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Sound Magic releases Bamboo Dreams BaWu

Sound Magic BaWu

Sound Magic has released Bamboo Dreams BaWu, a virtual Chinese wind instrument.

Although shaped like a flute, it is actually a free reed instrument, with a single metal reed. It is played in a transverse (horizontal) manner. It has a pure, clarinet-like timbre and its playing technique incorporates the use of much ornamentation, particularly bending tones. The bawu likely originated in the Yunnan province of southwest China, it has become a standard instrument throughout China, used in modern Chinese compositions for traditional instrument ensembles. The instrument is also closely associated with Hmong, Yi, Hani and other minority cultures in southwestern China. It is typically used as a solo instrument, and is often featured in film scores; it is sometimes also heard in popular music recordings.

This over 1GB (500MB after compression) library covers nearly all existing performance skills of Bawu, with over 9 categories and 30 variations.

To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Philharmonic to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world reknowned Bawu performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 30 skills on the fly.

Bamboo Dreams BaWu features

  • High Quality 24Bit/96KHz Resolution Samples.
  • VSTi/AU/ Kontakt Format, VSTi supports Sound Magic’s Add-on System.
  • Patented Multi-Dimension Vector Synthesis (MVS) Technologies.
  • Over 1GB size and 500MB after compression.
  • Key Switch, Mod switch different groups of samples.
  • Multi Layer Velocity Sample provides realistic experience.
  • Over 9 categories, 30 kinds of performance skills.

The Bamboo Dreams BaWu costs 79 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Bamboo Dreams BaWu

Sound Magic releases Headphone Mix 3 speaker simulation plugin

Sound Magic Headphone Mix 3

Sound Magic has announced the release of Headphone Mix 3, a speaker simulation effect plug-in for Windows.

Headphone Mix 3 is a special effect unit which suitable for those who make their music on headphone monitor system. Headphone Mix 3 combines environment simulation system, frequency compensate system and HRTF technologies to emulate the speaker feelings on your headphones.

Headphone lacks the blend of two channels (Left and Right), reverb from air and reflections from human ears, which may lead to the lack of imaging and false feelings on sound field. Headphone Mix 3 solves this issue by blending both channels, adding extra reverb to the sound and applying HRTF to emulate reflections.

Headphone Mix 3 features

  • A complete environment simulation system based on Reverb and HRTF.
  • In-built custom HRTF algorithm which can load HRTF data to fit for different head types.
  • The same Hybrid Reverb Technology used in Neo Reverb to ensure accurate environment simulation.
  • Accurate modeling on Signal to Noise Ratio, Stereo Crosstalk and Frequency Respond Curve of common used playback devices. Such as Car Audio, iPhone, iPad, Andriod smart phones and Hi-end HIFI system.
  • Three bands frequency compensate system.
  • A.I.R.C technology which can compensate the loss in high frequency.
  • 3 sliders to control the effect depth.
  • Up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.

Headphone Mix 3 for Windows (VST/Supreme Pianos add-on) costs 49 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Headphone Mix 3

Sound Magic announces Big Summer Sale

Sound Magic

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 releases PianoQ extension presets pack for Neo EQ

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Sound Magic Neo EQ

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 releases Laurel Pipa for Kontakt 5

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Sound Magic Laurel Pipa

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 releases China Story Erhu for Kontakt 5

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Sound Magic China Story Erhu

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 updates Lucky Bean Piano to v1.6

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Sound Magic Lucky Bean Piano

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

Sound Magic updates Ruby Piano to v2.6

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Sound Magic Ruby Piano

Sound Magic has announced version 2.6 of the Ruby Piano, a virtual Yamaha Concert Grand piano instrument for Windows and Mac.

Ruby Piano starts with the Famous Yamaha C7 sound, Appearing on famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the world. Ruby Piano has successfully captured the mellow sustain and beautiful tones of a Yamaha C7 built in 1972, which has original ivory keys. and also managed to represents its unique timbre quality through NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine. It is a beautiful sounding and musical piano ideal for pops and Jazz.

This new version features Sound Magic’s NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine, which provides better simulation on key release and Sympathetic Resonance Sound than previous releases. Also by offering newly designed Scala Tuning System, Ruby Piano will provide better and richer sound than before, and allow the user more control over the sound.

Changes in Ruby Piano v2.6

  • Improved CPU usage when polyphony is high.
  • Fixes the issue that occasional crash in Cubase 7.
  • Improved sustain pedal response.
  • Improved Reverb quality.
  • Many minor changes.

Ruby Piano for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 99 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Ruby Piano