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If you're looking for a virtual electric piano, this is the one.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds in an everything-you-need package.
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If you're looking for a virtual electric piano, this is the one.
We took the most versatile electric piano plug-in to another level—it's our best sounding release to date.
The completely renewed factory library features the classic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds as well as over 240 gig- and mix-ready custom electric pianos making good use of the compressor, equalizer, and multi-effect processor.
These new additions are perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
The new Character control provides five classic studio and stage signal path emulations—that's the cabinet, pre-amp, microphone, and recorder chain that follows the piano's output—to easily snug fit your electric piano part into your track.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Lounge Lizard EP-4 into three panels: Play presents shortcuts to the main piano and effect parameters including bypass switches for quick edits; Edit lets you get under the hood and voice the piano to taste; while FX supplies equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb processors for final shaping duties.
The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the piano's physical modeling parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.
Lounge Lizard EP-4's new manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
Reinvigorated, polished, and tuned especially for the electric piano, Lounge Lizard EP-4's multi-effect processor features our best sounding chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb to date!
Lounge Lizard EP-4 now supports the Scala scale file format for microtonal music making.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 now runs in native 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows making it compatible with the latest sequencers.
Fully functional. Less than 33.0 MB to download. Seconds to install.
Lounge Lizard is a versatile instrument that will meet all your electric piano needs.
Over 240 inspiring presets covering the Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds popularized by legends, custom electric pianos, classic track sounds, and wild experimentation. The factory library covers about every electric piano need and more. more…
Direct access to key effect and piano parameters to perfectly match the tone to your performance. Play your piano through different cabinet, pre-amp, microphone, and recorder signal paths typically used with electric pianos. more…
Hammer, tone, tine, pickup—Lounge Lizard is built around the modeling of real piano components. Custom pianos can be created with just a few tweaks, a job that took hours of painstaking work on real-life instruments. The factory library is filled with carefully designed pianos but you will have fun servicing your own. more…
The Effects panel wraps up Lounge Lizard EP-4 as an all-inclusive package with awesome polishing tools at your hands to match a classic track sound, create custom tones, or simply go wild. more…
Lounge Lizard comes with an extensive preset library that is simply inspiring—giving you access to the Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds popularized by musical legends like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and George Duke. There is a choice of pure and true tones as well as a selection of processed ones courtesy of the high-end effect section.
The feeling of playing a real instrument
Electric piano players seem to be divided into two camps: Rhodes or Wurlies. Whatever the preferences both instruments have been popularised in thousands of songs by legendary musicians. With its extensive library of custom tones and its authentic playing feel, Lounge Lizard will provide you with a truly inspiring electric piano experience.
There is something quite immersive when a connection develops between the player and the instrument. Whether it's the perfectly smooth velocity progression or the interactive reaction to your performance, Lounge Lizard makes that connection happen.
Forget about screwdrivers, wrenches, and solder irons. With Lounge Lizard, custom tuning that took hours is now just a few tweaks away.
Famous players all had their own signature sound. This was achieved by tedious manual adjustments of forks, hammers and pickups. Whether you are looking to emulate a particular sound or simply find your own, you have direct access to all piano components.
Control the attack with the hammer. Adjust the force of the impact, the stiffness of the hammer and the noise it makes. Modulate these across the whole keyboard range or depending on the MIDI velocity.
A sweet sound is produced when the hammer hits the fork. Control the tone and its envelope by selecting material and natural decay of the tone and tine bars forming the fork.
Like in an electric guitar, a pickup near the fork captures its vibration. Adjust the pickup position and control distortion. Get a warm smooth tone or make your piano growl or bark.
Control how dampers are raised from or applied on the fork and make the attack and release of a note clean or noisy.
Adjust the tremolo to perfection. Use a triangle shape for a smooth effect or a soft square wave to obtain a chopped effect typical of suitcase pianos.
You’ll love the pure raw sound of Lounge Lizard EP-4, but the built-in effects will bring it to so many places that you’ll enjoy having them on hand.
And you have a chock-full of them to choose from: compressor, equalizer, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah and notch filters, and reverb.
Weather it is through the use of strange effect combinations or setting the piano parameters to extreme values, Lounge Lizard can really become a wild beast. It retains the playability of a keyboard instrument but sounds beyond anything you have heard from an electric piano before.
The electric piano has marked the history or rock and jazz. The factory library showcases many presets designed around effects typically with pianos and reproducing the distinctive sound of classic tracks.
Learn more on how to use Lounge Lizard EP-4
A complete video series of tutorials on Lounge Lizard EP-4 made in collaboration with Groove3. Learn all about the ergonomics, the modules, and the sound of our electric piano.
The community has good things to say about Lounge Lizard…
But the killer feature is that Lounge Lizard EP-4, by its liveliness, great dynamics, and outstanding sound quality, simply tempts the user into making music. And this is – in our opinion – the best feature that an instrument can have.
Version 4 takes things to another level in terms of the sound and what can be achieved with Lounge Lizard EP-4. It simply can’t be beaten by any other Rhodes or Wurlitzer plug-in.
This virtual instrument offers a limitless supply of vintage keyboard tones—using some of the most sophisticated modeling technology available.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.
*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).