VSTBuzz is offering a limited time 60% discount on the SampleTekk Seven Seas Grand sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Seven Seas Grand by Sampletekk is an incredibly detailed and deeply sampled Yamaha C7 grand piano. With at least 93 samples per note and 31 velocity layers, this is an beautiful sounding piano – just watch the video below to hear it!
The Seven Seas Grand was recorded at OAL Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and requires the full version of Kontakt 1.5 or higher. Its 6.04GB (zipped).
The sample library is available from VSTBuzz for $80 USD until May 15th, 2013.
Aly James Lab has released FMDRIVE, a virtual synthesizer instrument that emulates the Sega Genesis / Megadrive sound chip.
Fact is that the Megadrive had a very characteristic and cool sound, -much- cooler than Nintendo’s :) I grew up playing some great games on the genesis. So, I thought the Genesis/Megadrive also deserves that kind of attention and its own VST Instrument.
You may think, the YM2612 chip is basically another 4 Operator YAMAHA FM synth but there is more… DAC, SSG Envelopes and Special operating MODES. On top of that the SEGA had a distinctive distorted sound, more or less present, depending on revision models.
FMDRIVE is not simply an YM2612 emulator, it add many extended features and huge user friendly GUI! It is a fantastic synth suitable for chip music and SEGA nostalgic pleasure and also a powerful FM tool for modern music production.
You can design a vast range of sounds on top of 33000 instruments presets already extracted from Games ROMS. Go further with extended controls, and even MIDI control the real hardware with a special add on interface: The GENMDM designed by Little Scale.
FMDRIVE for Windows (VST/Standalone) is available at a minimum donation of 10 EUR.
UVI has introduced Digital Synsations, a massive library inspired by four 90s classic keyboards – the Yamaha SY77, the Korg M1, the Roland D50 and the Ensoniq VFX.
Digital Synsations includes over 500 patches expertly programmed on a fully restored Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, Roland D50 and Ensoniq VFX‚ used by many of the greats including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Toto, 808 State, Jean Michael Jarre and more.
The custom patches were deeply multi-sampled using top-shelf equipment and edited to perfection before being sent off for professional mastering. These sonics became the foundation for UVI new hybrid instrument and combined with the UVI Engine give you the true character of these classic synths with all of the peculiarities and programming by products intact. Extremely easy to use and fast to edit environment complete with all the features you expect from a modern virtual instrument.
If you’re looking for a new take on the 90′s sound, or just some new classic synth inspiration, then look no further.
Digital Synsations is available to purchase for $199 USD. Requires UVI Workstation 2 or MachFive 3.
Martin78 has announced the release of a free Yamaha TG500/SY85 drum and fx sample library.
The 1992 Yamaha TG500 is the rack version of the SY85 workstation.
Free 48khz 16bit sample pack of ALL drum and fx waveforms. Waveforms – it means, no internal effects were used, no layers. Pure samples looped as originals. Every waveform recorded few times in different pitch.
Recorded thru Akai s5000 sampler, then DC adjusted, normalized, denoised, trimed and looped on Windows.