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 brands, a 20ʼ Yamaha Bass Drum , a 13ʼ Tama metalwork piccolo Snare , a 12ʼ Hi Tom , a 16ʼ Floor Tom , a 14ʼ Zildjian medium crash , a 14ʼ Zildjian crash , a 13ʼ Paiste Hihat and a 20ʼ Zildjian jazz Ride.
We recorded every element 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.
Acousticsamples’ Urban Drums library is a drum kit mixed from various elements, mixed with synthesized drums samples.
Urban Drums features
2014 samples, 1.83 Gb of samples.
3 microphone positions plus synthesized samples for each drum that you can mix and/or disable from the interface.
up to 20 velocity layers per element.
4 round robins for each element.
Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key simply by pressing a key and assigning a sample.
Mappings presets: GM, V-DRUMS, IMAP, NSKIT (NDK) or default one.
Stereo and Multi-output versions to make the mixing possibilities even easier.
Hihat with 5 levels on openess and triggering from one key depending on a controller value (any controller) and automatic closing sound.
Playable instrument, right hand and left hand mappings.
Detailed snares, 4 different hit positions for the snare plus auto roll script.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
The sound library comes with the UVI Workstation 2 and is compatible with MOTU MachFive 3. It is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $85 USD.
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 very special instrument. Recorded at the IRCAM labs in Paris on a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, IRCAM Prepared Piano boasts 45 contemporary preparation techniques deeply multi-sampled with the finest equipment available by some of the world’s leading acoustic technicians. Our powerful UVI technology gives you up to two simultaneous preparations per note and advanced parameter editing, providing nearly endless configuration possibilities. Utilize screws, erasers, coins, clothespins, sticks and more–excite the strings with a mallet, plectrum, bow or even an eBow.
Also included is the latest UVI technology, SparkVerb™, a highly advanced synthetic reverb that focuses on sound quality and musicality. Add lush atmosphere to any of your configurations instantly! Quickly explore new sound environments with the built in randomization features and listen as this massive instrument delights your ears with previously unheard timbre and texture combinations. If you’re a musician or sound designer who likes to explore the cutting edge of avant garde, IRCAM Prepared Piano offers an experience like no other.
IRCAM Prepared Piano | Official trailer UVI.
IRCAM Prepared Piano features
Deep multi-sampling of 45 preparations on the IRCAM Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.
Over 12,000 samples in total.
Multiple mic positions.
Pristine recordings made with the finest mics, preamps and converters available including DPA, Schoeps and Prism.
Advanced algorithms by the leading UVI scripter, Arnaud Sicard of AcousticSamples.
UVI SparkVerb™; add lush atmosphere to any configuration instantly.
The IRCAM Prepared Piano library for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $399 USD.
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 did not come with a tremolo). It was designed to be paired with a 206, which is the teacher model and they were mainly used in conservatories. The teacher had a headphone and microphone to be able to listen to each student individually and talk to them without others hearing them.
We recorded it both from the direct output using a state of the art DI (Universal Audio Solo 610) and also using a pair of microphones right above the keys next to where the head of a player would be. We also included our common features like the multiple releases along with our sympathetic resonance system (both pedal up and down). You also have access to various commonly used effects and a full control over the midi parameters to make it fit to your keyboards response.
Demonstration of Wurlie for UVI Workstation 2 and MOTU MachFive 3
1.21Gb, 3123 samples.
10 Velocity layers for the sustain.
20 Velocities for the release.
Time based release samples for accurate staccato sound.
Sustain pedal noises (up and down), triggered automatically.
Independant mix of the acoustic/electric sound.
Sympathetic resonance on both pedal up and down.
Complete control over the midi response.
Saturation, chorus and flanger effects.
Amp simulation of the real cabinet.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerful interface and advanced features.
Wurlie is powered by UVI Workstation 2 (Windows/Mac), and now available to purchase for 80 EUR.
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 2, the free powerful player of MachFive 3.
“The engine, the script, the effects, all these possibilities made us want to use the UVI format for all of our products and only it. Supporting different formats was a hard task, there were inconsistencies between formats, limitations of some engines, and UVI had the answer to all of these problems, it is rock solid, works on all platforms, is easy to work with and has the most advanced script engine in the world. Licensing with UVI gave us the opportunity to have all of our libraries available for everybody, and deliver them with their own powerful player.” — Acousticsamples CEO, Arnaud SICARD
“UVI is very pleased to welcome Acousticsamples on board. They are one of the most hardcore scripters in the industry, and offer some of the most detailed instruments on the market (their Telematic guitar is just amazing!). It’s definitely a good sign for the future.” — UVI Creative Manager, Alain ETCHART
UVI Workstation 2 is available for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/MAS).
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 is already going on, so you save :
– 30% and then 5% off the discounted total for 2 items – 30% and then 10% off the discounted total for 4 items – 30% and then 15% off the discounted total for 6 items – 30% and then 20% off the discounted total for 8 items – 30% and then 25% off the discounted total for 10 items or more