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Gospel Musicians updates Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate to v3.1

Gospel Musicians Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate

Gospel Musicians has announced version 3.1 of the Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate, a virtual instrument library for UVI & MachFive, featuring 5 electric piano emulations.

Neo-Soul Keys® is our flagship product and combining our samples with the UVI Workstation makes for an amazing electric piano experience.

When combined with advanced scripting and the amazing effects of the UVI Workstation, this is our best version yet.

Changes in Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate v3.1

  • 24-bit sustain samples (10.5GB Total).
  • Added a new preset system so you don’t have to keep loading new presets every time. Now all of the presets are stored inside of one combo EP. You can also add your own presets within the new combo preset system. Just make sure you save the entire preset when making and saving within the system.
  • Includes Lite presets from the the 3X Lite version that was released previously. This version is for customers who use Mainstage and have to conserve CPU and RAM.
  • Now the sustain sample’s release matches the Kontakt version.
  • All LFO sync functions for effects, panning and volume are now accurate when syncing to a DAW. New algorithms have been applied.
  • Lower Volume Mechanics – Sometimes the Mechanical effects can be a little loud. A preset version is available that has lower volume mechanical effects for a more subtle mechanical sound.
  • Re-Calibrated the Amp Sims so that they don’t cause some patches to peak. Some amp sims have more energy than others and we calibrated the Amp sims thus not to peak.
  • Added two new UK Amp Sims for a super warm and deep bass sound. This is especially useful when playing key bass.
  • Created disk and arrow push-down icons for all preset menus. Previously there was no graphical indication when the effects preset’s arrow was pressed.
  • Added Volume and Pan vibrato/tremolo option. The vibrato panning function clashed in a weird way when combined with the chorus, flanger, and phaser. This is because these effects use panning already and combining the two summed the output.
  • The Auto-Wah now replaces the Funky Wah. As an update to the newest UVI workstation, there is now a new Wah-Wah effect that sounds great. Allows for you to use rate and depth for an Auto-Wah, or you can assign the Wah effect to a pedal controller by right clicking and learning.
  • The Suitcase tines are generally bright, but a darker Suitcase tine patch has been added for diversity and a darker EP tone.

Neo-Soul Keys 5X is available to purchase for $199.99 USD.

More information: Gospel Musicians / Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate

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UVI offers Refund Voucher with iLok purchase

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UVI iLok promotion

UVI is offering a Refund Voucher with the purchase of an iLok, for a limited time.

Buy an iLok and get a Refund Voucher good towards any purchase @ uvi.net!

Supplies are limited so act fast!

UVI iLok promotion

  1. Purchase your iLok on www.uvi.net
  2. You will receive a $78 voucher code that comes in your iLok package (we refund the iLok and shipping fees) good towards any purchase at www.uvi.net

More information: UVI / iLok

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Gospel Musicians releases Talkbox Jr.

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Gospel Musicians Talkbox Jr.

Gospel Musicians has announced the release of Talkbox Jr., a sample and synthesis library for UVI and MachFive.

The Talkbox Jr. is a tribute to the legendary sound of the late/great Roger Troutman. It is a sample library featuring the most important vowel sounds and phrases from the classic talkbox sound of the 90′s. In keeping with the 90′s theme, the library also contains some of the classic synths, basses, leads, and organ sounds of that time.

The library also includes the “official” talkbox lead patches from the Yamaha DX100, which has been used by talkbox enthusiasts all over the world. These patches are designed to be used in conjunction with your mechanical talkbox. Now, instead of using the smaller 49-key keyboard to feed the talkbox sounds, a user can use the sample library with any controller they wish.

The UVI Workstation also sports a multiple synthesis engine; as a result, Gospel Musicians converted many of the lead, bass and talkbox sounds into wavetables. This allows for greater sonic possibilities when used with Pulse-Width-Modulation.

Talkbox Jr. features

  • Sounds Include 7-Vowel Sound Presets, 5-Keyswitch Phrases, 3-Scat Phrases, 24-Talkbox Patches to be used with a real Talkbox, 22-Bass Patches, 20-Lead Patches, 6-Organ Patches, 22-Synth sounds.
  • AMP Section with velocity curve and velocity sensitivity controls.
  • Filter Section with cutoff, resonance, key tracking, and drive.
  • Tone control for talkbox formant tonal changes.
  • Multiple portamento and glide modes.
  • Dedicated Sub Oscillator.
  • Instant Octave switch.
  • Multiple Mod wheel sources (LFO, Tremolo, Vibrato, Filter).
  • Multiple Effects section (Analog Chorus, 8-band EQ, Ping-Pong Delay, Analog Crunch, Cross Phaser, Drive, Stereo Spread, Auto-Wah).
  • Includes the enhanced Spark Reverb from MachFive.
  • Mastering section with a Compressor/Gate and Mastering section with tube.
  • Each category of sounds can be switched without loading.
  • Wavetable synthesis patches with digital options (PWM, Detune, Stereo, Spread Phase).

