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.


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

Location:  Urban Hub & Sportello Startup  Via Alberoni 2, angolo via Trebbiola, 29121 Piacenza
Giorno: 24 gennaio 2018
Orario: 15:30

Info e iscrizioni

Presenzationi del nuovissimo Cubase Pro 9.5

Caro utente Steinberg,
In collaborazione con il SAE di Milano e con il Conservatorio Nicolini di Piacenza abbiamo il piacere di presentarvi Franco Fraccastoro – Product Specialist, Education Development e international producer mostrerà tutte le funzione del nuovissimo Cubase Pro 9.5.
Alcune delle nuove funzioni:

  • Nuovo traccia e funzioni metronomo
  • Nuove funzioni automazioni
  • Ridefinizione del Filebrowser
  • Nuova sezione insert
  • Adapt zoom
  • 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.

Registrazione obbligatoria

Location:  SAE Institute Milano
Via Domenico Trentacoste 14, 20134 Milano
Data: 23 gennaio 2018
Orario: 18:30

Info e iscrizioni

Location:  Urban Hub & Sportello Startup  Via Alberoni 2, angolo via Trebbiola, 29121 Piacenza
Giorno: 24 gennaio 2018
Orario: 15:30

Info e iscrizioni

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Beim Strohhause 31
20097 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 21035-0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 21035-300


Presidente: Andreas Stelling
Direttori Generali: Thomas Schöpe, Yoshiyuki Tsugawa
Registro imprese: Hamburg HR B 86 534 | Partita IVA: DE118677139

Steinberg e Cubase sono marchi registrati da Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Tutti i diritti riservati. © 2018 Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Beim Strohhause 31
20097 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 21035-0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 21035-300

Swing More – Project Sam Recensione



Full Big Band Chords

  • Pre-arranged chords perf. by full big band
  • 12 chord types per key, from major to minmaj7(9)
  • 4 or more inversions
  • Sustain and staccato

Trombone Chords

  • Pre-arranged chords perf. by 3 trombones
  • 12 chord types per key, from major to minmaj7(9)
  • 4 or more inversions
  • Sustain, staccato and fall

Solo Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Sax

  • Over 13 articulations for each sax
  • Instrument-specific falls, bends and slurs
  • Multiple vibrato types
  • Multiple legato types
  • Tempo sync “Duh-dab” for  baritone sax

Jazzy clarinet

  • Over 11 articulations
  • Genre-specific bends
  • Multiple vibrato types
  • Multiple legato types

Trumpet Section (3 players)

  • Over 9 articulations
  • Multiple vibrato types
  • Legato

Tenor Trombone & Bass Trombone

  • Over 10 articulations
  • Multiple vibrato types
  • Multiple legato types (tenor only)

Jazzy Guitar

  • Long, short and muted single notes
  • Instrument-specific slides
  • Single strums: maj, min7, dom7, dim7
  • Tempo sync grooves and phrases
  • Octaves bonus patch

Bass Guitar Fretted & Fretless

  • Long, short and muted
  • Glissando effects
  • Slide up/down (fretless only)


  • Single notes and slides
  • Single strums: maj, min, dom7, dim
  • Tempo sync groove


  • Single notes and slides
  • Single strums: maj, min, dom7, dim
  • Tremolo


  • Single notes, falls, slides & triplets

Big Band Drum Kit

  • Deeply sampled big band drum kit
  • Extensive set of tempo sync grooves and breaks
  • Crazy endings bonus patch

Bongos & Congas

Small Percussion

  • Shakers, maracas & cabasa
  • Cowbell
  • Wind chimes
  • Finger snaps


  • Authentic, jazzy sounding vibraphone
  • Single notes short and sustained
  • Tremolo
  • Octave runs
  • Optional motor effect


  • Deeply sampled grand piano
  • “Swing” and “Concert” mic options
  • Controllable pedal release effect

4 Violins

  • Arco long, tremolo & staccato polyphonic
  • Arco long & tremolo legato

Celli & Basses

  • Arco long, tremolo, stac & pizz polyphonic
  • Arco legato
  • Jazzy pizzicato

Women Vocals

  • “Ooh” and “mmm” polyphonic
  • “Ooh” and “mmm” legato

16 Inspiring Multis

[Full instrument & articulation list PDF]

Library specs

  • 80.0 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
  • 40.0 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit audio format
  • Library version download: 1.0
  • Library version boxed: 1.0

System requirements

  • Minimum Kontakt version: 5.6.5
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher
  • Minimum CPU: i5
  • Minimum RAM: 8 GB (light use)
  • Recommended RAM: 16 GB (serious use)
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Works with Kontakt (full version) and Kontakt Player (free version)

Compatibility notes

  • No support for OS X 10.10 or lower
  • No support for Windows XP or Vista
  • Not compatible with Kontakt 4
  • Not compatible with RTAS

Recensione Trailer Guitars 2 Audio IMperia

Trailer Guitars 2

We teamed up again with producer Paul Ortiz (Dark Dimensions, Event Horizon, Terraform) and sound designer Bryan Leach (Textures, Hank Drum, Decimator Drums, Sinfonia Drums) to bring you Volume 2 of our popular Trailer Guitar series. This library never lets up and always keeps you in the thick of it with its unforgiving sound design and the wide array of electric guitar patches, making it perfect for big, epic cinematic scores.

