Sonokinetic Releases EMP Mark 2 – Electro Mechanical Piano
Sonokinetic has released EMP Mark 2, a new virtual instrument that claims to pack a lot of authentic nuances into the electro mechanical piano emulation.
» 2 instrument patches containing the following styles:
» 576 Sustained full-length samples in 11 velocities)
» Plus One velocity on velocity 125 to 127
» Release samples
» Hammer on sound
» Hammer off Sound
» Custom IR’s
» Full-blown Fx section in a gorgeous interface
» Single instrument for Kontakt 4.1 and higher with 3 panels – Main, FX and FX details
» Convolution reverb applied to the instrument to mimic various vintage reverbs and real acoustic spaces.
» ESX24mkII patch for Logic (does not include FX interface)
» 650+ samples. (1.4 GB sample content)
» Mac & PC
Sonokinetic feels the Mark 2 has been overlooked by many other companies. It has a distinctive sound that comes to life in soulful ballads, but also holds its own in more upbeat music styles. Sonokinetic focused on the imperfection of a real instrument and that’s what they tried to capture in this sampled EMP. For example, they eased up on tuning of the samples, since the natural vibrato you get from slightly detuned tines is part of the game when you’re touring with a heavy electro mechanical instrument that gets bumped around quite a bit. They also sampled the noises the instrument makes when you strike the keys and when the hammers fall back. Those sounds rarely make it to the recording, but they add a lot to the feeling when playing the instrument.
Content Base samples: 1 instrument patch containing the following playing styles: 576 Sustained full-length samples in 11 velocities) Plus One velocity on velocity 127 Release samples Hammer on sound Hammer off Sound Custom IR’s Full-blown Fx section in an interface Single instrument for Kontakt 4.1 and higher with 3 panels – Main, FX and FX details Convolution reverb applied to the instrument to mimic various vintage reverbs and real acoustic spaces. 650+ samples. (1.4 GB sample content) Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions.
Format: All files in 48kHz , 24 Bit wave format. Extra’s 2 impulse responses with configurable distance: 24 bit wave format. Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions. Royalty and copyright free content license. EMP Reference manual (pdf). Artwork : “EMP” dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa Programmed for Kontakt 4.1. > and EXS24mkII (Logic)
Sonokinetic EMP Mark 2 costs €40 and is available now. More information on Sonokinetic EMP Mark 2.