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The 88E$0

The 88E


What if you tuned every note on a piano to “E”, and played them all at once? Wonder no more: the unbelievably huge sound of The 88E is now playable at any pitch with this free virtual instrument loaded with sound design options, and created in partnership with YouTuber and mad scientist engineer Mattias Krantz.

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Content:

  • Truly unique piano (every key tuned to E)
  • All notes sampled simultaneously for max impact
  • 30 dynamic layers
  • 2 distinct stereo mic positions
  • 29 E-themed sound design snapshots

Features:

  • Streamlined, modern UI
  • Adjust stacking, tuning, and envelope behavior
  • Customizable dynamic response
  • Extra sound design controls
  • Adjustable microtuning and scales
  • CONSOLE FX rack and mixer with dozens of modules

Requirements:

  • KONTAKT 6.6+ (Player OR Full version)
  • 4GB disk space
  • 4GB RAM
  • macOS 10.13 or higher, Windows 7 or higher
  • Instrument Walkthrough

Concept


Mattias Krantz has done it again: another truly unique piano modification experiment (with over 3 million views on YouTube and counting) where every key on the piano has been tuned to E. And what better way to play such a piano than to play every note at once?!

Welcome to The 88E, a free — yet surprisingly inspiring — virtual piano. Mattias has sampled this majestic instrument with 30 dynamic layers, providing a wide spectrum of tonal fullness. Naturally, the samples are also re-pitched in our Kontakt UI, allowing you to play whatever pitch you'd like.

To inspire your epic, cinematic, and soundtrack work, we've created several dozen snapshots that morph the core sound into everything from drippy plucks and resonances to dramatic, cosmic-level soundscapes. Besides these snapshots, you can adjust the instrument's touch & feel to your personal preference with easy controls for tone, velocity response, filtering, and more.

What is the Engineer Series?

Mattias Krantz is a guitarist and YouTuber known for his wild, imaginative experiments with pianos and guitars. We are collaborating with him to bring his unique instruments to composers and musicians around the world. The series also includes Hammer Klavier, with more to come!


Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer


Console is a fully-featured mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your mix. Effects include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and more.

Each mic channel can be loaded with up to 8 FX in any order, plus another 8 slots on the master channel, with support for send routing as well. The new "Galois Reverb" added in Kontakt 6 Player sounds fantastic as an alternative to our included custom IRs.

Download the Console manual here to learn more!

The 88E - DixonBeats

"...the 88E piano is so dark-sounding - very haunting sounding…although you can use this in, like, dark melody production, I can hear this predominantly being in movie scores, and things like that." DixonBeats (03/22)

The 88E - Simeon Amburgey

"This is a one-of-a-kind piano; nothing else on the planet like that…just huge…it’s got just such an unusual punch to it; it’s crazy…it’s just incredibly unique…and the effects just really take it to another level…thanks to Impact Soundworks and Mattias (Krantz) for coming together again to give us just another one-of-a-kind, fabulous experience." Simeon Amburgey (03/22)