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Musicrow launches Holiday Sale – 50% off Reaktor ensembles, soundsets & plugins

Musicrow has announced its Holiday Sale, offering a 50% discount on all its Reaktor ensembles, Arturia soundsets, and VST plug-ins.

Musicrow Sale

Golden Ensembles 3 for NI Reaktor, Analog Sound Collection for Arturia Synths, and our VST Plug-Ins: Everything 50% OFF. It’s Xmas!

Musicrow products

  • Golden Ensembles 3, provides you an exclusive collection of 45 cutting-edge Reaktor ensembles for NI Reaktor-5. Now just 84 EUR.
  • Analog Sound Collection, unleash the full potential of your Arturia synthesizers with this exclusive collection of 1200 designer sounds! Now just 59 EUR.
  • VST plugins: Piano Trilogy (3 realistic virtual pianos), Vintage Strings MkIII (virtual string machine), Magic Vox (based on guitar harmonics), Vinyl Boy (vinyl scratching). All plugins are 50% off.

All products are 50% off for a limited time only.

More information: Musicrow

Dream Audio Tools launches Christmas Sale – 20% off

Dream Audio Tools has launched a Christmas Sale, offering its bundles at a 20% discount for a limited time.

Dream Audio Tools Bundles Sale

Dream Audio Tools offers

  • Platinum Bundle for Kontakt – Now 118.30 EUR (reg. 147.90 EUR)
    Includes: Dream Keys, Dream Rythms, Dark Dreams, Indie Fingers Vol.1 & Vol.2, Repetitive Bass, Dream Circle.
  • Gold Bundle for Kontakt – Now 87.90 EUR (reg. 109.90 EUR)
    Includes Dream Rythms, Dark Dreams, Indie Fingers Vol.1 & Vol.2, Repetitive Bass, Dream Circle.
  • Sequences Bundle for Kontakt – Now 56.80 EUR (reg. 71 EUR)
    Includes Dream Rythms, Indie Fingers Vol.1 & Vol.2, Repetitive Bass.
  • Cinematic bundle for Kontakt – Now 76.70 EUR (reg. 95.90 EUR)
    Includes Dream Keys, Dark Dreams, Dream Circle.

The sale ends 31 December, 2013.

More information: Dream Audio Tools

Modartt releases free Klaus P. Rausch Collection for Pianoteq

Modartt has announced the Klaus P. Rausch Collection, a free soundset for the Pianoteq virtual piano instrument for Windows and Mac.

Klaus P. Rausch Collection

As a Christmas gift to Pianoteq customers, we are delighted to present the Klaus P. Rausch sound design collection which includes 12 exciting presets of Pianoteq instruments.

Klaus P. Rausch is a sound designer, musician, producer and author. He has developed and released over 70 sample libraries for several musical instrument manufacturers and his own label. He is involved in synthesizer factory voicing since many years and also works with studio recording, live performance and authoring of books and articles for music magazines. He plays piano, synthesizer, organ, guitar and woodwind instruments.

The soundset is a free download for registered Pianoteq users.

More information: Pianoteq / Klaus P. Rausch Collection

Synthogy celebrates 10th anniversary with free piano offer

Time+Space has announced that Synthogy is offering a free copy of the American Concert D piano instrument library with a purchase of the Ivory II Italian Grand and Ivory II Upright Pianos bundle.

Synthogy offer at Time+Space

With well-known artists such as Howard Jones, Imogen Heap, Gary Barlow, Pete Townshend and many more using Ivory II pianos in their own set ups, plus the abundance of first class press reviews that follow each Ivory release, Synthogy have undoubtedly hit the right note when it comes to virtual pianos.

This year, the Boston-based developers are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and are marking it with a very special offer…

When you buy the Ivory II Italian Grand and Ivory II Upright Pianos bundle before 25th December 2013, you´ll be eligible to claim a free copy of the newest addition to the Ivory family – the multi-award winning American Concert D!

Plus, combined with Time+Space’s current Festive Deal, you’ll also receive a free iLok or a £25 Time+Space gift voucher with your order!

The offer ends December 25th, 2013.

More information: Time+Space / Italian Grand & Upright Pianos Bundle

ThaLoops releases Steinway Grand Piano B211 virtual instrument

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ThaLoops Steinweay Grand Piano B211

ThaLoops has announced the release of Steinway Grand Piano B211, a virtual instrument fine tuned for hip hop, rnb and pop music producers.

The piano was sampled in a world class studio in Europe through the legendary SSL 4000 console and the finest pre-amps using 3 pairs of the top quality microphones such as legendary AKG C12, Brauner Valvet and Neumann U-87 placed in an acoustically precise room in order to obtain the genuine piano sonics.

