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Iliadis sets Organ instrument plug-ins free

Iliadis has set free its organ instrument plug-ins for Windows.

Iliadis iVF Combo Organ
Iliadis iVF Combo Organ

Iliadis plug-ins

  • iVF Combo Organ, two manual transistor organ simulation.
  • iBX Organ, tonewheel organ simulation.
  • Euthymia Electronic Organ V2, Hammond clone simulation.
  • VH-1 & VH-2, two great organ simulations.
  • iSPINNER, simple rotary speaker simulation.

The Iliadis plug-ins are available to download as freeware for Windows (VST). Donations are appreciated.

More information: Iliadis


Native Instruments Komplete 7 Bundles now available + Reaktor 5.5, Vintage Organs, Rammfire, Traktor’s 12, Reflektor & Reaktor Prism

Native Instruments Komplete 7 / Komplete 7 Elements

Native Instruments has announced the release of three new Komplete 7 bundles.

Welcome to the new world of KOMPLETE, offering a vast range of exceptional products. Maximize your sonic arsenal with the professional KOMPLETE 7 bundle or the perfect introductory bundle KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS.

If you are looking for an individual synth, sampler, or any specific orchestral, piano, guitar or drum sound simply choose from the many specialized KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects. The new world of KOMPLETE offers total expandability and everything a modern producer needs.

Komplete 7 bundles

  • KOMPLETE 7 – With 24 KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, 10,000 sounds and 90 GB of samples, KOMPLETE 7 overflows with creative inspiration to revolutionize your productions.
  • KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS – Packing a comprehensive selection of 2,000 production-ready sounds and 12 GB of samples, this is the perfect introduction to the world of KOMPLETE.
  • KOMPLETE 7 PLAYERS – Your free entry into the world of KOMPLETE with four powerful NI audio engines, a 1 GB sound library and 450 high-quality presets and effects ready to use in the studio or on stage.

Compared to KOMPLETE 6, KOMPLETE 7 includes 17 additional products, providing you 3,000 additional sounds with 30 GB additional samples.

Native Instruments Reaktor 5.5

The Reaktor 5.5 update includes a number of improvements and additions to the modular studio software, making it even more flexible and powerful.

Changes in Reaktor 5.5

  • Fully reworked, streamlined user interface.
  • Two new synthesis modules: Additive & Modal synthesis.
  • New ensemble content: Lazerbass, Electronic Instruments 1 & 2.
  • Revised structure editor and audio engine.
  • Reworked documentation.

The release of KOMPLETE 7 introduces a number of new products which are also available seperately.

Native Instruments Vintage Organs, Rammfire, Traktor's 12, Reflektor, Reaktor Prism

Part of the KOMPLETE instruments and effects family, VINTAGE ORGANS includes the sounds of the Hammond® B-3, C-3 and M-3 models, the Vox Continental™ II and the Farfisa® Compact, recorded in highest quality from the original instruments exclusively by Native Instruments. The Organ and Amp pages provide full control over sound through drawbars, percussion, chorus/vibrato, overdrive, rotary effect, envelopes, EQ and reverb.

Ideal for heavy room-filling riffs, super-fast attack and bone-crunching overdrive, RAMMFIRE is perfectly and directly modeled on the legendary Pre-500 Dual Rectifier Amp and recording setup of Richard Z. Kruspe (Rammstein). Designed and developed in close collaboration with the man himself, we’ve unlocked the secrets behind this iconic band’s trademark sound.

TRAKTOR’s 12 includes some of the most inspiring and contemporary sounds from TRAKTOR’s arsenal – effects that have been road tested by top DJs in the world’s biggest clubs. Incredible delays, reverbs, and filters join TRAKTOR’s unique and hugely popular Beatmasher, Transpose Stretch and Mulholland Drive, among others, to form a powerful studio tool with true club pedigree.

REFLEKTOR represents the pinnacle of digital signal processing – a definitive convolution reverb based on the groundbreaking Zero Latency Convolution technology developed by Native Instruments. This high-performance effect provides reverb ranging from super-realistic physical rooms to fully virtual acoustics, offering in-depth modeling parameters for creating unique spaces. It can perfectly emulate the sound of high-end, expensive digital reverb units and includes specially designed content for creative sound design. Combined with some highly usable and musical innovations such as the Sync and Reverse feature, this is the ultimate reverb for every production need, from classic to creative.

