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SampleTekk announces Rain Piano MkII

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SampleTekk has introduced Rain Piano MkII, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Rain Piano has become a synonym for character upright pianos and has been used in countless productions, both in film and music.

Now we have made a great thing even better!

Rain Piano MkII features

  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • True Resonance.
  • Real Time Pedalling.
  • True Pedalling.
  • User controllable Hammer Noise and Pedal Noise.
  • User controllable Resonance.
  • TimeVel technique for ultra realistic release samples.

Rain Piano MkII will be available shortly, priced at MSRP $79 USD. An upgrade grace period will be available for Rain Piano owners.

More information: SampleTekk

SampleTekk PMI Instruments Blowout Sale – 50% off

SampleTekk has announced a blowout sale on PMI Instruments, offering its PMI sample libraries at 50% off for a limited time.

SampleTekk PMI Instruments Sale

April 1 we will stop selling PMI Instruments.
So during march we are having a end sale where you get 50% discount on all PMI Libraries.

PMI Instruments

  • PMI Accordian – Post Accordions is the largest and most versatile collection of accordion samples ever sampled.
  • PMI Anvils & Churchbells – Over 25 different anvils or other large metal objects, plus collection of small & huge church bells.
  • PMI Baroque Organ – The first organ library with every single stop chromatically sampled as well as the most useful combinations.
  • PMI Bosendorfer 290 – This Bösendorfer library provides the greatest possible control during the softest pianissimo, through crescendos to the reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo.
  • PMI Carillion – The first sampled Carillon features an amazing 58 Bells! All bells have been sampled.
  • PMI Clavichords – This library brings you a small and a larger Clavichord. The clavichords have been sampled with their release sounds, giving them an unbelievable realistic quality.
  • PMI Estonia – Estonia Concert Grand piano is a multi-velocity level chromatically sampled piano of the highest realism!
  • PMI Forte E – A new 24 bit sampled Fortepiano with 3 velocity layers, sustain and modulator patches.
  • PMI Historic Keyboards – A collection of historic instruments: 2 harpsichords, a virginal and a fortepiano for GigaStudio and compatible samplers.
  • PMI Hybrid – The Hybrid Pianos allows you to build your own piano. Simply drag and drop the elements you want to add in your sampler and adjust each component to your personal taste.
  • PMI Old Lady – This library brings you an amazing Model 1923 Steinway D grand piano. Sampled with 10 recorded velocity layers with 10 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples.
  • PMI Orchestral Instruments – A collection of Orchestral Instruments for GigaStudio. Orchestral perc instruments include Celesta, Glockenspiel, Hackbrett, Marimba and Vibes.
  • PMI Positif – A small positif organ, chramitically sampled with release samples. 5 registrations: flute, holpipe, quint, flute and holpipe and tutti.
  • PMI Steinway D – A sampled Steinway model D3 piano with serial number 393210, which was built in 1965.
  • PMI The Emperor – The Bösendorfer 290 SE has a huge dynamic range, with very subtle pianissimo and thunderous fortissimi. 12 recorded velocity layers, with 12 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples.
  • PMI Theater Organ – All ranks were chromatically sampled, capturing the true nature and character of each pipe. Samples are 10 to 15 seconds long with perfect loops to enable playing of unlimited length of notes. The true release sound of the organ pipes was also recorded and is reproduced upon key-release.
  • PMI Yamaha C7 – Pop piano! Up to 16 levels of velocity, recorded at 96kHz/24 bits.

The sale ends March 31st, 2014. The PMI libraries will be discontinued after the sale.

More information: SampleTekk

Sound Magic updates Piano One for Mac to v1.5

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Sound Magic Piano One

Sound Magic has released version 1.5 of its Piano One for Mac, a free virtual piano instrument.

The Sound of Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand, a true workhorse in the professional piano world, appearing on famous concert stages, in international competitions and in prestigious music events throughout the world.

Changes in Piano One v1.5 for Mac

  • Improved polyphony numbers.
  • Supports newest OSX Version.
  • Better reverb settings.
  • Improved CPU usage.
  • Many minor fixes.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) at no cost.

More information: Sound Magic / Piano One

Detunized releases The Day Time Traffic Piano & 4 Pianos Bundle Universal

Detunized The Day Time Traffic Piano

Detunized has announced the release of The Day Time Traffic Piano, a new sample library featuring the sounds of an upright piano at open windows.

