I\'ve been tossing around the idea of making some electroacoustic pianos (Rhodes, Wurlis, Hohner D6 etc.) using a miked amp as a source rather then lining the keyboards.
Yes, it hisses and hums more, but there are good noicereduction algoritms these days.
Currently I\'m working on a Rhodes (a mid 70\'s mark I) where I used a Fender Twin on rather high volume and just miked the thing.
Look upont this as first rough schetches, There\'s 8 velocities and no releasesamples (yet).
Anyway, I just wanted to hear what the forum feels about the idea and concept.
There are at least two splended Rhodes right now. One\'s Scarbee\'s and the it\'s our own that\'s been around a while, but I still think sounds great (if you then consider the $59 pricetag you can\'t really go wrong....) but you know me, I wanted to try something different, and then the idea about miked tube amps came about.
Soooo, here\'s a first sneek at what I\'m talking about.
NOTE: The piano isn\'t tuned yet, so please don\'t comment on that, but any other pro\'s and con\'s are very much welcome!
Tubed Keys - Rhodes (a bit of reverb added)