Based on REAKTOR 5.5′s new “Modal Bank” module, which utilizes the possibilities of physical modeling synthesis, REAKTOR PRISM produces a dynamic and pristine sound that can be dramatically modified via internal or external sources. The result is a wide-ranging synth, equally powerful for hard basses and digital leads as organic soundscapes, percussive keys, flutes and bells.

KOMPLETE 7 is now available to purchase for PC and Mac for 499 EUR / $559 USD. KOMLETE 7 ELEMENTS is 99 EUR / $119 USD, and the KOMPLETE 7 PLAYERS bundle is now available as a free download.

More information: Native Instruments


GSi updates Key Performer to v1.1

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GSi Key Performer

GSi has released version 1.1 of Key Performer, a single software instrument which offers a wide variety of keyboard sounds.

Hey Folks! Epecially you, Mac guys! You who have been waiting almost one year for this event to come true… your wait is over. Key Performer is now available also for Mac! Yeah! :)

Existing Windows users can download the update (just the installer, no need to re-download the sampled instruments) and overwrite the old version. Mac users can now take advantage of this nice and useful tool with cool keyboard sounds that cover all music genres and live situations. It’s available as a plug-in in both VST and AU format and as a Standalone application.

Changes in Key Performer v1.1

  • Internal sound engines greatly improved (CPU usage is even lower now).
  • Minor bug fixes here and there.
  • Saving presets and banks now asks confirmation for overwriting existing files.
  • When you press & hold a scroll button (for either the presets or instruments) the list scrolls rapidly.
  • New interface.

Key Performer is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for the introductory price of 99 EUR until 31 December, 2010 (extended offer). A demo version can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: GSi / Key Performer


K-Sounds releases Organimation

K-Sounds Organimation

K-Sounds has released Organimation, the definitive B3 organ resource for your Korg M3.

With true drawbar and percussion samples taken from a vintage tonewheel organ, massively upgraded rotary speaker effects, and impressive real-time control options, Organimation unleashes the true organ power of your M3.

At the heart of Organimation are long-looped samples of true vintage tonewheels, capturing their signature complexity, key click, and leakage. We carefully recreated all nine drawbars in the M3, constantly referring to the original, so that any drawbar setting you choose will sound authentic. We also included full-length percussion samples, programmed to provide single-trigger performance (like a real B) with harmonic and volume variations. Selectable chorus and vibrato effects are provided, and tube emulation effects further sweeten the tone.

Utilizing both Program and Combination modes, we’ve included dozens of classic drawbar settings and organ tones. And if you want to sculpt the sound yourself, the power is there like never before. All combination mode organs include up to 9-way drawbar control (8-way minimum), selectable chorus / vibrato (6 choices), selectable percussion, and the options to stop the rotary speaker, add reverb, and boost presence. As if that’s not enough, Organimation M3 is even optimized for double manual operation! On MIDI channel 2, you’ll find three more adjustable drawbars that are already configured for bass or comping.

No B3 emulation is complete without a killer rotary speaker effect, and Organimation delivers! Two unique rotary speaker simulations provide authenticity that’s typically reserved for dedicated organ keyboards.
Rotary 1 is very wide with a glassy, shimmering high end. Rotary 2 is ultra thick, providing a depth of animation that holds it own in any mix, even without chorus added. Nothing even close is found in the M3’s factory presets.

The soundset is compatible with the Korg M3-61, M3-73, M3-88 or M3-M only.

Ogranimation is available to purchase for the introductory price of $40 USD through January 31, 2010.

More information: K-Sounds / Organimation


Arturia announces Origin Keyboard shipping in March

Arturia Origin

Arturia has announced it will be shipping the Origin Keyboard in March, 2010.

Origin Keyboard is Arturia’s new version of Origin for the keyboard player. It keeps the outstanding modular system of Origin Desktop, putting it on a panel that closes on a high quality keyboard controller. The intuitive interface is kept in place, along with all of the modules from the most famous synthesizers (Moog Modular, ARP 2600, CS-80, Jupiter-8, Minimoog and Prophet VS) and organs (ToneWheel, Rotary). The integration of the ribbon control is a blast, the keyboard aftertouch possibilities open a world of expressivity, while the playing modes are tuned to the expectations of any demanding performer.

