Native Instruments Scarbee A 200
This KONTAKT Instrument delivers an unrivalled reproduction of one
of the most sought-after electric pianos. The character of the SCARBEE
A-200 ranges from soft and sweet to a more biting, overdriven sound
when played harder.
The distinctive sound of the original A-200 was much loved by pop
and rock bands in the 1960s and 70s and has recently found favor with
a whole new wave of pop, indie and jazz and electronic artists.
Instead of offering a 'grab bag' of many instruments which have been
sampled to an 'acceptable' level, Thomas Skarbye focuses on a single
instrument rendered to a level of detail previously unavailable to
sample users. Through careful study and thorough restoration/setup he
aims to capture the "soul" of the instrument and balances sound,
playability and post-editing for a perfect match at the forefront of
sampling technology. The SCARBEE A-200 was derived from Scarbee's
legendary "Edgy Electric Piano".
GET THE FEELING:
The team at Scarbee recorded over 2,000 samples in 24-bit resolution
with each of the 64 keys sampled at 16 different velocities. No extra
EQ, tube saturation or compression was used during recording in order
to provide an ultra-realistic sound and feel. With adjustable original
instrument noise as well as the inclusion of Horizontal Release
Technology*, this KONTAKT Instrument preserves the spirit of the
original - including its charming flaws and idiosyncrasies. The
flexible KONTAKT interface also contains a built in FX unit to further
enhance its versatility and usability, and includes classic effects
such as reverb, chorus, phaser, amp simulation, distortion auto-wah,
pan, compression, delay and tremolo.
*'Horizontal Release Technology' - release samples are chosen from a
wave pool depending on how long a key has been held - allowing a note
played staccato to create a release tone different from a note which
is sustained for a longer period.