Recensione Best Service Celtic Era

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Celtic ERA – when druids of the Highlands ask for a dance

With Celtic ERA, Eduardo Tarilonte once again takes you to a fascinating journey through time. This time, he travels far north to the roots of the Celtic culture. Sounds having been been played in the green vastness and the high mountains of Ireland for ages are now available at your fingertips with Celtic ERA.

After creating successful libraries such as Ancient ERA Persia, Forest Kingdom, Desert Winds, Epic World and ERA Medieval Legends, sample-mastermind Eduardo Tarilonte has dedicated himself to the sound of Nordic myths.

Whenever the unmistakable flutes are heard, they’ll magically enchant our dreaming minds with pictures of the green island and its majestic Nordic mountains. Hence, Celtic ERA is the pick of the bunch for film-scores and background music for television documentations taking place or being settled in this region. Whether historical or fictional background, the authentic sounds of Celtic ERA will lift the power of the pictures to a new level.Celtic ERA Screen and Box Image

Features Overview
  • 18-GB-heavy library with more than 18,000 samples

  • 23 brass-, string- and percussion-instruments in full detail and with immaculate quality

  • three additional instruments from the Bronze Age: Cranyx, Cornu and War Horns

  • All instruments are elaborated multisamples (24 bit/ 44,1 kHz) with several dynamic graduations, various articulations, round robin and real legato samples as well as dedicated glissando samples

  • Recorded using selected Kahayan U47-microphones into preamplifiers by the same manufacturer

  • All instruments have been played by superb musicians of the Irish music scene

  • Including authentic phrases as MIDI-patterns as well as inspiring soundscapes

Celtic Era Instruments Image 1The Instruments

For Celtic ERA, Eduardo Tarilonte has recorded 23 brass-, string- and percussion-instruments in full detail and with immaculate quality. Find catchy flutes, dreamy harps, the famous Uilleann Pipes and the indispensable Bodhran drums. To achieve an even greater variety, some sounds have been created by recording two different instruments of the same kind. This allows you for example to play a harp duet without the instruments sounding identical.

In addition, authentic phrases have been recorded as MIDI-patterns as well as inspiring soundscapes. Naturally, the instruments are offered in all of their typical articulations with an added true legato function.

List of Instruments:

Celtic ERA Instruments Banner TwoWinds:

  • Irish Flute
  • Irish Whistle
  • Low Whistle (D)
  • Highland Pipes
  • Uilleann Pipes

Percussion: Bodrahns

Keys: 2 Concertinas


  • 2 Celtic Harps
  • Irish Fiddle
  • Acoustic Guitar (fingered and plucked)
  • Irish Bouzouki
  • Tenor Banjo

Strummed: Acoustic Guitar and Irish Bouzuoki

Ancient Instruments:

  • Carnyx
  • Cornu
  • War Horn
Instruments from the Bronze Age

A true highlight of this library are three additional instruments, unheard in any previous sample library: Cranyx, Cornu and War Horns already existed in the bronze age. These instruments allow you to tap into unexplored sound worlds.

The instruments of this roundabout 18-GB-heavy library (consisting of more than 18,000 samples) are elaborated multisamples (24 bit/ 44,1 kHz) with several dynamic graduations, various articulations, round-robin- and real legato-samples as well as dedicated glissando samples.

The Engine

Celtic ERA transfers the sounds of the far north, that have been preserved until this day from times long gone by, into today’s DAW-based production environment. The carefully programmed user interface of the Engine player makes work with this library real easy, allowing musicians to be inspired by the libraries’ sounds to fully unfold their creativity.

Celtic Era GUI Screen 1Who is it for?

Celtic ERA is suited for different applications and musical applications and styles. Its spectrum ranges from scoring traditional compositions with authentic sounds, to fantasy games and movie soundtracks and as far as to the new age genre.