The kit includes over 7GB of 8-string electric guitar (Ibanez RG2228, customized with high output passive DiMarzio D-Activator pickups) material that ranges from extremely pristine multi-sampled stereo DI guitar to drones, rhythmic loops, pulses, and cinematic motions to a whole set of extra patches (inlcuding ambient patches and bowed guitars):

  • Multisampled Dual Tracked Dry Guitar (Sustained, Staccato, Staccatissimo, Muted, Fifth/Power Chord, Fifth/Power Chord Muted, Fifth/Power Chord Staccato, Fifth/Power Chord Staccatissimo, Vibrato, Slide Down). These work especially great when combined with plugins such as Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig, Line6 POD Farm, Peavey’s Revalver, etc.
  • Kits (Cinematic Motions): Crunch Kits (in 3/4 and 4/4), Heavy Kits (in 3/4 and 4/4)
  • Simple Loops (Alternating, Dead Notes, Power Chords Muted, Power Chords Open, Single Mutes, Single Open)
  • Pulses
  • Drones (Ambient & Distorted)
  • Mid Layers
  • Extra Kits (Cinematic Motions): Angel Kits, Demon Kits
  • Tonal Ambient Textures
  • Atonal Ambient Textures
  • Hybrid Ambient Textures
  • Rise & Hit Textures
  • Bowed Guitar

    • Trailer Guitars 2 requires the full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player). You can update your version of Kontakt via Native Instruments’ new Native Access platform.



    Until Tuesday 28th November 2017, every one of Arturia’s individual software instruments and effects is available for half price.

    Whether you need to give your tracks the warm push of an analog synth, the crunch of an overdriven organ, or the caress of a luscious studio grand piano, there’s never been a better time to take home one of Arturia’s award-winning software titles.

    The instruments on sale include

    • Analog Lab 2 : a creativity launchpad with over 5,000 classic synth & keyboard presets.
    • ARP2600 V : the super-versatile, semi-modular analog 70s legend.
    • CS-80 V : Yamaha’s polyphonic supersynth reborn.
    • Jup-8 V : the software reincarnation of the sound designer’s dream synth.
    • Mini V : the iconic 70s monosynth reborn.
    • Modular V : Dr Moog’s modular monolith.
    • SEM V : the ultimate analog companion synth.
    • Prophet V : 2 Sequential Circuits masterpieces reimagined as software synths.
    • VOX Continental V : the finest recreation of the breathy combo organ.
    • Farfisa V : the iconic sound of the 60s combo organ, regained.
    • Wurli V : the versatile keyboard brought to life through physical modelling.
    • Solina V : the string ensemble synth that started it all, back in the game.
    • Matrix-12 V : Oberheim’s game-changer now at your fingertips.
    • Stage-73 V : Fender’s iconic electric piano recaptured through physical modelling.
    • Synclavier V : the impossibly rare digital masterpiece, recreated by the original designer.
    • B-3 V : Hammond’s classic organ recreated through precise circuit & physical modelling.
    • Piano V : the physically modelled piano suite.
    • MiniFilter V : high quality studio effect modelled after Dr Moog’s famous filter.
    • Spark 2 : a fully-loaded beat production studio.

    To find out more about this exciting Black Friday special offer from Arturia, and for prices on each individual software instrument, visit:

    MidiWare a Musika 2017

    Roma, 23 Ottobre 2017 – Comunicato stampa


    MidiWare sarà presente con un suo stand a Musika 2017 – Roma Music Expo, la seconda edizione della più importante fiera musicale del centro Italia che si terrà Domenica 29 Ottobre presso l’area conferenze dell’A.ROMA Lifestyle Hotel.

    MidiWare nasce nel 1986 a Roma, prima società dedicata in Italia ad importare e distribuire software ed hardware per la produzione musicale. Attualmente il catalogo di prodotti distribuiti da MidiWare comprende strumenti hardware e software che si integrano alla perfezione in tutto il percorso della catena di produzione audio e musicale, partendo da trasduttori microfonici fino ad arrivare ai monitor da studio e ai sistemi per il trattamento acustico degli ambienti. Tra i marchi principali distribuiti da MidiWare: Moog, Novation, Arturia, Genelec, Solid State Logic, Rupert Neve Designs, RME, sE Electronics, etc.

    MidiWare sarà presente naturalmente con le ultime novità dei suoi principali marchi, tra le quali spiccano la nuova serie Genelec The Ones, i prodotti del marchio Artnovion, Moog Subsequent 37, Arturia MatrixBrute e DrumBrute, Touché di ExpressiveE e Novation Circuit Mono Station e Peak.

    E’ previsto alle 12 un seminario di Enrico Cosimi che fa parte del Synth Day On Tour interamente dedicato a Novation Peak e Touché.

    Cordiali saluti,

    Andrea Pozzi

    MidiWare Srl

    tel 06 3036 3456

    fax 06 3036 3382