eSoundz releases Classic Rock Piano and Ocean Way Drums SE, ReFills for Reason

eSoundz Classic Rock Piano & Ocean Way Drums SE

eSoundz has announced the release of two new ReFills for Propellerhead Reason: Classic Rock Piano and Ocean Way Drums SE.

The Classic Rock Piano from Sonic Reality is an audiophile 6-velocity multisampled instrument recorded by legendary producer / engineer Ken Scott (The Beatles, Supertramp, David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd and more), the artistic hand behind our EpiK DrumS collection.

This classic Steinway grand piano was recorded at Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California, a recording studio space formerly known as American Recording, where many legendary artists have recorded: Carlos Santana, Billy Preston, Three Dog Night, Bonnie Raitt, Meat Loaf, Joe Cocker, Rob Thomas among many others. The piano was recorded through the studio s famous Trident A Range console using the same microphones and miking techniques that Ken Scott has used to record on famous classic rock records. A world class expressive piano instrument, the all new Classic Rock Piano is ready to be the centerpiece of your next piano-based masterpiece. You can also purchase this product for the Yamaha Motif XS and XF at Motifator.com. Coming soon for other formats!

The Classic Rock Piano ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of $69 USD (MSRP $99 USD).

Ocean Way Drums SE is a collection of three libraries for both Reason and Infinite Player for Kontakt.

Each Volume includes 5 stereo drum kits recorded with 3 different ambiences (15 total kits per volume) at the legendary Ocean Way Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Ocean Way Drums SE was created by acclaimed producer/engineers Allen Sides and Steven Miller in the famous Studio B of Ocean Way Recording. The remarkable acoustics of Ocean Way s historic Studio B enabled each instrument to be recorded at the optimal distance and angle – and with the microphones that best captured the full frequency and dynamic range of that instrument. Ocean Way Drums SE puts the sound and power of Ocean Way Recording, the most awarded studio complex in the world, right in your hands! For the Infinite Player version, the Infinite Player is required, but for a limited time, we will include the Infinite Player for free if you do not already have it (a $50 value!). Also coming soon for SampleTank!

Ocean Way Drums SE is available to purchase at the introductory price of $79 USD per volume (MSRP $99 USD per volume).

More information: eSoundz

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EastWest announces Rocktober Special

EastWest Rocktober Special

EastWest has announced the Rocktober Special, a chance to save 53% off the individual retail price of any 3 EastWest/Quantum Leap virtual instruments in October.

The standard edition of the ROCKTOBER PACK features MINISTRY OF ROCK, GOLIATH, and FAB FOUR. If purchasers have one or more of the standard selection, they can change any or all of the 3 virtual instruments and still get more than 53% off the retail price. The product selection may increase the overall price.

Sound on Sound Magazine called MINISTRY OF ROCK “a screeching, howling, booming, clanging, clattering, bashing noise-fest that will fool your neighbors into thinking you have a tame death-metal band lurking in your studio”. MOR is a huge modern day rock toolkit that covers a myriad of styles that’s perfect for songwriters and composers.

GOLIATH is a massive virtual instrument that includes over 180 instruments and over 600 patches. It features Drums, percussion, guitars, keyboards, pianos, orchestra, choir/vocals and more. GOLIATH is a Swiss army knife of songwriting/composing that you will reach for time and time again.

Inspired by the signature sounds of the Beatles, the MIPA Award-Winning FAB FOUR includes authentic and rare acoustic and electric guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, stringed and other misc instruments, all played through and recorded on the same kind of vintage equipment used at Abbey Road Studios by Beatle’s engineer KEN SCOTT and EASTWEST multiple-award winning producer DOUG ROGERS.

The ROCKTOBER PACK can be customized to suit a customer’s individual needs. Eligible products include Quantum Leap Ministry Of Rock, EW/QL Goliath, EW Fab Four, EW/QL Pianos, Quantum Leap Gypsy, Quantum Leap Ra, Quantum Leap Silk, EW/QL Symphonic Choirs, EW/QL Symphonic Choirs Bundle, EW/QL Symphonic Orchestra, Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2, Quantum Leap Stormdrum PRO Bundle, and Quantum Leap Voices of Passion. Any combination can be built at over 53% off the retail price.

