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New Rhodes: The Canterbury Suitcase by Soniccouture

Discussion in 'COMMERCIAL Announcements' started by soniccouture, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. soniccouture

    soniccouture Senior Member

    Jul 6, 2006

    The Canterbury Suitcase at Soniccouture.com

    Back in June of 2012 we were recording Grand Marimba at Canterbury Music in Toronto. Studio owner Jeremy Darby was showing us his collection of vintage instruments, and let us try his Rhodes Suitcase 88. It immediately struck us as one of the most beautifully maintained and best sounding Suitcases we’d ever played.

    In the summer of 2016 we went back into Canterbury to sample it, and with the invaluable help of Adam King and Robbie Grunwald we got an amazing, authentic and dynamic sound. We recorded three different signals, the line-out, the tightly close mic’d speaker cabinet, and natural room ambience.

    That was just the beginning. After several months of painstaking editing, we finally have what we feel is the best sampled Rhodes available, presented as The Canterbury Suitcase.


    Until 21st August you can get 30% off The Canterbury Suitcase.


    Hope you like it!

  2. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    I bought it.
    Love the thunk and the fact Brass Caps were used to record it.

    I'll even do a demo I like it so much.
    I hope attention to dynamics for Bellish tines aka Bill Evans was considered.
    No other demo than this to confirm.
    But the Clav was done so well I had to show more support.

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  3. OP

    soniccouture Senior Member

    Jul 6, 2006

    Great feedback - hope you enjoy it.

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  4. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    I don't care for VST FX Very much, but these are the very best I've EVER heard on a NI Library.
    I'll be using them.
    I even managed to get the Rotary Cabinet sound.
    Also No Quarter JPJones used on a Vintage Phaser was a few tweaks away.

    This is an impressive instrument.
    Omnisphere can be for other EPianos now.
    This bypasses their Rhodes.
    Yuze guys filled some big shoes with bigger feet.

    Totally impressed.

    5.6.8. Obviously was a good upgrade.
    Glad I spent time doing installs, etc.

    Bravo Sonicouture...
  5. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    FWIW Most impressive out of the PC Quality.

    I use a Spacestation vrs. 3/ 2.1 CenterPoint Stereo Stage Monitor.
    Sends come from a Behringer B1200D subs' stereo outs.
    The Sub rolls off 100khz so the Spacestation 8 inch woofer 6 inch mid side woofer and 1 inch titanium horn, only deals with higher frequency content.

    Native FX usually sound like somebody hung some shirts over my speakers or laundry.
    These great FX on Canterbury are in your face, the Reverbs and spaces are fantastic.
    You should sell a separate FX Plug in as these are Sterling.
    Add those great samples and you have an impressive Rhodes.

    I'll be trying it in the RCF/ DBA Array today.
    All FX on the Midas M32 will be disabled.
    Not quite the mighty IMAX test but close enough for me.
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  6. LamaRose

    LamaRose Senior Member

    Oct 26, 2015
    The demos sound excellent. This just went to the top of my birthday/christmas list.
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  7. frontline

    frontline Active Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    I have more than a few virtual Rhodes Pno's, but this one is outstanding: I caved and am being richly rewarded for doing so.
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