Acousticsamples updates GD-6 acoustic guitar to V2 & Telematic to V3

Acousticsamples has updated its GD-6 acoustic guitar instrument to version 2, and the Telematic electric guitar to version 3.

Acousticsamples Telematic

The GD6 acoustic guitar and the Telematic electric guitar have been updated! They now use the latest script we developped and used for the Sunbird library.

Changes in GD6 / Telematic

  • Improved strumming script for more realistic strumming.
  • New pattern maker, creating patterns is now very easy and you can even save them and share them with other users.
  • Edit and add your own chords voicings.
  • Song builder now accepts a root change, so you can have more than one C chord in the same song for example.
  • Better control over the microphones and pickups.
  • And many core improvements…

The GD-6 is available for purchase for 119 EUR; Telematic is 99 EUR. The new versions are free for existing users.

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Acousticsamples releases Sunbird acoustic guitar instrument

Acousticsamples has released Sunbird, a virtual instrument library based on a 1962 Gibson Humming acoustic guitar.

Acousticsamples Sunbird

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.

Sunbird features

  • 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.
  • Included sparkVerb©.
  • Control over the two microphones perspectives and pickup volumes.
  • Advanced bend control.
  • Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
  • and more…

Sunbird for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available for purchase for 119 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Sunbird

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Acousticsamples releases C7 Grand for UVI

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Acousticsamples has launched C7 Grand, a virtual Yamaha C7 Grand piano instrument powered by UVI Workstation.

Acousticsamples C7 Grand

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).

The library is available for purchase for 99 EUR.

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Acousticsamples releases Clavi D9 sound library

Acousticsamples Clavi D9

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.
  • Realistic staccatos.
  • Precise simulation of the original filters.
  • Separation of both pickups and independant volume.
  • Sympathetic Resonances.
  • 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.
  • and more…

The Clavi D9 for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $99 / 79 EUR.

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Save 40% on Acousticsamples Urban Drums at VSTBuzz

VSTBuzz Urban Drums Sale

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.

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