OSC Audio has introduced a Decent Sampler-based virtual instrument featuring a collection of analog oscillator samples that were morphed and tweaked to bring you a unique sounding e-piano.
E-Pianos have been around since the 1920s, and we all know their sound, but what is an E-Piano really? While there are many kinds, if we stick to the style of the famous Rhodes style E-Piano, it’s just a collection of struck tines (or tuning forks) for the attack Bell-like sound, combined with a tone bar for the sustained sounds.
To recreate the Tine, we’ve used frequency modulation for a perfect bell-like sound, but as many of you know, analog oscillators and FM do not track well. The solution was to use my SSF Zero Point Oscillator that does Through Zero FM. This allowed me to get crazy with FM without the pitch drifting. For the Tonebar sound, we’ve used a powerful analog VCO and filtered it down. All of this then is routed through warm analog saturation for a little bit more warmth and harmonic excitement. With a full series of 88 key samples looped for infinite sustain.
Thru-Zero E-Piano is available as a “pay what you like” download, including free. It runs in the free Decent Sampler (VST/VST3, AU and AAX).
More information: OSC Audio