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Precisionsound releases PS20 – Vintage Digital (Roland MKS-20)

Precisionsound PS20 - Vintage Digital

Precisionsound has released PS20 – Vintage Digital, a sample library for HALion Kontakt & SoundFont featuring the sounds of the Roland MKS-20.

In the -80ties the typical sound of a real acoustic piano and electric pianos was produced by the “Real thing” or the “Roland MKS-20”, those where the days long before multisampled multivelocity sound libraries like our Dusty Electric MK II or the “Pianoteq” physical modelling software.

The Roland MKS-20 was based on a technique called structured adaptive synthesis, an early form of physical modelling.

PS20 features

  • All 8 MKS-20 presets sampled in full range from –A to C7 (Piano 1, Piano 2, Piano 3, E-Piano 1, E-Piano 1, Clavi, Harpsichord, Vibraphone).
  • Up to 6 velocity layers and 4 samples in each velocity layers per octave.
  • 1,200 24bit mono WAV files and 8 programs in NI Kontakt, HALion and SoundFont format (16bit).
  • The SoundFont version is 100% compatible with Gigastudio, EXS24 and all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format on both MAC and PC.

PS20 – Vintage Digital is available for download for $49 USD (+$11 USD for optional CD-Rom).

More information: Precisionsound / PS20 – Vintage Digital

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