Genuine Soundware Electric Grand EG70 VSTi v1.0
Genuine Soundware Electric Grand EG70 VSTi v1.0 | 1.4 MB
The CP-70 was a portable electric piano invented during the seventies by the japanese company Yamaha, also makers of renowned fine classic grand pianos. It was made for the touring musician who wanted to take an acoustic piano on the stage.
It’s a rock solid instrument that splits into two parts for better transportability. The structure is based on the keyboard and mechanics of a classic grandpiano but with a smaller harp, less strings and shorter than a classic baby grand. There’s no soundboard, and every note has its own piezoelectric pickup. The main preamplifier offers a basic 3-band equalizer and a tremolo effect. This piano had a significant role in the pop music of the seventies and the eighties, featuring in songs by well known musicians like Stevie Wonder, Genesis, George Duke, Simple Minds, etc. It is now back on the stage thanks to the british band “Keane”, you can see it in the video of the song “Everybody’s changing”. Every modern digital keyboard offering a wide variety of timbres has a patch inspired to the sound of the CP piano, and sometimes it’s still preferred in genres like rock and pop where the producers want a brighter and more prominent piano sound.
EG70 is a physical modeling simulation of a CP-70 electroacoustic baby grand touring piano.
- – Full Polyphony (73 notes)
- – Adjustable sympathetic resonances
- – Realistic response to keyboard dynamics
- – Adjustable global tuning
- – Four dynamic curves available
- – Realistic control panel with active EQ and Tremolo effect
- – Stereo tremolo mode (auto-pan)
- – Adjustable note decay and release lengths
- – Built-in stereo digital reverb
- – On-screen help tips and readout values
- – Low memory and CPU power needed
- – Easy MIDI-Learn feature
EG70 has a very natural response to keyboard dynamics and to player’s style. You’ll hear the benefits of physical modeling mostly when the sustain pedal is in use. The sound is warm and metallic at the same time, unpredictable, rich and natural like only a real piano can be.