PM-70 is a Yamaha CP-70 for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic
  • The Yamaha CP-70 was professionally recorded and programmed as an Ableton Live Pack, Logic and Kontakt Instruments
  • The PM-70 Ableton Live and Kontakt Instrument Interfaces

PM-70 | Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand Piano

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PM-70 is 8 multi-sampled instruments emulating the Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand Piano and its rich variety of tones.

At the core, the CP-70 is a piano with strings and hammers with a pickup system for electric amplification. Originally released in the 1970’s as a “portable grand piano” for use on rock tours, the sound was made famous by Genesis, Kansas, U2 and more recently Keane. The CP-70 can be compared to that of a Rhodes or Wurlitzer electric piano, but due to the use of strings instead of tines, it sounds much more like a traditional piano. The metallic strings amplified by electric pickups further characterize the CP70 as its own class of piano, giving it a guitar-like sound at times.

Puremagnetik worked to capture the pickup details using a prototype germanium-based DI from Sage Electronics. The twangy saloon like piano tone was recorded with a stereo pair of matched 414’s through a Focusrite ISA 828. Everything was expertly recorded and programmed as an Ableton Live Pack, Kontakt and Logic instruments.

Additionally, Puremagnetik has programmed some patches to emulate the CP-70 tremolo circuit and tube amplifier. As evidenced in some of the more exploratory patches, PM-70 also explores the piano as a spectral source to create new fictional synthesizer tones.

PM-70 Features
• High Quality 24 bit Multichannel recordings
• Multiple Velocity Layers for Realistic Playability
• Emulation of the Original Tremolo Circuit
• Integrated Ableton Live Effects Racks with Advanced Macro Mapping
• Custom Kontakt KSP GUI for Easy Editing

System Requirements
• Requires Ableton Live 9, Kontakt 5 or Logic X
• 250 MB of physical RAM
• 600 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space