Hey what’s good fam! Back with a product sent over by Soniccouture, this one is an EP….so you know I was excited.
Let’s dig in!
So what is The Canterbury Suitcase?
If you were to read their description, you’d see they describe it as the “definitive” electric piano.
What that means is, they really focused on providing a high level of detail and expression to produce a truly enjoyable instrument.
There’s over 25 layers in there, they have separate control of harmonics, fx, mechanical noises, filters for each mic channel, velocity curves, micro tuning…..you get the idea.
So what is this instrument? Well, at the end of the day it aims to be a dope EP…and I love a dope EP…so I had to check it out!
- format: Kontakt 5, Kontakt Player 5, NKS
- content: 8GB, about 90 snapshots
- price: $179
- page: http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/24-vintage/g59-the-canterbury-suitcase/
So how does it sound?
Really, when it comes to an EP, this is the most important thing….and this joint sounds incredible!
The responsiveness to velocity and playing really makes it feel like an instrument and not just another library.
I can hear the little details and nuances that you hear when playing an actual EP, which is always great to see in a instrument like this.
The snapshots give you everything from smooth and creamy to crunchy, dyno, bellish, ambient, experimental…well you get the idea, you get a lot of variety.
The effects included work great for the instrument, the ability to adjust 3 different mic channels, each with their own filter also adds to the flexibility.
Overall, it just sounds great, that’s really the only way to describe it.
So what’s the bottom line?
Soniccouture has been delivering great products for many years. I love their attention to detail in both the sound an presentation/interface.
I give The Canterbury Suitcase 4.5 out of 5 subs, if you’re looking for a great sounding EP with instant control via NKS for Maschine or Komplete Kontrol, this definitely deserves a serious look.
The tone is right, the play-ability is on point, and the interface lets you customize it to your own tastes super easily.
Go on over and check it out, read up on it, and listen to the audio demo featuring people who can actually play more than a few basic chords 😉
Trust me, it sounds great!