Nostalgia demo 1
Nostalgia demo 2
||THE classic electric piano and used by just about any band
that had a keyboard player!
Invented by the late Harold Rhodes, his idea was to create a portable
piano for the American armed forces. In doing so, he inadvertently
gave us one of the most endearing and famous contemporary keyboard
sounds: the Rhodes. His company was bought by Leo Fender, hence the
Over the years, various independent companies (notably, DynoRhodes)
offered custom modifications to enhance the tone of the Rhodes piano
and these were popular with the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock,
Jan Hammer and countless other famous Rhodes players.
attempted to make the sound brighter and more 'tinkly' so that it
would cut through a mix better. However, the advent of the Yamaha
DX7 introduced us to another variation on the Rhodes' theme....
Extremely exaggerated high frequency overtones that were to become
an '80s cliché. The practice continues to this day and most
synths' versions of a 'Rhodes' sound nothing like the original.
The Rhodes in Nostalgia, however, is warm and 'plummy'
and ideal when you need 'the real thing'.