Cineplus releases The Duet EP for Logic Pro

Cineplus The Duet EP

Cineplus has released The Duet EP, a sample based e-piano instrument reminiscent of the 80’s.

the Duet EP is based on 2 classic patches. One is a DX7 Patch, the other is an RD-1000 Patch (without chorus), which have been edited, sampled and combined up to 16 times, to create a totally new, but classic and original electric piano instrument.

The Duet features

  • 1: The Rack — 8 x DX7 Electric Piano
    Imagine playing 8 FM E-pianos 1 at a time. And applying to each one a different pitch, pan and delay. Now you can. We sampled the DX7 FM e-piano using the same care you would expect from a Grand Piano sampling. 88 individual keys, each in 17 velocity layers, using the finest analog equipment: Custom high end DI, Apogee Converters and an analog Studer Console.
  • 2: M-Possible — 8 x MKS-20 EP-2
    We used the highest sampling standards to capture the essence of the sweetest and most dynamics e-piano in the history. Without Chorus! Why no chorus? because if you play different notes in different times with “baked” chorus, the result is a mess. We recreated a live and editable chorus by layering 8X EP2 layers.

The Duet EP is available for purchase for $29.99 USD. Requires Logic Pro X to take full advantage of the live editable Stacks. For use in other DAWs, The Duet EP comes with a generic EXS format, with a “baked” 16x bonus stack.

More information: Cineplus / The Duet EP

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Critical Vibrations releases Home PlaneT Electric Piano for Live

Critical Vibrations has announced the release of Home PlaneT Electric Piano, a free Ableton Live instrument.

Critical Vibrations Home PlaneT

These samples were graciously provided by Greg Sullivan, who sampled his own Pianet T in two velocity layers, which is more than enough since the T only exhibits a subtle sound change in its playing dynamics.

One interesting thing about the Pianet T is that it has a distinct release sound, from the action of the pads striking the reeds and then coming off them. Of course, the release samples are included in this instrument, and you can dial in your desired volume.

This Ableton version of the Hohner Pianet T, we’ve dubbed the Home PlaneT, since there are some spacey effects added, which can be controlled using Macro knobs.

The Live pack is a free download at Critical Vibrations.

More information: Critical Vibrations / Home PlaneT Electric Piano

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Wavesfactory releases Retro Keys I for Kontakt

Wavesfactory releases Retro Keys I, a Kontakt library featuring 3 keyboards from the 70s.

Wavesfactory Retro Key I

Retro Keys I is a collection of 3 libraries based on famous keyboards from the 70s. Perfectly replicated with all the original features and more.

  • The Compac is an electric piano made by Crumar in 1972 that features 3 piano sounds (piano, honky tonk and clavichord). Noise, envelope and cabinets also available.
  • The Orchestrator was also made by Crumar in 1975, is an electric piano and a “string machine” with a brass simulator. Bass, brass, piano, clavichord, violin, cello; with vibrato, cabinets, noise, envelope and presets.
  • The Organ X55 is a clonewheel made by Elka also in the 70s. Features 2 keyboards with 1 drawbar each, 3 piano sounds with optional sustain, percussion, 2 vibrato types, brilliance, cabinets, rotator, tube drive and a set of presets (including random values).

All keyboards have an option called “vintage”. When it’s active some effects are applied to give a very nice vintage vibe to the sound (tape distortion, compression, wow, flutter and speed variations). We love it and we’re sure you’ll love it too.

The library is available for the introductory price of 9.95 EUR until November 1st, 2014 (regular 19.95 EUR).

More information: Wavesfactory / Retro Keys I

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Hello Samples releases Sweet Chords Vol2 sample pack

Hello Samples has launched Sweet Chords Vol2, a collection of construction kits & chord kits.

Hello Samples Sweet Chords Vol2

The second volume in our series of our experimental electric piano themed sample packs is out! Sweet Chords is back, and here to stay!

Arecio & Hi.Moez have locked themselves up in the studio again to delight you with some fresh and inspiring sounds.

1754 sounds divided in 10 construction kits that contain Electric Pianos, Organs and Synthesizers. To put the icing on the cake we’ve further processed with ‘foogers some of these sounds, creating instruments and kits based around those specific chords for ease of use and instant fun-factor.

Sweet Chords Vol2 features

  • More than 1,700 painstakingly handcut samples.
  • All WAV files in 24 bits 44.100 (16 bits for MPC).
  • 141 ready to use Ableton Live Instruments
    • 10 construction kits (including 31 instruments with chords & riffs).
    • 63 E. Piano chords Instruments.
    • 12 Organ chords Instruments.
    • 35 Processed chords Instruments.
  • 10 Maschine construction kits (115 ready to use Groups)
    • 82 E.Piano Groups (including chords & riffs).
    • 15 Organ Groups.
    • 15 Clav & Synth Groups.
    • 3 Processed chords Groups.
  • 10 MPC construction Kits
    • 40 ready to use MPC kits (1000/2500).

The sample pack is available for purchase for 10 EUR.

More information: Hello Samples / Sweet Chords Vol2

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50% off AAS Lounge Lizard EP-4 at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has announced a Friday Flash Sale on the Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano instrument by Applied Acoustics Systems.

50% off AAS Lounge Lizard EP-4

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurltizer sounds in a everything you need package.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 features

  • Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality.
  • Top quality preset library.
  • Real time calculation of sound—no samples.
  • 32-bit floating point internal processing.
  • Sample rates up to 192kHz.
  • Easy sharing of presets.
  • Unlimited undo/redo capability.
  • Standard plug-in formats support.
  • MIDI program change support.
  • High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay, and reverb.
  • Host tempo synchronization.
  • Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until September 22nd, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Lounge Lizard EP-4

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