Goldbaby has launched DFS Blue, a virtual synthesizer instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS-24.
Goldbaby is a huge fan of hybrid analog/digital synths. This pack was lovingly sampled from some of these amazing instruments: PPG Wave 2.2, DSI Prophet 12, Ensoniq SQ80, Kawai K3m, Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 and the Oto Biscuit (Der Oto). 1.5 GB of samples lovingly recorded through high end studio equipment.
The EXS24 version has plenty of patches and these patches can be edited further using EXS-24 extensive synth like controls.
The Kontakt version has a very useful GUI with plenty of synth controls to customize the sounds and also has a great little sequencer!
DFS Blue features
264 patches for EXS-24 / Kontakt 5.
2021 wav samples (24 bit, 1.5 GB).
Kontakt version includes custom GUI with synth controls & sequencer.
Requires Logic Pro 9.1 or higher, Kontakt 5 full version.
The sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.
Old Tape Piano is a grand piano that has been sampled in mono using a low quality cassette recorder. It has a lofi vibe to it, without sacrificing dynamics and 8 velocity layers.
W-Honky is a vintage keys library that is similar to the “Mrs Mills” piano sound from Abbey Road Studios used by the Beatles, Elliot Smith etc. The sound was achieved by combining a vertical piano (Kawai from 1984) with a digitally processed metal sound for the attack. The signal is slightly detuned to achieve the honky tonk sound.
Both libraries require the full version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher (Old Tape piano is available in EX24 format also).
The bundle is available to purchase for $12.50 USD until July 16th, 2013 (50% off regular).
We all love the advent of computer music and the idea of taking a laptop to a gig with you, but there is still something to be said for hardware. Imagine having the reliability of hardware, at the same time, having the same detail, precision, and clarity of a plugin.
AcousticsampleS, in partnership with Gospel Musicians are now bringing the most realistic, organic, and playable grand piano sounds ever created for the Yamaha Motif XS and XF keyboards. With no loops and natural sustain, all 5 pianos have a distinct sound and character that will make you fee like you are playing a real acoustic piano.
Acoustic Pianos for Yamaha Motif XS/XF
5 acoustic pianos by Acousticsamples
B-Piano Upright, an old, out of tune, mechanically imperfect but still usable upright piano.
A-Piano Grand piano,an old French Gaveau piano. Gaveau was a French piano manufacturer. The company was established in 1847 in Paris and used to be one of the three largest piano makers in France (after Érard and Pleyel). This particular piano was build in 1960 and is refereed to as a “crapaud” (“Petite Grand” in English), which means that it’s a little smaller than a “quart de queue” (baby grand). It has a very particular sound, very bright and full of “inharmonicity” in the bass due to the short length of the strings.
Kawai-EX Pro sample Library, a powerful and bright 9-foot (276cm) Kawai EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC.
Academic Grand, a 1963 Steinway D concert grand which has seen countless recitals and concerts over the years where it served as the University of Arkansas’ primary concert instrument.
Old Black Grand, an old Pleyel Grand Piano (F-71240 model from 1928) with vintage gear like a Studer console and tube microphones, it has the rich and warm sound of the old jazz/blues or even classical music recordings.
3-Velocity layers per piano.
Full sustain notes (no looping).
Separate volume assignments for release and sustain sounds.
Fits on 512MB RAM or Flash.
44kHz/16-bit Stereo Samples.
The libraries are available to purchase for the introductory price of $49.99 USD each (regular $99.99 USD), or in a bundle of all five for $199.99 USD (regular $299.99 USD) until November 5th, 2012.
Synth Magic has announced Digital Love Child, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Synth Magic’s Digital Love Child includes waveforms taken from various synthesizers.
This Kontakt instrument is a collection of waveforms taken from lots of different synthesisers. Synths such as Korg DSS-1, Kawai K5, Moog Phatty, Sid Chip, 1000p additive synth, Evolution Evs1, Quasimidi synths, CX5m have all been sampled through valve pre-amps and placed under the control of a custom GUI.
Digital Love Child features
Nearly 2GB of samples recorded through valve pre-amps using high quality converters.
Custom Kontakt GUI Interface (by Flavours of Lime).
Over 200 presets included randing from pads, keys, bass, weird alien drones and 60’s sci-fi, dance stabs, digital clangs and abstractions, vector sounds, additive risers the list goes on.
The sound library is available to pre-order for £14.95 GBP. Download links will be sent on June 3rd, 2012.
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