Roland released the first velocity sensitive electric piano, the EP-30, in 1974. It was built in a sturdy road case with 4 preset sounds and a bass sound that could be blended with the others in the lowest octave. It had a vibrato with speed control that affected the volume, and a tone control. You could create some variation to the sound by pressing more than one preset button at a time. Today it's quite rare to find.
If we were to describe the sound, "Pac Man piano" could be appropriate. EP-30 does not sound like a real piano, it sounds very Lo-Fi and cheesy, in a cool, retro way.
We have sampled the instrument in full, every key and preset. The natural range of the Roland EP-30 is F0 to F5, and F0 to B1 for the Bass. We have extended the range of the instrument from C0 to C6 except the Bass which has been extended down only, to C0.
The SampleSet contains 263 24bit WAV files.
The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.
For the Kontakt version you need the full version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5, not the Kontakt Player.
All formats are included when you buy EP-30 so you can download whatever format you like or all of them.
Pricing and Availability:
EP-30 costs $25 (+$11 if you want it on DVD).