Modartt has announced a free instrument add-on: an electro-acoustic grand piano CP-80, s/n 1982.
The CP-80 was a popular stage piano at the time (1976-1985) with a unique sound and with an authentic grand piano action. It was marketed by Yamaha as a touring friendly and electronically amplified variant of a grand piano. It was famous for its rock solid quality and considered by many as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of the electro-acoustic pianos. The model was discontinued when the third generation of much smaller and lighter digital sampled pianos entered the market.
The add-on offers two versions of the CP-80:
- ‘CP-80 original’ which is an attempt to be as close as possible to the original recorded instrument
- ‘CP-80 restored’ which is an attempt to provide a ‘virtual’ restoration of the instrument renewing particularly the wounded strings which lacked the brilliance from brand new strings
The add-on can be downloaded for free by all Pianoteq customers from the Pianoteq website.