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realsamples offer some of the most beautifully authentic sampled instruments around. Each sample collection offers chromatic sampling, with 40 or 32 velocity zones per note. It's these details that make an instrument sound 'real' and realsamples' raison d'etre is to capture the analogue sound resolution with as many snapshots of its personality as possible to provide a unique sense of reality. All sample libraries are 100% license-free, even within commercial products and releases. Instruments are offered as patches for the most popular samplers, including EXS24, Kontakt 2 and HaLion.

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 - Bass Guitar Collection
Bass Guitar CollectionrealsamplesFunk / Soul / Disco, Future House2018-01-31

The realsamples Bass Guitar Collection brings the sound of a Warwick™ Streamer® electric bass to your sampler, with all its low mid and bottom end glory. The bass was recorded directly through a Mindprint™ DTC® channel-strip. Chromatically sampled, every note is available in 32 velocity layers. Additionally, every string has been sampled up to higher regions (G-string up to the 15th fret). The library contains more than 1,500 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Disco / Nu-Disco • Drum & Bass • Dubstep • Hip-Hop / R&B • Tech House

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 - Concert Guitar Collection
Concert Guitar CollectionrealsamplesChill Out, Orchestral2018-01-31

The realsamples Concert Guitar Collection features a masterbuilt concert guitar, providing typical finesse and grace for nylon-strung "Spanish" guitars. The acoustic guitar is sampled chromatically with 32 velocity layers of each note. The library contains more than 1,000 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Dance • Electro House • Minimal / Deep Tech • Trance

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 - Electric Guitar Collection Vol.1
Electric Guitar Collection Vol.1realsamplesHip-Hop / R&B, Funk / Soul / Disco2018-01-31

The realsamples Electric Guitar Collection Vol.1 features a Fender™ Custom Shop Stratocaster® electric guitar through a Fender™ Deluxe® tube amp. For this library, we sampled the well-known “bell-like” Stratocaster™-clean sound (bridge/middle pickups com-bined), with 32 velocity layers per note. This sample library consists of nearly 1,400 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Dubstep • House • Minimal / Deep Tech • Trance

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 - Electric Guitar Collection Vol.2
Electric Guitar Collection Vol.2realsamplesHip-Hop / R&B, Funk / Soul / Disco2018-01-31

The Electric Guitar Collection Vol.2 features a Fender™ Custom Shop Stratocaster® electric guitar through a Fender™ Deluxe® tube amp. For this library, we sampled the typical “bluesy” Stratocaster™-clean sound (neck pickup), with 32 velocity layers per note. Just like its brother, the library consists of nearly 1,400 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Disco / Nu-Disco • Downtempo • House

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 - German Harpsichord 1741
German Harpsichord 1741realsamplesFunk / Soul / Disco, Orchestral2018-01-31

The German Harpsichord 1741 library features another rare German harpsichord built by Christian Zell in 1741. The instrument provides an elusive majestic texture and beautiful upper mid harmonics unlike any other harpsichord. Residing at the Organeum in the Northern Germany, the harpsichord is in excellent playable condition. The sample library features six sounds sampled seperately - the front and a rear 8' stops, both together, the 4', Lautenzug and the tutti combination. The Zell harpsichord is now available in the sampler in its Bach-Kellner tuning at 399 Hz (presets at 440 Hz are also available). Like all harpsichords, the instrument is not touch-sensitive like a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound the same twice due to different resonances of body and strings. Up to now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured every sampled stop with 8 variations of each note (Lautenzug and 4': 4 samples per note). The key release sounds are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in digital simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples per note. The sample library contains close to 3,300 single samples. Presets are included for HAlion®, Kontakt2® (or higher) and EXS24® software samplers. For the recordings, we employed custom-made Wagner™ U47w® tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters. The samples were recorded at 192 kHz/24 bits, downsampled to 44.1 kHz/24 bits. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Chillout • EDM • Hip-Hop / R&B • Sound FX • Trance

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 - Real Drums Collection
Real Drums CollectionrealsamplesFunk / Soul / Disco, Drums2018-01-31

The realsamples Real Drums Collection sample library features a Pearl™ drum kit with two snare drums (wood & brass), ride, crash & splash cymbals. The drums were sampled with up to 110 velocity layers. Additionally, the drums were recorded in left- and right-hand-versions, to allow for realistic fills and rolls programming. Pre-recorded rolls done by the drummer are included as well. Apart from regular sticks, brushes and so-called rods (a blend between brushes and regular sticks) were utilized to provide variation. The bass drum was recorded with both the left and right pedals. During the sampling process, all microphones on the drum kit were left open to capture the "mic bleed" of a normal drum recording session. This way, a natural balance was achieved. The library contains nearly 3,200 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Downtempo • Drum & Bass • Glitch Hop • Hip-Hop / R&B

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 - Slap Bass Collection
Slap Bass CollectionrealsamplesHip-Hop / R&B, Funk / Soul / Disco2018-01-31

The realsamples Slap Bass Collection brings funky slap single notes of a Warwick™ Streamer® electric bass to your sampler. Chromatically sampled, every note is avail-able in 32 velocity layers for great dynamic range. Additionally, every string has been sampled up to higher regions (G-string up to the 15th fret) to provide flexibility. Ghost notes are included as well. The library consists of nearly 1,700 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Dance • Disco / Nu-Disco • Future Bass • House • Progressive House

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 - Vintage Bass Collection
Vintage Bass CollectionrealsamplesHip-Hop / R&B, Funk / Soul / Disco2018-01-31

The realsamples Vintage Bass Collection brings the classic Fender™ Jazz Bass® into the sampling world: The vibrant sound that can be found on many timeless records as well as contemporary recordings. The bass is sampled with 32 velocity layers per note. Additionally, slap notes are included (4 velocity layers per note) as well as ghost notes of every string. The library consists of nearly 1,200 single samples. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Dance • Drum & Bass • Trance

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 - German Harpsichord 1738 - Edition Germanisches Nationalmuseum
German Harpsichord 1738 - Edition Germanisches NationalmuseumrealsamplesFunk / Soul / Disco, Orchestral2018-01-31

