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!