The electro-mechanical piano has been sampled over and over, so why do it again? The reason is because each one has its own specific sound, and this one, the Mark 2, has been overlooked by many other companies, while it has a distinctive sound that especially comes to life in soulful ballads, but also holds its own in more upbeat music styles. Another reason is that, for all the work that's has been put into recreating this kind of instrument, playing the real thing always tickles us in a way that the sampled counterpart just doesn't. So what is the big differentiator? We think much lies in the imperfection of a real instrument and that's what we tried to capture in this sampled EMP. We added the Plus One layer of a pounded note that chokes the tines, only triggered when you pound your keys in a way that asks for a soft reproach of your instrument telling you to ease up, or inviting you to duel to the end. We also eased up on tuning of the samples, since the natural vibrato you get from slightly detuned tines is part of the game when you're touring with a heavy electro mechanical instrument that gets bumped around quite a bit. And of course we sampled the noises the instrument makes when you strike the keys and when the hammers fall back. Those sounds rarely make it to the recording, but they add a lot to the feeling when playing the instrument.
Our mission statement on this one was to recreate the playing experience of a real, vintage instrument in a way that hasn't been done before, and we think we succeeded!
Unique like never before
Content Base samples: 1 instrument patch containing the following playing styles: 576 Sustained full-length samples in 11 velocities) Plus One velocity on velocity 127 Release samples Hammer on sound Hammer off Sound
Custom IR's Full-blown Fx section in a gorgeous interface Single instrument for Kontakt 4.1 and higher with 3 panels - Main, FX and FX details Convolution reverb applied to the instrument to mimic various vintage reverbs and real acoustic spaces. 650+ samples. (1,4 GB sample content) Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions.
Format: All files in 48kHz , 24 Bit wave format. Extra's 2 impulse responses with configurable distance: 24 bit wave format. Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions. Royalty and copyright free content license. EMP Reference manual (pdf). Artwork : "EMP" dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa Programmed for Kontakt 4.1. and EXS24mkII (logic)
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