Studio Electric Grand Piano

Studio Electric Grand Piano

$98
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Save substantially on the Vintage Keyboard Bundle
  • 96,637 Samples
  • 27.5GB HDD (compressed from 51.1GB)
  • 8 Mics (Neumann u87, Coles, Neve, AKG, etc.)
  • 2 Pro-Grade Reverbs (Bricasti and TC)
  • Sustains, Staccato and Staccatissimo (RR),
  • Prepared Articulations (ex. Plucked, Picked, Muted)
  • Intuitive and Advanced 3D Controls and Interface
  • Advanced Chaos Effects Systems
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Studio Electric Grand Piano


We sampled the legendary Yamaha CP-70 Electric Grand Piano in such detail that it will never need to be sampled again (94,604 samples to be exact). The Electric Grand Piano is similar to a normal piano, except that the vibration of the strings is converted by electric pickups, like an Electric Guitar. We recorded and processed the CP-70 at 24-Bit / 96Khz at Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio, Gorbals Sound, through a large custom NEVE desk. 

The Vintage CP-70 contains standard (Sustains, Staccato, Staccatissimo w/ RR) and a large assortment of prepared articulations (Ex. Plucked Strings, Picked Strings, Muted Strings, Harmonics etc.).  

We opened the Vintage CP-70 and recorded the insides, plucking the tines and gently muting them for different sounds. The microphones include Neumann 87’s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414’s, Neumann KM 184’s, and a mixed microphone position, which was made by combining all 24 microphones used in the sessions. We also recorded all samples through two world-class reverbs (Bricasti and TC-Electronics 6000). The CP-70 was recorded with a 100% analogue NEVE Pre-Amp Signal Flow and further enhanced with a physical hardware chain, including Manley Vari Mu Compressor, Original Urei 1176 (Pre-Universal Audio), Original DBX 160, Neve 33609 Compressor. The CP-70 also includes full control over velocity response, tremolo and tremolo rate controls, resonance and release triggers, pedal volume, analog noise control, and full ADSR controls. 

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Deep Options

What sets the CP-70 Electric Grand Piano apart from competitors is not just the great recordings, programming, or stunning lay-out, but also the wealth of features that allow you to dial in precisely the sound you want. You can control the dynamic feel of the piano with a single click, resonance, Pick Ups, phase relationship, ADSR, or even the sounds of fingers on the keys.

Superior Reverbs

We sampled the CP-70 through two of the best studio reverbs in the world: TC6000 and Bricasti, giving you instant access and control over two industry-defining studio reverbs. We sampled the CP-70 using a pristine signal path designed by some of the world's best engineers.

World-Class Microphones

The CP-70 Electric Grand Piano gives you access to the best studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann u87’s, KM 184’s, Neve SE Ribbons, Royers, and AKG 414’s. Along with the mixed microphone option, you also have access to DI Clean, DI Crush and DI Warm. 

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Articulations:  

Main Articulations: 

  • Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down) 
  • Staccato (5 round robin) 
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin) 
     

Prepared Articulations: 

  • Picked Sustains 
  • Picked Staccato 
  • Plucked Sustains 
  • Muted Sustains 
  • Muted Staccato 
  • Harmonic Sustains 
  • Harmonic Staccato 
     

Presets (26) 

Microphones:  

Recorded at Scotland’s famous studio, Gorbals Sound, with all microphone positions recorded through a custom NEVE desk. All microphones can of course be loaded/unloaded and include Volume, Stereo Spread, Pan, Solo and Mute functions: 

  • Mixed Microphone (Sweet processed Mix of all mics) 
  • Neumann™ u87 Microphones 
  • Neumann™ Km 184 Microphones 
  • Coles™ 4038 Microphones 
  • Neve™ SE Ribbon Microphones 
  • AKG™ 414  Microphones 
  • Royers R-121s Microphones 
     

Two additional pro-grade reverb options: 

  • TC6000™ (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume) 
  • Bricasti™ (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume) 

Recording gear:  

The Vintage CP-70 Electric Grand Piano was recorded through a custom Rupert Neve Desk with 100% analogue Neve pre-amp signal flow. The sounds were then processed through the following physical hardware units: 

  • Manley™ Vari Mu Compressor 
  • Original Urei™ 1175 (Pre-Universal Audio) 
  • Original DBX 160™ 
  • Neve™ 33609 Compressor 
  • Bricasti™ M7 
  • TC Electronics™ 6000 

Options:  

  • Uniquely sampled Pedal Up and Pedal Down 
  • Live Keyswitch, CC, & Auto Detect Controls over the core articulations 
  • Live Velocity Mapper and Dynamics Response Control 
  • Sympathetic Resonance Control 
  • Pedal Volume Control 
  • Release Triggers of Hammer Action 
  • Tremolo and Tremolo Rate Control 
  • True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain 
  • Click, Stacked and Keys Control 
  • ADSR Controls 

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later or later required 
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player 
  • 16.4GB / 27.062 Samples 
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram 
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram 
  • 27.5 GB free space