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#2814852 - 11/10/16 01:06 PM First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S
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This sounds pretty amazing:

https://www.facebook.com/scarbee2/videos/1278783182153595/

Make sure you choose "HD" in the quality settings for the best audio/video.


Edited by davinwv (11/10/16 01:07 PM)

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#2814857 - 11/10/16 01:27 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davinwv]
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Sounds great. So many choices these days. Linwood has been talking about this release for a while on different threads. Hopefully there is an upgrade for us existing owners.
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#2815012 - 11/11/16 08:40 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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Hey Linwood - when will your NDA be lifted? Thomas is saying that release will occur as soon as his new website is ready. The library was sent to NI for encoding a couple of months ago.

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#2820011 - 12/08/16 01:26 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davinwv]
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#2820022 - 12/08/16 02:29 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davinwv]
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I don't need another Rhodes VST, but I will buy it sooner than later just because of the dedication Thomas Scarbee had towards George Duke.
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#2820064 - 12/08/16 05:54 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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It's really nice! smile

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#2820111 - 12/09/16 03:32 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: linwood]
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99 bucks seem to be a good deal compared to 399 bucks for Keyscape.

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#2820116 - 12/09/16 04:27 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: TomKittel]
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Originally Posted By: TomKittel
99 bucks seem to be a good deal compared to 399 bucks for Keyscape.


The price on Scarbee is a good deal, but you really can't compare this to Keyscape - two totally different products with differing scopes. If you buy Keyscape just for the Rhodes patches, you are missing the whole point of Keyscape.

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#2820118 - 12/09/16 04:50 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davinwv]
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Originally Posted By: davinwv
Originally Posted By: TomKittel
99 bucks seem to be a good deal compared to 399 bucks for Keyscape.


The price on Scarbee is a good deal, but you really can't compare this to Keyscape - two totally different products with differing scopes. If you buy Keyscape just for the Rhodes patches, you are missing the whole point of Keyscape.


True of course. But Rhodes is the only Keyscape instrument I would be interested in.

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#2820199 - 12/09/16 10:16 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: TomKittel]
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Originally Posted By: TomKittel
Originally Posted By: davinwv
Originally Posted By: TomKittel
99 bucks seem to be a good deal compared to 399 bucks for Keyscape.


The price on Scarbee is a good deal, but you really can't compare this to Keyscape - two totally different products with differing scopes. If you buy Keyscape just for the Rhodes patches, you are missing the whole point of Keyscape.


True of course. But Rhodes is the only Keyscape instrument I would be interested in.


You get three distinct sets of Rhodes samples in Keyscape (if you count the Rhodes Keybass) versus one in Scarbee; however, that age/character parameter in Scarbee should give you a lot of different colors.

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#2821005 - 12/13/16 12:54 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davinwv]
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Frank Montis demo sounding really great

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#2821015 - 12/13/16 01:44 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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I have bought this new Scarbee last weekend and since then it blows me constantly away! I think i have played almost every Rhodes plugin but nothing had this stunning quality (and there are very good on the market, for example the awesome stuff from Purgatorycreek/burningbusch).
I never could imagine that i will ever play a software plugin in preference to my real Rhodes/Vintagevibe Piano... but the last days i did. It's round, it's highly tweakable and more dynamic than any other digital Rhodes sounds. Killer!
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#2821019 - 12/13/16 02:11 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
I don't need another Rhodes VST, but I will buy it sooner than later just because of the dedication Thomas Scarbee had towards George Duke.

thu

I also was touched by Scarbee's dedication to create an instrument to Duke's standards. I wish he could have lived to see this instrument come to fruition.

The Scarbee Classic EP-88S is more of a want than a need for me, as I'm a happy user of both Scarbee's earlier work and Keyscape. Also, as a composer, I don't get much call for Rhodes in my projects. That said, I love playing a good Rhodes; and I'm confident this will be a worthy addition to any setup, including mine.

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#2821070 - 12/13/16 05:56 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Crazy how many Rhodes VI's are coming out or getting updated lately, but competition is good as it keeps pushing the quality across the board.

