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4Front Rhode

Electric Piano Plugin by 4Front Technologies
4Front Rhode
4Front Rhode by 4Front Technologies is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an RTAS Plugin.
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4Front Rhode is a CPU-lightweight vintage Rhodes-type piano module with a gentle overdrive. This module reproduces the classic sound similar to RSP73 pianos. The sound generation is not based upon samples, thus there are 127 continuous layers provided with a vintage rhodes smooth overdrive.

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Average user rating of 3.00 from 6 reviews

Reviewed By Sycopation
October 20, 2015

Don't expect anyone to hear this and be fooled that it's the real thing, especially if it's prominently featured. But it can sound quite interesting nonetheless. I actually often use a bunch of effects on it to make it sound even less Rhodes-like, and I think that often works a lot better.

The low and high ends sound probably the least Rhodes-like of all, but the high end is really unique sounding, totally usable if you get creative with your effects.

I have the Native Instruments Rhodes and AAS Lounge Lizard, and they both sound more realistic than this, but I still keep finding uses for 4Front.

Totally recommended, and hey, it's free.

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Reviewed By Daedalus
June 27, 2004

User Interface
Clear and easy to use!

This VSTi can make a beautifull Rhodes sound. It can't to much more than that, but it's not made to do other fancy stuff. the Rhodes-sound is resonably realistic, except when you play very high or very low notes.

It can only make Rhodes sound, not much else. But like I said, it's not made to do much else.

Average, but you don't really need any.

No presets!

Customer Support
Nice website with good support!

it's free!

Very stable!Read Review

Reviewed By metalsvinet
October 2, 2003

a nice warm sounding rhodes emulation with just the right amount of drive. i tend to use it with the eq way down for a mellow muffled sound, but it sounds fine in the top end, too. if you buy the full version you get more tweakability, but i don't really need it as the basic version is spot on for me

you can even be a cheapskate and get the presets for the full version, they work in the free version too. so extra points for features for that.

i have not been impressed by the previous 4front instruments, but this one is a keeper. rock stable, too

vfm? well, it's freeRead Review

Reviewed By Andywanders
October 1, 2003

According to the developer..

"This module reproduces the classic sound similar to Rhodes/Wurlitzer pianos."

This is very misleading, as anyone who's ever played a real Rhodes or Wurlitzer will testify. The tone is reasonable around middle C, but not very defined in the low register, and way too thin in the higher registers.

The four parameters don't seem to alter anything worthwhile, apart from the volume slider.

If you're really into the sound of a Rhodes, or Wurlitzer, there are much better alternatives to this (mda epiano for instance).

As for value for money, when it comes to free VST's, VFM means "was it worth downloading?" The answer for me was... NO.

Brok said about this "if you dont use it for pro recordings its ok"

In my opinion, if you don't want to use something for pro recordings, you certainly wouldn't want it on demos either.

I understand 4front are looking for advice on marketing. My advice, forget your free stuff, it's getting you a bad rep in certain circles. Concentrate on making your pro versions really "pro", then people will sit up and take notice.

I have a strong feeling this review will be receieved badly, but that's too bad. I'm just giving my honest opinion.Read Review

Reviewed By topaz
October 1, 2003

Wow, this baby honks.

out of the free VSTi emulations of a Stage73 EP this is the closest I have heard, sure you may get better emulations out of Lounge Lizzard or EVP73 but they come with a price tag.

add a little DB tremelo and boost the eq's a bit and Rhode sits into the mix just right.

it has a certain amount of that drive we know and love from the Stage73, although of coarse the very fair priced Pro Version has more control.

I would like to say that the previous reviews are a case of taste, but in my opinion they are way way off the mark.

one guy said it could not be used in Pro Productions ?
well that is so so untrue. anything can feature on anything, we have used $400 VSTi's to Freebies like Cheese Machine and infact Rhode in our commercial

all in all a great freebie and well worth getting the Pro Version.

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