Wednesday, July 19, 2006
From the homepage:
We like to define GrandElectrix the best, if not the perfect, emulation of the famous CP70 electroacoustic piano. AraldFX is proud to offer you the warm, classical and unique sound of this piano with an incredible sample player engine at an extremely low price!
Grand Electrix is a sample based virtual instrument featuring a new stream from disk custom technology ("direct from disk") - the powerful Arald piano engine - for very low memory and CPU usage. The samples are derived from the acclaimed Hollow Sun library "Definitive CP70", which features every note, recorded with full decay over two levels of dynamics, of the classic Yamaha™ CP70B piano.
The Arald piano engine features direct from disk streaming of samples with adjustable buffer size for maximum performance on any system. Samples are streamed in real time from the hard disk, reducing the need for huge amounts of RAM in sample playback. Disk streaming may also be disabled for PC’s with huge amounts of RAM.
Aside from the original CP70 features, GrandElectrix offers chromatic fine tuning, octave stretching, a stereo mode, full control of the MIDI response to match the dynamics of your keyboard, and a built-in chorus designed specifically for this piano sound.
Released in the mid-'70s, Yamaha's CP range of electric grand pianos were received by musicians with great acclaim, as they offered for the first time a true piano sound in a (relatively) portable package for stage use. Being expensive, they were at first only adopted by the wealthier musician who was serious about live piano playing.
The CPs are real grand pianos scaled down in size (and weight) for portability. Whilst they don't have a totally realistic acoustic piano sound, they do have a distinctive sound all of their own that was utilised and exploited by Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Abba, George Duke, U2 and countless others who enjoyed this unique sound live or in the studio.
Grand Electrix is for sale at an introductory price of USD $46.00 until the end of July. Be one of the first to have it! Buy it now via PayPal, it's safe and easy. You will receive a download link within 24 hours from your order!
Published by Stefan Svartling