The sounds of Celtic ERA are completely unique and cannot be found in any other library. The outstanding selection of instruments, the MIDI-patterns and soundscapes provide you with an extensive collection which leaves as good as no sound left to be desired.

The Recordings

Eldana Studio

The recordings for Celtic ERA were made in Eldana studios in Spanish Dueñas . All instruments have been played by superb musicians being part of the Irish music scene. Martino Vacca (Uilleann Pipes, Irish Flute, Whistles), Karen Hickey (Fiddle), Carlos Martín Aires (Acoustic Guitar, Irish Bouzouki, Tenor Banjo), Jean Yves Magre (Highland Pipes), Pablo Vergara (Bodhrans). Eduardo Tarilonte, the creator of this library, single-handedly played the Concertinas and Celtic Harps while the three historical instruments were performed by Abraham Cureiro.

All instruments have been recorded using selected Kahayan U47-microphones into preamplifiers by the same manufacturer. Miking was carried out intentionally close and thus without room detail. This procedure offers full control over the following sculpting of the sounds and effects. Therefore, the sounds of Celtic ERA can be combined with Eduardo Tarilonte’s others libraries without any difficulty.


Recensione Soundiron Microrgan

Microrgan is a vintage 49-key electric reed organ built in the 1950s by the Italian electronics company Farfisa. Rare and highly sought-after, the origins of this classic instrument are shrouded in mystery and our particular keyboard has seen more than its fair share of wear and tear over the years, although it still sounds good as new thanks to its rugged mechanics and simple design. We’ve captured it’s warm, humble and yet full-bodied tone with infinite sustains and tight staccatos. But to take this far beyond an ordinary reed organ sample library, we’ve also created 20 awesome sound-designed custom synth and special effect presets and 40 unique sound-designed ambiences that can be played chromatically as atmospheric synths, dronescapes and pads or used directly in your DAW for underscoring and texture.


But fret not! We’ve captured it’s old-school fat, buttery tone, with infinite sustains and tight staccatos. To take this far beyond an ordinary analog chord organ sample library, we’ve also created 20 awesome sound-designed custom chord organ and effects presets and 40 unique sound-designed ambiences that can be played chromatically as atmospheric synths, dronescapes and pads or used directly in your DAW for underscoring and texture.

We’ve packed the GUI with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the shape in many ways. You have control over Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering. The “Glide” control slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads. You’ll also find an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filter, with assignable modulation control options, including velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use our customizable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomization and duration.

The library is programmed for the full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 and later (OSX 10.9 or later / Windows 7 or later required). It comes equipped with a custom user interface and dynamic sound shaping and mixing controls: volume, attack, release, offset, vibrato, octave, bank preset loading (with optional key-switching), adaptive arpeggiation, advanced LFO and filter systems and our full FX rack with convolution reverb with your choice of well over 100 different rooms, halls, spaces and special FX impulses.

Microrgan was recorded by John Valasis. John is a Greek-born composer, producer and sound designer. From his Athens based studio, he delivers scoring, foley and sound design services for a great number of local and international clients. John’s clientele includes prestigious brands such as Native Instruments, Ableton, Soundiron, Virgin, Amazon Prime Video, Vice Magazine and the BBC. As of 2014, John belongs to the roster of Ninja Tune’s publishing house Just Isn’t Music, alongside artists like Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Flying Lotus and The Cinematic Orchestra.

John’s professional experience began in the 90s, emerging in his late teens as a composer and producer for popular music and gradually expanding his skill-set across a large variety of genres. With the abilities he acquired through his 20-year professional career, as well as his genuine love for soulful music, he has managed to craft a strong, musical identity which sound both personal and diverse. When not working on tight deadlines, John uses Poordream as a vehicle to freely express his emotions and influences without defining limits and by exploring sound and composition beyond the boundaries of conventional electronic music.

Embertone Joshua Bell Violin Recensione


Embertone set out to create a new standard in virtual solo strings, offering plenty of inspiration without sacrificing flexibility… and with the unmistakable, iconic sound of internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell.

