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“Electrix Piano” is a recreation of the rare and famous Hohner Eletra Piano T as used by Led Zeppelin in “Stairway to Heaven”, “Misty Mountain Hop”, “No Quarter” and “Down by the Seaside”.
Featuring a timeless classic 70’s sound, this library is perfect for jazz, funk, rock music and much more!Deal Expired
Between A Rhodes & Wurlitzer – A Classic 70’s Sound!
Hohner created The Electra Piano T in the early 70’s and was followed by other electric piano manufacturers. It uses forks strucked by hammers and electronically converts vibrations transmitted to a transistorised amplifier. The sound can be described as a half-way between Rhodes and Wurlitzer, but with a vintage dirty touch.
“Electrix Piano” is the result of more than 1200 hours of developing and testing and is perfectly balanced to fit into any professional mix. It is available for Mac and PC in VSTi, AU and Standalone versions.
The 70’s At Your Fingertips!
Electrix Piano is a sound modeled instrument and recreates every single detail from the original Hohner Electra Piano T including: Main sound, Noises, Releases, Tines, Resonance and Effects and has been carefully integrated into a serious dynamic range instrument.
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The Hohner Electra Piano Model T – A Brief History
Initially, this was designed as a home piano. It featured a 72 note keyboard housed in a wooden upright styled case. This incorporated 4 speakers and sustain (damper lifting) and soft (a graded volume control) pedals.
The Electra Piano has a simple piano action, for which Hohner inventor Ernst Zacharias, received a patent in 1969. An asymmetric tuning-fork, with a reed rather than a tine, is the vibrating medium. This is struck by the action’s hammer and a series of pickups feed the induced electrical current to the instrument’s amplifier. It is the tuning-fork / pickup combination that gives the Electra Piano its unique “dirty-harp” like sound quality.
Recordings and Live Performances
The most famous recording to feature the Hohner Electra Piano is Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” (1971). It was regularly used by their keyboard player John Paul Jones on most of their studio albums. The band didn’t, however, use the instrument live as they found it’s timbral subtleties got lost on stage. It also appeared very briefly on the Beatles track “Come Together“.
But probably the recording that best demonstrates the timbral quality of the Electra Piano can be heard on the 1973 Nucleus album “Labyrinth“. Here jazz pianist Gordon Beck plays an extended solo on the track “Ariadne“. Well worth a listen!
The Model T
However, a few years later, Hohner did develop a stage version of the instrument – The Electra Piano Model T.
The aforementioned jazz pianist Gordon Beck was actually a Hohner endorsee. And to make his Electra Piano more portable he had stripped out the amplification and re-housed the instrument in a smaller, more manageable casing. He showed his efforts to Hohner and they picked up on the idea.
In 1974 they released the Electra Piano Model T, which came built into its own road case. Although highly praised, only a few were ever made, and consequently today they are extremely rare.
So What Exactly Can I Do With “Electrix Piano”?
“Electrix Piano” is a recreation of a rare vintage 70’s instrument that became known for it’s unique sound as used on tracks by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Chick Corea and Gordon Beck.
This is a sound modeled instrument that faithfully reproduces the vintage dirty feel of the original and is perfect all types of music including but not limited to:
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- Halfway between Rhodes And Wurlitzer – A Classic 70’s Sound!
- More than 1200 hours of development and testing
- Recreates every single detail from the original Hohner Electra Piano T including: Main sound, Noises, Releases, Tines, Resonance and Effects
- Perfectly balanced to fit into any professional mix
- Native 64bit plugin
- Available for Mac and PC
- VSTi, AU and Standalone versions are included.
- Original instrument was used on tracks by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Chick Corea and Gordon Beck.
- Perfect for Jazz, Funk, Rock music and much more!
What People Think About 94% off “Electrix Piano” by Sampleson
"Although I can’t compare the Electrix plugin to the real Hohner Electra Piano T, there’s no denying that the virtual version of the instrument sounds very good. It is a highly expressive musical instrument with a wide tonal spectrum covered by different note velocities... it sounds great in the context of a mix, too."
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"To those unfamiliar with Electrix, it is a virtual piano instrument based on the Hohner Electra Piano T which was used in various famous songs by Led Zeppelin. Sampleson built the instrument from scratch without using samples, resulting in a very playable and dynamic virtual piano. It sounds noticeably different at low and high velocities, allowing for expressive playing"
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