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The Canterbury Suitcase
release date: 08.08.2017

The Canterbury Suitcase

€ 149,-
$ 179.00
£ 139.00
Full Product
AAX native, AU, Mac, NKS support, RTAS, Standalone, VST, Win
Download Size: 15,83 GB
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€ 149,-$ 179.00£ 139.00

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The best sounding sampled EP you'll ever play

The Canterbury Suitcase redefines what detail and expression means in a virtual electric piano. Back in June of 2012 Soniccouture were recording Grand Marimba at Canterbury Music in Toronto.  Studio owner Jeremy Darby was showing them his collection of vintage instruments, and let them try his Rhodes Suitcase 88.  

They knew immediately it was one of the most beautifully maintained and best sounding Suitcases they ever played. In the summer of 2016 Soniccouture went back into Canterbury to sample it, and with the invaluable help of Adam King and Robbie Grunwald they got an amazing, authentic and dynamic sound.

Soniccouture recorded three different signals, the line-out, the tightly close mic’d speaker cabinet, and natural room ambience. That was just the beginning. After several months of painstaking editing, they finally had what they feel is the best sampled Rhodes available.

The Kontakt Instrument

The front panel is the centre of the EP sound: the faders give control over the main line output of the suitcase, as well as the stereo close speaker mics, and the ambient room mic pair. The bass and treble controls of the original keyboard are closely modelled, as is the tremolo, which can be sync'd to DAW tempo if desired.

The Canterbury Suitcase GUI

Instrument Details

Original instrument: Rhodes Suitcase 88 1976, Canterbury Studios, Toronto.


  • Line out
  • Speaker cabinet mics: AKG414 pair with brass C12 capsules
  • Room mics: Soundfield MKV at mid distance

Fully configurable velocity sensitive filter on each channel: filter types include HPF, LPF, LP Ladder, BPF, Phaser, Notch, Peak.

Library specifications:

  • 24 bit 48 kHz sampling.
  • 16 GB library (8 GB with Kontakt NCW compression)
  • over 11,000 samples
  • 21 to 25 velocity levels per note, with intelligent round robin
  • key-off & pedal release samples
  • Tuning preset library with user micro-tuning function
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Harmonic voicing adjustment
  • Velocity curve setup
  • Custom effects insert chain
  • Custom IR reverb processor with Soniccouture IR library

Kontakt Player + NKS compatible. Requires Kontakt 5.6.8


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requirements Requirements

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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrades of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of 399)

Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone NKS support
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - The Canterbury Suitcase

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).





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