Scarbe Vintage Keyboard caught my eye after downloading and using a demo of it. For some reason I don’t think they I found this vst in any American stores online. I ended up paying about 130 Euros for it from over seas. But once I paid, I was giving all my registration info and started using it right away. Now the special thing about Scarbee Vintage Keyboard vst was that it had a very good fx plug in that had a bunch of different effects processors and all of them are analog of course. All these effects and processers was what really made me purchase Scarbee Vintage Keyboard to begin with, I liked having the option to change all the sounds and make them sound way different then the preset sounds. It really gave me some new stuff to work with and I knew that most other people wouldn’t be able to come up with the same sounds that I had because of all of the effects and processing that you can do right in Scarbee Vintage Keyboard collection.
It was quick to install, it was s download only file, im pretty sure they don’t ship out a boxed version of it, because if they did I would have opted for the box version so I would also have a hard copy of it on file in case of anything happening I would still have it around in storage to use. The interface is awesome and everything is easy to access and get to right away.
Overall, you will love the sounds and effects that you can get with Scarbee’s Vintage Keyboard, even if you arent really intro vintage sounds you can still get some stuff out of this plug in that will blow your mind. It s worth every penny spent on it.
The Scarbee Vintage Keyboard Collection is a pretty good instrument plug in for your daw or whatever type of program that you are using. When you are using these sounds on the Scarbee Vintage Keyboard you can control most of the parameters of each individual sound as they appear right in front of you kind of like more all of the other programs that come out.
This program works great, I havent heard of this until I was looking for more sounds online and came across this one and decided to give it a shot. I ran it on my laptop set up and it complete ate my ram, I had an extremely hard time trying to even use it on my laptop and my laptop isn’t a cheap out of date system, it’s a high in Toshiba machine that has been tweaked for music production and it still put my laptop over board.
Overall the Scarbee Vintage Keyboard Collections is a great software plug in, but I wouldn’t purchase this with all of the other power house programs that are out right now, this program is great but there was nothing that really stood out to me from all of the other software’s that are flying all over the internet and in musician stores worldwide. The price I paid was 80 dollars which is not bad at all, but for the amount of money I could have invested it toward something I would use more often. Plus I am not too sure how to do upgrades with this software, because I downloaded it so it didn’t come with a box and hard copy of a manual. Even thoug I don’t like manuals but you still need them from time to time just to get the swing of things. The program was easy to use though and easy to navigate, but knowing what I know now I would have went with a different program for my 85 hard earned dollars.
These are multi sample instruments. Yes, the general configuration is very simple. When you open them up in Kontakt 4, they appear as Racks. You can tweak most of the normal features (as in the knobs and buttons found on the actual instruments) from the "Rack Face."
I only own the Mark 1, the A 200 and the Clavinet. Those three cover most of the keyboard action I need (I use NI b4 for my organ sounds). My computer rig consists of a Macbook Pro (i7 core, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd 7200 rpms) and a RME FireFace 800. I play a wide variety of styles and I have yet to find one that at least on of these classic keyboards won't fit into.
What I like most about these sampled instruments is that you get a high quality sound without having to lug around a massive instrument (my rhodes weighs over 150 lbs.). The only thing I don't like is the amount of CPU and RAM the Clavinet needs. It's around two to three times more than the Rhodes and it can bog down my system if I am running a ton of stuff on it. $79 a piece is not a bad price for this quality of sound. All of the plugins sound excellent for recording and definitely pass in Live situations. I have used many plugins for all three keyboards. Before I found these, I used GSi's plugins for all these same keyboards. I really like those plugins but the Scarbee's really out do them and bring a lot more realism to the front. Yes, I would definitely buy these again.