Neo-Soul Keys for iPad is specifically designed for professional gigging or live studio work. Gospel Musician’s goal was to build a professional app that could compete with any hardware synth and/or desktop audio electric piano solution.
Gospel Musicians is one of the first app developers to feature flash memory streaming using Apple CAF lossless format. Gospel Musicians worked directly with Apple’s engineers to refine this new custom feature in the iOS, which allows for larger samples to be streamed via the on-board flash memory.
Not having to rely solely on a limited amount system RAM resources allows for a more rich and expressive sample playback experience, which almost equals the experience of their desktop predecessor versions. In fact, all but the extended effects are featured in the iPad version. All mechanical effects, Spring Reverb, Chorus, and Vibrato are present.
The Neo-Soul Keys Suitcase electric piano for iPad.
Neo-Soul Keys for iPad features
1.25GB of Sample Memory (328.4MB Lossless Compression).
Up to 8-Velocity layers for sustain samples.
Realistic EP release that decays with time.
Dedicated Key-up and Key-down mechanical effects.
Pedal Up and Pedal Resonance noises react with sustain pedal messages.
Able to play app in the background.
Wi-Fi MIDI capable.
Ability to save and load presets.
Treble and Bass Boost.
Full Retina display.
Works with iPad 2 and higher.
Polyphony dependent upon processor, i.e. an iPad 4 can yield better polyphony than an iPad 2.
The app runs on a limited time basis, yet fully functional, free of cost. Each electric piano is available as an in-app purchase for the introductory price of $9.99 USD.
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.