Sampled electric pianos can sound great but usually they are sampled directly from the source, which leads to clean but lifeless and rather unsexy sounding instruments. When listening to the Fender Rhodes and how they have been recorded throughout history, it seems that engineers had some standard trick to give it that juicy, electrostatic, transparent Rhodes-like sound. I'm quite sure no one putted the output(s) straight into the input of the mixing desk. Adding effects like chorus, reverb, delay don't get you all way home either.
I believe that the "secret" of the true Rhodes sound lies in the use of speakers and mics, very much in the way electric guitars are being recorded (in fact, synths were also recorded using monitors). So, I believe "ambience", the distance between sound and source, is a genuine important factor. Wouldn't it be nice to have convolution impulses (most preferably for GigaPulse), consisting of classic recording setups, that would take care of the Fender Rhodes? The great thing is that this "setup" would be very handy for synths also.
Is there already such a device in virtual existence? Is Vintage Keyboard FX (Scarbee's plugin) the answer? Does 'Vintage Keyboard FX' do everything it should do, or is it just chain of basic effects? Is there anyone here who knows the secrets of the old chefs? How to spice up that Rhodes in an easy and fast manner?