EGP – ‘The Most Comprehensive Electric Grand Piano Ever Produced’

UVI has released EGP, a new virtual instrument that the describe as ‘the most comprehensive electric grand piano instrument ever produced’.

EGP is inspired by Yamaha’s stage electric grand piano series: Yamaha CP-60, CP-70 and CP-80,


  • Discrete and fully mixable electric, L/R and M/S signals
  • M/S signal switchable to dual mono
  • 10 prepared piano styles, create custom key splits in UVI Workstation
  • Independent effect chains for acoustic and electric signals
  • Independent ADSR amplitude control for acoustic and electric signals
  • Resonance polyphony and volume control
  • Pedal and Release volume control
  • Extended Range switch provides a full 88-note range
  • Wheel Strum
  • 100+ preset library
  • Advanced audio engine
  • Licensing supports 3 concurrent authorizations

About EGP Electric Grand Piano

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.

EGP has been recorded with 5 fully mixable channels of audio: electric, L/R and M/S mics. The level of each mic can be easily adjusted. In addition, both acoustic and electric sections have their own independent EQ, effects and dynamics such as acoustic reverb or electric pedals.

EGP also offers 10 unique preparation techniques such as brush, bow, ebow, fingers, pick, and stick. All those playing styles were recorded with round robins, release samples, sympathetic resonance and pedal noise.

Here is a collection of audio demos for EGP:

EGP is available now for US $299. See the UVI site for more info.

If you’ve used EGP, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

16 thoughts on “EGP – ‘The Most Comprehensive Electric Grand Piano Ever Produced’

    1. “Software yippeeeeeee”

      You might want to come back when you’ve got something intelligent to add to the discussion.

  1. I own the predecessor to this, and before watching the demo I wasn’t sure if I could justify buying this one…my mind has been changed

  2. 300 bucks for a single sampled instrument? Really? Requires an account on and, can only be used with their UVI workstation software and the license forbids re-selling / transfer of ownership. No thanks.

    1. You’ve clearly never sampled an instrument in this level of depth before – if you had you’d appreciate just how much time it takes. This is easily a couple of week’s worth of recording, probably about 3 weeks worth of editing and then another 3 weeks of programming – at least!

  3. I love the Yamaha CP electric grand piano sound and have searched both for the real thing and sample libraries. My favorite is the Yamaha EX5 which has a fantastic CP80 sample set and gorgeous effects … if you can find one.

  4. Why not just re-release an original CP-70 or CP-80 in hardware format??? This is software – and whilst you can get good 88 note MIDI Controllers, its not the same as the real thing.

    Most importantly – you can’t sit a Minimoog Voyager or a Korg ARP Odyssey on top of this – you can on the real thing as part of a keyboard rig either on-stage or in the studio. That’s way more satisfying than staring at a fake instrument on a computer screen.

      1. No… I am well and truly sick of making do with software instruments, when manufacturers could re-release classic hardware as Korg are doing with the Odyssey. I get absolutely no joy or fulfilment creating music with a mouse and a pointer. I do get real pleasure playing a real instrument. Software may be cheap, but thanks, I’ll pay the extra for hardware. That’s why I’m getting a Korg ARP Odyssey this Christmas and why I’d consider buying a re-release of a CP-80.

        1. What is a “real” instrument? One that makes “real” sounds?

          Hardware is lovely, but it’s no less “real” than software

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