e-instruments have a reputation for meticulous attention to detail when it comes to sampling instruments. Founder Thomas Koritke spends days sampling world class players using some of the finest musical instruments in top studios, he doesn't stop there he makes sure he uses the best microphones through top convertors. Then he surgically goes through every single sample making sure they are all good enough to be used for an e-instrument.
So have e-instruments managed to capture a vintage Fender Rhodes piano and give the user both the soul and the vibe?
What sets e-instrument apart from so many other sample library creators is the additional unique features such as the Animator, found in their other popular libraries Session Horns and Session Strings and more latterly the Pentamorph first seen on the Session Keys Grand and Y.
So have e-instruments managed to do it again with their latest offering the Session Keys Electric R, on their words;
"Session Keys Electric R is based on a vintage 1976 Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano, specially modified with eight individual outputs to capture every nuance of its classic sound. In addition to recording line out signals, an extensive microphone setup was used to capture the pure, unaltered acoustic sound of the instrument. The result brings the true Stage Piano feel to life and delivers an exquisitely detailed tone with supreme depth and flexibility."
Check out the video above and also the sound examples below.
So have e-instruments managed to create the most authentic Fender Rhodes to date? The video and sound examples are impressive, add to this the additional features that bring 'vibe' to the 'soul' of this vintage Fender Rhodes and it's likely this is a serious contender for the best Fender Rhodes electric piano around.