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Pakotec Samples releases Piano Melodies Vol.5

Pakotec Samples Piano Melodies Vol.5

Pakotec Samples has announced Piano Melodies Vol.5, a new ‘Piano Melodies Series’ sample pack, featuring a rare collection of 50 unique and fresh melodies in MIDI & WAV format.

These melodies are suitable for R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Jazz, Blues, and even cinematic genres and inspired by the best piano compositions of the past decade. With these winning fresh melodies and your special synth sounds, you can make your next best-selling hit!

This premium quality pack contains 50 MIDI loops & 50 Wav Loops that are ready-to-use at any time and are organized by scales and tempo.

All phrases are 100% Royalty-Free and ready to be used in any personal or commercial music.

The pack is available to purchase for $14.99 USD.

More information: Pakotec Samples / Piano Melodies Vol.5

SampleTekk The Big One 60% off at VST Buzz

SampleTekk The Big One

VST Buzz is offering a 60% discount on The Big One piano sample library by SampleTekk, for a limited time only.

Get a HUGE 60% off the aptly named piano sample library – “The Big One”, from Sampletekk. Weighing in at over 6GB (zipped!), this is an absolute beast of a piano library, offering an incredibly realistic sound, for a very affordable price.

“The Big One” is a Yamaha C7 piano recorded with a massive 31 velocity layers per note, offering a huge dynamic range. Perfect for pop, rock, underscore, hip hop – this is a piano library you’ll use forever. Check out the audio demos and video for an idea of how awesome this is!

The library is available from VST Buzz for $79 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $199 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

Toontrack releases Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI

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Toontrack Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI

Toontrack has announced the release of Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI, a new MIDI pack for the EZkeys Line.

Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI comes with a wide selection of playing styles for all the creative facets of jazz ballads through the ages.

From the traditional melodic sophistication of the “Jazz Age” in the early 1900s to the cool and saturated harmonics of the post-war times, leading up to the free spirit of avant-garde and all the way to the many faces of more modern-day jazz.

This collection of piano MIDI truly is a creative tool and a comprehensive introduction to the awe-inspiring tonalities of the genre. See it as a toehold for you to stand on before you throw yourself into the unending well of inspiration to make your very own rendition of what a jazz ballad is – to you.

Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI features

  • An extensive collection of chord progressions and playing styles for jazz ballads.
  • Performed by Thiago Pinheiro.
  • Covering straight and/or swing in 3/4, 4/4, 5/4 & 6/8.

The MIDI pack is available to purchase for 25 EUR / $29 USD.

More information: Toontrack / Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI

Rattly And Raw releases The Stupidly huge toy pianos and friends

Rattly And Raw has announced The Stupidly huge toy pianos and friends, a toy piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Rattly And Raw The Stupidly huge toy pianos and friends

Toy pianos are usually limited to being a great little additional tinkly instrument, but with usually only a few keys, a simple additional colour at best!
Not for Rattly And Raw…
We were not going to be put off by the annoyingly small key range of real toy pianos! We loved the sound and wanted to expand the tiny key-range of this childish characterful sound into, well, a huge key-range of childish characterful sound.

So we did…

Two massive 5 octave toy pianos constructed from genuine toy piano recordings, loose tines, prepared piano recordings, celeste recordings, multiple mic positions, convolution based body resonance and lots of tweaking.

The Stupidly huge toy pianos & friends features

  • Two multisampled FIVE OCTAVE toy piano instruments.
  • Controls to mix between different mic options and layers.
  • Lofi/fx controls.
  • 2 custom made convolution reverbs.
  • Velocity manager (super useful for dialling in performance data).
  • 2 multisampled concert celestes with loads of controls and options.
  • 4 other bonus instruments including two toy pianos, a set of suspended tines and a basic prepared piano.
  • Over 3GB of samples (uncompressed).

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £20 GBP.

More information: Rattly And Raw / Stupidly huge toy pianos & friends

SampleTekk releases Grand White MkII for Kontakt

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SampleTekk has released White Grand MkII, a virtual piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SampleTekk Grand White MkII

Since the samplers has been become more advanced and the White Grand still are one of our most popular pianos, we decided to bring it up to date and add some functions in the line of the original ideas.

