Adam Monroe Music Mark 73 v2.5 VST AU AAX [WIN & MACOSX]
Adam Monroe’s Mark 73 Electric Piano Is a 32/64-Bit VST AU AAX Rhodes Piano Plugin
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 Rhodes 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 aggressive tone, well the DI signal is warmer and fuller. Samples are 16 bit, 44.1 kHz wav files.
Adam Monroe music has released version 2.5 of Adam Monroe’s Electric Piano, a Rhodes Sample library.
The new version includes the following updates:
– 6 Amplifiers built on SPICE Vacuum Tube simulations.
– 43 Convolution Reverbs with adjustable length, size, dry, and we parameters.
– 30 Cabinet Impulse responses with dry/wet controls.
– 28 Speaker Eq Curves.
– Expanded controls for the built-in Tremolo, Delay, and Phaser.
– 70 Presets, many based around famous Rhodes sounds.
– In-plugin Preset Menu.
– A built-In Leslie Simulation controllable by Note Velocity or through Key-Switching.
– Reverb High-Pass Filter.