Day Time Traffic Piano is an unusual interpretation of a virtual piano library. A well preserved Hoffmann & Kühne upright piano in a Berlin city apartment delivered the material for this library.

The recording session took place on an ordinary Wednesday during the afternoon. The windows above the heavily travelled main road were kept open intentionally so that a proper portion of these noises could be captured on the recordings.

The result is an outstanding piano instrument thats invites to write classic dream ballads or contemporary improvisations.

The sample library is available in universal formats, including SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, and FXP patches. It costs 9 EUR.

Detunized 4 Pianos Bundle

Detunized has also launched 4 Pianos Bundle Universal, comprising collection of non-standard, hard-mangled and abnormal recorded pianos.

Included are the legendary Rolfing Vol.1 & 2 – prepared piano sounds captured from a totally rotten piano without keys.

Then there´s the Day Time Traffic Piano, – recorded at open windows at a major street during Berlin rush hour.

And another Upright Piano found in a little jazz & blues club right beside a car repair shop.

The bundle is available to purchase for 29 EUR.

More information: Detunized

Bigcat Instruments releases City Piano free sample library

Bigcat Instruments has introduced City Piano, a free virtual grand piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Bigcat Instruments City Piano

The City Piano is a fully sampled Baldwin Baby Grand with 4 velocity layers and release samples.

It is free and public domain. Do anything you like with it.

The library is available to download in Kontakt 5 format. Additional formats without interface or light versions are also available (incl. SampleTank, SFZ, VST, Kontakt 3, samples).

Three derivative piano instruments are currently also available for Kontakt 5: Shoot the Piano, The Whisper, and Lo-Fi.

More information: Bigcat Instruments

Sound Magic updates Rose Whisper Piano & Ruby Piano to v2.9

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Sound Magic Rose Whisper & Ruby Pianos

Sound Magic has released version 2.9 of its Rose Whisper Piano and Ruby Piano virtual piano instruments for Windows and Mac.

The sound of Rose Whisper Piano comes from Fazioli “Brunei”, a concert grand which is worth over $400,000. Fazioli “Brunei” is the most expensive concert grand piano over the world. Fazioli, a piano manufacturer in Italy, is considered to produce the best sounding grand pianos nowadays. Based on its famous Fazioli F308, the 10 foot concert grand model, Fazioli “Brunei” is decorated with flowers in mother of pearls, features semi-precious stones in various types.

Ruby Piano starts with the Famous Yamaha C7 sound, Appearing on famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the world. Ruby Piano has successfully captured the mellow sustain and beautiful tones of a Yamaha C7 built in 1972, which has original ivory keys.

Changes since v2.5

  • Works better under OSX 10.9.
  • Improved reverb algorithm and range.
  • Adjusted some parameters.
  • Improved CPU usage.
  • Updated engine version.

Both instruments are available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 99 EUR each.

More information: Sound Magic

Wavesfactory updates Old Tape Piano for Kontakt

Wavesfactory has updated Old Tape Piano, a sample library featuring a grand piano recorded in mono using a low quality cassette recorder.

Wavesfactory Old Tape Piano

8 velocity layers, custom animated GUI and custom script that gives you control over the volume and color of the noise from the tape itself, and over the speed and tune of the tape.

This library was first released on January 2012 with no GUI and no script available. This free update gives you more control and more fun over this special and addictive instrument.

Old Tape Piano features

  • WAV files, 44.1KHz 24bit.
  • 88 keys.
  • Lo-fi cassette recorder.
  • 8 velocity layers.
  • Custom GUI.
  • Noise volume and color.
  • Tape speed and tune.

The library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / Old Tape Piano

8Dio releases 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand for Kontakt

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8Dio 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand

8Dio Productions has announced the release of 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand, a virtual piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand Piano is playing! This gorgeous wonder of the world features a full ranged Steinway Concert Grand (Model D), including 11 piano morphed patches, controls over pedal volume, velocity curve editor, eq controls, custom convolution reverbs etc. The 1969 Steinway was recorded with 6 different stereo microphone perspectives, so you can dial in the perfect sound blending the Overhead, Keyboard/Player, Damper, Ambient, Spot and Room microphones together.

In addition the 1969 also includes unique round-robin staccato for faster playing and an advanced, yet fluent user-interface. Check out video, demo and specs right here – we think you will enjoy this rich, full-body concert grand.

The 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until February 15th, 2014 (regular $149 USD).

More information: 8Dio / 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand