Modartt has launched the Hohner Collection for Pianoteq, an expansion pack featuring three famous Hohner keyboard instruments: Electra-piano, Pianet T and Clavinet D6.
These are electro-mechanical pianos, manufactured by Hohner from the early sixties until the early eighties. They appeared in many hit records of that period, including “She’s not there” by The Zombies, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. The Hohner Collection is tested and authorized by Hohner.
In the Electra-piano, forks are struck by hammers and their electronically converted vibrations are transmitted to a transistorised amplifier.
In the Pianet T, reeds are plucked by silicone rubber pads and the resulting vibrations are converted into electrical signal via an electro-magnetic pick-up.
In the Clavinet D6, strings are struck by small rubber tips and pressed on to an anvil. Two pickups allow the amplification of the string vibrations.
The Hohner Collection is available for purchase for 49 EUR. Requires Pianoteq 5.2.0 or higher. The collection is free for all Pianoteq customers with a licence of the Clavinet instrument pack.