The Talkbox Jr. library is on sale for $99.99 USD until September 9th, 2013.

More information: Gospel Musicians / Talkbox Jr.

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UVI releases WaveRunner virtual instruments library

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UVI WaveRunner

UVI has released WaveRunner, a library of seven hybrid instruments inspired by synths, drum machines and rare prototypes of esteemed German heritage.

WaveRunner presents you with a collection of authentic and fascinating sounds from over 30 years of wavetable synthesis. Everything from the raw and strident origins to the wild evolving tones of more modern, full-featured machines.

Each system addressed was serviced, meticulously multi-sampled and artfully designed into seven unique hybrid instruments driven by over 30,000 samples.

WaveRunner features

  • WaveRunner 360: Based on a very old and quite rare machine, WaveRunner 360 delivers a raw and lo-fi sound.
  • WaveRunner Terminal D: Including sounds from vintage prototype drum modules, synths and modern rack drum synths.
  • WaveRunner Terminal U: Built on a generous collection of sounds from the entire range.
  • WaveRunner 2.0: Based on the original German blue.
  • WaveRunner 2.3: Similar to the 2.0 but with a distinctly different flavor, WaveRunner 2.3 is built on the upgraded German classic and its loquacious programming pal.
  • WaveRunner Orange: Based on the modern flagship wavetable synthesizers famed in the 90′s and 00′s.
  • WaveRunner X: An collection of raw waves harvested from the entire range of machines come together in this fresh and powerful dual-layer subtractive synth; capable of deep, modulating ambiances, brutal basses and uncanny leads.

The WaveRunner library for UVI and MachFive is available to purchase for $299 USD.

More information: UVI / WaveRunner

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Virharmonic updates Voice of Prague to v1.5

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Virharmonic Voice of Prague

Virharmonic has announced the release of version 1.5 of its Voices of Prague sample library for UVI, feautring a hand picked selection of top singers from the world renowned ‘Prague Philharmonic Choir’.

When version one came out at the end of September 2012, we were eagerly awaiting our users feedback. We were amazed at how well VoP was received. VoP is now used by Choir masters for mock ups, University lectures in their lessons and even helped composers to get their choral works performed live by renowned choirs. It comes as no surprise that our library has also been used in TV and Games industry and we are very pleased to see that our customers are eager to put VoP into action.

We have listened very carefully to all the feedback and have been trying to come up with ways to implement all the amazing functions which our users came up with. This new and fresh perspective lead us to a simple realization. What we wanted to do couldn’t (or at least we have no idea how)be done on our old platform of choice. We had so many ideas and very few solution on how to implement them. Then MachFive 3 accidently came under our radar and we got into talks with the guys who made it. We suddenly realized that functions we wanted were possible without cooking the CPU, overloading the ram or high latency. The first work on the update started and as it included a complete rewrite and brand new logic for the whole programme we got stuck into the samples as well.

Changes in Voices of Prague v1.5

  • Unlimited syllables.
  • Add and Remove Syllables whenever and where ever you want.
  • Control of all four voice group on one screen.
  • Copy Paste enabled between voice groups.
  • Loop function simplified.
  • Much tighter words and syllables (we didn’t even think that it was possible, but here it comes).
  • Restart for all voice groups.
  • Polylegato which is played with sustain pedal down and supports your inspiration even if piano isn’t your best friend.
  • Expert setting where you can adjust the individual cons for each voice group.
  • and many more.

Voices of Prague is available to purchase for the introductory price of $299 USD (RRP $399 USD). Existing customers can upgrade at no cost.

More information: VirharmonicVoices of Prague

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Buy Gypsy Jazzy, Get Jazzistic free at UVI

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UVI Gypsy Jazz / Jazztistic

UVI has announced a limited time promotion, offering a free copy of Jazzistic with a purchase of the Gypsy Jazzy virtual instrument library.

