|Type / Tags||Electric Piano|
- Based around 12 carefully sampled and mastered Rhodes Piano samples.
- 1-32 voice polyphony.
- Unique width control.
- Decay, Release, Stereo Width, Velocity sensitivity, muffle and hardness Amount adjustable.
- Gentle muffling filter.
Reviewed By geroyannis
February 26, 2008
User Interface: OK, as all mda plugins it's not supposed to be pretty, just work. It uses your host's interface with clearly labeled sliders that give exactly the tone variety you need. I think that approach works well, also the looks of the instrument never go in and out of fashion, it's sort of classic.
Sound: That's the best part. I've played with many epiano emulations (commercial and freeware) and this one is a great competitor. To be fair I'm not sure which of the instruments I've played is the best at faithfully emulating a piano, but regarding pure beauty of sound I think this one is a winner.
Features: This is a one trick pony so don't expect many features. It produces one sound, that is of an electric piano and that's it. It offers some extras like pan/tremolo, detune and overdrive which are more than enough.
Documentation: None, who needs it? It's very simple to use and actually nearly impossible to produce a bad sound.
Presets: Same as "Documentation" section applies here.
Customer Support: I guess it's extinct but I don't need it either. I'm just grateful that the developer gave to the community such a fine instrument.
Value For Money: Are you kidding? It's free!! As unbelievable as that may sound...
Stability: As a rock. Hasn't crashed any of my hosts.
As a conclusion this is one of the best instruments out there. It doesn't do a lot of things but if you need an electric piano you should grab it. These days I own the much hyped MrRay73 Mark II which of course truly deserves it's hype but the mda epiano is a really strong competitor if you also take into account that it's free.Read more
Reviewed By Andywanders
October 9, 2003
The default sound makes me want to play old Stevie Wonder riffs (Sunshine Of My Life, In the City, etc..), or jazzy II, V, I, progressions. With a bit of tweaking, you can get it to sound a bit like a Wurlitzer, then launch into some Supertramp riffs.
I personaly like to use a piano for coming up with new song ideas, because a good piano is very expressive and you don't get bogged down with the sound (electric or acoustic). This is a great one for that, within half an hour of downloading it, I had written a new tune.
Of course, writing songs on a piano isn't for everyone, and I certainly don't write all my stuff that way. But this really is a great one to have in your VST folder if you like E Piano sounds.
User interface, manual, and customer support aren't really necessary with this one. It does what is expected. However, I wanted to give it a good mark so I've awarded points for those, even though they don't exist.
To sum up, I reckon this is the BEST free electric piano out there. Get it and see.Read more
Reviewed By boum
August 21, 2003
The GUI is very basic, but eveything is obvious. I've never needed to look for a manual or customer support details, hence the halfway score. The same goes for presets: it's not an issue.
Referring to comments below, I've had no stability problems whatsoever, so I'd recommend trying it out for yourselves.
Great stuff...thanks!Read more
Reviewed By drk_sum
May 29, 2003
Reviewed By yasodanandana
July 6, 2002
MDAepiano is decent, helped by a better overdrive and tremolo it works, but in this case i would stick on my very simple patches on Halion, the humble Vsampler or Roland S750 made with a little VCF response on dynamics, adding MDA overdrive and a little Supaphaser, WITH VERY SHORT looped samples, but RESPECTING more the attacks of the original Rhodes.
I also have the same stability problem of the other mac rewieverRead more