The German Harpsichord 1738 library features one of the very few preserved historical German harpsichords, a very beautiful sounding instrument built by Christian Vater. The instrument - built in Hannover in 1738 - features very mellow low end and rich low mids, combined with majestic upper harmonics and a delicate treble range, which shows the German harpsichord tradition very well. Residing at the Germanische Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, the harpsichord remains in great playable condition. The sample library features all three sounds of the instrument sampled separately - the front and a rear 8' register as well both together. The latter combination of both offering the beatufilly complex harmonics of the instrument. The Vater harpsichord is now available in the sampler for the first time, in its original Valotti tuning at 392 Hz. Presets at 440 Hz are also available. Like all harpsichords, the instrument is not touch-sensitive like a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound the same twice due to different resonances of body and strings. Up to now, keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords mostly by triggering off the exact same digital sample when repeatedly playing a key. This makes for a sterile sounding impression of the instrument. In order to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured every sampled register with 8 variations of each key. The sounds of the key releases are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples per note. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in German by Dr. Frank Bär of the Germanische Nationalmuseum, explaining the history of the instrument. Presets are included for HAlion®, Kontakt2® (or higher) and EXS24® software samplers. The library contains nearly 2,000 single recordings. The samples were recorded at the excellent sounding "Aufseß-Saal" of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. For the recording process, we employed custom-made Wagner™ U47w® tube microphones with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters. The recordings were conducted at 192 kHz/24 bits, downsampled to 44.1 kHz/24 bits. Brand names, trademarks and product names belong to their respective owners. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Electro House • Hip-Hop / R&B • Techno • Trance

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 - Pianoforte - Edition Beurmann
Pianoforte - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2008-08-15

This Pianoforte library is the ultimate pianoforte sample set, captured with 32 velocity layers for each note, offering unparalleled dynamics, feel and the very purest sound. Built by Johann Karl Traugott Berndt himself, appointed courtly instrument maker of the King of Prussia, the historical piano sports a graceful, charming yet smart and slinky sound hidden in a plain-Jane bourgeois Biedermeier style housing. The Traugott Berndt pianoforte was given to the Mendelssohn-Haus in Leipzig as a gift by Professor Beurmann in November 2007. It is now available for the first time for your sampler, presented in its original tuning at 433 Hz. More about the release: To deliver the ultimate pianoforte experience in your studio, we captured the sound with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure sound. Far beyond the status quo of piano sampling - offering mostly just 4-5 velocity layers - this addresses a common problems often associated with digital sample pianos: the playing feel and sound of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal. Furthermore, we recorded the release sounds of each key in eight variations to complete the experience of this rare instrument. Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 or GigaStudio3. The sample library contains nearly 3300 single samples. Recording the pianoforte: For the task of recording the Traugott Berndt pianoforte, we employed active tube-driven Royer R-122V ribbon microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. What's in the collection: • 32 different samples of each note • Light versions with 16 and 8 velocity layers available • 8 different release sounds of each note • ready to play HAlion/Kontakt2/EXS24 or GigaStudio3 presets • wave format (except GigaStudio version) • no mastering applied • recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • license-free applicable in your music

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 - 60's Synth Collection
60's Synth CollectionrealsamplesPresets / Patches2008-08-18

The 60s Synth Collection contains legendary sounds of the 60s organ, the Vox Super Continental, presented as beautfully recorded patches for the EXS24 and HALion. Featuring three classy sounds from this highly sought-after instrument (each with and without additional vibrato), chromatically sampled, you can enjoy the feeling and vibe of unique retro sounds - a very special mixture of a Hammond and a synth organ. To get the most natural sound, the organ was recorded directly through a Universal Audio M610 tube preamp. Recorded in 96 Khz and 24 bit resolution, the signal was downsampled finally to 44.1 Khz/16 bits for normal use. The download includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion and Logic's EXS24. No further processing has been applied to the sounds, so you don't get that over-processed sound of other sample CDs. All sounds are license-free. Download size: 269.7MB (zipped).

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 - Overdriven Guitar Collection
Overdriven Guitar CollectionrealsamplesOrchestral2008-08-26

No matter if you like to rock hard or if you only want to beef up some hiphop tracks, this might be your ticket: the Overdriven Guitar Collection contains single notes of a Gibson SG guitar recorded in its classic overdriven sound. Just right for that guitar solo you'd like to play on your keyboard - or for these chords in the chorus. Other sample CDs only have 1 or 2 multisamples per note. You don't have the dynamics of the original one - you're not even close. This one has 32 multisamples per note, chromatically sampled. The download pack also includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion or Tascam's GigaStudio. Light presets are included as well. No further processing has been applied to the sounds, so you don't get that over-processed sound - just the great, deep, lush and full sound. What's in the collection: • 32 multisamples per note • warm, lush, natural sound • ready-to-play Halion and GigaStudio presets, compatible with many other samplers • no further processing was applied • Wav format • License free use within your music. Note: The demo song "Quand La Fin" by Canadian producer April May was recorded using the Overdriven Guitar Collection.

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 - 5-String Bass Collection
5-String Bass CollectionrealsamplesOrchestral2008-08-26

The 5-String Bass Collection finally brings a real sounding 5-string bass to you: for the first time, the lush and deep sound of a G&L bass is captured with its full dynamics. Whilst various other sample CDs offer you bass samples with 4 or 5 velocities per note, we've captured 32 multisamples of each note. Every one of the five strings have been sampled separately, along with ghost notes of each string, also with 32 multisamples. To get the lushest and warmest sound, the instrument was recorded directly through a Mindprint DTC class-A preamp. The set includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion and Logic's EXS24 samplers, alternately in the Giga format. "Light" versions of the presets are included, too. No mastering process has been applied to the samples, so you don't get an over-processed sound - just the great, deep, lush and full sound of a 5-string bass. What's in the collection? • a massive 32 multisamples per note!! • warm, natural sound • ready-to-play Halion and EXS24 or Giga presets, compatible with many other samplers • directly recorded through a Mindpint DTC high-end-preamp • no mastering applied • license-free use within your music. • 1.98GB Zipped

