Sampleson releases 1959 - An Electro-Acoustic Piano based on an expired patent

12th November 2019

Sampleson has released 1959, an Electro-Acoustic Piano based on an expired patent filed by Leo Fender in 1959. The Original expired patent NÂș 3090274 can be found here.

1959 is available in VST, AU and Standalone versions for Windows and macOS for the introductory price of $39 (regular $59).

This is what they say:

"We brought it to life this forgotten electro-acoustic piano design using spectral modeling. Sound can be described as a CP80-like but a bit more tuned due to the fewer number of strings"

The Experience Of Recreating A Forgotten Electro-acoustic Piano Patent
Does it sound like the original one? Nobody knows because it has never been built. But the experience of bringing to life an instrument that never existed, Sampleson say, was "super-exciting". The resulting sound of this virtual instrument is warm, clean and bright. The expressiveness of the piano action emulated gives it a nice and wide range of timbres, from warm lows to metallic shines on higher velocities.


Video Intro: YouTube/rjl6I7pX_to

Audio Demos: SoundCloud.com/user-830166644/sets/1959-secret-electro-acoustic-piano

Intro Price: $39 (Reg. $59).

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