Best Service announces Galaxy X Convolution Synthesizer

Best Service Galaxy X

Best Service has announced the Galaxy X Convolution Synthesizer by Galaxy Instruments.

After three years of development Galaxy Instruments and Best Service proudly present GALAXY “X”, an exciting new virtual instrument with an extraordinary new kind of sound design: Effect Convolution. It all begins with the sources, which are sample sets especially and exclusively recorded and tweaked for use with FX Convolution: for X-KEYS hundreds of tonally playable instruments like piano overtones, a bowed fan, waterphone or mini-celesta, for X-FX thousands of effect sounds such as magic balls, whirling wood or circuit bent noises and for X-LOOPS exceptional loops such as 1-tone-drum, body percussion or rod spring piano.

But this is just food for the beast: the X-Engine.

With the X-Files of the X-Engine, a celeste mutates into a tuning orchestra, a bowed ventilator sinks into the resonances of a piano, a sitar smashes into a clatter of glass, a tonal dance loop arises from a kalimba.

X comes with over 1000 extraordinary ready to play key, FX and loop instruments and an extremely intuitive user interface, enabling you to create trillions of sounds easily.

Galaxy X features

  • Convolution Synthesizer.
  • New sound synthesis for exciting new sounds.
  • Integrated system for FX convolution in one virtual instrument.
  • Complete production kit: X-Keys, X-FX and X-Loops.
  • More than 1000 ready-to-play Instrument Layers.
  • Easy creation of user sounds.
  • 15GB of Source Sounds.
  • More than 1000 multi-sampled Source Key Instruments.
  • More than 5000 Source Loops.
  • More than 2000 Source Effect Sounds.
  • More than 1400 Convolution X-Files for completely altering the source sounds.
  • Complex sound design with an extremely intuitive user interface.
  • Easy dynamic use of convolution using the Mod Wheel.
  • X-Eye for visualizing the amount of convolution.
  • Musical and intuitive Pre-X and Post-X effects.
  • Endless sound possibilities designed by you.

Galaxy X will be shipping January 2012 (release at NAMM show), priced MSRP 249 EUR / £219 GBP / $299 USD.

More information: Best Service / Galaxy X


Galaxy Instruments announces Galaxy Vintage D

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Galaxy Vintage D

Galaxy Instruments has announced the release of Galaxy Vintage D, a virtual grand piano that is based on samples of a Vintage Steinway D, a true legend of its class, located at Bauer Studios in Germany.

The Model D-274 by Steinway is very likely not only the most popular concert grand, but also one of the most acknowledged ones. Bauer Studios’ Vintage D was built in 1920 in Hamburg, the German factory of Steinway & Sons. Over almost 90 years this instrument has achieved a very deep and intimate timbre, thus providing an energetic personaltiy and a beautiful singing tone, typical for great Steinway grand pianos. Some of the best pianists have recorded legendary albums on this 1920 Steinway D, among them Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Carla Bley, Guillermo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Wolfgang Dauner and many others. Rich Beirach called it ‘the best piano in the world’.

Galaxy Vintage D features

  • Powered by Kontakt Player 4 engine.
  • Direct access of all controls.
  • True half pedalling and repedalling.
  • Una Corda samples.
  • Real overtones.
  • Adjustable noises.
  • One knob control of tone colour and dynamics.
  • Convolution reverb.
  • Velocity editor.
  • Compressor for pop piano sounds.
  • Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds.

Galaxy Vintage D for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) will be released January 2010 with an MSRP of 149 EUR.

Galaxy II Grand Piano Collection will also be upgraded to the new Kontakt 4 Player engine (February 2010).

More information: Galaxy Instruments / Galaxy Vintage D