Sound Magic has announced Piano One Special Edition, a free virtual piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
In order to Celebrate Piano One is selected as one of the 27 best free VSTs by music radar! Sound Magic releases Piano One Special Edition. The Special Edition contains all the presets published up to Sep 2012, 20 presets in total and most important, adds previous hidden key noise and harmonic controls into automation list, which previous only available on our commercial products.
The Sound of Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand, a true workhorse in the professional piano world, appearing on famous concert stages, in international competitions and in prestigious music events throughout the world.
By utilizing the Sound Magic Hybrid Modeling Engine, Piano One offers both the Realistic Sound of Sampling and the Playability of Modeling. Hybrid Modeling provides an instantaneous feeling – no delay – and a truer and richer sound than canbe created with either sampling or modeling alone. What’s more, Piano One utilizes only 160MB, which is quite a small footprint, making Piano One usable even on older PCs. There is no waiting time when loading and the CPU usage is so small that it’s virtually unnoticeable.
Piano One is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) at no cost.
Sound Magic Hybrid Modeling Technology
32 Polyphony Limited
Add-on System (needs internet connection)
Actual modeling and soft pedal samples vividly present the sound of three
kinds of pedals.
Actual Modeling of the key release sound
Built-in professional Reverb Engine simulates resonances with environment
and soundboard, adding extra realism to the sound.
Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU
It is John Cage official application. As for you it is possible to enjoy the prepared piano . It is difficult to do music expression, is. But data very it is significant.
Celebrate John Cage’s 100th birthday by playing the John Cage Piano app on your iPad. One of the many ingenious innovations of American composer/writer/artist John Cage was his creation of the “prepared piano”, in which he placed objects beneath and between the strings of a grand piano to create an entirely new instrument.
The sounds of John Cage’s prepared piano are now available for you to play on your iPad with this innovative app. Play meticulously sampled sounds of a piano prepared with the actual materials used by John Cage in the preparations for his Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48) as sampled under the supervision of the John Cage Trust.
In this video, Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper shows you how to use Propellerhead’s new Radical Piano Rack Extension as a Send Effect for processing audio. Although the example in the video shows the effect being used on drums, this effect can also sound great on vocals or solo instruments.
In this video the Propellerheads will walk you through some of the sound sculpting potential in Radical Piano, a new Rack Extension available for Reason 6.5.
Radical Piano gives you three sampled pianos paired with the technology to make an infinite number of your own. Thanks to its blend between sampling technology and physical modeling, Radical Piano is a lightweight, flexible, and bendable piano instrument that provides sounds for every situation and every song, from ultra-clean to creakingly natural — and beyond.
With Radical Piano you can do things that are otherwise impossible; not only in multi-gigabyte sample libraries but even in the recording of actual acoustic pianos. Do you wish your close mic’d grand piano sounded just a little bit more like a vintage mono upright piano? Use the microphone blend to create a hybrid sound. Route audio, like a vocal, through the jacks on the back of Radical Piano to hear it resonate the strings as if you had recorded piano and vocals together live, in the same room. What if with the turn of a knob you could transform the tonal characteristics of your piano, shifting from a soft intimate performance to a bright aggressive instrument that will cut through your mix? We’ve got that knob and it’s called “Character.”
- Three pianos: Home Grand, Deluxe Grand, and Upright
- Choose a blend of vintage mono, ambience, floor, jazz and close mics
- Go from horror movie soundtrack to sharp cut-through-the-mix piano with the Subdued and Agitated Character settings
- Adjustable velocity response puts you in control of the performance — play quietly or with exaggerated dynamics
- Set the amount of resonance, and key and pedal noises you want for a natural or surgically clean sound
- The built-in EQ, reverb and compressor lets you tweak your sound further to sit perfectly in the mix
- Tons of preset sounds included — Pianos for every situation and every song
Demonstrating some of the features of the Pianocade, a chiptunes-style synthesizer and MIDI controller. More information (and preorder information!) at www.pianocade.com
The Pianocade Synthesizer
The Pianocade is a synthesizer designed to sound, look, and feel like vintage arcade games.