We also added hammerback and pedalnoise samples. Then we added our True Resonance feature and used Kontakts scripting facilities to make Real Time/True Pedaling, Sympathetic Resonance and some other nifty features, and, Voila: The White Grand MkII

White Grand MkII features

  • 16 velocity levels.
  • More the 9000 samples.
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise.
  • Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and True Resonance.
  • 24 bit 44.1 stereo samples.

The White Grand MkII is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79 USD (MSRP $149 USD). The upgrade for White Grand owners is $30 USD.

More information: SampleTekk / White Grand MkII

Famous Audio releases Atmospheric Piano Themes

Famous Audio Atmospheric Piano Themes

Famous Audio has launched Atmospheric Piano Themes, a collection of 20 cinematic crescendos and heart-wrenching piano phrases.

This pack brings you 20 professionally played and inspiring piano themes and 20 meticulously programmed MIDI files range at 70/90/100 BPM with duration from 1:00 up to 1:30. We have given you as much flexibility as possible – that will perfectly fit into your productions.

All loops are perfectly matched, sound great, and are free of artifacts. This natural sounding piano will work in just about any track mix. MIDI files allow you to assign these melodic phrases to your favorite synth or sampler, allowing them to slot perfectly into your production. Simply drag and drop or import your chosen file into your sequencer software. You’re then free to get creative to re-arrange the musical phrase exactly as you want it, add your own unique sound and build up your new track!

The pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Famous Audio / Atmospheric Piano Themes

Sound Dust releases GrandThrift autoHarp² for Kontakt

Sound Dust has announced GrandThrift autoHarp², a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sound Dust GrandThrift AutoHarp2

GrandThrift autoHarp² is what happens when you mate a tiny autoharp with a full sized grand piano. She’s an impossible hybrid instrument with four different string layers that create unique pianoish, plucky, autoharpy sounds.

This strangely beautiful offspring weighs in at a fairly hefty but graceful 380mb and contains 4 separate and individually adjustable layers of multi-velocity samples from every note of both instruments.

GrandThrift autoHarp² features

  • 4 different sound articulations: picked autoharp, palm muted autoharp, binaural autoharp, binaural plucked grand piano.
  • Multisampled with up to 4 velocity levels.
  • Advanced architecture with automatable control of volume, octave tuning, pan, volume envelope, tremolo and delay per voice.
  • 69 specially created convolution reverb impulses recorded from real spaces, expensive hardware, and some less obvious sources including a Roland Space Echo, Lexicon reverb and the stage of Glyndebourne opera house.
  • Leslie effect, cabinet modelling and morphing EQ.
  • Selectable and adjustable release group.
  • Round robin sample swapping for extra realism.
  • MIDI timing jitter for even more realism.
  • 19 “starter” presets in Kontakt 4 and 5 format.
  • A handwritten manual.

GrandThrift autoHarp² is available to purchase for £20 GBP. The update is free for previous users. Full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 required.

More information: Sound Dust / GrandThrift autoHarp²

SampleTekk releases Rain Piano MkII for Kontakt

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SampleTekk has announced the release of Rain Piano MkII, an update to the piano library inspired by Tom Waits’ ”Mule Variation” album.

SampleTekk Rain Piano MkII
Rain Piano MkII features Sympathetic Resonance – The life & soul of the piano.

Since the samplers has been become more advanced and the Rain Piano still are one of our most popular pianos, we decided to bring it up to date and add some functions in the line of the original ideas. So, we got the original master recordings out, (and they where in 24 bits), made some refinements to them and built the instrument from scratch.

We also added hammerback and pedalnoise samples and release samples. Then we added our True Resonance feature and used Kontakts scripting facilities to make Real Time/True Pedaling, Sympathetic Resonance and some other nifty features, and, Voila: The Rain Piano MkII!

Rain Piano MkII features

  • Up to 11 velocity levels.
  • True Resonance.
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise.
  • Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and True Resonance.
  • 24 bit 44.1 stereo samples.

The library is available to purchase for $79 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or higher.

More information: SampleTekk / Rain Piano MkII