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 - Grand Piano - Edition Beurmann
Grand Piano - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2008-10-05

From realsamples comes this exquisite multi-sampled grand piano library featuring a historical pianoforte built in London by Erard in 1837. This unique piano offers a lithe, warm and lively tone, oozing with character and charm. Excellently maintained in the private collection of Andreas Beurmann, these unique sounds are available for the first time for your sampler, presented in its original tuning at 435 Hz. To deliver the ultimate playing experience, the sound is captured with 32 velocity layers of each note for greater dynamics and feel. Far beyond the status quo of the average multi-sampled piano, typically offering just 4-5 velocity layers - this collection addresses a common problem with digital sample pianos: The feel and tone of only a few layers are nothing like the feel of the real instrument. Furthermore, Beurmann have expertly captured the release sounds of each key in eight variations to complete the experience of this wonderful instrument. Presets are available for all common sample formats including Halion, Kontakt2, EXS24 or GigaStudio3. For the challenging task of recording this beautiful instrument, Beurmann employed vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to fully capture every subtle nuance of the original source. Features: • 32 different samples of each note • Light versions with 16 and 8 velocity layers available • 8 different release sounds of each note • Ready to play Halion/Kontakt2/EXS24 or GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio version) • 3,300 single samples • No mastering applied • Recorded in 192 khz/24 bit resolution and professionally dithered. • 100% license-free for your music.

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 - 73 Stage Piano Collection
73 Stage Piano CollectionrealsamplesOrchestral2009-06-07

The 73 Stage Piano Collection finally brings you the ultimate sample set of the holy grail of electric pianos: the deep, lush, full sound of the classic Fender Rhodes piano. While other Rhodes sample collections provide just 1 or 2 samples per note - which don't offer the dynamics or sound of the original - Realsamples has sampled a beautfiully-tuned vintage Rhodes with 16 multisamples per note! To get the most natural sound, the piano was recorded directly from the pickup through the preamp section of a Mindprint DTC high-end preamp while bypassing any equalization to ensure the best sound possible. Recorded in 96 Khz and 24-bits resolution, the signal was carefully dithered to 44.1 Khz/16-bits for use in your sampler of choice. The download includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion and Logic's EXS24. Light versions, with fewer multisamples per note, are included, too. No additional processing has been applied to the samples, so all you get is the deep, lush, full sound of a classic Rhodes piano. The Rolls Royce of Rhodes sample instruments. Download includes: Gigastudio, EXS24 and Halion patches plus all accompanying Wav samples. 2.2GB Zipped

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 - Harpsichord
HarpsichordrealsamplesOrchestral2009-06-11

With 8 velocity layers, 4 release settings and even the lute stop register sampled in beautiful 24-bit clarity, this is almost certainly the best multi-sampled harpsichord you will ever hear - period. The harpsichord, predecessor of the piano, still has its special place not only within classical music, but also in modern productions, including pop and hip-hop. While it is not a dynamic instrument, every hit sounds slightly different due to acoustic resonances of the body. If you sampled only one hit of each key, the unique character of the instrument would be lost. This realsamples sampled harpsichord, a master reproduction from a Ruckers instrument around 1640, was built by Michael Walker in 1988. It has been recorded with 8 velocity layers of each key. The release sounds were sampled with 4 velocity layers. The lute stop register of the of the instrument is included as well. For your ease, presets for Halion, Reason, Kontakt, VSampler3, EXS24 and GigaStudio are supplied. The samples were all recorded in stereo at 24 bits/96 khz, before being dithered down to 44.1 Khz (GigaStudio: 16 bits). For a lively recording, we used Royer SF-12 and R-122 ribbon microphons through Mindprint DTC preamps. There is no master processing to retain depth and dimension of the recordings. The Rolls Royce of sampled instruments: if you're only going to own one harpischord, make it this one.

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 - Dulcitone Celesta - Edition Beurmann
Dulcitone Celesta - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2009-06-22

The secret star of the Edition Beurmann is the hidden gem of the Dulcitone Celesta. Built around 1910, this unique tuning-fork piano sports a vibrant, mellow and charming sound reminiscent of a vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba and a piano - yet retains a sound all its own. In its early days the Dulcitone Celesta was inspiring to those looking for a new sound - Pjotr Tschaikowsky wrote some parts of his Nutcracker for a celesta like the dulcitone. Back then, no one dreamed that a celesta would be as relevant today as ever - being the acoustic ancestor of the most popular vintage electric pianos, which share the same basic sound principles. Providing a warm and full bass, it carries more weight than a toy piano and is great for any track demanding an unconsumed yet familiar sound. An original Dulcitone celesta is very hard to play, offering a rough-running and tight dynamic response. Capturing the dynamic shades of the instrument, each note is presented with eight different sample velocities. The Dyson & Sons owes a huge part of its character and life to the unique release sounds of its keys, so four variations of each key release sound are offered too. For the recording of the DC, we employed vintage Neuman TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song preamps and Universal Audio 2192 converters. The library contains two versions of the instrument recorded with different stereo settings. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits. All common sampler formats are covered, wth patches for HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. Treat your sampler. Get realsamples.

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 - Hollow Body Guitar Vol 1
Hollow Body Guitar Vol 1realsamplesChill Out2009-06-25

How would you describe the special sound of a Gretsch semi-acoustic guitar? Crystal clear with an enormous amount of "twang"... Think classic surf guitar like Duane Eddy or the retro sound of the 90s featuring songs of Chris Isaak. Such an electrifying guitar experience was missing in your software sampler - until now! Our Hollow Body Guitar Collection opens up a whole new world of electric guitar sounds for your personal "film noir" soundtrack - samples of a Gretsch Nashville electric guitar in its classic in -between pickup setting utilizing its heavy vibrato! The whole thing went through a Fender tube reverb unit for that authentic vibe and then through a Carr Rambler tube amplifier. Of course tube mic'ed and recorded through a Chandler Germanium preamp. Too much guitar talk? Don't worry - one chord says it all! So - just listen to the demo. Single notes were sampled chromatically with 32 different layers of each note plus many guitar noises, chords and muted notes! Recorded in 96 Khz and 24 bit resolution, the signal was downsampled finally to 44.1 Khz for normal use (16 bits in the Giga version). The set also includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion, Logic's EXS24 and others, or can be ordered in the Giga format. Smaller versions of the presets are included, too. No mastering process has been applied to the CD, so you don't get that over-processed sound of some other sample CDs. Pack contains: 32 multisamples of each note, chromatically sampled multisamples major and minor chords, as well as muted notes, muted notes and guitar noises ready-to-play presets for Halion/Reason/Kontakt2/EXS24 or in the GigaStudio-format wav format. No final sound processing involved, recorded in 96 khz/24 bits and downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits (GigaStudio®-format: 16 bits), license-free usage within your music

