Il Black Friday di Arturia

Arturia, creators of the multi award-winning V Collection software bundle, are offering a special Black Friday deal to all customers, old and new.
For review enquiries and access to our press portal, please e-mail: pr@arturia.com

Arturia V Collection 6 Black Friday deal!

Starts: November 15th, 2018
Ends: December 5th, 2018

For new customers, V Collection will be available for half price its regular price.
For owners of Arturia hardware and software, V Collection will be available for a very special offer crossgrade price.
For legacy V Collection owners, an exclusive upgrade will be available for just for them.

To make sure no one misses out on this amazing deal, Arturia will run their Black Friday promotion from November 15th to December 5th, 2018.
This promotion follows Arturia’s “best price guarantee” policy, ensuring that customers receive the best offer available, which will never be beaten by future promotions.

ABOUT V COLLECTION 6

V Collection is Arturia’s flagship compendium of 21 software emulations of legendary iconic synths and keyboards using their exclusive TAE® and Phi modelling technologies. Perfectly recreating the sound and features of iconic instruments that shaped the sound of popular music for over a century. Arturia’s skilled developers then use their award-winning knowhow to introduce new features impossible with the original hardware. A classic 70s monosynth can be transformed into a polysynth at the touch of a button; the cabinetry of a German classic grand piano can be turned to glass; a complex modulation matrix can add almost infinite possibilities to a seamingly simple instrument. All this, with world-class interfaces, amazing integration, and drop-dead gorgeous GUIs.
Users upgrading to V Collection 6 will enjoy 4 new software titles: Synclavier V, DX7 V, Clavinet V, and Buchla Easel V, as well as many other workflow improvements.
V Collection was recently updated to version 6.2, which included a massive overhaul of Synclavier V, introducing resynthesis and sampling capabilities, refining KeyLab integration, and improving stability to ensure the best experience ever.
All instruments have 4K resolution resizable interfaces, use Arturia’s TAE® technology for the best audio results, and are all NKS compatible.

This amazing offer is available at retailers and web stores worldwide, and through the official Arturia site.

To find out more about Arturia V Collection, Arturia’s Black Friday deal, or to learn more about the individual instruments found within V Collection 6, visit the Arturia website.
https://www.arturia.com/black-friday

ABOUT ARTURIA

Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. They are a team of passionate people, dedicated to musicians. Their aim is to create original and different instruments, imagine new experiences, and reinvent products. Operating in 55 countries, they have offices in France, the USA, Mexico, and the UK.

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Native Instruments a metà prezzo !

Native Instruments announces half-price
Thanksgiving sale

For a limited time, 175 products are 50% off including the recently released TRAKTOR PRO 3 and KONTAKT 6.

Berlin, November 14, 2018
Native Instruments today launched their Thanksgiving sales special for 2018. From November 14 until December 2, 175 Native Instruments products are available at 50% off their original price. This offer is a great opportunity for producers to save on recent releases TRAKTOR PRO 3 and KONTAKT 6, best-sellers such as SESSION GUITARIST: ELECTRIC SUNBURST, or premium instruments such as the SYMPHONY SERIES COLLECTION.

TRAKTOR PRO 3 is the brand new version of Native Instruments’  flagship DJ software. Native Instruments overhauled the interface, optimized sound quality, and added new Mixer FX for one-touch sonic exploration. KONTAKT 6 introduces the KONTAKT Play Series: Sonically rich sample libraries that combine powerful sound design with simple playability. New effects, a creator tools app, and a wavetable module round off the package.

The SYMPHONY SERIES COLLECTION offers exquisite strings, percussion, brass, and woodwind, with an inspiring workflow and a bespoke minimalist interface. The wide range of Expansions is also included in the offer. Each expansion provides the sound of a specific genre or style, with new kits, loops and samples, beat patterns and track templates, plus new presets for MASSIVE, MONARK, and other synthesizers.

