Adam Monroe Music Honky Tonk Piano V.2.4 KONTAKT VST AU
Adam Monroe's Honky Tonk Piano was sampled from a vintage Chickering upright piano - exact age unknown - primarily through a Neumann TLM 102 microphone. The piano had undoubtedly seem some action, and although it could be tuned (one note at a time) the tone of the piano was a bit on the "honky" side. The piano was sampled close-miced with lid open in mono, but each note was carefully panned to creat a stereo effect. An AKG D112 was used initially in order to capture the lower frequencies, but the TLM 102 did a fine enough job on its own.
We attempted to sample this piano deeply (10 velocity layers, 2 note round robin) but in the end, round robin was only partially captured, well the velocity goals were met. Unlike most piano libraries that just record one or the other, the piano was sampled with both sustain pedal open and closed, increasing the library's size, but allowing for more expression well playing.
Once the notes were recorded, the laborious task of processing them began. Noise was removed and the piano was eq'd and compressed - yes, this is a heavily processed plugin. The end result is an EXTREMELY PURCUSSIVE and LOUD piano library that will cut through your mix. This is not a pristine, clean plugin, and the notes can be quite hard hitting! We feel this adds to the percussive nature of honky-tonk style piano playing. Although we've cleaned up the notes quite a bit since the VST's initial release, we feel that too much cleaning-up starts to destroy the sound and feel of the plugin.
This piano plugin can be a great addition to your collection, as it fills a nice niche in the world of sampled upright pianos. If you need to make demos or recordings of ragtime music, or just need a generally purcussive piano, this virtual instrument is ready to become the newest member of your VST, AU, or Kontakt arsenal.
The Kontakt version of Adam Monroe's Honky Tonk Piano is cross-platform, and is maintained by Native Instruments, all the programming and effects being done through them. Some simple scripting is done by us. The VST and Audio Unit versions are another beast entirely, and the programming falls entirely on Adam Monroe Music. The goal in any sample library that is also a VSTi (virtual instrument) or AU (Audio Unit) is to attempt to match the performance of the Kontakt Player. With this library, we feel like we have done just that.
The VST and AU versions include updated, high-performance algorithms that have been improving with each new virtual instrument released by Adam Monroe Music. For example, the buffering algorithm is double-buffered and multithreaded, which means that buffering performance is fast, even on slower computers, and even in lower latencies. Voices are held and iterated over in a pure, C-Style array. Memory use is comparable to the Kontakt version. Because of the solid VST/AU code base and - and compilation of the code to not need external .dll's/objects/libs - you can feel confident that the VST and AU versions should work just as well as the Kontakt version.
Why develop VST and AU versions at all? Although a great piece of software, the Full version of Kontakt (required to run 3rd party sample libraries) is expensive. Developing VST and AU versions that anyone can use does not add significant time to the development of a piano sample library - most of the time is spent sampling and processing the samples - so it's a real no-brainer.
Audio engineering is a large part of creating a VST or Audio Unit, and you will find some useful things like reverb, lo-fi, and chorus built into this plugin. The VST version is based on VST 2.4, and should work in nearly any modern version of 32 or 64 bit version of Windows. The Audio Unit version is compatible with, and will show up in, DAWs that still use the older CARBON resources, and is also compatible with 64 AND 32 bit DAWs running on Mac OSX. The download size for all versions is 2.9 GB, and unzipped the library takes up about 4.2 GB. We use Amazon for file serving, so you can rest assured your download will be fast and smooth!
VS Upright v1.0
Designed as a light-weight sketching piano, the VS Upright No. 1 is a clean sampling of an upright piano, the standard of homes, small clubs and studios around the world.
With a broad dynamic range and a bright, clear tone, the upright can still display a soft side when needed.
• 3 velocity layers, 2x RR, sampled in tritones to reduce size.
• Full decays of up to 30 seconds recorded.
• Recorded stereo from up close and personal for a broad, full sound.
Download contains Kontakt version and VSTi/AU versions
Toontrack EZkeys Studio Grand v1.0.0 WiN/OSX Incl.Keygen-R2R
THE PERFECT PIANO.
The Steinway & Sons B-211, widely considered the "perfect piano” and the number one choice for professional studio work
The Studio Grand sound library features a carefully sampled Steinway & Sons B-211 grand piano. With its balanced timbre and versatile range of use, this specific instrument is commonly referred to as the "perfect piano” and often the premier choice for professional studio work. All this combined with the creative framework of EZkeys will give you not only the sound of one of the world’s finest pianos – it even comes with tools to help you create and write great music.
EZkeys Studio Grand contains the same software, functionality and extensive MIDI library as the other EZkeys titles.
EZKEYS FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
• Each EZkeys contains the same software including all functionality as well as the extensive standard MIDI library.
• Each EZkeys comes loaded with an individual sound library.
• Customers that already own one EZkeys can go straight for any other and get a discounted price. All your EZkeys sound libraries will be accessible through the same instance of EZkeys
Toontrack EZkeys Small Upright v1.0.0 Incl Keygen WiN/OSX-R2R
A six-octave instrument, perfectly suited for edgy, modern music production where the piano needs to cut through.
