Spitfire Audio has introduced Union Chapel Organ – a new virtual instrument, based on the the organ at London’s Union Chapel. The organ was built by Henry Willis in 1877 specifically to match the size and acoustics of the building and is one of the finest in the world. Willis also built the organs for… Read More Legendary London Organ Now Available As A Virtual Instrument
Developer Matthias Demoucron let us know about FingerFiddle, a new virtual string instrument that’s designed to let you play with the same level of control and expressivity as with a violin. The video preview, above, features FingerFiddle being used to play the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite #1. “Being an experienced violinist, I wanted to play with a virtual… Read More New App Turns Your iOS Device Into A Physically Modeled Virtual Violin, Cello & More
Samplemodeling has introduced The Cello, a new virtual instrument that they say captures ‘virtually all the elements contributing to the sound of the real instrument ‘ Bow speed, pressure, direction and distance from the bridge are under player’s control. One can also control the resonance of the played string, that of the open strings, the… Read More Samplemodeling Intros Cello Virtual Instrument
SampleScience has introduced AdLibXRom, a sample-based instrument, featuring the sound of the AdLib sound card. The AdLib soundcard, widely used in 90’s PCs, had a synthesis chip build by Yamaha. This chip was the YM3812, a FM and additive synthesizer which had up to 9 channels of digitally produced sound.
IK Multimedia has introduced Orchestral Percussion, an add-on instrument collection for Miroslav Philharmonik 2 and SampleTank 3 that contains over 45 symphonic percussion instruments. IK says that ‘users will get the majesty of full-range, dynamic timpani, the stirring power of a massive 36? gran cassa orchestral bass drum, the unmistakable punctuation of symphonic chau gongs… Read More IK Multimedia Intros Orchestral Percussion Virtual Instrument
TEControl shared this video, featuring film and TV composer Dan Radlauer demonstrating how he uses their USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller 2 (BBC 2) to play virtual instruments more expressively.
Native Instruments today introduced Woodwind Ensemble and Woodwind Solo, two new titles in their Symphony Series line. Both virtual instruments were created in collaboration with the Soundiron – the team that created NI’s Symphony Series – Brass set of virtual instruments. Each offers an Arpeggio Module, which generates cycling arpeggiated phrases and sustained note runs, trills, and chord evolutions. Users… Read More Native Instruments Intros New Woodwind Virtual Instruments
SampleScience has introduced Nostromos, a new ‘cinematic’ virtual instrument, featuring 1.1 gig of sampled sounds. The plugin has 80 playable instruments. Each sound can be modified using a series of simple parameters. The sounds range from ambient pads to organic “mutant” textures, ethereal tones to mystic bells.