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Universal Piper bagpipe instrument updated to v3.0

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The Universal Piper virtual bagpipe instrument for Windows and Mac was updated to version 3.0.

Universal Piper V3

Universal Piper is a new instrument that aims at faithfully reproducing the sound and the playing sensation of bagpipes of any types.

The idea of this new instrument emerged facing the limitations encountered with a real bagpipe while composing, rehearsing or playing on stage, especially with other tempered instruments (guitar, piano).

Changes in Universal Piper v3.0

  • New interface with panels, more clearly readable.
    • Cross platform interface.
    • New tweaking knob (macro/mini modification).
  • Universal Piper now includes more effects: Flanger, Delay, always part of a preset.
  • Add a second voice, with 10 presets.
  • Improved midi control. Almost every parameter assignable including effects and second voice.
  • New bagpipe library: The Scottish smallpipe in A.

Universal Piper for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) is available for purchase for 69 EUR.

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Universal Piper app for iOS now available

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The Universal Piper team has announced UPiper for iOS, a definitive step ahead towards a portable virtual bagpipe.

UPiper for iOS

It is not just a light version of the software but in fact the FULL “sound engine” rearranged behind a touchable command interface. Beginners on virtual bagpiping will be stunned by the quality of the bagpipe sounds that come out of this App. They can listen to a collection of Great Highland Bagpipes and their specific harmonics. Also available is a marvelous Uileann Pipe in D and a sweet Galician Gaita in C.

As in the full application, drones can be started on/off and each of the notes of these bagpipes can be triggered by a specific screen and button command. You can also modify the pitch of the bagpipe, or adjust the drone/chanter balance. There is also a bww/midi player with a tempo and articulation definition. So You can use it as a scale reminder; a drone generator for practice players; a bagpipe tuner, a bagpipe player…

Last but not least You can plug in your midi practice with a specific connection device (Irig, midi mobilizer II, Alesis dock, Camera Connection Kit) and use it as a full bagpipe sound generator while playing on a real chanter! Midi parameters and even presets of users of the full software can be uploaded on the idevice to be used as a on your Mac or PC.

Take an easy and enjoyable step into virtual bagpiping with Universal Piper on iPhone/iPod/iPad!

UPiper for iOS is available to purchase for $3.99 USD / 2.99 EUR.

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Universal Piper virtual bagpipe instrument updated to v2.0

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Virtual bagpipe instrument Universal Piper was updated to version 2.0.

Universal Piper is a new instrument that aims at faithfully reproducing the sound and the playing sensation of bagpipes of any types.

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Changes in Universal Piper v2.0

  • New sounds: Uileann Pipe in D, Galician Gaita in C, two legendary GHB Ladies.
  • New sensor panel.
  • New presets management logic.
  • Gain knob added to presets.
  • The possibility to split drones and chanter to separate audio channels.
  • Spread stereo effect.
  • Universal Piper now works with every midi instrument.
  • New GUI: More clear and slightly reorganized main panel offers access to usefull buttons, fine (de)tuning, PC programming…

Universal Piper for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) is available to purchase for 69 EUR.

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Universal Piper updates to v1.2

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Universal Piper, a virtual bagpipe instrument for Windows and Mac, was updated to version 1.2.

Universal Piper is a new instrument that aims at faithfully reproducing the sound and the playing sensation of bagpipes of any types.

The idea of this new instrument emerged facing the limitations encountered with a real bagpipe while composing, rehearsing or playing on stage, especially with other tempered instruments (guitar, piano).

Changes in Universal Piper v1.2

  • New sound library: two new chanters and updated GHB factory presets.
  • Chanter reverb control over Control Change.
  • In VSTi, MIDI output of the notes after chanter mode management to be used in any other plugin.
  • Staccato supported for MIDI input.
  • Modulation is now downward instead of upward.
  • Fix: several modifications on the bww reader.
  • Fix: detune not always taken into account after program change.
  • Fix: “inverse” command not taken into account for continuous MIDI Control Change.

Universal Piper is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) for 69 EUR.

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Universal Piper updated to v1.1.0

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Virtual bagpipe instrument Universal Piper has been updated to version 1.1.0.

We are a bit late for Christmas, but we got a special delivery! The legendary pipes you ve been waiting for.

Feel the shine of Miss Hendy, the roar of Miss Francis, the Ring of Miss Lawry and the smooth of Miss McDoogy. We hope you re gonna love those sounds! And two specials French Musettes a 23 inches and a 16 inches.

Just to discover new sounds under your fingers!

Changes in Universal Piper version 1.1.0

  • Application language now in English and French.
  • MIDI control for Tone and Chanter mode.
  • Pitchbend is taken into account (+/- 1/2 tone). It can also be controlled through a CC (0-+1/4 ton).
  • Increment/Decrement MIDI CC (97 and 96) taken into account for volume, tone and chanter mode.

Universal Piper is available to purchase as an instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 49 EUR through January 2010.

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Universal Piper announces new pipes and price increase

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Universal Piper has announced the forthcoming release of new pipes for its virtual bagpipe instrument.

For those who still hesitate to get Universal Piper, it is still at an incredible price at 49euros but not for long!! Soon there will be some incredible pipes in your computer and under your fingers. We worked hard to get 6 new pipes in the Box: see by yourself on the Blog

New Universal Piper pipes

  • 2 Pipes of Centre France, each covering one and a half scale
    • 23-inch Musette with an incredible round sound and a terrible Bass (66Hz).
    • Stunning 26-inch musette, a very “singing” instrument.
  • 3+1 Legendary Pipes
    • P Henderdon (1921), very full and clear sound.
    • D Mc Dougall (ca1870) A roaring animal start and then a velvet bubble.
    • RG Lawrie (1924) with a very specific equilibrium between drones and chanter
    • R Francois (2004) the youngster but with a bewitching sound.

These pipes will be available in a new version of Universal Piper by the end of the month.
Universal Piper is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 49 EUR. The update will be free for existing users.

Note: Upon release the price will increase from 49 EUR to 69 EUR.

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Universal Piper updated to v1.0.3b

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Virtual bagpipe instrument Universal Piper has been updated to version 1.0.3b.

Universal Piper is a new instrument that aims at faithfully reproducing the sound and the playing sensation of bagpipes of any types.

The idea of this new instrument emerged facing the limitations encountered with a real bagpipe while composing, rehearsing or playing on stage, especially with other tempered instruments (guitar, piano).

Changes in Universal Piper v1.0.3b

  • New Practice Sound.
  • Mac Audio Unit and VST available on G5 and G4.
  • New chanter modes available.
  • Preset management functions: delete and saveAs.
  • Built-in configuration for Degerpipe, Technopipe, Master Gaïta and Redpipe.
  • Separate MIDI channel for chanter and control.
  • Fix: chanter mode management with detune.
  • Fix: additional panels not visible in Logic.
  • Preset management minor improvements.
  • Licence management supports addition of network card.
  • Fix: detune effect re-initialisation.
  • Fix: UP crash during program change while playing.

Universal Piper is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) for 49 EUR.

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