Featuring 5 velocity layers per note of almost 3.5 GB individual 24-bit samples virtual instrument inlcudes “Close Sound” and “Distant Sound” presets. As an extra, the team also developed the Hip Hop Baby Piano preset for lead melodies great for hip hop productions.

The Steinway Grand Piano plugin is available to purchase for $39.95 USD. Includes Mac VST/AU, Windows VST, SoundFont, and NI KONTAKT formats.

More information: ThaLoops / Steinway Grand Piano B211

Spitfire releases Felt Piano for Kontakt + 4 new LABS instruments

Spitfire Audio Felt Piano

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Felt Piano, a virtual piano instrument performed by Mercury Award nominee Gwilym Simcock.

By popular demand, Spitfire are delighted to release a full featured felt piano – after the huge success of our soft piano in the LABS range.

Why be a jack of all trades when you can be a master of one? We have searched high and low for the most beautiful, sensitive and honest soft piano sound. Perfect for those delicate ballads or that intimate heart rending cue.

While experimenting a few years ago we discovered the beautiful world of the upright piano played softly with the middle “practice felt” or “celeste” pedal engaged. Unsophisticated, yet gentle and touching, we have found the ideal instrument, and asked our friend, and Mercury nominee, Gwilym Simcock to perform.

Recorded via a number of rarefied microphones and perspectives, into Neve pre-amps, giving you the maximum flexibility to tailor the sound to your application.

The Felt Piano for Kontakt (full version 4.2.4 or higher) is available to purchase for the introductory price of £59 GBP (regular £79 GBP). Subject to VAT in the EU.

Spitfire has also announced four new LABS instruments: Bell Tree, Mini Pan, Kalimba, and Crumhorn.

Spitfire Audio LABS instruments

In our continued efforts to democratise the world of sampling, to spread the ‘Spitfire word’ and to continue to raise money for a noble cause, Paul and Christian are once again opening their personal jewel boxes for everyone to enjoy.

Between now and Christmas we will release as many of these little gems as we can! Having updated the livery of all of the labs range, we are also pleased to announce that this season’s range features the artwork of Peter Buwert, a fantastic artist and designer.

The instruments are available to download free of charge for existing Spitfire Laboratories members.

More information: Spitfire Audio

Precisionsound releases Naeshult Table Piano for Kontakt & EXS24

Precisionsound Naeshult Table Piano

Precisionsound has released the Naeshult Table Piano, a virtual instrument sample library for Kontakt and EXS24.

These so-called table pianos, or piano harps, were made in Småland in the south of Sweden from about 1880 until 1929, when the manufacturing plant was burnt. During this period there was a use for self-playing instruments in schools, churches, and other groups. You could call them “sing-along machines of the 1800s”. Naturally, the demand declined in conjunction with the introduction of gramophone records.

Now, a hundred years later, Precisionsound have taken this limited but charming contraption and made it a flexible and playable instrument for software samplers. Their aim was to honour the instrument’s original characteristics – the clapping of the clubs, the sonorous sound of the strings coming out of the box.

Naeshult Table Piano features

  • 459 stereo 24-bit WAV samples.
  • Chromatic string samples.
  • Percussive hammer samples.
  • Mechanical crank samples.
  • 4 programs for Kontakt 2.
  • 1 scripted program for Kontakt 3+ and above.
  • 4 programs for EXS24.
  • 1.50 GB total uncompressed size.

The sample library costs $49 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Naeshult Table Piano

Sound Dust updates Ships Piano for Kontakt to Mk2

Sound Dust Ships Piano Mk2

Sound Dust has announced the release of Ships Piano Mk2, an updated virtual piano instrument for Kontakt, which now includes the “Satie-anator” for instant Eric Satie-ness.

A ships piano is basically a tiny rudimentary upright piano with a five octave keyboard that folds upwards to save space. It has no bottom half and sits either on a low table or a stand with a small leather and chain contraption dangling from its bottom that loops around the foot for the sustain pedal. Because of its small frame size it struggles with low notes so the bass strings are very wide gauge and particularly flabby, resulting in a strange almost atonal metallic sound in the lower reaches.

The ships piano is no Blüthner or Steinway, and there’s no chance of extracting rich sonorous tones, but its charming simplicity has lots and lots of useful character. Its very plinky without being too plonky.

Every usable white note is sampled binaurally for extra realism with 4 and sometimes 5 velocity layers for 155MB. Kontakt 4 and above (not Kontakt player).

Ships Piano Mk2 is available to purchase for £15 GBP.

More information: Sound Dust / Ships Piano Mk2