1959. HIDDEN ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC PIANO
1959 by Sampleson is based on the Electro-Acoustic Piano patent (lifetime expired) registered in 1959.
We brought it to life 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? We don’t know, because it has never been built. And we won’t build it (by the moment:) But the experience of bringing to life an instrument that never existed, was super-exciting. The resulting sound of this virtual instrument is warm, clean and bright. The expressiveness of the piano action we emulated gives it a nice and wide range of timbres. From warm lows to metallic shines on higher velocities. The original patent proposes an idea about string vibration direction that improves the pickup effectiveness.
1959 AUDIO DEMOS
1959 can be described as RAW. Despite the reverb included, 1959 is minded to be heavily processed with anything you want. It will melt perfectly with choruses, flangers, phasers, etc. Demos were recorded with and without effects (factory free FXs included in GarageBand).
SEE “1959” IN ACTION
- 88 notes electro-acoustic piano
- Spectral modeled (no samples at all)
- Resonance amount
- Hammer noise amount
- Release sound amount
- Static noise emulator
- Scalable HD interface
- Win 32/64 bits and Mac VST/AU/Standalone versions included
- MacOS Catalina Ready
- No online activation required, just download and install.