I’ve been trying out a few piano samples (SFZ with linuxsampler. and SF2 with fluid), trying to find something nice for live playing. For reference: I’m used to playing the concert grand included with NI Komplete (unsure how high of a bar that is…), through a weighted/hammer MIDI keyboard.
I found really nice-sounding SFZs (the included salamander GIG is OK too), but ran into the CPU-bounded voice limit of about ~16 voices in linuxsampler on the RPi3B+ (seems to a hard limit). The SF2’s under Fluid go up to more voices, but I couldn’t find as nice-sounding ones. Best ones were from Soundfonts4U.
P.S. I’m aware of the included great-sounding Pianoteq, but I’m looking for something free (as in beer).
Are any other pianists using Zynthian for live/realistic playing? If not Pianoteq, what soundfont(s) are you using?