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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

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