SampleTekk has announced the release of TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Grand Piano used for the TVBO is a Yamaha C7. One of the most popular studio grands. Well known for its detailed, rich, full sound.
The recordings took place at OAL studios in Stockholm, Sweden and we used two types of microphones, Neumann SM2, a stereo microphone and a pair of Neumann U89.
TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand features
- 31 velocity levels.
- More than 7399 samples.
- TimeVel Release Technology.
- Sympathetic Resonance.
- Real Pedalling.
- Controllable volume for key/pedal noise.
- Two different mixable microphone perspectives.
- Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and Resonance.
- 24 bit 44.1 stereo samples.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until July 31st, 2014 (regular $249 USD). Requires Kontakt 4 full version or higher.
More information: SampleTekk / TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand
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