Tempo Rubato releases Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 for iOS

Tempo Rubato has launched Ruckers 1628, a superbly-sampled recreation of one of the greatest and most valuable harpsichords of all time.

Tempo Rubato Ruckers 1628

Flemish instrument-building family Ruckers need little in the way of introduction to those in the know; suffice to say, their highly-valued (and valuable) historic harpsichords are akin to Stradivarius violins built by the Stradivari family. You could even say that the harpsichord was the ‘synthesizer’ of its time, without which influential early musical stylings such as baroque and renaissance would never have emerged.

Needless to say, 1628 must have been an especially excellent year for the Ruckers family, for the Ruckers 1628 is now one of the greatest and most valuable harpsichords of all time. Those thinking that they will never get to experience the sheer musical joy of playing this two-manual harpsichord built by master craftsman Andreas Ruckers (The Elder) in Antwerp way back in 1628 should surely think again.

Thanks to the definitive development work of TempoRubato in collaboration with sample content provider par excellence realsamples, now you can conveniently enjoy playing an authentic recreation of the Ruckers 1628 from the comfort of their favourite iOS device whenever and wherever you like!

Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 for iOS is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Tempo Rubato / Ruckers 1628

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Realsamples releases German Harpsichord 1741

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Realsamples German Harpsichord 1741

Realsamples has released the German Harpsichord 1741, a harpsichord instrument library.

The German Harpsichord 1741 library offers an instrument by Christian Zell, built in Hamburg in 1741. It resides in the Organeum in Northern Germany. The harpsichord delivers a vivid midrange and shimmering treble response. The library contains 6 different sounds: Front and rear 8’ stop, both together, Lautenzug, 4’ stop as well as the tutti combination of both 8’ and the 4’ stop. The sample set consists of nearly 3,300 single samples. Every note was recorded up to eight times per stop, key release noises four times per note and stop.

For the recording of the harpsichord, custom-made Wagner™ U47w® tube microphones were employed, in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® converters. For best sound quality, the samples were recorded in 192 kHz/24 bits resolution. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion®, Kontakt2® and higher, EXS24® and GigaStudio3®.

The sample library is available for purchase for 139.95 EUR / $159.95 USD. Higher resolution editions (88.2/96 kHz and 192 kHz) are also available.

More information: Realsamples / German Harpsichord 1741

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SampleTekk PMI Instruments Blowout Sale – 50% off

SampleTekk has announced a blowout sale on PMI Instruments, offering its PMI sample libraries at 50% off for a limited time.

SampleTekk PMI Instruments Sale

April 1 we will stop selling PMI Instruments.
So during march we are having a end sale where you get 50% discount on all PMI Libraries.

PMI Instruments

  • PMI Accordian – Post Accordions is the largest and most versatile collection of accordion samples ever sampled.
  • PMI Anvils & Churchbells – Over 25 different anvils or other large metal objects, plus collection of small & huge church bells.
  • PMI Baroque Organ – The first organ library with every single stop chromatically sampled as well as the most useful combinations.
  • PMI Bosendorfer 290 – This Bösendorfer library provides the greatest possible control during the softest pianissimo, through crescendos to the reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo.
  • PMI Carillion – The first sampled Carillon features an amazing 58 Bells! All bells have been sampled.
  • PMI Clavichords – This library brings you a small and a larger Clavichord. The clavichords have been sampled with their release sounds, giving them an unbelievable realistic quality.
  • PMI Estonia – Estonia Concert Grand piano is a multi-velocity level chromatically sampled piano of the highest realism!
  • PMI Forte E – A new 24 bit sampled Fortepiano with 3 velocity layers, sustain and modulator patches.
  • PMI Historic Keyboards – A collection of historic instruments: 2 harpsichords, a virginal and a fortepiano for GigaStudio and compatible samplers.
  • PMI Hybrid – The Hybrid Pianos allows you to build your own piano. Simply drag and drop the elements you want to add in your sampler and adjust each component to your personal taste.
  • PMI Old Lady – This library brings you an amazing Model 1923 Steinway D grand piano. Sampled with 10 recorded velocity layers with 10 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples.
  • PMI Orchestral Instruments – A collection of Orchestral Instruments for GigaStudio. Orchestral perc instruments include Celesta, Glockenspiel, Hackbrett, Marimba and Vibes.
  • PMI Positif – A small positif organ, chramitically sampled with release samples. 5 registrations: flute, holpipe, quint, flute and holpipe and tutti.
  • PMI Steinway D – A sampled Steinway model D3 piano with serial number 393210, which was built in 1965.
  • PMI The Emperor – The Bösendorfer 290 SE has a huge dynamic range, with very subtle pianissimo and thunderous fortissimi. 12 recorded velocity layers, with 12 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples.
  • PMI Theater Organ – All ranks were chromatically sampled, capturing the true nature and character of each pipe. Samples are 10 to 15 seconds long with perfect loops to enable playing of unlimited length of notes. The true release sound of the organ pipes was also recorded and is reproduced upon key-release.
  • PMI Yamaha C7 – Pop piano! Up to 16 levels of velocity, recorded at 96kHz/24 bits.

The sale ends March 31st, 2014. The PMI libraries will be discontinued after the sale.

More information: SampleTekk

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Sound Dust updates Tiny Binaural Harpsichord for Kontakt to MKII

Sound Dust Tiny Binaural Harpsichord MKII

Sound Dust has announced Tiny Binaural Harpsichord MKII, an updated version of the multi-sampled Arnold Dolmetsch portable harpsichord library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

My binaurally sampled portable Harpsichord, although still sounding lovely, was getting a bit long in the tooth feature wise. So I’ve completely rebuilt it.

Now it has 5 pages of handy scripting with built in Baroque Engine, Organic-ator and many other controls.

I’ve also added a really useful new separate instrument the Tiny Binaural Prepared-ness which features lots of binaurally recorded prepared Harpsichord sounds combined with its own Cage Machine script for extra rhythmical madness.

The library is available to purchase for £15 GBP. The update is free for previous owners. Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or higher.

More information: Sound Dust / Tiny Binaural Harpsichord MKII

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SampleTekk launches Summer Sale – 50% off

SampleTekk has launched its Summer Sale 2013, offering a 50% discount on its sample libraries for a limited time.

50% off in SampleTekk Summer Sale

Time again for our annual Summer Sale where you can grab multisampled instruments for you Halion, Kontakt, EXS24, Gigastudio sampler with a 50% discount!

Choose between grand pianos, uprights, organs, flutes, organs, brass, harpsichords, choirs, percussion and other instruments.

The sale ends August 8th, 2013.

More information: SampleTekk

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