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Tronsonic releases Organatron V2 for Kontakt

Tronsonic has released Organatron V2, a vintage rock organ sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Tronsonic Organatron V2
Organatron V2 features all 9 drawbars, bass pedals and percussion harmonics from the legendary Hammond m100 prog organ.

Sampled to tape from the Hammond m100 (as used by Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Procul Harum and many more), the Organatron V2 is an updated version of the original Organatron m100.

Its interface is borrowed from the microtape series, but with a couple of extras – fully adjustable vibrato (via tone, amp and pitch) and a Rotating Leslie speaker effect (slow or fast adjusted via the mod wheel/MIDI CC1).

Both of these can be individually set for each drawbar, giving a new level of customization to the organ (as well as effects – coming soon in the New Year as another free upgrade).

As with the microtapes, this interface features the tape ‘degrader’ controls (shared with the vibrato here). These control how ‘damaged’ you’d like the tape effect to sound for each drawbar (via tone, amp, pitch and speed). With these controls, the user can make their instrument sound like a vintage film soundtrack, or a rare lost prog gem – adjusting the ‘age’ of the sound to taste. Each drawbar (there are 9 plus bass pedals and percussion harmonics) also has a tone control (the left tape wheel), which is a way to add the vintage atmosphere by cutting the treble.

All drawbars can be loaded into a multi-patch, giving the user the whole organ to play. All controls (including volume) can be learned via MIDI CC (right click the mouse and turn the control to learn). A custom template for the bcr2000 will be available soon.

The sample library costs £14.99 GBP. It is currently available as part of the 50% off Christmas Sale for £7.49 GBP. Existing Organatron m100 owners can get it free of charge (the upgrade version references the original samples).

More information: Tronsonic / Organatron V2

Organic Loops releases Vintage Keys Ultimate Collection by Frontline Producer

Organic Loops Vintage Keys Ultimate Collection

Organic Loops has released Vintage Keys Ultimate Collection, a sample library by Frontline Producer.

We’ve only gone and locked a talented bunch of ivory tinklers going by name The Breaks Collective in a soundproof room located in a secret studio somewhere in Deepest Darkest Devon in the UK.

Armed to the teeth with a jaw dropping collection of vintage and classic Keyboards and Pianos the boys set to work, pausing only to receive the occasional chocolate treat we pushed under door. The Riffs came thick and fast , all we had to do was hit record, the end result is an expressive one stop shop of Classic Vintage Keys Loops and Phrases, NICE!

Expect to find Instrument Loops such as Rhodes, Clav, Hammond and Piano all performed live by passionate performers with bundles of groove and soul suitable for many styles and genres including House, Electro, Hip Hop, Funk, TV and film compositions and anyone looking to add a ‘Real Keys feel’ to their Mixes.

The sample pack costs £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / Vintage Keys Ultimate Collection

Tronsonic releases Micro packs for Kontakt

Tronsonic has announced Micro packs, a new range of sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Tronsonic Micro packs
Tronsonic Detroit Hammond Mikcro pack for NI Kontakt.

These can be seen as extra ‘tape banks’, in the same way for example that the mellotron has it’s own range, though of course these are virtual (the original samples however have all been recorded to different varieties of tape at some point).

The interface enables full control over how ‘damaged’ you’d like the tape to sound, as well as how expressive the instrument is – having controls over velocity, velocity to filter cutoff and adsr envelopes.

There is a constantly running tape machine behind the scenes, with the ‘degrader’ allowing you precise control over how much you’d like the tape to be damaged, via volume, tone or pitch. The ‘warble’ generator is completely randomized, so no damage will ever sound the same, and can give you instant ‘Boards of Canada’ type sounds, should you wish.

Tronsonic Micro packs

  • Detroit Hammond – Moody damaged 7th chords from the Hammond m100.
  • Electric Harpsichord – Harpsichord preset from the Farfisa 110pro 1970′s portable organ.
  • DubDrum 141 – 16 variations of a beat from the Hammond auto-vari64 drum machine, dubbed out through 2 daisy-chained wem copicat tape delays. Tempo at 70.5/141 bpm.

The Micro packs are available to purchase for £1.99 GBP each.

More information: Tronsonic / Micro packs

AM Music sets free Pro SoloVst and VL-122

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AM Music has set free its Pro SoloVst and VL-122 instrument plugins.

AM Music Pro SoloVst
AM Music’s Pro SoloVst and VL-122 software synthesizers are now free!

Pro SoloVst is a simple virtual instrument that reproduces the monophonic analog preset synthesizer from the early 1970′s ARP Pro Soloist.

The VL-122 VST instrument virtually reproduces the vintage electro-mechanic spinet organ Hammond™ L-122.

Both plug-ins are currently available to download for Windows (VST). A free Mac AU version of Pro SoloVST is coming soon.

