This powerful product comes with two of the world’s most defining and characteristic electric pianos, the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200A.
These instruments have been the voice of several generations and immortalized in classic songs spanning any genre from funk to soul and jazz.
EZkeys Classic Electrics features
Carefully sampled Rhodes MK I and Wurlitzer 200A instruments.
Recorded at Toontrack Studio, Umeå, Sweden and Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden using only the best of the best in modern and vintage equipment.
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 sound library costs $179 USD / 139 EUR.
EZkeys Essential Pianos combines the revolutionary EZkeys software with three products from the EZkeys Line.
Included are four equally iconic as essential instruments in any studio’s or songwriter’s toolbox; the timeless grand piano, the intimate upright as well as two of the world’s most defining and characteristic electric pianos, the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200A.
The Essential Pianos bundle has the sounds you need for anything from epic classical compositions and intimate jazz sessions to rock, pop and soul.
EZkeys Essential Pianos is available to purchase for $299 USD / 249 EUR.
Coincidental Music has announced the release of After Hours, a collection of 100 “Late Night Noises” for the Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano by Applied Acoustics Systems.
Following on from Happy Hour (for EP-3), this bank takes advantage of the improved engine and new features in Lounge Lizard EP-4.
It contains reworkings of over 50 presets from the Happy Hour bank and many completely new sounds. You’ll find smooth sounds, tortured experiments and finely-tuned funk, all with the playability and responsiveness you get from physical modelling synthesis.
Gospel Musicians has announced the release of Neo-Soul Keys 3X Lite, a sound library for UVI Workstation and MachFive 3.
A lightweight version of Neo-Soul Keys with all three electric pianos: Mark I Suitcase, Mark I Stage, and 200A Wurli. The library comes with the sustain samples and two release notes which consist of the actual mechanical and tine release noises. The benefit of the UVI Workstation player is that the user will be able to choose from an assortment of effects already built into the player.
iLectric for iPad, the first studio-quality electric piano app for iPad, offers over 40 classic electric pianos, electric grands and clavinets, all carefully sampled from the original instruments.
From clean and icy-cool to sharp and staccato to growling and distorted, iLectric Piano faithfully recreates the gamut of classic electric piano sounds – tones heard on countless hit songs, iconic jazz recordings and classic rock albums.
The iLectric Piano offers dozens of classic electric pianos for your iPad.
iLectric Piano for iPad features
19 world-class, multisampled electric piano and electronic keyboard instruments.
Expandable library of 22 more studio-quality instruments with our Electric Piano Expansion Pack, available via convenient in-app purchase.
Get a FREE bonus instrument, “Wurly Stage Chorus,” by registering an iRig KEYS or iRig MIDI with IK Multimedia.
Effects section allows 4 simultaneous effects: 3-band EQ, Reverb, Overdrive and one of 5 modulation effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo and AutoPan.
Full-featured recorder section with overdub and quantize.
Audio/Visual metronome with tap tempo.
Export recordings as WAV or m4a audio files via File Sharing, email, or Copy.
Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support.
Low-latency for real-time playing.
The iLectric Piano costs $19.99 USD / 15.99 EUR. The Electric Piano Expansion Pack (includes 22 instruments) is available as an In-App Purchase for $9.99 USD / 8.99 EUR.
IK Multimedia has also launched the I Love VI Promo, a limited time promotion in which you can save 60% off various instruments and ReFills.
Ahh, it’s February and young men and women around the globe start to think of just one thing…virtual instruments. So from now until March 15, IK is spreading the love by offering you a 60% savings off ALL of our award-winning professional virtual instrument titles. Now you can save 60% off SampleTank, SampleMoog, Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and SampleTron, and all Xpansion Tank 2 refills.
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced an upcoming update to its recently released Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows.
The update adds MIDI control change assignments, MIDI bank change handling, micro-tuning support, and compatibility to the Muse Research Receptor VIP hardware plug-in player. The update shall be available by the end of 2013′s first quarter and free of charge to Lounge Lizard EP-4 registered users.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, brings native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and more. The factory library has been redesigned with more than 200 presets boasting the sought-after classic electric pianos as well as a great selection of custom pianos taking full advantage of the effects.
“Since its first release more than 10 years ago, Lounge Lizard has always been a favourite among top keyboard players and producers both for live playing and studio work. This is not only because it sounds great but also because it has the feel of a true instrument,” says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “The new Lounge Lizard EP-4 goes even further in terms of faithfulness and sonic possibilities resulting in a piano that is more inspiring and fun to play than ever.”