The instrument offers a huge variety of standard articulations, like sustains, pizzicatos, staccatos, spiccatos, and more, along with a number of sample sets you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Joshua performed an incredible set of eerie harmonics transitions, and a set of “ultra-flautando”, a special technique he can harness from his 300+ year-old violin.

Though this VI is incredibly complex, featuring almost 20,000 individual samples, it’s designed to be simple to use. Play it straight out of the box and it will inspire and surprise you! This virtual violin utilizes intelligent and predictive programming using a diverse array of musical tendencies and rule sets. And with 12 complete “legato”/transition types, you can perform the Joshua Bell violin at various tempos, dynamics, in different styles, while retaining an authentic performance!

Grammy® winner Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated winning violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests are unparalleled in the world of classical music. With more than 40 CDS recorded of classical repertoire as well as soundtracks including the Oscar® winning score for The Red Violin, Bell has been embraced by wide television audiences with appearances ranging from The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, to CBS Sunday Morning and Sesame Street. He was one of the first classical artists to have a music video on VH1 and he was the subject of a BBC Omnibus documentary.

Bell has appeared in publications ranging from The Strad and Gramophone to Time, The New York Times, People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Vogue and Reader’s Digest among many. Bell performs on the world’s most precious stages from Carnegie Hall 33 times to the Hollywood Bowl with his 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and his late 18th century French bow by François Tourte.

The 1713 ‘Huberman’ Stradivari violin now owned by Joshua Bell has a thrilling history. Formerly known as the ‘Gibson’ Strad, the violin was twice stolen from the Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman and for nearly 50 years remained undiscovered in plain sight, disguised by its thief – a café violinist named Julian Altman who made a deathbed confession to his wife.

After Altman’s death, his wife had the violin authenticated and reported to the proper authorities. The fiddle was then sold to Norbert Brainin, an acclaimed English violinist, who later decided to sell the violin to a dealer who had an investor eyeing it for a museum piece. Then Joshua stepped in, showing great empathy for its rightful owner, Bronislaw Huberman, who had passed away in 1947, and for the instrument which he felt must be played.

In Bell’s words, “The idea of the violin resting silently in a vault made me ill. This was an instrument meant to be played, not just admired.” He purchased the violin for nearly $4 million, selling his own $2 million 1732 Tom Taylor Strad in the process. The rest is history, and Joshua uses the instrument exclusively to this day!

Shimmer Shake Strike Insession Audio Recensione

Shimmer Shake Strike - Struck Percussion Selection

Shimmer Shake Strike is a one-stop-shop for all your “top of mix” percussion needs.

This sample library of tambourines, shakers and small hand percussion allows you to create and control the sound of realistic, human performances with ease.

Useful to almost every genre of music, Shimmer Shake Strike will be a library that you will use over and over for years to come.


  • Traditional “sampling” of instruments is rather straightforward: record the instrument being played from soft to hard.

  • But for tambourines and shakers, that approach will never come close to reproducing a life-like sound.

  • Instead, we recorded percussion performances, harvesting samples of forward and backward thrusts, accents, twists, and variations of the important “in-between” sounds that glue everything together.

  • Using this approach, each shaker pulls from 130 samples across 13 articulation types.

  • But more importantly: when using Shimmer Shake Strike, samples from the performances reconnect to fit your track, retaining the nuance and variation of the player.

Workshop Produci e Masterizza con Cubase e Wavelab

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Giorno: 24 gennaio 2018
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Alcune delle nuove funzioni:

  • Nuovo traccia e funzioni metronomo
  • Nuove funzioni automazioni
  • Ridefinizione del Filebrowser
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  • Nuovo VSTi e nuovi GUI effetti
  • Mixing engine a 64 bit e nuovo motore video
  • Direct offline processing e molto altro

Inoltre si affronteranno alcune tecniche di stem mastering, applicate al pop e pop elettronico, utilizzando la Montage’s window di  WaveLab 9.5. Solo durante evento del 24 gennaio ci sarà una seconda parte dedicata a Dorico, il software di notazione di nuova generazione, pensato per un nuovo modo di lavorare con la scrittura musicale.
Al termine degli incontri è prevista una sessione di domande e risposte per chiarire eventuali dubbi suoi nostri prodotti.

