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Old 16th January 2020
  #391
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I find Scarbee to really nail the dynamics more than Keyscape for me. Just feels more like a Rhodes. Totally subjective, though, and depends on your controller, if you are using an amplifier, etc. The Rhodes I play daily is a Fender era Mark I, so that is what I am most familiar with.
Old 16th January 2020
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For what it's worth, I've also performed and recorded on many a real Rhodes and of the software out there Keyscape is by far my favorite.
It’s certainly very good.
Old 16th January 2020
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Now this is how DRUMS are supposed to sound.
Old 16th January 2020
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Keyscape is amazing but I guess because of how much work has been done to Omnisphere I expected more post-release development for Keyscape.

As far as I know nothing significant has been added to it at all since it was released? There's a good variety of Rhodes sounds (and even the Rhodes Bass keyboard which is rare as hell) but they could still do a lot more.
Old 16th January 2020
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Even though it’s modeled and not sampled, I’m quite fond of Lounge Lizard.
Old 16th January 2020
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Yeah, I still use Lounge Lizard.

I've owned 6-7 rhodes since the 60's. Least fav sound were my suitcases....no use for those.

I'll listen to keyscape at eric's namm booth. That collection has a bunch of stuff I have no use for...six toy pianos....the horrible uprights.....etc.

But I"ll take a listen over the next three days at the show.
Old 16th January 2020
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Yeah, I still use Lounge Lizard.

I've owned 6-7 rhodes since the 60's. Least fav sound were my suitcases....no use for those.
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Stevie Wonder obviously disagreed
Old 17th February 2020
  #398
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I'm bumping this because I've made a Rhodes shootout video comparing 10 Rhodes plugins that I think might be useful to people searching for the "best" Rhodes plugin.

Plugins compared:

4Front Rhodes
AAS Lounge Lizard
Acousticsamples Mark 79
Adam Monroe's Mark 73
Arturia Stage 73 V
Cinematique Electric Piano II
GSi Mr Ray 73
Native Instruments Scarbee Mark I
Soniccouture EP 73 Deconstructed
Waves Electric 88z

Yes, one of them is mine. I didn't have the money to get Keyscape or Neo Soul Keys.

In my humble opinion:
Lounge Lizard, Waves, Acousticsamples, and my plugin (Adam Monroe's) are all pretty nice - I don't think you could go wrong with any of those. Scarbee, GSi Mr Ray 73, Soniccouture, and Arturia are pretty decent - the last two sound pretty good, I just have some technical issues with them. Cinematique has not aged well - not enough velocity layers! For a free plugin, 4Front is ok but doesn't really sound like a Rhodes. I included Cinematique because it still shows up on "best Rhodes VST," lists even though there are better options these days.

I think you can get a pretty good sense of playability/velocity response just from listening to the video, because all the midi files are the same.

Acousticsamples also has a new VTines MK1 but I haven't tried it, just mentioning here because I think that company makes pretty good stuff.





You can find my plugin here:
http://adammonroemusic.com/rhodes-pi...piano-vst.html

Thanks!
Old 18th February 2020
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Cheers Mr Monroe, you do great instruments
Old 18th February 2020
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You're missing one: VELVET (AIR, formerly for PT only)?

Last edited by aremos; 18th February 2020 at 03:54 AM..
Old 18th February 2020
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You're missing one: VELVET (AIR, formerly for PT only)?
Oh man, you are right, I could have easily included this!
Old 18th February 2020
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You're missing one: VELVET (AIR, formerly for PT only)?
Also, Pianoteq Electric Pianos.
Old 18th February 2020
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Also, Pianoteq Electric Pianos.
Yep these are my favourites followed by Acoustic Samples
Old 19th February 2020
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Guys ... Nothing comes close to Keyscape !
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