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Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby DaveGerard » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:47 pm

Hey guys,

was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a good fender rhodes sound.

I have electrik piano on Komplete 6, but find it pretty awful in truth. I've also got Goliath from quantum leap which is a bit better but not quite good enough?

Something like this-

The waiting line Zero 7 Youtube

Was also interested in getting or processing a sound similar to the radiohead song everything in its right place

Everything in its right place youtube

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby GaryM » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:03 pm

Check out Lounge Lizard http://www.kvraudio.com/get/191.html
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby Matt_Moose » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:24 pm

Alternatively, google for the usual free suspects: "Mr Tramp" and "Mr Ray SeventyThree" for wurly as well as rhodes.
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby _Nuno_ » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:33 pm

Have a look at the scarbee stuff NI has released. It comes with Kontakt player 4 and it sounds very good. reasonably priced to, in my opinion.
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby DaveGerard » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:27 am

the Lounge Lizard sounds beautiful! Think I'm eventually going to have to get my wallet out!

Shame you can't demo the scarbee, I've listening to it though it sounds pretty decent aswell mile better than what I've got.

I'll check out the freebies aswell, thanks for the help, hopefully I've solved it!

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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby James Perrett » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:41 am

Matt_Moose wrote:Alternatively, google for the usual free suspects: "Mr Tramp" and "Mr Ray SeventyThree" for wurly as well as rhodes.

I've never felt the need to try anything other than these - they've captured the Wurly sound very well and I would imagine that the Rhodes sound is similarly authentic. (I have a real Wurly in the studio to compare but no Rhodes.)

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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:25 pm

I still like AAS' Lounge Lizard, which is also incredibly versatile compared with most sample libraries 8-)


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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby DarrenSw » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:17 pm

Lounge Lizard all the way - stunning!
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby vinyl_junkie » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:23 pm

Lounge Lizard sounds great, gets a thumbs up here too
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby Combo » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:50 am

James Perrett wrote:I've never felt the need to try anything other than these - they've captured the Wurly sound very well and I would imagine that the Rhodes sound is similarly authentic.
Used various Mr Rays for a long time and thought they were quite good. But recently I got Lounge Lizard. And there really is no comparison. Can't see myself installing Mr Ray ever again. Not that I have a Rhodes to compare it to. But LL sounds much more like the sounds I hear on other peoples recordings.

But I still think that Mr Tramp sounds more like a Wurli than the LL presets that have Wurli in the name.
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby ramthelinefeed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:28 pm

I use Modartt's Pianoteq VSTi( http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/ )
It comes with Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes modules which I find very playable and nice. (They are not souped-up out of the box to sound "just like old records from the 1970s" in the way that Lounge Lizard is, but I find I can tweak them just as much as I need to get what I want).
It also has a Yamaha CP70 and a Clavinet model. It's electromechanical heaven! :)
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby MarkOne » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:49 pm

feline1 wrote:...not souped-up out of the box to sound "just like old records from the 1970s" in the way that Lounge Lizard is...


I think this is something often overlooked. I did play a rhodes a bit back in the 70s, and I always thought it was a bit pants, but mostly because the washburn amp I used to cart around was rubbish.

A friend who had a rhodes in his rig always had a lovely creamy ep sound, but he had some nice valve amps.

I have some really nice samples on the Fusion that came in the form of a Hollow Sun freepack, The samples themselves are pretty dry, and I suspect, sampled right out of the instrument's output, but they really start to sound like the real deal with some processing.
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Re: Fender Rhodes VST's?

Postby ramthelinefeed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:05 pm

yeah, you gotta use a VST amp with these things too! :)
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