Production Voices has released Electric V LE, a freely downloadable (pay what you want) electric piano sample library for Plogue sforzando.
Electric V LE is a sample library featuring the sounds of a 1984 Mark V mechanical tine electric piano. It is a “Lite Edition” of the much larger Electric V ($79) sound library from the same company. The freely downloadable Electric V LE comes with 16-bit quality samples (downsampled from the original 24-bit source samples) and features a smaller number of presets, velocity layers, and a narrower key range. Its download size is 221 MB, as opposed to the 1.83 GB size of the full product.
The library comes with a fully customized user interface for sforzando, a freeware SFZ sample player by Plogue. The user can access the volume, tone, drive, and release volume controls right from the front panel. It is also possible to fine-tune the built-in vibrato, tremolo, chorus, auto-pan, and auto-wah effects. The instrument panel is the same as in the full version of Electric V.
Despite its limitations when compared to the full product, Electric V LE is still an excellent Mark V sample library. It features high-quality samples and provides enough depth to ensure an expressive performance. Its compact size and low memory footprint might actually be a benefit for some users.
The library is compatible with Plogue sforzando and all other sampler plugins capable of loading SFZ patches or FLAC samples. The custom user interface is only available in sforzando, though. Plogue sforzando is compatible with all DAW software capable of hosting VST, AU, and AAX plugins.
To download your free copy of Electric V LE, visit the product page linked below and complete the checkout process. You can enter any price before adding the product to the shopping cart. User account registration is not required.
More info: Electric V LE (202 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 749 audio samples in FLAC format, custom preset for Plogue sforzando)