Also on offer, the DISCOVERY SERIES COLLECTION – five detailed instruments that capture musical styles and traditions from around the world. These inspiring instruments are ideal for scores and soundtrack work, but equally useful in contemporary productions. The offer also includes NI’s powerful effects and production tools, including new favorites CRUSH PACK and MOD PACK. CRUSH PACK takes distortion to a new level of control and precision, while MOD PACK brings classics plug-in effects like chorus, phaser and flanger, and updates them for a new generation.   

Full terms and conditions

This special offer is valid from November 14 to December 2, 2018. The special offer is valid only on the products listed on the promotion webpage. It is not valid on KOMPLETE 12, KOMPLETE 12 SELECT, KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE, KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, MALLET FLUX, hardware, iOS apps, accessories, or NI merchandise. All offers apply to the NI Online Shop only. Note that according to our terms and conditions, e-vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with special offers.

Additional information on this offer is available at:
https://www.native-instruments.com/products/thanksgiving-2018

Global PR Manager

Annika Weyhrich
E-Mail: annika.weyhrich@native-instruments.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 – 61 10 35 – 1600

About Native Instruments

Native Instruments is the industry leader in innovative, software, hardware and digital services for music creation, production, and DJing. Founded in 1996, the company pioneered the application of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers. 

Today, NI caters to producers, performers, and DJs with a comprehensive ecosystem of connected hardware and software systems: KOMPLETE, the industry-leading collection of virtual instruments and effects, complemented by a range of keyboard controllers and audio interfaces; MASCHINE, a powerful range of beat-making instruments now at the heart of hip-hop and electronic music communities; and TRAKTOR, the first DJ software to conquer the club, and now a range of integrated controllers that power house parties, club booths, and the world’s biggest stages.

In 2018, Native Instruments launched Sounds.com, a market-leading online subscription platform for loops and samples that also creates new revenue and promotion opportunities for individuals, brands, and business across the music industry. Along with recent acquisitions of Metapop and The Loop Loft, these three online platforms further enhance NI’s ecosystem for music creation and community.

Based in the heart of the German capital’s creative hub, the company currently employs more than 500 people in its seven offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Paris, and Shenzhen, and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and success.

Prime offerte Black Friday 8Dio

50% Off … Everything!

First of all, thank you for being our loyal V8P customer!
It is because of your contributions that we can keep creating more extraordinary instruments and push the bar for sonic design and music.  This year alone we’ve released products like Century Ostinato, 66-Basses and 66-Tubas, Silka Emotional Choirs, Intimate Studio Strings, Hybrid Tools 4 and Dark Prophecy and over 40 other products, including two Prophet hardware synths.
We would like to show our respect and appreciation back to you – by offering 50% off every 8Dio and V8P Products + Bundles.
* This promotion applies to EVERYTHING, except our two hardware Prophet X/XL synths.
So come along and join the party.  The promotion ends on 11/30 and you can use your coupon code as many times as you like! But please don’t share it.
So how does it all work?
1. Go to 8dio.com
2. Add whatever product(s) you want to the cart
3. Use this code: V8PCUSTOMID14951
4. Poof! Done! Start downloading from our super fast Amazon cloud servers
We hope you have a blast with the instruments!
And please remember what happens in V8P – Stays in V8P.
XOXO – Troels, Tawnia and Team 8Dio

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6–Recensione

https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Vienna_Software_Package/Vienna_Ensemble_PRO

Vienna Ensemble Pro has become the definitive cross-platform network solution in studios and production facilities around the world. This mixing and hosting application enables you to set up a multiple computer network with both Macs and PCs without the need for extra MIDI and audio interfaces – all you need is a simple Ethernet cable! Even when you’re using only one computer, Vienna Ensemble Pro improves your work-flow dramatically, with unique functions such as “Preserve” that keeps all your plug-ins and samples loaded while switching from one project to another – a huge time saver!

