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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


Hal Leonard Books publishes The Hammond Organ

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Hal Leonard Books has published The Hammond Organ by Scott Faragher.

Hal Leonard Books The Hammond Organ

With a foreword written by Al Kooper, the book covers virtually everything one could want to know about the Hammond Organ, from it’s technical components to it’s history and the players who gave it it’s place in the development of American music.

“The Hammond has been around since 1935 and has played an important roll in virtually all fields of American and World music,” said Faragher. “I spent seven years researching and interviewing people for this book, from former and current Hammond employees, to engineers, technicians, and top players in all fields. All musicians should know the history and importance of this remarkable cultural icon.”

The Hammond Organ covers various models from the original 1935 Model A tube/tone wheel organs, to the solid-state (transistor) era, to the current digital age, with production dates and photos for each. The book also provides a complete history of the Hammond tone cabinets, as well as the famous Leslie speaker, with photos and technical data for each. Faragher’s account of the demise of the original company, its limbo, and its rebirth is supplemented by many observations from former and current employees of both the original and the new companies. Also included is a comprehensive buyers’ guide telling where to find and buy a vintage organ, what to look for, which models to avoid, and what to pay, as well as important technical tips.

More than 200 artists in all fields who recorded using the Hammond organ are profiled, with pertinent discographies and photos. Among the many world-famous organists who have contributed to The Hammond Organ through interviews and observations are James Brown, Brian Auger, Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf), Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night), Richard “Groove” Holmes, Joey DeFrancesco, Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Rev. Charles Hodges (Al Green), Lenny Dee, Rod Argent (The Zombies, Argent) Greg Hatza, Hank Marr, Gene Ludwig, Melvin Rhyne (The Wes Montgomery Trio), Al Kooper (Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bob Dylan), Carlton Lattimore (Joey Dee and the Starliters).

The Hammond Organ is a must-read for not only Hammond fanatics, but also anyone interested in American music and it’s history.

The Hammond Organ is available from Hal Leonard Books for $29.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books / The Hammond Organ


Bob Leggitt releases FreeST Mutiny + Real Rotor

Bob Leggitt has released FreeST Mutiny, a virtual polysynth instrument, designed to create retro, analogue-type sounds.

FreeST Munity
FreeST Munity

The kind of sounds keyboardists used in the days before MIDI. The VSTi is not based on any particular synth model, but was created with an ethos of 1970s simplicity – everything on the front panel, no hidden parameters, what you see is what you get.

I wanted the synth to be musical and have a practical, useful sound set – presets which could go straight into recordings without much tweaking. I feel the presets are a big part of what this VSTi is about.

FreeST Real Rotor

Bob also released Real Rotor, a rotary speaker effect.

The FreeST Real Rotor VST rotary speaker effect replicates the sound of a mic’d up, valve-type, bass-plus-horns rotary speaker cabinet, as typically used with an old Hammond organ. It’s a development of my original Real Rotor effect, which was integrated into the FreeST VSTX3 virtual organ. Not only does this new version have improvements over the original, it’s also the first time the rotary has been available in its own right, not as part of an instrument. So now the Real Rotor can be used with any VST organ, and indeed any other instruments you feel it would suit.

Bob Leggitt plug-ins are available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Bob Leggitt


Hollow Sun releases Novalite for Kontakt

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Hollow Sun Novalite

Hollow Sun has released Novalite, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A ‘lite’ version of our award winning Novachord library, this features just the raw Novachord waveform but comes with two ‘resonators’, a ‘Mellow’ (lowpass) filter, an AHDSR envelope and a uniquely implemented LFO to recreate the antiquated tones of this 1939 behemoth.

But there’s a twist …

You can have up to four layers and each one can be individually mixed, panned, tuned, detuned, filtered and shaped to create sounds unimaginable on the original instrument as well as surprisingly authentic tones and textures that will set your teeth on edge!

Novalite features

  • Genuine Hammond Novachord samples from a re-conditioned original, 44.1kHz/24-bit.
  • Advanced Retro Synthesis Engine.
  • Balance, velocity and ‘spread’ controls.
  • Distortion, cab sim, EQ, chorus, phaser, rotary cab, echo.
  • Convolved reverb featuring a wide range of impulses.
  • Four layers each with tuning, level and pan, vibrato, two resonators and ‘Mellow’ filter, and AHDSR envelope.

Novalite for Kontakt 4.2.3 full version is available to purchase for £10 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Novalite


Cupwise releases Color Springs for Nebula


Cupwise has released Color Springs, a collection of programs for Nebula 3 by Acustica Audio.

What: A Gibbs spring reverb tank made in the early 70′s, of the type commonly used in Hammond organs and various Fender equipment. Two springs.

How: Sampled 14 different ways, some with the goal of capturing just the spring sound with little extra coloration, others with added flavor. The idea was to provide many variations of the spring reverb sound, giving several options for any situation requiring verb. Among the methods used- placing small objects on the springs (or wrapped around them), using the clamp (which I believe is to keep the pan/springs from moving around much during transportation) to dampen the effect, using different feedback paths, different sources of amplification, using cassette tapes, and playing the tones through the setups at different speeds/sample rates to shift the behavior up and down the frequency spectrum (check program specific details for more info on this). All were sampled with the RME hdsp 9632, at 96khz.

Color Springs for Nebula (full version required) is available to purchase for $6 USD.

More information: Cupwise / Color Springs