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Precisionsound releases Gospel Drawbars for Kontakt & EXS24

Precisionsound Gospel Drawbars

Precisionsound has announced the release of Gospel Drawbars, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS24.

Our goal with Gospel Drawbars has not been to make a generic virtual recreation of an organ but to capture the character of a unique instrument, in this case one of the first ever Hammond organ models made, a Hammond AB from the late 1930s.

We have created a user-friendly control panel for blending a number of pre-made settings. The drawbar settings have been carefully chosen to include both mellow standards and trebles with attitude.

We recorded all the settings through the organ’s own Leslie speaker, in stereo, which gives a warm and pleasing colour to the sound. Gospel Drawbars has 22 recorded settings and 955 stereo wav samples in total, recorded at 24bits and 44.1 Sample rate.

You get 22 programs for NI Kontakt 2 and Logic EXS24. The NI Kontakt 3-5 scripted version has 22 bonus presets to start with for your own tweakings. The total size of the library uncompressed is 1.10 GB.

Gospel Drawbars costs $69 USD (download). All formats are included when you buy Gospel Drawbars. Full version of Kontakt is required.

More information: Precisionsound / Gospel Drawbars

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Hideaway Studio releases The Orbitone Collection for Kontakt

Hideaway Studio has announced The Orbitone Collection, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A selection of complex warm electronic textures made with an unusual combination of 1972 Eminent 310U, a rehoused 1978 Polymoog Resonator Section, 1976 Minimoog Model D and 1938 Novachord all processed with vintage classic analog and tube technology and brought together in the same proven 4-voice layering engine as the S-VX library…

Hideaway Studio Orbitone Collection
The Orbitone Collection for Kontakt 4.2.4+ by Hideaway Studio.

The Orbitone Collection features

  • The Orbitone Collection consisting of 226 generously long 24-bit samples.
  • 28 multi-sampled instruments acting as voices/partials in the layering engine.
  • 4-Voice Layering Engine with ability to save user patches.
  • 40 editable example instrument patches (in .nki format).
  • User Manual.

The Orbitone Collection for Kontakt costs £10 GBP.

More information: Hideaway Studio / The Orbitone Collection

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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