Acousticsamples has released Sunbird, a virtual instrument library based on a 1962 Gibson Humming acoustic guitar.
We recorded it with a pair of DPA microphones to get a detailed stereo perspective, with a U87 to capture the Bass and a precise mono perspective and using a contact pickup in case you want to put the library through an amp simulation plugin.
We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.
There are basically 4 modes (that you can choose using keyswitches, G5 to C6), the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preffered midi guitar controler.
8.16Gb uncompressed, 1.53Gb compressed in lossless flac format, around 13300 samples.
Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
67 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
Integrated pattern builder to automatically strum your chords
Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
Natural hand placement simulation.
39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
Acousticsamples has launched C7 Grand, a virtual Yamaha C7 Grand piano instrument powered by UVI Workstation.
The C7 is the biggest of the C series (227cm / 7’6″) and is one of the most used pianos as it is present on many concert stages, in studios and at prestigious music events.
C7 Grand features
Sampled with 3 pairs of microphones carefully phase aligned. You can load, enable and control the volume of each of them.
Two very advanced types of resonances simulations, the resonances on pedal down and the sympathetic resonances.
Advanced pedal features: Repedal, Sostenuto and Half pedal.
Complete set of tools to tweak the MIDI velocity and volume response to make sure it fits your digital piano and your playing style.
Completely tune the piano, note by note, octave by octave or the whole piano at the same time.
Full control over the sound of the library and can enable and disable every feature.
Uses FLAC lossless compression format (UVI Workstation 2.5.2 is required to use it) to increase the streaming performances and loading time without losing any audio quality (14GB uncompressed, 2.41GB compressed).
Acousticsamples has announced the release of the Clavi D9, a sound library based on the well-known clavinet D6 by Hohner.
It is probably one of the most “funky” instruments ever invented, despite the fact that it was originally intended for classical music as its sound is close to the hapsichord. It turns out that it was very well suited to replace or double a rhythmic guitar and was used in many Funk and Disco hits.
The clavinet has 5 octaves (60 keys) and works in a simple way, when you press a note, the string is pressed against a bridge just like a hammer-on on a guitar, the non muted part of the string vibrates and the pickups amplify the sound.
The D6 has very few controls, 4 eq switches and 2 pickup switches to choose which pickup has to be used plus a global volume. We recorded both pickups and we modeled precisely the eqs, as a result you can use the whites switches exactly like on the real instrument. We sampled every possible aspect of the instrument, normal notes, staccatos, releases, mutes, every pickup, sympathetic resonances and more to give you the most authentic Clavinet sound possible.
Clavi D9 features
2,76Gb, around 4500 samples.
Precise simulation of the original filters.
Separation of both pickups and independant volume.
High quality Amp simulations with the most used models.
Real Wah effect with different pedal models.
Complete FX selection with Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Chorus, Distortion and Spring Reverb.
Real mute samples.
Control over the MIDI response of the library.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
The Clavi D9 for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $99 / 79 EUR.
VSTBuzz is offering a limited time 40% discount on the Urban Drums sample library by Acousticsamples.
Urban Drums from Acoustic Samples is a tight drum set build around a 13′ piccolo snare drums, perfect for hip hop, neo soul or even electro music productions. Urban Drums was recorded with 3 microphone positions, a pair of overheads, a microphone above the top head and another under the bottom head and we added a synth kit. You have access to a mixer on the front interface to be able to enable, mix and pan each position.
With more than 2000 samples, 4 round robins and up to 20 velocity layers, Urban Drums is powered by the UVI workstation and requires an iLok to authorise and use. The download size is 0.9GB (zipped)
The Urban Drums sample library is available from VST Buzz for $54 USD until June 4th, 2013.
Acousticsamples has released GD-6, an acoustic guitar sample library for the UVI Workstation, based on the Guild D-40 custom edition electro-acoustic guitar. We recorded it with a pair of microphones and using the build in … read more
Acousticsamples has introduced the Petit Piano 50 keys children’s piano sound library for UVI Workstation and MachFive. This piano is manufactured by a french piano manufacturer called “Klein” and this is the only “Childrens” piano … read more
Gospel Musicians has partnered with Acousticsamples to release five new acoustic pianos for Yamaha Motif XS/XF synthesizer workstations. We all love the advent of computer music and the idea of taking a laptop to a … read more
Acousticsamples has announced Urban Drums, a tight drum set build around a 13′ piccolo snare drums, perfect for hip hop, neo soul or even electro music productions. This kit is made of elements from different … read more
UVI has announced the release of IRCAM Prepared Piano, an experimental instrument library for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3. UVI joined forces with the world’s leading acoustic research center, IRCAM, to bring you this … read more
Acousticsamples has released Wurlie, a sampled 64 keys Wurlitzer 206A piano. The 206A is a student model, and is very similar to a 200A except for its beige color and built in amp/speaker (it also … read more
Acousticsamples – the editor of acoustic soundbanks like Telematic, Kawai Ex Pro, Mark 79, JBass etc. – has updated all their instruments to UVI format. From now on, Acousticsamples soundbanks work properly in UVI Workstation … read more
Acousticsamples has launched its 2011 Xmas sale, offering a limited time 30% discount on its sample libraries. This sale gives you 30% off everything. The discount may be combined with the quantity discount that that … read more
Acousticsamples has released Olyx, a virtual xylophone instrument library. Olyx features Olyx is a 3 1/2 octave xylophone. Recorded at 88.2khz 24bits, downsampled to 44.1khz 24bits. 138 MB sample bank, no loops, 370 samples. 8 … read more
Acousticsamples has released Balani, a Guinean balafon sample library for Kontakt, EXS24 and ASPlayer. Balani is a 2 1/2 octave balafon (or balaphon) with small calabash resonators form Guinea. It originally plays a B major … read more
Acousticsamples has announced the release of UDU Free, a free Nigerian side hole pot drum for Native Instrument Kontakt and ASPlayer. UDU Free features 130MB of samples recorded at 24 bits, 88.2khz downsampled to 24bits/44.1khz. … read more
Acousticsamples has released WoodBox, a sampled cajón instrument library for Windows and Mac. After TheBox, we wanted to extend the cajon family so here is WoodBox, a regular sized cajon. WoodBox features WoodBox is a … read more
Acousticsamples has released Percussiv’, a percussion collection for Kontakt and ASPlayer, a new sampler player plug-in for Windows and Mac. As opposed to traditional percussions libraries, Percussiv’ is based on the detail of each instrument … read more
Acousticsamples has released OldBlackGrand, a virtual piano instrument for Kontakt. Everybody keeps on sampling the best and cleanest piano ever… here is a completely different approach. We sampled an old Pleyel Grand Piano (F-71240 model … read more
Acousticsamples has updated Kawai-EX Pro, a virtual concert grand piano instrument. The Kawai-EX PRO sample Library is a fabulous 9-foot (276cm) KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in … read more