K-Sounds releases Epic Grand for Motif XF/MOXF & Motif XS

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K-Sounds Epic Grand

K-Sounds has announced the release of Epic Grand for the Yamaha Motif XF/MOXF and Motif XS, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand was designed with quality in mind. The samples were recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Motif-compatible specifications for the final product. A close mic position was used, creating an up-front, studio sound. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.

Two bank sizes are included. The 505Mb bank offers eight sampled dynamic levels for realistic dynamic response across the keyboard. Additional independent elements such as damper resonance, release resonance, and hammer noise samples bring the piano to life. The 126Mb bank includes four sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, and hammer noises.

Epic Grand’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when notes are played with the damper pedal down. Sampling the actual resonance of a real piano provides authenticity that surpasses digital effects and convolution. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing users to adjust its volume or disable it altogether.

Epic Grand is designed to be incredibly playable. It was constantly played during its development to ensure that it responds dynamically and musically.

Epic Grand features

  • Close-miked samples of a Japanese grand piano.
  • 8 stereo sampled dynamic layers (505Mb bank).
  • 4 stereo sampled dynamic layers (126Mb bank).
  • True sampled damper resonance.
  • Release resonance samples.
  • Hammer noise samples.
  • Big “studio” sound with modest sample memory requirements.
  • Wide stereo image.
  • Mono compatible.
  • Fully programmed for the Motif XF / MOXF and Motif XS.
  • Designed to be incredibly playable.

Epic Grand for the Motif XF/MOXF and Motif XS is available for purchase for $125 USD. Additional formats are available.

More information: K-Sounds / Epic Grand

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K-Sounds releases Epic Grand for Korg Kronos and Kronos X

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K-Sounds Epic Grand

K-Sounds has announced the release of Epic Grand for the Korg Kronos and Kronos X, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand was designed with quality in mind. The samples were recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Kronos-compatible specifications for the final product. A close mic position was used, creating an up-front, studio sound. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.

Epic Grand offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. All samples are unlooped, lasting up to twenty seconds.

Epic Grand’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when notes are played with the damper pedal down. Sampling the actual resonance of a real piano provides authenticity that surpasses digital effects and convolution. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing it to respond to the sustain pedal in real time. Users can adjust its volume or disable it altogether.

In addition to a variety of programs, five layer / split combinations are provided. Each one blends the piano with multiple instruments that can be independently activated and disabled during a performance. A keyboardist could begin by playing solo piano, add strings, add electric piano, and then return to solo piano – all without causing a break in the sound! Taking this concept further, additional combinations focused on solo piano allow users to independently add or subtract damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noises, and damper noises.

Epic Grand is designed to be incredibly playable. It was constantly played during its development to ensure that it responds dynamically and musically.

Epic Grand features

  • Close-miked, unlooped samples up to 20 seconds long.
  • Eight sampled dynamic layers.
  • True sampled damper resonance with real-time sustain pedal response.
  • Release resonance samples.
  • Hammer noise samples.
  • Damper noise samples triggered by the sustain pedal.
  • Big “studio” sound with modest system requirements.
  • Wide stereo image.
  • Mono-compatible.
  • Custom programs and combinations provided.
  • Designed to be incredibly playable.

Epic Grand is available for purchase for $125 USD.

More information: K-Sounds / Epic Grand

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K-Sounds Organimation, B3 organ for the Korg M50

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K-Sounds Organimation

K-Sounds has released Organimation, a B3 organ library for the Korg M50.

With authentic recreations of vintage tonewheel drawbars, massively upgraded rotary speaker effects, and impressive real-time control options, Organimation unleashes the true organ power of your M50.

At the heart of Organimation are detailed recreations of all nine drawbars. We’ve programmed accurate foldback and volume contours across the keyboard so that every drawbar setting sounds authentic. We’ve also included percussion programs for both 2nd and 3rd harmonic variations.

Utilizing Combination mode, Organimation provides many classic drawbar settings and organ tones, complete with sweet-sounding tube emulation effects. And if you want to sculpt the sound yourself, these organs offer real-time drawbar control, selectable C3 chorus, and selectable percussion. Organimation for the M50 is even optimized for double manual operation! On MIDI channel 2, you’ll find three more adjustable drawbars that are already configured for bass or comping.

