SampleScience releases a free emulation of the Jen Pianotone J-600

A classic electronic keyboard of the 70s gets a 2020 freeware reboot

SampleScience Pianotone 600
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Another week, another SampleScience instrument. The Canadian software developer has been on a plug-in making spree as of late, reigniting the styles of the 80s and vaporwave. This time, we’ve been blessed with a free electronic keyboard plug-in that emulates the Jen Pianotone J-600, an obscure analogue piano instrument from the 1970s.

Although VOX created their own version of the Pianotone J-600, it appears there are very few – if any – free plug-in emulations. The original instrument didn’t feature touch sensitivity, so SampleScience has brought it into the 21st century with two modes: original and amplitude velocity.

The plug-in features 10MB of samples in 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV. It follows suit to SampleScience’s staple plug-in layout, with a multi-LFO, room reverb, high-pass/low-pass filter, amplitude range controls and three voice modes; polyphonic, monophonic and legato. Pianotone 600 is available as in VST, VST3 and AU formats for Windows and macOS High Sierra/Mojave.

Download SampleScience Pianotone 600 at

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