Here is yet another classic electric piano for you Ableton users!
The Hohner Pianet T was made from 1977 to 1982, and the Pianet line (including the N model) were stand-bys for all the pop and prog rock greats, from the Beatles to King Crimson. Because of the simple engineering (making the original instruments often still in great condition) and the awesome, unique sound, the Pianet seems to be enjoying a resurgence.
The sound is often described as warm and round, softer than a Rhodes.
These samples were graciously provided by Greg Sullivan, who sampled his own Pianet T in two velocity layers, which is more than enough since the T only exhibits a subtle sound change in its playing dynamics.
One interesting thing about the Pianet T is that it has a distinct release sound, from the action of the pads striking the reeds and then coming off them. Of course, the release samples are included in this instrument, and you can dial in your desired volume.
This Ableton version of the Hohner Pianet T, we’ve dubbed the Home PlaneT, since there are some spacey effects added, which can be controlled using Macro knobs.
Oh, and although this instrument was programmed in Sampler, it’s been converted to Simpler…so you don’t need Suite to use it! (However, it does use a few effects that are not included in Intro, so to enjoy the “full experience” you’ll need at least Standard.)
Visit Greg’s page for some extra details about his instrument and sampling process, or downloads in other sampler formats.