MaxSynths releases aPiano acoustic piano instrument for Kontakt

MaxSynths has announced that its aPiano, previously available in Wusikstation and Sfz format, is now also available for Kontakt users.

MaxSynths aPiano
MaxSynths aPiano acoustic piano instrument in Native Instruments Kontakt.

aPiano is an acoustic piano emulation with an “open, big and vibrant sound”. The goal was to create a good piano sound suitable for any style, with a realistic feeling, warm but incisive at the same time and very limited in size (in contraposition with the multi gigabytes piano libraries available on the market today).

On the technical side what makes aPiano something unique is that each single sample in this piano library has been modeled in a dedicated software following mathematical calculations. Every single sound has been generated into a computer but with the challenge to make it sound as something real. And according to what people says the goal has been succesfully reached!

The aPiano for Kontakt (requires version 4.2 or above) costs 19.90 EUR. A multiformat version is 24.90 EUR.

More information: MaxSynths / aPiano


Wusik releases The Hyper Collection for Wusik Station

Wusik has released The Hyper Collection, a soundset for the Wusik Station rompler synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Wusik Hyper Collection

In this set we try to come with totally different ideas, using Granular Synthesis with regular in-house sounds, plus, field recorded sounds, to come up with new sound textures. Plus, creative preset creation to really push the limits of the Wusik Station Engine. Be sure to listen to all audio examples to hear what’s inside this set. The best part is that you can use presets as a base for your own sound experiments. Just load a preset and switch sounds with your own samples, or sample with the Wusik Station Sampler feature, here’s where the fun starts!

The Hyper Collection features

  • Over 280 presets in the following categories: Granular SFX (135), Looped SEQs (9), Regular SFX (28), SEQ SFX (38), Synth Sync (14), Tuned Waveforms (31), Ultra Saws (10), Vocoder SEQs (17).
  • Format: mostly WAV files with a few SFZ sets and Wusik Station V6 Presets. (Compatible with V7 too)

The soundset is available to purchase for $14.95 USD.

More information: Wusik / The Hyper Collection


Les Productions Zvon turns IYTTIW donationware

Les Productions Zvon

Les Productions Zvon has announced the IYTTIW sample library is now available as donationware.

IYTTIW stands for “If You Think This Is Weird”. It is a very unique set based on original trumpet samples. Its diminutive size packs a big sound. Perfect on its own or for doubling other sounds. 551 samples for a small size of 15.7 MB.

I played and recorded some trumpet and made samples from the performance. Then I processed the samples to alter their timbral and spectral quality. In some of them you can still hear the trumpet and in others you could not guess their origin.

What really makes these sounds unique is the fact that even when they do sound synthesized, they retain the pitch modulations of the original trumpet performance which would be impossible to reproduce with a standard synthesizer.

The IYTTIW sample library is now available as donationware in the following formats: wav, sfz (41 instruments), Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 or higher, Wusikstation 5.8 or higher (sfz + 90 presets).

More information: Les Productions Zvon / IYTTIW


Les Productions Zvon IYTTIW, sample set now for Kontakt 3.5

Les Productions Zvon has announced the release of a Kontakt 3.5 version of IYTTIW (If You Think This Is Weird), a sample library based on trumpet samples.

It’s much more than a straight conversion of the previous version as in addition to the 41 basic programs, there are 21 multis and 50 instruments made with the Tone and Time machines.

These stretched instruments usually have longer durations than the basic samples, 14 of them with sustain. They greatly expand the sound palette possibilities of the set.

IYTTIW is available to purchase for $5.99 USD. The updated set is free for IYTTIW users. Until 15 February 2011, every purchase of the IYTTIW set comes with a free copy of the MC3A electronic keyboard sample set.

More information: Les Productions Zvon / IYTTIW


Xenos Soundworks releases Tesseract for Wusik Station

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Xenos Soundworks Tesseract for Wusikstation

Xenos Soundworks has released Tesseract, a sound set for the Wusik Station virtual instrument.

With 186 presets and 120 new waveroms squeezed into a 175 MB file, Tesseract offers a big sound with only a small footprint on your hard drive.

Tesseract provides the user with a wide variety of dark, moody and edgy sounds pefect for Dark Ambient, IDM, Atmospheric Drum & Bass and Industrial music.

Tesseract for Wusikstation version 3.0 and higher is available to purchase for the introductory price of $4.95 USD until January 31, 2011.

More information: Xenos Soundworks / Tesseract


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