|Author||Topic: New release: MrRay VST Electric Piano Version 2|
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:17
You can find it at:
I'm waiting for your feedback
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:24
When you click on the download link, it takes you back to the link you have posted. Looks like you need to correct the download link.
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:26
no it's working fine, just downloaded it.
great work Zio
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:31
I checked the HTML source in Opera and IE and here is what I see:
<h1>MrRay VST Electric Piano - Version 2</h1>
<img src="img/MrRay2.jpg" border=0>
[b}<a href="http://www.soundfonts.it/vst/">Click Here To Download</a>[/b]
Download Demo Songs <br>(mp3 format, 192Kb/s, 44.1KHz, stereo)
<a href="MrRay2_Demo1.mp3">Demo #1 - Rhodes Mark II</a><br>
<a href="MrRay2_Demo2.mp3">Demo #2 - Rhodes Mark I</a><br>
<a href="MrRay2_Demo3.mp3">Demo #3 - Wurlitzer Piano</a><br>
So, If I click here to download, I end up back on the main page.
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:31
Yeah, the 'Download Mr Ray' applies to the links below and not the hotlinked picture above (which simply describes the plugin in more detail).
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:33
Boy, do I feel stooopid!
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:36
Nah, it's a bit confusing, you're not the first to have been thrown off course
Hopefully Zio will make this clearer.
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:48
Downloaded okay -- I'll play with this tonight.
Zio, your work is top quality. When proving to people that skilled SE users can create really good synths, Mr. Ray and ORGANized trio are among the first plug-ins I mention. Great sound, beauuuutiful graphics.
I own NI's B4 organ, and think trio sounds nearly as nice (for free). In fact, I think your program might be more purely authentic in a few small details. Can't afford to buy Lounge Lizard, but Mr. Ray is at least nine-tenths as good.
Excellent stuff -- mille grazie!
Posted: 9th September 2004 05:50
Cool ... I'll be downloading this tonight! ...
Posted: 9th September 2004 09:43
do the world a favour and link your music/demo file up on that page! hearing you play could be the best thing that happens to them all month.
Posted: 9th September 2004 09:45
Yes, he's an excellent player
Posted: 9th September 2004 11:20
WOW, thanks! I thought this wouldn't be updated anymore, but what a nice surprise..
But please check the presets again. Some sound horrible, like welcome to Mr. Ray, Chick Gig and Wurly. It seems it has something to do with Pickup type II. If it's meant to sound like that, I excuse..
I like the new gui, it's better than the one on v1..
But i have to say also that I don't find the sound better in V2, it's just different. I can't seem to get the exact sound like the first patch on v1.
Much thanks for sharing (!) this, and put out such wonderfull and exact emulation instruments!
Posted: 9th September 2004 12:18
but in flstudio after few seconds
it starts to sound fuzzy
i thought it`s my souncard and asio driver but it`s not
here is a sample random melody
maybe it`s a bug and you should check it
or maybe it`s my pc after all
Posted: 9th September 2004 12:46
I never had such a problem.. I've tested it in cubase sx and v-stack on three different audio cards and everything works fine for me...
Could you try it in a different host?
Thank you all, guys!
My satisfaction is to know that you appreciate the effort I had in making these instruments.
Anyway I had to admit my fault: the demo mp3s are not played by me! I'd like to play piano like that but I just don't :/
What's wrong with the presets?
Posted: 9th September 2004 13:31
The distorted sounds may be caused by the pickup. When changing pickups the sound might go from good to bad and back without any logical pattern.
Nevertheless great sound. Only the release sound doesn't seem to fit the overall character of the plugin (at least to my ears) but I'm no expert on the rhodes sound.
Kep up the great work!
Posted: 9th September 2004 13:41
nonsense. try the big bottle of cough syrup next time
Posted: 9th September 2004 14:19
i tested it in flstudio and orion platinum
(i have the demos of both)
and finaly tested in jeskola`s buzz with
polak vsti adapter
maybe my machine is too weak to handle it
any system reqs?
Posted: 9th September 2004 14:30
This really sounds amazing, I loved v1 and this one is even better.
You're really doing some great work, just need a clavinet now
Thanks for such a great instrument
Posted: 9th September 2004 14:49
it's on my to-do-list
Posted: 9th September 2004 15:16
Posted: 9th September 2004 17:39
Has it been tested in Logic..?
