HeadlessBuddha Samples has launched Lo-Fi Wurly, a virtual Wurlitzer piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Few months ago, Sanches got his hands into his friend’s 200A Wurlitzer to record some lines for his psychedelic rock project. That Wurly sounded so raw and full of character and soul to his ears that he decided to keep some samples for him. He used two sets of gear to record these samples: The first was pretty lo-fi-ish and gritty; the second was more of a warm and semi-clean recording.
Lo-Fi Wurly features
- 1 Kontakt instrument.
- 4 Velocity layers.
- A custom GUI with 4 effects (distortion, phaser, delay and convolution reverb).
- 550 MB of 44.1kHz/16 bit .wav format samples.
- All recorded on an old cassette tape recorder.
- A set of 17 custom impulse responses.
- Custom vibrato script controlled via Mod-wheel.
The sample library is available to purchase for $16 USD.
More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Lo-Fi Wurly
Arturia has introduced VOX Continental-V, a virtual instrument emulation of the vintage Vox Continental 300 organ.
As a high-end software recreation of the Sixties-vintage Vox Continental 300 transistor-based combo organ, VOX Continental-V is the latest addition to Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Classics lineup where it sits alongside an authentic recreation of another archetypal Sixties staple, Wurlitzer-V (based on the classic ‘Wurly’ electric piano).
Like the transcontinental history of the original Vox Continental, the road to creating VOX Continental-V was a long and winding affair. Arturia started its latest software developmental journey in the company of a rare Vox Continental 300 dual-manual model, capturing every nuance of the original right down to key contact timing and background noises — no elbows needed! Next, Arturia acquired a rare Jennings J70 — developer Tom Jennings’ Vox organ forerunner — and added a J70 Mode to the VOX Continental-V voice engine. End users have effectively ended up with two ultra-rare organs for the price of one as a result — with more tones to play with, which musically is a good thing to have!
The end result is surely the most authentic dual-manual Vox Continental 300 emulation that money can buy. Notable VOX Continental-V features include upper manual, lower manual, and bass pedal sections; multiple output effects processors; and independent channels per manual. Moreover, Expanded Mode adds a full compliment of drawbars for each harmonic; a new waveform drawbar on each section; several popular effects; Leslie™ and guitar amp simulator outputs; and an expanded percussion section. Similarly, Services Mode allows for individual tuning of each pitch — just like an original Vox; alterable key contact timing (to simulate older key contacts); and authentic background noise bleed control.
VOX Continental-V for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX/Standalone) will be available in late April, priced at 119 EUR / $129 USD.
More information: Arturia
Luxonix has released Pop Keys, a virtual electronic piano instrument sample library for Kontakt.
Pop Keys is a sample library for Kontakt of a useful keyboard sounds package.
Pop Keys has basically standard acoustic & electric piano sounds, moreover it has various keyboard instrument sounds total 150 presets. Just one Pop Keys will solve your keyboards part in your various music genres.
Pop Keys features
- 150 .NKI Kontakt instrument presets for Kontakt 5.3+.
- 1,451 samples, 24 bit / 44.1 kHz .NCW format samples (Lossless compression).
- Includes various acoustic piano sounds, electric piano sounds, keyboard sounds for all music genres.
- Innovate instrument structure by 2 layers mixing style.
- Can easily make unique user sounds.
- Easy and accurate digit display FX knobs.
- About 900 MB installed (Compressed down from 2 GB).
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $29.99 USD / 22.99 EUR / £18.99 GBP through February 2014 (regular $59.99 USD / 44.99 EUR / £36.99 GBP).
More information: Luxonix / Pop Keys
Gospel Musicians has announced the launch of FM TiNES, a dedicated electric piano library that focuses on the 80′s sound.
FM TiNES is a sample and synth library containing over 20GB of the prettiest and most inspirational electric pianos ever heard. Our goal was to cover the complete genre of electric piano patches and not just FM. From D50 type bells, beautiful pads, lush strings, and multi-layered FM EPs, FM TiNES will be the number one electric piano library to go to for that 80s/90s sound. And because we are vintage synth addicts, we included FM emulations of the classic o1W Dyno, the JD Crystal EP, a Dyno-My-Piano, and who could forget the MKS-20 EPs.
