The Fender Rhodes is one of the most well known electric keyboards of all time. Unfortunately adding one to your collection will set you back a pretty penny. What’s more is that lugging one around to the gig is another nuisance many of us would rather do without. Luckily I have the solution for you, the AfroDJMac Rusty Fender Rhodes Ableton Live Pack!
This free Ableton Live pack will get you that classic Fender Rhodes sound conveniently inside your laptop computer.
The sound library for Ableton Live is a free download at AfroDJMac.
Take 6 iconic vintage synthesizers, carefully restore them, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds, infuse them into the industry proven UVI Engine–giving you endless sound shaping options, then wrap the results in immaculately prepared GUIs and you’ve got UVI Vintage Legends; 6 brand-new soft synths with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware.
Instantly call up inspiration from the Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M, the crazy Italian Elka Synthex, the Rhodes Chroma, the king of FM—the Yamaha DX1, the rare DK Synergy, and rediscover the classic K250.
The Iconic Synth Collection is available for the introductory price of $299 USD (regular $349 USD). Individual synth libraries are $99 USD each.
We’ve only gone and locked a talented bunch of ivory tinklers going by name The Breaks Collective in a soundproof room located in a secret studio somewhere in Deepest Darkest Devon in the UK.
Armed to the teeth with a jaw dropping collection of vintage and classic Keyboards and Pianos the boys set to work, pausing only to receive the occasional chocolate treat we pushed under door. The Riffs came thick and fast , all we had to do was hit record, the end result is an expressive one stop shop of Classic Vintage Keys Loops and Phrases, NICE!
Expect to find Instrument Loops such as Rhodes, Clav, Hammond and Piano all performed live by passionate performers with bundles of groove and soul suitable for many styles and genres including House, Electro, Hip Hop, Funk, TV and film compositions and anyone looking to add a ‘Real Keys feel’ to their Mixes.
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of Lounge Lizard EP-4, a versatile electric piano plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Authentic tone, action, and feel.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds in an everything-you-need package.
Lounge Lizard achieves convincing electric piano tones with less than 20 synth parameters.
New in Lounge Lizard EP-4
Completely renewed factory library features the classic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds as well as over 200 gig- and mix-ready custom electric pianos making good use of the compressor, equalizer, and multi-effect processor.
Compressor and equalizer added, perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
Character control provides five classic studio and stage signal path emulations – that’s the cabinet, pre-amp, microphone, and recorder chain that follows the piano’s output – to easily snug fit your electric piano part into your track.
Output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the piano’s physical modeling parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Lounge Lizard EP-4 into Play, Edit and FX panels.
New bank and program manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
Overhauled effects, reinvigorated, polished, and tuned especially for the electric piano.
Native 64-bit Audio Unit (AU) and VST plug-ins.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $199 USD.
Propellerhead has announced the release of Radical Keys, a Rack Extension featuring three classic electric pianos.
The Radical Engine lets you blend signals and modeling from different signal chains—clean line recording, amplifier and ambient room mic.
Radical Keys brings you three classic keyboard instruments in a great-sounding package: the Rhodes Mk1, the Wurlitzer and the Pianet-T. All delivered through Propellerhead’s cutting edge Radical Engine, combining samples with physical modeling to bring out the character and quirks of these legendary instruments. What you get is an infinitely tweakable, instantly playable instrument whose sonic capabilities range from the ultra realistic to the utterly outlandish.
Radical Keys features
Three classic electric pianos: Rhodes Mk 1, Wurlitzer and Pianet T.
Choose and blend between line-recorded, amplified and room mic signals.
101 instantly playable piano patches for any style of music and any style of playing.
Tweak the instrument’s character by altering sympathetic resonance and envelope
Set the level for the instrument’s mechanical noises such as key noise and pedal noise. Make it clean or make it rough.
Adjustable velocity response lets you control how the instrument responds to your performance.
Unique effect section designed specifically for Radical Keys. Consists of Tremolo, Compressor, Overdrive, EQ, Phaser, Chorus and Ambience processing.
The Radical Keys Rack Extension is available to purchase for 79 EUR.
Sampletekk has announced a Winter Sale, offering 50% off its entire sample library catalog.
Time again for our annual Winter Sale where you can grab multisampled instruments for you Halion, Kontakt, EXS24, Gigastudio sampler. Choose between grand pianos, uprights, flutes, organs, brass, harpsichords, choirs and other instruments.
Sampletekk Winter Sale
SampleTekk Black – Based on the famous SampleTekk Black Grand, but with refined samples, and the use of SampleTekk’s True Resonance Samples in combination with Native Instruments Kontakt Engine, we built a Grand Piano that we feel is our best piano yet! Regular Price $99 Price now: $49.50.
White Grand – SampleTekk proudly presents the White Grand, in our opinion, the best contemporary pop/rock/jazz grand piano in the sampled world today. Regular Price $119 Price now: $59.50.
7CG – Super detailed multisampled Grand Piano No less then 93 unique samples per recorded note. Over 4400 samples! Incredible sound and response Super realistic playing behaviour. Regular Price $199 Price now: $99.50.
Rain Piano – A serious Upright piano with character! Used in countless productions both in music and media. Regular Price $49 Price now: $24.50.
INIL Choir – Original voices from 10CC’s seminal production “I’m Not In Love”. Released in cooperation with Eric Stewart. Regular Price $49 Price now: $24.50.
Renaissance Flutes – A complete set of recorders, Bass, Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino, beautifully played by one of Sweden’s top flutists. Regular Price $119 Price now: $59.50.
Mk seventy-three – The Rhodes challenger! Recorded through a a Fender Twin – The way it was supposed to. Regular Price $140 Price now: $70.
BOB – Orchestral Brass – BOB gives you French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba. Regular Price $98 Price now: $49.
SampleTekk Marimbas – This Marimba has all notes (A1-C6) sampled in stereo. No less then 8 velocities/note makes this Marimba one of the largest sampled marimbas on the market today. Played using hard, medium and soft mallets. Regular Price $49 Price now: $24.50.
Pump Organ – A small, simple organ with tons of charm! Nothing you would play the Toccata on, but try some Tom Waits songs! Regular Price $15 Price now: $7.50.
TBO, The Big One – Yamaha C7 Grand Piano with 93 unique samples/recorded note! Regular Price $199 Price now: $99.50.
Worra’s Prophet – Classic analog synth voices in native Gigasampler Format. Over 600 megabytes of warm, retro keyboard sounds at an incredibly low price. Regular Price $30 Price now: $15.