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Sound Magic releases GrandEpiano virtual electric piano instrument

Sound Magic has announced GrandEpiano, a virtual instrument featuring the sounds from a classic Rhodes Electric Piano.

Sound Magic GrandEpiano

By using our Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology, GrandEpiano not only provides an accurate copy of the vintage electric piano sounds that appear in many great hits, but also provides the playability that physical modeling brings. And, you’re not limited to just the Rhodes – 10 precise controls allow you to easily enjoy the sounds of a Wurlitzer or perhaps a Horner.

An important feature of GrandEpiano is that you can freely “hybrid” this epiano sound with any of the piano modules in Supreme Piano 2 to create a new fantastic hybrid sound. GrandEpiano provides a special Hybrid Mode with 3 controls to help you better mix the native electric sounds with those of other great Sound Magic Pianos.

With GrandEpiano, we’ve included up to the minute EFXs, making it easy to find the exact sound with the exact effects that you need. By doing so, GrandEpiano is not just a vintage machine,but one that can bring modern sounds to your mixes. You can use GrandEpiano and its powerful effects system to create your own unique sound style, a new era for the electric piano!

GrandEpiano features

  • NEO Hybrid Modeling Electric Pianos.
  • Internal Delay, Phaser, Chorus, Reverb and Compressor effect unit (native version).
  • Specially designed Modulation and Chorus Effect Unit.
  • Provides Vibrato, Tremolo and Auto Panner Modulation Effect.
  • Unique Hybrid Mode enables GrandEpiano can hybrid with Sound Magic Pianos.

The GrandEpiano is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 69 EUR. Existing Sound Magic customers pay 50 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / GrandEpiano

Ableton releases new Partner Instrument: Electric Pianos by Soniccouture

Soniccouture Electric Pianos

Ableton has announced Electric Pianos, a software instrument by Soniccouture, consisting of two carefully sampled classic electric pianos – the Rhodes Stage 73 and the Wurlitzer 200A.

The nuanced sound and dynamics of these legendary keyboards have been expertly captured by Soniccouture, with every key – and its release – recorded at many velocity levels using vintage equipment. 70 Instrument presets – tailored for perfect integration within Ableton Live – provide the characteristic sounds that made these electric pianos famous.

Controls for effects, dynamics and EQ let users dial in just the right tone for their own music.

The sound library is available to purchase for 69 EUR.

More information: Ableton / Electric Pianos

Arturia releases Wurlitzer V electric piano software

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Arturia Wurlitzer V

Arturia has announced the availability of Wurlitzer V, a high-end software recreation of the classic Wurlitzer EP 200A electric piano.

Think electric piano, and many musicians still think Wurlitzer or ‘Wurly’ — one of a series of electro- mechanical stringless pianos manufactured and marketed by the US-based Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, coining the trademarked Electronic Piano phrase in the process. The 1972-launched Wurlitzer EP 200A represented Wurlitzer’s top-of-the-range, reed-based piano line throughout its impressive 10-year production lifespan; today Arturia’s Wurlitzer V faithfully resurrects that still-sought-after sound — and more besides!

Unlike traditional sampling libraries, the Wurlitzer V’s embedded physical modelling engine readily reproduces the agreeable acoustic properties of the Wurlitzer EP 200A’s musically distinctive reeds, key action, and amplification combo by ‘constructing’ played notes in real time, creating cost-effective and reliable realism in a computer-based, truly portable package fit for a 21st Century performer; moreover, maximising integral sonic flexibility to skilfully surpass its hardware namesake is also the virtual order of the day here, appealing to studio and stage users alike.

Wurlitzer V features

  • Physical Modeling of the classic Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano.
  • Advanced parameters to allow in-depth control over the sound design.
  • Includes 11 classic stompbox-type modeled effects.
  • 4 Guitar Tube Amps and 1 Rotary Speaker modeling for vintage live sound.
  • Extensive MIDI mapping of pedals, effects and sound engine parameters.

Wurlitzer V is available to purchase as a software download for 99 EUR / $99 USD, or as boxed software for 119 EUR / $129 USD.

More information: Arturia / Wurlitzer V

Acousticsamples releases Wurlie – Wurlitzer Student Electronic Piano sound library

Acousticsamples has released Wurlie, a sampled 64 keys Wurlitzer 206A piano.

The 206A is a student model, and is very similar to a 200A except for its beige color and built in amp/speaker (it also did not come with a tremolo). It was designed to be paired with a 206, which is the teacher model and they were mainly used in conservatories. The teacher had a headphone and microphone to be able to listen to each student individually and talk to them without others hearing them.

We recorded it both from the direct output using a state of the art DI (Universal Audio Solo 610) and also using a pair of microphones right above the keys next to where the head of a player would be. We also included our common features like the multiple releases along with our sympathetic resonance system (both pedal up and down). You also have access to various commonly used effects and a full control over the midi parameters to make it fit to your keyboards response.

