Ableton & Soniccouture Release Electric Pianos
Ableton, in conjunction with Soniccouture, has released Electric Pianos, a software instrument consisting of two sampled classic electric pianos, the Rhodes Stage 73 and the Wurlitzer 200A.
Ableton claims the nuanced sound and dynamics of these legendary keyboards have been expertly captured by Soniccouture, with every key – and its release – recorded at many velocity levels using vintage equipment. 70 Instrument presets – tailored for perfect integration within Ableton Live – provide the characteristic sounds that made these electric pianos famous. Controls for effects, dynamics and EQ let users dial in just the right tone for their own music.
Electric Pianos comes with 70 Instrument Racks. These presets recreate many classic keyboard sounds and feature tweakable settings for effects such as vibrato, auto-wah and auto-panning, delay and reverb. Many of the presets include EQ controls to dial in the exact warmth or bite that is typical of the Rhodes and Wurlitzer pianos. For the discerning keyboard player, velocity curves and note release controls may be adjusted to your taste.
The Instrument Racks are divided into ‘Full’ versions which are closer to the natural un-effected sound of the instrument and ‘Lite’ versions that load quicker and tend toward the funky and experimental side. Along with the Instrument Racks, Electric Pianos includes a selection of raw Simpler presets for building your own Racks.
Ableton’s Electric Pianos will set you back €69.