Sound Magic has announced its Big Summer Sale, offering various discounts and rewards on product purchases for a limited time.
Anyone who purchases the pianos will get €30 coupon on Add-ons and Effect Plugins. The pianos includes Imperial Grand, BlueStone Piano, Ruby Piano, Rose Whisper Piano, LuckyBean Piano and Piano Thor.
Dynamic Package now on sale with the price for €69, which is 30% OFF on regular price.
Also during this period, random plugins will have over 50% discount, please focus on our website for more details.
The sale ends September 15th, 2013.
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Sound Magic has announced the release of PianoQ, a free collection of presets for the Neo EQ effect plugin.
PianoQ is special designed EQ presets for Pianos. It can be simple and quick to achieve your ideal piano sound. By using latest Neo EQ technology, PianoQ provides you the unique tool for processing Piano Sound.
In this pack, you can find the right presets for Jazz, Pop, Rock and NewAge music style, which can make your piano fit into different style of music. PianoQ extension pack is provided as a free preset pack for Neo EQ users.
The PianoQ pack is a free download for Neo EQ users.
More information: Sound Magic / Neo EQ
Sound Magic has announced the releases of a Kontakt 5 version of its Laurel Pipa Chinese instruments sample library.
The Pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument which has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12-26, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. The Pipa is able to express a wide range of emotions. It can be bright and harsh when you need to portray battles or great tension. The Pipa can also melt your heart with it’s warm expressive tones on sad songs or love ballads. Laurel Pipa gives you more than 10 expression controls, allowing an amazing range of expression.
Changes in Laurel Pipa for Kontakt 5
- All Skills can be key switched now.
- Combines PipaBasic and PipaExtend into one nki file.
- Customized GUI, use the same background image as plug-in version.
- Use compressed samples which save a lot of space.
- Many minor changes.
The Laurel Pipa library is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
More information: Sound Magic / Laurel Pipa
Sound Magic has announced that its China Story Erhu virtual instrument is now available in Native Instruments Kontakt 5 format.
The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc
China Story Erhu Kontakt 5 features the latest technology provided by Kontakt 5 – Compressed Samples, Custom Scripts, high quality effects unit and Powerful keyswitch and controller switch system.
New in China Story Erhu for Kontakt 5
- All Skills can be key switched.
- Combines Erhu Basic and Erhu Tech into one nki file.
- Customized GUI, use the same background image as plugin version.
- Use controller #1 to control different moods.
- Use compressed samples which saves a lot space.
- Many minor changes.
The China Story Erhu library for Kontakt 5 is available to purchase for 99 EUR. The upgrade to the Kontakt 5 version is free for existing customers of China Story Erhu.
More information: Sound Magic / China Story Erhu
Sound Magic has released version 1.6 of its Lucky Bean Piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
The sound of Lucky Bean Piano comes from a German vintage upright, with a mellow, resonant and superb sound. Expertly tuned by technicians, this vintage upright maintains an amazing quality of sound. Not sound like a grand piano, but It is a great piano for a modern pop, rock or jazz recording.
You will find it sits well in your mix and also it will add special flavor that those grand pianos do not have to your music. During its over 70 years’ life, some of the world’s greatest pianists have recorded legendary albums on it including Duke Ellington, Van Kliburn, Chick Corea and many others.
Changes in Lucky Bean Piano v1.6
- Improved CPU usage when polyphony is high.
- Improved stability.
- Solves the issue for clipping when play chords really hard.
- Improved Sustain Pedal response.
- Many minor changes.
Lucky Bean Piano for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
More information: Sound Magic / Lucky Bean Piano