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 - Early Pianoforte - Edition Beurmann
Early Pianoforte - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2009-07-11

The Early Pianoforte library offers the unique sound of a historical pianoforte by Johann Andreas Stein built in Augsburg in 1793. Clearly showing influences of harpsichords of that time, the instrument sports an uncommon piano sound: Svelte, present and with courtly elegance. Sporting a sound and feel far from any other pianoforte, the Stein instruments were a personal favorite of Mozart. Remaining in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler, presented in its original tuning at 417 Hz. To deliver the ultimate pianoforte experience in your studio, we captured the sound with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure sound. Far beyond the status quo of piano sampling - offering mostly just 4-5 velocity layers - this addresses a common problems often associated with digital sample pianos: The playing feel of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal. It is also not satisfying for both discriminating pianists and producers who strive for true acoustic sound. Furthermore, we recorded the release sounds of each key in 8 varitions to complete the experience of this rare instrument. Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2 and EXS24. For the challenging task of recording this pianoforte, we employed vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. In addition to the samples, the Early Pianoforte library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.

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 - Classic Bass Collection
Classic Bass CollectionrealsamplesOrchestral2009-07-11

In the history of bass guitars, there are only few basses that are instantly recognised both by musicans and fans. In terms of looks and sound, the Hofner bass might be the most popular bass due to the revolution in beat music in the sixties. It is a great choice today if you want a different sound than those super-low basses - the Hofner offers hollow punch that cuts through the mix plus lots of vibe for great melodic playing. To give you that real vintage sound, we played it with a pick and ran it through a classic Universal Audio tube compressor as well. Single notes were sampled chromatically with 32 different layers of each note for that 60's vibe! Some ghost notes are included as well. Ready-to-play presets for Halion/Reason/Kontakt2/EXS24 or in the GigaStudio-format, wave format (except GigaStudio-version which comes in its own file format) No excuses anymore - now it's time to produce some solid realistic bass grooves! Recorded in 96 Khz and 24 bits resolution, the signal was downsampled finally to 44.1 Khz for normal use (16 bits in the Giga version). The set also includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion, Logic's EXS24 and others including Giga. Smaller versions of the presets are included, too. No mastering process has been applied to the CD, so you don't get that over-processed sound of other sample CDs.

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 - Acoustic Guitar Collection Vol 1
Acoustic Guitar Collection Vol 1realsamplesOrchestral2009-07-11

No matter if you're producing rock, pop, country, jazz or anything else, you'll probably find use for a great western guitar. If that's what you're looking for, then you're in for a real treat 'cause we got the goods! This sample libraries offers you a masterbuilt Alhambra acoustic guitar for your virtual sampler. Single notes were sampled chromatically with 32 different layers of each note plus multisampled chords as well. Ready-to-play presets for Halion/Reason/Kontakt2/EXS24 or in the GigaStudio-format, wave format (except GigaStudio-version which comes in its own file format) Recorded in 96 Khz and 24 bits resolution, the signal was downsampled finally to 44.1 Khz for normal use (16 bits in the Giga version). The set also includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion, Emagic's EXS24 and others or can be ordered in the Giga format. Smaller versions of the presets are included, too. No mastering process has been applied to the CD, so you don't get that over-processed sound of other sample CDs. Download size: 785MB

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 - Acoustic Guitar Collection Vol 2
Acoustic Guitar Collection Vol 2realsamplesOrchestral2009-07-11

If you're looking for an even more charismatic western guitar sound, then look no further. This library offers you a the ultimate classic in acoustic guitars, a Martin western guitar for your virtual sampler. Single notes were sampled chromatically with 32 different layers of each note plus multisampled chords as well. Ready-to-play presets for Halion/Reason/Kontakt2/EXS24 or in the GigaStudio-format, wave format (except GigaStudio-version which comes in its own file format) Recorded in 96 Khz and 24 bits resolution, the signal was downsampled finally to 44.1 Khz for normal use (16 bits in the Giga version). The set also includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion, Logic's EXS24 and others, including the Giga format. Smaller versions of the presets are included, too. No mastering process has been applied to the sounds, so you don't get that over-processed sound of other sample collections.

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 - Hollow Body Guitar Vol 2
Hollow Body Guitar Vol 2realsamplesOrchestral2009-07-11

realsamples return with a faultless follow-up to their groundbreaking Hollow Body Guitar Vol 1 by bringing the unique twang of the Gretsch guitar into your productions like you never thought possible. The decision to use a bridge pickup hones in on the responsive tone and feel of the Gretsch, capturing its trademark sound in crystal clarity. Sent through a Fender tube reverb unit, Carr Rambler tube amplifier, tube mic'ed and recorded through a Chandler Germanium preamp has resulted in some of the best guitar samples on the market. Too much guitar talk? Don't worry- one chord says it all, just listen to the demo! Single notes were sampled chromatically with 32 different layers of each note plus many guitar noises, chords and muted notes! Recorded in 96 Khz and 24 bits resolution, the signal was downsampled finally to 44.1 Khz for normal use (16 bits in the Giga version). The set also includes ready-to-play presets for Steinberg's Halion, Logic's EXS24 and others, or can be ordered in the Giga format. Smaller versions of the presets are included, too. No mastering process has been applied to the CD, so you don't get that over-processed sound like other sample CDs. What's in the collection: • 32 multisamples of each note, chromatically sampled • multisamples major and minor chords, as well as muted notes, muted notes and guitar noises • ready-to-play presets for Halion, Reason, Kontakt2, EXS24 and GigaStudio format • Wav format (except GigaStudio-version which comes in its own file format) • no final sound processing involved • recorded in 96 khz/24 bits and downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits (GigaStudio-format: 16 bits) • license-free usage within your music

