Acoustic Samples has released Clavi D9 based on the clavinet D6 by Hohner. Here's what the company has to say...
The original D6 has very few controls, 4 eq switches and 2 pickup switches to choose which pickup has to be used, along with a global volume. Acousticsamples recorded both pickups and we modeled precisely the eqs. As a result you can use the white switches exactly like on the real instrument. Acousticsamples sampled every possible aspect of the instrument, regular notes, staccatos, releases, mutes, every pickup, sympathetic resonances and more to provide you with the most authentic Clavinet sound possible.
Real Staccatos and resonance.
The Clavinet was built to replace the guitars in Funk music. This is why most players mostly use very short notes. Acousticsamples thought of that when sampling the instrument and they were able to reproduce it very accurately using a combination of staccato samples and longer release samples.
The sympathetic resonance we modeled is sample based and very close to the real instrument.
The Clavinet originally has two pickups, one next to the bridge that has a very bright sound and another one closer to the center of the string that has more bass. You can mix them using the switches, just like on the real instrument. Acousticsamples even added a possibility that is not in the original instrument, you can control the volume of each pickup separately in the preferences to really reach every possible sound when mixing both pickups.
Advanced Wah and effects.
A Clavinet is almost always played with a Wah on it. This is why the Clavi D6 offers an included Wah effect that you can control with any controller.
The four switches (which could be named 4 band EQ) have been carefully modeled to be as close as possible to the original ones. Acousticsamples also included the most common effects used with a Clavinet: a spring reverb , a distortion, a tremolo, a flanger, a chorus and a phaser. Each of these effects have two controls on the interface.
Pricing and Availability:
99$ / 79€
Gaz Williams has one and he brought it round