XLN Audio has announced the release of Addictive Keys, a collection of three virtual keyboard instruments.
Addictive Keys is a powerful tool for musicians, producers and songwriters, setting a new standard for virtual keyboard instruments. With its unique sound creation ability, smart workflow and fast loading times, Addictive Keys is suitable for any production style or music genre.
Mix and match different microphone perspectives, add professional effects and advanced envelopes to create truly unique sounds. Two years in the making, Addictive Keys is the ultimate blend of engineering, innovative design and creative expression. The standalone version is perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances and the plug-in version support all major DAW hosts.
The Addictive Keys Studio Collection (VST/AU/standalone) is available to purchase for 179 EUR. The instruments are also available separately; The Studio Grand is currently 49 EUR (regular 99 EUR), Modern Upright 99 EUR and the Mark One costs 79 EUR. The Addictive Keys engine is included in all offers.
In addition to the Studio Collection, a free version of the Studio Grand – with 3 of the 6 recorded microphone perspectives, 49 of the 88 keys (4 octaves) – offers customers a way to try out the Addictive Keys platform, with the possibility to add one or more instruments as the need arises.
Gospel Musicians has announced the release of its Neo-Soul Keys 3X sample library for the Kontakt 5 Free Player by Native Instruments.
Neo-Soul Keys 3X is an upgrade to the original Neo-Soul Keys. Unlike the original Neo-Soul Keys which only featured a Suitcase Mark I EP, the new 3X adds a dirty Stage Mark I and a Wurlitzer emulation. More importantly, we added a ton of mechanical noises to add grit, dirt, and realism to your EP experience. Our number one goal was realism and to give you the most organic experience ever in an EP library. We went to great lengths to make sure that if you could not take your heavy electro-mechanical instrument to your gig, or session, then our EP library would be the next best thing. A heavy amount of detail, thought, and programming went into this library as it boasts almost 8.0GB of sample data using Kontakt 5′s new scripting engine and features. The details make a difference and you will clearly hear the meticulous amount of detail that went into sampling every nuance and mechanical noises necessary for a complete EP experience!
We have also added the new Mark I Stage electric piano version for the Yamaha Motif XS/XF keyboards. This version has all of the knobs that are on the Kontakt version assigned to 8-different sliders for the Yamaha Motif keyboards. This gives you a lot of power, flexibility, and realism. Our goal was to make sure that the Stage EP would sound exactly the same as the Kontakt version. For the XF, you can load your EP in the Flash boards andload one time and it stays in memory.
Introduction to the new interface of Neo-Soul Keys 3X.
New in Neo-Soul Keys 3X
2.5GB of NEW Sample Data – 8.0GB Uncompressed) @ 44.1kHz/24-Bit – 12-Velocity Layers.
Two New EPs: Wurli and Mark I Stage.
Butter/Creamy sound or Mono version for Suitcase.
A Dirty Tube Saturated or Clean version Stage EP.
More Dirt knob to add more of the dirty tine.
New Key Down samples with more mechanical FX.
New Key Up Samples with more mechanical noises.
Dial in more of the Wurli distorted speaker sound.
Dial in more tube saturation for Wurli and Stage.
All samples run through tube amps for a more vintage sound.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149.99 USD until September 5th, 2012 (regular $199.99 USD). Current Neo-Soul Keys owners can upgrade to 3X for $49.99 USD until September 5th, after which the upgrade becomes $99.99 USD.
Gospel Musicians is also offering discounts on its other products until September 5th, 2012.
Modartt has announced the release of Rhody R2, an updated version of the Rhodes instrument of the Electric Pianos add-on for Pianoteq.
The newly developed successor Rhody R2 is a free update and replacement of Rhody R1.
The popular Rhody R1 instrument, included as part of the Electric Pianos add-on, has found its successor in Rhody R2, which is a free update.
The sound, presence and response are all improved with increased accuracy. By using the new exciting effects in Pianoteq 4, such as Amp, Chorus, Tremolo, and the new Tine noise parameters, the Rhody R2 can be transformed into amazingly expressive variants.
The Electric Pianos add-on (incl. Rhody and Wurly pianos) is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
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.
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.
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.
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.