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VOCALOID2 TONIO - Virtual male classical singer. (SKU: ZG-V6; MSRP $199.95; UPC: 0 21724 01006 9)
TONIO is modelled on the actual voice of a professional male classical singer.

With a vocal register that covers both baritone and tenor Tonio has a voice that will satisfy the most demanding of compositions. Tonio has a voice that is full of unmistakable character, colour and charm. He will hit those high notes every time with perfect accuracy. Whether it's soaring leads, harmonies or backing vocals, Tonio can sing any word from the English language (and other languages too with a little work). Tonio is also very well suited if you want to be adventurous and experimental, since his voice can be easily modified and shaped in many ways.

In addition to singing any words or combination of syllables or phonemes you can imagine, TONIO will spread any sustained vowel (or voiced consonant) across as many notes as you like, with perfect legato. You can select from several different natural vibrato types and drag and drop your chosen type to any note or notes, and control the time-position and amount of the vibrato.

Key features:
VOCALOID Editor:
- Piano-roll editor;
- Note editing / Automatic phonetic conversion / Phonetic editing / Note auditioning;
- Transparent control track;
- Toggling between playback/rendering;
- Expression control;
- Synchronization with host sequencer through ReWire
VOCALOID Playback VSTi:
- Playback sequence created with VOCALOID Editor
VOCALOID Realtime VSTi
- Keyboard performance with lyrics input in advance;
- 4 polyphonic

Supported Interfaces & Standards:
VST 2.0, ReWire. (Please note however that VST with Cakewalk Sonar is not supported)
Galaxy II K4 -  produced by Best Service (SKU:BS-447; MSRP $259.00; EAN: 4 021301 001417)

The enhanced, all new Galaxy II / Kontakt 4 is setting a new level. The highly rated Galaxy II Grand Piano Collection has been upgraded to Galaxy II K4, which includes the new Kontakt Player 4, a new user interface, new features, better performance and additional samples.
Galaxy II contains three grand pianos: the Vienna Grand (a powerful Bösendorfer Imperial), the 1929 German Baby Grand (a Vintage Blüthner baby grand), and the 5 star awarded Galaxy Steinway in stereo and 5.1 surround. Galaxy II K4 is based on the new Kontakt 4 engine by Native Instruments, presenting new features, better performance and a completely redesigned direct access user interface.

Version 4 offers true half pedaling, true repedaling and dynamically playable pedal, damper and string noises when using a continuous sustain pedal. Additional resonance release and noise samples have been added and all the 30GB of samples of Galaxy II have been revised and enhanced. Galaxy Piano’s Version 4 takes the Galaxy II Grand Piano Collection to an new level.

• Three world class grand pianos
• Galaxy Steinway 5.1 (Steinway D in 5.1 surround and stereo)
• Vienna Grand Imperial (96 Key Bösendorfer with incredible low end)
• 1929 German Baby Grand (Vintage Blüthner with a beautiful singing tone)
• More than 6,000 samples in 24 bit (30GB/18GB with sample compression)
• 13 modeled velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range
• Additional resonance, release and noise samples
• Chromatic and multiple velocity resonance and release samples
• Multi velocity pedal, damper, hammer and string noises
• Real una corda samples
• Real overtones
• Powered by the Kontakt Player 4 engine
• New direct access user interface
• Lossless sample compression for better disk streaming
• True half pedaling when using a continuous sustain pedal
• True repedaling and sostenuto
• Noises dynamically playable with a continuous sustain pedal
• One-knob control of tone colour and dynamics.
• Intelligent EQ for warmth, punch and brilliance
• Sympathetic string resonance with real overtones
• Flexible and easy-to-use velocity editor
• Convolution reverb with many different types of rooms, concert halls and ambience
• Adjustable stereo width and position
• Specially designed compressor for pop piano sounds
• Pad Machine
• Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds

K-Size FX Edition (SKU: BS-444; MSRP $89.95; EAN: 4 021301 001349)
K-Size and Best Service present the next DVD from the popular K-Size series.

K-Size FX Edition contains 1400 high-end and totally new sounds and loops. All folders are clearly arranged and organized in proper K-Size style. All sounds are separated in the following categories: Atmos, DownSweeps, Hits, Impacts, PreArrangement, Loops, Modulations, Noise, SingleShots and UpSweeps.

The enormous sound diversity of this DVD offers Club and Dance producers the possibility to create the freakiest breaks, intros and outros shortly. Furthermore, the users in the field of multimedia and webdesign benefit from a huge arsenal of FX sounds. For the creation of the DVD only first-class studio equipment has been used. This gives all users the comfort to create highly professional productions and arrangements in no time, uncomplicated, and with the required fine-tuning.

All loops are available in following formats:
• WAV/ACID, REX2, APPLE LOOPS and Stylus RMX SAGE.
• All One-Shot sounds are mapped and available as playable patches for Kontakt3, Battery2,
• EXS24, HALion, LIVE and Reason (NNXT)

The search for freaky FX sounds is over: Use K-Size!
StudioBox Mark II - produced by Best Service (SKU: BS-452S; MSRP $ 420.00; EAN: 4 021301 00123 3)
Welcome to an exceptional library! Now with nearly double amount of sounds and gigabytes StudioBox Mark II is one of the most comprehensive sound effects libraries. Use it – Love it. Studiobox Mark II offers state-of-the-art high quality sound effects and ambiences. Sound tracks and special effects for multimedia web design, video, games, TV, jingles and ambient music. WAV files only!

