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#2306025 - Yesterday at 03:36 PM In need for that screaming, dirty, funky, rhodes sound
Thomas B Offline
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Registered: 02/02/13
Posts: 36
Hi everybody,

recently, my band is trying to play more funky stuff apart from the latin and swing standards we normally play. I really love the keyboard sound from a recording by Nils Landgren:

I use the Neo-Soul Keys in the Kontakt player and fiddled around with the settings, but I don't get even close to that sound.

It would be really great if some of you could give a hint, how I can get closer...


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#2306190 - Yesterday at 09:37 PM Re: In need for that screaming, dirty, funky, rhodes sound [Re: Thomas B]
Kawai James Online   content
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Try using an amp sim plug-in, with lots of overdrive.

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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

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#2306292 - Today at 04:31 AM Re: In need for that screaming, dirty, funky, rhodes sound [Re: Thomas B]
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Pianoteq E-Pianos are my favourite. They are so versatile with a very wide range of possibilities.

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#2306296 - Today at 05:13 AM Re: In need for that screaming, dirty, funky, rhodes sound [Re: Thomas B]
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Registered: 07/17/11
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'Dirty distortion' in the suitcase folder sounds very close to me, especially in the middle zone. It could perhaps penetrate more in the upper register but I suspect it might be possible to do a mod in Kontakt to help with that. You could even split the range over a double loading of the patch and set up the higher zone with an extra few dB -ok there'll be a discontinuity but not the end of the world. When you say it doesn't sound even close, are you playing the same kind of notes/chops as Landgren? If it's not working on live gigs, could it just be a down to amplification?

#2306378 - 2 minutes 36 seconds ago Re: In need for that screaming, dirty, funky, rhodes sound [Re: Thomas B]
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The Nils Landgren solo sounds like it could have a ring modulator and some compression &/or overdrive to sustain the notes. But this is just a guess smile

A popular effect on the Rhodes in the 70's was the ring modulator rather than straight distortion. Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett used it quite a lot.
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