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Viewing topic "New DCP library, “Electric Grand”, coming soon for the XF"

     
Posted on: February 11, 2012 @ 09:28 AM
DavePolich
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A new DCP Productions library, “Electric Grand” will be coming soon to the
Shop. “Electric Grand” features the sound of the Yamaha CP80 electric grand piano, and also includes a Baldwin Electropiano sound and a Kawai Electric Grand sound. 16 voices, 376MB of unlooped samples. The XF version
requires a flashboard installed in your XF.

A new approach in programming was employed for this project. Each voice is
8 elements and each element is a separate “component” of the sound, so the user can adjust levels of attack, body, string inharmonicity (metallic overtone), key release noise, sympathetic harp resonance, and
hammer hardness. Using the sliders, you can customize the electric grand
sound as you wish. Voices include CP80 detuned, bright, compressed, flanger effect, phaser effect, analog tape saturation effect, distortion,
and echoed CP80.

“Electric Grand” was born out of my own frustration with finding a
quality CP80 sound library. I tried Prominy’s Electric Grand, the CP 80
in Steinberg’s The Grand 3, as well as of course the Motif XF’s own factory CP70 voice and wasn’t satisfied with any of them, so I decided
to make my own CP 80 library (originally intended for my gig in a Pat
Benatar cover band, where there is a call for the CP80 sound in many
of her songs). The result was so good that I realized it should be a
DCP library available at the Motifator Shop.

The library, in XF and XS versions, will be shipped to Keyfax next week
and should be available at the Shop soon thereafter.

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Posted on: February 12, 2012 @ 04:38 PM
benoit
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These are the kind of news I liked to read… :)

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Posted on: February 12, 2012 @ 05:18 PM
Ruke
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Great news! I’ve really enjoyed many of your samples. Very inspiring. It’s a great gift you have. Now that you’re in piano sampling mode please keep it going. A nice acoustic would be great :) $$$ burning a hole in my pocket for DCP productions.

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Posted on: March 01, 2012 @ 04:41 AM
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Hi Dave, any news of the release on the shop ?

Thanks.

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Posted on: March 01, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
DavePolich
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The library was delivered to Keyfax but it is not yet up at the Shop. Not sure when it will be - hopefully soon.

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Posted on: March 01, 2012 @ 09:59 AM
Apex
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the CP80 is Yamaha’s version of the MKS20 (or vice versa) right?

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Posted on: March 01, 2012 @ 10:25 AM
DavePolich
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Apex - 01 March 2012 09:59 AM

the CP80 is Yamaha’s version of the MKS20 (or vice versa) right?

No. It is not a module. It was an actual piano with a soundboard and strings and hammers. It had electric pickups so it could be plugged directly into a sound system. Weighed several hundred pounds. Production of it ceased over twenty years ago. Currently some artists, notably the
band Keane, use it.

Pictures:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Yamaha+CP80

More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_grand_piano

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Posted on: March 01, 2012 @ 10:46 AM
papaphoenix
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Thank you Dave.

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Posted on: March 01, 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Good stuff.... Cudos to the engineer(s)

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