Finally, the high word is out: The Rhodes MK8 is here!
‘ We’re delighted to say that the date for the full release of the much-anticipated Rhodes MK8 is fast approaching. Our website will soon go live and pre-orders will be taken. To gain early access to the website and our interactive customisation tool before their general release, sign up to our newsletter.
The full Rhodes website, at rhodesmusic.com, will be available from Monday 1st November to anyone who has signed up for the Rhodes newsletter by that date. General public access to the site will be from 1st December.
- Tone Generation
Rhodes Custom Precision Steel Tines And Tonebars. Tine And Pickup Rails In Sustainably Sourced Baltic Birch.
Rhodes Custom High-impact Black Abs Hammers With In-built Lubrication. Rhodes New Design Uniform Height Quad-zone Hammer Tips. Rhodes Custom Aerospace Damper Combs (Bass, Mid And Treble Sizes). Rhodes Custom Black Wool Damper Felts.
73-note (E8e80) Rhodes Custom Spruce Keyboard By Kluge Klaviaturen Gmbh, Oak And Beech Key Frame.
Rhodes Custom Precision-wound Alnico Pickups With Anti-slip Adjustment For Accurate Voicing And Flat-ended Pickup Heads For Accurate Volume Adjustment.
- Effects Option
Rhodes Custom Analogue Stereo Effects Processing Unit: Vca Compressor With Adjustable Ratio And Blend Control; Phaser; Bucket Brigade Chorus; Bucket Brigade Delay.
- Front Panel And Rear Grille
Black/silver Anodised Aluminium.
- Ui Panels
Brushed-aluminium Foil. Black With Silver Legend Or Silver With Black Legend.
- Left Side Connection Panel
2 Balanced Xlr Outputs (L/r, 2 1/4″ Jack Outputs (L/r. 1 1/4″ Jack Send, 1 1/4″ Return. Direct Pickup Out Via Send Socket (Can Be Run Alongside Main Outputs). 1 1/4″ Left Cheek Block-mounted Headphone Jack, With Independent Headphone Volume Control.
- Right Side Connection Panel
Usb (Reserved For Future Firmware Updates). Expression Control Input Jacks 1 And 2.
15volt, 4-pin Locking Xlr External Supply With Universal Voltage.
- Analogue Preamp Section
Analogue Signal Path From Pickup Rail To Output. Volume, Drive, Envelope (Auto-wah) Controls.
- Analogue Eq Section
Active Eq (Low, Mid, High, +/- 15db). Voltage-controlled Mid-filter Frequency Control Accessible By Envelope And/or Expression Pedal For Real Analogue Wah Effects And Keyboardcontrolled Slow-phase Effect.
Rhodes Custom Vari-pan Circuit With Rate And Depth Controls. Four Selectable Wave Shapes (Square/cats-eye, Upwards Ramp, Triangle, Sine). Lfos Can Be Run Into Audio Rates, Performing Anything From Classic Rhodes Stereo Panning To Modulated Soundscapes And Polyphonic Synth-like Layers. Use The Depth Control To Blend Between Dry Rhodes Signal And Audio-rate Modulation Effects.
Rhodes Custom Telescopic Polished Steel Stand In Tough Powder-coated Black Or Classic Mirror-polished Chrome. Height-adjustable Front Legs. Packs Compactly For Transport.
Abs Black, Custom Colours.
Lightweight Ply Case With Tolex, Aluminium Base Plate, Solid Walnut Option.
- Sustain Pedal
Rhodes Custom Twist-lock Piano Connector With Flexi-cable. Damper Mechanism Adjustment Access Via Rear Badge. Chrome Footplate. Aluminium Shell. Rhodes Folding Protective Rubber Non-slip Mat. Standard Matte Black, Custom Colours To Match Lid.
- Assignable Pedal Control
Volume, Mid Frequency (Wah), Both (Pedal 1). Pan Rate, Pan Depth, Both (Pedal 2). Phaser Rate, Chorus Rate (Pedal 1, Fx Version). Delay Time, Delay Feedback (Pedal 2, Fx Version).
- Weight And Dimensions (Approx)
75lbs/34kg. 1153 (W) X 563 (D) X 225 (H).