Adam Monroe Music Mark 73 Electric Piano v1.4 (AAX AU VST) [WIN OSX]
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Adam Monroe's Mark 73 Electric Piano was sampled from a 1976 Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano. The entire keyboard was wrapped in tinfoil, which eliminated EMI noise. The piano was sampled DI through a Radial Pro 48 DI box, and the signal was routed to a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp, recorded relatively clean through an AEA R84 Ribbon Mic and AEA TRP Preamp.
Each note of the 73-note Rhodes Piano was sampled 3 times at 10 velocity layers. Releases where sampled for the DI signal as well as the amped signal, but the amp release notes sounded a bit out of place, so the decision was made to only include DI releases. The sound of the amp can be heard in the amp samples, as a Fender Reverb Deluxe is a noisy amp, even without a signal. The DI samples are relatively clean by comparison.
This particular Rhodes Piano was relatively in-tune, but some post-processing re-pitching was necessary in order to bring every note into a -2 +2 cent variance of equal temperament. The "bass boost" knob of the Rhodes Piano was set to 1 and the volume knob was set to 9. The instrument was left natural sounding, without eq tweaking, although one note was eq'd in order to make it fit with the rest.
The phase of the two signals had to be carefully adjusted by hand for each note, as the amp signal significantly lagged behind the DI signal. The settings on the amp were treble: 5 bass: 5. The amp signal has a slightly more agressive tone, well the DI signal is warmer and fuller. Samples are 16 bit, 44.1 kHz wav files.
Check out Adam Monroe's Tremolo, a free companion-piece plugin to this sample library. The plugin contains built-in Tremolo, but the parameters can be fine-tuned via the standalone tremolo plugin. By utilizing tremolo, distortion, and the AMP + DI channels, a wide range of classic Rhodes Piano tones can be achieved, from Air to Steely Dan. We have done our best to create an accurate reproduction of the classic Fender Rhodes Piano. This is not a modeled-tine instrument, this is the real sound of a Rhodes Piano.
This plugin now includes great-sounding, real-time, automatic sample-rate conversion through cubic interpolation supporting sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz.
Release v1.4 5/22/2018
Improvements since last version:
Added support for higher sample rates using cubic interpolation (Catmull-Rom splines). I don't believe this is adding too much CPU overhead, but if you are working at higher sample rates, you likely aren't using a slow cpu.
Sample rates now supported natively:
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Buffer rates tested:
192 kHz is not supported because my audio interface only supports up to 96 kHz for testing, but it would be trivial to implement in the future.
Added built in Tremolo (From Adam Monroe's Tremolo).
Fixed OS X Sierra/High Sierra 64-bit crashing on retunring NSFONT bug (VST OS X CUBASE).
Fixed Albeton OS X Sierra/High Sierra 64-bit Not showing window bug (VST OS Ableton).
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