commercial True Piano, Alicia's Keys, The Grand etc... But CV Piano beats the other free alternatives, if the goal is a classical piano sound and feel. But PLEASE see some tweak guides - fx. on youtube! The default settings stinks and there's no presets when you install it. I run my CV Piano perfectly on a 64-bit Windows 7, having used it with Sonar, Reaper and Cubase. Works like a time, quite stable.
Frank Feb 11 2011
(5 / 5)
Feb 11 2011
to those who whined I think this is excellent engineering you have one heck of a good piano thanx Bro
Jerry85 Jan 03 2011
(5 / 5)
Jan 03 2011
for those having problems installing in XP sp3: thanks for this great progam!!
Daniel Nov 25 2010
(5 / 5)
Nov 25 2010
I personally love this piano vst I think this is the best one out there and I highly recommend this piano vst. One of the best free piano vst I ever used! Well done job to the developer!
Cristian "Mono" Rivera Nov 23 2010
Nov 23 2010
No es lo mejor que hay pero me sirve exelente para lo que necesito. debe mejorarse los ambientes
frankmachine Sept 18 2010
Sept 18 2010
I have installed it into Cubase SL and without tweaking anything yet, it sounds excellent, thank you so much, only one thing, how can I cut down how much resource it requires? it seems to be grabbing way more than its fair share of my processor and as a result of this, I'm getting audio drop outs & glitches here & there.....
سامان mr saman Aug 15 2010
Aug 15 2010
not bad.but not professional بد نبود اما حرفه اي هم نبود
Paul May 14 2010
(3 / 5)
May 14 2010
Easy way to bypass SP3 problem
Steve May 11 2010
(4 / 5)
May 11 2010
Tom, what linux/wine are you using? I've tried under Ubuntu 9.10. Had to install wine 1.2 beta to get 'round some gdiplus issues. Installed wineasio ok. When installing cvpiano had to change the instrument path from Z:.... to the pseudo C drive to get it to install cleanly. When I try to run it, the gui comes up ok, but when I try to load an instrument or do anything I get memory/page fault errors. I could change my linux distribution to match yours, so a complete description of your system would be of interest. Thanks
Elf Apr 13 2010
(3 / 5)
Apr 13 2010
I had trouble installing at first then followed tips in and deleted the Synchrosoft folder in WinZip then I chose to unzip all the rest individually into the same folder as the main program, and it worked. I only use Xp SP2 in my setup with no upgrades at all. It's a very complex gadget. I think it could take me a while to get into it. Glad I found the vst4free site, thanks. :)
Pan Jan 30 2010
(5 / 5)
Jan 30 2010
boredmuso Dec 04 2009
(1 / 5)
Dec 04 2009
installed,but no sound.since so many people seem happy with it,i'm guessing that the problem is Vista (suprise,suprise).
Ardalan Dec 01 2009
(3 / 5)
Dec 01 2009
The sound is ok! Not very good quality. But it's free, so why complain?
mrbo5 Oct 06 2009
(5 / 5)
Oct 06 2009
CVPiano is a outstanding plugin! If you run into install problems,like 181%, try installing it in "save mode". worked for me
Ewa Aug 19 2009
(5 / 5)
Aug 19 2009
Wpaniały program (jak na darmowy), polecam!!!
Adam Aug 19 2009
(5 / 5)
Aug 19 2009
Jak na darmowy instrument Continuous Velocity Piano jest naprawdę wspaniałym instrumentem, świetne brzmienie, czytelny interfejs - czego chcieć więcej? ;D Polecam!!!
Andy Jun 20 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 20 2009
Best free VST piano BY FAR!! Also, Ed's tip below worked for me too as I am also running SP3
Ed Jun 14 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 14 2009
Hey guys had the same SP3 problem.. check out this website. it worked for me
tom Apr 02 2009
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2009
This is by far the best piano VST I have used. Works fine under linux/wineasio.