How to Get the Classic Rhodes Sound with Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0
If you are a fan of the iconic sound of the Fender Rhodes electric piano, you might be interested in Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0, a sample-based instrument that captures the authentic tone and feel of a 1976 Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano.
Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0 is a plugin that works with KONTAKT, VSTi, AU, and AAX formats on Windows and Mac OS X. It was created by Adam Monroe, a professional musician and producer who has worked with artists such as John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Bruno Mars.
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In this article, we will show you how to use Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0 to create classic Rhodes sounds for your music production, from smooth jazz to funky soul. We will also compare it with other Rhodes plugins on the market and explain why Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0 stands out from the crowd.
What is Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0?
Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0 is a sample-based instrument that recreates the sound of a 1976 Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano. The Rhodes piano is one of the most famous electric pianos in history, used by legends such as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, and many more.
The Rhodes piano produces its distinctive sound by using metal tines that are struck by hammers and amplified by pickups. The sound can be modified by various controls such as volume, bass boost, vibrato, and tone.
Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0 was sampled from a real Rhodes piano that was wrapped in tinfoil to eliminate EMI noise. The piano was recorded both directly through a DI box and through a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp with a ribbon mic. Each note of the 73-note keyboard was sampled three times at 10 velocity layers, with release samples for both DI and amp signals.
The plugin contains over 6,500 samples (including releases), totaling over 3 GB of data. It also features built-in effects such as tremolo, distortion, phaser, chorus, wah, reverb, and cabinet simulation. You can mix and match the DI and amp signals to create your own custom Rhodes sound.
How to Use Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0?
To use Mark 73 Electric Piano v2.0, you need to have a compatible host software that supports KONTAKT, VSTi, AU, or AAX formats. You also need to have at least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) and an Intel Core 2 DUO or higher processor (or equivalent).
Once you have installed the plugin on your computer, you can load it into your host software and start playing. You can use your MIDI keyboard or mouse to trigger the notes. You can also use your MIDI controller or automation to adjust the parameters of the plugin.
The plugin has a simple and intuitive interface that lets you access all the features easily. You can see the keyboard layout on the bottom of the screen, with indicators for velocity and sustain pedal. You can also see the level meters for DI and amp signals on the top left corner.
On the top right corner, you can find the main controls for volume, bass boost, tone, tremolo speed and depth, distortion amount and tone, phaser speed and depth, chorus amount and rate, wah amount and frequency, reverb size and mix, cabinet type and mix.
You can also access more advanced settings by clicking on the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can adjust parameters such as tuning, velocity curve, polyphony limit, sample start offset, release volume and length.
You can also browse through 70 presets that are included with the plugin by clicking on the preset menu on the top left corner. The presets cover a 29c81ba772