No B3 emulation is complete without a killer rotary speaker effect, and Organimation delivers! Two unique rotary speaker simulations provide authenticity that’s typically reserved for dedicated organ keyboards.
Rotary 1 is very wide with a glassy, shimmering high end. Rotary 2 is ultra thick, providing a depth of animation that holds it own in any mix, even without chorus added. Nothing even close is found in the M50’s factory presets.

Organimation is available to purchase for $50 USD.

More information: K-Sounds / Organimation

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K-Sounds releases Organimation

K-Sounds Organimation

K-Sounds has released Organimation, the definitive B3 organ resource for your Korg M3.

With true drawbar and percussion samples taken from a vintage tonewheel organ, massively upgraded rotary speaker effects, and impressive real-time control options, Organimation unleashes the true organ power of your M3.

At the heart of Organimation are long-looped samples of true vintage tonewheels, capturing their signature complexity, key click, and leakage. We carefully recreated all nine drawbars in the M3, constantly referring to the original, so that any drawbar setting you choose will sound authentic. We also included full-length percussion samples, programmed to provide single-trigger performance (like a real B) with harmonic and volume variations. Selectable chorus and vibrato effects are provided, and tube emulation effects further sweeten the tone.

Utilizing both Program and Combination modes, we’ve included dozens of classic drawbar settings and organ tones. And if you want to sculpt the sound yourself, the power is there like never before. All combination mode organs include up to 9-way drawbar control (8-way minimum), selectable chorus / vibrato (6 choices), selectable percussion, and the options to stop the rotary speaker, add reverb, and boost presence. As if that’s not enough, Organimation M3 is even optimized for double manual operation! On MIDI channel 2, you’ll find three more adjustable drawbars that are already configured for bass or comping.

No B3 emulation is complete without a killer rotary speaker effect, and Organimation delivers! Two unique rotary speaker simulations provide authenticity that’s typically reserved for dedicated organ keyboards.
Rotary 1 is very wide with a glassy, shimmering high end. Rotary 2 is ultra thick, providing a depth of animation that holds it own in any mix, even without chorus added. Nothing even close is found in the M3’s factory presets.

The soundset is compatible with the Korg M3-61, M3-73, M3-88 or M3-M only.

Ogranimation is available to purchase for the introductory price of $40 USD through January 31, 2010.

More information: K-Sounds / Organimation

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K-Sounds releases Signature Piano

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K-Sounds Signature Piano

K-Sounds has released Signature Piano, a virtual Yamaha C7 for Native Instruments Kontakt 2 and 3.

For decades, the Yamaha C7 grand piano has been a mainstay of top recording studios, appearing on countless recordings and giving a host of artists their signature sound. With K-Sounds Signature Piano, the C7 becomes your signature sound. Offering pristine stereo samples throughout the dynamic range and an up-front, studio sound with plenty of sustain, this piano is designed to inspire from the first note.

Signature Piano offers a unique implementation of “damper pedal” sympathetic resonance: Independent real sampled resonance is provided, not mere convolution or digital effects. Combining this resonance with pedal-up samples and damper noises yields incredibly authentic results. And because the resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, pianists can pedal naturally. Even if notes are already held when the pedal is pressed, resonance for those notes will still sound.

Signature Piano features

  • Stereo samples up to 11 velocities.
  • Unlooped, full decay up to 20 seconds.
  • Recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits. Presented at 44.1kHz, 24 bits.
  • Wide stereo image.
  • Edited for mono compatibility.
  • True sampled “damper pedal” sympathetic string resonance with independent pedal response.
  • Release resonance samples.
  • Hammer and damper noise samples.
  • Highly adjustable touch response.
  • Integrated 3-band EQ.
  • On / off and volume controls for damper resonance, release resonance, and noises.
  • Big sound with modest storage requirements.
  • Designed to be incredibly playable.

Signature Piano is available as a download for $165 USD (DVD version coming soon).

More information: K-Sounds

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