Ultimate Sound Bank Plugsound Box VST v1.92
Ultimate Sound Bank Plugsound Box VST v1.92 | PC | 2.84 GB
It features timeless instrument that will serve you for years to come. Start writing better music immediately with Plugsound, and forget the hassle of samplers and sound modules. Plugsound Box regroups the six individual plug-ins, allowing musicians to access the entire sound library at once, a whooping 3.56 GB of sounds in total. Plugsound Box is a simple to use and CPU-efficient plug-in collection, with a sound quality.
Features acoustic Pianos in classical, jazz and pop styles, and alternative sounds like Honky-Tonk and Detuned. It also featured a best-of selection of famous “suitcase-style” electric pianos from the most respected manufacturers of these bygone instruments. A wealth of Clavinets, Electric Organs and Synth-based keyboard sounds complete the modern part of the collection. Featured traditional keyboard instruments include Church Organs, Accordion, Celesta, Vibraphone, Music box & Xylophone. Finally, an extensive Harpsichord section benefits from the new “Release Trigger” feature that allows realistic recreation of this difficult instrument. Synth sounds can be found on volume 5 of Plugsound.
Keyboard instruments may seem simple to reproduce in a library, but that’s only true when you let presets take hundreds of megabytes, and it doesn’t automatically make the sounds better. Most users don’t have that much RAM to devote to their sounds, or don’t want to wait endlessly for a sequence to load. Enter Plugsound: the sound design team worked really hard and went out of their way to ensure that all instruments use the amount of RAM they need, and no more. Why create a 200 MB Piano if you can achieve a better sound with 96 MB? In return, this extra work allowed the team to include more sounds in the 650 MB sample library, and make sure that this collection is as complete as it can ever be.
Kicks off with an acoustic guitar section. It includes a Nylon guitar custom-made by acclaimed maker Gerome, and a wonderful “spanish-style” nylon guitar. Moving on to steel strings, a 12 strings and several 6 strings acoustics (from prestigious makers like Guild™, Martin™, Gerome and Maruha) are featured. Many Dobro and Bottleneck presets add their unique color to the acoustic section. The electric guitar section packs several clean Strat’ sounds through D.I. or amps like Jazz Chorus or Twin reverb. The D.I. are especially handy if you own an amp modeling effect plug-in. Distorted Strat’ is included too, captured with the ubiquitous SM57. The legendary Gibson Les Paul™ is next, sampled through several different amps. The electric section then provides the Gibson 335, Jazz guitars, muted playing style guitars, etc.
The bass section starts with an awesome selection of Double Basses. Then a wide range of electric bass is covered, both fretted and fretless, including all the classic instruments like Jazz Bass, and many others, covering all current styles. And it’s not all: volume two include many more sounds like some superb Harp presets and many “ethnic” sounds.
The Ethnic section includes a great selection of usually very rare multisamples like Banjo, Mandolin, Celtic guitar, Lute, Sitar (and electric Sitar), Baglamas, Bozouki, Jubus, Oud, Lute from Morocco, Saz and Tzouras.
Focuses on drum and percussion sounds. It’s a superb collection of 5000 drum sounds, noted for its versatile and professional characteristics. It goes further than any module ever did, thanks to its massive 540 MB sample library.
Acoustic Drum kits are sorted by style: Jazz kits, Natural kits (Brushes and Hot Rods), Raw kits (for pop and rock) and Treatment kits (distortion, gate and spring reverbs…). Next comes the electronic drum section. The first folder offers a selection of sounds sorted by machines from which they originates. From the 70’s to the 90’s there are not many missing boxes in this selection. All the classics are there, and a good number of forgotten models as well!
The Stylistic kits offer another wide selection of electronic drums which are not so instantly recognizable, and are sorted by style rather than by machine: drums for Dance, Electro, Groove, House, Techno, Trash, Jungle, Disco, Lo-Fi, Vinyl…
With so many presets available, emphasis was put on the ease of use. This is why each drum sound is accessible in three ways.
To complete this rhythmic arsenal, an extraordinary percussion selection is supplied. It features more than 60 different instruments such as Congas, Djembe, Bongos, Shakers, Triangle, Tambourine, Castanets, Windchimes, Clave, Darbuka, Woodblock, Berimbau, Timbales, Rainstick and many more.
This virtual instrument offers the most complete sonic arsenal for Hip Hop, R ’n B and New Pop/Rock productions. It’s made of more than 600 presets using 1,500 samples.
