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Sound Magic updates Rose Whisper Piano & Ruby Piano to v2.9

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Sound Magic Rose Whisper & Ruby Pianos

Sound Magic has released version 2.9 of its Rose Whisper Piano and Ruby Piano virtual piano instruments for Windows and Mac.

The sound of Rose Whisper Piano comes from Fazioli “Brunei”, a concert grand which is worth over $400,000. Fazioli “Brunei” is the most expensive concert grand piano over the world. Fazioli, a piano manufacturer in Italy, is considered to produce the best sounding grand pianos nowadays. Based on its famous Fazioli F308, the 10 foot concert grand model, Fazioli “Brunei” is decorated with flowers in mother of pearls, features semi-precious stones in various types.

Ruby Piano starts with the Famous Yamaha C7 sound, Appearing on famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the world. Ruby Piano has successfully captured the mellow sustain and beautiful tones of a Yamaha C7 built in 1972, which has original ivory keys.

Changes since v2.5

  • Works better under OSX 10.9.
  • Improved reverb algorithm and range.
  • Adjusted some parameters.
  • Improved CPU usage.
  • Updated engine version.

Both instruments are available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 99 EUR each.

More information: Sound Magic

Karma-Lab updates KARMA Motif Software to v3.1

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Karma-Lab KARMA Motif

Karma-Lab has released KARMA Motif Software version 3.1, a major update that adds support for several more Yamaha instruments and Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.

KARMA Motif brings developer Stephen Kay’s award-winning and patented KARMA algorithmic music technology to a number of Yamaha Motif-based models, giving them extensive new interactive groove generation, arpeggiation and arranger-like capabilities. The software uses the Song/Mixing/Multi Mode of the Motif-based instruments to provide 16 part multi-timbral templates with the kind of fully interactive real-time controlled grooves that only KARMA can produce.

Changes in KARMA Motif Software v3.1

  • Supports 5 Yamaha instruments: Motif XF, Motif XS, MOXF, MOX and Rack XS.
  • Supports Mac OSX 10.4.11 through 10.9.x Mavericks, Universal.
  • Supports Windows XP through Windows 8.1, 32 and 64-bit.
  • Supports the Steinberg CMC-PD and CMC-QC external controllers, among others.
  • Adds additional control ports for use with more external devices at the same time.
  • New Previous Scene, Next Scene and Startup Scene functions.
  • New Phase Activity Display shows the relationship of each Module’s Phase Pattern.
  • Support for scrolling via MouseWheel/Trackpad where applicable.
  • Revised and updated Help File including .pdf version; new and updated Tutorials.
  • Other new features, enhancements, and improvements.

KARMA Motif for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $199 USD. The update is free for any current owners.

More information: Karma-Lab

Binary Music releases ReFills: ARP Odyssey, Valve 4 Op & Crosswave

Binary Music has announced that it is now supporting Reason’s NN-XT sampler with the release of the ARP Odyssey, Valve 4 Op and Crosswave ReFill libraries.

Binary Music ReFills

The ARP Odyssey Refill contains 101 NN-XT patches made from over 1,400 samples. Valve 4 Op is a collection of samples from a Yamaha TX81Z – 65 patches for NN-XT and 47 Combinator patches. The Crosswave Refill contains 133 NN-XT patches of an Ensoniq SQ80.

The ReFills are available to purchase for the introductory price of £11 GBP/13 EUR/$15 USD for the first week (regular £17 GBP/20 EUR/$23 USD). Prices including VAT in EU.

More information: Binary Music

MakeMusic & Abbey Road Studios intro Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand

Garrian XFX Concert Grand

MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios have announced the upcoming release of Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand, a new virtual instrument featuring the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand piano recorded in Abbey Road Studios’ historic Studio One.

“In creating our new CFX Concert Grand virtual piano, we’ve partnered with the very best,” said Gary Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences. “Abbey Road Studios is an undisputed world leader, where brilliant engineers blend the latest technology with legendary equipment and acoustics. This same ‘best of both worlds’ approach also drove the design of the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano. The flagship concert grand of the Yamaha piano line, the CFX is a stunning instrument that has elevated the art of piano making.”

“We’re delighted to have captured the fine details of this remarkable piano in this spectacular studio. The result is an incredible new virtual piano with a power, richness and clarity that is unmatched.”

Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand provides users three discrete microphone perspectives:

  • Classic – captures the natural tonal character, clarity and nuance of the CFX.
  • Contemporary – produces a bright and brilliant sound with definitive attack from the hammers.
  • Player – delivers the unique experience of playing from the piano bench in Studio One.

The CFX Concert Grand includes the powerful ARIA player, and is designed to be a perfect addition to music notation-based programs, like Finale, as well as to all sequencers and digital audio workstations.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Gary and the MakeMusic team on the CFX project,” said Mirek Stiles, head of audio products at Abbey Road Studios. “The ability to mix both close and ambient signals, as if you are in Studio One, is simply breathtaking. This beautifully sampled instrument is worthy of the Abbey Road Studios name.”

