Roland has announced the HPi-50 Digital Piano, the latest addition to the acclaimed HPi series of interactive home pianos.
Combining Roland’s top piano technologies and latest DigiScore® education features in an attractive, space-saving instrument, the HPi-50 brings the joy of playing the piano to the entire family.
SuperNATURAL® Piano technology brings perfect sound and expression to HPi-50, with seamless velocity response, natural note decay, and authentic key-range behavior. With the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, every note has its own character, faithful to the performance of a real acoustic grand.
HPi-50 Digital Piano features
Roland’s top-level piano features brought together in one instrument.
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for organic, expressive sound and response.
Top-of-the-line PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement.
Interactive DigiScore training programs built in, featuring digital sheet music plus entertaining skill-building games and exercises.
Large, high-resolution (1280 x 800) color LCD built into the music rest.
50 onboard rhythm accompaniments and nearly 400 internal songs, including popular études such as Czerny 100 and Hanon, plus classical masterpieces and popular songs.
16-part SMF song recorder built in; records and plays WAV audio songs via optional USB flash memory.
Innovative Acoustic Projection system for natural, multidimensional sound.
Progressive Damper Action pedal.
Wood cabinet with beautiful Simulated Rosewood finish.
‘Lounge & Chillout MIDI Keys’ includes 33 MIDI loops featuring professionally played piano, keyboard and clavinet licks and chord progressions that can be used for creating the melodic foundations for a wide variety of slow tempo styles such as Chillout, Lounge and Downtempo.
This fantastic library has been created by producer and keyboard player Dave Bradshaw. All MIDI files are tempo-labelled.
As these licks and chord progressions are supplied in MIDI format, they will provide you with as much flexibility as possible. You can edit and transpose them, assign any sound you want and get your own and original melodic lines. The editing possibilities are endless as you can play the performances at any tempo or pitch without artefacts.
Acousticsamples has introduced the Petit Piano 50 keys children’s piano sound library for UVI Workstation and MachFive.
This piano is manufactured by a french piano manufacturer called “Klein” and this is the only “Childrens” piano of this size. It features a real wooden keyboard and a 2 string system which makes it sound close to a full sized upright piano and not like a toy.
It is a small piano, but we still wanted to make it as realistic as possible, so we added our top piano features like sympathetic resonances, true pedal action, or really accurate release samples to get great sounding staccatos. We recorded 6 velocity layers as well as key noises, resonances, release samples, pedal noises, etc… and you can control every bit of it using the interface.
Petit Piano features
1.29GB, 859 samples.
6 Velocity layers for the sustain.
6 Velocities for the release.
Pedal and key noises.
Pedal down resonances.
True pedal action.
Access to impulse response list.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
Gospel Musicians has released MKSensation, a digital piano sound library for Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
MKSensation virtual digital piano for Kontakt Player.
The MKS-20 Digital Piano module is one of the most revered electric and digital piano modules ever made. The MKS-20 used a technology called SAS (Structured / Adaptive Synthesis) which was designed to emulate a real piano with a ton expressiveness per velocity. This was Roland’s answer to a piano and EP that didn’t require samples to produce the sound. As a result, this module is revered in gospel circles and still used today. They still go for $250 on eBay. The best thing about the library is that you can mix and layer sounds as you wish, which is completely impossible on the module.
Now imagine adding some of the most sought after “old school” EP’s to be able to layer with the MKS-20. Imagine the Dyno of the o1w, the Power Grand, the EP’s of the TX816, Synth Brass, synths, strings, and pads to go along with it–All of which can be layered and mixed as desired.
This library is designed as the all purpose performance digital piano library that you can load up and use on every gig or studio session.
BONUS: We used the original MKS’s chorus for EP1 and EP2 for that phat sound you from the actual module.
The sound library is available to purchase for $99 USD.
Soundiron has announced the release of Ambius 2: Systematik, a 4.9GB beast of an organic synth collection built on adaptive groove-building and inspiring tone and texture shaping features.
The foundation of Ambius 2 is Soundiron’s Instrument Designer system, which allows you to combine a range of tuned percussive attack samples with a broad variety of richly detailed sustaining pads and leads.
Ambius 2: Systematik represents a huge new step forward in our quest to build a truly flexible and adaptive sample based atmospheric synth.
We wanted a broad collection of richly nuanced flavors with the ability to freely layer, blend and reshape a wide mix of percussive, tonal and textural elements into custom multi-layered dynamic and evolving instruments. We wanted a unified and powerful interface to combine detailed performance and tone shaping controls with a wide pallet of experimental and environmental convolution effects. We wanted a built-in tempo-locking step-sequenced filter and LFO engine that could be adapted to just about any other GUI control parameter on the fly without missing a beat. Ambius 2 is all of that and much more.
To celebrate the release of Ambius 2 Systematik, Soundiron is offering a $30 discount on the price and offering some amazing deals on Apocalypse Percussion, Cymbology, The Struck Grand and our Montclarion Hall Steinway until December 21st, 2012.
‘Ambient MIDI Piano Melodies’ features 30 delicate and beautiful piano melodies in MIDI format for creating the melodic foundations for Ambient, Chillout and Downtempo music tracks.
As these piano melodies are supplied in MIDI format, they will provide you with as much flexibility as possible. You can edit and transpose them, assign any sound you want and get your own and original melodic lines. The editing possibilities are endless as you can play the performances at any tempo or pitch without artefacts.
You can use these MIDI files as a jumping-off point to start your own track or base your production entirely around them as they are 100 royalty-free!
The MIDI library is available to purchase for $19.95 USD.