The Gothenburg Reed Organ is a midsize chamber organ with suction air made by “Göteborgs Orgelfabrik”. It was designed by G.Langegård, probably in the 1940s. The NI Kontakt version is a truly virtual recreation of a reed/pump organ, with flexibility beyond the original instrument.
The sound of the Kantele is unique and useful in many music genres, both for strumming and arpeggio style playing and melodies. The Finnish Concert Kantele is a 36 stringed, A#0-A#5 concert Kantele recorded in stereo in 4 velocity layers and 4 round robin layers per velocity layer.
I was very interested and eager when I've heard that Precisionsound will convert the Multimonica II to a virtual instrument, the result; a lush complex organ with warm analog character and rich features beyond the original instrument. The Accordion and Synth section can be transformed into "Boards of Canada-like" pads and fuzz guitars in the Kontakt scripted version. "Retro nostalgeeks", drone and analog organ lovers, accordion players and soundtrack composers; Velvety tones that soothe your ears! Multimonica II will be used and abused in our upcoming album!
During a recent recording session, I was called upon to find a pump organ sound. I downloaded the Langegard pump organ SampleSet from Precisionsound. The folks there have created some exceptional samples! The care they have taken in capturing the nuances will leave the listener believing he or she is listening to the actual instrument. Further, their support team is quick to address any problems a customer may have . Other sample and software companies could take a lesson from Precisionsound in customer service.
One of the pitfalls of the digital revolution is that so many of us use the same great sound libraries. What separates Precisionsound from most is the focus on the gaps in between them. To date they've collected an array of absolutely charming sounds, be it acoustic or electronic that can give any given performance that “je-ne-sais-quoi”. The art of music making often involves finding sounds unfamiliar to the context. I've used the “Autovari 64” in remixes. The “Moldova Concert Cimbalom” makes a vibrant substitute for piano. I just wish I´d had it at hand when making Romanian style gypsy music for a feature film recently.
"Precisionsound’s sample libraries are a great creative motivation. Each new addition to my studio takes me in an unexpected direction. Through their pristine recording quality, intuitive playability and inspired instrument choices, Precisionsound provide a unique palette of sounds for composers and producers. They are remarkable sample developers.”
As a programmer & musician, I always look for the unique and different, my goal is to come up with a track that doesn't sound like everything else. The pristine quality and sound of the products Precisionsound delivers, gives me as a demanding musician/programmer/producer the tools I need to cut through in my work. I have bought most of the libraries and I am very satisfied with them.
I purchased "Stingers" a week ago. I've already featured it heavily in the title music of a sports show for "Sky", liberally in a house track for a magazine show for "Channel 4", and subtlely in an ethnic/orchestral score for a documentary for "Discovery". It's an impressive and versatile set of samples and as far as I know is the only collection of its kind, certainly of this quality, on the market.