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.
Propellerhead has announced the release of Radical Keys, a Rack Extension featuring three classic electric pianos.
The Radical Engine lets you blend signals and modeling from different signal chains—clean line recording, amplifier and ambient room mic.
Radical Keys brings you three classic keyboard instruments in a great-sounding package: the Rhodes Mk1, the Wurlitzer and the Pianet-T. All delivered through Propellerhead’s cutting edge Radical Engine, combining samples with physical modeling to bring out the character and quirks of these legendary instruments. What you get is an infinitely tweakable, instantly playable instrument whose sonic capabilities range from the ultra realistic to the utterly outlandish.
Radical Keys features
Three classic electric pianos: Rhodes Mk 1, Wurlitzer and Pianet T.
Choose and blend between line-recorded, amplified and room mic signals.
101 instantly playable piano patches for any style of music and any style of playing.
Tweak the instrument’s character by altering sympathetic resonance and envelope
Set the level for the instrument’s mechanical noises such as key noise and pedal noise. Make it clean or make it rough.
Adjustable velocity response lets you control how the instrument responds to your performance.
Unique effect section designed specifically for Radical Keys. Consists of Tremolo, Compressor, Overdrive, EQ, Phaser, Chorus and Ambience processing.
The Radical Keys Rack Extension is available to purchase for 79 EUR.
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced a pre-release promotion for its upcoming Lounge Lizard EP-4 virtual electric piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
The promotion brings the price of Lounge Lizard EP-3 down to $149 (a $50 discount) until the release of Lounge Lizard EP-4, which should be out by the end of this year. Once released, users who bought Lounge Lizard EP-3 during the promotion will receive Lounge Lizard EP-4 free of charge!
Lounge Lizard EP-3 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds in an everything-you-need package.
Rhythmic Robot has released WurliBeat, a Kontakt sound library featuring the smooth groove and mellow chilledfulness of the Wurlitzer Swingin’ Rhythm.
WurliBeat is a Kontakt recreation of the rare Wurlitzer Electronic Swingin’ Rhythm preset rhythm machine. The Swingin’ Rhythm is an early analogue rhythm unit intended to accompany Wurlitzer’s organs, and features five preset rhythms in combination with four one-shot kit pieces (kick, brush, block and cymbal) plus a Snare kit piece that can either be one-shot or continuously rolled. The onboard rhythms are typical of the 50s era, and comprise Waltz, Latin, Foxtrot, Teen and March, which features the rolled snare prominently.
WurliBeat has a creaky, slightly crackly, varying analogue charm that can add a dose of real vibe to ambient, nu jazz, trip-hop, New Age, ambient house and other laid-back musical styles.
24-bit multiple samples, randomised on playback for analogue feel.
5 preset rhythms which sync to DAW host tempo and can be combined.
Inbuilt compression and era-appropriate convolution plate reverb.
Level trim and pan position controls for each kit piece.
Photo-realistic user interface.
The sound library is available to purchase for £5.95 GBP.
Gospel Musicians has announced the release of its Neo-Soul Keys 3X sample library for the Kontakt 5 Free Player by Native Instruments.
Neo-Soul Keys 3X is an upgrade to the original Neo-Soul Keys. Unlike the original Neo-Soul Keys which only featured a Suitcase Mark I EP, the new 3X adds a dirty Stage Mark I and a Wurlitzer emulation. More importantly, we added a ton of mechanical noises to add grit, dirt, and realism to your EP experience. Our number one goal was realism and to give you the most organic experience ever in an EP library. We went to great lengths to make sure that if you could not take your heavy electro-mechanical instrument to your gig, or session, then our EP library would be the next best thing. A heavy amount of detail, thought, and programming went into this library as it boasts almost 8.0GB of sample data using Kontakt 5′s new scripting engine and features. The details make a difference and you will clearly hear the meticulous amount of detail that went into sampling every nuance and mechanical noises necessary for a complete EP experience!
We have also added the new Mark I Stage electric piano version for the Yamaha Motif XS/XF keyboards. This version has all of the knobs that are on the Kontakt version assigned to 8-different sliders for the Yamaha Motif keyboards. This gives you a lot of power, flexibility, and realism. Our goal was to make sure that the Stage EP would sound exactly the same as the Kontakt version. For the XF, you can load your EP in the Flash boards andload one time and it stays in memory.
Introduction to the new interface of Neo-Soul Keys 3X.
New in Neo-Soul Keys 3X
2.5GB of NEW Sample Data – 8.0GB Uncompressed) @ 44.1kHz/24-Bit – 12-Velocity Layers.
Two New EPs: Wurli and Mark I Stage.
Butter/Creamy sound or Mono version for Suitcase.
A Dirty Tube Saturated or Clean version Stage EP.
More Dirt knob to add more of the dirty tine.
New Key Down samples with more mechanical FX.
New Key Up Samples with more mechanical noises.
Dial in more of the Wurli distorted speaker sound.
Dial in more tube saturation for Wurli and Stage.
All samples run through tube amps for a more vintage sound.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149.99 USD until September 5th, 2012 (regular $199.99 USD). Current Neo-Soul Keys owners can upgrade to 3X for $49.99 USD until September 5th, after which the upgrade becomes $99.99 USD.
Gospel Musicians is also offering discounts on its other products until September 5th, 2012.