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Acousticsamples releases C7 Grand for UVI

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Acousticsamples has launched C7 Grand, a virtual Yamaha C7 Grand piano instrument powered by UVI Workstation.

Acousticsamples C7 Grand

The C7 is the biggest of the C series (227cm / 7’6″) and is one of the most used pianos as it is present on many concert stages, in studios and at prestigious music events.

C7 Grand features

  • Sampled with 3 pairs of microphones carefully phase aligned. You can load, enable and control the volume of each of them.
  • Two very advanced types of resonances simulations, the resonances on pedal down and the sympathetic resonances.
  • Advanced pedal features: Repedal, Sostenuto and Half pedal.
  • Complete set of tools to tweak the MIDI velocity and volume response to make sure it fits your digital piano and your playing style.
  • Completely tune the piano, note by note, octave by octave or the whole piano at the same time.
  • Full control over the sound of the library and can enable and disable every feature.
  • Uses FLAC lossless compression format (UVI Workstation 2.5.2 is required to use it) to increase the streaming performances and loading time without losing any audio quality (14GB uncompressed, 2.41GB compressed).

The library is available for purchase for 99 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / C7 Grand

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K-Sounds releases Epic Grand for Motif XF/MOXF & Motif XS

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K-Sounds Epic Grand

K-Sounds has announced the release of Epic Grand for the Yamaha Motif XF/MOXF and Motif XS, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand was designed with quality in mind. The samples were recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Motif-compatible specifications for the final product. A close mic position was used, creating an up-front, studio sound. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.

Two bank sizes are included. The 505Mb bank offers eight sampled dynamic levels for realistic dynamic response across the keyboard. Additional independent elements such as damper resonance, release resonance, and hammer noise samples bring the piano to life. The 126Mb bank includes four sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, and hammer noises.

Epic Grand’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when notes are played with the damper pedal down. Sampling the actual resonance of a real piano provides authenticity that surpasses digital effects and convolution. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing users to adjust its volume or disable it altogether.

Epic Grand is designed to be incredibly playable. It was constantly played during its development to ensure that it responds dynamically and musically.

Epic Grand features

  • Close-miked samples of a Japanese grand piano.
  • 8 stereo sampled dynamic layers (505Mb bank).
  • 4 stereo sampled dynamic layers (126Mb bank).
  • True sampled damper resonance.
  • Release resonance samples.
  • Hammer noise samples.
  • Big “studio” sound with modest sample memory requirements.
  • Wide stereo image.
  • Mono compatible.
  • Fully programmed for the Motif XF / MOXF and Motif XS.
  • Designed to be incredibly playable.

Epic Grand for the Motif XF/MOXF and Motif XS is available for purchase for $125 USD. Additional formats are available.

More information: K-Sounds / Epic Grand

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Drumdrops releases Drum Replacement Packs & All Sample Packs + Yamaha Hybrid Kit now free

Drumdrops has released Drum Replacement Packs and All Sample Packs for its Vintage Premier Outfits 54 Kit, Rogers Big R Dub Kit and the Yamaha Hybrid Kit.

Drum Replacement Pack

The Drum Replacement Pack includes templates for Slate Trigger V2, Drumagog 5 and DrumXchanger.

Vintage Premier Outfits 54 Kit Drum Replacement Pack

The Slate Trigger template has been created using the close mic, overhead and room mic samples from the kits. There are samples for the kick drum, snare and toms. The samples in this template have up to 16 velocity levels and six round robins. The samples come in the tci format.

The Drumagog template uses the same samples and you can choose the balance between the close mic, overheads and room mics. This template uses up to 8 velocity levels with four round robins. Drumdrops have included samples for the Kick, Snare, toms and hi-hat. If you version of Drumagog contains the Auto hi-hat tracking feature then the samples will follow the opening an closing of the hi-hat. The samples come in the gog format.

The DrumXchanger template contains stereo mixed samples (a combination of the overhead, room and close mics samples). This template contains eight velocity levels with no round robins. The snare also contains a rimshot sample that has its own adjustable trigger threshold. The samples come in splx format.

