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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.

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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

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

Soniccouture releases Clav sample library for Kontakt

Soniccouture has announced the release of Clav, a sound library for Native Instruments featuring the sounds of the Hohner D6 clavinet.

Soniccouture Clav
Featuring 31 velocity layers (14,880 samples – 9GB), Soniccoutures’ new intelligent round-robin system, release samples and a fully modelled pickup / preamp section, Soniccouture Clav brings the Hohner D6 Clavinet to your DAW like never before.

Few instruments get fans of funk grooves drooling like the Hohner D6 clavinet. Originally intended for classical harpsichord-esque duties, but really sonically closer to an electric guitar than a piano, its twangy, spanking timbres add a melodic tension to a groove like nothing else. To achieve the iconic funk sound it is paired with a wah-wah pedal – one of the earliest examples of this was on Up On Cripple Creek by The Band in 1969.

The D6 contained 60 strings that are amplified by two active pickups, one above the strings close to the bridge (Upper Pickup), and one below the strings (Lower Pickup). The instrument is played from a keyboard, which launches little hammers that strike and hold the strings in place. When the hammer is released, the dampers at the end of the string stop the sound. The D6 also has a Mute slider, which brings a felt damper over the resonant part of the strings to create a different timbre and shorter decay time.

Clav features

  • 9.6GB Library (5GB on disc).
  • 24 bit 48 khz sampling.
  • 31 Velocity layers + intelligent round robin.
  • Modelled Preamp switching.
  • Seperate Pickup sampling.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.

The Clav library costs 99 EUR/£89 GBP/$119 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Clav

Wavesfactory releases W-Harpsichord sample library

Wavesfactory W-Harpsichord

Wavesfactory has announced W-Harpsichord, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS24.

The harpsichord doesn’t respond to any dynamics, so there’s 1 velocity layer. But, in order to have the more realism as posible, we sampled all (no pitch shifting) notes 3 times (3 round robin), even though is always the same volume there are always nuances that make the difference. Even the release samples have been sampled with 3 round robin.

There are 2 knobs in the GUI that control the type of the release: Dry and Resonance. With the “dry” you can only listen the key sound, and with the “resonance” one you can listen the key sound + natural resonance of the other strings.

The sample library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / W-Harpsichord

SampleTekk releases Virginal sample library

SampleTekk Virginal

SampleTekk has announced the release of Virginal, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion, and NN-XT.

A virginal is a smaller and simpler rectangular form of the harpsichord with only one string per note running more or less parallel to the keyboard on the long side of the case.

The heyday of the virginals was the latter half of the 16th century to the later 17th century until the high baroque period.

The sample library costs $12 USD. Until December 1st, 2012, all sample SampleTekk products are 50% off in a Winter Sale.

More information: SampleTekk / Virginal

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

Sound Magic releases Hybrid Harpsichord

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Sound Magic has announced Hybrid Harpsichord, a hybrid modeling vintage harpsichord for Windows.

The Hybrid Harpsichord is based on an instrument built by Kirckman in the 1770s. This rare-seen classic instrument has a single manual with 3 stops, including a lute stop. The Krickman Harpsichord is famous for its unique, high quality sound and although this particular instrument is over 240 years old, it’s in surprisingly excellent condition.

Sound Magic Hybrid Harpsichord

To make this wonderful instrument available to all musicians, we did careful sampling and used our Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology to bring it to life once again. During the recording session, we use several acclaimed Brauner VMA microphones, which nowadays are considered to be the best microphones available for this sort of job. We also used API preamps and dCS’s Analog to Digital Converters to record it.

Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology offers both the authentic sound of sampling and the playability of Physical Modeling. With over 20 controls on final sound, the Hybrid Harpsichord provides you with everything you need for a great sounding harpsichord suitable for many different styles of sound. Its NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine reshapes every note to ensure that each successive note sounds slightly different. Although by it’s very nature the original harpsichord is not sensitive to dynamic changes, Sound Magic has included an optional dynamic response system if you want to add something a little different to your instrument. Accents and crescendos on a harpsichord might have been unheard of in the 1770′s, but it might be exactly what you’re looking for! The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine also makes the CPU usage of the Hybrid Harpsichord unnoticeable and its 190MB size allows it to run fast – even on an old pc.

Hybrid Harpsichord features

  • Industrial Best NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine.
  • Optional Dynamic Response System.
  • Multi Microphone Positions.
  • Over 20 Controls on Sound.
  • KeySwitch between different Stops.
  • Built in Professional Reverb Effect.

The Hybrid Harpsichord for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 69 EUR. Existing Sound Magic customers pay 50 EUR. A Mac version (VST/AU) is expected end of May, 2012.

More information: Sound Magic / Hybrid Harpsichord