The Zarenbourg piano first came along in 2006. Waldorf called it a response to the lack of soul in contemporary electric pianos. They wanted to recapture the purity that all-in-one electronic keyboards seemed unable to attain. They produced a sublime and classic instrument that was both clean and cool and instantly satisfying to play and listen to. Now Waldorf are releasing a module version that despite its compact enclosure loses none of its stylish impact.
The sound engine is the same as the full keyboard with three different sound generators. Firstly there’s the authentic, physically modelled classic electric piano sounds; followed by 4GB of direct piano sample streaming; and a 6 operator FM synth providing some classic DX sounds completes the set. There’s also a wide range of effects offering combinations that can be stored with sounds internally or on an SD card. The Mac or PC based software editor lets you get to work on your sounds, setups and effects.
It’s a small metal box filled with classic sounds from a piano that’s become a classic in its own right.
More information: http://www.waldorf-music.info/