The Drum Broker has launched The Clinic and Minor Scales, two new sample pack from Cardiak.
Fresh out of the HeartFelt lab Cardiak is back with another kit of sick drums. The Clinic, a composition of the triumphant kicks and sharp snares from all of Cardi‘s most recent music. Including sounds found in the songs of Royce Da 5‘9″, Scarface & French Montana etc. Purchase The Clinic and add that Cardiak flare to your production today and watch the transformation of your beats immediately.
Cardiak Returns With A Brand New Kit Straight from The Labs At HeartFelt Music Group. Cardi gives you all insight on the piano in its most minor details. From chords to progression Cardiak gives you dark, melodic piano loops just for your production formed Piano Loops in WAV format.
The Clinic is available for purchase for $24.99 USD, Minor Scales is $19.99 USD.
More information: The Drum Broker
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VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on Cinematic Grand, offering a 50% discount on the virtual piano instrument by Antisample.
The Cinematic Grand is a Yamaha C2 concert grand piano, beautifully recorded by Antisample, that just inspires great music (listen to the demos!).
With intuitive interface controls, meticulously recorded samples and intricate scripting for realistic pedaling and sustain modeling, the Cinematic Grand is the perfect choice for productions ranging from classical, jazz and contemporary pop to ambience, soft rock and of course film scoring.
Cinematic Grand features
- Digital download only (274.5 MB).
- Full version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or higher required.
- Recorded in 16 bit / 48Khz.
- 5 velocity layers per note.
- 765 discrete samples.
- Re-pedaling and half-pedaling functionality.
- Scripted release envelope for realistic damper emulation.
- 3 custom Convolution Reverbs.
The library is available from VST Buzz for $24.50 USD until July 29th, 2014.
More information: VST Buzz
Hephaestus has released Steinway Grand 2, a free compact piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This is the 2nd version of our Steinway piano. It uses the same samples of the 1st version, but we’ve fixed a lot of sound issues and increased the sound quality. If you want to try it…please, it’s FREE!
Steinway Grand 2 features
- 44.1KHz 16-bit Stereo sample resolution.
- Looped samples.
- 3-band EQ to adjust the sound.
- IR Reverb knob (new).
- Key-off switch to enable/disable the key-off noise.
- Fixed the bad flanger effect when pressing the sustain pedal (new).
- Totally redesigned the script that controls the sustain pedal behaviour (new).
- Harmonics / Resonance effects with IR (new).
- Some notes have been retuned and adjusted EQ dynamics (new).
- 48 MB size.
- Kontakt 5.2 or newer required (Kontakt Player not supported).
The library is a free download.
More information: Hephaestus
ADSR Sounds has introduced Quicklessons Piano Course, an 8 hour video course of high-quality piano lessons by Ozie Cargile.
Quicklessons is perfect for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn piano by ear. Taught by award-winning composer/pianist Ozie Cargile, these video tutorials focus on the skills needed to hear, play, chart and improvise your own music.
Quicklessons Piano Course features
- 143 lectures and 8 hours of content!
- The basics of music theory on piano.
- How to play all major and minor scales and chords for every key.
- Chord progressions for a wide range of songs and music genres.
- How to put melodies and harmonies together.
- Improvisation and music expansion techniques.
- Solfege and ear-training sessions.
- How to read chord charts and sheet music.
- Great tips for singers and songwriters.
- Lots of fun!
The course is available from ADSR for $197 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Quicklessons Piano Course
MSXII Sound Design has launched Steinway Stabs, a new collection of samples from a Steinway and Sons 1910 Vertegrand piano.
As a family heirloom dating back to the 1960′s, we’ve now decided to put this incredible instrument out in it’s most pure form.
Steinway pianos have a history of fine craftsmanship and resonance. This piano still has the ivory keytops and original strings. The Vertegrand is literally their model Grand piano flipped upright. This improves overall resonance and tone which sets it apart from other upright studio pianos.
If you want authentic, real, and legendary piano samples in your arsenal, look no further!
Steinway Stabs features
- Live recorded samples in 16bit .wav form of a Steinway and Sons 1910 Vertegrand Piano.
- Numerous playable chords including Maj and Min in various keys and inversions.
- Focused on more colorful chords; sus4 chords with +9 and +13 chords.
- Includes block chords and the arpeggiated attacks.
- A sound that cannot be replicated due to the natural de-tuning of certain keys inducing tones and harmonics not achievable otherwise.
- Most chords with root on C, but can be mapped to fit whatever key you’re working in.
- Pair with octave bass notes for pure jazz.
- Samples organized by folders with key & chord info.
- Compatible with all major software DAWs and hardware samplers.
The pack is available from the Drum Broker for $34.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker
Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on Addictive Keys Studio Collection, a bundle of three essential instruments for songwriters by XLN Audio.
Everyones’ needs might be different, but everyone needs outstanding keyboard sounds. That’s why we created the Addictive Keys Studio Collection. With the majestic Studio Grand, the intimate Modern Upright, and the warm and gorgeous Mark One, you’ll be ready no matter where your inspiration takes you.
- Includes full Addictive Keys engine
- Three essential instruments
- Incredibly fast load times
The collection is 50% off at Plugin Boutique until July 7th, 2014.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Addictive Keys Studio Collection
Sound Magic has announced the release of Imperial Grand with Neo Piano Hybrid Modelling Engine, the successor of the “Imperial Grand” virtual piano instrument.
Imperial Grand starts with the famous dark, rich Bösendorfer tone. By using the newly developed Neo Piano Engine, Imperial Grand reproduces the magnificent dynamic and various timbre colors of a Bösendorfer 290 SE.
The unique feature of Imperial Grand is that you can forge your own sound with it. Through our online customize sound system, you can easily forge your personal sound. You not only get a standard Bösendorfer sound ,but also get a sound fit for your taste. And more important, other Imperial Grand users do not have this sound because it is customized for you only. This makes Imperial Grand unique to you and cannot duplicate. It will become your “secret ” weapon in your music production.
Neo Piano features a custom built Hybrid DFD/RAM system. It is a very flexible system which can be optimized for different playing applications. If you are using an old system with low RAM,DFD will work well. If you are using a top performance 64bit system with plenty of RAM, you can choose to play Neo Piano totally from RAM. A balance of DFD and RAM samples can be utilized to optimize general performance. In All cases Sound Quality remains at the highest level. For live stage performances, the entire piano sample set can be loaded into RAM, removing any worries about OS interference with Hard Disc access. For Studio and Composition use, DFD is ideal with modern computers.
A major breakthrough in Neo Piano Engine is the resonance engine. Every Grand Piano has a very large soundboard which reflects sound which resonates together with the piano’s wood body. This is a continuous process and makes every note sound unique. In order to simulate this behavior, Sound Magic first captures multi angle IRs from the soundboard, then applies ground-breaking technology to convert those IRs into Resonance Engine Algorithms. The result is an amazing concert hall sound reproduction full of life.
Imperial Grand for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 129 EUR/$169 USD/£105 GBP.
More information: Sound Magic / Imperial Grand