Origin Keyboard features

  • More than 600 presets created by talented musicians and synthesizer specialists.
  • Create your own patch or use existing audio structures:.
  • Origin patch made by connecting independent modules from: Minimoog, ARP.
  • 2600, CS-80, Jupiter-8, Moog Modular, Prophet VS Origin template synths: Minimoog, Jupiter-8, CS-80, ARP 2600*.
  • Superb audio quality with TAE® engine.
  • Up to 32 voices of polyphony for a typical patch.
  • Connectivity: 2 audio ins, 10 audio outs. Digital: SPDIF out, USB 2.0.
  • Selection of high quality effects: Phaser, Chorus, Delay, Tube Distortion, Parametric EQ, Rotary….
  • 16/32 step sequencer.
  • Software editor (Mac/PC).
  • Innovative Macro, Advanced LFO, Advanced modulation modes, Advanced joystick modes….
  • MIDI : In, Out, Thru and USB 2.
  • High Level of Control:
    • Ultra sensitive 40cm ribbon controller
    • High quality semi-weighted 61 keys keyboard, with velocity response and channel aftertouch
    • New exclusive duophonic aftertouch
    • Modulation and pitch-bend wheels, 3-mode Joystick, 21 potentiometers, 33 rotary encoders, 81 switches
  • Ergonomic design
    • Self adjustable front panel, from 0° to 135°, giving you total setup flexibility
    • 5.2″ TFT screen for clear visual feedback
    • Complete mobile solution, offering everything you need to perform in a single, easily transportable cabinet

The Origin Keyboard will be shipping in March, 2010, priced at $3490 USD / 2899 EUR.

More information: Arturia / Origin Keyboard


Roland announces V-Combo VR-700

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Roland V-Combo VR-700

Roland has announced the V-Combo VR-700, a new All-In-One Stage Keyboard.

Featuring the best of Roland’s acclaimed Virtual Tonewheel organ, full key multi-sampled piano, and pro synthesizer sounds, the V-Combo is perfect for players who need an all-in-one keyboard for a variety of musical settings, including houses of worship, stage performances, and rehearsal studios. The V-Combo offers powerful real-time performance capabilities in a simple-to-use-interface.

The V-Combo provides an authentic sound and feel to satisfy any organ player. Using Roland’s Virtual Tonewheel engine, the V-Combo simulates the unique structure and distinctive sound of vintage organs. The new amplifier and rotary simulator faithfully reproduces the sound needed for jazz, rock, funk or gospel, while the 76-key waterfall action captures the feel of a vintage organ. Add an optional PK-25 or PK-7A pedalboard for a more console-organ type feel.

V-Combo VR-700 features

  • Roland’s acclaimed Virtual Tone Wheel and COSM technology provide authentic organ sound.
  • Dedicated harmonic bars, rotary-speaker simulation, and amp models, including Active Amp Enhancer.
  • 76-key waterfall keyboards offers smooth glissandos, fast action, and provides enough keys for splits.
  • Dual-manual simulation with Split function plus pedalboard capability (optional Roland PK-25A, PK-7A).
  • Essential ensemble sounds (with tone remain function) onboard, including 88-key multi-sampled pianos, EP, strings, brass, synth pads, and more.
  • Full polyphony in the organ section, 128-voice polyphony for the ensemble section.
  • WAV/AIFF/MP3/SMF playback function for backing tracks.
  • Built-in rhythm patterns for practice and play-along performance.
  • Store user and system settings onboard and to USB memory sticks.
  • Versatile I/O, including professional XLR outputs.

The V-Combo VR-700 is scheduled to ship in March with a suggested retail price of $2,329 USD.

More information: Roland / V-Combo VR-700


Iliadis releases iBX Organ

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Iliadis iBX Organ

Iliadis has released iBX Organ, a virtual organ instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

The iBX Organ is a single Manual Virtual Tonewheel Organ with a rich and authentic Sound very close to the good old days Electromagnetic Organs, including an amazing Rotary Speaker Simulation and with great Graphics.

iBX Organ features

  • 73 Notes Polyphony.
  • 9 “Standard 9 steps” Drawbars with a clean Sine Sound.
  • Percussion Osc. Adjustable Decay and Volume. An On/Off Switch and a Switch for the Harmonic Selection (2nd and 3rd).
  • Key Click Imitation. Adjustable Attack/Release and Volume.
  • Classical Vibrato/Chorus Virtual Scanner with an On/Off Switch.
  • Stereo Rotary Speaker Simulation. Adjustable Speed, Depth and Spread. An On/Off and a Fast/Slow Switch.
  • Tube Overdrive Simulation.
  • Adjustable Global Tone and Volume.
  • 32 Programms available.
  • LCD Screen.
  • GUI Selector. 2 GUIs available.
  • Low CPU consumption.

iBX Organ is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC, priced at 10 EUR.

More information: Iliadis