NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

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filokvr
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10 posts since 23 Mar, 2018

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:04 am

Hello there! We've just released our first Electric Piano. Inspired in a rare and vintage Hohner Electra T. Free to download and try it here >>> http://sampleson.com/electrix-rare-electric-piano.html (http://sampleson.com/electrix-rare-electric-piano.html)
Feel free to download it. Opinions are needed :)
https://soundcloud.com/user-830166644/s ... ctrix-demo
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Turello
KVRAF
3160 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:54 am

Used with some parallel saturation it works very well and realistic! ;-)

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KVRAF
5731 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:21 am

I just gave it a quick go earlier today and it's very cool. Since you guys are new, and looking for feedback, I hope you don't mind me making a few quick suggestions:

1. I'm on a 1920x1080 24" screen and the GUI is kinda small. I'd suggest going quite a bit larger, if not offering resizing. On my 4k 15" laptop in Studio One (which has no plugin resizing), this would be pretty much unusable at this size.

2. Not sure what value the empty black section at the top of the GUI is adding, but I'd suggest getting rid of it. Unless you plan on adding something there.

3. About the sound, it's very cool. I do think the plugin would greatly benefit by the inclusion of some Velocity Curve controls, and maybe even a separate control for Dynamics. Playing on my Roland System-8, the velocity curve just felt off to me in that some notes/velocities were too low for my playing style or that particular keyboard. I've got two Wurlie's (a 120 I'm looking to find a home for and a 200 I just had fully restored) and a Rhodes, and even at low velocities, none is quite as dynamic and quiet as this. Plus, just so much is just up to individual taste and playing style. For a more 1:1 comparison, the response of the Keyscape Pianet T jives much better, and it may just be that Keyscape offers much more control over the response.

Anyway, thanks for the great instrument. I'll definitely throw a few bucks your way.

jpumphandle
KVRist
337 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from St. Louis

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:58 pm

+1 on the need for a velocity curve control. I think that cranking the Phaser up to give a super neat sound causes some velocity problems.
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filokvr
KVRer
10 posts since 23 Mar, 2018

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:36 am

Hi guys!!!! thanks for trying it out. Im doing a list of improvements fro next releases and your inputs are so helpful for that!
-Velocity Curve
-Tuning knob
-Scalable UI
-expanded midi/audio panel for standalone
-volume control for note-releases
(feel free to add what you want)
Best
Augusto

jens
KVRAF
18842 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:02 am

I have to try this when I'm back home from my holiday - I own an Electra, however the normal one (which is also the one Led Zeppelin used) - not sure how much they differ...
" It is a measurable fact. Not my opinion. And not even subtle. If you can't hear difference in tail between Valhalla and VSR reverb tail then again change your job dude." kmonkey

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Nielzie
KVRAF
8981 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherlands

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:13 am

Sample based?
None are so hopeless enslaved as KVRians with GAS.

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KVRAF
1679 posts since 22 Apr, 2009 from Belgrade

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:41 pm

I believe it uses modeling.
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Fleer
KVRAF
3854 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:12 pm

Well done, Augusto. Grazie mille :tu:

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planetearth
KVRian
1396 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:03 pm

filokvr wrote:Hi guys!!!! thanks for trying it out. Im doing a list of improvements fro next releases and your inputs are so helpful for that!
-Velocity Curve
-Tuning knob
-Scalable UI
-expanded midi/audio panel for standalone
-volume control for note-releases
(feel free to add what you want)
Best
Augusto
I donated after downloading this, because the sound helped me come up with a new tune, and I hope to use it again soon. That said, a scalable UI would be helpful, and some control of the velocity would definitely be useful.

Steve
Listen to some of my stuff here: https://soundcloud.com/shadowsoflife.

jens
KVRAF
18842 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:49 am

Okay, I now tried it:

what I thought would be the hardest thing you basically got right and that is the sound of the tines...

the main sound component itself though sounds more like a synthesizer to me and - I am sorry to say - currently sounds nothing like a Electra.

Give me a shout if you need sound examples of a real Electra.
" It is a measurable fact. Not my opinion. And not even subtle. If you can't hear difference in tail between Valhalla and VSR reverb tail then again change your job dude." kmonkey

filokvr
KVRer
10 posts since 23 Mar, 2018

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:47 am

Hi Jens!!!! thanks for your insights! Will be cool if you can drop me some recordings to hi at sampleson.com We are working on the main sound now. Just a question, yours is the upright wooden one right? not the suitcase model T

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1658 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:32 am

Thanks for this! Love everything-piano :tu:

Local Man
KVRist
272 posts since 31 May, 2017

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:33 am

Usually I don't like things that live in that gray area between sounding synthetic and natural. I prefer things that are firmly one or the other. But this is cool because it can successfully pull off both based on context. In a dense mix, it sounds pretty realistically electro-mechanical; but when it is more exposed and with a little processing, it can sound very synthy in a cool way (especially the lower register).
Very nice for a free (or donation) instrument.

nocturnal owl
KVRist
185 posts since 17 Feb, 2016 from west coast somewhere USA....

Re: NEW Free Electric Piano (the one used by Led Zeppelin: Hohner Electra T)

Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:01 pm

I think this sounds great with some reverberation to smooth out the modeling "synth" like character. Its still awesome, surprised its not getting more attention here.

The only issue I've noticed is in the stand alone version. One cannot select audio driver and it's not seeing my MIDI keyboard (only sees IK StealthPedal).

Great work and thank you! :)

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