Toontrack has announced Ballads EZkeys MIDI, a collection of MIDI files for ballad music.
Toontrack is proud to present another essential songwriting toolkit for EZkeys – Ballads EZkeys MIDI.
This pack takes a broad approach to the term of ballads and covers anything from classic 70s-style progressions to the bombastic power ballads of the 80s leading up to the modern soul, pop and country songs that top the charts of today.
Ballads EZkeys MIDI features
- An extensive collection of chord progressions and playing styles for ballad music.
- Performed by a professional piano player.
- Covering straight and/or swing in 4/4 & 6/8.
The pack is available to purchase for $29 USD / 25 EUR.
More information: Toontrack / Ballads EZkeys MIDI
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on Sep 27, 2013
Dream Audio Tools has announced its End of the Summer Sale, offering a 30% discount on all its products.
Dream Audio Tools
- Dream Circle for Kontakt — Cinematic Handmade Brass Gong.
- Indie Fingers volume two: The Neck — The analog guitar tone strikes back!
- Dream Keys Complete — Cinematic piano toolbox for film music, electronic and pop.
- Indie Fingers Vol. one – The Bridge — Electric guitar fingered arpeggios and sequences.
- Repetitive Bass — Multisampled Electric bass repetitions.
- Dream Rythms — Combinable rhythms and sequences.
- Dark Dreams — Cinematic designed percussions, hits and sound effects.
The sale ends October 15th, 2013.
More information: Dream Audio Tools
Spitfire Audio has announced Plucked Piano, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
As composers we’re always on that quest to find a “lead” string instrument that does the job of a piano, harp, or guitar without sounding like one, without having the stereotypical association. Or indeed that can play like a dulcimer or cimbalom, but doesn’t have the geographical connection or insinuation. So Spitfire took quarter of a million pounds worth of concert grand heard on countless film scores, from Harry Potter to Inception, and… well, we plucked it.
Recorded by Jake Jackson at one of the finest scoring stages in the world: Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, through an array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps, to a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine and then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters: this is an unparalleled signal chain.
We’ve sampled the full range of the piano diatonically with two plucking styles; finger pad and nail with a selection of mic positions for you to mix to get up front and personal. Or a more contextual perspective that will mix seamlessly in with your Albion and BML ranges of orchestral tools. What’s more, we’ve included both direct and tape signals for if you’d prefer pristine and clean to that rounded top and tidy bottom of tape!
In addition to the main delight we have included a fun box of sound design presented in our custom synth front engine to Kontakt which you can use to add some spice to your productions!
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £20 GBP until October 10th, 2013 (RRP £25 GBP). Requires Kontakt full version.
More information: Spitfire / Plucked Piano
P5Audio has launched the Platinum Piano Bundle, a bundle of 3 piano sample packs.
For beat makers looking to add platinum sounding piano riffs to your beats, this is your product. We’ve taken 3 of our hottest piano products and bundled them into this one low cost pack.
Featuring over 380 individual loops, and over 1150 chopped lick piano, all royalty free and recorded on a live grand piano using class A gear.
Featuring original Hip Hop, RnB and Gospel ideas, this product includes over 3 GB on content. Add a live big studio piano sound to your production today.
The bundle is available to purchase for $89.99 USD.
More information: P5Audio / Platinum Piano Bundle
Loopmasters has released Atmospheric Pianos, a collection of piano loops by Sarah DeCoursy.
Sarah is an incredible musician, producer, songwriter, musical director who over her impeccable career to date has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music today and if there is one thing she knows, it’s to write a killer top line!
Atmospheric Pianos is wonderful collection of inspiring Piano loops that can be used in all modern productions from Classical to Pop and Electronic Music. The loops have been meticulously recorded and performed by Sarah using her much loved top end electric piano and fed into high end outboard equipment and sampled at 24Bit 44.1 KHz, at tempos ranging between 75 and 120BPM
The pack is divided into four themes including Atmospheric and Effected, Chords, Melodic and Riffs. Every loop is also available as a MIDI file giving producers the tools to use their own plugins or MIDI compatible Synths or even extract the DNA to help with creating bass lines to accompany the loops.
Atmospheric Pianos features
- 869 MB content, 24-bit/44.1KHz.
- 33 atmospheric and effected loops, 32 chord arrangements, 32 melodic loops, 32 riffs.
- 129 MIDI files.
- 129 REX2 files.
The sample library costs £29.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Atmospheric Pianos