SampleTekk releases ST-Clav for Kontakt + 50% off all EP libraries

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SampleTekk ST-Clav

SampleTekk has launched ST-Clav, a virtual clavinet instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hohner Clavinet D6 ©, has for years been putting the onk in funk, but with it’s distinct timbre, unique design and great response, it’s been a tonal tool for musicians in many genres.

Being a string instrument that uses single coil pickups, this instrument was built to be played through an amp. So, naturally, we recorded it that way. Using a Fender Twin © tube amp makes this instrument sound the way it was intended.

ST-Clav features

  • All 4 microphone combinations.
  • Recorded through a tube amplifier.
  • More the 5Gb of pristine 24 bit stereo samples.
  • Over 4800 Samples.
  • 16 velocity levels, matching release samples and 3 round robin hammerback noise.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $24.50 USD until February 24th, 2014 (regular $49.99 USD).

All other electric piano libraries are also available from SampleTekk at a 50% discount, during the introductory period.

More information: SampleTekk / ST-Clav

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Soniccouture releases Clav sample library for Kontakt

Soniccouture has announced the release of Clav, a sound library for Native Instruments featuring the sounds of the Hohner D6 clavinet.

Soniccouture Clav
Featuring 31 velocity layers (14,880 samples – 9GB), Soniccoutures’ new intelligent round-robin system, release samples and a fully modelled pickup / preamp section, Soniccouture Clav brings the Hohner D6 Clavinet to your DAW like never before.

Few instruments get fans of funk grooves drooling like the Hohner D6 clavinet. Originally intended for classical harpsichord-esque duties, but really sonically closer to an electric guitar than a piano, its twangy, spanking timbres add a melodic tension to a groove like nothing else. To achieve the iconic funk sound it is paired with a wah-wah pedal – one of the earliest examples of this was on Up On Cripple Creek by The Band in 1969.

The D6 contained 60 strings that are amplified by two active pickups, one above the strings close to the bridge (Upper Pickup), and one below the strings (Lower Pickup). The instrument is played from a keyboard, which launches little hammers that strike and hold the strings in place. When the hammer is released, the dampers at the end of the string stop the sound. The D6 also has a Mute slider, which brings a felt damper over the resonant part of the strings to create a different timbre and shorter decay time.

Clav features

  • 9.6GB Library (5GB on disc).
  • 24 bit 48 khz sampling.
  • 31 Velocity layers + intelligent round robin.
  • Modelled Preamp switching.
  • Seperate Pickup sampling.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.

The Clav library costs 99 EUR/£89 GBP/$119 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Clav

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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.

More information: Acousticsamples / Clavi D9

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Toontrack releases EZkeys Retro Electrics instrument

Toontrack EZkeys Retro Electrics

Toontrack has announced the release Retro Electric, a new EZkeys instrument for Windows and Mac.

It comes with two carefully captured and timeless electric pianos, the Hohner Clavinet D6 and the Hohner Pianet N.

Even though production since long has stopped, the complex and round sound of the Pianet and the bright staccato of the Clavinet keep resonating vividly in all corners of contemporary music production, making these Hohner classics every bit as relevant in any songwriters toolbox today as they were back when it all started. Vintage sounds never get old!

EZkeys Retro Electrics - Clavinet
The Hohner Clavinet D6 comes to Toontrack’s EZkeys instrument.

The EZkeys Line already includes three versions of EZkeys: the stunning Grand Piano, the intimate Upright and Classic Electrics! All versions of EZkeys come with the same groundbreaking software and functionality.

EZkeys Retro Electrics for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available to purchase for $179 USD. Users who already own an EZkeys can get Retro Electrics for $89 USD.

More information: Toontrack / EZkeys Retro Electric

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Boscomac releases Wurlitsar & Claviness mk2 for Reaktor

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Boscomac has announced Mk2 versions of its Claviness and Wurlitsar instrument ensembles for Native Instruments Reaktor.

I announce that CLAVINESS and WURLITSAR are died … to be reborn better in their MK2 Version, Yeah ! Nothing is more difficult than doing a mk2 version that requires as much work as the creation of the instrument! But in the end, we get a better result, Yeah !

Boscomac Wurlitsar mk2

WURLITSAR is a Wurlitzer who has a warm et round sound! Now you can mix the direct signal with the amplified signal and get an interesting balance. You can also adjust the rate of distortion of the amplifier to get some “crunch” to the wurli. Vibrato has been replaced by the ability to adjust the tremolo on the panoramic. The instrument offers two types of sound, normal or round, and it has a nice little spring reverb …

Boscomac Claviness mk2

CLAVINESS is a clavinet with sensitive strings! More than MK2 version, it is a revisit to really approach the original instrument. The clavinet is an instrument that has a lot of feeling. Here, different tones are available with some very effective effects such as chorus, phaser and auto-filter and the ability to mute the strings. Ideal for the rhythmic players, it is almost impossible not to have the groove with such an instrument …

Both ensembles are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.

More information: Boscomac

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