The CFX virtual instrument will be available to purchase for $259.95 USD (download) / $299.95 USD (boxed/USB flash drive).

More information: Garritan

Loopmasters releases Classic Synthology sample pack

Loopmasters Classic Synthology

Loopmasters has announced the release of Classic Synthology, a 1GB collection of classic synthesizer sounds.

Classic Synthology from Loopmasters is a nostalgic trip back in time to the hot and sweaty cable strewn studios of yesteryear, when analogue synthesisers and rhythm machines resembling overgrown calculators carved out a whole new genre of music for the world to hear.

Recorded and produced by Harvey Summers at Broad Oak Studios, Classic Synthology takes its inspiration from many of the early electronic music pioneers including Vangelis, Kraftwork, Brian Eno, FSOL and Orbital to name but a few and is intended to be used by todays cutting edge soundsmiths looking for historical sounds from the analogue behemoths of the past.

This collection includes sounds of now legendary synths including Yamaha CS-80, Arp 2600, Minimoog, Moog Taurus Mk1, Korg MS20, Korg M1 combined with a select few modern analogue counterparts heavily processed through boutique vintage equipment including Neve and RCA pre amps, a classic, 70′s Raindirk series III console, Eventide H3000 D/SX and a AMS DMX 15-80S for a truly authentic vintage sound.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.

More information: Loopmasters / Classic Synthology

Gospel Musicians release FM TiNES electric piano library

Gospelmusicians FM TiNES

Gospel Musicians has announced the launch of FM TiNES, a dedicated electric piano library that focuses on the 80′s sound.

FM TiNES is a sample and synth library containing over 20GB of the prettiest and most inspirational electric pianos ever heard. Our goal was to cover the complete genre of electric piano patches and not just FM. From D50 type bells, beautiful pads, lush strings, and multi-layered FM EPs, FM TiNES will be the number one electric piano library to go to for that 80s/90s sound. And because we are vintage synth addicts, we included FM emulations of the classic o1W Dyno, the JD Crystal EP, a Dyno-My-Piano, and who could forget the MKS-20 EPs.

FM Tines is a complete 80′s electric piano library and synth with an assortment of pianos, pads, strings, bells in which to use along or layer with. Given the library has 4 separate element slots, you can mix, match, layer, EQ, and filter each individual element/oscillator to your liking. The final stage includes the newly SparkVerb™ by UVI which is available for all three elements.

FM TiNES features

  • 148 patches and 75 distinct EP sounds
  • Size: 20GB (Huge Detailed and Exhaustive Library).
  • Recorded at 44kHz/24-bit directly from the Yamaha SY99 analog outputs.
  • Converted to 16-bits using iZotope’s MBit+ for maximum quality (We have decided to convert to 16-bit to save on hardrive space and RAM).

FM Tines for UVI Workstation Player and MachFive 3 is on sale for $99.99 USD until February 1st, 2014.

More information: Gospelmusicians / FM TiNES

Synth Magic releases Black Widow synth library for Kontakt

Synth Magic Black Widow

Synth Magic has announced Black Widow, a synthesizer and sequencer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Our latest instrument, based on sounds taken from various analogue synths including Moog Sonic 6, Yamaha CS20M and passed through various analogue filters and vintage valve pre-amps to twist the sounds into new exciting waveforms.

Big analogue sounds pour from Black Widow with ease thanks to passing some of the samples through vintage valve pre-amps and pushing them hard to make sounds that have depth and bite to them.
Black Widow has two OSC’s comprising of 26 waveforms which can be selected via the waveform menu system. All sounds are loaded into the instrument at once and can be selected via the user interface and mixed together using the variety of controls in the user interface.

Easily create biting bass and lead sounds, gorgeous analogue pads and strings, off the wall analogue synth sounds and effects.

Black Widow also comes with a new sequencer. The inspiration for this sequencer came from the sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesiser. Black Widow’s sequencer has lot’s of extra twists and the ability to sequence waveforms. The Black Widow sequencer has been scripted from scratch and allows you to key in notes from your midi keyboard.

The Black Widow library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £20 GBP (regular £25 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.2.1 or higher.

More information: Synth Magic / Black Widow

SampleTekk offers up to 65% off selected sample libraries

SampleTekk has launched a limited time sale, offering up to 65% off its Renaissance Flutes, The Big One Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Mk seventy-three, and BOB – Orchestral Brass sample libraries.

SampleTekk Sale

SampleTekk Sale

  • Renaissance Flutes – A complete set of recorders, Bass, Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino, beautifully played by one of Sweden’s top flutists. Regular Price $119 – On Sale $49
  • TBO, The Big One – Yamaha C7 Grand Piano with 93 unique samples/recorded note! Regular Price $199 – On Sale $89
  • Mk seventy-three – The Rhodes challenger! Recorded through a a Fender Twin – The way it was supposed to. Regular Price $140 – On Sale $49
  • BOB – Orchestral Brass – BOB gives you French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba. Regular Price $98 – On Sale $39

The sale ends January 20th, 2014.

More information: SampleTekk