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Giorno: 24 gennaio 2018
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Arturia Rackbrute

RackBrute 3U & 6U è una soluzione modulare solida ed affidabile per ospitare device in formato Eurorack. Con la possibilità di collegamento diretto con il MiniBrute 2 e MiniBrute 2S tramite l’apposito sistema di connessione Link, RackBrute consente un’espansione totale verso il mondo Eurorack per i due MiniBrute ma si può utilizzare naturalmente anche in modalità stand alone con qualsiasi altro setup.

Il RackBrute è disponibile in due versioni, a 3 Unità Rack e a 6 Unità Rack. Tra le caratteristiche principali del sistema c’è la possibilità di avere 6 differenti configurazioni, potendo anche piegare il RackBrute per utilizzarlo come una vera e propria custodia per il MiniBrute 2/2S per avere una soluzione pratica e portatile con l’apposita borsa.

RackBrute 3U consente di ospitare moduli fino a 88hp, 83hp con modulo di alimentazione collegato, dove hp sta per “horizontal pitch” il formato di misura standard Eurorack per la larghezza orizzontale con 1 hp = 5.08mm. RackBrute 6U consente di ospitare moduli fino a 176hp, 171hp con modulo di alimentazione collegato.

In base alle 6 differenti configurazioni si può avere un pannello angolato posizionato al di sopra del MiniBrute 2/2S o avere i moduli ben visibili di fronte. RackBrute integra anche un modulo di alimentazione da 5hp con LED di status e fino a 1600mA +12V output, 1600mA -12V output (2 circuiti separati da 800mA) e 900mA +5V output.

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Arturia Minibrute 2

MiniBrute 2 è il nuovo sintetizzatore della casa francese pensato e progettato per interfacciarsi alla perfezione con il mondo esterno. Con un forte carattere ‘full analog’ e potenti funzionalità per scolpire il suono in ogni dettaglio, la macchina ha in dotazione arpeggiatore, step-sequencer, una versatile patch bay modulare e naturalmente l’immancabile Brute Factor.

Intuitivo, accessibile e divertente, le potenzialità di sintesi del MiniBrute 2 sono estremamente semplici da gestire ed apprezzare, garantendo soddisfazione immediata e senza limiti. Il controllo è istantaneo per ogni parametro: oscillatori, filtri, inviluppi, LFO, ogni funzione è a portata di mano per un utilizzo molto intuitivo. Dalla creatività ed immaginazione di chi lo utilizza, al suono desiderato finale, tutto in un unico percorso rapido, libero ed estremamente gratificante.

La novità principale della nuova versione di quello che è stato e resterà uno dei sintetizzatori di maggiore successo della storia della musica elettronica, è data da una potente matrice di modulazione in grado di garantire un’interfaccia potente e versatile con il mondo esterno, con moltissime sorgenti e destinazioni. Sia che si voglia sperimentare con i parametri interni della macchina, sia che si voglia effettuare connessioni all’interno di un setup modulare o mettere in sync altri dispositivi con il sequencer integrato, le possibilità sono pressoché illimitate.

Il MiniBrute 2 ha in dotazione la stessa ottima tastiera del MatrixBrute con aftertouch, che può essere trasmesso anche in routing attraverso la matrice di modulazione aprendo in questo modo nuovi scenari per la performance e la creatività. MiniBrute 2 integra anche un arpeggiatore con modalità multiple, tap tempo e sync solido e affidabile, così come un intuitivo step-sequencer per fornire il massimo delle possibilità di espressione.