Precisionsound has announced the release of EP-30, a new sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and SoundFont.
Roland released the EP-30, the first velocity sensitive electric piano, in 1974. It was built in a sturdy road case with four preset sounds and a bass sound that could be blended with the others in the lowest octave. It had a vibrato with speed control that affected the volume, and a tone control. You could create some variation to the sound by pressing more than one preset button at a time. Today it's quite rare to find.
If we where to describe the sound, "Pac Man piano" could be appropriate. EP-30 does not sound like a real piano, it sounds very Lo-Fi and cheesy, in a cool, retro way.
Precisionsound sampled the instrument in full, every key and preset. The natural range of the Roland EP-30 is F0 to F5, and F0 to B1 for the Bass. Precisionsound extended the range of the instrument from C0 to C6 except the Bass which has been extended down only, to C0.
The SampleSet contains 263 24-bit WAV files:
- 5 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion.
- 5 programs for Logic EXS24.
- 5 programs for NI Kontakt v1 and v2.
- 12 program for NI Kontakt v3 v4 & v5.
- 5 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit).
The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.
For the Kontakt version you need the full version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5, not the Kontakt Player.
All formats are included when you buy EP-30 so you can download whatever format you like or all of them.
EP-30 costs $25 (+$11 if you want it on DVD).