David’s CP70

A Yamaha CP70 recorded with 2 round robins and anywhere from 4-7 velocity layers....

The story

This Yamaha CP70 belongs to my friend David, an absolute madlad of an electric guitar player and recording engineer.

The opportunity to record this was very impromptu and imprecise, and so there are lots of little errors in the procedure, like wild screams from the room echoing into sympathetic resonance, and some clipping from the board into the interface. But I love it nonetheless. It took me a while before I was confident in the cleaning of the samples and mapping enough to share this, but I think it is good now where it is.

It has all the things a good CP70 in my mind should have, slightly out of tune strings and a hokey attack paired with an ambiguous dynamic range. I did not provide this patch with any, however in practice this library pairs very well with modulation effects like chorus, and some sharp delay (like slapback). A little analog crunch goes a long way to masking some of the clipping but I find that it shouldn’t be too noticeable. But now it’s yours to play with.

It’s sampled up the circle of fourths with 2 round robins and anywhere from 4-7 velocity layers depending on how hungry I was when I hit the key.

Do enjoy!

Included .nki requires Kontakt 6.2.1 or newer


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  • Almost there...

    I really love the old "grandma's piano" sound at least that's what it sounded like to me, but a few snags in the "construction" of this library leave much to be desired, especially in the high register. Between noise and weird velocity layers, it could use some fixing.

    Christopher26 October 2021
  • With a little fix it would be a nice piano

    It reminded me of my first piano at home. At high register there are some noise or velocity layer issue suddenly the sound pops up but not all the keys and most of the keys are playable.

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • This has some processing problems

    While messing around with this one a little bit, I quickly heard some very distorted - in a bad way - noises. It was kind of random, but it happened mostly with the sustain pedal on high velocities. Some notes might sound a little more poppy than others too. I do not recommend this unless it's fixed...

    Alex Raptakis18 October 2021