Emagic EVP88 Emagic Vintage Piano Plug-In for Logic (Mac)
Over the last few decades, the legendary sound of the electric piano has played a central role in music of all types — from artists such as Herbie Hancock to Stevie Wonder, from Jamiroquai to Radiohead, and beyond. Now the EVP88 offers all Logic users the unique feel and warm tones of these instruments. The vintage myth comes to life in your computer today.
While vintage Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner electric pianos produce their sounds electromechanically, the EVP 88 digitally produces astonishingly accurate replications, via native real-time tone generation. The EVP 88 does not just statically recreate an instrument's tonal characteristics, as would be the case with samples. Rather, it expressively reacts to the player's every nuance with impressive realism. And like its vintage hardware predecessors, the EVP 88 can be played with full polyphony over a range of 88 notes, with 88 voices.
The EVP 88 provides the highly sought after sounds from electric pianos such as the Fender Rhodes Mark I of the Suitcase and Mark I & II of the Stage series, the Wurlitzer Electric Piano 200A and the Hohner Electra Piano, as well as many tasteful variations. Luckily, it doesn't require a tool kit to further change these tonal characteristics so that they fit your music perfectly. Simply set the Decay and Release time to suit, and emphasize the Bell or fade in Damper noises as required. For a sound that's even closer to the original, the EVP 88's intonation can be further contoured with the Stretched Tuning Curve and Warmth controls. An extensive effects section ensures that the unique vintage character of these instruments comes to life in your music today.
A key element of the effects section is the 2 band EQ for bass and treble manipulation, based on Emagic's renowned Fat EQ. The Drive circuit with gain and tone controls gives the sound the right bite. A four step Phaser with color control and built-in distortion adds further warmth and animation. The Tremolo, with rate and intensity controls, recreates the classic effects that made so many Rhodes passages so memorable. Both Phaser and Tremolo have an adjustable stereophase control to help create a broad spectrum of stereo effects. The variable intensity Chorus adds a final high-quality shimmer.
- 12 authentic real-time emulations of electric pianos from Fender, Wurlitzer and Hohner, plus variations
- Original dynamics faithfully replicated
- Fully polyphonic over 88 keys, up to 88 voices (computer dependent)
- Extensive effects section with Equalizer, Drive, Phaser, Tremolo and Chorus
- Ergonomic controls for detailed adjustment of sounds
- All parameter changes can be stored as programs
- Stylish retro-look, easy to use interface
- Perfect integration within Logic Audio's digital mixer, with effects, total recall and full automation
- Sample-accurate timing
The EVP88 is copy-protected by CD-ROM. A CD-ROM or DVD drive is required for installation/authorization.
- Logic Audio/MicroLogic AV 4.7 or higher
- MacOS 8.6 (MacOS 9.0.4 or higher for USB)
- 233 Mhz G3 or faster
- 128 MB RAM or more
- MIDI interface