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Miroslav Philharmonik
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IK Multimedia is releasing more details on the upcoming release of the Miroslav Philharmonik orchestral and choir module plug-in, combining the legendary Miroslav Orchestral and Choir sample collections with a dedicated plug-in instrument specifically tailored toward classical sounds and arrangement.

Miroslav Philharmonik is based on the technology of the SampleTank 2 engine which has been specifically tailored for use classical instruments. Its features include:

  • 16 part multitimbral sample-based orchestral workstation
  • 32 Classic DSP effects - 4 per instrument
  • Multiple synth engines including STRETCH and Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch
  • Mix view allows full mix parameter control
  • Classical music-oriented parameter names make it easy to use
  • Zone feature for accurate single sample editing
  • Full MIDI control of performance parameters
  • Part preset and combi preset customization features
  • 256 notes polyphony
  • Available as a VST, RTAS, DXi, AU plug-in for Mac OSX and Windows from the same box
  • Sounds compatible with SampleTank 2

Miroslav Philarmonik will include more than 1,000 orchestral and choir sounds and over 7GB of sample material on 2 DVDs. It includes the full sample content of the original Miroslav Orchestra and Choir collections enhanced with previously unreleased sample material and additional instruments recorded at high resolution by Miroslav Vitous.

Strings - An impressive string section including 11 and 23 Violins, 10 Cellos, 9 Basses, 4 violas plus solo Bass, Cello, Violin, Viola with many performance variations including Vibrato, Pizzicato, Staccato, Marcato, Espressivo, Muted, Tremolo, Detache', Sul Ponte and more.

Brass and Woodwinds - Brass: 4 French Horns, 3 English Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Flugelhorn and solo Brass with Mute, Portamento, Staccato, Legato, Crescendo, Fortissimo and more performances. Woodwinds: 3 Oboes, 3 Flutes, solo Oboe, Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Bassclarinet, Contrabasson and Piccolo.

Classical Percussions - A full assortment of Classical Percsussions is included such as Chimes, Tubular Bells, Plate Bells, Bell Tree, Vibraphone, Marimba, Bass Drums, Snare, Cymbals, Gongs, Shakers, Crotales, Castanets, Agogos, Bongos, Timpani, Tambourine, Woodblocks and more. With signature instruments like snare and timpani offering rolls, glides, hits and other performance variations.

Other Classical Sounds - Concert Piano, Harp, Harpsichord and Cathedral Organ are also included.

Choirs - 16 Men and 16 Women classic choir with separate notes, ahs, ohs, uhs, mms, in staccato, glissando, portamento and more.

Price, Availability, and Upgrades

Miroslav Philharmonik will have a suggested retail price of $/Euro 499 and is expected to ship in May 2005. Registered SampleTank 2.0 full version customers will be able to crossgrade for $/Euro 349.

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