The Crystal Method

Of course Vienna Ensemble Pro supports Vienna Instruments, but you may also integrate all of your third-party 64-bit and 32-bit VST/AU instruments and effects plug-ins (such as Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, Waves, you name it) and mix them in stereo and surround (up to 7.1), with full parameter automation and optional one-click integration with Vienna MIR Pro. What’s more, with the included Epic Orchestra Sample Pack you get a powerful all-in-one production tool to get you started right away!

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is the latest version and comes with a wealth of new features and performance improvements. Please find an overview of all the key features and versions under the Product Comparison menu.

New Features
  • Retina (HiDPI) graphics support on both Mac and PCs
  • Tabbed instances – Improved organization with one common window for all instances, with detachable instances, re-ordering of instances, and tab-coloring for better identification
  • Frozen/Disabled channels allow unloading all plug-ins (including their allocated memory) from a selected channel, while keeping data intact
  • Intelligent auto-save functionality – Auto-saves project in desired intervals, but only when transport is stopped, so it doesn’t interrupt a playing session. Easily recover projects in the event of a crash.
  • VCA folders let you organize your channels conveniently with folders and subfolders that are easy to color-code
  • VST hosting on the Mac, allowing for full compatibility with Windows
  • Channel grouping allows assigning channels to a group, with option to link selected parameters to the entire group
  • “Raise Instance” is now a Vienna Ensemble Pro plug-in parameter to enable automation/hardware controller assignment for quick instance access
  • “Auto Raise Instance” option raises the connected Vienna Ensemble Pro instance automatically when you show the Vienna Ensemble Pro plug-in
  • New code base for about 70% less CPU usage for all internal Vienna Ensemble Pro calculations
  • Rewritten user interface code resulting in 80% less CPU usage for graphics
  • Improved multi-threading performance for increased plug-in hosting capacity
  • Redesigned, resizable plug-in window and Audio/Event Input Plug-in
  • Faster connection/disconnection times when switching between projects
  • Unified channel model – No more need to create different channels for Vienna Instruments or 3rd party plug-ins. Every channel now has the capability to be a bus, audio input, plug-in channel, Vienna Instruments, Vienna Instruments Pro or Vienna Imperial channel. Drag & drop plug-ins to any channel.
  • In combination with Vienna MIR Pro: Impulse response files loading up to 5 times faster, improved graphical performance (especially under OS X).
  • Mixer Interface Customization allows turning on or off sections in the mixer to suit your needs
  • Transmission of all keys to host – Shortcuts not in use by Vienna Ensemble Pro will be transferred to a connected DAW
  • Miniature view – Channel strips can now be further collapsed
  • Faster plug-in scanning
  • Many more usability improvements throughout the application
Existing Features

Vienna Ensemble Pro comes with 3 licenses for setting up a multi-computer network. One license of the Epic Orchestra sample pack is included as well. Please note that you will not receive an additional license for Epic Orchestra when purchasing the upgrade!

Don’t miss the new Vienna Ensemble Pro videos!

Best Service–Emotional Violin

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Best Service releases “Emotional Violin”

If you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern avant-garde violin compositions, the Emotional Violin is your first choice! A unique, virtual instrument that convinces through its variety of articulations, its direct and unadulterated sound and unusual playing techniques, including rebowing. With its impressive and at the same time emotional sound, it enables expressions that have never been achieved before.

Emotional Violin has been recorded throughout in a musical context to capture the expressiveness and natural bowing of real instrumentalists. The intelligent scripting enables more than 50 different playing styles and True Legato, making this library extremely versatile. In addition to the usual playing styles and articulations, the Emotional Violin also features extraordinary techniques such as:

  • Paganini Run (Legato)

  • Morbid Sustain

  • Riccochet

  • Flautando

  • Sulponti

  • Double Stopped Chords

    Contextual Sampling

    Our philosophy during the recordings is called “Contextual Sampling”. In order to find the perfect sound, various string instruments were recorded over a period of four years. We came to the conclusion that no technique comes even close to the actual and natural vibrato of a trained musician.

