Harold Rhodes’ legendary electro-mechanical tine piano returns. Precision built in the UK with the finest hand-selected materials.
Optimising the iconic sound of the Rhodes piano, the MK8 offers considerable improvements in tone, touch, intonation and dynamics. All critical components – including tines, pickups, dampers and pedal mechanism – have been redesigned from the ground up, using only the highest quality materials and the very best in contemporary manufacturing techniques.
Precision-manufactured by internationally renowned Kluge Klaviaturen GmbH (Steinway Group), the Rhodes MK8’s keyboard offers unparalleled expression and a nuanced piano-like feel.
The MK8 offers you the opportunity to dial up the effects of your choice with inbuilt VCA analogue compressor and low noise analogue stereo bucketbrigade effects: chorus, phaser, delay.
The custom Rhodes engineered MK8 analogue preamp features parametric EQ, independent drive, envelope control, wah, new vari-pan with 4 waveshapes, audio rate modulation capabilities and dual expression pedal control inputs.
True analogue signal path. Volume, drive, envelope controls. Expression pedal control of volume, mid sweep (wah), pan speed, pan depth. Rhodes custom analogue tri-band (low/mid/high) active equaliser (+/- 15db range). Sweepable parametric midrange. Rhodes custom vari-pan with variable rate/depth with 4 wave shapes and audio-rate modulation.
With external design by Axel Hartmann, the MK8 closely echoes the classic lines of the much loved Rhodes MK1 piano, whilst inviting a level of owner customisation never before offered on a Rhodes.
Choose from solid and custom sparkle colours for the lid, along with a selection of beautiful finishes for the front panel, case, pre-amp panel, pedal and rear grille.
Listen to examples of the Rhodes Mk8 in action, with various settings and styles to help you get an idea of what this instrument is capable of.