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Toontrack releases new UK Pop EZkeys MIDI pack

Toontrack UK Pop EZkeys MIDIToontrack has released the previously announced UK Pop EZkeys MIDI pack, a collection of MIDI playing variations for Toontrack’s widely popular piano, keyboard and songwriting tool EZkeys. The pack features an all-new collection of classy, timeless pop ideas with a modern twist and, of course, that UK pop feel. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, […]

Dream Keys Cinematic Piano 50% OFF until February 18th

Dream Audio Tools Dream Keys Cinematic PianoDream Audio Tools is offering a 50% discount on the Dream Keys Cinematic Piano for Kontakt for a limited time. Created as a toolbox for film composers, electronic and pop musicians, Dream Keys Cinematic Piano features a collection of carefully “designed” cinematic piano instruments derived from two different piano sets. Dream Keys Cinematic Piano features […]

SampleScience release SampleScience Player v1 free rompler

SampleScience Player v1SampleScience has announced the release of SampleScience Player v1, the biggest free rompler ever made. This instrument plugin contains a core library of 200 playable instruments, including everything from acoustic pianos to analog synthesizers drums. To limit the size of the plugin without compromising it sound quality, the library has been compressed to FLAC, a […]

Free updated Auxiliary Percussion & Cardboard Tube Drum for SFZ

Michael Picher Auxiliary Percussion & Cardboard Tube DrumMichael Picher has released updated versions of two free sample libraries in SFZ format, featuring re-exported 48 kHz/24-bit samples for a less compressed sound. Auxiliary Percussion features a collection of odds and ends to expand your percussion section. This collection includes 5 woodblocks, claves/sticks, 3 triangles, 2 tambourines, and 2 shakers. The instrument comes with […]

One week left on Ravenscroft 275 sale – 50% off World’s Finest Piano by VI Labs

Audio Plugin Deals VI Labs Ravenscroft 275Audio Plugin Deals has announced that there is just one week left to get 50% off on the Ravenscroft 275, a virtual piano instrument by VI Labs. For an all-time low and APD exclusive price of $99, get this one-of-a-kind concert grand which has been recreated using nearly 17,000 samples and 4 discrete microphones, controlled […]

Whole Sounds releases 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand v1.1, first sampled Baldwin grand piano

Whole Sounds 1954 Baldwin Parlor GrandEastern Pennsylvania-based virtual instrument creator Whole Sounds has released version 1.1 of 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand, the first sampled Baldwin grand for the virtual instrument market, available for UVI Workstation and UVI Falcon. Baldwin has long been considered second only to Steinway among American piano manufacturers, preferred by artists like Philip Glass, Ray Charles and […]

NAMM 2018: Clavia Nord Electro 6 – Mehr Komfort und Tasten

Nord Electro 6

Der Nord Electro ist das Gerät für Elektroakustisches, also für Orgel, Piano und Samples. Er geht in sechste Runde und hat einige Neuigkeiten zu verbuchen.

Der Allrounder für den praktischen Tastenmenschen war der Electro eigentlich schon immer, da er einfach weniger wiegt als ein „richtiges Klavier“. Er hat Zugriegel und eine Oberfläche, die schnell alles bereit legt, damit es auf der Bühne kein langes Gesuche gibt.

Clavia Nord Electro 6 – ein bisschen mehr von allem!

Es gibt 3 unabhängige Klangabteilungen, die eineinander übergeblendet, geschichtet oder auf die Tastatur verteilt werden können. Das nennt Clavia „nahtlose Übergänge“ (Seamless Transtion). Außerdem ist jetzt doppelt so viel Speicher (1GB Piano, 512MB Sampling) vorhanden, um Samples zu sichern. Zwischen den Splitpunken kann man auch eine Zone definieren, die zwei Sounds spielt, nicht radikal nur einen.

Die Anzahl der Stimmen ist nun größer, die Sample-Sektion bekommt eine kleine Abteilung mit Attack und Decay (bzw. Release) Potis, für das Nötigste auf der Bühne. Es gibt natürlich auch Effekte, die direkt über die Oberfläche einstellbar sind. Natürlich sind das Effekte, die besonders zu den Orgeln und Pianos passen, also Leslies und Hall-Typen. Die Orgelmodelle sind B3, Vox und Farfisa und 2 Pfeifenorgeln, es gibt auch einen Dual-Mode für die Orgeln. Für die Pianos gibt es auch ein paar klangliche Zusätze, zum Beispiel die Piano-Filter und die „String Resonanz“. 4 Dynamik-Kurven lassen sich für die Tastaturen einstellen.

Drei Modelle mit 61, 73 Tasten gibt es und ein weiteres mit gewichteten Tasten.

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Mehr dazu gibt es auf der Nord-Website, denn der Name Clavia wird immer mehr in den Hintergrund geschoben.

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VI Labs Ravenscroft 275 virtual piano 50% OFF at Audio Plugin Deals

50% OFF VI Labs Ravenscroft 275Audio Plugin Deals has launched a sale on the Ravenscroft 275 virtual piano instrument by VI Labs, offering a 50% discount on the one-of-a-kind concert grand for the free UVI Workstation and Falcon. The Ravenscroft 275 recreates the 275 Titanium concert grand by Ravenscroft Pianos. The instrument comes with nearly 17,000 samples and 4 discrete […]

Nord announces the Nord Electro 6

The Nord Electro 6 combines our award-winning emulations of vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package. With 3

Nord Electro 6: Seamless Transitions, independent Piano, Organ, Synth

The favorite red stage piano now featured beefed up features, streamlined interface – and three independent engines plus seamless transitions between sounds.

Nord has been regularly updating their line of instruments, and now the Nord Electro gets a 2018 revision. It’s one instrument that packs multiple vintage sounds – electro mechanical and acoustic instruments – plus a sample-based synth engine.

And what sets Nord apart from, say, those Japanese giants is that it’s a small, independent maker. They’ve got only thirty employees. I’ve been to their factory/office in Stockholm, where European wood becomes the end panels and the instruments are assembled by hand. Now, that’s not just to make an ethical stand – the result is instruments that are distinctively conservative and tailored closely to what players want.

So, the Electro 6 isn’t likely to steal thunder from other announcements this month in the industry. But it does have a bunch of stuff that will appeal to keyboardists. Here’s what’s new:

The big deal is, it’s 3-part multi-timbral. You can split and layer all three sections. You can make six split points and even optional split point crossfades. There’s an Organize mode and a new UI to put it all together.

So, there’s a fresh case for using dedicated hardware in place of a laptop and software for these functions, if the Electro 6 has the sounds you need.

Also improved:

Organ: Dual Organ mode, plus two new pipe organs.
Piano: new filters for softness, mid, or brilliance.
Sample synth: 512MB memory, doubled from Electro 5.
Expanded polyphony in both piano, sample synth.

If you’ve got a late model Electro, this is probably not reason to upgrade. But it could be a strong upgrade from a lower-end stage instrument.

Coming this spring; pricing TBA. (The Electro 5 has a street around US$3000.) You get different options depending on which keybed you want:

Nord Electro 6D 61 features a 61-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (C-C) with Physical Drawbars
Nord Electro 6D 73 features a 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (E-E) with Physical Drawbars
Nord Electro 6 HP features a 73-note Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-E) with LED Drawbars

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