Applied Acoustic System
Lounge Lizard EP 3 Electric Piano
Re-creation of the classic Rhodes , Wurlitzer ... electric pianos.

CoreAudio - VST, AU, RTAS
ASIO, DirectSound - VST, DXi

larger size

The Octopus is available exclusively from LinPlug as download (about 53 Mb, optionally on CD).
It comes with an English and German PDF-manual and more than 420 presets.
The license fee is 149 US$ / 129 Euro

Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP - Pentium III 800MHz - 128MB RAM - ASIO, DirectSound - VST, DXi
Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 - G4 733MHz - 256MB RAM - CoreAudio - VST, AU, RTAS

Listen to demo songs

Classic funk
Disto piano
All Blues
Bold Delay
Chord effects
EP-2- R&B
Little Steve Composed by Simeon Amburgey
Chaise - ambient
Youvecha Performed and arranged by Philippe Dérogis

What's New
* Presets The brand new library fully exploits the refinements on offer and covers a wide range of electric pianos sound.
* Effects The effect section has been extended with tremolo, wah, chorus, phaser, delay, reverb, and EQ
* Pickup model Two pickup types are now available for a wider character range: electromagnetic (Rhodes ) and electrostatic (Wurlitzer ). In addition, scaling has been added for even volume across the entire keyboard.
* Fork model The new and improved Fork model adds upper harmonic content for a more authentic sound.
* Damper model The improved Damper now closely interacts with the Fork and provides more dynamic response.
* Audio Recorder The integrated audio Recorder captures inspired moments on the fly.
* Micro-Tuning Custom tunings are now possible with the added support for Scala files.

Lounge Lizard EP-3 Highlights
All the classic electric piano sounds: Rhodes , Wurlitzer , RMI , Hohner

  • Entirely based on physical modeling for sound quality
  • Preset library vintage to modern
  • Integrated browser and locate function for easy navigation and organisation of presets
  • Fast preset loading time
  • Hands-free operation via custom MIDI programs
  • Every parameters can be controlled via MIDI or host automation
  • Intuitive and ergonomic user interface for preset creation
  • Fast installation
  • Real-time calculaton of sound, no samples
  • 32bit floating point internal processing
  • Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz
  • Import/Export functions for easy sharing of presets
  • Unlimited undo/redo capability
  • Standalone operation, no host application required, and standard plug-in formats support
  • Audio and MIDI hardware support
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports
  • User defined MIDI maps with MIDI Learn function
  • MIDI clock, tap and host tempo synchronisation
  • Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection

Presets and Effects
Lounge Lizard comes with an extensive preset library giving you access to the Rhodes and Wurlitze sounds popularized by musical legends like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and George Duke. There is a choice of pure and true tones as well as a selection of processed ones courtesy of the effect section.
Especially designed for the electric piano, the effect section includes the classic tremolo, chorus, wah, and phaser effects as well as EQ, delay and reverb, making it really easy to create your own distinctive custom tones.

The original Rhodes pianos provided timbre and volume adjustments by letting you position the tines in relation to the pickups. These adjustments were at the heart of the electric piano's character as they controlled the harmonic content, attack, and decay of the sound, offering unique tone to each player. With Lounge Lizard, the preset library provides a selection of thoroughly chosen Tine/Pickup configu rations but you also have the ability to make those adjustments in real time via two simple controls: Distance and Symmetry.

Modeling an Electric Piano: how it works
The electric piano was invented by Harold Rhodes (1910-2000) during the forties when he was in the army. The first instruments he built were made of aircraft pieces and were intended to entertain army servicemen. It became a very popular instrument in jazz and rock, and has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years through it's extensive use by the world's top hip hop, R&B, and house producers.
    The mechanism of the electric piano is, in fact, quite simple. A note played on the keyboard activates a hammer that hits a fork. The sound of that fork is then amplified by a magnetic coil pickup and sent to the output, very much like an electric guitar.

Applied Acoustic Systems
486 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 301 Montreal, Quebec Canada H3B 1A6
tel. North America toll free - 1 888 441 8277
tel. Outside North America - 1 514 871 8100
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international distributors

Applied Acoustic Systems Italy:
MIDIware - Via Cassia 1081 - 00189 Roma
Phone: +39 - 06 3036 3456 , Fax: +39- 06 3036 3382 , eMail

advanced technologic sound magazine
2006 January issue 145

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