If you don't have a host program, there are some free versions available online. Why We Liked It - The possibilities are truly endless with the Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2. Intuitive and Advanced Advanced Guitar Series Steel String is incredibly flexible, intuitive and easy-to-use. When I open the program, it automaticaly opens in full screen. However, unlike Velocity Morphing, there is no 'auto setup' option available — Articulation Morphs must be configured manually.
Blocks make Reaktor 6 akin to having an enormous modular analogue synth in your laptop. Overall, Kontakt 5 has some pleasing additions, with the emphasis on features over content. Go with any of the premium choices on this list. There are two digital ways to reproduce piano sound: digital piano and piano Virtual Studio Technology. Of the other two newbies, the Tape Saturator is the simpler, but also the better, of the two. Study each option and compare what it offers with your own musical aspirations.
Kontakt, as I'm sure you all know by now, is Native Instruments' flagship software sampler, and, as the large number four above suggests, it has now reached its fourth version. First, your acoustic base sound is just terrible because the developer spent so much time on the settings, but you can get really neat and weird tones and it all ends up working out. Change over to Sober, and a much more reasonable and still sonically interesting piano emerges. This new sample library for Kontakt is a collaboration between 2 heavy hitters in the virtual instrument world, Sample Logic, and Soundiron. So, at the top of the Morph range we hear the ff samples au naturel, and as we morph downwards, these samples progressively take on the tonality of the mf samples, and at the bottom they sound very much like the p samples.
It is based on the powerful Kontakt software sampler that has become a standard with professional musicians, producers, and composers. All the main controls are available on the front of the interface. In order to get different variations, they'll record several times as one key can have several sound variations. With modeling, you don't have to worry about space or speed. Although it does have some quirks, ultimately, Spire sounds terrific, generating everything from huge, brassy unison timbres to crystalline digital tones. The main difference between Hive and Sylenth1 are the oscillators. There are even built-in midi sequences included.
Therefore we have to decide which group is to be the 'master' — the one we will actually hear — and then mute all the other groups so we can't hear their original samples. Kontakt Player 4 Basics video! One engine designed for Solo Guitar and a second engine designed for StrumGuitar. Packed with creative presets, the effortless user interface makes it easy to conjure rhythmic timbres and tones. This ensures that all articulations seamlessly blend between each player and allows you to truly mix and match, creating your very own sound. Pros + Conexant Endless Wave technology to stream multiple orchestras.
. Every one of its individual elements is a powerful system in its own right, and they all come together to constitute a synthesiser of dizzying power and flexibility. There new 8 filter types and new modulation features which make it all the more special. To me, it seems to be most apparent in the notes when they fade off as others come in over top. Sonically, it's characterful and inspiring, with the pleasing, clear-yet-warm sound associated with analogue.
Nevertheless, the graphics and text in the new colour scheme are all very clear and legible. You know those orchestral effects we hear in the movies? For that reason, people that go through all the work of making a piano plugin have a strong argument for putting a price tag on their creation. These pianos include the Yamaha u5 Modern Upright, Hume Vintage Upright, and Barroom Upright and were carefully chosen to get a rich vintage sound. I would personally choose Mda piano over Grand Piano, but it has more settings and a decent amount more character. An example would be reverb. Upright Pianos uses all the latest technology to bring you the absolute top sounds.
Again, the Solo instruments sound incredibly well recorded and the by-default-mixed microphone position, most of the times will work just fine without the need of adding any artificial reverb. I mean, you can definitely tell that just by hitting a single note in any patch! Also, having two sets of violins, it makes this library really flexible, and the added Sordino strings, are a bonus, for more options in your sonic palette. Pianos are one of the most amazing musical instruments in the world, but they're also one of the most expensive. All in all, Rapid makes a welcome and worthy addition to the new generation of supersynths. The Performance Views for each category provide controls specifically designed to suit each instrument — this is especially evident in the Band category. The notes are warm and that brilliant decay as the note dies away makes for one sorrowing and melancholy sound — though it definitely can still bebop and big band without much trouble, it just takes some knob twisting. They fit more fast paced songs though that do not require a more delicate touch and appear to have better latency at least.
The size of these libraries can be in tens of gigabytes. All of which adds up to what can only be described as one of the very finest soft synths money can buy. The intuitive design and programming of every preset delivers infinite options for sound sculpting. These are also popular with musicians, but most genres of music may not sound as good if require an authentic piano sound. Diva's got everything you need to carve out any basic analogue sound, and then some. This plugin is usually standalone but.
It connects with all running instances of Kontakt in plug-in or standalone. Highly recommended, wherever you stand on the digital vs analogue debate. Prev Page 1 of 26 Next Prev Page 1 of 26 Next Featuring official emulations of Eurorack modules from the likes of Doepfer and Intellijel, this cross-platform modular synth is designed to look, work and sound exactly like it would if it was made from hardware. The bubblegum pink interface will be the first thing that immediately stands out — which granted some might not like, but the bold choice of bubble gum pink clues you in that this plugin is a star. The results are in reverse order, so click though the list to discover your winner. So whether you want to control the fret noises of fingers moving across strings, adjust the volume of fingers letting go of the strings, adding real-time strums to chords using our advanced strumming engine. It may be digital, but it sounds great, and the Aux Outputs allow you to interface directly with hardware for an interesting hybrid system.