Waverunner Audio – Seven Days // Day 4: Rhodes ’73

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Waverunner Audio is releasing seven sample libraries each one per day for seven days. Each Library is just £10 each for the fundraising period. For every sale, Hometree plant a tree. Each library part of the Seven Days will be £10 until the 18th of November, after which they’ll go up to £25.

If you want to support this initiative and plant a tree purchase  Rhodes ’73 and help to grow some new trees.  This is a highly playable Rhodes ’73 recorded via a Synthi for added flavor and fatness. With every purchase made, you help to plant a tree.

Waverunner Audio Seven Days Day 3 Rhodes ’73 UI
Waverunner Audio – Seven Days Day 3 Rhodes ’73 UI

While working on a film soundtrack, some late night experiments found the Rhodes ’73  in a friend’s studio run through a Synthi. The subtle result was a fatter, fuller sound with the oscillators slightly tickling the held notes and the spring reverb contributing to a Rhodes ’73 library with a distinct flavor. Captured at multiple velocities and round robins in order to present a playable,  musical, unique electric piano.

Rhodes ’73 Specifications:

  • Four dynamic layers
  • Five round robin
  • Random release trigger system for more realism
  • Recorded at 96k, presented at 24bit/48k
  • 1.3 GB (compressed from 3.2)
  • Requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.6 +
  • Individually watermarked to you
  • Requires Pulse to download

Stacking sounds can quickly add up and increase the volume significantly, so be sure to keep an eye on levels to avoid any distorted sounds coming through. To help control levels when you feel like cranking things up, the ‘limiter’ toggle is available on all screens. The limiter can also be used as a creative tool when an over-driven crushed sound is desired. Simple turn the limiter on and crank the ‘verb and delay mix up, and also try cranking the warmth and gain in the tape FX too.

All libraries currently require the full version of Kontakt (5.6+). All libraries are using the new Pulse downloader app to download the Seven Days libraries. Download Pulse here.

Waverunner Audio – Seven Days Day 3 Rhodes ’73 Pulse Downloader
Waverunner Audio – Seven Days Day 3 Rhodes ’73 Pulse Downloader

Hometree is a pretty essential idea, plant more trees. Hometree is on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, it’s wet, windy and cold and it’s where they first started a community garden, in an unused plot of ground about 100m elevation and about 600m from the coast. When Hometree planted the first apple trees the NGO were told they were mad, that trees found it difficult to grow here, but they didn’t, they grew tall and strong and produce delicious fruits.

This was Hometree’s reconnection to trees, they saw the birds come back and the soil in the garden improves, biodiversity, more life on the hill and the seeds of change blew in all directions. One direction was here to Hometree, a group of people inspired by the lack of trees in County Clare in West Ireland and hope that they could do our part in regenerating and reforesting this beautiful mythical part of Mother Earth.

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