The problem is that it also keeps draining our wallets. And yet we do it anyway. :-) I guess that's how passionate many of us are about the various Rhodes models.
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#2821106 - 12/13/16 08:51 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Guilty as charged. wave
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#2822159 - 12/19/16 01:53 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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Hi

Maybe you want to check this out too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_PaSk7BnDc

Its composer David Calandra who plays through many of the presets.

enjoy

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#2825208 - 01/01/17 09:28 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Scarbee]
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OK. I had PM'd this to Brad Kaenel but thought I would share it with the forum. I had been sitting on the fence about purchasing this product as I already have plenty Rhodes VST's. I have the original Scarbee, Lounge Lizard, Pianoteq, Native Instruments EP, and recently purchased Waves Electric 88. So I woke up Saturday morning December 31st, 2016, and decided I would not buy the new Scarbee. Get my coffee, went to check my e-mail, and saw I had purchased it it 2:00AM. Guess my avatar had something to do with that. laugh
Anyway, after playing it today, I am truly glad I have it. It is in a class by itself. I believed in Linwood, and once I heard this product for myself I concurred. It is now my go to Rhodes.
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#2834932 - 02/10/17 08:24 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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Maybe too freshly dead to be a zombie thread, but purchased this this morning. I didn't need it at all, or so I thought. I have Keyscape, have the original Scarbee, Neo Soul, and Pianoteq.
I bought this because I had a Rhodes part for hire, my VV64 was sounding too rock, am sure I could have made it happen with that or Keyscape, but have such admiration for Thomas and his dedication to his craft, and it being a decent paying gig, splurged on Scarbee 88.
I am glad I did.
This is amazing. Next level. Yes, it takes a ton of hard drive space. So what? Cheap these days. Still love much about Keyscape, but this is one instrument, impeccably restored, and sampled to absolute perfection. I guess if he did 127 samples per key, it would be somehow better.
it just PLAYS so well. People always talk about the sound of sampled instruments, and that of course is important. This sounds amazing as well, but the most special thing is how it plays. Next level shit. Truly.
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#2834935 - 02/10/17 09:58 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Beethree]
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Originally Posted By: Beethree
the most special thing is how it plays. Next level shit. Truly.


interestingly enough I have been playing it for the last 2 hours, took a quick break, and find this post. It's exactly how I feel also, and I don't own Keyscape (however do own original Scarbee and Pianoteq Rhodes). Thanks for solidifying my own observations, Beethree. twothumbs
And thanks to Linwood on whose recommendation I made this purchase. twothumbs

(FWIW, I'm using a Yamaha CP4 as my controller)
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#2834980 - 02/11/17 08:01 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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There's a Valentine's sale right now. 30 percent off.

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#2834987 - 02/11/17 08:27 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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I heard it uses the same sample set as True Keys Pianos, with a bit of EQ to make it sound like a Rhodes.

(OK- stepping away from the computer now) freak

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#2834997 - 02/11/17 09:22 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davinwv]
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I couldn't find the computer requirements for Scarbee Classic 88s. Anyone find them? I wonder if it could run under Gig Performer?
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#2835032 - 02/11/17 12:21 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Barryjam]
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Needs to run in Kontakt 5.0
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#2835075 - 02/11/17 03:36 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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On the site, he also mentions a free kontakt player.
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#2835077 - 02/11/17 03:39 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: TomKittel]
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There's a Valentine's sale right now. 30 percent off.

EP-88S for $88 and change. Seems fitting. cool

Best,

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#2835086 - 02/11/17 04:14 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Barryjam]
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Originally Posted By: Barryjam
On the site, he also mentions a free kontakt player.


correct. It does not have to be the full version. You can download the free version HERE
for clarification I was not referring to the full version vs. player version in my earlier post, I was referencing your question about gig performer. I should have been more specific, sorry.
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#2835132 - 02/11/17 09:20 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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I know next to nothing about software sounds and their hosts. But this one sounds very tempting to get my feet wet.
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#2835133 - 02/11/17 09:24 PM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: Barryjam]
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if you want to ask a general question the forum will help you. If you want to send me a PM that is fine with me.
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#2835352 - 02/13/17 05:36 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: davedoerfler]
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I pulled the trigger and bought the EP88-S at Velentine's sale. Was ist a good purchase for me? Not quite sure. There's a bit of buyer's remorse since I also own Scarbee Mark I. Is the EP88 "better" than the Mark I? Yes, 5GB samples vs. 1 GB. Is it a hundred bucks better? Not sure as yet. The Mark I sounds very good too.

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#2835381 - 02/13/17 07:39 AM Re: First Demo - Scarbee Classic EP-88S [Re: TomKittel]
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iPad Version please !
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