Gospel Musicians has announced that its UVI libraries no longer require iLok authorization.
With the advent of the Pace’s new Eden system, it is now possible to authorize licenses to your computer or iLok. Existing customers can still use their iLoks in order to authorize and future purchases will allow the choice to authorize via computer or iLok.
With the iLok License Manager, you can view your account, and add licenses to your iLok or machine. You can move your licenses between iLoks and machine as well. Legacy customers will have to continue using their iLok, but new purchases will allow machine authorizations.M5 users will not be able to authorize via machine until an “possible” update is made available.
Currently all UVI supported libraries are on sale until after Christmas, with discounts of up to 63% off the regular price.
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:
Gospel Musicians has announced version 3.1 of the Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate, a virtual instrument library for UVI & MachFive, featuring 5 electric piano emulations.
Neo-Soul Keys® is our flagship product and combining our samples with the UVI Workstation makes for an amazing electric piano experience.
When combined with advanced scripting and the amazing effects of the UVI Workstation, this is our best version yet.
Changes in Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate v3.1
24-bit sustain samples (10.5GB Total).
Added a new preset system so you don’t have to keep loading new presets every time. Now all of the presets are stored inside of one combo EP. You can also add your own presets within the new combo preset system. Just make sure you save the entire preset when making and saving within the system.
Includes Lite presets from the the 3X Lite version that was released previously. This version is for customers who use Mainstage and have to conserve CPU and RAM.
Now the sustain sample’s release matches the Kontakt version.
All LFO sync functions for effects, panning and volume are now accurate when syncing to a DAW. New algorithms have been applied.
Lower Volume Mechanics – Sometimes the Mechanical effects can be a little loud. A preset version is available that has lower volume mechanical effects for a more subtle mechanical sound.
Re-Calibrated the Amp Sims so that they don’t cause some patches to peak. Some amp sims have more energy than others and we calibrated the Amp sims thus not to peak.
Added two new UK Amp Sims for a super warm and deep bass sound. This is especially useful when playing key bass.
Created disk and arrow push-down icons for all preset menus. Previously there was no graphical indication when the effects preset’s arrow was pressed.
Added Volume and Pan vibrato/tremolo option. The vibrato panning function clashed in a weird way when combined with the chorus, flanger, and phaser. This is because these effects use panning already and combining the two summed the output.
The Auto-Wah now replaces the Funky Wah. As an update to the newest UVI workstation, there is now a new Wah-Wah effect that sounds great. Allows for you to use rate and depth for an Auto-Wah, or you can assign the Wah effect to a pedal controller by right clicking and learning.
The Suitcase tines are generally bright, but a darker Suitcase tine patch has been added for diversity and a darker EP tone.
Neo-Soul Keys 5X is available to purchase for $199.99 USD.
Gospel Musicians has announced the release of Talkbox Jr., a sample and synthesis library for UVI and MachFive.
The Talkbox Jr. is a tribute to the legendary sound of the late/great Roger Troutman. It is a sample library featuring the most important vowel sounds and phrases from the classic talkbox sound of the 90′s. In keeping with the 90′s theme, the library also contains some of the classic synths, basses, leads, and organ sounds of that time.
The library also includes the “official” talkbox lead patches from the Yamaha DX100, which has been used by talkbox enthusiasts all over the world. These patches are designed to be used in conjunction with your mechanical talkbox. Now, instead of using the smaller 49-key keyboard to feed the talkbox sounds, a user can use the sample library with any controller they wish.
The UVI Workstation also sports a multiple synthesis engine; as a result, Gospel Musicians converted many of the lead, bass and talkbox sounds into wavetables. This allows for greater sonic possibilities when used with Pulse-Width-Modulation.
Talkbox Jr. features
Sounds Include 7-Vowel Sound Presets, 5-Keyswitch Phrases, 3-Scat Phrases, 24-Talkbox Patches to be used with a real Talkbox, 22-Bass Patches, 20-Lead Patches, 6-Organ Patches, 22-Synth sounds.
AMP Section with velocity curve and velocity sensitivity controls.
Filter Section with cutoff, resonance, key tracking, and drive.
Tone control for talkbox formant tonal changes.
Multiple portamento and glide modes.
Dedicated Sub Oscillator.
Instant Octave switch.
Multiple Mod wheel sources (LFO, Tremolo, Vibrato, Filter).
Gospel Musicians has announced the release of EX5 and Dyno, two new electric pianos for Neo-Soul Keys for iPad.
Neo-Soul EX5 is an electric piano library that uses the EP synthesis technology from the Yamaha EX5 synthesizer. Gospel Musicians sampled their electric piano through the FDSP engine of the EX5 to simulate the physical modeled expression of an EP pickup. There is a new dedicated knob that will control more of the EP Pickup sound.
Neo-Soul Dyno is an emulation of the popular “Dyno-My-Piano.” Utilizing wavetable and sampling techniques Gospel Musicians designed it to achieve an extremely expressive and playable emulation of a Dyno electric piano sound.
There are other minor bug fixes and improvements as well as a new chorus algorithm that is intended to be warmer and richer than the previous version.
The EX5 and Dyno electric pianos are available to purchase from the App Store for $9.99 USD each.
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.
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.