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Versilian Studios has announced the release of Timpani, VS Upright No. 1 and VS Chamber Orchestra, three new virtual instruments.
Kontakt version of Versilian Studio’s Timpani virtual instrument.
New Versilian Studios instruments
- Timpani: Extensively sampled Timpani (Wholetone sampling; 4-6x RR, 5 Velocity Layers, stereo). Available for Kontakt and also as a VSTi/AU. Price $15 USD.
- VS Upright No. 1: Medium-sized sampled upright piano ideal for sketches (3 velocity layers, 2x RR, sampled in tritones to reduce size). Available as a VSTi/AU. Free or donation.
- VS Chamber Orchestra: Very light selection of orchestral and wind ensemble instruments ideal for beginner composers (featuring concert flute, clarinet, bassoon, F horn, trumpet, tenor bone, bass bone, tubular bells, xylophone, glockenspiel, timpani, large percussion section, harp, piano, solo violin, and violin section, all using accurate ranges). Free or donation.
Versilian Studios has also ported a number of its previously released products to the Kontakt format.
- Dan Tranh: Vietnamese pentatonic zither that uses metal strings.
- Tubular Bells: Suspended chimes used to emulate church bells in orchestral music.
- Glockenspiel: Deep-sampled chime-like mallet instrument.
- Handchimes: Strange cross between a hand-bell and a tuning fork.
More information: Versilian Studios
Sound Magic has released version 1.5 of its Piano One for Mac, a free virtual piano instrument.
The Sound of Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand, a true workhorse in the professional piano world, appearing on famous concert stages, in international competitions and in prestigious music events throughout the world.
Changes in Piano One v1.5 for Mac
- Improved polyphony numbers.
- Supports newest OSX Version.
- Better reverb settings.
- Improved CPU usage.
- Many minor fixes.
The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) at no cost.
More information: Sound Magic / Piano One
Sound Magic has released version 2.9 of its Rose Whisper Piano and Ruby Piano virtual piano instruments for Windows and Mac.
The sound of Rose Whisper Piano comes from Fazioli “Brunei”, a concert grand which is worth over $400,000. Fazioli “Brunei” is the most expensive concert grand piano over the world. Fazioli, a piano manufacturer in Italy, is considered to produce the best sounding grand pianos nowadays. Based on its famous Fazioli F308, the 10 foot concert grand model, Fazioli “Brunei” is decorated with flowers in mother of pearls, features semi-precious stones in various types.
Ruby Piano starts with the Famous Yamaha C7 sound, Appearing on famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the world. Ruby Piano has successfully captured the mellow sustain and beautiful tones of a Yamaha C7 built in 1972, which has original ivory keys.
Changes since v2.5
- Works better under OSX 10.9.
- Improved reverb algorithm and range.
- Adjusted some parameters.
- Improved CPU usage.
- Updated engine version.
Both instruments are available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 99 EUR each.
More information: Sound Magic
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Musicrow has announced its Holiday Sale, offering a 50% discount on all its Reaktor ensembles, Arturia soundsets, and VST plug-ins.
Golden Ensembles 3 for NI Reaktor, Analog Sound Collection for Arturia Synths, and our VST Plug-Ins: Everything 50% OFF. It’s Xmas!
- Golden Ensembles 3, provides you an exclusive collection of 45 cutting-edge Reaktor ensembles for NI Reaktor-5. Now just 84 EUR.
- Analog Sound Collection, unleash the full potential of your Arturia synthesizers with this exclusive collection of 1200 designer sounds! Now just 59 EUR.
- VST plugins: Piano Trilogy (3 realistic virtual pianos), Vintage Strings MkIII (virtual string machine), Magic Vox (based on guitar harmonics), Vinyl Boy (vinyl scratching). All plugins are 50% off.
All products are 50% off for a limited time only.
More information: Musicrow
ThaLoops has announced the release of Steinway Grand Piano B211, a virtual instrument fine tuned for hip hop, rnb and pop music producers.
The piano was sampled in a world class studio in Europe through the legendary SSL 4000 console and the finest pre-amps using 3 pairs of the top quality microphones such as legendary AKG C12, Brauner Valvet and Neumann U-87 placed in an acoustically precise room in order to obtain the genuine piano sonics.
Featuring 5 velocity layers per note of almost 3.5 GB individual 24-bit samples virtual instrument inlcudes “Close Sound” and “Distant Sound” presets. As an extra, the team also developed the Hip Hop Baby Piano preset for lead melodies great for hip hop productions.
The Steinway Grand Piano plugin is available to purchase for $39.95 USD. Includes Mac VST/AU, Windows VST, SoundFont, and NI KONTAKT formats.
More information: ThaLoops / Steinway Grand Piano B211
Adam Monroe Music has released Honky Tonk Piano, a virtual piano instrument for Windows.
Adam Monroe Music has released Adam Monroe’s Honky Tonk Piano, a 32/64-bit VST Instrument/Plug-in for Windows that offers a piano voice best suited for playing ragtime, but useful in any style of music that requires a “worn-down” piano sound.
This fully-functional, 88-key piano sample library features 16-bit audio, partial round-robin, pedal notes, and 32 note-polyphony.
Honky Tonk Piano features
- 16-bit audio samples.
- Partial round-robin.
- Reverb, chorus, delay, and lo-fi effects.
Adam Monroe’s Honky Tonk Piano for Windows (VST) costs $20 USD.
More information: Adam Monroe Music
Sonivox has announced the release of Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0, the latest version of its flagship virtual piano instrument.
Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 includes an integrated patch browser, enhanced EQ and effects, plus current 64-bit VST and AU support.
Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 features an exceptional recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano. Meticulously sampled and expertly voiced, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 provides every composer, pianist, and musician the opportunity to infuse their compositions, recordings, and performances with this truly world-class grand piano.
The SONiVOX recording philosophy relies on a simple signal chain, the finest A/D converters, and premium microphone preamps. Faithful to the original piano, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 captures each note of this cherished instrument at 16 velocity levels for exceptional dynamic accuracy.
Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 features
- Steinway 9’ CD 327 grand piano sample source.
- Meticulously sampled and expertly voiced.
- Over 11 GB of premium content.
- 16 velocity levels per note; over 1500 samples.
- 52 Solo Piano presets.
- 35 Combination patches with layered pad sounds.
- 16 Key Split Combis with bass/and or solo instruments.
- Pedal and Release element controls.
- Adjustable Limiter.
- 4-band EQ.
- Variable Reverb.
- Fine tune and transpose controls.
- 7 Velocity curves.
- MIDI Learn controller mapping.
- Integrated Patch Browser stores by attribute.
- 32- and 64-bit VST and AU support.
- RTAS support.
The Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 for Windows and Mac costs $149 USD.
More information: Sonivox / Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0
Sound Magic has released version 1.6 of its Lucky Bean Piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
The sound of Lucky Bean Piano comes from a German vintage upright, with a mellow, resonant and superb sound. Expertly tuned by technicians, this vintage upright maintains an amazing quality of sound. Not sound like a grand piano, but It is a great piano for a modern pop, rock or jazz recording.
You will find it sits well in your mix and also it will add special flavor that those grand pianos do not have to your music. During its over 70 years’ life, some of the world’s greatest pianists have recorded legendary albums on it including Duke Ellington, Van Kliburn, Chick Corea and many others.
Changes in Lucky Bean Piano v1.6
- Improved CPU usage when polyphony is high.
- Improved stability.
- Solves the issue for clipping when play chords really hard.
- Improved Sustain Pedal response.
- Many minor changes.
Lucky Bean Piano for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
More information: Sound Magic / Lucky Bean Piano