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 - Italian Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann
Italian Harpsichord - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2009-07-11

The Italian Harpsichord library contains a historical harpsichord built in 1579 by Pierluigi in Livorno. Sharing its tonal qualities for almost half a millenium, it is a classic example of how Italian harpsichords were built for about 200 years. Compared to its Dutch and English siblings, the Pierluigi harpsichord stands out due to its light and simple design (one 8' register) and mostly because of its fundamental, sonorous warm and deep tone. This unique instrument in the collection of Andreas Beurmann still remains in excellent playable condition despite its age. It is now available for the first time for your sampler within the Italian Harpsichord library, presented in its original meantone tuning at 383 Hz. Like all harpsichords, the Pierluigi is not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured 8 variations of each note. The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in artifical simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples of each note. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2 and EXS24. For the critical task of recording this harpsichord, we employed active tube-driven Royer R-122V ribbon microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits and downsampled. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.

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 - Dutch Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann
Dutch Harpsichord - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2009-07-15

The Dutch Harpsichord library offers an original harpsichord by Andreas Ruckers built in 1628. Due to its two manuals and many registers, the Ruckers harpsichord offers lots of unique sounds, sampled with 6 different register combinations, including the upper 8', lower 8' (principal 8'), tutti, both 8' together, the 4' register as well as the lute stop. The instruments of the Ruckers family represent the well-known and sought-after sound of Flemish harpsichords while ranking among the best harpsichords ever built. Their full and precious sound set out to influence the harpsichord designs in Spain, France, England and Germany. Like all harpsichords, the Ruckers is not touch-sensitive. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured every sampled register with up to 8 variations of each note. To complete the harpsichord experience, we recorded every register with 4 different release samples of each note. Remaining in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler within the Dutch Harpsichord library, presented in its original valotti tuning at 372 Hz. Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 or GigaStudio3. The sample library contains nearly 3700 single samples. Recorded in the great sounding rooms of the Hasselburg estate, we employed active tube-driven Royer R-122V ribbon microphones and vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, downsampled to the resolution of your choice. Furthermore, the Dutch Harpsichord sample library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.

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 - English Spinet - Edition Beurmann
English Spinet - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2009-07-15

There is barely another instrument to combine both zeitgeist and timelessness in the way a spinet does: Despite being around for centuries already, its sound is still relevant in many musical territories, while at the same time being inextricably connected to the musical works of its time. The brilliant timbre comprises lots of majestic warmth and elegance as well - something often underestimated due to cold and sterile sounding spinet simulations of current keyboards and samplers. The English Spinet library features an instrument built by Thomas Hitchcock in London in 1718. Hitchcocks instruments are widely known as the best-sounding spinets ever built and pointed the way ahead for all spinets to come. Only about 36 of his masterpieces are preserved to this day. This unique instrument in the collection of Andreas Beurmann still remains in excellent condition and is fully playable despite its age. It is now available for the first time for your sampler within the English Spinet library, presented in its original Valotti tuning at 403 Hz. Like harpsichords, spinets are not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented spinets by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving said sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this historical instrument, we captured 8 variations of each note. The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in artifical simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples of each note. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 or GigaStudio3. The sample library consists of more than 700 single samples. For the critical task of recording this spinet, we employed active tube-driven Royer R-122V ribbon microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, downsampled. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.

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 - English Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann
English Harpsichord - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2009-08-04

This English Harpsichord library presents an instrument built by Jacob Kirckman in 1766. Due to its two manuals and many registers, the Kirckman harpsichord offers lots of unqiue sounds, sampled with 6 different register combinations, including the upper 8', lower 8' (principal 8'), both 8' together, the 4' register, the lute stop as well as the nasale stop only available with Kirckman instruments. Jacob Kirckmans harpsichords are highly sought-after because of their sound quality and their signature sound. This harpsichord is one of seven Kirckman instruments within the Beurmann Collection, impressively showing off its special qualities. It remains in excellent playable condition despite its age. Like all harpsichords, the Kirckman is not touch-sensitive. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured every sampled register with up to 8 variations of each note. To complete the harpsichord experience, we recorded every register with 4 different release samples of each note. Remaining in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler within the English Harpsichord library, presented in its original valotti tuning at 368 Hz (Presets in 440 Hz are included as well). Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. The sample library consists of 3,600 single samples as 24-bit Wavs. Recorded in the great sounding rooms of the Hasselburg estate, we employed vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits. Furthermore, the English Harpsichord sample library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. What's in the collection? • 6 different register combinations sampled: upper 8', lower 8', 2x8', 4', lute stop and nasale stop • Sampled registers can be combined for even more sounds • Each register recorded with 8 different samples of each note • ready to play HAlion®/Kontakt2®/EXS24® or GigaStudio3® presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio® version) • no mastering applied • recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • license-free applicable in your music.

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 - English Spinet II - Edition Beurmann
English Spinet II - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2010-02-08

resamples deliver the follow-up to their exceptional English Spinet library, featuring 8 different samples per note (4 releases per note) of an exquisite rare Spinet recorded using only the highest-grade channel strip to ensure superlative quality. The instrument: There is barely another instrument to combine both zeitgeist and timelessness in the way a spinet does. Despite being around for centuries already, its sound is still relevant in many musical territories, while still being inextricably connected to the musical works of its time. The English Spinet II library features an instrument built by Benjamin Slade in London around 1705. Slade is a manufacturer synonymous with the history of the spinet, known for their unrivalled quality which produced spinets offering a sweet-sounding, majestic and brilliant tone. Only one of Slade's unparalleled spinets has survived, yet it remains in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann and is fully playable despite its age. It is now available for the first time on English Spinet II, presented in its original Valotti tuning at 410 Hz (equal temperament) with presets at 440 Hz also available. The samples: Like all spinets, the Slade is not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured 8 variations of each note. The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in artifical simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples of each note. Another peculiar feature of the Slade spinet relies in its broken octave in the lower region: The C#1 and D#1 keys consist of two parts, which expands the key range about two tones. The sample library consists of more than 600 single samples. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2 and higher, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. The recording: To do justice to this truly remarkable spinet we utilised custom-made Wagner U47w tube microphones, Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits. In addition to the samples, the library contains essays from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. What's in the collection? • 8 different samples of each note • 4 different release sounds of each note • Ready to play HAlion, Kontakt, EXS24 and GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio version) • No mastering applied • Recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • License-free applicable in your music

