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by braj; Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:00 pm
by Spitfire31; Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:18 pm
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:… For $29, I'm tempted to upgrade...but I keep having to remind myself that I'm not short on electric piano sounds.
For me, 'sound' is only part of the equation. I don't care all that much about 100 per cent authenticity - the main thing is playability. Perhaps it's because I've never played a 'real reality' mechanical electric piano?
I've also got all the Scarbee pianos, GSI, Soniccouture, Neo-Soul Keys, and so on. But the one I turn to for inspiration and for that 'fun of playing' is still LL. The refinements in LL4, not least the hugely improved GUI and patch handling, made it a no-brainer for me.
by JJBiener; Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:00 pm
by dexterbella; Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:20 am
by electro; Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:55 am
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:I've got a 1976 Mark 1 and the NI/Scarbee version sounds like a perfectly in tune, perfectly regulated version of my Mark 1. Lounge Lizard can get close, so can Mr. Ray, but the Scarbee is the closest to mine.
Seems to be the strength of Sample sets
Gonga wrote:I love the thing, and I used to be a serious Rhodes tech. I love how I can tweak it to cover ANY type of EP sound I've ever heard
Seems to be the strength of Physical Models
by Funkybot's Evil Twin; Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:44 am
JJBiener wrote:I have had the real thing, and frankly they are a pain in the a**. They are heavy to move. Difficult to play. Inconsistent in touch and tuning. I would have to be crazy to buy one again, especially a "vintage" model.
My Rhodes was bought well regulated has held tuning well and it's easy to tune if I needed to anyway, so I'm happy about that one. My only complaint: how light the keys feel, but they have a nice bounce to them at least.
My Wurlitzer 120 is another story. Near impossible to tune, piss-poor regulation, which even when fixed, still ends up with near unusable action, not to mention the nearly-dead reeds which are also difficult to replace and have a very inconsistent bark. That's to be expected though, the thing is from the mid 50's. The sample library I made out of the thing is actually a much better representation of the instrument than the real thing since I was able to fix the tuning and replace the bum reeds with better samples (there's a non-restored version in the pack that brings back some of the warts).
One day I'll see if I can find someone the 120 off my hands. Though if I were to hit the lottery first, that thing would go into the shop for a full-blown restoration.
Oddly enough, with all that said about my 120, I still long for a 200A.
by Krakatau; Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:56 am
braj wrote: I'm just happy the product has been updated and look forward to String Studio and the Strum series getting a rev as well. I'm happy to see recent stuff coming from AAS.
I totally agree
...if the strum series especially,might benefit of a similar increase of subtility an accuracy that LL had with this update , it will be just fantastic !