Grand Piano instrument volume?

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Does anyone know how to make the Grand Piano instrument in Ableton Live 9 sound just like a real Grand Piano when I play it with my Launchkey MIDI Keyboard controller with the sound coming directly out of my laptop? (no headphones and no speakers plugged in) I want it to sound just as loud as a Grand Piano - not quieter, not louder.

EDIT: Apparently, my question is confusing so here's a simpler version: I only have a laptop and I don't have speakers because I don't need them to hear sound clearly. My laptop volume goes from 0 to 100. I usually listen to music/watch videos with the volume anywhere between 26 and 36. I just want to know: how can I use the Grand Piano instrument without it being too loud because I don't want my eardrums to break? Should I use the Utility audio effect or something?
 

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Just louder? That depends on what the speakers in your computer can take, i guess. If you turn it uploud enough, it might start sounding bad if the output is too high for the speakers.

    I would start by turning up the volume as loud as possible, maybe use some EQ to get more out of it. Otherwise, just use speakers or a headphone.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    This does rank as one of the most bizarre questions I've ever read on here !

    'I want it to sound just as loud as a Grand Piano - not quieter, not louder' - erm grand pianos can be all sorts of volumes ?! How loud are your speakers, why do you not have or want external speakers. Why does it matter how loud the speakers are, that doesn't affect the realism?! How is this an Ableton question rather than a general question about the output wattage of your particular laptop. How loud for whom: you, people in a room, people on the back row of a concert hall ? 

    I've so many questions ! If you want it so be as loud as a real grand piano I suggest you put your speakers on to '7'. '7 what ?' you might ask, 'what are you talking about ?'. See how confusing my answer is, that's only half as confusing as your question is !

    9 months ago | 1 comment
  • PomPoko
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    Apparently, my question is confusing so here's a simpler version: I only have a laptop and I don't have speakers because I don't need them to hear sound clearly. My laptop volume goes from 0 to 100. I usually listen to music/watch videos with the volume anywhere between 26 and 36. I just want to know: how can I use the Grand Piano instrument without it being too loud because I don't want my eardrums to break? Should I use the Utility audio effect or something?

    9 months ago | 0 comments

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