The last one didn't work in Logic - just a horrible, loud buzzing noise.
Has it been fixed..?
Posted: 9th September 2004 17:51
Yes yes yesss
please please please
Posted: 9th September 2004 18:02
Wow, the markII demo sounds awesome. I'll be trying this out asap.
Posted: 9th September 2004 18:20
what presets, if any, were used on the demos? i can't seem to get those groovy sounds. i mean it can't just be my lame-ass key skills...
anyway, this little vsti rules. thanks!
Posted: 9th September 2004 18:23
I can't seem to get any of these synths to work properly in Sonar via the Cakewalk VSTadapter. There's always a crazy, constant crackling sound. Happens a lot in Mr. Ray version 2, and happened to a lesser extent in version 1, and also happens in the organ. At least with Mr. Ray 1 and the organ I could at least make out the sound of the synth as the noise seemed to only be in the attack, with Mr. Ray version 2 it's almost all static with just a tiny bit of sound coming through. CPU usage isn't high at all, and other synths play fine in the same projects I've tried these on. If it helps the noise sounds like a crusher/sampling rate lowering type of effect. Not sure how much can be done about this as it's a SE synth and may just be in the modules used or the compiling to VSTi or something. Any other Sonar users able to get these working?
Posted: 9th September 2004 18:30
Oops... I just read the documentation...
Thanks for the fix.
I'm really looking forward to trying this out tonight.
Posted: 9th September 2004 22:21
Hello there ZioKiller. Your site has me puzzled royally. I've tried to download the zip of mrray 4 times and I keep getting timed-out or something at 2 min 40 sec. The file shows to be a bad zip then. I tried the exe version with the same result. Then I tried the moogfilter, again the same result. So none of the downloads work for me. I'm pretty sure it is a thing with your server, and not my isp, as I have had excellent relults with larger downloads tonight. HELP I'd really like to try MrRayII. I'll try again tomorrow morning.
Posted: 9th September 2004 23:52
Double that! That would be great, given the quality of your emu's
About the presets: It's the pickup type that seems to cause weird noise. It sounds like the pitch to cv is not connected so you get random sounds when you play a note. But most presets sound fine.. I''m using Orion Platinum..
Posted: 10th September 2004 00:13
I know I'm new, so maybe I'm having a misconception about these VSTs...are they supposed to sound...good? I just bought Tracktion and have been using various VST plugins for MIDI like 4front and this "mrRay," but the quality of the sounds I'm getting suck...am I missing something?
Posted: 10th September 2004 01:06
Did you listen to the demos?
Show me a better epiano emulation (not including huge multisamples)!
OK, maybe Scarbee RSP73 sounds more authentic, but it's only one kind of sound, and it's huge, and not cheap. Listen to the demos here:
I believe some of them were performed using Halion or Kontakt VSTs.
Posted: 10th September 2004 01:08
Yes, listen to the demosong griels linked to on the previous page. If you think thats sounds sucky, I advise you to buy a real Fender Rhodes..
Posted: 10th September 2004 02:54
Sounds really good, i find it different from v1, and better
Thank you for this funky VST
Posted: 10th September 2004 07:16
next time try using speakers from your DAW instead of tin cans and string, that will improve your vst sound quality just joking mate or am i....
bravo, mr ray is truly quite an achievement, you just saved me some money on a lounge lizard crossgrade
Posted: 10th September 2004 07:35
If you're making your own presets, this could be it: not all settings of the knobs on Mr. Ray (or similar synths) will produce pleasant sounds. It's a physical model, and easily put into a state where it sounds bad. Starting with the presets and tweaking carefully -- a little at a time, nothing dramatic -- can yield very nice results.
Posted: 10th September 2004 07:48
i tried it and it`s gOOd
Posted: 10th September 2004 08:14
This MrRay is a stunning VSTi. I have a hole in my heart, filled only by a good EP sound, and today I am saved.
HALLAYLOOYAH! THANK YUUW JAAAAAYZUZ! I mean Zkiller.
Really, this is the best free vst I've heard in a long time. and I will donate.
Posted: 10th September 2004 08:52
judging from the quality of the instruments I suppose your serious about the clavinet, Guido.
I fuckin' love you.
Posted: 10th September 2004 09:14
Thankyou tinman! This was my first donation
Yes, I'm working on a clavinet model atm... you'll be adviced as soon as I get something good.
