, Hugo Hedberg
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Jul 02, 2012
Precisionsound has announced the Hedberg Travel Organ, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion & SoundFont.
The “Hedberg Travel organ” is a 4 octave Swedish folding harmonium made in Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden, around 1950 by “Hugo Hedberg”.
This instrument combines brilliance and simplicity in something that looks like an ordinary suitcase. But don´t let the appearance deceive you—it’s a great example of a completely acoustic, portable keyboard instrument.
With a warm and stable tone quality, different from both the accordion and bigger harmoniums, it will be a useful element in genres as Folk, Country and Jazz – but also in a simple acoustic guitar-vocal setup. The instrument has been used as a Missionary Organ, for playing psalms in outdoor services.
Hedberg Travel Organ with custom interface for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Hedberg Travel Organ features
- 117 24bit WAV files, chromatically sampled and recorded in stereo. Range is C1 to C5 with the last note stretched to C6 so you get 5 octaves. Includes notes and release samples, as well as noise samples.
- 2 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion.
- 2 programs for Logic EXS24.
- 2 programs for NI Kontakt v1 and v2.
- 1 program for NI Kontakt v3 v4 & v5.
- 2 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit).
- The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.
- Full version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5 is required for the Kontakt versions (Free Kontakt Player not supported).
The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (+$11 USD for DVD).
More information: Precisionsound / Hedberg Travel Organ
Precisionsound has released Gefle Bells, a unique sampleset recorded in the Bell tower at the city hall of Gävle in Sweden.
Each of the 36 gigantic bells has been sampled with care to catch each bell characteristic. Each bell has a very rich series of harmonic tones witch makes each bell quite unique.
Because the fact that the bells are hand made, they are not 100% chromatic (no bell tower are), even though the Gävle Bells are famous for being extremely well tuned.
Gefle Bells features
- 71 Stereo 24bit WAV samples.
- 3 programs for Kontakt and HALion.
- 2 SoundFont 16bit programs compatible with Gigastudio EXS24 and all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format.
- Three packages available (all formats are included when you buy the sampleset)
- Optimized, this package has some bells removed and others stretched to fit most musical styles and an expanded key range from B0 to C6.
- Original, the original recordings with all 36 bells just the way they sound in the reality. Some of the bells sound distorted, but that is actually the way those bells sound naturally. The “C1#” is missing, just because that the bell itself was too big to physical fit the bell tower itself. This program has a non stretched natural range from C1 to C4.
- Original Expanded, like the original but with expanded range from B0 to C6 and a stretched C1 sample to the C#1 key.
Gefle Bells is available as a digital download for $19 USD (CD-Rom optional).
Precisionsound currently has a 30% winter sale discount so you can get Gefle Bells for only $13.30 USD.
Visit Precisionsound for more information and audio demos.
If you’re ever in Stockholm, Sweden, you might run into one of Masquearde‘s knit graffiti pieces.
Masquerade: A ring tagged with colorful knit graffiti
They even made a tourist map so you know where to find these little works of street art.
We have marked a yarn graffiti trail for you, to guide you to the most charming, delightful, magnificent, pleasant and stunning places in this city.
Pretty and quite harmless! Visit Flickr for more images of Masquerade.
Also check Knitta, another tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings.
Link via MakeZine