Soniccouture announced this week the official release of the Canterbury Suitcase, a new sampled Rhodes instrument for the Native Instrument Kontakt Player. The library comes with 16 GB of sample content and includes creative features to ensure maximum authenticity while playing.
Back in June of 2012 we were recording Grand Marimba at Canterbury Music in Toronto. Studio owner Jeremy Darby was showing us his collection of vintage instruments, and let us try his Rhodes Suitcase 88. It immediately struck us as one of the most beautifully maintained and best sounding Suitcases we’d ever played.
In the summer of 2016 we went back into Canterbury to sample it, and with the invaluable help of Adam King and Robbie Grunwald we got an amazing, authentic and dynamic sound. We recorded three different signals, the line-out, the tightly close mic’d speaker cabinet, and natural room ambience.
That was just the beginning. After several months of painstaking editing, we finally have what we feel is the best sampled Rhodes available, presented as The Canterbury Suitcase.
Features of The Canterbury Suitcase
- 24 bit 48 kHz sampling.
- 16 GB library (8 GB with Kontakt NCW compression).
- over 11,000 samples.
- 21 to 25 velocity levels per note, with intelligent round robin.
- key-off & pedal release samples.
- Tuning preset library with user micro-tuning function.
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Harmonic voicing adjustment.
- Velocity curve setup.
- Custom effects insert chain.
- Custom IR reverb processor with Soniccouture IR library.
The Canterbury Suitcase is now available for Kontakt 5 Player and priced 149 EUR/$179 USD. Until August 21st, 2017, you can get 30% OFF with coupon code ARNS3S83SH at checkout.