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- Fender Rhodes Stage Piano Mk II emulation.
- 73 note polyphonic.
- Uses Emagic's EVP88 core engine.
- Native tone generation system (Not samples).
- Decay & Release envelope controls.
- Bell & Damper volume controls.
- Tremolo - Rate, Intensity, & Stereophase.
Reviewed By bandasound
February 4, 2004
emagic..stop being mean to your Window customers and update this...Read more
Reviewed By Emerald Tablet
April 15, 2002
Is sounds a bit digital and clean
It surely looks very kewl
The early Rhodes had no output
It was recorded over microphone and was often distorted through a microphone ... therefor the hard sounds sounded grainy and the soft sounds misty ... when you listen to the old recordings the sound sings (you now in a way a detuned string would do) ... that is because they used tape for recordings... the distortion combined with the singing gave it a mistical sound.
They did the distortion part very well on the B4 but it seems they forgot about it in the evp73.
They probably did the distortion for the b4 because they new it had a lesley speaker that wasn`t connected to an output so the mic overdrive was always there on old records.
I once downloaded a sampled 30 MB rhodes for my kurzweil
that one sounds a 100 times better. Via vast i manipulated it to get the same sound as the rhodes on old stevie wonder records and some of the jazz stuf of herbie hancock and the legendary la woman record from the doors.
anyway ... not bad ... but you better buy a good sampled rhodes for giga sampler or battery or whatever sampler you use if that will cost you 99$ as well
Regards and good luck to all
Reviewed By Wine
February 6, 2002
Do not touch this VSTi, purchase EP-Station or download the mda epiano.Read more
Reviewed By derek
October 27, 2001
1, the plugin:
the one sound it does is OK. IMHO not as impressive as the B4, cause it tends to sound a little too clean and, well, "digital". OTOH its nicely "alive", so sometimes its better than a sampled rhodes, at other times its not. i would say that a sampled rhodes often "sounds better", but "behaves" less good. pretty much the old sampling vs. physical modelling argument i guess.
2. emagics strategy to release crippled versions of their logic instruments:
booh! you think ANYONE would switch sequencers because of a rhodes plugin? do you think anyone will ever use your crippled playback-EXS when theres halion and vsampler?
the EVP is nice, but the fact that it comes with one model where the logic version comes with many more and more effects makes me very angry. there is NO technical reason to cripple the plugin other than greed for more logic customers, so id give the support a zero if i could. shame on you emagic.Read more