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 - Italian Harpsichord II - Edition Beurmann
Italian Harpsichord II - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2010-02-05

realsamples release their second immaculately conceived Italian Harpsichord library, featuring 8 different samples per note (4 releases per note), of a stunning rare Harpsichord recorded using the highest end channel strip. Some of the best harpsichord sounds on the market. The instrument: The Italian Harpsichord II library features an instrument built around 1590 by an anonymous maker. Being very typical for the Italian style, the instrument features a housing seperated from the painted cabinet. Furthermore, the instrument - which had been owned by the Australian opera singer Joan Sutherland - sports a special feature: The housing is not bearing directly on the cabinet, but on two ledges below the ribs. This allows for the under-body to resonate. Although the keyboard is showing signs of wear, the harpsichord still remains in fully playable condition despite its age. In this collection it is available for the first time, presented in its original Kirnberger III-tuning at 378 Hz (presets at 440 Hz are available as well). The samples: Like all harpsichords, the instrument is not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured eight variations of each note. The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in artificial simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded four release samples of each note. The sample library consists of nearly 550 single samples. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2 and higher, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. The recording: For the critical task of recording this harpsichord, we employed custom-made Wagner U47 tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits. In addition to the samples, the library contains essays from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. What's in the collection? • 8 different samples of each note • 4 different release sounds of each note • ready to play HAlion/Kontakt2/EXS24 or GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio®version) • no mastering applied • recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • license-free applicable in your music

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 - German Lautenwerck - Edition Beurmann
German Lautenwerck - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2010-02-08

Unmissable library that revives the long-lost German Lautenwerck, otherwise know as a Lute-Harpsichord, bringing it directly into your sampler in stunning 24-bit quality. Every nuance of the instrument is captured immaculately with eight different samples per note (4 releases per note) to pay tribute to this fascinating musical relic. The instrument: The Lautenwerck was one of JS Bach's favourite instruments. Yet despite there being 50 Lautenwerck builders in Germany, not a single instrument has survived through the centuries. As the instruments disappeared, so too did knowledge and awareness of them - until recently. Only a couple of decades ago musicologists discovered that such an instrument had existed, solving the mystery of musical scores that mentioned the Lautenwerck. Until then, it was assumed that the composer was referring to a regular lute. As knowledge of the Lautenwerck resurfaced, Professor Beurmann commissioned a reconstruction to be built by Ludwig Richter in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Unlike the spinets and harpsichords of the day, the lute-harpsichord offered a much warmer, soft and intimate yet defined tone. While having been built to imitate a lute on a keyboard instrument in the first place, it brings a consistent attack to the table (due to not being touch-sensitive, just like a harpsichord) and also by allowing for full decay of all notes due to missing dampers. This gives a vibrating, reverberant yet transparent sound. The instrument is now available for the first time in the sampler within the German Lautenwerck library, presented in its original Valotti tuning at 412 Hz (presets at 440 Hz are available as well). The samples: Just like harpsichords and spinets, the Lautenwerck is not touch-sensitive. However, even if the differences are minuscule, no given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. In order to pay tribute to the instruments' variances, every note was captured with 8 different samples. The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance for the overall experience. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples of each note. The sample library contains nearly 700 single samples. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. The recording: For the critical task of capturing the instrument, we employed vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, downsampled to the resolution of your choice. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. What's in the collection: • 8 different samples of each note • 4 different release sounds of each note • Ready to play HAlion/Kontakt2/EXS24 or GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio version) • No mastering applied • Recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • License-free applicable in your music

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 - Italian Harpsichord III - Edition Beurmann
Italian Harpsichord III - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2010-07-08

The slick, rich tone of a rare traditional Italian harpsichord is stunningly captured in over 1,600 individual samples and patches for all leading samplers. The instrument: The Italian Harpsichord III library features an instrument built around 1690 by an anonymous maker. Featuring three sounds - a front and a rear 8' register as well both together - it allows for the traditional rich and slick Italian harpsichord tone, offering additional flexibility by choosing the adequate 8' or using the gentle 2 x 8' combination with its inspiring and complex harmonics. While it is very typical for the Italian style to feature a housing seperated from the painted cabinet, this instrument is one of the rare Italian harpsichords with a fixed housing. Instead, it belongs to the category of so-called 'false inner-outer' instruments: The edges of the body as well as the offset cheeks are used to pretend that it features a separate housing. After more than 300 years, the harpsichord still remains in fully playable condition despite its age. It is now available for the first time in the sampler with the Italian Harpsichord III library, presented in its original Kirnberger III-tuning at 382 Hz, captured with all three register variations - front 8', rear 8' and both 8' registers together. Like all harpsichords, the instrument is not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same twice due to different resonances of body and strings. Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. How the samples were captured: In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured every sampled register with 8 variations of each note. The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in artifical simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples per note. The sample library consists of more than 1600 single samples. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2 and higher, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. Recording the instrument: For the critical task of recording the harpsichord, we employed custom-made Wagner U47w tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. Overview: • 3 different register combinations sampled: Front 8', Rear 8' and 2 x 8' • 8 different samples of each note per register combination • 4 different release sounds of each note per register combination • Ready to play HAlion / Kontakt / EXS24 and GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio version) • no mastering applied • recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • license-free applicable in your music

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 - Orphica Piano - Edition Beurmann
Orphica Piano - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2010-07-08

