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The electro mechanical piano has been sampled over and over, so why do it again? One reason is because each one has its own specific sound, and this one, the Mark 2, has been overlooked by many other companies, while it has a distinctive sound that especially comes to life in soulful ballads, but also holds its own in more upbeat music styles. Another reason is that, for all the work that’s has been put into recreating this kind of instrument, playing the real thing always tickles us in a way that the sampled counterpart just doesn’t. So what is the big differentiator? We think much lies in the imperfection of a real instrument…and that’s what we tried to capture in this sampled EMP.

Our mission statement on this one was to recreate the playing experience of a real, vintage instrument in a way that hasn’t been done before, and we think we succeeded!

Base samples:
2 instrument patches containing the following styles:

  1. 576 Sustained full-length samples in 11 velocities)
  2. Plus One velocity on velocity 125 to 127
  3. Release samples
  4. Hammer on sound
  5. Hammer off Sound
  6. Custom IR’s
  7. Full-blown Fx section in a gorgeous interface
  • Single instrument for Kontakt 4.1 and higher with 3 panels – Main, FX and FX details
  • Convolution reverb applied to the instrument to mimic various vintage reverbs and real acoustic spaces.
  • ESX24mkII  patch for Logic (does not include FX interface)
  • 650+ samples. (1,4 GB sample content)
  • Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions.

Main View

We kept the main screen of EMP as simple as possible, mimicking the original instruments’ one, with only a ‘volume’ and a ‘bass boost’ knob. These have been programmed to do what they do on the real instrument, if you want more control over Eq, you can go to tab two by clicking the arrow on the right hand side of the interface.

Fx section

The second screen is the home of the Fx master section, here you apply two-band Eq and decide the levels of each effect and the volume of hammer noises and release noises. When you dial in an effect, the led turns red, indicating that this particular effect is active

  • Hammers/Releases:The Hammers knob dials in the sound of the hammers returning to their position when you release the key. These sounds are recorded inside the instrument, and the rattling of the hammers falling back can add tremendously to the feeling of playing an old, vintage, mechanical instrument. Also the ‘thump’ the hammers give when you strike the key becomes more pronounced when you turn this dial up.The releases knob decides the volume of the release sound when the tines are being damped. This too makes the vintage feel stand out, with the rattling sound of the releases adding character to your sound, and adding sort of a rhythmic layer to it.
  • Fx section details page: This page is where you control everything that is going on effectwise, you choose which pre Fx or Mod Fx you’re gonna use, and how fast those work. Also here is the Cabinet section, where you amp your beast, and a selection of exquisite IR’s to enhance your sound.
  • Cabinet section: There are six cabinets and a DI simulation included in this instrument, drive is controlled on screen two, whereas on this page you can shape the sound using cabinet EQ. We prefer the distorted sound a bit darker (cut high/boost bass) on the EMP, but we’ve left it open so you’re free to make it sound however you see fit.

Reverb section

Some nice added value added here too, I myself particularly like the Spring IR, but feel free to experiment and find the sound you want to hear from your instrument! The IR’s are handpicked to enhance the sound of this particular instrument and can add tremendous realism to your performances.

Delay tempo sync

You can tempo sync the delay time to your host tempo by Alt-clicking the tempo button. A note value will appear next to the tempo knob, and you can adjust naturally by moving the knob. This way, when you change the tempo in your host, the delay tempo will be adjusted automagically.

All files in 48kHz , 24 Bit wave format.

  • Kontakt 4.1
  • EXS24mkII – Logic


  • 5 IR files; 24 bit wave format. Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions.
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • EMP Reference manual (pdf).
  • Artwork : “EMP” dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa

Programmed for Kontakt 4.1. >

Audio Demos

composed and performed with dedicated care and ear by professional musicians and composers.

Sonokinetic dedicates its formats to a select few formats. We adhere high standards in selecting what sampling software engines to program for and base these investments on usability , flexibility , stability and effective use of computing power. We are constantly looking to evolve and for ways to invest in more user-friendly ways to make our libraries accessible for production and performing.
  • MAC & PC
  • Kontakt 4 – Full version of Kontakt is required. ( This library is NOT compatible with Free Kontakt Player )
  • EXS24 MK2 – Logic – please note EXS does not use the UI as shown in Kontakt UI specifications
  • All files in 48kHz , 24 Bit wave format
  • For more information or support please check our FAQ or support service
  • Available as DOWNLOAD ONLY also available on USB stick (express shipping)

When you purchase and download a product from our store your personal information and download-IP address will be logged to the unique download you have paid for and downloaded. The instrument patches and sample pool have been watermarked and linked to your provided paypal / credit card information and download-IP address. You do not have to register or enter a serial number…

Sonokinetic is gradeful to be working with perfect professional and dedicated musicians, techincians, programmers and designers. We respectfully credit those involved in the realization of this beautiful instrument and in this way would like to thank them for making the magic happen. Sonokinetic provide high quality yet affordable sample packs. Ranging from authentic sounding orchestral samples through designed sound special FX patches to Contemporary music sample libraries and construction kits, the company aims to serve the whole user spectrum, from composers to sound designers to video editors.. Using the best instruments, acoustics and technology and hiring top-notch musicians for performances we try to deliver very specific product packages.

    EMP Team:

  • Son Thomsen
  • Rob Vandenberg
  • Roderik Povel
  • Mincho Arthena
  • Pavel Fuksa


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