Electrified EP tones
- 5 detailed electric piano models including Rhodes, Rhodes Hot, Suitcase, Wurli, and Pianet
- Built-in effects include amp and cab sims, chorus, tremolo, EQ, compression, and more!
- Adjust the instrument model’s formants, dynamic, and age with simple controls
- Comes with 100 brilliantly designed presets
Five Classic EP Tones - A Suite of Sweet EPs
Stage EP includes multi-layer sample sets collected from the world’s most impressive electric pianos! The AIR engineering team painstakingly sampled each electric piano model in Germany to make sure they captured the natural beauty of the instrument’s acoustic characteristics.
A sample of the legendary, classic EP instrument that was ultra-innovative for its time. Using the “struck tuning fork” method to generate its sound, the original instrument has a metal tone bar that adds resonance and sustain to create a full sound with a distinct growl.
The same base tones of the standard Rhodes model, but run with additional gain to heat up the signal and amplify the sweet harmonic overtones of the instrument.
Part of the classic Rhodes family, the suitcase was a revolution in sound that has been heard on countless records from the 70s. The suitcase added an 80W amp and an exaggerated bell tone from the enhanced pickups of the era—great for classic jazz or funk sounds.
Based on one of the most highly regarded and legendary EPs in history, the Wurli model for Stage EP is based on the “struck strings and reed” design that gives it a sweet, vibraphone-like tone.
A soft and understated model based on classic “leather on metal” design that gives a distinct vibe, different from other models. Perfect for soft and articulate passages that can capture the imagination and soothe your soul.
Get Exquisite EP Sounds with Ease
The Stage EP electric piano instrument delivers the lush and rich sounds of the most desirable electric pianos you have ever heard. Stage EP includes five detailed models of the Rhodes, Rhodes Hot, Suitcase, Wurli, and Pianet instruments, as well as acoustic mechanics and an FM tine synth for capturing the magic and warm smoothness of the originals, as well as adding a full spectrum of modern and classic sounds.
HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE STAGE PIANO EP
Features expansive presets crafted by the AIR engineering team. Listen to a preview to hear samples from this amazing MPC instrument.
Jazzy, Smooth, Clean EP Tones, Sculpt-able by You
The Stage EP is built with piano players in mind, especially those that love the clean and smooth vibe of electric pianos. With its stunning user interface, you can instantly edit each model, affecting everything from the sound Formant or model Age to the physical mechanical sounds. Stage EP offers over 100 professional presets and a robust FX set including cabinets and amp sims, chorus, tremolo, EQ, and compression. Stage EP will be the elegant, silky richness your music has been waiting for.
Electrify Your Audience with the Stage EP!
The Stage EP is built with piano players in mind, whether on-stage or in the studio. The colorful interface features stylistic effects that will give you the jazzy, chill vibe that EPs are known for. Each electric piano model included with the instrument offers separate pedal parameters that will let you adjust the response, mechanics, or other sound design parameters to get you the perfect tone. Stage EP offers the most realistic and engaging electric piano sounds you can hear on a modern standalone production system like MPC.
Built-In Effects Engine to Color and Stylize your EP sounds
Stage EP includes multiple effects like Flavor timbre control, EQ, amp and cab simulations, compression, rich reverbs, delay, and modulation. Create brilliant shimmers, dark haunting echoes, or spacey washed electric pianos with a cutting-edge effects engine built right into the instrument.
Sounds Mode: A Fast and Intuitive Way to get the Perfect EP Sound with your MPC!
The new MPC Sounds browser for standalone makes finding and saving your favorite patch a breeze. Sounds mode lets you browse, change the key ranges of your tracks, and create massive performances! This colorful and easy-to-use interface will have you making a banger in no time.
"The Beauty of having [instruments] like this, it allows you to find the perfect sound and melody... I'm just completely blown away; it went so far beyond my imagination."
- Scott Storch
8 Time Grammy® award-winning producer and Keyboard player.
Download the Demo for MPC Desktop
This instrument is only available for standalone MPC OS version 2.11 or MPC desktop version 2.11 (or later). Download a demo of the MPC desktop software now to try out this amazing new instrument! If you own a standalone MPC, you can demo these instruments by navigating on your MPC to the “Authorize Plugins” section of the Preferences menu, logging into your inMusic account, and hitting Start Trial.DOWNLOAD MPC DEMO
Stage Piano EP System Requirements
The Stage Piano EP is designed to work exclusively on MPC standalone and inside MPC desktop software. It does not support VST, AU, AAX, or other native PC formats at this time. You will need to install Akai’s MPC desktop software version 2.11 or higher to use desktop versions of the plugins.
|Windows||Mac||MPC Standalone Compatibility|
|Windows 10 (21H2) - Windows 11 (21H2)||macOS 10.15.7 Catalina - macOS 12.4 Monterey (M1 compatible - check Specific MPC Models for Driver Support)||Stage Piano EP is designed to run on standalone MPC systems running 2.11 or later, including:|
|2GB free disk space (20GB for all content recommended)||2GB free disk space (20GB for all content)||MPC One|
|4GB RAM (8GB recommended)||4GB RAM (8GB recommended)||MPC Live|
|Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU||Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU||MPC Live II|
|MPC Key 61|