Synthogy announces Ivory II download products

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Synthogy has announced that all of its Ivory II virtual piano products are now available both as boxed products and via digital delivery.

Synthogy Ivory II

Authorized music products resellers may order Synthogy products through ILIO’s Skuport digital delivery system. ILIO is Synthogy’s exclusive North American distributor.

When a customer orders the download version of any Ivory II virtual piano product from an authorized reseller, the reseller may place a custom purchase order at When the order is placed Skuport automatically processes the purchase order and sends download links and serial codes directly to the customer through the reseller’s email account. This method protects the reseller’s relationship with their customer while providing the quickest, most reliable method of digital delivery in the industry.

Synthogy products available for download include:

  • Ivory II-Grand Pianos, a collection of three classic grand pianos including the Bosendorfer(R) Imperial Grand, German Steinway(R) D Concert Grand and Yamaha(R) C7 Grand.
  • Ivory II-American Concert D, featuring a famous New York Steinway D selected by Steinway for artist promotion and concert hall specification.
  • Ivory II-Italian Grand, the 10 foot concert grand used by music’s most influential artists.
  • Ivory II-Upright Pianos, a collection of four hand-selected upright pianos including a new Yamaha U5, a 1914 A.M. Hume vintage upright, a honky tonk barroom piano, and a real tack piano, all suitable for modern rock, retro and vintage music.

All Synthogy products come with the Ivory II piano engine, which features their exclusive Harmonic Resonance Modeling, half pedaling, lid position control, adjustable pedal noise, tuning tables, parametric EQ, lush reverb, a synth layer, plus many other features. The products may be used as plug-ins in a digital audio workstation or stand-alone.

More information: Synthogy


Producers Choice releases DopeKeyz sample pack

The Producers Choice has announced DopeKeyz, a new sample pack featuring a collection of authentic piano loops.

Producers Choice DopeKeyz

You can use DopeKeyz to make gorgeous sounding piano based tracks. It’s easy and fast – and you don’t need to know how to play…

We brought in our classically trained pianist to record some professional, “urban themed”, super high quality piano loops. These are perfect for using as the base to a great hip hop anthem or a smooth RnB beat…

And they are royalty free. You can use them to make a dope track – and you don’t need to worry if it becomes a breakout hit.

DopeKeyz features

  • 100% Royalty Free, Urban Piano Loops SUPER High Quality recording chain used to capture the BEST sound possible.
  • Ready to go piano – perfect to build a track around, just add drums, bassline etc.
  • 330MB download size, over 200 loops in total.
  • WAV format – with MIDI Files Included – so you can use the melodies with other synths / instruments.

The sample library is available for purchase for $47 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / DopeKeyz


Nord intros Electro 5 keyboard series at NAMM 2015

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Nord has announced that it will introduce its new Electro 5 stage keyboard series at NAMM 2015.

Nord Electro 5

With enhancements to every area of the instrument, the Electro 5 redefines Nord’s legendary live keyboard. From every sound-generating section, its user-interface and to its functionality, the Electro 5 is more refined, more live-focused, and more flexible than ever.

Highlights include 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library, 256 MB memory for the Nord Sample Library, the ability to Split and Layer sounds and a big OLED display.

The Nord Electro 5 will be shown for the first time at NAMM Show 2015 in Anaheim, California, January 22-25th, in booth #6464. All models will ship in April 2015, pricing TBA.

More information: Nord / Electro 5


Singomakers releases Emotional Piano Themes Vol. 3

Singomakers has released Emotional Piano Themes Vol. 3, a new collection of piano samples and MIDI files.

Singomakers Emotional Piano Themes Vol.3

This sample collection contains 20 Wav and 35 Midi Emotional Piano Loops with durations from 0:40 to 1:50.

Emotional Piano Themes Vol. 3 is extremely useful for any producer who wants to add some emotions to their tracks, and fits perfectly in Film Productions, Ambient, Chill Out, Hip Hop, Dubstep and a lot more!

This Collection is produced by Alexandr Antonovsky, author of bestselling Singomakers collections “Epic Movie Themes” and previous “Emotional Piano Themes” releases.

The sample pack is available for purchase from Loopmasters for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Singomakers / Emotional Piano Themes Vol. 3


Cinematique Instruments releases Ensemblia for Kontakt

Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Ensemblia, a modern chamber orchestra library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematique Instruments Ensemblia

ENSEMBLIA is the sound of a modern chamber orchestra that lets you easily write organic and truly natural music. A selected range of classical instruments combined with a fine mix of unique sounds are ready for your cinematic suspense, drama and comedy or even to give a special spice to your pop and R’n’B tracks.

Ensemblia was built to easily create beautiful polyphonic chamber arrangements and textures while you are just playing chords or single notes. We didn´t recorded phrases, a powerful 16step arranger will do it.

Ensemblia can layer up to 7 instruments at the same time and gives you a quick access to a broad range of timbres and tone colors while playing. A special voicing engine will split your notes and chords automatically into separate voices and lets you individually assign them to each particular instrument.

Building Ensemblia we aimed to create a modern minimalistic ensemble sound inspired by composers such as Michael Nyman, Philip Glass or Steve Reich. Ensemblia is a really helpful and inspiring tool for composers.

Ensemblia features

  • Instruments include violin, a viola, a cello and a horn in several articulation such as spiccato, staccato, pizzicato and long notes (normal, ponticello, harmonics), up to 5 velocity layer and 4 round robin variations.
  • Also includes Baritone Trombone (re-recorded), Marimba (C2-C5), Alto Glockenspiel, Upright Piano, Shruti Box, and Bowed Psaltery from the Cinematique Instruments library.
  • 2 separate patches: „longs“ and „shorts“. Instruments are spread over 7 slots – each of them provide separate mixing and editing options in order to compose the ensemble at your own requirements.
  • Kontakt interface with a master page and a mixer page, and shorts patch has an additional arranger page that lets you define and built up polyphonic 16 step patterns.
  • Both patches have a Voicing engine that lets you easily spread certain voices to particular instruments. While playing notes or chords Ensemblia automatically analyzes your playing and splits all incoming notes into 5 voices which are low – midlow – mid – midhigh – high. You can separately assign these 5 voices to each instrument at your own requirements.
  • The Arranger, a powerful 16 step ostinato engine that sets the velocity, the voicing and the octave for each step and instrument separately. The arranger plays the flexible pattern using only notes and chords that you are holding down. As a result you get versatile and inspiring musical patterns and riffs playable in all ranges and speed variations. There are no pre-recorded phrases. Optionally you can play in- or off-sync.

The library is available for purchase for 179 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4.22 full version.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Ensemblia


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