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Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby Stone » 26 Jan 2020, 15:21

Dear Nord Electro users,
I have seen some discussion on this topic before but haven't got a clear answer to that, at least for Nord Electro (6).
Does anybody know how to get the Jeff Lorber electric piano sound out? I have tried some EP and e.g. metallophone combinations but haven't found so tight and neat sound it should be. Any ideas would be appreciated. An example of this nice sound can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVoPHyhSUEY
starting at 2:30
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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby dhbp-nord » 26 Jan 2020, 23:43

Don't know if he has one of the rare and coveted "E" Rhodes, but that sounds like it's had some work done on the hammers to make it brighter.

There was a Rhodes mechanical hammer sample floating around on this forum at one point.

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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby dhbp-nord » 27 Jan 2020, 01:07

Here's an example of a bell type Rhodes I made with the bell_ep1.nsmp (attached) and the EP5 Brite Tines Custom Mod from the Nord EP library. Playing example attached, with a little of the sample by itself at the end.

The sample on it's own is a bit noisy but if you have it a bit lower it's not too bad. You can change the octave of the sample for a different sound.

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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby alex78 » 27 Jan 2020, 17:17

Sounds a little like the intro organ of deep purple's child in time but without all this reverb. A good drawbar setting I've found for child in time is: 860080008, C3, perc third fast, lesslie at stop mode and some reverb. Why don't you try layering a rhodes piano with an organ like this? I believe you'll get close enough.
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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby CoolHeat » 08 Feb 2020, 18:52

Thank you so much dhbp-nord for the info on the Jeff Lorber EP sound! I too have been looking for that LA Model E Rhodes sound ever since I first heard it on Keyscape. I downloaded your bell and layered it with the EP5 on my Nord and it's sounding really great! This will be my go-to EP! I'm really glad I read this thread. Thanks again.
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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby dhbp-nord » 09 Feb 2020, 19:28

I'd been listening to the E Rhodes on so many recordings for decades (Al Jarreau, Lorber, Steely Dan etc) wondering how they got that sound and not realizing it was the same piano.

Jay Graydon is working with the current owner of the piano to bring a sample-set/VST to market.

Very glad you find it useful. I have Keyscape and the E is my go-to. Especially sweet when using the NP2 as the controller.

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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby dhbp-nord » 09 Feb 2020, 19:33

The E in Keyscape is not the actual E, but it is one that Eric Persing owns that was in a small number modified by the same tech at the Leeds Rental company in LA in the 70's.

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Re: Jeff Lorber EP sound

Postby monsterjazzlicks » 03 Mar 2020, 04:39

dhbp,

Very good, sounds quite like an Al Jarreau vibe!

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