The focus of this collection was initiated by longtime R ‘n B programmers, to obtain a stylish virtual sample library that provides 585 Megabytes of professional-sounding samples. The sound-design team put together a great selection of loops, kits and multisampled instruments. Despite being created by hip hop and R ‘n B artists, this library offers sounds which will be useful to composers working in many modern musical genres: it will be a great asset to music producers and post-pro houses.
The first section features “construction kits” of the latest trends: Timba-style, Funk Mood, Talk-boxed, M&M, Pure R ‘n B, Hip hop… The next section offers drum loops sorted by tempo, Instrument phrases combo, Single phrases mapped to the entire keyboard for easy transposition (bass, fx, guitar, hits, keys, synth), vinyl sounds, basses (phat, R ‘n B), Keyboards, Guitars, Synths, bass/synth Splits, vinyl fx, Drum kits, and sorted Drum presets. This last section features the most powerful drum selection on the planet in the R ’n B flavor. A most inspired toolkit: this is the real heavy stuff!
512 patches in total for over 600 MB of sounds, a huge collection of retro and modern synth sounds. The focus of this collection was to supply presets based on a very wide variety of analog, digital, virtual analog and plug-in synthesizers. World Of Synthesizers focuses on real synth sounds taken from a range of essenntial machines from expensive workstations to specialized sound modules. It gives that collection a variety of sound unrivalled by most hardware modules. When compared with a recent sound mudule using samples, This Plugsound is the equivalent of a recent sample-based expander with over thirty expansion cards!!
But this is only the basis to play with: the UVI Engine allows you to taylor each preset to your need with professional quality tools like amplitude and filter ADSR envelopes, two resonant filters, a mono mode appropriate for both leads and one of the 160 bass sounds, and a second LFO for filter sweeps, tremolo, autopan, vibrato or even all four at the same time, and much more…
Synth categories offered in the library include: Composites, Flutes, Voices, Tines & Bells, Basses (Acid, analog, disco/house, garage, electropop, hip hop/ R ‘n B, sub, techno…), Pads, Soft Pads, Filter Sweeps, Analog Brass, Leads, Organs, Piano-like, Textures/Fx and Short-Reso.
The latest and greatest General-Midi tone module is here! In fact, Plugsound is more than that: it’s the next generation of sound modules, relegating their hardware counterparts to oblivion.
Most music related facilities will find this Plugsound invaluable. It provides a realistic and contemporary library designed to substitute to the cheesy GM players, both software and hardware. Fire up Plugsound and suddenly the music you thought dated sounds wonderful! It is also a dream come true for facilities which want to be compatible with musicians without investing in bulky and dated hardware, just for the sake of playing back a few sounds on a session.
Global collection faithfully follows the GM standard for sound classification. The acoustic and electric piano category is first, followed by Pitched Percussions, Organs, Guitars, Basses, Strings, Ensemble Sounds, Brass, Reeds, Pipes… The collection then moves on to Synth Leads, Pads and Composites, followed by Ethnic, Percussive and Sound Effect categories. Volume 6 then offers another 128 presets consisting of light versions of the original 128 GM presets. Finally, 7 GM drum kits are supplied, followed by 7 light versions.
Most categories feature exceptionnal samples, including the difficult orchestral sounds, that are particularly good in this global collection. The keyboards, drums and guitars are also outstanding…
Identical in every volume of the series, the Plug-in is a sample-playback virtual instrument powered by the powerful UVI-Engine. Plugsound provides you with essential and useful synthesis tools: resonant filters, Amplitude and Filter envelopes (ADSR type); LFO, the most realistic mono-legato you’ve heard on a virtual synth, Reverb’ module…
The sound library:
Each volume comes with a “data file” full of multisampled presets that are easily accessed through the interface of the plug-in. There is enough space to offer the most in-depth exploration of a given instrument that a tone module has ever done. It evens beats most professional CDROM, limited by archaic formatting conventions which leave only 200-300 megabytes per disc… No mess on your hard drive, just those two files.
Windows (XP recommended) based PC (VSTi, DXi, RTAS).
You can use Plugsound in a multitimbral plug-in, and enjoy dozens of exciting editing features: Three fully featured envelopes, a distortion module, new filter algorithms, syncable LFOs and dozens of great effects…
Integrating one of these instruments is easy: open MachFive and create a new empty soundbank. Now go to the corresponding folder on your hard disk and place an alias of your Plugsound’s “.dat file” in the soundbank folder you’ve created. That’s it! Rescan your MachFive Sounds Folder and you’re now ready to use your instrument directly in MachFive.
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