The Replacement Packs of the Vintage 1963 Premier Outfits 54 Drum Kit and the Rogers Big R Dub Drum Kit are available for £15 GBP each. The Yamaha Hybrid Kit Drum Replacement Pack is free.

All Samples Packs

The All Samples Packs contain the samples from Drumdrops Kontakt packs of the drum kits including three round robins.

Drumdrops Rogers Big R Dub Kit ALL Samples Pack

These samples include the separate close mic, overhead mic and room mics of each kit (where used). The pack also includes the samples from Drumdrops ‘multi-velocity packs’. These are the overhead, room and close mic samples mixed together.

The All Samples Packs are suited for customers who use software that Drumdrops do not support or for those who like to build their own templates from scratch. All of the samples come as 24-bit WAVs.

The All Samples Packs for the Vintage 1963 Premier Outfits 54 Drum Kit and the Rogers Big R Dub Drum Kit are £25 GBP each. The Yamaha Hybrid Kit Drum All Samples Pack is free.

Additionally, the Yamaha Hybrid kit is now free in any format to anyone who signs up for an account with Drumdrops.

Drumdrops Yamaha Hybrid Kit

As well as offering the Drum Replacement Packs and the All Samples Pack for free the Multi-Velocity Pack and Single Hits pack can also be downloaded for free for this kit.

The Kontakt 5 pack of Vintage Hybrid Kit will be available soon as well.

More information: Drumdrops

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Ableton intros free Recording Hybrid Kit by Drumdrops

Drumdrops Recording Hybrid Kit

Ableton has introduced the Recording Hybrid Kit, a free multi-sampled, multi-velocity Yamaha drumset by Drumdrops.

The drums that comprise Recording Hybrid Kit were specially selected from several different Yamaha drumsets in order to provide a well-balanced and versatile Drum Racks. The individual drum voices were sampled at multiple velocities and are available in up to 16 steps for each articulation.

Recording Hybrid Kit works well at various tuning pitches, and its big size and its classic Ludwig 402 snare sound makes it especially suitable for rock and pop.

The kit is a free download at Ableton.

More information: Drumdrops / Recording Hybrid Kit

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e-instruments releases Session Keys Grand Piano instruments

e-instruments has announced the release of Session Keys Grand S and Grand Y, two Kontakt based concert grand piano instruments with a new and innovative approach to create the perfect piano sound for music productions.

e-instruments Session Keys Grand Y (Concert)

Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D4 Concert Grand Piano, used in numerous concerts and recordings by some of the world’s greatest artists.

Session Keys Grand Y captures the clear, transparent and dynamic sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Rich overtones, sparkling high end, and a powerful bass range make this outstanding instrument the perfect complement to the Grand S.

Session Keys Grand S/Y features

  • Concert and Studio modes – Each acoustic flavour has been recorded in precise detail using two separate piano lid positions.
  • Pentamorph controller – Allows users to easily adjust the Grand Piano’s acoustics – from standard characteristic sounds to atmospheres that go far beyond the obvious – as well as create movement on the fly using just one knob.
  • Session animation – The Animator is designed to generate truly musical piano performances in the most flexible way.
  • Smart Chords – For instant piano chords at your fingertips, Session Keys Smart Chord Mode provides a completely new and inventive way to add depth of musical expression to your production.
  • Edit parameters of the Grand Piano in detail – Strengthen the individuality and expressiveness of the instrument, or to take it far beyond its standard sonic signature. EQ, Compression, Convolution Reverb and Delay Effects can all be edited for creative sound design without boundaries.

The pianos are available for purchase for 99 USD/EUR each, or bundled for 159 USD/EUR.

More information: e-instruments / Session Keys Grand Pianos

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SampleTekk The Big One 60% off at VST Buzz

SampleTekk The Big One

VST Buzz is offering a 60% discount on The Big One piano sample library by SampleTekk, for a limited time only.

Get a HUGE 60% off the aptly named piano sample library – “The Big One”, from Sampletekk. Weighing in at over 6GB (zipped!), this is an absolute beast of a piano library, offering an incredibly realistic sound, for a very affordable price.

