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Rhodes-off 2021! feat: NSKS2, Electric Vintage, House Mark I & VTines - Daveypoo, The MMM

Rhodes-off 2021! Comparing the top Electric Piano apps for iPad - Enjoy!

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  • Thank for the video, Davey, I haven’t watch it yet (in my playlist for tonight!) but I can say VTines has completely replaced all my other Rhodes, including NSK2 !

  • Ooh! I really enjoyed the B-3 off.

  • Vtines is a monster. The app description talks about the piano they sampled and how it had been completely refurbished. Basically it was as though they had sampled a new one.

  • @BCKeys said:
    Thank for the video, Davey, I haven’t watch it yet (in my playlist for tonight!) but I can say VTines has completely replaced all my other Rhodes, including NSK2 !

    Ditto!

  • @ashh said:
    Vtines is a monster. The app description talks about the piano they sampled and how it had been completely refurbished. Basically it was as though they had sampled a new one.

    I hope they port their Wurlitzer next.

  • @Stuntman_mike said:

    @ashh said:
    Vtines is a monster. The app description talks about the piano they sampled and how it had been completely refurbished. Basically it was as though they had sampled a new one.

    I hope they port their Wurlitzer next.

    I contacted them by email, they are not planning new iOS apps at the moment .. I am also looking forward to this Wurli 😖

  • @BCKeys said:

    @Stuntman_mike said:

    @ashh said:
    Vtines is a monster. The app description talks about the piano they sampled and how it had been completely refurbished. Basically it was as though they had sampled a new one.

    I hope they port their Wurlitzer next.

    I contacted them by email, they are not planning new iOS apps at the moment .. I am also looking forward to this Wurli 😖

    Awe man, hopefully that changes. I’d love a guitar comparable to VTines (quality and footprint wise).

  • @Stuntman_mike said:

    @BCKeys said:

    @Stuntman_mike said:

    @ashh said:
    Vtines is a monster. The app description talks about the piano they sampled and how it had been completely refurbished. Basically it was as though they had sampled a new one.

    I hope they port their Wurlitzer next.

    I contacted them by email, they are not planning new iOS apps at the moment .. I am also looking forward to this Wurli 😖

    Awe man, hopefully that changes. I’d love a guitar comparable to VTines (quality and footprint wise).

    https://www.acousticsamples.net/guitars/strategy

  • Hey - glad you guys are digging it so far! I've had this in mind for a while now, just needed to space to do it.

    Yeah, VTines is a monster - I really wasn't expecting that since NSKS2 has SO many different tones.

  • Convinced me to take a flyer on VTines next time it's on sale. I love NSK2, but a legit lightweight alternative is enticing...

  • That v tines is as full as that beard you got goin’. Thanks for the vid.

  • @LinearLineman said:
    That v tines is as full as that beard you got goin’. Thanks for the vid.

    The hobo-beard is an IAP I'm beta testing for apeSoft. It's got built on LFOs!

  • Check out the GSi thread, bro.

  • First heard about VTines. Sounds incredible. You think that they could port all of their libraries? https://www.acousticsamples.net/index.php?route=product/all :)

  • I'm hoping so - that Wurlizter on their site sounds super sweet.

  • Just for the record, I like the Colossus Piano "Colossus E-Piano Set" IAP which has the 6 historically significant E-Piano types and sells for $20.

    Colossus Piano is free with a catalogue of sampled pianos to purchase.

    I own all of those you demo'ed except for VTines and obviously I'll need to fix that at some point and support a new vendor's foray into the IOS market.

    My nephew wants to give me a Rhodes Suitcase model to downsize his studio a bit. There's
    nothing like sitting down in front of that rear facing speaker for a sonic soul bath. But space is always a problem for me too. Too many toys. I've downsized and re-stocked 3 times over the years and never really had a stable studio design. That's why IOS works so well for me.

  • Agreed - nothing beats the real thing, especially for feel. That seems like too good an opportunity to pass up, frankly.

  • @Daveypoo said:
    Agreed - nothing beats the real thing, especially for feel. That seems like too good an opportunity to pass up, frankly.

    It also involves renting a van, driving 300 miles, covid, and getting it moved upstairs, etc.
    I'd end up playing into headphones so... IOS is close enough.

  • @Daveypoo thanks for the video. I had to pick up VTines right away when it came out sound unheard. I like it a lot and it is very lightweight compared to NSK2 but for me starts to get too “bell-y” in the upper octaves where NSK2 stays a bit more warm. I only use the suitcase mk 1-4...still coming in at over 3GB.

  • I’m very impressed with Vtines too, and there is a lot of versatility with the controls too.

  • edited April 4

    Thank a lot for this very nice comparison !
    I have all of these e-piano apps except Vtines which sounds incredible.
    Did you reckon a good polyphony amount ?

  • @Paulo164 I've never had any polyphony issues with any of these apps.

  • I picked up VTines and it's a stellar Rhodes. Colossus has several Mark model for me to compare and one sound very similar but without the lovely mid-range bloom that comes with a good tube amp. The high notes of the VTines are very bell-like and I love that sound.
    The Colossus upper notes just don't ring like that.

  • @Daveypoo said:
    @Paulo164 I've never had any polyphony issues with any of these apps.

    Thanks! Polyphony is of upmost importance to me 😬.

    Well, it looks like Vtines is the PianoTeq of Rhodes piano on iOS.
    Vtines is an hybrid modeled / sampled instruments claiming, besides a very good sound, a very good playability with 128 « true » levels of dynamic. Maybe @Daveypoo you felt that while playing ?

    Thanks again for the video.

  • .

    @McD said:

    My nephew wants to give me a Rhodes Suitcase model to downsize his studio a bit.

    Send that Suitcase to me! :#

    I don’t have space for it either, but I’ll get rid of my stove or refrigerator or dining table to make room! :p

  • @Paulo164 I don't know if I can say I hear 128 different velocity layers but it's expressive enough for my needs.

  • I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the Scarbee library on Korg Module, it sounds sooo sweet!

  • That's one I don't have, unfortunately - I never grabbed Module as I had the sounds in other apps already, but I've heard great things!

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