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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.
[Das Killer-Feature jedoch bleibt: Auch die Version 4 des Lounge Lizard verführt den Nutzer durch Lebendigkeit, tolle Dynamik und hervorragende Soundqualität zum Musikmachen! Und das ist – unserer Meinung nach – das beste Feature, das ein instrument haben kann.]
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 hits a home run in all departments: EP-3 sounds great, and scores high marks for ease of use and overall versatility. If you need a Rhodes or Wurli in your setup and you make use of soft synths in your rig, you just can't go wrong here.
Lounge Lizard EP-3 is the best electric piano I own! I actually have a real wooden Wurlitzer, and Lounge Lizard sounds soooo close, it's scary. Nothing else is even close!
Lounge Lizard EP-3 gives you so many options to really bring uniqueness to your sounds and performance, it is a necessary piece in my setup.
The Lounge Lizard EP-3 is my go-to plug-in for the Rhodes and Wurlitzer flava I need on stage in my Open Labs Neko and Miko virtual instrument players. Lounge Lizard EP-3's interface is very simple yet involved enough to really tweak the sound to perfection. This plug is smoove man!
As a Logic user, I've been relying on its included plug-in, EVP88, for my electric pianos in recent years. But after some time with Lounge Lizard, I'm beginning to have second thoughts. There's something about the texture of this plug-in that's a bit warmer and more organic—to say nothing of its overall flexibility—that makes it an excellent alternative or addition to the competition. Of course, EVP88 works only with Logic, so if you use any other DAW and want killer classic electric piano sounds, Lounge Lizard EP-3 is a no-brainer that you really owe it to yourself to check out.
All in all, Lounge Lizard 3 is as good as it gets, and the overhauled preset library demonstrates its inspiring potency. The best sounding Rhodes and Wurlitzer models on earth just got even better.
Lounge Lizard EP-3 is equally at home in the studio and on the gig. It is CPU efficient and runs well on a reasonably fast laptop. It offers far greater programmability then sample-based electric pianos, and there are no streaming or RAM issues. If you're looking for a virtual electric piano, this is the one.
With improved modelling and increased flexibility in sound shaping, you can be assured that the EP-3's sound is nothing short of gorgeous. A clear winner. If theses are the sorts of sounds you're after, there's not excuse not to have the EP-3 as part of your virtual instrument arsenal.
With Lounge Lizard EP3, I predict that many musicians may well desire it more than the acoustic instruments it models—it just feels so good to play, you forget within a few seconds that you're not playing a real acoustic instrument, and there are hundreds of variations and refinements available that don't involve a technician manhandling 73 tines and pickups! Lounge Lizard EP3 is quite simply the new benchmark against which all electric piano sounds must be judged.
If you like electric piano sounds and have a computer, you have to buy Lounge Lizard—it's as simple as that!
If you're a lover of electric piano sounds, Lounge Lizard remains a must-have. In fact, we reckon it's still one of the finest VST's you can buy.
Applied Acoustics has developed a wonderfully realistic Rhodes emulation with EP-2. Right out of the box, it offers plenty of parameters to tweak, good effects, and lots of great-sounding factory patches. If you want to add a Rhodes to your recording rig without the hassle and maintenance of the real thing, Lounge Lizard is worth a serious listen.
The real fun lies in programming the piano's 'physical' characteristics.
A better sounding and more flexible E-Piano simulation is not provided by any other virtual instrument
If you ask me if I prefer Emagics EVP88 or Lounge Lizard, I would clearly vote for the later one.
If you want an electric piano, this is the only product you need. You not only save the weight and bulk of the genuine article but also gain controls and abilities that supersede real electric pianos. In addition to brilliant electric-piano emulation, you also get some nice effects right in the same package, not to mention the ability to snapshot that perfect tone you tweaked until 3 in the morning. The parametric controls yield a panoply of tones, from clean and bright for ballads to filthy and raunchy for blues to phasey and filtered for funk. If you're touring, you'll thank Applied Acoustics for this gift from heaven. But even if you're not, this instrument will inspire you to do things you didn't know you could.
Connoisseur of the real thing may also stop to ponder the advantages of using Lounge Lizard over their temperamental space-consuming instruments, particularly for practising at home.
The finest software electric piano emulation to date, simple as that. It even looks vintage too!
Wer authentische E-Pianos, aber auch abgefahrene Klänge sucht, der sollte den Lounge Lizard 2 unbedingt antesten, (…).
Lounge Lizard was already more verstile than any piano emulation had any right to be (…).
If you don't already own it (Lounge Lizard), version 2 provides yet more reasons to give in to temptation…
Beyond providing convincing emulations of vintage keyboards of yesteryear, its plethora of wide-ranging controls allows you to create hybrid instruments and even startling synth tones that venture beyond piano bars and soul trains. With a $199 list, Lounge Lizard is more than a class act, it's a bargain.
(…) this is the plug-in to beat. (…) given the outstanding quality and flexibility of the emulation, it's no wonder Keyboard magazine gave it a KeyBuy award.
The interface is a thing of beauty (…). It feels like a living, breathing machine and inspires hours of jamming (…) the Lounge Lizard is a must.
At this price Lounge Lizard is difficult to fault and should be up there on the old shopping list representing one of the best buys out there. A soon-to-be-realised classic.
In the context of a mix, the Lizard sounded terrific: organic, punchy, and very playable. Having effects built into the modeling engine made setting up the overall sound of each patch a breeze (…). It.s quite the little beast.
Hier kommt ein klarer Gewinner nach Punkten (…). Der Lounge Lizard klingt Killer!
You may want to load this software when you have a fair amount of time because once you start to play around with it you may find it difficult to stop. Smart, sexy, and powerful, the Lounge Lizard EP1 is indispensible for anyone with even a passing interest in vintage keys sounds.
Lounge Lizard is one of the most impressive virtual instruments I've seen to date (…) it's a uniquely adaptable piece of virtual kit. It also represents excellent value for the money.
VERDICT: One of the most impressive, best-sounding virtual instruments we've come across.
Which ever way you look at it, the Lounge Lizard represents better value for money than either of its competitors. It's a funky little number that will soon find its way into many computer music studios.
Forces est de constater la réussite en termes d'émulation de Rhodes et Wurlitzer (…). Les possibilités de réglages placent la barre très haute, si d'aventure d'autres développeurs s'attellent à un piano électrique virtuel.
We found Lounge Lizard to be an inspiring, playable, flexible instrument that you can really work hard. As such—and at this price—It's an excellent buy.
It's when you pump the Lounge Lizard hard and dirty the thing up that you get the best results (…). As well as coming up with filthy tones that retro funksters will love, we managed to create plenty of sounds that bore little or no audible resemblance to those that would be produced by a 'traditional' electric piano, so there's no denying that AAS have produced a versatile instrument. (Lounge Lizard) does offer something genuinely different at a very competitive price. It may have a slick name, but this bad boy can be funky as the devil.