R³ Electric Piano

Round robin you way through 30 electric pianos...

The story

R³ stands for “(a) Ridiculous (amount of) Round Robin”.
I recently made a few attempts to program an electric piano on the synthesizer, starting from the basic sine-through-a-volume-envelope structure.
Then I made a few variations while switching instruments and adding to each of them its unique treatment in the form of tape saturation, tremolo and autopan.
The results were 30 similar yet different electric pianos.
So, why not sampling all of them, create a group for each variation and load all the 30 groups inside Kontakt in Round Robin?
The result is surely inelegant, inconsistent and inefficient, up to the limit of usability.
But each time you press a key or hold a chord there’s something fascinating – at least to me – in its inner unpredictability.

Reviews

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  • Beautiful but with a VERY big release

    This instrument offers very lovely and nicely coloured sounds that you might really be interested in. My problem is that the release in some is so damn high even with the two effects included are completely off. This can result in the high notes producing some very harsh frequencies that will definitely need to be tuned in the mix. The setup process was annoying, since you have to assing every patch with the n3.nkr file. If you try to sing the .nki, you will get a broken GUI. This problem might be because of the special "3" character in the filename. Try not to use those in your files please!

    Alex Raptakis19 October 2021
  • Really wish i could use

    i agree with what the person above me said. I loved the sound of this keyboard in the pianobook demos but can never get it to work inside on kontakt, always says files missing or cannot be found. I really hope somebody can fix this. Its a Shame cause id really like to use it

    septemberwalk15 October 2021
  • Worth the setup process

    This is a very cool sounding library, the sounds are very clean and give off kind of retro, SNES vibes. However, this is a frustrating pack to use, simply because for each of the 9 .nki files, you have to manually route the samples and .nkr files each time, and on top of that, there are .wav files missing. For reviewing purposes, this became rather tedious, but if you only have to do it once or twice per project, it's not going to be that annoying. I think I'll be using this on a future project, but would appreciate if the routing errors could potentially be fixed and the Cab .wav files added to the download.

    Murph Elyria12 October 2021