Matt’s Fender Rhodes

A Fender Rhodes Mark I 73 Key Electric Piano possibly played by the late great keyboardist Kenny Kirkland.

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Fender Rhodes Mark I 73 Key Electric Piano

Sampled using a Countryman Type 10 Active DI into a Chandler TG2 Mic Input, no processing.

A#2 is a bit of a dead tine but adds some character, or you could remap that key.

Roll with your own chorus, tremolo, reverb etc and enjoy!

This Rhodes was sold to me by a high school where I taught at long ago to raise funds for new keyboards. The late great keyboardist Kenny Kirkland attended this school and I was told he used this Rhodes extensively.

Matt Blostein
www.blostein.com

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  • Finally Something that Compares to my Real Rhodes

    I have a Mark I Stage 73 and man if this thing does not sound exactly like it. The nuances, the inconsistencies, the tone, the tine sound. Finally a library without dozens of effects and just a pure Rhodes sound.

    Zach Hanna29 March 2022
  • Nice and Focused

    Tasty sound that doesn't have many options, but does its job well.

    MR1229 December 2021
  • The Rhodes to Happiness

    I have a Rhodes Mark 1 73 sitting right behind me. I can attest to the authenticity of this sound. Nothing quite captures all of the tiny nuances of the real thing, all of the inconsistencies, all of the little things that go wrong, the feeling of the vibrations of the tines in your hands as you play, and the really crappy action of a real Rhodes. However, this comes darn close. This sample library is pretty gritty. You can hear that some of the hammers need their rubber tip replaced -- E0 for example. I can't quite explain what it is, but there's something that's not quite right about the treble. It sounds great, but there's something distinctly different from what I hear from my instrument. It feels like the velocities got harder as the instrument was sampled higher and higher. Despite these minor things, this library is still really wonderful and useful. it's worth downloading!

    Sam Ecoff07 November 2021
  • "Rhodes? Where we're going we DO need Rhodes!"

    A Rhodes that sounds fantastic! This has been programmed extremely well and it feels very playable. The Bb2 key is a dead key but if you really care that much you could just duplicate one of the samples from the keys closest to it. This really is great!!

    R.Treves08 November 2021
  • Works wonders!

    A great rhodes library by any measure! Lots of character waiting to be teased out with a little saturation. Love it.

    Marley / Ada21 November 2021
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