The Small Upright sound library features a six-octave model 1001 piano by August Hoffman, a renowned Swedish brand with lineage tracing back to the late 1800s. This specific instrument is often referred to as the ”Bambino” and was built in the 1970s. Due to its small size, it produces a distinct, focused tone perfectly suited to cut through in any mix. Still to this day, and despite the fact that it’s since long out of production, the inimitable timbre of the August Hoffman ”Bambino” can be heard in songs by many top indie pop, rock and alternative bands. Start writing!
EZkeys Small Upright contains the same software, functionality and extensive MIDI library as the other EZkeys titles.
R2R has decided to release some of their earlier INTERNAL releases to the public today
Garritan Personal Orchestra VSTi HYBRiD iSO-TNC
Garritan Personal Orchestra is an award-winning orchestral library that has become the industry standard. Affordable, easy-to-use and comprehensive. Includes all the major instruments of the orchestra - strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards.
Includes the highest quality collection of orchestral instruments ever sampled. Quality instruments such as a Steinway® grand piano, Stradivari and Guarneri violins, concert harps, celesta, concert pipe organ, and many other fine instruments.
The new version of GPO includes select brass samples from Project SAM that strengthen Garritan Personal Orchestra's brass section to add punch and excitement to your musical compositions. GPO4 also includes choir sounds, extended ranges for select instruments as well as Ensemble Presets.
GPO4's new Auto Legato intelligently detects when you are playing a smooth line with overlapping notes and automatically applies correct legato transitions between notes. Creating realistic phrasing has never been easier. Auto Legato also makes playable trills extremely easy.
GPO4 now integrates the high quality Ambience reverb with the ARIA Player and has individual mixing sends for each instrument. Stereo Stage imparts spacious stereo imagery for the GPO4 instruments.
Put GPO4 exactly in tune with your ideas. The new ARIA instrument engine supports control over individual instrument tuning, the frequency serving as the overall pitch standard, and Scala definition files, a standardized format for scale degree tunings.
This release includes a full orchestral sample library, Native Instrument KONTAKT Player, GenieSoft Overture SE notation program, Steinberg Cubasis VST 4.0 (PC/OEM), Ambience Reverb, and GPO Studio, a new VSTi host application that works with notation programs. All this in a 4CD set.
CD1= Program Disc
Cd2+Cd3= Sample Disc
Production Voices Estate Grand LE for sforzando
Production Voices’ Estate Grand Piano is a beautifully hand-sampled Kawai GS60 6’9″ grand piano.
It was recorded with care and with only the finest equipment at a country estate in the heart of Southern Ontario Canada.
Estate Grand LE features
1.8+ GB sample size uncompressed.
Delivered in lossless FLAC compressed format
Easy 650mb download size.
Up to 10 velocity layers per key (Up to 25 samples per note: Pedal up, down and release samples).
1 stereo microphone position.
Full pedal down and pedal up samples.
Authentic sustain pedal up and down noises!
Controllable keyboard action/mechanism noises.
Recorded at 24 bit 44.1 kHz with incredible detail and fidelity through Apogee Symphony I/O, Neumann and Rode microphones.
Made for the FREE standalone Plogue sforzando
All samples are taken from the larger 11 GB Estate Grand for sforzando.
Self-contained standalone player. No paid software required to run!
Works with all major DAW’s such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Sonar, Cubase and more!
Mac and PC compatible
64 bit compliant
Great sound quality, yet small size.
Estate Grand LE for sforzando is free to Production Voices newsletter subscribers.
Steinberg Neo Soul Keys FULL OSX AU VSTi
Experience the most authentic virtual electric piano that brings that certain something to the table. Based on the powerful HALion engine and equipped with an elaborate interface Neo Soul Keys not only recreates the most legendary electric piano of all times but truly stands out in the studio as well as on stage.
Faithful sampling of original Mark I suitcase piano with multiple velocity layers of sustain, release, and staccato notes
Elaborate interface for direct access and intuitive workflows
VST Amp simulation with 6 different classic amp types
Premium effect section including tube distortion, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, reverb and virtual wah pedal
Vintage modeled vibrato with intensity and speed control
Realistic sounds with bell, pedal and key noises level controls
Authentic bass, mid and treble boost to recreate the original sound
Adjustable velocity curves for individual playing behavior
Dedicated "bark” samples for classic grit sounds for authentic vintage sounds
Virtual microphone simulation with axis and off axis positioning and condensed and tube microphone types
MIDI learn and automation functions for all parameters
VST 3, VST 2 and AU host compatibility
Full accessability in HALion Sonic (1.6.2 or higher), HALion Sonic SE and HALion (4.5.3 or higher)
Cross-platform 32-/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X Intel
Driven by passion and the goal to reproduce the exact sound, feel and playability of the legendary Mark I suitcase piano, Steinberg created in collaboration with Gospel Musicians the most authentic sounding virtual e-piano experience ever.
Faithfully sampled with multiple velocity layers for sustain, release and "barking" staccato notes, Neo Soul Keys shines in regard to realism and playability by comprising that "certain something" that players are seeking from their instrument.
Based on the powerful HALion engine and equipped with an elaborate interface, Neo Soul Keys more than just recreates the most famous e-piano of all times but scintillates in the studio as well as on stage.
With lots of love for detail and the proper respect for the classics alongside the fascination for innovation, Neo Soul Keys proves to be a versatile
instrument for all kinds of vintage styles such as soul, funk, gospel and jazz but also contemporary productions like hip hop, R’n’B, neo soul, pop and house music