So, I was playing with Keyscape from Spectrasonics last week, just testing things out, when I loaded up one of the Rhodes patches.
Many of you that have been following me know I’m a huge fan of the Rhodes, it’s by far my favorite instrument.
So I played this patch, and it immediately reminded me of my actual Rhodes….so of course I had to investigate!
I pulled up 2 other EP libraries I dig, Neo Soul Keys, and Tines Anthology, along with Keyscape, and then went back adn forth between the three software libraries and my 1972 Fender Rhodes, just to see which one sounded the closest to the real thing.
I also wanted it to be which one sounded the closest without requiring a bunch of work, so I loaded up basic patches in each software.
Man…I will tell you this, I was super surprised how real the Keyscape Rhodes sounded. I’ve heard good EP libraries and plugins in the past, but the response and small nuances in Keyscape really do stand out.
As someone who owns and prefers a real Rhodes over anything, I was was definitely impressed.
Checkout Keyscape over on the Spectrasonics site: http://spectrasonics.net/products/keyscape
Also, checkout all of the other keyboard and instrument models they captured for the plugin: https://www.spectrasonics.net/products/keyscape/keyscape-models.php
Let me know what you think!