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    What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    What's the best thing to get that will cover Wurlitzer, DX7 and Rhodes and be done with it? Anything out there to reach for when these pain in the rears become necessary? I'm in Nuendo on the Mac....thanks for any suggestions...

    Tom
    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    Colossus has E. pianos. You can also check out the Garage band Jam packs. They are about $99 each but offer a lot of value and the instruments are almost as good as Colossus. Then there are Scarbees E pianos regarded as the best but they are a bit more expensive than the other options considering what you get. Also NI has an E piano VST as well.

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    Quote Originally Posted by js33
    Colossus has E. pianos. You can also check out the Garage band Jam packs. They are about $99 each but offer a lot of value and the instruments are almost as good as Colossus. Then there are Scarbees E pianos regarded as the best but they are a bit more expensive than the other options considering what you get. Also NI has an E piano VST as well.

    I looked at Colossus but doesn't have a Wurly I don't think...was hoping there was one program that might have EVERY ELECTRIC PIANO IN THE WORLD or something

    Thanks!

    Tom
    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    I'm the happy owner of 2 Scarbee EP's and the PCP-80. Those libraries kick serious ~~~. You might also consider Lounge Lizard. A different beast, but great stuff too.

    tommy

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    Scarbee´s Rhodes is hard to beat when it comes to a sampled based emulation of the real thing (you need either Kontakt(Player) or Halion(Player) though). There are 2 inexpensice sample sets which are quite good (but not like Scarbee´s) from Worra at www.sampletekk.com and Precisionsound at www.precisionsound.net

    Lounge Lizard 3 is the best epiano emulation on the market (imo). It has great sounds and a lot of tweakability.

    I have both and I use them both for different purposes.

    I think the Electric Piano collection from Native Instruments isn´t bad at all but this opinion is based from listening to the demos not personal experience.

    Good luck
    Raindog

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    Scabee's Rhodes doesn't require any other sampler; it has it's own front end.

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman
    Scabee's Rhodes doesn't require any other sampler; it has it's own front end.
    I think this is only the case when you buy the keyboard bundle (it comes with a Halion Player). As far as I know the Rhodes as a single products is samples (Halion and Kontakt compatible) only. Correct me if I´m wrong.
    regards
    Raindog

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    I see your point. (My version of KGB came with the Halion player.) I don't know for sure about the other ways that it's packaged, so I'll let Thomas speak for himself.

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    For me, the solution is a combintion of the Scarbee KGB collection, in addition to the Yamaha Motif ES7. Yes, it's hardware, but it does have an extensive selection of different Rhodes sounds with a wide variety of processing techniqes.

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    Re: What Mac Software to Cover Electric Pianos?

    Lounge lizard is the best

    Native Instrument's is not bad either.

    Neither one covers the DX7. For that you want NI's FM7
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