More information: AM Music

Bob Leggitt releases Classic-H and Skanksta organ plugins

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Bob Leggitt has released Classic-H and Skanksta, two free virtual organ instruments for Windows.

Bob Leggitt Classic-H

The Classic-H provides the essence of an old tonewheel organ within the VST environment. This VSTi captures the distinctive personality of a classic Hammond/Leslie combination, as well as simulating twin manual operation across a single MIDI keyboard, using a variable key-split function.

Thirty extremely cool presets provide a jumping-off point for almost every type of music, from the ‘Full Throb’ of old time soul to the screaming distortion of Deep Purple-type rock. It does gobble CPU, but it has the sounds, and it doesn’t cost a penny.

Bob Leggitt The Skanksta

The Skanksta is a ska-orientated VST organ, designed to produce a light and bright sound which will fit in well with quite a number of quirky and/or rhythmic music styles.

It’s essentially a Vox Continental II with animation provided by a rotary speaker rather than a vibrato unit, and selectable key-splitting to simulate two manuals across a single MIDI keyboard. The key-splitting is particularly important for reggae-derived styles, where the left hand part will typically contrast sharply in tone with the right hand.

Classic-H and Skanksta are available to download as freeware VST instrument plugins for Windows.

More information: Classic-H / FreeST Skanksta

Tronsonic releases Organatron M100

Tronsonic Organatron M100

Tronsonic has released the Organatron M100, a sample library featuring sounds from the Hammond M100.

All 9 drawbars, bass pedals and percussion harmonics from the legendary prog organ – the Hammond m100. As used by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and many other greats from the late 60s and early 70s.

Sampled to worn tape on vintage valve equipment, with complete control over each drawbar via midi – in other words, if you have a midi keyboard with 9 faders you have a Hammond! If that keyboard also has 8 assignable knobs then with the Kontakt instruments you can have control over leslie, reverb/delay, vibrato, and even ADSR envelopes should you feel creative. Designed to evoke the magic of late 60s/early 70s music, it also adds great character to contemporary music, and really comes to life when re-amped through an amp, or even better, a real leslie speaker.

Organatron M100 for Kontakt (compatible with ESX24, NNXT and Structure) is available to purchase for the introductory price of £9.99 GBP for registered users until December 31, 2011 (registration is free).

More information: Tronsonic / Organatron M100

Ueberschall releases Funky Tonewheels sound library

Ueberschall Funky Tonewheels

Ueberschall Funky Tonewheels is a new sample library featuring organ sounds by Uwe Kinast and Hakan Türközü.

A dirty-played old tube Hammond Organ slightly overdriven, is the perfect spice for any production where an authentic organ is needed. This loop library contains soloistic played organ licks, many funky rhythm grooves and various chord- and bass grooves. Even unusual and mad played styles found their place in this soundbank.

The whole spectrum of Hammond playing techniques is available: From single lines to shearing styles, from drawbar changing loops to varied Leslie speaker‘s speed and much more.

19 Tonewheel-kits offer you a great opportunity to get inspired by lots of phrases, licks and harmonies.

For this recording, a Hammond Organ C3 and its Leslie 147 was microphoned with 3 Neumann Mics (Treble Rotator 2 Mics , Woofer Rotator 1 Mic) using RME Micstasy Hi End A/D converter.

The sound library comes along with the brand new Elastik 2 loop player for realtime timestretching and pitchshifting, among other great features.

Funky Tonewheels for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available for 49 EUR.

More information: Ueberschall / Funky Tonewheels

Smash Up The Studio MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2

Equinox Sounds has released MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2, a piano MIDI chord progressions library by Smash Up The Studio.

Smash Up The Studio MIDI Keys Keyboard Riffs of the 60s and 70s Vol 2

You’ll find three awesome MIDI Construction Kits and stacks of loops, performed with breathtaking authenticity and in the styles of some of the huge artists of the era.

Following its best-selling predecessor, this pack also concentrates on those truly memorable chord progressions that never seem to go out of date. Timeless riffs that slot seamlessly into many of todays popular styles.

There are loops designed for acoustic piano, also loops for some of the classic electric pianos of the time such as the Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer piano and also the Hohner D6 Clavinet and Hammond organ.

Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2 features

  • 3 MIDI Construction Kits and 70 loops ranging from 4 to 16 bars in length.
  • Covers various musical styles including Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Pop.
  • Not limited to specific sounds but can use the plug-in of your choice to play back each loop, as well as performing countless other editing permutations.
  • A selection of loops are featured in the Loop demo. All MIDI files are tempo-labelled.
  • All loops are Royalty-free and have been composed and performed by Steve Burton, exclusively for Smash Up The Studio.

MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2 is available to purchase for $29.95 USD.

More information: Equinox Sounds / Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2