SampleTekk has announced the release of ST Pianet, a 70’s electric piano for Native Instruments Kontakt.

It’s a small electric piano that has a rather weird way of producing sounds!

The plastic of the key is mounted on a pivoting metal bar, onto the back of which a slightly sticky silicone rubber pad is slid. The pad sits on top of, and in contact with, a flat metal reed (not a tine) and presses it down so that the reed is under a bending strain. When you depress the key, the pad lifts, not only allowing the reed to spring straight, but also pulling it upward for a fraction of an inch before the adhesion is broken. Kind of cool!

Originally it didn’t come with a sustainpedal, but the sampled verison has! If you are a Pianet T purist, simply hide your sustain pedal in a dark place!

ST Pianet for Kontakt 4.2 or higher is available for $49 USD. Purchase before Saturday June 18th and get a free Rhodes library included.

More information: SampleTekk / ST Pianet