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Technics PR250 VST or sample packs?

Hi folks, I used to own a lovely Technics PR250 electric piano years ago, and I used some of the synth sounds on it to record some old demos at the time. I'm re-recording the songs and I'd like to keep the original sounds, but unfortunately I don't hav…

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Technics PR250 VST or sample packs?

Krenzathal

Krenzathal


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Joined: September 3, 2018

Hi folks,

I used to own a lovely Technics PR250 electric piano years ago, and I used some of the synth sounds on it to record some old demos at the time. I'm re-recording the songs and I'd like to keep the original sounds, but unfortunately I don't have room for a physical PR250 in my small flat, so I was wondering if there was a plus-in VST version available to buy?

If not then are there any sample packs of the sounds from the keyboard available anywhere that I could use with a sample bank player? I'm particularly after 2 patches which I think were called "Bell Synth" and "String Ensemble" (it was a long time ago so I'm guessing from memory).

All I would need is 3 .wav samples of middle C and another two of an octave above and below, recorded dry (no reverb or delay) and held for at least 8 bars at 120bpm (the higher octaves of a sampler will shorten the sustain of the transient so it has to be held down quite long).

It would mean a lot to me to get these sounds, and I'm happy to officially pay to get them, but as stated I just don't have room for an actual PR250. I have the Korg legacy VST pack which is their old synthesisers in digital form so it'd be great if I could buy something similar for the PR250.

If anyone can maybe help me out or point me in the right direction I'd be most grateful.

Thank you.

Tags: vst, samples, digital, PR250
Posted on September 3, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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jd5live

jd5live
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Re: Technics PR250 VST or sample packs?

Hi and welcome to the site, I must admit I have not used Virtual instruments and I am unaware of any that include Technics sound samples.I have had a look at a possibly alternative solution. Technics produced a range of Midi modules that could be used with Digital Pianos to give auto accompaniments like you had on your PR250. The one I would look at is the AC1200, These were made in 1994 and was based on the KN1200 but also had a lot of the features of the 1992 KN2000 including Sound edit which the PR250 did not have. These modules come up on EBay every now and then. for around the £150 mark I have no idea what the VST plug-in would cost. I have attached the Manuals for the AC1200 for you to look over. I hope if any member can help they will offer other options.
Regards John Dawson (jd5live)

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 11:43 PM

Krenzathal

Krenzathal


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Re: Technics PR250 VST or sample packs?

Thanks for the reply and the links to the manuals.

That's sad to hear there are no virtual Technics versions anywhere or even any sample banks of the sounds. I have Virtual versions of the Roland Jupiter, Prophet V, Korg M1 (and others) and a full bank of the Korg Triton which has every patch sampled, plus some more vintage synths. It's a good way to preserve the sounds of the hardware.

I'll keep an eye out for the modules you mentioned, but as stated in my original post, if anyone out there has a PR250 and wouldn't mind making me a few small .wav samples of the patches then I can load them into a sample player and use them to make my songs. I can provide an MP3 of some of the demos to show exactly what I'm after if need be.

I actually managed to sample one of the bell/bottle synth sounds myself from a demo version of one of my songs (The intro was a slow melody played on its own), and it sounds really good for being taken from an old warbley tape, but the note wasn't held anywhere near long enough to be effective at the higher octaves.

Thank you for the help and advise though, and here's hoping!

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 10:09 AM

jd5live

jd5live
United Kingdom

Total Posts: 360
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Re: Technics PR250 VST or sample packs?

I have sent you a private message
Regards John.

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 9:42 PM