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Syntheway releases RetroMagix Harpsichord

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Syntheway RetroMagix Harpsichord

Syntheway has announced the release of RetroMagix Harpsichord, a virtual harpsichord instrument for Windows.

RetroMagix is a Virtual Harpsichord based on the Flemish models, designed for creating a wide range of Harpsichord sounds.

RetroMagix Harpsichord features

  • Harpsichord Mode Selector: Normal, Upper, Coupled, Electric, and Hybrid Harpsichord, ElectroCembalo.
  • Sound is generated via a hybrid method that combines synthesis and sampling techniques, to create a bright sound, rich in overtones.
  • Includes 12 predefined sounds and a friendly user interface. Creating new sounds is as simple as combining these presets in different ways and selecting the harpsichord type as desired.
  • Unlike a real harpsichord, RetroMagix allow dynamic changes and shapes varying its parameters, offering you a wide variety of sounds to create professional music from Classical to Neoclassical styles.
  • Early music enthusiasts can enjoy an authentic experience with all of the advantages of RetroMagix to recreate the classical harpsichord sounds. Also if you looking for any instrument of harpsichord family like Virginal, Muselaar Virginal, Spinet or Clavicytherium sounds, RetroMagix can offer you an approach to those instruments that were popular between the 15th and 17th centuries.
  • Multiple-Mode Filter: The values are automatically computed when you select any of the filter types. Filter switch includes: LP (Low pass), BP (Band pass), HP (High pass), notch, peak, low pass and high pass shelving filter with adjustable cutoff and bandwidth.
  • Integrated, variable room simulation. Reverb effect can control the “room ambience”.
  • MIDI Automation: Added complete MIDI CC#. The following MIDI Continuous Controllers (MIDI CC) messages are recognized and affect the described parameters.

RetroMagix Harpsichord is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for $35.90 USD. A 30-day shareware version is available for download.

More information: Syntheway

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BOLDER Sounds releases B.O.B. Early Music Instruments, B.O.B. Fortepiano Full Edition and Medieval Psaltery

Boulder Sounds B.O.B. Early Music Instruments

BOLDER Sounds has released B.O.B. Early Music Instruments and B.O.B. Fortepiano Full Edition, two sample libraries.

B.O.B. Early Music Instruments is a collection of instruments spanning from the hurdy gurdy of the medieval period to fortepiano of the early classical period.

B.O.B. Early Music Instruments features

  • 13 course Baroque Lute 42.3 mb
  • Fortepiano 53.5mb
  • Harpsichord (numerous stops recorded) 20 mb
  • Hurdy Gurdy 10.5 mb
  • Renaissance Guitar 6.1 mb
  • Renaissance Lute 11 mb
  • Theorbo (bass lute) 62 mb (EXS & Kontakt only)

B.O.B. Early Music Instruments is available in Kontakt 2, EXS24 and Giga 2 formats for $29.95 USD.

B.O.B. Fortepiano Full Edition is the same Fortepiano included in the B.O.B. Early Music library, yet this version has 4 chromatically sampled velocity layers (p, mf, f, ff) as well as key release samples giving much wider velocity and timberal range.

B.O.B. Fortepiano Full Edition is available for Kontakt 2 and EXS24 for $19.95 USD.

Boulder Sounds Medievel Psaltery

Boulder Sounds has also released the free Medieval Psaltery.

This is an old Medieval Psaltery which I purchased used in a local music store and has been residing in my music studio for a number of years now just collecting dust. It’s sound has a wonderful stark-rustic quality.

Typically this instrument would have been played with a very short bow. However I used a modern
violin bow, and kept the strokes short. It is only possible to play one not at a time on this instrument, so you might keep that in mind when using it in a traditional context.

I also recently experimented with this instrument being played with an Ebow (energy bow) with some very interesting results. Perhaps I’ll save that for a later Bolder FREE Sounds posting.

The Medieval Psaltery is available as a free download for Kontakt and EXS24. You’ll need to create an account (free) to download the free sounds.

Visit Bolder Sounds for more information.

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Realsamples releases Beurmann Bundle – Edition Beurmann

Realsamples Beurmann Bundle

Realsamples has released Beurmann Bundle – Edition Beurmann, a collection of 8 previously releases Edition Beurmann sample libaries.

