Electric Grand Piano by Chocolate Audio *

Product Details

  • Compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional  (Versions 3.2 and higher)
  • Specially designed for Presence XT within Studio One 3.2
  • Sampled direct from the output to the preamp and converter all of the details of the piano recreated through the use of our custom advanced scripting
  • Recorded at 24 bit / 96 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz
  • Dry recordings allows for flexibility and sound design with Studio One’s own or third-party plug-ins
  • 12 dynamic layers chromatically sampled
  • 1.8 GB total library size
  • 9 presets

A top-notch rendition of a famous Japanese electric grand piano. At that time it was dubbed as "compact," which it actually was when compared to the weight and size of an acoustic piano. Its mid-rangey character is due to the presence of a piezo pickup under the saddle of each string. Full restoration was carried out and proper tuning applied on the piano before sampling. A classic sound heard on countless hit records in the 70s-80s is now reborn inside Studio One. 

Achieving a quality level on par with our goals from this piano was tough. The onboard electronics are noisy and the piano picks up a lot of ambient noise even if it’s electric (imagine a guitar with 88 strings!). Through attention and care, we managed to capture what we believe is the best rendition of this classic electric grand piano. The sample set features 12 dynamic layers, a sustain pedal resonance layer, nine release sample layers, and pedal and key release noise effects tuned to perfection using Presence custom scripting. 

Onboard Script controls:

  • Tuning: 440/442 Hz
  • Level control for Sustain Resonances, Pedal Noise and Release samples
  • Velocity Curve control
  • Hold, Decay, Release envelope controls
  • Touch Response* control: sets the amount of pre-attack key noise heard, sets the attack time at higher settings. 

* Touch Response allows rendition of the full piano sound but at low settings introduces a perceptible latency. Its use is suggested at the mix stage when anticipating the track by a few milliseconds is a viable option. 

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

  • Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update,
  • Windows 8.1 x64/x86
  • Windows 10 x64/x86
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)

Sound Samples