E-Instruments has released a collection of deeply sampled electric piano sounds for Steinberg’s HALion and HALion Sonic instruments. Vibrant Electric Pianos could be all the pianos you’ll ever need.
Vibrant Electric Pianos
Drawing on the usual four classic electric pianos this is a suite of 40 presets constructed from 24GBs of samples with a simple, colourful interface for that little bit of tweaking we all like to do. But essentially it’s all there ready to play.
The instruments in question are the Rhodes Stage Mark I, Rhodes Suitcase, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Clavinet D6. There’s something about these instruments that’s somehow authentically timeless. We come back to them time and again and with small variations they seem to be able to fit into all kinds of music.
The “Stage” is based upon a 1976 model recorded through high-end preamps and converters. The “Suitcase” is from a fully restored 1973 model capturing the combination of keyboard, amplifier and speakers. The “Wurli” is undated but took weeks of specialist restoration. The “Clav” is a restored 1974 model recorded through tube preamps.
For the interface, they’ve gone for strikingly unfussy and beautiful with a “Character” control being the main shaping tool to take the sound from mellow to dramatic plus a bit of envelope and treble/bass EQ. Another page for effects offers 4 slots to load any of the 18 included effects.
It’s a lovely suite of classic instruments that are going to be a winner every time.
Vibrant Electric Pianos is available for a short time for $99 for MacOS and Windows with the minimum of HALion Sonic SE 3.
- E-Instruments website.