“The Big One” is a Yamaha C7 piano recorded with a massive 31 velocity layers per note, offering a huge dynamic range. Perfect for pop, rock, underscore, hip hop – this is a piano library you’ll use forever. Check out the audio demos and video for an idea of how awesome this is!

The library is available from VST Buzz for $79 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $199 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

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Bigcat Instruments intros Piano Collection for Kontakt

Bigcat Instruments has introduced the Piano Collection, a collection of free piano instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Bigcat Instruments Salamander Piano
The Salamander Piano (Yamaha C5) by Alexander HolmFeel was originally released as an SFZ instrument.

Here are six bigcat Instruments pianos for Kontakt 5.

The showpieces of the collection are mid-sized to baby Grands from each of the three major piano makers, Yamaha, Steinway and Baldwin. Also included are a Prepared Piano, a Honky-Tonk and an Intimate Piano.

The libraries are available to download at no charge (Creative Commons and Public Domain licenses).

More information: Bigcat Instruments / Piano Collection

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SampleTekk PMI Instruments Blowout Sale – 50% off

SampleTekk has announced a blowout sale on PMI Instruments, offering its PMI sample libraries at 50% off for a limited time.

SampleTekk PMI Instruments Sale

April 1 we will stop selling PMI Instruments.
So during march we are having a end sale where you get 50% discount on all PMI Libraries.

PMI Instruments

  • PMI Accordian – Post Accordions is the largest and most versatile collection of accordion samples ever sampled.
  • PMI Anvils & Churchbells – Over 25 different anvils or other large metal objects, plus collection of small & huge church bells.
  • PMI Baroque Organ – The first organ library with every single stop chromatically sampled as well as the most useful combinations.
  • PMI Bosendorfer 290 – This Bösendorfer library provides the greatest possible control during the softest pianissimo, through crescendos to the reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo.
  • PMI Carillion – The first sampled Carillon features an amazing 58 Bells! All bells have been sampled.
  • PMI Clavichords – This library brings you a small and a larger Clavichord. The clavichords have been sampled with their release sounds, giving them an unbelievable realistic quality.
  • PMI Estonia – Estonia Concert Grand piano is a multi-velocity level chromatically sampled piano of the highest realism!
  • PMI Forte E – A new 24 bit sampled Fortepiano with 3 velocity layers, sustain and modulator patches.
  • PMI Historic Keyboards – A collection of historic instruments: 2 harpsichords, a virginal and a fortepiano for GigaStudio and compatible samplers.
  • PMI Hybrid – The Hybrid Pianos allows you to build your own piano. Simply drag and drop the elements you want to add in your sampler and adjust each component to your personal taste.
  • PMI Old Lady – This library brings you an amazing Model 1923 Steinway D grand piano. Sampled with 10 recorded velocity layers with 10 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples.
  • PMI Orchestral Instruments – A collection of Orchestral Instruments for GigaStudio. Orchestral perc instruments include Celesta, Glockenspiel, Hackbrett, Marimba and Vibes.
  • PMI Positif – A small positif organ, chramitically sampled with release samples. 5 registrations: flute, holpipe, quint, flute and holpipe and tutti.
  • PMI Steinway D – A sampled Steinway model D3 piano with serial number 393210, which was built in 1965.
  • PMI The Emperor – The Bösendorfer 290 SE has a huge dynamic range, with very subtle pianissimo and thunderous fortissimi. 12 recorded velocity layers, with 12 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples.
  • PMI Theater Organ – All ranks were chromatically sampled, capturing the true nature and character of each pipe. Samples are 10 to 15 seconds long with perfect loops to enable playing of unlimited length of notes. The true release sound of the organ pipes was also recorded and is reproduced upon key-release.
  • PMI Yamaha C7 – Pop piano! Up to 16 levels of velocity, recorded at 96kHz/24 bits.

The sale ends March 31st, 2014. The PMI libraries will be discontinued after the sale.

More information: SampleTekk

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