Sound Magic has announced GrandEpiano, a virtual instrument featuring the sounds from a classic Rhodes Electric Piano.
By using our Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology, GrandEpiano not only provides an accurate copy of the vintage electric piano sounds that appear in many great hits, but also provides the playability that physical modeling brings. And, you’re not limited to just the Rhodes – 10 precise controls allow you to easily enjoy the sounds of a Wurlitzer or perhaps a Horner.
An important feature of GrandEpiano is that you can freely “hybrid” this epiano sound with any of the piano modules in Supreme Piano 2 to create a new fantastic hybrid sound. GrandEpiano provides a special Hybrid Mode with 3 controls to help you better mix the native electric sounds with those of other great Sound Magic Pianos.
With GrandEpiano, we’ve included up to the minute EFXs, making it easy to find the exact sound with the exact effects that you need. By doing so, GrandEpiano is not just a vintage machine,but one that can bring modern sounds to your mixes. You can use GrandEpiano and its powerful effects system to create your own unique sound style, a new era for the electric piano!
- NEO Hybrid Modeling Electric Pianos.
- Internal Delay, Phaser, Chorus, Reverb and Compressor effect unit (native version).
- Specially designed Modulation and Chorus Effect Unit.
- Provides Vibrato, Tremolo and Auto Panner Modulation Effect.
- Unique Hybrid Mode enables GrandEpiano can hybrid with Sound Magic Pianos.
The GrandEpiano is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 69 EUR. Existing Sound Magic customers pay 50 EUR.
More information: Sound Magic / GrandEpiano
Ableton has announced Electric Pianos, a software instrument by Soniccouture, consisting of two carefully sampled classic electric pianos – the Rhodes Stage 73 and the Wurlitzer 200A.
The nuanced sound and dynamics of these legendary keyboards have been expertly captured by Soniccouture, with every key – and its release – recorded at many velocity levels using vintage equipment. 70 Instrument presets – tailored for perfect integration within Ableton Live – provide the characteristic sounds that made these electric pianos famous.
Controls for effects, dynamics and EQ let users dial in just the right tone for their own music.
The sound library is available to purchase for 69 EUR.
More information: Ableton / Electric Pianos
Detunized has announced Chropolis, a sound library for Ableton Live.
Chropolis brings another facet of early eighties flair to your snuggery. The Pack contains a rich collection of more than 30 instruments that capture the spirit of the Rhodes Chroma Polaris.
The original 1984 RCP combines analog sound with precise and reproducable digital control. The heart of the RCP is an 80186 microprocessor while his buddy Curtis does what this synthesizer makes sounding so great.
The Live Pack instruments come with precisely adjusted parameters on the macros. In addition the main devices in each chain are kept open. This way instant tweaking is absolutely easy-going.
Chropolis for Ableton Live 7 or higher is available to purchase for 7 EUR.
More information: Detunized / DTS037 – Chropolis
P5Audio has launched a new Flash Beat Contest.
The Challenge: Using the the live Fender Rhodes music loops provided in the FREE SOUNDS ZIP, produce a hot, flashy, glitzy, glamerous, Maybach style Hip Hop beat!
The winning beat, as well as any runners up, will be featured in the audio demo of our upcoming Maybach Rhodes Loops product. Your producer name will be mentioned both in the voice over and in the product write up.
The deadline for submitting a beat is March 27th, 11:59pm EST.
More information: P5Audio / Live Fender Rhodes Challenge
, electric piano
, George Duke
, Native Instruments
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Mar 12, 2012
Native Instruments has announced the release of an update to the Kontakt-based instrument George Duke Soul Treasures.
The update focuses on enhanced time-stretching, made possible by recent updates to the KONTAKT 5 engine. The new time-stretching provides a much smoother, high-quality sound when changing tempo or pitch shifting, adding a new flexibility to the loops and phrases, and making it easier to incorporate them into any production. Native Instruments has published a collection of new audio demos, showcasing the time-stretched loops in action that can be found on the Native Instruments website.
GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES is a vital resource for producers looking for the sound of authentic soul. The instrument provides over 500 sliced and tempo-synced keyboard loops and phrases, recorded exclusively for Native Instruments by American soul and jazz legend George Duke. Instruments used include acoustic, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet pianos, recorded using highly sought-after vintage equipment. The instrument provides an immediate harmonic basis and is an ideal starting point for hip-hop, R&B or soulful electronic productions.
The updated GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES runs in the latest version of KONTAKT or the free KONTAKT PLAYER.
To mark this update, the price of the product has been reduced by 50% for one week only. From March 12th to March 19th 2012, the instrument is available for $59.50 USD / 49.50 EUR, exclusively at the NI Online Shop. Owners of the original George Duke Soul Treasures will receive a newsletter with a link to the free update.
More information: Native Instruments / George Duke Soul Treasures
Related: electric piano
, Equinox Sounds
, samples and sound libraries
, Smash Up The Studio
, Steve Burton
Posted in news
on Nov 23, 2011
Equinox Sounds has released MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2, a piano MIDI chord progressions library by Smash Up The Studio.
You’ll find three awesome MIDI Construction Kits and stacks of loops, performed with breathtaking authenticity and in the styles of some of the huge artists of the era.
Following its best-selling predecessor, this pack also concentrates on those truly memorable chord progressions that never seem to go out of date. Timeless riffs that slot seamlessly into many of todays popular styles.
There are loops designed for acoustic piano, also loops for some of the classic electric pianos of the time such as the Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer piano and also the Hohner D6 Clavinet and Hammond organ.
Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2 features
- 3 MIDI Construction Kits and 70 loops ranging from 4 to 16 bars in length.
- Covers various musical styles including Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Pop.
- Not limited to specific sounds but can use the plug-in of your choice to play back each loop, as well as performing countless other editing permutations.
- A selection of loops are featured in the Loop demo. All MIDI files are tempo-labelled.
- All loops are Royalty-free and have been composed and performed by Steve Burton, exclusively for Smash Up The Studio.
MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2 is available to purchase for $29.95 USD.
More information: Equinox Sounds / Keyboard Riffs of the 60′s & 70′s Vol 2