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Valente Electric Pianos
« on: April 11, 2020, 07:07:11 PM »
Looks like this company is manufacturing reed electric pianos:

https://valentepianos.com/

Has anybody had the chance to play one? The sound sample on the website is pretty nice and it retails for $3000.

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 12:51:33 PM »
Sounds pretty cool! Sounds like a blend of a Wurli and a Rhodes. The portability seems like the biggest selling point. I did notice that the tone seems less "full" than either my Wurlitzer or my Rhodes, but maybe that is how they did the mix because it definitely sits really well in the mix for their demo video. I would need to see a demo video of it soloed and with more bottom end.

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 04:30:26 PM »
Agreed! I was kind of surprised how bell like it was given that it uses reeds.  Would love to get my hands on one for a demo.

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 07:00:24 AM »
In the beginning of the video, it sounds like an early Wurli- like 112 or 120. Very cool. I'm wondering if it's the brilliance knob that makes it go from Wurli like to Rhodes like. I wish I could try one out.

This thread should get more attention!
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 02:26:46 PM »
I agree.  I randomly saw this on my instagram and my mind was blown! The only other company manufacturing EPs is Vintage Vibe, right?

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 05:50:08 PM »
AFAIK, that is correct. Everything else is digital.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2020, 07:51:57 PM »
Hello guys, I'm the creator of Valente.

I'm sorry for not replying earlier. This project has consumed me absurdly.
It is a dream that is gradually leaving the paper, or the workshop. I've been working on it for many years.

We are in a debutante moment, still beginning. Gradually arriving, soon more in your hands.
It is really the beginning of everything, this is the first message, the site has just been made and we are still preparing videos and material for launch.

But in respect for the EP-Forum and all of you who somehow resemble me, be it in creation, maintenance or music, I dedicate this first degree contact exclusively to this house.

The Valente Piano is not a copy of Rhodes, nor Wurli, nor any other EP. We built an instrument to have its own personality, character and besides being a light and easy EP to be carried by a person.

We wanted to design a new experience, this is what we present and share with the world now. We know that there will be criticism and that there will be novels, somo people will love it, some maybe, but the most important thing is it exists.

Soon we will bring more news. We are planning a way for everyone to get their hands on Valente at some point.

We will try to upload videos on the web in the coming weeks. For now there are some little testing on my @valentenet profile.

Do not hesitate. Please ask questions, get your doubts answered. I will try to answer as soon as possible.
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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 09:04:05 AM »
Congratulations for going all the way in designing, making, and marketing a new electric piano! My hat's off to you sir.

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 11:32:14 PM »
Yeah! Congrats and good luck!  I hope to get to try one out soon.

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Re: Valente Electric Pianos
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2020, 11:18:34 AM »
Wow, these are amazing. Sound pretty clean & dynamic with some setups and got such a nice attack that's not the thin bell like Rhodes sound, and not the grunty midrange of a Wurlitzer. My favourite sound is actually the one from your prototype, despite it not being the highest quality recording, not sure if it's the brilliance being turned up as much, but it doesn't seem quite as bright in that clip, has much changed in the design since the prototype? Asked a ton of other questions on YouTube but forgot to ask about the prototype.