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
HeadlessBuddha Samples has announced the release of Lo-Fi Wurly Lite, a virtual electric piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Lo-Fi Wurly Lite has less resources than it’s full version, having one less velocity layer (3) and a much simpler GUI, resulting in a much lower cpu and memory usage, and a very little loss in the instrument’s dynamics. Of course, it’s price is lower too!
Lo-Fi Wurly Lite features
- 1 Kontakt instrument.
- 3 Velocity layers (one less than the full version).
- No GUI (just a background image).
- 400 MB.
- 44.1kHz/16 bit .wav format.
- All recorded on an lo-fi cassette tape recorder.
- Note: Does not include custom set of Impulse responses.
The Lo-Fi Wurly Lite is available to purchase for $10 USD.
More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Lo-Fi Wurly Lite
Synth Magic has announced Siel PX, a free instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This Kontakt instrument uses sounds sampled from a Siel PX electric piano.
Totally new set of samples taken from the Siel PX. New scripting and instrument has velocity layers.
Free instrument for you to enjoy.
The Siel PX requires Native Instruments Kontakt 5.2.1 or higher, full version.
More information: Synth Magic / Siel PX
Toontrack has launched EZkeys Electric Grand, a new virtual electric piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
The EZkeys Electric Grand features a Yamaha CP-80 recorded by SampleTekk.
Another landmark piano release is here – the Electric Grand. This EZkeys comes with a carefully sampled Yamaha CP-80 – a groundbreaking instrument that was introduced on the market in the late 1970s as a compact, electric option to the regular grand piano.
Since then, it’s become a modern classic, immortalized in chart-topping songs by a wide range of artists spanning across the genres. Even today, some 30 years after its inception and since long out of production, the analog, electric and amplified hybrid sound of the CP-80 keeps playing a key role in modern music.
With the included broad genre mixer presets, the classic, crisp sound will expand beyond the conventions and make this instrument a must in every versatile songwriter’s palette of audio tools.
EZkeys Electric Grand features
- A carefully sampled Yamaha CP-80 electric grand piano.
- Recorded at Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden through a Music Man amp and a custom-built speaker cabinet using Avalon U5, Dimension D, SELA T25, Coles 4038, Telefunken U47 and Neumann SM69 microphones.
- All sounds are designed to be mix-ready. Just pick a preset and the sound will sit right in your mix!
- Uncompromising dynamic response for great playability.
The EZkeys Electric Grand is available to purchase for $179 USD. Users of other EZkeys products can get new Electric Grand for $89 USD.
More information: Toontrack / EZkeys Electric Grand