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Rhodes Announce The Forthcoming V8 For PC And Mac + Competition To Win A MK8 Plus V8

Rhodes have announced the forthcoming release of the V8, the ultimate Rhodes for your digital setup. The V8 is modelled directly from the MK8 and is also available in the comprehensive Pro version. The Rhodes V8 will be available for £149.95 / $179.95 / €169.95 whilst the Rhodes V8 Pro will be available for £249.95 / $299.95 / €274.95.

Missing Keys competition & release date

The V8 and V8 PRO will be released on March 1st, following a competition that Rhodes have launched in which someone has the opportunity to win a bespoke MK8 and a number of runners-up will each win a V8 perpetual licence. The competition involves downloading a 45 day trial of the V8 to use along with a wav file (click below for more details).

The V8

The V8 is a deeply multi-sampled, hyper-realistic version of the Rhodes MK8, capturing all the nuance and character of the flagship electric piano within30,000 samplesacross100 velocity layers. Theonly official software to carry the Rhodes name, the V8 is the final destination for musicians looking to augment their productions with the timeless beauty of ‘The True Rhodes Sound’. The V8 Pre-amp features Drive, Low/High EQ and a Vari-Pan effect with Rate and Depth controls. A suite of presets and profiles let users access a wide variety of tones from the MK8, as well as some characterful Rhodes models, both real and imagined. The V8 also allows for Tuning adjustment, Mechnical Noise balancing, and the electroacoustic Timbre Shift, among other options.

The V8 PRO

The V8 Pro goes deeper, offering the MK8’s Envelope parameter for dialling in envelope-controlled filter effects like auto-wah, and unleashing the Vari-Pan circuit into audio rate modulation. The Compressor, Chorus, Phaser and Delay effects from the MK8 FX are here too. On the Setup page, users will find per-note control over Timbre, Fine Tune, Level and Damper response. A selection of microphones and amplifiers can be found, paying homage to classic studio and stage Rhodes setups.

Features include:

  • Deeply multi-sampled from the state-of-the-art Rhodes MK8electric piano, including preamp, equalizer, vari-pan and drive
  • VCA-based and bucket brigade delay effects tuned perfectly for the Rhodes sound: Compressor, Chorus, Phaser and Delay
  • Profiles and Presets let you access to the sounds of vintageRhodes pianos, plus famous players’ unique setups
  • EQ mid band boosts for wah (via expression pedal/CC) andauto-wah (via Envelope dial)
  • Vari-Pan with rate, depth, four waveshapes and audio rate options
  • Choice of amp and mic effects for the sound of stage and studio
  • •Under-the-lid’ per-note setup for timbre, tuning, damper and level
  • •Change tuning, balance mechanical noise, customise waveshapes
  • •Expression’ input to any front panel parameter via MIDI CC

Check out the video overview HERE.

The V8 will be available to PC and Mac users (VST, AU and AAX).

For more information on the Missing Keys competition, click here: 

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