Posted: 10th September 2004 09:27
Damn good VSTis for free!!
Normally I don't comment on such things.
Maybe I will donate next month when I get my wage.
Thanks very much.
Posted: 10th September 2004 09:40
Come on everybody, chip in a few dollars to support this guy! I'll put something in myself tonight.
Posted: 10th September 2004 09:43
Heh, many minds with a single thought. Just PM-ed Zio. Next month's pay has a little chunk earmarked for him, and another for Jeff McClintock. Long overdue. I don't use SynthEdit -- not directly. But I benefit from his work. First week of October will be the time to set that right.
Posted: 10th September 2004 09:47
Just done. Couldn't resist
Greets to Italy
Posted: 10th September 2004 09:48
Posted: 10th September 2004 10:10
What's the deal with the soundfonts server? It still won't let me complete a download. At 2:30 (min/sec) it stops downloading and my computer message reads: download complete. but the zip file shows to be incomplete, corrupted, etc., and it will not unzip. Is the soundfonts site for broadband internet users only?
Posted: 10th September 2004 10:47
Mr. Ray is PHAT! Just incredible but if you really want to set it off, Run Mr. Ray though PSP Nitro and you will be STRAIGHT TRIPPIN!
This thing is plain stupid sick!
Posted: 10th September 2004 12:10
Ok...i know what you're saying, and all the demos i hear before i actually use the VST are great, but any time i simply apply them to my tracktion tracks they sound terrible. is there some type of interface that you should download first to adapt these VSTs to my Tracktion? is there some type of complementary software that should always be used with this? I simply cannot get a good sound and its fuckin' with my head!!!
Posted: 10th September 2004 12:13
I already loved the old version. This one is even better. I love its versatility and its sound it is a great free plugin
Keep up the great work!
Posted: 10th September 2004 12:27
Have you tried Mr.Ray with a vst host like http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/1015.html minihost, and just played around with it with your midi keyboard.? Doing that you can get clear indication of what your pluggins are capable of before your start to sequence them.
Posted: 10th September 2004 14:48
I'm getting a few crackles in FLStudio with high polyphony but not in the Chainer demo.
Posted: 10th September 2004 15:13
I don't know why many people using FLstudio are having problems with this plugin. Maybe the problem is with the current version of SynthEdit I've use to compile it.
I don't have FLstudio then I can't test it by myself.
I can test my plugins with CubaseSX and VST-Host only and everything is ok.
Anyway, I wish to say thankyou to those guys who have donated some bucks your support is greatly appreciated!
Posted: 11th September 2004 00:22
Sorry, but it still doesn't work in Logic.
It just produces seemingly random notes that sound like upper partials. Not musical at all, and definitely nothing like an electric piano.
It doesn't have the CPU spike and the horrible buxxing noise of the previous version though.
BTW, I tried it in Chainer (stand alone) and it really does sound sweet. Shame though, I'd love to use it in Logic.
Posted: 11th September 2004 01:03
I gave a beta to a friend to let him test it in Logic and he said everything was ok... now.. I dunno....
Posted: 11th September 2004 01:30
This version is working fine for me in Logic (5.5.1), very fine even. Quite a CPU intensive thing, but well...
Posted: 11th September 2004 08:29
Using Cakewalk Home Studio and their VST-Adapter.
Sound's very good...
CPU hit is minor (rarely over 20%), usually more like 12%.
There are a few presets that give me distortion at high polyphony (well, relatively high ) in the higher registers, but that's most likely either my system (which walks with a limp) or the VST-Adapter (which hops on one leg).
However, I can't change pickup "type" (slider just doesn't move), and I don't seem to be able to make a preset from scratch. The empty preset doesn't respond to any adjustments. (Once again, I understand that this could just be a clash with the VST-Adapter, which I've had LOTS o' trouble with.)
Posted: 11th September 2004 09:33
Funny. Sometimes it's great, sometimes crackly and buzzy as hell. But when it's great, it's great.
Unfortunately, seems to have more problems being buzzy and crackly for me inside Chainer.
Posted: 11th September 2004 10:34
you using waveshapers? think jeff said there was somethnig hppenng between them and FL..
not a classic keyboardist by any means, but got round to playing this and love the sound..
Posted: 11th September 2004 10:54
Btw, even if this is using up a LOT of CPU power (at least compared to the EVP88), it's got to be one of the freaking best freebies ever in case you need convincing electric piano sounds!
