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Lounge Lizard EP-4 has an average user rating of 4.40 from 5 reviews

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Lounge Lizard EP-4

Reviewed By paul minot [all]
October 23rd, 2003
Version reviewed: 2.0 on Windows

I would like to generally concur with the reviews above--this thing is a great electric piano emulator. I am not concerned about the quality of the overdrive, since it generally sounds OK to me, and have an array of saturation/distortion plugs I like to choose from for different effects. The GUI is beautiful but a little daunting, but that largely has to do with the complexity and novelty of the physical modelling algorithm--it simply has nothing to do with the familiar subtractive synthesis format, although it is easier to get your brain around than FM, at least. The points I would like to raise about this instrument are:

-Even more than your usual synth, LL benefits from the use of a MIDI controller, for some reason. Having a controller (my recently acquired UC-16) REALLY increased my enjoyment of editing the patches.

-Although it is excellent at doing electric pianos, it also EXCELS at doing percussive timbres that are out of the ordinary, like "mutant xylophone/vibes from hell"--the kind of patches you generally turn to FM to do, but much easier to accomplish/edit in LL. Run these patches through the phase/tremolo/pan options, and you can get some really weird, beautiful, and cool shiznit going on.

The update includes enhancement of the release function, tempo sync, and much better patch organization, but costs a little too much IMHO. I actually like having an instrument I can't sync--increases the random quotient of my tunes. Anyway, a very classy instrument overall.
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Comments & Discussion for Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard EP-4

Discussion: Active
1 May 2016 at 3:07pm

I downloaded sound banks for Lounge Lizard EP-4. The files have a .dxt extension which is not the lounge lizard native bank format. Anyone knows how to load those files into Lounge Lizard?

20 July 2016 at 3:45pm

Hi, also having difficulty with this. Would really appreciate some guidance from someone in the know.


22 October 2017 at 1:03am

Lounge Lizard EP-4 was released on December 13, 2012. Check the dates of the patches you downloaded: if it's older than that, it may be for a previous version.

27 November 2019 at 8:16pm

Would old sounds in legacy projects sound the same or would they change after an update?

20 December 2019 at 1:18am

that's exactly my question as well! couldn't find an answer anywhere.

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