Markus 88

Spectral modeled Stage 88 EP

The first Spectral Modeled Electric Piano based on real samples entirely rebuilt by modeling. Offering the real sound and feel of a Rhodes in just 25MB.

Spectral Modeled Electric Piano

We decoded and analyzed a vintage electric piano sinewaves spectrum (a Rhodes 88 Suitcase) for every note and every velocity, and recreated it manually. When you play a note on Markus, the exact same sound for the original instrument will be generated (no samples involved)

And we did it manually. Every single harmonic was tuned by ear. Like in acoustic piano tuning, the final touch is always made manually, and no tuning software or algorithm is able to replace that.

See it in action


Every sound in nature is a complex spectrum of harmonics. The combination of those harmonics makes every sound unique and easy to be identified by humans. Doing the reverse engineering for finding the harmonics that makes a Rhodes sound like a Rhodes is a complex task. We disassembled Rhodes timbre into the minimal parts a sound can be split. And reassembled into a fully expressive virtual instrument.

What's new on version 1.5?

This is more than an update. We redesigned the entire harmonic spectrum and behaviors. Bells are more natural, low range is darker and overall velocity responses were improved.

-New harmonic spectrum.
-Improved response on low velocities.
-Improved inharmonics on low frequencies.
-Re-designed release noises.
-Fixed channel's gain fluctuations.
-CPU efficiency fixes.

Product details

-88 Notes EP.
-No player (like Kontakt, UVI, etc) or any other 3rd. party host needed.
-Ready to be loaded into major DAWs (Cubase, Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cakewalk, Reaper, BitWig, Nuendo, FLstudio, etc)
-No layer switching (Smooth velocity curve).
-Recreated from real electric piano sound spectrum
-Preamp, Reverb and Phaser FX included.
-Bells and Releases controls.
-Adjustable non-linear velocity (changes harmonic behavior)

-Win 32/64 bits and Mac VST/AU/Standalone versions included
-Just 25MB installed.
-No library installation required.
-No online activation required.
-No 3rd party software/player needed.
-Compatible with major DAWs.