Beurmann Bundle – Edition Beurmann includes

The Beurmann Bundle is available in HALion, EXS24 and Kontakt2, and GigaStudio formats in 16 and 24bit editions, and costs $999.95 USD (ex shipping and VAT).

Visit Realsamples for more information and audio demos.

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Realsamples releases free English Harpsichord Light version

English Harpsichord

Realsamples has released a free light version of their English Harpsichord “Edition Beurmann” library.

English Harpsichord Light features

  • Recorded in the great sounding rooms of the Hasselburg estate with vintage Neumann™ TLM-170® microphones in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters to do the instrument justice.
  • Recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, downsampled to 44.1 khz/16 bits.
  • 2 x 8“-Register, ranging over two octaves with three velocity layers (the full version has 8 velocity layers and 6 different register combinations).
  • GigaStudio3®-Format.

You can download the free English Harpsichord Light version from Musician’s Life until September 30, 2008.

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Modartt updates Pianoteq to v2.3 and releases Grimaldi harpsichord add-on

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Modartt Pianoteq

Modartt has released version 2.3 of Pianoteq, a versatile high-class piano instrument for Windows and Mac.

Version 2.3 offers an improved reverberation and is required for use of the Grimaldi add-on instrument.

About the Harpsichord Grimaldi (1697), copied by Andrew Wooderson (Bexley, 2007):

Typical of a short-scaled Italian instrument it has a crispness of attack and transparency of tone that makes it ideal for continuo use, and is also well suited to 17th and 18th Century Italian and German solo repertoire. Its two registers can be played separately or combined together.

Both the upgrade and the add-on can be downloaded freely by all customers. A trial version with an evaluation period of 45 days is available for download.

Modartt has also announed a summer group buy.

On popular demand, starting on July 1 and ending on July 31, we will offer a summer group buy with prices from 229 down to 179 euros (ordinary price is 249 euros). If interested in participating, please note that the number of participants is limited to 100. When this number is reached, the group buy offer will end.

Visit Modartt for more information.

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Realsamples releases Dutch Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann

Realsamples Dutch Harpsichord - Beurmann Edition

Realsamples has released Dutch Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann, a harpsichord sample library featuring nearly 3700 single samples.

The Dutch Harpsichord library offers an original harpsichord by Andreas Ruckers built in 1628. Due to its two manuals and many registers, the Ruckers harpsichord offers lots of unqiue sounds, sampled with 6 different register combinations, including the upper 8′, lower 8′ (principal 8′), tutti, both 8′ together, the 4′ register as well as the lute stop.

Dutch Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann features

  • 6 different register combinations sampled: upper 8′, lower 8′, tutti, 2×8′, 4′ and lute stop.
  • Sampled registers can be combined for even more sounds.
  • Each register recorded with 8 different samples of each note.
  • Ready to play HAlion / Reason / Kontakt / Independence / MachFive / VSampler3 / EXS24 or GigaStudio presets.
  • Wave format (except GigaStudio version).
  • No mastering applied.
  • Recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled.
  • License-free applicable in your music.

The Dutch Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann DVD-set is available for $139.95 USD (excl. VAT and postage).

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Realsamples releases English Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann

Realsamples English Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann

Realsamples has released English Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann, a sample library featuring more than 3,600 single samples of a harpsichord built by Jacob Kirckman in 1766.

Due to its two manuals and many registers, the Kirckman harpsichord offers lots of unqiue sounds, sampled with 6 different register combinations, including the upper 8′, lower 8′ (principal 8′), both 8′ together, the 4′ register, the lute stop as well as the nasale stop only available with Kirckman harpsichords.

English Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann features

  • 6 different register combinations sampled: upper 8′, lower 8′, 2×8′, 4′, lute stop and nasale stop.
  • Sampled registers can be combined for even more sounds.
  • Each register recorded with 8 different samples of each note.
  • Ready to play HAlion/Reason/Kontakt/Independence/MachFive/VSampler3/EXS24 or GigaStudio presets.
  • Wave format (except GigaStudio version).
  • No mastering applied.
  • Recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled.

English Harpsichord – Edition Beurmann is available on DVD in various formats (16bit/24bit) for $139.95 USD.

Visit Realsamples for more information and demo mp3s.

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