Studio Vintage Series: CP70 Electric Grand Piano overview
8Dio Studio Vintage Series represents the most comprehensively deep-sampled collection of vintage keyboards.
The famous Yamaha CP-70 is no exception to extreme sampling. We sampled this legendary Electric Grand Piano in such detail that it will never need to be sampled again. 94.604 samples to be exact. The Electric Grand Piano is similar to a normal piano, except that the vibration of the strings is converted by electric pickups, similar to that of an Electric Guitar.
We recorded and processed the CP-70 at 24-Bit / 96Khz at our famous British Studio, Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio – Gorbals Sound, through a large custom NEVE desk.
The Vintage CP-70 contains both standard (Sustains, Staccato, Staccatissimo w/ RR) and a large assortment of prepared articulations (Ex. Plucked Strings, Picked Strings, Muted Strings, Harmonics etc.). All standard sustain samples were recorded with both pedal up and pedal down positions. In addition we also two types of staccatissimo (w/ round robin) for fast playing styles.
We also opened up the Vintage CP-70 and recorded the insides of it, including plucking the tines and gently muting them for different types of sounds. The Vintage CP-70 Piano also contains a large selection of presets, which shows many variations of the instrument. The library contains 8 different types of vintage microphones and 2 different types of world-class reverbs. The microphones includes Neumann 87’s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414’s, Neumann KM 184’s and a mixed microphone position, which was made by combining all 24 microphones used in the sessions. We also recorded all samples through two world-class reverbs (Bricasti and TC-Electronics 6000), so you have the best microphones and reverbs right at your finger tips. The CP-70 was recorded with a 100% analogue NEVE Pre-Amp Signal Flow and further enhanced with a physical hardware chain, including Manley Vari Mu Compressor, Original Urei 1176 (Pre-Universal Audio), Original DBX 160, Neve 33609 Compressor.
The CP-70 also includes full control over velocity response, tremolo and tremolo rate controls, resonance and release triggers, pedal volume, analog noise control and full ADSR controls. 8Dio Studio Vintage Series CP-70 is best described as the definitive deep-sampled Electric Grand Piano. Unique, Expressive and with a rich set of new-generation features. It will never need to be sampled again.
The Vintage CP-70 Electric Grand Piano contains over 96.000 samples and a gorgeous fully 3D rendered interface. Everything was lovingly recorded at a incredibly well known British Studio through custom NEVE Consoles and offers you the most versatile Electric Grand Piano in existence. Whether you want the best studio microphones (ex. Neumann u87, Cole, Neve Ribbon Mics). The best reverbs (ex. Bricasti M7 or TC 6000). It is all there.
What sets the CP-70 Electric Grand Piano apart from competitors is not just the great recordings, programming or stunning lay-out. But it is also the wealth of features – allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want. Whether it’s controlling the dynamic feel of the piano with a single click, the resonance, the pedal volume, ADSR or even the sounds of your fingers touching the keys. No engineering degree required. It all just makes sense.
We used 8 microphones for all the recordings, including vintage Neumann, Neve, Coles and Royers.
In order to deep-sample the CP70 Electric Piano we completely opened the cabinet in order to sample Plucked and Muted notes.
We sampled the CP-70 through two of the best studio reverbs in the world (TC6000 and Bricasti), so you get access to the sweetest sound of all. The reverbs can be activated with a single click and gives you instant access and control over the two reverbs that have defined studio reverbs more then anything else. You can control both pan, spread and volume of each reverbs. No more convolution. We literally sampled the Vintage CP-70 Electric Grand Piano through them using a pristine signal path designed by some of the worlds best engineers.
The CP-70 Electric Grand Piano gives you access to the best studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann u87’s & KM 184’s. Neve SE Ribbons, Royers, AKG 414’s and a sweet mixed microphone position made from them all. So in essence you have 8 microphone positions, including DI Clean, DI Crush and DI Warm.. Engineering doesn’t get finer then this and you can literally dial in precisely what you want with a few clicks.
Chaos 3.4 FX
The CP-70 Electric Grand Piano contains our new Chaos 3.4 FX system, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire to the CP-70. Whether its redesigning the layout by key-control, create a step-based filter sequencer, precision dial EQ, bit-crush or distort, stereo-delay or mess around with dual convolution reverbs. We also added our latest convolution, which allows you create Textural Convolution Delays on top of the existing stereo-delay and convolution reverb.