Electric Piano

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KVRer
2 posts since 24 May, 2008

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:56 pm

Hi, can anyone recommend a nice sounding electric piano plugin? I've tried a couple a few years back and couldn't find one that had a nice analog sound to it. I'm looking for one that has some settings, like tweaking sustain, overdrive, etc. I'm just getting back into writing/producing again and trying to build up a new set of instrument plugins. Thanks!

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KVRian
822 posts since 8 May, 2006

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:07 pm

I am using Velvet. There is no demo now but I think AIR is working on making demos for all there plugins.

http://www.airmusictech.com/product/vel ... IeOhTHF-So

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Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:29 pm

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Cool, I'll check out Velvet. I did go on youtube and did a search for electric piano vst and got a lot of hits. One that really stood out was the Steinberg Neo Soul Keys. Very nice sounds!

https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/v ... u_get.html (https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vst/neo_soul_keys/what_you_get.html)

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KVRAF
4524 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:41 pm

There are also several freewares which are excellent. For examples:
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KVRian
973 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm

XLN's Addictive Keys 'duo bundle' is on sale for $90US (usually $160US) - you can pick any two instruments (so you could go with their cp80 and rhodes). I use both and they're pretty decent, very tweakable.

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KVRAF
4524 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:53 pm

In not too much expensive paywares you have also this excellent product from AAS:
  • Lounge Lizard EP-4 (currently half price, $89 instead of $199). The page of the product contains many examples and a loooooong video showing its resources.
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KVRist
272 posts since 29 Dec, 2007

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:25 pm

You can't go wrong with Neo Soul Keys, anything from Jamal Hartwell is killing by sound.
Speaking of prices given above you can check the Pianoteq, you get a great grand piano for music production and there is a Rhodes piano also among many instruments. I did some recording with it and it mixed well into music.
Looking cheaper have some testing on GSi payware, I like the sound of MrRay73 freeware alone, but couldn't make it work inside a mix. MrRay73 mkII works better. His other stuff nice too.

KVRian
990 posts since 6 Feb, 2005 from Canada

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:09 pm

I would recoomend GrandEpiano, it includes multi types of electric pianos, and have an EFX system, you can check it here
http://www.supremepiano.com/product/epiano.html

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steele johnson wrote:Hi, can anyone recommend a nice sounding electric piano plugin? I've tried a couple a few years back and couldn't find one that had a nice analog sound to it. I'm looking for one that has some settings, like tweaking sustain, overdrive, etc. I'm just getting back into writing/producing again and trying to build up a new set of instrument plugins. Thanks!

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KVRAF
3466 posts since 17 Sep, 2006 from Fredericksburg, VA USA

Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:13 pm

Lee702 wrote:I am using Velvet. There is no demo now but I think AIR is working on making demos for all there plugins.

http://www.airmusictech.com/product/vel ... IeOhTHF-So
WOW - that thing is mind bending - better that anything I've ever heard before.
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KVRian
1058 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Post Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:12 am

Another vote for Neo Soul Keys.
It's just so organic sounding!
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KVRAF
1647 posts since 12 Dec, 2012 from Switzerland

Post Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:15 am

Love AAS Lounge Lizard. Sounds great and has the possibility to produce new unheard e-pianos >> soundesign with unrealistic settings ;)

And it's not based on samples at all.
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KVRian
703 posts since 19 Mar, 2014 from Denver, CO

Post Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:18 am

chris.r wrote:You can't go wrong with Neo Soul Keys, anything from Jamal Hartwell is killing by sound.
Speaking of prices given above you can check the Pianoteq, you get a great grand piano for music production and there is a Rhodes piano also among many instruments. I did some recording with it and it mixed well into music.
Looking cheaper have some testing on GSi payware, I like the sound of MrRay73 freeware alone, but couldn't make it work inside a mix. MrRay73 mkII works better. His other stuff nice too.
The Rhodes and Wurli for Pianoteq are additional components you have to buy. They're solid IMO, but Scarbee in Kontakt seems to fit the bill better for me. More bark. I've heard really good things about Lounge Lizard as well regarding Rhodes.

KVRian
973 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Post Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:13 am

evilantal wrote:Another vote for Neo Soul Keys.
It's just so organic sounding!
which version is best though - steinberg's halion powered one or the uvi powered one gospelmusicians sell direct (presume the uvi one is the newest - is it better sound-wise?)

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KVRAF
3466 posts since 17 Sep, 2006 from Fredericksburg, VA USA

Post Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:27 am

I have AAS Lounge Lizard but (unfortunately) no where close to AIR Velvet IMHO. I did gey it on sale for $29.00 however... a far cry from $149.00!!!
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KVRAF
2673 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:22 pm

DimensionPro has several excellent-sounding emulations of ePiano
http://www.store.cakewalk.com/b2cus/Pro ... DM1.50-30E

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