Soundiron has announced the arrival of their first two ReFill Packs for Reason. They tell us that they’ve worked with Propellerhead to carefully optimize and redesign their Old Busted Granny Piano and Tuned Micro libraries specifically for the Reason 6 platform, with Combinator and NN-XT presets that truly capture the playability and advanced control functionality that people have come to love with these popular instruments.
A spokesperson told SBC, “While ReFills and Kontakt presets have very different capabilities and strengths overall, you’ll find many of the same familiar UI features, a variety of matching presets, stylized artwork and the same great sound. And don’t worry, we’ll be adding new offerings to our Reason catalog as time goes on to expand the selection for our Reason users. And existing customers of the Kontakt versions of these libraries are eligible to receive low cost cross-grades to the Reason version.”
Here’s Soundiron’s description of the new ReFill packs…
Tuned Micro Reason ReFill Edition
Tuned Micro is a compact yet powerful multi-instrument collection focuses on a variety of our unique stringed and tuned percussion instruments. We took a dozen of the popular instruments found in our Stringed and Tuned Percussion Bundles for Kontakt and selected a core set of samples from each that offer a good introduction to the signature style, flavor, tone and quality you can expect from our full libraries. You’ll find a useful variety of bamboo log drums, wooden box drums, plucked zithers, prepared piano, steel bells, music box, PVC tube drums, wine glasses, kalimba/mbira, toy glockenspiel, waterharp and a modified twine-strung cello.
We’ve designed a dual-layer mix control for each instrument category preset that allows you to create custom blends with selected layered pairs from the 20 different articulations. Each preset comes with dual layer volumes, attack, release gating, filter, Echo, Reverb and other shaping and special FX parameter controls that can be automated and changed in real-time, allowing truly unique sonic possibilities.
Granny Piano Reason ReFill Edition
The Old Busted Granny Piano is a unique instrument that goes way back with us. This classic beat-up, worn-down, rickety upright piano is just the kind of faded old beauty that your grandmother had collecting dust and creepy porcelain dolls in her living room when you were a kid. With a watery and faded tone, wobbly hammers and a few broken strings, you’ll hear and feel every creak and groan as it plays. Clearly, the years have not been kind to her looks or her voice, but her soul truly has aged like a fine wine. This old girl has heart, so give her a whirl.
We’ve included plenty of Combinator patches that feature front panel controls to easily reshape the action and tone right at your fingertips, with note attack to simulate pad-like sounds, note release, release sample volume and the volume of the pedal sound effect that plays when you use the sustain pedal. We also included a couple of nifty reverb effects and an awesome “Grahammy” mode which makes Granny sound like she’s coming out of an old phonograph, complete with vinyl record pops. We also included a selection of ambiences we call Geriatrocities – various sustaining pads and evolving drones derived from the source.
Pricing and Availability:
You can download each for $29. Existing owners of the Kontakt version of each library can order the Reason ReFill Edition as an add-on for only $9. All ReFill Editions require Reason version 6.0.2 or later.
For more information: http://shop.propellerheads.se/product/radical-keys/
Introducing Radical Keys, a new Rack Extension instrument for Reason that faithfully recreates three classic electromechanical keyboards—Rhodes, Pianet and Wurlitzer. Based on the same ‘Radical’ technology as our Radical Piano instrument, Radical Keys goes beyond flawless emulation, by enabling you to sculpt your own instruments from the originals.
Disclaimer: All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, and in no way constitutes an association or affiliation with Propellerhead Software. All trademarks are solely used to identify the products whose sound was sampled and studied during the development of Radical Keys.
Tryggve Stakkeland is testing out the crank. OP-1 runs through el cap and cathedral. Polar controlling NI The Giant.
Marcus Padrini is out with a new video featuring some nice interaction between Ipad synths, the iRig and a Yamaha P95, details below:
Here is a JAM playing with just one iPad running GarageBand and Geo Synthesizer, with the support of Yamaha’s P95 Digital Piano and iRig MIDI. Everything was made live. A little drum loop on SmartDrums, a GB Pad called moonrise and my Lead, released with Geo Synth (Padrini Lead), with some modifications (delay, cutoff and gain).
The custom lead can be downloaded here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13574893/Padrini%20Lead%20LP%20MA%20delay%202.geosynth
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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About Magic Piano:
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!
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