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BitHeadz, Inc., the manufacturer of professional software instruments proudly announces the 'Tubes, Tines & Transistors' sample library in native Unity DS-1 format. In cooperation with respected keyboard player and sound designer David Kerzner, BitHeadz has brought together a wide variety of keyboard and synthesizer samples that utilize the BitHeadz Unity DS-1 sample engine to bring realistic organ, electric piano, and classic analog synth sounds to your computer.

"I'm excited about these kinds of instruments reaching a broader range of musician by actually integrating the sampler and the content into one easy to use package," says David Kerzner, founder of Sonic Reality. "The day has finally arrived where anyone with a computer can experience the inspiration of having a world class collection of keyboard instruments right there on their desktop."

The Tubes, Tines & Transistors sample library includes over 300 megabytes of content ranging from the classic sounds of the Hammond B3 to samples of vintage Oberheim, Moog, Sequential, and Arp synthesizers. The sample programs contain a wide range of different filter settings, modulation routings, and effects, offering many possible variations for each sampled instrument.

Similar to the Black & Whites and Steve Reid's Global Percussion content titles from BitHeadz, Tubes, Tines, & Transistors comes complete with the Unity sample playback engine, allowing instant access to banks and programs. The sample engine provides a robust solution for previewing and playing samples with no additional hardware or software required. For users with additional audio and MIDI equipment, all the necessary drivers are included for seamless integration with 3rd party sequencing software and sound cards.

Tubes, Tines & Transistors ($199 MSRP) supports ASIO, Direct I/O, DirectConnect, MAS 2.0, ReWire, Sound Manager, and DirectSound and is optimized for Apple's G4 and Intel's Pentium III processors. The product is expected to ship in Q4 2000.

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