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Dexed free FM synthesizer plugin v0.5 released

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Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format synthesizer instrument plug-in that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7.

Dexed
Dexed uses music-synthesizer-for-android for the synth engine and JUCE as a plugin wrapper.

The goal of this project is to be a tool/companion for the original DX7. Sound engine with ‘float’ value parameters, different waveform à la TX81z would be great but anything that goes beyond the DX7 should and will be a fork of this project. This is to keep the compatibility with the original machine.

Dexed features

  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows, Linux) and multi format (VST, AU and others that I don’t use); by using JUCE.
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor.
  • Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active.
  • Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

Dexed is available as a free download under the GPL v2 license. Binaries for Windows 32/64-bit VST and Mac VST can be downloaded from the Github page.

More information: Dexed

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MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios release Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand

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Garrian XFX Concert Grand

MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios have announced the release Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand, a new virtual piano instrument.

To create this new instrument, Yamaha’s flagship CFX Concert Grand piano was recorded in Abbey Road Studios’ historic Studio One by renowned engineers, blending the latest technology with legendary equipment and acoustics.

“We are very pleased to announce that we have released the CFX Concert Grand,” said Gary Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences. “This is the most detailed and advanced project our team has completed. We are honored to have this partnership with Abbey Road Studios, and the support of Yamaha, and are excited about the enthusiastic reaction this virtual piano has received so far. Today we’re proud to make an instrument with this kind of power, richness and clarity available to everyone.”

Garritan Abbey Road Studios 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 Concert Grand is available for purchase for $299.95 USD.

More information: Garritan / CFX Concert Grand

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UVI releases EGP Hybrid Electric Grand Piano

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UVI EGP

UVI has announced the release of EGP, a hybrid electric grand piano instrument based on the Yamaha CP-70.

An entire piano studio at your fingertips, EGP was approached with the goal of creating the most comprehensive and authentic electric grand piano software instrument ever, offering multiple preparations, 5 fully mixable channels, discrete EQ, effects and dynamics for both the electric and acoustic signals, versatile performance options and more.

A core library of over 10,000 samples was created utilizing high-end microphones, preamps and converters. 5 signals were captured including the raw electric output and the instrument acoustics miked in both L/R and M/S configurations. Complete control is given to the end-user, allowing for gain and mute control on a per-mic and group level. Additionally, EQ, effects and dynamics are provided for the acoustic and electric signals independently. Add a touch of reverb to the acoustic section, some overdrive, chorus and a longer attack to the electric signal, EQ both to taste—the sound shaping options are deep, quick to control and immensely rewarding.

EGP offers an extensive sonic range well beyond that of a typical electric grand. Multiple preparations like pick, bow, ebow, mutes, brush and more were recorded allowing you to create everything from plucked melodies to shimmering drone sounds in immaculate detail. Each preparation was approached with the greatest care, capturing round robins, release samples, pedal noise and sympathetic resonance. Combined with ADSR amp control and performance options like built-in wheel strum, EGP is an extremely dynamic and expressive instrument with a wide sonic range.

Pristine sound quality and an elegant UI are just the beginning. Under the hood of EGP you’ll find UVI’s sophisticated Engine XT™. With over 10 years of R+D behind it, Engine XT now sports an advanced, realtime compression system providing up to 7x faster load times and an average 70% reduction in file size. This translates to a dramatic improvement in workflow and delivers EGPs massive 20GB sample footprint in a mere 4.7GB package.

EGP is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: UVI / EGP Hybrid Electric Grand Piano

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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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