These free updates bring performance, stability, and MIDI improvements to two of Arturia’s most popular Analog Classics, the Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer-V, respectively released to critical acclaim in 2011 and 2012. The best just got a whole lot better!
Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer-V are available as downloads for 99 EUR/$99 USD each, or as boxed versions for 119 EUR/$129 USD.
Boscomac has announced Mk2 versions of its Claviness and Wurlitsar instrument ensembles for Native Instruments Reaktor.
I announce that CLAVINESS and WURLITSAR are died … to be reborn better in their MK2 Version, Yeah ! Nothing is more difficult than doing a mk2 version that requires as much work as the creation of the instrument! But in the end, we get a better result, Yeah !
WURLITSAR is a Wurlitzer who has a warm et round sound! Now you can mix the direct signal with the amplified signal and get an interesting balance. You can also adjust the rate of distortion of the amplifier to get some “crunch” to the wurli. Vibrato has been replaced by the ability to adjust the tremolo on the panoramic. The instrument offers two types of sound, normal or round, and it has a nice little spring reverb …
CLAVINESS is a clavinet with sensitive strings! More than MK2 version, it is a revisit to really approach the original instrument. The clavinet is an instrument that has a lot of feeling. Here, different tones are available with some very effective effects such as chorus, phaser and auto-filter and the ability to mute the strings. Ideal for the rhythmic players, it is almost impossible not to have the groove with such an instrument …
Both ensembles are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.
Propellerhead has introduced the Radical Instruments Bundle, a discounted bundle featuring the Radical Piano and Radical Keys Rack Extension instruments.
Radical Keys brings you three classic keyboard instruments in a great-sounding package: the Rhodes Mk1, the Wurlitzer and the Pianet-T. Radical Piano comes with three sampled pianos paired with the technology to make an infinite number of your own. A flexible and bendable piano that goes from ultra-clean to creakingly natural.
Thanks to Propellerhead’s cutting edge Radical Engine, these instantly playable instrument have sonic capabilities ranging from the ultra realistic to the utterly outlandish.
The Radical Instruments Bundle costs 119 EUR (25% off individual prices).
This powerful product comes with two of the world’s most defining and characteristic electric pianos, the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200A.
These instruments have been the voice of several generations and immortalized in classic songs spanning any genre from funk to soul and jazz.
EZkeys Classic Electrics features
Carefully sampled Rhodes MK I and Wurlitzer 200A instruments.
Recorded at Toontrack Studio, Umeå, Sweden and Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden using only the best of the best in modern and vintage equipment.
All sounds are designed to be mix-ready. Just pick a preset and the sound will sit right in your mix!
Uncompromising dynamic response for great playability.
The sound library costs $179 USD / 139 EUR.
EZkeys Essential Pianos combines the revolutionary EZkeys software with three products from the EZkeys Line.
Included are four equally iconic as essential instruments in any studio’s or songwriter’s toolbox; the timeless grand piano, the intimate upright as well as two of the world’s most defining and characteristic electric pianos, the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200A.
The Essential Pianos bundle has the sounds you need for anything from epic classical compositions and intimate jazz sessions to rock, pop and soul.
EZkeys Essential Pianos is available to purchase for $299 USD / 249 EUR.
Arturia has announced the launch of MiniLab, a USB bus-powered powerhouse, featuring 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys alongside brand-new pitch and modulation touch-strip controls for maximising musical expression in a highly-portable package.
16 multifunction encoders — more than those found on any available comparably-sized USB/MIDI controller — ensure everything is at hand to program or perform, wherever life may take or lead you. And if that’s not enough to keep users entertained, two banks of brightly backlit performance pads can be easily assigned as pads, MIDI CC buttons, or program change switches for even speedier interactions with whatever device MiniLab is connected to (via its cleverly-recessed USB bus-power port and sustain pedal input).
Of course, music is where the heart is, and at the heart of MiniLab is the benevolently bundled Analog Lab software solution. With over 5,000 legendary classic keyboard and synth sounds carefully chosen from the Mini V, Modular V, CS-80 V, ARP2600 V, Jupiter-8V, Prophet 5, Prophet VS, Oberheim SEM V, and Wurlitzer V range of Analog Classic software instruments, Analog Lab offers speedy and simple editing with the most essential parameters for personalising presets available onscreen and for tweaking using the MiniLab controls. Notably, those TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered sounds are not sample-based, but are actually running the full synth engine behind the scenes, so offer unparalleled flexibility.
Yet there’s more: owners of those individual Analog Classics or the all-encompassing V Collection 3.0 bundle can open an Analog Lab sound, edit it in the original software instrument, then add it to their Analog Lab library, thereby taking their sound and workflow to a higher state of musical interactivity. Speaking of which, MiniLab is also compatible with Apple iPad and iPhone products (using a camera connection kit).
So, whatever way users choose to use it, musical life on the move’s just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to MiniLab, the world’s premier mobile keyboard solution!
25 note velocity sensitive mini keyboard.
16 pads (two banks of 8 pads/buttons).
Pitchbend/Modulation touch strip.
Recessed full sized USB jack.
Bus powered, Class compliant.
Works with iPAD (camera connection kit required).
Comes with Analog Lab software.
5000 sounds from the best synths and keyboards.
MiniLab will be available to purchase from the Arturia online store or any dealer for 99 EUR / $129 USD from mid-March 2013.
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of Lounge Lizard EP-4, a versatile electric piano plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Authentic tone, action, and feel.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds in an everything-you-need package.
Lounge Lizard achieves convincing electric piano tones with less than 20 synth parameters.
New in Lounge Lizard EP-4
Completely renewed factory library features the classic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds as well as over 200 gig- and mix-ready custom electric pianos making good use of the compressor, equalizer, and multi-effect processor.
Compressor and equalizer added, perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
Character control provides five classic studio and stage signal path emulations – that’s the cabinet, pre-amp, microphone, and recorder chain that follows the piano’s output – to easily snug fit your electric piano part into your track.
Output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the piano’s physical modeling parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Lounge Lizard EP-4 into Play, Edit and FX panels.
New bank and program manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
Overhauled effects, reinvigorated, polished, and tuned especially for the electric piano.
Native 64-bit Audio Unit (AU) and VST plug-ins.
Lounge Lizard EP-4 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $199 USD.
Boscomac has announced the release of two new free electric piano sound libraries for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Boscomac’s Wurlitzer and Clavinet type electric pianos for Reaktor 5.
WURLITSAR is an electric piano belonging to the Wurlitzer family. It delivers a sound which is both round and warm. Shake it a little bit and it will show you its bluesy side. Add a little tremolo and you’ll find yourself on a boat, vibrating on the ocean…
CLAVINESS is an electric piano belonging to the Clavinet family. Its main asset is its range of sounds, from round to lively, and its unstoppable attacks which snap in the ear. It is a tremendous instrument for a keyboardist who likes to strike the keys with the elbows and the knees!
Both ensembles are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.