AAS Intros Lounge Lizard EP-4 Electric Piano

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AAS has introduced Lounge Lizard EP-4, the latest version of its virtual electric piano.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Factory library
  • Compressor and Equalizer
  • Character control
  • Limiter
  • Streamlined interface
  • Bank and program manager
  • Overhauled effects
  • Native 64-­bit Audio Unit (AU) and VST plug­-ins

 Here’s a video intro:

EP-4 is priced at US $199. Upgrade pricing is available for existing owners.

12 thoughts on “AAS Intros Lounge Lizard EP-4 Electric Piano

  1. LoL…..Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano Vintage 1960’s on ebay for $160…still don’t get it… why to get the “emulation” at those prices if you can get the real deal for about the same? (my humble opinion of course)

      1. Lounge Lizard seems to have the same problem as a real Electric Piano. The versions of the software keep sounding worse with every version that comes out, just like an electric piano decays.

        But for the savvy shopper, there are deals out there. In the last 10 years I have seen three wurlies for less than 150 (bought a model 112 for $40 myself) . i also missed the opportunity at a stage 88 for 250. I did have a Yamaha cp-60m for a while too. Paid $200 for it.

    1. Pfft, good luck getting it for that price, just watch as it climbs towards the end of the auction.

      Plus there’s the practical side to think about. Have you ever tried carrying a wurlitzer? I helped my friend move his from his studio to his car, and then into a theatre for a gig. It took two of us a long time. These emulations are much more convenient for a gigging musician.

      On top of that there’s maintenance to think about. The reeds take a long time to tune, and they need replacing every so often, and that takes a good few days to do properly. Then there’s the action to sort out, and the pickups to align, and good luck getting a new pedal cable if it snaps. The amplifiers and tremolo circuit often need a bit of TLC to fix up dry joints or failed caps and resistors.

  2. why have the real thing when you can have emulations that sound almost as good as the real thing, this really is stunning, VST;s are getting better and better, it frightening really, but of course you still have to be a good musician to get the most of it, its not just the sounds alone, its what is done with them

  3. This update really rocks! The Rhodes is sounding soo great and there is so much nuance in playing. It’s really fun and worth the money. I own a Lounge Lizard license for a long time now, but didn’t have it installed for years, because the old I version I had, wasn’t able to compete with the originals, but LL EP-4 to my ears comes as close as a plug-in can come. – And the upgrade-price of $29 at the moment is a steal.

    I didn’t pay much attention to the notification mail from AAS first, but when I watched the demo by that guy, who hides his eyes behind the reflection of his glasses, I decided to give it a closer look.

    I will definitely still use the originals when in a final production, but for sketching and preproduction this one is absolutely perfect.

  4. I do like the sound of this, but the Electromechanical refill from Propellerhead (free with a registered copy of the software) has been my go to for about 4 years, and I honestly don’t see that changing any time soon. I’ve A-B tested it against a real Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Pianet T and it sounded very close

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