Electric Grand

Electric Grand

CP-80 Electric Grand Piano

  • Vintage CP-80 Electric Grand Piano
  • 3 Distinct, blendable characteristics
  • 7 Different recording perspectives
$89.95

With three distinct sonic characteristics captured in seven different ways, you'll have no shortage of great sounds at your fingertips.

About Electric Grand

This unique instrument combines three distinct characters (acoustic hammers, direct line output, and amplified output) captured in seven different ways. When combined with the powerful Addictive Keys engine, Electric Grand becomes an extraordinarily inspiring instrument that is suitable for anything from indie rock and pop to house to R’n’B ballads.

THE INSTRUMENT AND ITS PRESETS

Our Electric Grand instrument features a meticulously sampled Yamaha CP-80, an electro-acoustic instrument that was produced from the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. 

Electric grand pianos have hammers and strings just like acoustic pianos. However, unlike acoustic pianos, these pianos have pickups under the strings that feed the sound to an amplifier—just like an electric guitar or bass. The combination of acoustic, electric, and amplified sources let you craft unique piano-like textures that that are more harmonically complex and interesting than a typical acoustic piano. 

The Addictive Keys engine plays back the instrument with incredible detail and the advanced studio effects accurately model the tremolo and tone controls of the original instrument. In addition, it lets you push the sonic boundaries beyond what the original instrument could accomplish.

We recorded the CP-80 in several ways to maximize options for our outstanding team of sound designers. 

Direct (Line Out): We recorded the direct output cleanly as well as through a well-maintained vintage Roland Dimension-D hardware chorus. 

Amplified Output: We played the CP-80 through a Music Man 112 RD tube combo amp with three close microphones and one stereo ambience microphone set further back to capture the room's sound. 

Acoustic Strings: Although rarely heard on albums, we loved the acoustic sound of the CP-80's strings and recorded it in stereo. 

These seven different recording setups gave our sound designers the ability to craft all kinds of amazing presets. You too can easily create inspiring presets that are uniquely yours.

Electric Grand boxshot

ABOUT GALLERIES AND EXPLOREMAPS

Our Gallery page (accessed by pressing the "Gallery" button) shows general information about the installed Addictive Keys instruments as well as those available in the online shop. The bottom of the Gallery page shows thumbnails of the available ExploreMaps for the currently selected instrument.

The ExploreMap page (accessed by pressing the "Explore" button) contains a selection of presets that you can easily preview and select with one click. This makes it easy to explore the various possible sounds. Many ExploreMaps also contain convenient macro controllers for fast/easy editing.

ITS UNMISTAKABLE SOUND CAN BE HEARD ON CLASSIC ALBUMS FROM U2, PETER GABRIEL AND ABBA, AS WELL AS CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS LIKE KEANE AND MIIKE SNOW.

System Requirements

Mac

OS X/macOS 10.7 - 10.11 (32/64 bit)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)

Windows

Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats

VST, AU, AAX (32/64 bit)

Standalone Application

Hosts

While XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below, this product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins.   

Cubase 7, 8, 9

Live 8 & 9

Logic Pro 9 & X 

Pro Tools 10, 11, 12

Reaper 4 & 5

Reason 9.5 

Sonar X2, X3 and Artist/Pro/Platinum