Same great sounds without the weight
I own a Mark I stage 88 key Rhodes, and a Wurli, both in excellent condition and I love playing them. However, as everyone who owns these vintage keyboards knows, they are BEASTS to move around. The Yamaha Motif's electric piano samples are decent, but those keyboards while not as heavy as a Rhodes or Wurli are still heavy as sin. The Nord's electric piano samples are better than Yamaha's in my opinion, and I really love Nord keyboards, but they are expensive as sin. So, not liking the options of spending a whole lot of money, or spending a whole lot of money and still having a heavy keyboard to move around, I looked in the virtual instrument realm, found this software and figured why not? Well, after about a month and a half of use, this is definitely one of the best decisions/purchases I've made. Nord who?
The software is very user friendly, the presets are incredible, and the amount of sounds and ability to customize them puts this over the top. Not to mention that it takes up almost no space on my laptop's hard drive. It doesn't matter what controller (Casio CDP 100 or M-Audio 49 Key Keystation) I use with it, once I hear the sounds through my amp if I'm playing live or in the headphones if I'm recording, it's as if I'm sitting behind my Rhodes or Wurli and I don't have to worry about moving the instrument to and from the gig.
Can't compliment Applied Acoustics enough for this one. Now if only they'd sponsor me.