The Pianocade’s built-in synthesizer is based on the sound hardware of the Nintendo NES and Game Boy (specifically, one of the square wave channels: it’s a monophonic square-wave synthesis engine with a 4-bit digital-to-analogue converter). Because it’s monophonic, it does what many early games did in lieu of chords: it cycles through the notes of the chord rapidly (arpeggiation).
Pianocade MIDI Support
The Pianocade has traditional 5-pin MIDI ports (in, out, and through) as well as USB MIDI. You can use the Pianocade to control any device with MIDI in, or control the Pianocade via an external controller or sequencer. The Piancade’s arpeggiator automatically syncs with incoming MIDI clock signals, too. You can also reprogram the MIDI messages of the joystick, coin buttons, and player buttons for a totally custom MIDI controller.
- MIDI In, Out, and Through, plus experimental USB MIDI in and out
- Integrate MIDI velocity and aftertouch into sound banks for amazing effects
- Synchronize the arpeggiator to external MIDI clock signals, with adjustable tempo
- Add “extra” controls via pitch and CC messages
- Reprogram the MIDI message sent by each control
OK so more game then music creation, but still
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From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play the hottest songs effortlessly on the #1 piano game, now available on Google Play for Android devices! Get free songs every day and enjoy the largest catalog of songs in any piano app. Turn on game mode to unlock achievements and free songs, or just relax and play your favorite tunes. Join the over 13 million Magic Piano players and experience the fun of playing piano – no lessons needed!
HUNDREDS OF SONGS – NEW SONGS ADDED EVERY WEEK!
Songs by Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and more!!!
As reported on yesterday – NI’s new instrument The Giant – here’s a fresh review:
Russ from Pro Tools Expert takes a look at the new Native Instruments GIANT piano.
See what he thinks in the extended review.
Native Instruments has a new instrument they’ve named The Giant – based on “the world’s biggest upright piano.” The Giant features the sound of the Klavins Piano Model 370i, described as “a super-sized instrument delivering a colossal sonic spectrum equally well-suited to urban pop projects, soft piano ballads, driving rock riffs and jazz numbers, as well as providing a separate ‘Cinematic’ version of the piano for darker, atmospheric projects and sound design.” This upright piano stands over three meters high and weighs over two tons, with a soundboard roughly twice the size of a typical 9′ concert grand piano soundboard. The Giant was produced by sampling expert Uli Baronowsky – creator of the ‘Galaxy’ piano series – and comprises two separate instruments in one (‘day’ and ‘night’ versions), as well as controls for shaping and modifying the sound, and 40 production-ready presets to provide instant starting points for numerous musical styles.
Click for more details and sound samples.
The Giant runs in Kontakt 5 or the free Kontakt 5 Player, and is available now for $119 at the Native Instruments online shop.
A slower, relaxing electronic ditty featuring:
TR-909: “Balearic-style”, relaxed electronic beat
SH-101: smooth, “Moog-like” synth bass
W-30: custom-made Syn Vox / Piano split patch
A generative real-time recording of the modular synthesizer and Kontakt5.
The synthesizers.com Q172 quantizer Aid module is sending midi pitch data back into my DAW (Steinberg’s Cubase 6) and I’m routing it to Kontakt 5 with an instance of Sonic Couture’s “Bowed Piano” sample sets. I also routed the midi through to the Yamaha TX816 with 8 modules playing a superb piano rendering.
Days worth of patching on the modular for everything else.
Some modules of note are the Ken Stone BiNTic filter/oscillator, J.Haible Tau “Pipe” phaser, Ian Fritz ChaQuO and 5 Pulser, two CGS01 sub oscillators and one CGS01 in Harmonic Sequencer mode.The HS mode is generating the pitch data for the formerly described piano patches and the high pitched sliding sounds in the background.
The dotcom sequencers and STG sequencers are producing voltages for the BiNTic dark ambient industrial sounds in the background.
A final white noise to the Q107 filter, Sputnik VCS, Cynthia QLPG, SSL digital delay and Oakley Deep Equinoxe phaser and STG signal amps round out the sound voices.