The most faithfully captured sample set of the "very special" (and very rare) Orphica Piano available, delivered in the classy realsamples way. The instrument: The Orphica Piano library offers a very special little piano: Invented by Carl Leopold Rollig, the small portable piano type was exclusively built by piano maker Joseph Donal at the end of the 18th century. Produced for merely about 15 years, the Orphica remains one of the rarest pianos today - worldwide, only 30 instruments have been preserved at the very most. Inventor Rollig was reminded of the 'Lyre of Orpheus', so he chose the name accordingly for what happens to be a predecessor of today's portable keyboard. The instrument featured in this sample library was built around 1798 and offers a slinky, charming and lively piano tone unlike any regular piano sound - thanks to its small size featuring three octaves, it has a different main focus: Twinkle-toed, yet present with chocolate-like mids and with the typical piano-like grace, it can be great for any piano track asking for a fresh, unconsumed sound. This unique instrument in the collection of Andreas Beurmann still remains in great condition and is fully playable despite its age. It is now available for the first time in a sampler within the Orphica Piano library, presented in its original tuning at 402 Hz (presets in 440 Hz available as well). How the samples were captured: In order to deliver the ultimate Orphica experience in your studio, we captured the sound with 16 velocity layers of each note to compliment the surprisingly expressive dynamic range. Furthermore, we recorded release sounds of each key in 8 variations to complete the experience of this marvellous little instrument. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2 and higher, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. How the samples were captured: For the critical task of recording the harpsichord, we employed custom-made Wagner U47w tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits. This sample set consists of nearly 900 single samples. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. Overview: • 16 velocity layers of of each note • 8 different velocity layer release sounds of each note • ready to play HAlion / Kontakt2 / EXS24 and GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio version) • no mastering applied • recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • license-free applicable in your music.

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 - French Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann
French Harpsichord - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2010-07-08

Superlative capture of a rare 250-year-old French Harpsichord, with over 3,400 individual multisamples delivering unparalleled realism. The instrument: The French Harpsichord library features a double-manual instrument by renowned French builder Nicolas Pigalle. The instrument - built in Dijon in 1771 - features an "enchanting sound with singing clarity and a substantial bass", as Professor Beurmann explains. These qualities - along with its huge tone which also manages to bring out its delicate, sophisticated finesse and detail - make it is an excellent representation of the French style. "It is one of only two surviving harpsichords from Dijon, a city once so rich in musical tradition, the other also being by Pigalle.", he continues. Based on its two manuals and different registers, the Pigalle harpsichord offers lots of unqiue sounds, sampled with 5 different register combinations, including the upper 8', lower 8' (principal 8'), the 4', both 8' as well as the "tutti" combination of both 8' registers and the 4' recorded together. Like all harpsichords, the instrument is not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, even if the differences are minuscule, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to different resonances of body and strings. How the samples were captured: Until now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by always triggering off the exact same digital sample, leaving a cold and sterile sounding impression. In order to improve upon previous recreations and to pay tribute to the liveliness and depth of this antique instrument, we captured 8 variations of each note (4' register: 4 variations of each note). The release sounds of the keys are also of major importance: What was originally side noise is now often overlooked and even simply left out in artifical simulations, resulting in a very abstract overall picture. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples of each note. Despite its age of almost 250 years, the harpsichord still remains in excellent condition. It is now available for the first time in the sampler with the French Harpsichord library, presented in its original Valotti tuning at 383 Hz (presets in 440 Hz also available). The sample library consists of more than 3400 single samples. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt 2 and higher, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. How the samples were captured: For the critical task of recording the harpsichord, we employed custom-made Wagner U47w tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo pre-amps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 khz/24 bits. In addition to the samples, the library contains an essay in English from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument. Overview: • 5 different register combinations sampled: Lower 8', Upper 8', 4', Tutti and 2 x 8' • 8 different samples of each note per register combination (4' register: 4 different samples per note) • 4 different release sounds of each note per register combination • ready to play HAlion / Kontakt2 / EXS24 and GigaStudio3 presets • Wav format (except GigaStudio version) • no mastering applied • recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled • license-free applicable in your music.

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 - Lutheal Piano - Edition Beurmann
Lutheal Piano - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2011-05-06

Breathtaking capture of perhaps the rarest piano in existence, with over 9500 individual multisamples that deliver an unsurpassed level realism. The instrument: The lutheal is probably one of the rarest piano instruments in existence – with only one original instrument being left. Invented by the Belgian George Cloetens, it uses a grand piano as its basis and allows to change the tone of the piano by applying the Lutheal mechanism. Built in 1922, it has been completely restored and resides at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Brussels. Two famous works by Maurice Ravel - "L'enfant et sortileges" and "Tzigane" - make use of the Lutheal. Conductors from all over the world inquire regularly to rent the luthéal for concerts in order to play Ravel's pieces. However, shipping the last remaining one of its kind to around the globe proved to be impossible. As a result, we teamed up with MIM to provide a comprehensive sample set of this rare instrument. Besides the regular grand piano sound - coming from a great Pleyel grand piano - the iron mechanism of the Lutheal offers additional sounds: Clavecin stop, Harp Tiree stop and Cimbalom. The Clavecin stop produces a sound reminiscent of a harpsichord by adding nails to the strings. The Harp Tirée stop adds felt dampers to the strings, producing a harmonic sound similar to an all-acoustic version of a Fender Rhodes electric piano, with its warm yet sparkling and lively harmonics. Both the Clavecin and Harp Tiree stops can be added at the same time to create a combined setup which is referred to as Cimbalom, offering the sound spectrum of a dulcimer. How the samples were captured: The instrument was sampled chromatically with every register, providing up to 32 velocity layers to musically reproduce the Lutheal. Additionally, samples of the release noises of each key and stop have been recorded and are available with 8 velocity layers per key to contribute to the overall picture of the instrument. Pedal noise samples of each stop (pedal push/release) have been recorded as well. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion2, Kontakt2 and higher, as well as EXS24. Recording: For the critical task of recording the Lutheal, we employed custom-made Wagner U47w tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 kHz/24 bits.