The Rocktober Pack is available until October 31, 2010 for $595 USD / 429 EUR. Custom packs are hand assembled and shipped in one package, usually ship within 2 business days.

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline Europe

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Sonic Reality announces Ultimate Studio Drums Bundle II: The Sequel Group Buy

eSoundz Ultimate Studio Drums Bundle II: The Sequel

Sonic Reality has announced a new group buy, the Ultimate Studio Drums Bundle II: The Sequel.

We are pleased to announce the sequel to last year’s BIG HIT group buy “Ultimate Studio Drums Bundle II: The Sequel”. More Drum Kits from Legendary Drummers, More Convolution Impulse Responses from Famous Studios. More Midi Grooves from companies like Groove Monkee and Sonic Reality… and more surprise bonus extras all for a price as low as $99!

Ultimate Studio Drums Bundle II: The Seque

Everything in the “Ultimate Studio Drums Bundle II: The Sequel Group Buy” is downloadable (an alternate DVD version will be available in March). This is a limited-time bundle that includes the following kits that are playable from Sonic Reality’s latest Infinite Player plug-in powered by Kontakt Player 4:

  • 25 Drum Masters 2 Signature Drum Kits featuring drum kits of legendary drummers such as John Blackwell (Prince, Diddy), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny Group), Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson), Nick D Virgilio (Genesis, Tears for Fears), Ed Greene (Steely Dan) and drum kits in the style of Classic Rock, Jazz and Soul!
  • More Ambient Impulse Responses from some of the best studios in the world to use with Infinite Player/Kontakt’s convolution reverb including some recorded by legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Elton John…)
  • Over 1,000 iMap and GM format Midi Grooves from Groove Monkee and Sonic Reality.

You can join the Group Buy until Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

More information: eSoundz

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Sonic Reality announces EpiK DrumS – A Ken Scott Collection

Sonic Reality EpiK DrumS - A Ken Scott Collection

Sonic Reality has announced EpiK DrumS – A Ken Scott Collection, a massive virtual instrument/plug-in for drum kits and grooves with the authentic sound and feel of classic rock records.

It features five of the world’s best drummers recorded by legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott.

In EpiK DrumS, Ken recreated the drum sounds of multitrack studio sessions he recorded with David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John, and The Beatles.

Authentic classic drum sounds were achieved from using the same rare recording equipment; the same instruments; expert technical assistance from Ross Garfield “The Drum Doctor”; advanced sound development by Sonic Reality; and collaboration with the original drummers Bill Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey, Bob Siebenberg, and Rod Morgenstein.

All together this makes up one of the most EPIK productions ever for a software drum instrument.

EpiK DrumS – A Ken Scott Collection features

  • Virtual Drum & Groove Instrument/Plug-in for authentic classic drums.
  • Multi-track drum kits and audio grooves recorded by legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott.
  • Unique Kits and Grooves of top drummers: Bill Cobham, Bob Siebenberg, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey and Rod Morgenstein.
  • Over 80 Gigabytes of high quality 24 bit drum samples.
  • Over 2,000 audio grooves ranging from classic rock and pop time signatures to fusion and unique style complex grooves rarely found in sample libraries.
  • Seven Advanced Expressive Drum Kits in the style of artists such as David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles.
  • Flexible mix and match kit pieces for unlimited custom drum kits as well as percussion.
  • “Out of the box” album mixes by Ken Scott as well as discrete mixing control for both instant gratification and flexibility.
  • Midi Drum Kits mapped in GM, iMap™, V-Drum™, Performance and Custom modes with midi learn for the ability to play from a keyboard or any electronic drum kit.
  • Includes Sonic Reality’s proprietary Multi-track Rex™ Grooves which are real live-played drum loops mapped to the keyboard. Snap to the tempo of your host while providing full discrete mic mixing capability between directs, overheads, room and more.
  • Comes with the Infinite Player powered by Kontakt for compatibility as a plug-in for every major DAW as well as stand alone for the Mac and PC.
  • Mix and match custom kits compatible with other Drum Masters series titles.
  • The combination of authentic grooves and playable drum kits allows you to create the most realistic drum tracks for your music..

EpiK DrumS is now available for pre-order from all Sonic Reality dealers for $599 USD (shipping Q4, 2009).

More information: Sonic Reality / EpiK DrumS

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