VOL 1 Nature     4,08GB     680 Sounds (SKU: BS-452 V1; MSRP $155.00)
comprehensive collection of “nature” backgrounds. jungle atmos, rain forest, country, mountain, rain, hail, thunder, underwater, water (coast, creek, lake), mix (bubbles, fountain, drops, splash...), ocean, river, waterfall, wind and storm), animals: birds, chicken, ducks, geese, bull, cows, dogs, elephant, frogs, goats, horses, insects (bees, cicades, crickets, fly, grass-hopper), lion, monkeys, pigs, sheeps, whales, dolphin, sheeps, wolf ...
Vol 2 Human     5,85 GB     1797 sounds (SKU: BS-452 V2; MSRP $155.00)
from standing ovation to a dinner in the restaurant, from footsteps to sports and general city & country atmos from all over the world. applause, cafe, restaurant, children, concert hall, folklore, footsteps, funfair, revolution, sport (baseball, basketball, billiard, bowling, boxing, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, mixed, skateboard, skiing, snowboard, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, surroundings, voices (announcements, laugh, mystic, noise, radio messages, screams)...
VOL 3 Technical     7,08 GB     1807 sounds (SKU: BS-452 V3; MSRP $155.00)
a comprehensive collection of technical sounds all perfectly recorded and sounding convincingly authentic. aeroplanes, balloons, military jets, airport, ambulance, bus, cars (chrashes, jeeps, motorraceF1, motorcycles, park&garage, service station, snow-mobiles), construction site, craft, forklift, gliders, harbour and boats, helicopters, machine noises, mobile phones, steam engines, street traffic, office (computer, paper, printer), subway, suspense railroad, train, tram, truck racing, trucks, turboprops...
VOL 4 Cinema & Game     5,48 GB     4212 sounds (SKU: BS-452 V4; MSRP $155.00)
incredible variety of sounds and special and unusual efects for multipurpose use. alarm buzzers, bells, blasts, camera, cartoon film effects (bells, kazoo, percussion fx, funny voices, whistle, rattles, zaps, zipper), game show, fire, fireboats, fireworks, clocks, glass, guns, house (doors, keys, switches, jalousie, bottle....). layout banks / construction kits: atmos, computer
voices, doom, dracula, sierra, love moods, space timewind, spaceship engine, spooky
cluster, string cluster, the darkness beyond, spaceship atmo, cosmic bowls, short sounds, single voices, toy speakboxes....
Electronic Drums VOL. 1 - produced by Best Service (SKU: BS-449; MSRP $ 89.95; EAN: 4 021301 001387)
Smashing drums and sounds - up-to-date midi files!

Electronic drums is a high quality sample collection with electronic & synthetic drum sounds for the club-sound of today. Compiled with Battery 3 and Kontakt 3, these samples are tweaked to perfection with the use of internal effects like reverb, delay, compressor, bitcrusher, eq and more.

Load a set, named by genre like Electro, Minimal, House, Progressive, Trance and start your production instantly. There´s no endless search for samples that could fit together and you can easily combine all the sets with each other.  Also playable instruments like bass, effects and leads are included in each set to give you the ultimate creative flow, as well as up-todate midi files!

Quick Facts:
• Kicks, Claps, Hi-Hats, Snares, Percussions, Cymbals, Sfx and more.
• 35 Sample Set´s incl. Midifiles 2100+ Samples
• Recorded, programmed and designed by “Soundorder” (Production Tools Vol 1-3)
• Formats: Battery 3, Kontakt 3 (and higher), WAV (Taken from Soundorder- Battery Sample Set´s Vol. 1 - 4 / + new Sfx and 2 Bonuskits)
Orphica Piano - produced by Realsamples (SKU: RS-OPM; MSRP $ 125.00)
The Orphica Piano library offers an very special little piano: Invented by Carl Leopold Röllig, 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 Röllig 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.

Format: Multiformat Library (Giga, HALion, Kontakt, WAV)

French Harpsichord - produced by Realsamples (SKU: RS-FHM; MSRP $ 145.00)
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 Beur-mann explains.
These qualities - along with its huge tone which also manages to bring out its deli-cate, 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.

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. 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.

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.

The sample library consists of more than 3400 single samples. To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion®, Kontakt2® and higher, EXS24® and GigaStudio3®. For the critical task of recording the harpsichord, we employed custom-made Wag-ner™ 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.

Format: Multiformat Library (EXS24, Giga, Kontakt, HALion, WAV)                

Italian Harpsichord 3 - produced by Realsamples (SKU: RS-IH3M; MSRP $ 125.00)     
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, of-fering 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” instru-ments: The edges of the body as well as the offset cheeks are used to pretend that it features a separate housing.

Although the keyboard is showing signs of wear, 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 ex-actly 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. 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 of each note.

The sample library contains 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®.

For the critical task of recording the harpsichord, we employed custom-made Wag-ner™ 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 from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical background of the instrument.

Format: Multiformat Library (EXS24, Giga, Kontakt, HALion, WAV)
All items are scheduled to be available in August 2010. More information and audio demos are available from our website under www.soundsonline.com.
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