FM Tines is a complete 80′s electric piano library and synth with an assortment of pianos, pads, strings, bells in which to use along or layer with. Given the library has 4 separate element slots, you can mix, match, layer, EQ, and filter each individual element/oscillator to your liking. The final stage includes the newly SparkVerb™ by UVI which is available for all three elements.
FM TiNES features
- 148 patches and 75 distinct EP sounds
- Size: 20GB (Huge Detailed and Exhaustive Library).
- Recorded at 44kHz/24-bit directly from the Yamaha SY99 analog outputs.
- Converted to 16-bits using iZotope’s MBit+ for maximum quality (We have decided to convert to 16-bit to save on hardrive space and RAM).
FM Tines for UVI Workstation Player and MachFive 3 is on sale for $99.99 USD until February 1st, 2014.
More information: Gospelmusicians / FM TiNES
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SampleTekk has launched a limited time sale, offering up to 65% off its Renaissance Flutes, The Big One Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Mk seventy-three, and BOB – Orchestral Brass sample libraries.
- Renaissance Flutes – A complete set of recorders, Bass, Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino, beautifully played by one of Sweden’s top flutists. Regular Price $119 – On Sale $49
- TBO, The Big One – Yamaha C7 Grand Piano with 93 unique samples/recorded note! Regular Price $199 – On Sale $89
- Mk seventy-three – The Rhodes challenger! Recorded through a a Fender Twin – The way it was supposed to. Regular Price $140 – On Sale $49
- BOB – Orchestral Brass – BOB gives you French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba. Regular Price $98 – On Sale $39
The sale ends January 20th, 2014.
More information: SampleTekk
Gospel Musicians has announced that its UVI libraries no longer require iLok authorization.
With the advent of the Pace’s new Eden system, it is now possible to authorize licenses to your computer or iLok. Existing customers can still use their iLoks in order to authorize and future purchases will allow the choice to authorize via computer or iLok.
With the iLok License Manager, you can view your account, and add licenses to your iLok or machine. You can move your licenses between iLoks and machine as well. Legacy customers will have to continue using their iLok, but new purchases will allow machine authorizations.M5 users will not be able to authorize via machine until an “possible” update is made available.
Currently all UVI supported libraries are on sale until after Christmas, with discounts of up to 63% off the regular price.
More information: Gospel Musicians
Gospel Musicians has announced version 2.1 of Neo-Soul Keys for iPhone and iPad.
This version is a universal version for the iPhone and iPad, which means that if you have already purchased for the EPs (Suitcase, Stage, Wurli, Dyno, EX5) for the iPad, then the the iPhone versions are free.
Version 2.1 is optimized for iOS 7 with new graphics and new 64-bit audio APIs for the new iPhone 5s. We have also added a virtual keyboard for both the iPhone and iPad versions as well.
All electric pianos are on sale until the end of December:
- Suitcase: $6.99.
- Stage: $4.99.
- EX5: $4.99.
- Dyno: $4.99.
- Wurli: $4.99.
More information: Gospel Musicians / Neo-Soul Keys for iOS
Sample Magic has announced Disco & Funk Keys, a sample library featuring Rhodes loops and samples by Julian Chown.
The iconic Rhodes piano gets the SM Studio treatment in this exquisitely played and recorded collection of song-starting progressions, topline solos, backing loops and chord one-shots for disco, house and nu-disco productions.
Oozing with warmth and character only a supreme signal path, classic mics and vintage amps can achieve, each sample has been artfully processed with compression, reverb and delay to offer stunning, track-ready riffs straight out of the box. But for ultimate production flexibility we’ve also included the 100% raw files – giving you the freedom to add your own processing for the perfect mix.
The sample library costs £14.90 GPB.
More information: Sample Magic / Disco & Funk Keys