UVI claims that their new EGP is the most comprehensive electric grand piano instrument ever produced. They say that, including both acoustic and electric versions of the CP-70 and several playing techniques, this hybrid grand piano instrument is capable of a wide range of sounds and precision, well beyond any existing libraries.
Here's the details in UVI's own words...
Inspired by the famous stage electric grand piano series: Yamaha CP-60, CP-70 and CP-80, UVI EGP provides a comprehensive instrument including both acoustic and electric versions of the CP-70, 5 fully mixable channels of audio, 10 unique preparations, diverse effects and a wide range of professionally mastered presets. With a rich and colorful variety of sounds, EGP is a truly deep and accomplished virtual instrument, well beyond any electric piano you've tried before.
EGP evokes the renown sound of the CP-70 used by numerous famous artists such as Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Keith Emerson of ELP, Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Boston, Journey, Asia and Genesis, Keane and others. Introduced in the mid 70's, the Yamaha CP-60, CP-70 and CP-80 were developed for touring musicians, making use of electric amplification via. per-string piezo pickups similar to a guitar. Still used by many artists nowadays, the Yamaha CP sound remains distinct and unlike any other electric grand piano since.
To perfectly fit any of your mix, EGP has been recorded with unprecedented details to introduce 5 fully mixable channels of audio: electric, L/R and M/S mics. The level of each mic can be easily adjusted within an intuitively designed user interface. In addition both acoustic and electric sections have their own independent EQ, effects and dynamics such as acoustic reverb or electric pedals. An entire piano studio at your fingertips!
EGP also offers 10 unique preparation techniques such as brush, bow, ebow, fingers, pick, and stick. All those playing styles were recorded with the highest attention to detail, capturing round robins, release samples, sympathetic resonance and pedal noise. As a bonus we've included Wheel Strum, a strumming by the mod wheel allowing an original arpeggios playing mode. These multiple playing styles greatly extend the sonic capabilities of the EGP from pristine piano sounds to ambient soundscapes and everywhere in-between.
EGP is not a simple instrument by any standard, it's a deep and comprehensive archive of a classic instrument--a creative tool perfect for anyone looking to reproduce a sound from the past, explore new timbres or simply add a little magic to their arsenal.
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