Lounge Lizard EP-4 is available now at a suggested retail price of $199 USD. The update shall be available by the end of 2013′s first quarter and free of charge to Lounge Lizard EP-4 registered users. Lounge Lizard EP-4 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows in 32- and 64-bit host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Unit, and RTAS plug-in formats.
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of Lounge Lizard EP-4, a versatile electric piano plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Authentic tone, action, and feel.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds in an everything-you-need package.
Lounge Lizard achieves convincing electric piano tones with less than 20 synth parameters.
New in Lounge Lizard EP-4
Completely renewed factory library features the classic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds as well as over 200 gig- and mix-ready custom electric pianos making good use of the compressor, equalizer, and multi-effect processor.
Compressor and equalizer added, perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
Character control provides five classic studio and stage signal path emulations – that’s the cabinet, pre-amp, microphone, and recorder chain that follows the piano’s output – to easily snug fit your electric piano part into your track.
Output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the piano’s physical modeling parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Lounge Lizard EP-4 into Play, Edit and FX panels.
New bank and program manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
Overhauled effects, reinvigorated, polished, and tuned especially for the electric piano.
Native 64-bit Audio Unit (AU) and VST plug-ins.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $199 USD.
Boscomac has announced the release of two new free electric piano sound libraries for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Boscomac’s Wurlitzer and Clavinet type electric pianos for Reaktor 5.
WURLITSAR is an electric piano belonging to the Wurlitzer family. It delivers a sound which is both round and warm. Shake it a little bit and it will show you its bluesy side. Add a little tremolo and you’ll find yourself on a boat, vibrating on the ocean…
CLAVINESS is an electric piano belonging to the Clavinet family. Its main asset is its range of sounds, from round to lively, and its unstoppable attacks which snap in the ear. It is a tremendous instrument for a keyboardist who likes to strike the keys with the elbows and the knees!
Both ensembles are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.
Steinberg has announced the release of Neo Soul Keys, a virtual electric piano combining amazingly authentic sampling with Steinberg’s acclaimed HALion technology.
Recreating the sound of one of the most popular electric pianos of the past, Neo Soul Keys brings the vintage keyboard sound to the musician’s fingertips.
“Neo Soul Keys takes virtual e-pianos to a new level! It’s amazing just how authentic and vivid the play and feel of this instrument has become,” remarked Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
In collaboration with Gospel Musicians, Neo Soul Keys offers users a unique and authentic-sounding e-piano experience. Based on the powerful HALion engine and sampled with 12 velocity layers for sustain, release and staccato notes, the Neo Soul Keys virtual electric piano features sound quality and playability on par with the real world.
Employing the acclaimed VST Amp Rack technology first introduced to Steinberg’s Cubase 6 production software, Neo Soul Keys features six different amp types and a comprehensive set of high-class studio effects, such as vibrato, tube distortion, flanger, phaser, chorus, delay, reverb and wah. Also included are bell, pedal and key noises to reproduce all aspects of piano sound plus more than 40 presets that allow users instantly to hone in on various timbres.
Neo Soul Keys can be used as a plug-in in every VST 3, VST 2 and AU compatible host as well as library expansion in HALion Sonic, HALion Sonic SE and HALion 4.
Neo Soul Keys features
Faithful sampling of original Mark I suitcase piano with multiple velocity layers of sustain, release and staccato notes.
Elaborate interface for direct access and intuitive workflows.
VST Amp simulation with 6 different classic amp types.
Premium effect section including tube distortion, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, reverb and virtual wah pedal.
Vintage modeled vibrato with intensity and speed control.
Realistic sounds with level controls for bell, pedal and key noises.
Authentic bass, mid and treble boost to recreate the original sound.
Adjustable velocity curves for individual playing behavior.
Dedicated “bark” samples for classic grit sounds for authentic vintage sounds.
Virtual microphone simulation with axis and off-axis positioning, and condensed and tube microphone types.
MIDI Learn and automation functions for all parameters.
VST 3, VST 2 and AU host compatibility as standalone plug-in.
Full accessibility in HALion Sonic (1.6.2 or higher), HALion Sonic SE and HALion (4.5.3 or higher).
Cross-platform 32/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X.
Neo Soul Keys is available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop, priced at 79.99 EUR including German VAT.