Gypsy Jazzy includes dozens of high-quality multi-sampled virtual instruments recorded on authentic period accordions, clarinets, drums, acoustic bass, violins and guitars. The library also comes with construction kits and the UVIrtualBand which follows your tempo and chords in real-time – so whether you’re in the mood to lay down your own lines or if you just need a couple talented rhythm players in your ensemble, Gypsy Jazzy has you covered. A huge variety of vintage jazz sound awaits you in this comprehensive collection.

In addition to playable instruments (Double Basses, Jazz Guitars, Vintage Rhodes MK1, Hammond B3, Drum Kits), Jazzistic comes packed with over 200 jazz patterns in MIDI, perfect for loading up into your sequencer or MOTU BPM, as well as over 1,000 loops and phrases cover basic to very sophiscated jazz patterns including categories such as Swing, Brushes, Latino, Herbie, Funky Jazz, Big Band, Breakbeat and more.

Gypsy Jazzy is available to purchase for $199 USD. The Jazzistic library will be free with a purchase of Gypsy Jazzy until June 23rd, 2013 ($149 USD value). Enter code GYPSYJAZZISTIC at checkout.

More information: UVI

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Acousticsamples releases Clavi D9 sound library

Acousticsamples Clavi D9

Acousticsamples has announced the release of the Clavi D9, a sound library based on the well-known clavinet D6 by Hohner.

It is probably one of the most “funky” instruments ever invented, despite the fact that it was originally intended for classical music as its sound is close to the hapsichord. It turns out that it was very well suited to replace or double a rhythmic guitar and was used in many Funk and Disco hits.
The clavinet has 5 octaves (60 keys) and works in a simple way, when you press a note, the string is pressed against a bridge just like a hammer-on on a guitar, the non muted part of the string vibrates and the pickups amplify the sound.

The D6 has very few controls, 4 eq switches and 2 pickup switches to choose which pickup has to be used plus a global volume. We recorded both pickups and we modeled precisely the eqs, as a result you can use the whites switches exactly like on the real instrument. We sampled every possible aspect of the instrument, normal notes, staccatos, releases, mutes, every pickup, sympathetic resonances and more to give you the most authentic Clavinet sound possible.

Clavi D9 features

  • 2,76Gb, around 4500 samples.
  • Realistic staccatos.
  • Precise simulation of the original filters.
  • Separation of both pickups and independant volume.
  • Sympathetic Resonances.
  • High quality Amp simulations with the most used models.
  • Real Wah effect with different pedal models.
  • Complete FX selection with Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Chorus, Distortion and Spring Reverb.
  • Real mute samples.
  • Control over the MIDI response of the library.
  • Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
  • and more…

The Clavi D9 for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $99 / 79 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Clavi D9

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UVI releases UltraMini sound library

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UVI UltraMini

UVI has introduced the UVI UltraMini, a hybrid instrument that includes two fully independent instruments with uniquely skinned GUIs – inspired by the Minimoog D 1971 and the Minimoog Voyager XL 2011 (Limited Edition).

The Minimoog was made available to the public in 1971 and continued to be produced with very little change over the next 10 years. Considered the most popular synth ever by some, there’s no doubt the instrument has led a prolific life, leaving a massive wake in its path – changing perceptions and influencing synthesizer design to this day. The Minimoog has a near-perfect balance of simplicity and sonic beauty.

One of UVI’s specialties is making hybrid instruments. High fidelity sample-based waveforms produced by real circuits; in real machines give the instrument a pure sound from the start. Then accurately modeled filters and effects are used on the backend to shape and control the sound, spending precious CPU cycles only where they’re needed. For this approach to work, you need to build an amazing library of sounds and marry them to a truly advanced DSP engine. This is exactly what UVI have done for UltraMini thanks to hundreds of man-hours of tedious multisampling and the award-winning UVI Engine™.

UVI UltraMini features

  • 3-oscillator configuration.
  • Amplitude and filter key follow.
  • Unrestricted polyphony.
  • Mono retrigger.
  • Per-oscillator amplitude.
  • Stereo.
  • Color and drive control.
  • A built in bit crusher.
  • Phaser.
  • Delay.
  • Limiter and our advanced algorithmic reverb – SparkVerb.
  • Built-in phraser and arpeggiator assignable per-oscillator.
  • Step and LFO modulations and a huge library of expertly crafted presets.

The UltraMini for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $149 USD.

More information: UVI / UVI UltraMini

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