Thanks for this!
Posted: 11th September 2004 10:57
Hey man....nice vsti....one thing though, there is a clicking....no, almost a tine sound whenever i let go of a note, that sounds pretty strange....is it supposed to do that?
Posted: 11th September 2004 11:06
This is what some Rhodes do as well. There's a parameter for it on Mr.Ray (Mallets > Release). Turn it down and there you go.
Posted: 11th September 2004 11:32
Aaah, beautiful....sorry dude....that's what i get for not checking the controls first.
Posted: 11th September 2004 11:34
Yes, i'm using three waveshapers for the pickups emulation. I did a module too for the same purpose but it sucked nearly the 17% of cpu compared to 0,3% of a SE's waveshaper2... so I went for it.
Now i'm attempting to code a wavetable-based waveshaper like Jeff's one.. maybe in the next release
Posted: 11th September 2004 19:45
Wow, what a beauty this one is. MrRay will keep you juiced-up for hours. And it'll put a huge smile back on your face, ala Ray Charles.
I still find it amazing - after tinkering with VSTi's for barely over a year - that something so gorgeous and true to the real instruments' sound is actually possible on my slow old computer.
Sublime, that's an appropriate word. Bliss-inducing maybe. Thanks, Ziokiller, it finally did complete my download.
Posted: 11th September 2004 22:38
did someone get it to work on logic 5.5.1 pc ?
mine is allways crashing when loading it ...
Posted: 11th September 2004 22:46
Allready said so, it's working fine for me (at least on one stationary PC, haven't tried on the laptop yet).
Posted: 11th September 2004 22:59
Works intermittantly for me in FL Studio 4.52 - I find running through the presets messes things up, as if the effects weren't turning off (I don't know that is what is actually happening). However, if after cycling through the presets forwards, I cycle through backwards, they work corectly I believe.
Posted: 12th September 2004 02:53
Tried again with Logic 5.5 and it still doesn't work. Just weird noises - as described before.
OS WIN 98SE
Posted: 12th September 2004 03:46
Hm - could it have something to do with that?
Back under 98 I experienced occasional problems when running certain SE creations under Logic.
Has become way less under XP.
Posted: 12th September 2004 23:45
Posted: 13th September 2004 00:55
I have tested Mr. Ray on my laptop (centrino) with minihost. The sound is very good, the cpu power is o.k. What a beautiful GUI.
Thanks for creating such a nice instrument!
Posted: 13th September 2004 03:14
Mr Ray works fine here on Logic 5.5.1 Plat/WinXP so Win98 might be the culprit.
What a classy EP emulation - just add a dash of PSP Nitro and Vintage Warmer for EP heaven.
Posted: 27th September 2004 07:57
GREAT!... sounds pretty damn nice from the mp3 demo's on your site.
I'm gonna give it a try tonight!
|Stupid American Pig|
Posted: 27th September 2004 08:11
I must say that this is prolly one of the best emulations I have heard regardless of price. I have both a real Rhodes MkI and Wurly EP-200, and I think the rhodes sound is about 98% spot on. The wurly, however, is not quite as good(though still very useful in its own right)as the "bite" is not quite right and it sounds alittle bit thin.
However Ido not want to take anything away from this brilliant acheivement- as I now use this for all my EP duties for composing and break out the Rhodes and Wurly when I want to do final tracking.
Posted: 9th January 2005 10:04
some good news about your clavinet vsti?
i would love to try any beta you have done yet
please .. please .. please
keep up the the fantastic work!
Posted: 9th January 2005 18:49
I was wondering have you had the chance to check out AAS`Loundge-Lizard, how does it fair in terms of your epiano , Im very interested in this but alas I have no pc and no access to an ep
Posted: 9th January 2005 19:04
If I remeber correctly, Ziokiller did a blind listening test of evp73,Lounge lizard and mr Ray, and Mr Ray sounded in the same class to me, you might also wnat to search for the free rhodes soundfont that was just released here lately in another thread,...its deadly
Posted: 9th January 2005 23:54
I downloaded the Mr.Ray Lite version and it sounded a bit thin and toyish compared to the big version.
Is that just because of Mr.Ray's superior factory presets or the lack of an effect section on the lite version?
Do they have the same modelling engine?
I'm asking because I like the concept of the lite version and I'd like to add effects myself.