Demonstration of Wurlie for UVI Workstation 2 and MOTU MachFive 3

Wurlie features

  • 1.21Gb, 3123 samples.
  • 10 Velocity layers for the sustain.
  • 20 Velocities for the release.
  • Time based release samples for accurate staccato sound.
  • Sustain pedal noises (up and down), triggered automatically.
  • Independant mix of the acoustic/electric sound.
  • Sympathetic resonance on both pedal up and down.
  • Complete control over the midi response.
  • EQ.
  • Vibrato simulation.
  • Saturation, chorus and flanger effects.
  • Amp simulation of the real cabinet.
  • Spring Reverb.
  • Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerful interface and advanced features.

Wurlie is powered by UVI Workstation 2 (Windows/Mac), and now available to purchase for 80 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Wurlie

Native Instruments updates George Duke Soul Treasures + 50% off limited time deal

Native Instruments has announced the release of an update to the Kontakt-based instrument George Duke Soul Treasures.

Native Instruments George Duke Soul Treasures

The update focuses on enhanced time-stretching, made possible by recent updates to the KONTAKT 5 engine. The new time-stretching provides a much smoother, high-quality sound when changing tempo or pitch shifting, adding a new flexibility to the loops and phrases, and making it easier to incorporate them into any production. Native Instruments has published a collection of new audio demos, showcasing the time-stretched loops in action that can be found on the Native Instruments website.

GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES is a vital resource for producers looking for the sound of authentic soul. The instrument provides over 500 sliced and tempo-synced keyboard loops and phrases, recorded exclusively for Native Instruments by American soul and jazz legend George Duke. Instruments used include acoustic, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet pianos, recorded using highly sought-after vintage equipment. The instrument provides an immediate harmonic basis and is an ideal starting point for hip-hop, R&B or soulful electronic productions.

The updated GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES runs in the latest version of KONTAKT or the free KONTAKT PLAYER.

To mark this update, the price of the product has been reduced by 50% for one week only. From March 12th to March 19th 2012, the instrument is available for $59.50 USD / 49.50 EUR, exclusively at the NI Online Shop. Owners of the original George Duke Soul Treasures will receive a newsletter with a link to the free update.

More information: Native Instruments / George Duke Soul Treasures

Hollow Sun releases Tubelitzer for Kontakt

Hollow Sun has released Tubelitzer, an electric piano sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hollow Sun Tubelizer

We are extremely pleased to announce a new library – ‘Tubelitzer’, a valve/tube-based Wurlitzer 120 electric piano from the late 50s/early 60s, the one used by Ray Charles on his early hit, “What I’d Say”, which earned him some mainstream recognition.

Sampled chromatically with full length samples (no looping) and up to 27 velocity layers per note and release samples, this is an authentic recreation of a rare piece of music history…

We’ve taken some liberties with the functionality that departs from the original somewhat – adding tremolo, balance and stereo spread plus variable velocity curves, hum, etc.. There are also ten ‘factory’ presets plus provision to save ten of your own.

But it doesn’t end there – it also comes with a virtual pedalboard of stomp boxes to add a wide range of effects.. With distortion, cab simulator, chorus, phase shifter, rotary speaker, echo and convolution reverb (featuring a wide range of custom impulses from vintage springs, plates, rooms, etc., to halls and massive ambiences), the effects allows you to transform the sound quite dramatically.

Tubelitzer features

  • 44.1kHz/24-Bit.
  • Full length, chromatic samples.
  • Up to 27 velocity layers per note.
  • Release samples.
  • GUI adds extra functionality.
  • Comprehensive multiFX with phaser, chorus and delay.
  • Convolved reverb with a wide range of impulses.

Tubelitzer for Kontakt (requires Kontakt 4.2.3 full version) is available for £30 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Tubelitzer

Goldbaby releases free Wurlitzer Side Man sample pack + SP1200 Vol 2 Maschine support

Goldbaby Wurlitzer Side Man

Goldbaby Productions has released Wurlitzer Side Man, a free sample pack featuring drum samples and Rex loops.

This is possibly the first ever commercially-produced drum machine!

Manufactured in 1959. Has valve drum sounds with a spinning disk controlling the preset rhythms. A nice valve amp and speaker make this a stand alone drum machine.

The Wurlitzer Side Man is a free download from the Goldbaby freebies page.

Goldbaby has also added Maschine support for the SP1200 Vol 2 sample library.

Those who have Maschine and have already purchased this product can upgrade to the new format for $1. Just send me your original order number and I will send you a special order form.

More information: Goldbaby Productions

Sound Magic releases GrandEpiano

Sound Magic GrandEPiano

Sound Magic has released GrandEpiano, a hybrid modeling electric piano.

By utilizing Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology, GrandEpiano can simulate several acclaimed vintage epianos such as Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Horner.

The most important feature of it is that you can freely “hybrid” this epiano sound with any piano modules in Supreme Piano 2 to create a new fantastic hybrid sound. Also GrandEpiano has built in several professional effect to help you shape final sound.

GrandEpiano features

  • NEO Hybrid Modeling Electric Pianos.
  • Internal Delay, Phaser, Chorus, Reverb and Compressor effect unit.
  • Separate controls under Hybrid mode.

GrandEpiano for Windows (VST/Supreme Pianos add-on) is available for 50 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / GrandEPiano