XLN Audio Mark One
Сэмплы электропианино Fender Rhodes MK I 73, записанные с различных микрофонов.
The Mark One features a Fender Rhodes MK I 73 electric piano with a warm and intimate tone perfect for a rainy day. This king of electric pianos played through a vintage tube combo and captured by rare vintage microphones is a truly unique instrument. The tone can go from a smooth enthralling caress to a tight and crunchy sound for a dense arrangement.
The playability of this instrument will invite you to just sit down and play. The included ExploreMaps let you choose from classic Rhodes sounds to spacious textures and fat bass sounds. The Mark One is a rare and one of a kind instrument that fits perfectly both on stage and in the studio.
The Mark One features a Fender Rhodes MK I 73 electric piano heard on countless hit songs and records. This has been the most popular electric piano for more than four decades. This particular Mark One instrument was handpicked for its unmistakable warmth and intimacy, and after auditioning a handful of amplifiers the decision landed on a MusicMan 112 RD Fifty 1X12". This combination was the perfect match combined with the recording room and microphones. By offering the exact recording setup in Addictive Keys and the option of mixing and matching microphones the Mark One is extremely versatile and can be transformed into just about anything.
The recording process
With the tube combo set up in a large recording room, vintage microphones was positioned at both close and far away perspective capturing the amp close-up and with natural ambience. To add variety, three microphones were positioned next up to the speaker; a dynamic, a tube condenser and a ribbon microphone. One floor and one room microphone setup were used for the option of adding a sense of depth and ambience to the recordings. Two line signals were recorded, using a high-voltage DI box and a classic Roland Dimension D analog stereo chorus.
After auditioning a large number of different setups seven perspectives were chosen:
- Line / Line DI Mono - Avalon U5
- Amb Tube / Amb. Tube XY - Neumann SM69
- Close Ribb / Close Ribbon Mono - Coles 4038
- Close Dyn / Close Dynamic Mono - Shure SM57
- Close Tube / Close Tube Mono - Telefunken U47
- Dim-D / Line Dim-D FX - Roland Dimension D
- Floor PZM / Floor PZM Wide - Sennheiser MKE212
Content Concept & Design Lead: Andreas Mood
Graphic Design: Staffan Gustafsson and Peder Bergstrand
Photographs and Additional Graphic Design: Mattias “Dirren” Förnell
3D Graphics: Upper First
Programming: Martin Eklund, Mattias Karlgren, Markus Dimdal & Magnus Lidström
Recording: Per Larsson and Niklas Flyckt at SampleTekk
Sound Design: Kim Lindberger
Piano Tuning: Mats Ferner
Copywriter: Fredrick Norén
Web Design: Staffan Gustafsson and Andreas Mood
Web Design: Mattias “Dirren” Förnell
Presets: The XLN Team, Plan8 and Current Value
Audio Demos: The XLN Team and Opolopo
MIDI Previews: Arvid Svenungsson and Emil Heiling