Post by OtisGreying on Apr 7, 2021 17:51:56 GMT -6
The Nord 6D sound library is limited to 1GB so whatever sounds you hope to use will be most likely not match up to many VST's. My Noire piano for instance is 16GB big. So 16x the entire size of the nord memory card. Much more detailed sound however the Nord is still great for playing and still sounds really good.
To this day I don't understand why Nord plays around the obvious question which is why haven't they upgraded their storage five fold by this point...
I mean the Scarbee 200a Wurli circa like 12 years ago...not his old Rhodes...I like his newer Scarbee88 better...I don't even have the Kontakt factory library loaded. Are you telling me I'm missing out and should load that up?
While we're on the EP subject, I find his Rhodes88 plays better if you add a modulator for "velocity...to volume" at over 75%. He seems to have taken a lot of the playing dynamics out of it...Keyscape's PRESETS do that too--it must make for a cooler demo...but, he doesn't have a knob to undo it like Keyscape does. You have to go into the guts of Kontakt.
I have those old Scarbee files from the original CD I believe, and they are surprisingly good, and small footprint like you said.
I set up a blind test...I guess I knew what they were when I was dialing in the sounds and level matching...but, then I blindly switched between a bunch...my two faves? the Kronos's EP1 preset I made and tweaked over all these years...and Scarbee with a 96khz 1073 plug after it poking out a tiny bit of 2-3khz and whatever the shelf is 11k? Very small adjustment, but driving the IO hard so it gets a little beef and analogy sizzle...
I was astounded. I literally didn't install it AND the old Rhodes from my system when I built in 2018. I had to pull it off a backup drive and add it into Kontakt to test, but I had a handful of Wurli songs to cut and the new stuff didn't feel like it was doing "right"...some I did with the Kronos into the Burl...some with the Scarbee. I was sort of...stunned that they won flipping around blind. it's funny how we (I?) get so fixated on some specific detail like "listen to how the high notes stay sounding liek a hammer hitting a reed..." or "listen to the cool release clunk"--that we ignore the panned back view or that it doesn't FEEL good under fingers.
I think THAT is what Scarbee is a master at...the under finger feel of pianos. I never loved the SOUND of Alicia's Keys, but I would sit and noodle...put the "finger latency" up and just get lost in playing...
Post by christopher on Apr 9, 2021 17:24:33 GMT -6
Funny, I saw one of those “top Rhodes plugin 2020” shootout videos on YouTube and didn’t watch the screen. I’d hit pause and look over when I heard one I liked. Figures, first one my ears picked was Mr Ray 73... which is the cheap one I got many years ago, not even a sampled Rhodes. Jeez. I went hunting and found a pretty good one not on the list: Production Voices, Electic Piano V LE, .. $5 and downloaded Sfarzando Plogue for free to use it, which also included a sample pack with some cool stuff. I’m figuring to dedicate my laptop for just piano and run it through a Fender twin amp& mic that up. Production voices seems like my kind of sampling company, I’m kind of drooling over their Steinway model. Great mics, API, burl.. they leave all the noise and rumble intact. Way too expensive for me, but cheaper than a Steinway and way easier to take to gigs.