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!
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.
These free updates bring performance, stability, and MIDI improvements to two of Arturia’s most popular Analog Classics, the Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer-V, respectively released to critical acclaim in 2011 and 2012. The best just got a whole lot better!
Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer-V are available as downloads for 99 EUR/$99 USD each, or as boxed versions for 119 EUR/$129 USD.
Neo-Soul Keys® is finally here for the iPad. Now you can take an electric piano with you everywhere you go and not have to worry about lugging around a hundred pound Suitcase. The same grit, dirtiness, warmth, cream, and quality that you have experienced on the desktop is now possible on the iPad due to the fact that we are one of the first companies to provide real-time streaming using Apple Lossless format.
Changes in Neo-Soul Keys iOS v1.2
MIDI channels filter for each synth to be able to assign MIDI channels.
Virtual MIDI support.
Latency can be adjusted for each synth.
Option to enable or disable background audio even when iPad is in sleep mode or locked.
The samples for the Stage EP synth have been improved.
Improved realism of release decay.
In-App purchases can now be made without leaving the synth.
Option to disable mechanical effects to reduce CPU load.
New mechanical release equation to decay over time like a real electromechanical EP does.
New Barks in phase with Sustain to eliminate phasing.
The app doesn’t lose or become muted when another audio app is open.
Interruptions handled more robustly.
MIDI dump contains more information for troubleshooting.
The effects algorithms are more efficient and takes up less CPU.
Fixed bugs with MIDI Learn and made it more efficient.
When activating preset, the window now closes automatically.
Neo-Soul Keys version 1.2 is available in the Apple App store now, free of charge. Electric pianos are available as in-app purchases, priced at $9.99 USD.
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 !
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 …
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.
Mildon Studios has announced the release of Performer EPiano, an electronic piano sample library.
Performer EPiano is a meticulously crafted virtual instrument that has a perfect blend of brilliance and body, much sought-after in today’s music styles. Performer was synthesized in a way that emulates the dynamics of an acoustic piano, giving it a more natural flow, and making it a lot of fun to play.
Performer EPiano comes as an SFZ instrument, so you can play it using any free SFZ player. We recommend sfz player or Alchemy player.
Bedroom Producers Blog is proud to host all of the freeware VST plugins which were developed by Mokafix Audio, with kind permission of the author.
Mokafix Audio has developed a number of high quality guitar pedal emulations and virtual electric piano instruments for Windows, both commercial and freeware.
Unfortunately, none of these were available for download as of recently, so I’ve decided to contact Efflam Le Bivic of Mokafix Audio (now a graphic designer at Native Instruments) personally and ask him if it would be OK to host the freeware ones on BPB. Thankfully, he said yes!
The plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST), and include the Metal Clone overdrive, Nu-Tron envelope filter, NoAmp! amplifier & cabinet simulation, and Glue Reeds electric piano.