Year / Release Date : 11/11/2016
Version : 1.3
Developer : Adam Monroe Music
Developer’s site : Adam Monroe Music
Format : VSTi, AAX, AU, KONTAKT
Bit depth : 32bit, 64bit
Quality : 16 bit 44.1 kHz stereo
Tabletka : cured
System requirements : 32 or 64 Bit Windows Vista or higher / OS X 10.8+
(64 Bit Windows 7/8/10 or OS X 10.9+ recommended)
4 Gigabytes of Ram
(8 Gigabytes recommended)
Intel Core 2 DUO @ 3GHZ or higher recommended.
Firewire or PCI-based Audio Interface recommended
* Plugin may work with older hardware, but performance will be affected
* Plugin currently designed to work at a sample rate of 44.1kHz
Description : Adam Monroe Mark 73 Electric Piano sampled instrument 1976 Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano. The entire keyboard was wrapped with foil, which effectively eliminated EMI noise. The piano was sampled through the Radial Pro 48 DI direct box, and the signal was sent to the Fender Deluxe Reverb amplifier, recorded relatively clean with the AEE R84 Ribbon Mic and the AEA TRP Preamp.
Each of the 73 notes of the piano was sampled 3 times on 10 layers of velosity. There were sampled DI releases as well as amplified signal, but the release of the amplified signal sounded a bit inappropriate, therefore it was decided to include only DI releases. The sound of the amplifier can be heard in the AMP sample, since the Fender Reverb Deluxe is a noisy amplifier, even without a signal. The DI samples are relatively clean in comparison.
This particular Rhodes piano was relatively melodic, but some post-processing to equalize pitch was necessary to equalize the difference of each note by +/- 2 cents. The “Bass Boost” knob of the piano’s piano was set to 1, and the volume knob was set to 9. The instrument remained with natural sound, without the need for tuning. For each note, it was necessary to carefully adjust the phase of the two signals manually, since the signal of the amplifier significantly lagged behind the DI signal. Settings on the amplifier were: high frequencies: 5, low: 5. The signal of the amplifier has a slightly more aggressive tone, so that the DI signal is warmer and fuller.
In the version of VST and Kontakt, some simple linear distortions were added, and reverb is also built in. The Smooth button has been added, which allows adjusting the steepness of digital linear distortions. The Kontakt version is cross-platform and all programming and effects are implemented via the sampler. Some simple scripts are executed by us. The purpose of this sample library, which is also a VSTi (virtual tool), is to try and provide an alternative to Kontakt’s performance. With this library, we feel that we did it.
Versions of VST and Audio Unit include updated high-performance algorithms that have been improved with every new virtual instrument released by Adam Monroe Music. For example, the buffering algorithm is binary and multithreaded, which means that the buffering performance is fast, even on slower computers and even at lower latencies. The use of memory is comparable to the version of Kontakt – about 390 MB. Thanks to the reliable VST and AU code base, you can be sure that the VST version should work just as well as the version for Kontakt.
READING TO ALL!
The samples folder (at the root of the distribution) is common for all operating systems, digits and formats, so you should download it all. It was duplicated in each folder, because of what the size of the tool was more than 50 GB. The samples folder was taken from all the folders to the root, and when the download is complete you will find a simple instruction where it should be returned.
10 velocity layers, 3 note round-robin.
DI and amped samples.
73 key range from E1 to E7.
Built-in reverb and distortion.
Over 6,500 samples (including releases).
The .CFG file is missing from the Win vst.