Acoustic Samples have always had the idea that the future of virtual instruments was going to be the sound quality of sampling but with the playability of modeling. Getting both with only samples requires too many of them and only with modeling requires too much CPU.
They found a way to combine both technologies by using samples as the sound source and all the rest uses modeling techniques. This allows the V Tines to weight only 80Mb, to really sound like a Fender Rhodes© with all of its imperfections and to have a fully continuous response as well as a highly tweakable sound.
VTines is based on real samples of a 1978 Fender Rhodes© Mark1 fully restored with clean pickups and tines, new grommets, new hammer tips, etc, so it is the best an electric piano can sound. It gives you access to a 100% continuous response, a very small sized library (80Mb) and a very high tweakability. It also ensures that the staccatos and releases that make up for half of the realism sound perfect, not like a fadeout, not too loud, just perfect.
Acousticsamples carefully measured the output of the preamp of a Rhodes© suitcase and created an exact replica of the stereo panning of the Vibrato. They just added the possibility to sync it to your tempo and also extended the speed range just like some real mods do.
The Bass and treble EQ are precisely adjusted to the frequencies and ranges of the original preamp. Pre 1969 Rhodes© only had a mono tremolo, so Acousticsamples added that option and you can get that old school vibrato effect.
Rhodes© are often recorded through the direct output, but the suitcase models have a stereo amp that has a very recognizable sound with two 12' speakers facing the front and two facing the back and each side.
Acousticsamples captured different microphone positions and distances to cover most of the real life recording placements. Their AMP simulation is true stereo, meaning that they have a very precise stereo image which is extremely useful when the Vibrato is on.
Rhodes© pianos are often used with FX, so Acoustic Samples created an FX panel with the most common ones, each of them is one of the very efficient and high quality FXs made by UVI. Each FX can be tweaked in real time.
Modeling also means customization, you can alter the sound of the V Tines like you would on a real electric piano and in a very easy way. A real electric piano can be customized with a screwdriver, you basically adjust the angle and distance between the tine and the pickup. It's exactly the same on the V Tines, you just don't need the screwdriver. You can adjust many different parameters for each note, for all notes or using a mapper for each parameter.
Every keyboard has its own MIDI response. The MIDI mapper allows to adjust the response of the VTines velocity by velocity if necessary, and Acousticsamples created a tool that does it automatically by analysing what you play. Just repeat a few linear velocity repetitions and it will be all set and ready to play.
The latest UVI Workstation 3 is included in this virtual instrument!
More information about UVI Workstation and the latest version (free download) is available HERE
UVI Workstation 3 system requirements:
57.8 MB of disk space (Mac Installer: 233 MB ; Windows64 Installer: 266 MB)
Supported Operating Systems:
Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
This product requires an activation!
You can either "soft" activate on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.
An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.