AudioThing has announced the release of Organetta, a virtual reed organ instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Organetta is a small portable reed organ made in the late 50s by the German company Hohner*. The sound is generated by an electric fan that blows air into a set of brass reeds hence the sound is reminiscent of something in between a melodica and an accordeon.
We sampled this little green friend with two mics: a large diaphragm condenser mic and a piezo attached to the chassis. The fan noise has been removed from the samples but you can choose to add it to the mix or play it alone by pressing the green keys. To add more realism we captured 6 round robin of the key down and up noises.
6 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
144 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
Two Mics (condenser and piezo).
17 sec long notes samples.
30+ sec long fan samples.
Two intensity layers.
Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
The Organetta library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 12.90 EUR until July 22nd, 2013 (regular 16 EUR).
Precisionsound has announced Gothenburg Reed Organ, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Gothenburg Reed Organ, a midsize chamber organ with suction air made by Göteborgs Orgelfabrik.
For those of you who love the sound of Precisionsound’s Langegard Pump Organ, we’re now taking a big step forward. We went back to the same instrument but re-recorded it. The Gothenburg Reed Organ consists of new samples – of every single register of the organ. This means extended possibilities to create the voice character you’re looking for.
The Gothenburg Reed Organ, NI Kontakt version is a truly virtual recreation of a reed/pump organ, with flexibility beyond the original instrument, and over four hundred samples.
You can mix the registers together by volume, and you can also fine-tune the registers against each other for a big sound. You can vary the volume with an LFO, adjust the stereo image, and more.
Gothenburg Reed Organ features
1 program for NI Kontakt version 3, 4 & 5.
7 programs for Logic EXS24.
7 programs for NI Kontakt version 2.
425 MB content (uncompressed).
Gothenburg Reed Organ costs $59 USD (includes all formats). Full version of Kontakt is required, this library does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player.
Boscomac has announced the release of Orgamundo, a free organ ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
It is a drawbar organ very sensual, very soft. This kind of musical instrument that is printed on our vinyls and that has allowed more than one of you to dance with a girl or a boy … at least in dream.
An organ of love that warms the coldest of your productions with three chords … A great classic, a must have.
The ensemble is a free download for Reaktor (full version required). Donations are appreciated.
Precisionsound has announced the release of Gospel Drawbars, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS24.
Our goal with Gospel Drawbars has not been to make a generic virtual recreation of an organ but to capture the character of a unique instrument, in this case one of the first ever Hammond organ models made, a Hammond AB from the late 1930s.
We have created a user-friendly control panel for blending a number of pre-made settings. The drawbar settings have been carefully chosen to include both mellow standards and trebles with attitude.
We recorded all the settings through the organ’s own Leslie speaker, in stereo, which gives a warm and pleasing colour to the sound. Gospel Drawbars has 22 recorded settings and 955 stereo wav samples in total, recorded at 24bits and 44.1 Sample rate.
You get 22 programs for NI Kontakt 2 and Logic EXS24. The NI Kontakt 3-5 scripted version has 22 bonus presets to start with for your own tweakings. The total size of the library uncompressed is 1.10 GB.
Gospel Drawbars costs $69 USD (download). All formats are included when you buy Gospel Drawbars. Full version of Kontakt is required.
Propellerhead has announced the release of Rotor, a rotary speaker Rack Extension for Reason.
Rotor comes complete with an included organ instrument for Reason’s Combinator, as well as a set of expertly crafted Rotor patches designed for guitar, drums, vocals and keys.
Meticulously modeled on the Leslie 122 speaker, Rotor brings its trademark vintage soul to the Reason rack, making authentic organ sounds and old-school guitar tones instantly accessible to Reason users.
Rotor carefully emulates all aspects of a rotary speaker, down to the independent rotation and acceleration of the horn and drum, and has settings for mic distance and rotation speed. Yet Rotor also takes the classic rotary speaker design into the future, with two flavors of built-in preamp distortion, control over the rotation doppler effect, the horn’s length and acceleration speed as well as CV output of the rotation, for syncing other Reason devices to Rotor’s speed and acceleration.
Extremely authentic emulation of a Leslie speaker.
Behaves just like the original. The horn part of the sound ramps up and down faster than the Drum part of the sound due to the inertia.
Looking for great tone? Just turn it on. Rotor turns simple synthesized organs into amazingly accurate organ sounds, makes guitars sound interesting, and makes vocals wide and 60’s flavored.
Fully integrated with the Reason rack. Sync other Reason devices to Rotor’s rotation speed through CV on the back.
Challenges the physical restrictions of a rotary speaker. The parameters go beyond the real world with horns twice the size and helicopter-like rotation speeds of up to 13.6hz. Just reach for the trim knobs!
Includes an organ instrument for Reason’s Combinator, and a great set of Rotor and Combinator patches for guitar, vocals, keys and drums.
Rotor is available to purchase for $49 USD / €39 EUR. Reason and Reason Essentials users can download a free, fully functional trial version for 30 days to try Rotor in their music.