    The sampling of real vibrato of course has some conceptual drawbacks, but these recordings are always more inspiring and organic than adding an artificial vibrato. So our goal was to perfectly capture these musical aspects and combine them into a great sounding and easy to play instrument.

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    The result is a library with unsurpassed authenticity

    This wonderful sound is rounded off by a multitude of articulations. Thus, different phrases, turns, variations, bars and closing notes can be used as actually independent phrasings without having to repeat themselves. So that these sounds and articulations can be used appropriately to the context, respective keyswitches such as Delicate Fast, Vivid or Moderate have been added.

    Emotional Violin also offers unusual articulations that you won’t find in any other library. Simply select from one of the following:

  • Normal Sustains with and without Vibrato

  • Multiple Progressive Vibratos

  • Multiple Espressivo

  • Flautando

  • Sul Ponticello

  • Morbid Sustains

  • Harmonics

  • Multiple Spiccatos

  • Staccato

  • Marcato

  • Tremolo

  • Tremolo Sul Ponticello

  • Multiple Trills

  • Pizzicato

  • Pizzicato Snap

  • Paganini Pizzicato

  • Scratches

  • Piazolla FX

  • Diverse Violin Effects

  • Violin Percussions

This library also features technical refinements such as Rebowing, which allows you to switch between bow strokes using the Keyswitch – extremely useful for long sustains. The Vibrato Crossfade works in a similar way, allowing you to easily fade from non-vibrato to vibrato.

The Recording

The Emotional Violin was recorded at the Mastermix Studio near Munich in a wood-panelled room with a large ceiling height and the greatest possible distance to the wall. For maximum flexibility, two Neumann KM184 and U87 microphones were deliberately used to record closely. Therefore the room amount is quite subtle and you can use your own effects for further processing. However, you can also use the integrated Convolution Reverb.

Emotional Violin Articulations Screen
Kontakt

Emotional Violin has three True Legato Master Patches, including the “Romantic Violin” and the “Intimate Violin”. These contain about 80% of all recorded articulations, which logically overlap. If, for example, you play an opening note that of course has no legato, you will only hear one note with a natural string opening. As soon as you play legato or sustain notes, you will hear a note that originates from the corresponding context of the original recordings.

In addition, the library contains more than 70 articulations, which are grouped into categories and are available as multi-keyswitch patches – everything from simple sustains to dynamic crossfades between four layers is included. So if you don’t want to work with keyswitches, this way of working is perfect for you.
To ensure the highest possible liveliness, many variations contain up to 9 Round Robins.


Emotional Violin is the second virtual instrument in this series, produced by Harmonic Subtones, the makers of Emotional Cello.

Crossgrade IconRegistered users of Emotional Cello are eligible of purchasing the Crossgrade at a reduced price.





Emotional Violin is available now as box or download product at Best Service and participating key dealers:

Best Service, Emotional Violin    MSRP   € 199     $ 199     £ 175

For registered users of “Emotional Cello” we offer a price reduced crossgrade:

Best Service, Emotional Violin Crossgrade    MSRP   € 159    $ 159    £ 139


A complete presspack including graphics, product description,  Audio-, and Videodemos is  here

Embertone Joshua Bell Violin Recensione

https://www.embertone.com/instruments/joshuabellviolin.php

 

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!

UVI–IRCAM Solo Instruments–Recensione

https://www.uvi.net/ircam-solo-instruments.html

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET

Size:
5.53GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 16.20GB in WAV)

Content:
16 Instruments, 1,015 Presets, 19,965 Samples

Sample Resolution:
44.1 kHz

License:
3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 2.6.11+, and Falcon version 1.3.0+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    – Mac OS X 10.7 to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (32 and 64-bit)
    – Windows 7 to Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • 6GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)

COMPATIBILITY

Supported Formats:
Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone

Tested and Certified in:
Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

MANUAL

>> Download IRCAM Solo Instruments Manual

>> Download Soundbank Installation Guide