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 - German Celesta - Edition Beurmann
German Celesta - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral2012-12-04

Invented over 125 years ago, the celesta remains a nicely obscure yet fascinating instrument: It sports a vibrant, mellow and charming sound remeniscent of a vibra-phone, glockenspiel, marimba and a piano - yet a sound of its own. The celesta offers rich harmonics and bell-like tone that chimes with force. At that time, it was inspiring to those looking for a new sound - Tschaikowsky wrote some parts of his Nutcracker for a celesta. Back then, no one had ever dreamt that a celesta would be as relevant today as ever - being the acoustic ancestor of the most popular vintage electric pianos, which share the same basic sound principles. Providing a warm and full bass, it carries more weight than a toy piano and is great for any track demanding an unconsumed yet familiar sound. This instrument out of the Beurmann collection was built in Stuttgart, Germany, around 1960. It cost a fortune, and it still does when buying a new one. The steel plates are oppositely placed in the housing instead of juxtaposed placement. The result: Neighbouring keys find their tones evolved from throughout the stereo image. Recording the dynamic shades of the instrument, we recorded every note with 16 different samples. The release sounds got captured as well, providing 8 varitions of each key release sound to complete the virtual celesta. The sample library contains nearly 1200 single samples. For the critical task of recording the celesta, we employed custom-made Wagner™ U47w® tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 kHz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 kHz/24 bits. All common sampler formats are covered, with patches for HAlion, Kontakt2, EXS24 and GigaStudio3. Steinberg HAlion2 (or higher), NI Kontakt2 (or higher), GigaStudio3 or EXS24 (MKII) is required For sampler Patches

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 - French Grand Piano
French Grand PianorealsamplesOrchestral2012-12-21

This library features the Grand Piano sound of a great Pleyel grand piano from 1919. This is the piano sound out of the "Luthéal Piano" library, as this is the grand piano that was used as the basis for applying the Luthéal mechanism. We've had numerous enquiries for offering just the grand piano tone of the Pleyel as well, apart from the Luthéal package, so here it is! The instrument The lutheal is probably one of the rarest piano instruments in existence – with only one original instrument being left. Invented by the Belgian George Cloetens, it uses a grand piano as its basis and allows to change the tone of the piano by applying the Lutheal mechanism. Built in 1922, it has been completely restored and resides at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Brussels. This library features just the piano sound, without the additional altering of the added Luthéal mechanism. How the samples were captured The grand piano was sampled chromatically, providing 32 velocity layers to musically reproduce the instrument. Additionally, samples of the release noises are available with 8 velocity layers per key to contribute to the overall picture of the instrument. Pedal noise samples of each stop (pedal push/release) have been recorded as well. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion2, Kontakt2 and higher, as well as EXS24. Recording For the critical task of recording the piano, we employed custom-made Wagner U47w tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters. For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 kHz/24 bits resolution, downsampled to 44.1 kHz/24 bits.

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 - German Theorbo-Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann
German Theorbo-Harpsichord - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesHip-Hop / R&B, Orchestral2019-02-15

The German Theorbo-Harpsichord library brings a long-gone instrument into your sampler: It features two different stops (2x16') with gut strings plus an additional metal-strung 4' stop. Not a single instrument survived throughout the centuries. When the instruments had vanished, the awareness had gone, too: This type of instrument combines tones similar to lute or harp instruments with the airy, bell-like chime of a harpsichord. After the knowledge had resurfaced, collector Andreas Beurmann had a reconstruction built by Ludwig Richter in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Back in the days of harpsichords and spinets, a theorbo-harpsichord offered warmer tone. Its two 16' stops and different rows of jacks offer variations that resemble lute and harp instruments. The switchable metal-string 4' brings airy richness and fast attack to the table. All notes bloom with full decay due to undampened strings (in contrast to harpsichords and pianos) - this leads to a vibrating, reverberant yet still transparent sound. We sampled the instrument with 6 different register combinations, including differents jacks of the 16' stops, and its coveted 16'+4' combination. Just like harpsichords and spinets, the instrument is not touch-sensitive. However, not any given note will sound exactly the same due to resonances of body and strings. In order to pay tribute to the instruments' variation, every note was captured with 8 different samples. The key release sounds are also of major importance for the overall experience. Therefore, we recorded 4 release samples of each note. The instrument is now available for your sampler, presented in its original Valotti tuning at 412 Hz (presets at 440 Hz are included). Furthermore, the library contains an essay by Andreas Beurmann, explaining the background of the instrument. The sample library contains nearly 4,000 single recordings. Presets are included for HAlion®, Kontakt® and EXS24® software samplers. Recorded in the great sounding rooms of the Hasselburg estate, we employed vintage Neumann™ TLM170® microphones in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters. The instrument was captured at 192 kHz/24 bits, downsampled to 44.1 kHz. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Electro House • World

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 - Austrian Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann
Austrian Harpsichord - Edition BeurmannrealsamplesOrchestral, MIDI2019-02-15

The Austrian Harpsichord library features an instrument built by Johann Anton Miklis in 1671 in Prague (which belonged to Austria back then). Offering three sounds - 8', 4' register and the combination of both - it show the rich and slinky texture of Austrian-built instruments which Mozart would have known. The harpsichord still remains in well-playable condition despite its age. It is now available for your sampler, presented in its original Valotti-tuning at 392 Hz, capturing all three register variations - 8', 4' and both registers together. Presets at 440 Hz are also available. In its bass octave, the harpsichord does not feature a c-sharp note, as part of its design. We added "optimized" presets so it can be played regularly in the bass as well. Like all harpsichords, the instrument is not touch-sensitive in the sense of a piano. However, not any given note will sound exactly the same twice due to different resonances of body and strings. Up to now, many keyboards and samplers represented harpsichords by repeating the exact same digital sample. In order to avoid the problem, we captured the sampled registers with 8 variations (4': 4 variations) of each note. The key release sounds are also of major importance: We recorded 4 release samples per note. The sample library contains nearly 1,600 single recordings. Presets are included for HAlion®, Kontakt® and EXS24® software samplers. For recording, we employed custom-made Wagner™ U47w® tube microphones with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters. The samples were recorded at 192 kHz/24-bit, downsampled to 44.1 kHz. *Other genres that this package may be useful in: • Downtempo • Hip-Hop / R&B • World

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