Wavelore Instruments updates GLIDE: Resonator Slide Guitar to v1.1 + 50% off

Wavelore Instruments Glide

Wavelore Instruments has updated its GLIDE: Resonator Slide Guitar sample library for Kontakt to version 1.1.

Now updated to version 1.1, the breakthrough virtual resonator slide guitar for Native Instruments’ Kontakt 4 and higher – GLIDE emulates all the subtle nuances of a real resonator guitar using advanced KSP scripting and Wavelore’s trademark round-robin sampling and impulse response recording.

Combining features like pitch and vibrato humanization, formant corrected portamento, pick noises, slide/vibrato scratches, true legato, release samples of multiple types, and an onboard phrase sequencer, Wavelore GLIDE conquers the task of easily and accurately playing convincing slide guitar phrases without sacrificing flexibility.

Changes in Glide v1.1

  • Added Nudge Feature: Selected notes are nudged left or right by holding CTL while clicking “terminates” (< -X), and "lasts forever" (X->), respectively. Nudging amount is set using the snap grid.
  • Added velocity controls page. Now you can click on the bridge of the guitar to specify the minimum and maximum volumes for each articulation as determined by velocity. There are also band-reject filters included that reduce the extra bass effect when playing closer to the bridge + buzzy samples. The result is a smoother velocity response across the range of the instruments’ articulations.
  • Added Sustain Pedal Behavior Page: Now you can set the sustain pedal (CC#64) to perform a variety of tasks.
  • Added new factory banks/presets: As before, bank presets ascend from F4 upward, and patch keyswitches descend from F#2 downward, both in a logical progression through various options.
  • Fixed IR loading issue caused by re-naming of IR directory in version 1.0
  • Fixed a problem where engaging a keyswitch while a note in the playing range was held would result in improperly triggered patterns.
  • Fixed problem where release samples triggered after a pull-off would trigger at inconsistent volumes.
  • Fixed a problem where playing the keyboard after stopping playback mid-note in MOTU Digital Performer would not trigger sequences correctly.
  • Updated documentation.

The Glide sample library is available to purchase for $149.99 USD until May 31st, 2012 (regular $299.99 USD).

More information: Wavelore Instruments / Glide

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Wavelore Dobro library for Kontakt 4 announced + Spring Sale

Wavelore has announced the upcoming Wavelore Dobro library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.

This new slide guitar library contains a million and one features, and is in keeping with our advanced modeling of instrument behavior.

It will retail for $299.99 (like our pedal steel guitar library), but there will be a release sale period of one month wherein the product will be available for 50% off. There will also be a non-expiring loyalty price for existing Wavelore customers 66% off ($99.99)!

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Wavelore Instruments announces No-Brainer Sale

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Wavelore Instruments has announced a No-Brainer sale in support of the John Reid Liberation Fund.

We are currently having a no-brainer deal on our whole catalog for a very important cause. From now until Dec. 1 you can get the entire Wavelore catalog for just $50 USD!

The sale is in support of the John Reid Liberation Fund. John is a longtime Multiple Sclerosis sufferer, and a dear friend of Wavelore Instruments, who is trying to raise funds for a revolutionary new surgery that could alleviate or eliminate many of his MS symptoms. We are offering this unprecedented deal to you, in hopes of supporting John’s treatment.

The no-brainer deal includes the entire Wavelore catalog (over $700 worth of sample libraries) for only $50 USD. 75% of all proceeds will be donated to John’s cause.

You can find out more about John’s condition and treatment, or donate directly to the fund.

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Wavelore Instruments Slide Whistle, free instrument now for Kontakt

Wavelore has released an updated version of Slide Whistle, a virtual sampled whistle instrument previously released in GVI/GS3 format.

Wavelore Instruments Slide Whistle
Wavelore Instruments Slide Whistle for Kontakt

This instrument, (~30 megabytes zipped), uses extensive formant-corrected portamento scripting with 8-way round robin staccato samples, expression filters, and other controls to allow you unsurpassed expressive capabilities in a small, free instrument.

It also comes with a 5-page manual in .pdf format. Check it out!

Slide Whistle is now available as a free download for Kontakt 2 and higher and GVI/GS3.

More information: Wavelore Instruments / Slide Whistle

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Wavelore releases Clavichord

Wavelore Clavichord

Wavelore has announced the release of Clavichord, a deeply sampled and programmed virtual clavichord for Kontakt.

This rare and beautiful keyboard instrument was a favorite of renaissance and barouque composers, as well as a popular practice instrument for organists (it’s extremely quiet!), though it fell into relative obscurity starting around the early nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, it’s best known, perhaps, in the form of its electronic offspring, the Hohner Clavinet, which we all know to be one the funkyiest sounding instruments on record. See Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” for a well known example.

The clavichord is often referred to as the most intimate of keyboard instruments, mostly due to the fact that the player’s fingers are more directly in contact with the strings; The most unique aspect of its construction is that it allows the player to rock his or her finger on a key, producing a vibrato effect, or “bebung”…poly aftertouch well before its time!

The Wavelore clavichord faithfully reproduces all the defining and unique capabilites of its acoustic namesake, while also adding certain capabilities.

Clavichord features

  • 6 velocity layers, with 8-way polyphonic (true) round robin programming for all notes and release samples, allowing convincing performance of any passage…trills are especially fun.
  • Intimate malleable sound, close mic’ed samples and stereo impulse reponses for enhanced cabinet resonance.
  • Characteristic release samples, accurately reflecting tangent buzz – adjustable in volume with carefully programmed decay-matching (so release samples don’t “pop”).
  • Configurable Keynoise samples for all notes, including a wide array of control options for performance detection. Of course, you can also just shut ‘em off!
  • A dozen temperaments suitable for modern and period music: Equal, Pythagorean, and a variety of meantone and circulating temperaments.
  • Optional octave/unison string coupling with fine de-tuning control over each string of each key. This feature also allows the use and adjustment of “tangent slope”, or the tendency of either member of a string pair to sound later than the other, based on the angle or “slope” of the tangent’s edge. Together these controls can greatly enrich the instrument’s sound, or even be used to simulate an instrument in varying stages of disrepair!
  • Ability to apply vibrato to only the last note played using an assignable MIDI controller, and including optional randomization of vibrato width and speed for a more “human” effect than typical LFO-based vibratos. Also includes an optional multiscript that allows the use of polyphonic aftertouch for true “bebung” technique.
  • “Electric” or “Acoustic” mode: Apply a variety of cabinet or amp resonances, as well as optional, keyswitchable wah, distortion, compression, and reverb.
  • MIDI Learn mode for all assignable controls.
  • A feature-rich, dynamic performance view with nine pages of clearly organized and intuitive controls for tweaking the instrument to your taste and style.
  • Carefully chosen factory settings to allow unsurpassed out-of-the-box playability.
  • A detailed 22-page user guide .pdf including a quick start guide and detailed info on operation.

The Wavelore Clavichord is available to purchase in the Wavelore Group Buy for $89.99 USD (maximum group buy 50% discount already reached) until June 15, 2010. A free one-octave demo version is available to download from the product page.

More information: Wavelore / Clavichord

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