Jazz Software Directory

Band In A Box

D'Accord Music Software

HowAudio

Mojo Horns

Sibelius

Big Fish Audio

Finale

Dick Hyman

Oscar Peterson

Sonic Reality

Miles Black

  Garritan Jazz & Big Band

Jazz Backs

Piano Teq

ToonTrack-EZ Drummer

Bluthner Digital Model 1

Garritan Steinway Virtual Concert Grand

 Mibac Jazz

Real Book Software

Wallander Instruments

New - Jazz Piano Software Plug-ins and Samples!

Gary Garritan

The Industry's first Jazz & Big Band Library!

If you are a keyboardist who wants to produce and record Jazz and Big Band this is the software for you!

  • Featuring Trumpets, Trombones, complete Saxophone collection, Keyboards, Rhythm Section & Jazz Drum Kits!

  • Create Realistic Jazz & Big Band Arrangements Quickly and Easily.

  • Build Your Own Bands and Jazz Ensembles.

  • Includes NI KONTAKT Sample Player.

  • Works with Music Notation Programs.

  • Great Sounding Instruments with Expressive Control.

  • Tongue/Slur Articulations, Intonation, Vibrato, Extended Ranges of the Instruments, Variety of Mutes & More.

  • Entire Sample Library can be loaded on a single computer or laptop.

  • Mac or PC, Standalone, VST, DX, AU, RTAS, Runs in RAM.

 

Over 50 Instruments included!

Here are just a few samples from the Jazz & Big Band Library!

Skeptical about getting that screamin' trumpet sound and fat Bari sax?  Just listen to this demo!

"Psychosis In Trumpetsville"  

How about getting that classic brass/saxophone ensemble sound?  Listen to Gary Lindsay's arrangement!

8 brass/5 saxes  

 

Steinway Jazz Piano

Horn & Rhythm Section

Rhodes

Jazz Quartet

Check out the Garritan Steinway Virtual Concert Grand!

Check out the Garritan Steinway Virtual Concert Grand!

For more demos and pricing information visit:

www.garritan.com/jazz.html

Phone: (360) 376-5766

E-mail: gary@garritan.com

Mojo

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MOJO: Horn Section

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, which offers the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument. Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.
 

Demos

Mp3

 

 

Jazz Demos

  Luck Be A Lady

Funkifying

Moonlight

Blue After 2

Overview

Pushing the boundaries of sampling and scripting technology far beyond traditional sample libraries, MOJO offers a simple but feature-packed interface. No need to decide in advance which articulation you want to play. Simply load the instrument, turn the Ensemble knob to specify how many players you want playing that instrument (from a soloist to a dectet) and begin controlling the instrument from the keyboard. More than a dozen articulations are instantly loaded and intelligently handled via performance features and keyswitches. Behind the scenes, a humanizing function, smart release layers, and custom legato and vibrato tools assist the player in reproducing the ultimate dimensions in realism. Crescendos and swells sync instantly to host tempos and can be triggered in real time.

Included in the instrument collection are: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpet (open, muted, and piccolo), flugelhorn, trombone (open and muted), bass trombone, and clarinet. The articulation list varies for each instrument, but generally includes sustains, stabs, staccatos, trills, slurs, shakes, octave runs, rise to hits, falls (including four different lengths), doits, bends, stylistic riffs, special effects, and tempo-synced swells and crescendos. All samples are recorded in 24-bit stereo using the finest preamps in the world, including a vintage Neve 1073 and a LaChapell Audio 992EG, and mics by AKG, Neumann, and Coles.
 

Reviews:

"The star of Mojo Hon Collection is the collection of big, rich, brassy sounds. The sampling is spot on, and the playability is exemplary. And while I'm sure many users would be happy just to dial up presets and play, there's also a hidden world inside MHS where you can tweak the sound in multiple ways." - Craig Anderton

"...there's no doubting that Mojo is one of the best horn instruments available." – Computer Music (Rating: 9/10)


For more information about MOJO, visit Vir2 Instruments

MOJO is powered by the popular Kontakt engine, offering total integration into all major sequencers via its AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins, as well as standalone. Registered owners of MOJO are eligible for a discounted crossgrade to the full version of Kontakt, which is a full-fledged sampler capable of importing, editing, and creating other sample libraries, in addition to playing MOJO and other Vir2 products. Full details are available on the Kontakt 3 crossgrade page on the Native Instruments site.

  • Kontakt Player 3
  • Plug-in

$ 499.95

 

 

Description

At the heart of MOJO are twelve core instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Trumpet Muted, Trombone Muted, Piccolo Trumpet, Bass Trombone, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Clarinet, and Flugelhorn. Using MOJO is as simple as deciding which instrument to load. Solo and ensemble playing is built into each individual core patch, as are all articulations and release types. MOJO makes it as easy and straightforward as possible to begin playing without having to make too many decisions or sifting through dozens of patches. When any of the twelve core instruments are loaded, this interface is displayed.

 



The first two knobs allow you to control how many players should be playing this instrument (from one to ten) and which mode they should be playing in (polyphonic, monophonic, or legato). These knobs, as well as virtually every other parameter in the MOJO interface, can be controlled via MIDI, so these knobs can be programmed and adjusted on the fly. Using these features, it's easy to sequence a stacked trumpet section, then switch to a solo trumpet, then return to the section, all within one MIDI track or performance.

 



As you add players to the ensemble, MOJO intelligently spreads the ensemble around the stereo field and gives you control over their spread, tuning variation, and other aspects of the group.

The onscreen display shows you which articulation and release type is active at any given time. Each instrument includes various articulations and release layers which are triggered via keyswitches, such as bends, runs, crescendos, swells, doits, falls, staccatos, stabs, and more.

 



Doits, falls of various speeds, and up-slurs are available as releases and are also triggerable via keyswitches. In other words, hold down a sustain chord, then hold down the keyswitch trigger, then exactly when you release the original chord, MOJO will play the release articulation, ascending from the original notes you played.

Swells and crescendos are programmed to sync to the tempo of the host sequencer. Using MOJO's advanced automatic timestretching, you can configure MOJO to play swells and crescendos that are the exact number of beats you want, from 1 beat to 18 beats. MOJO will also follow a changing tempo, so if the tempo changes in the middle of the song, swells and crescendos will adjust automatically.

Each core instrument includes a full suite of integrated effects, such as compression, limiting, reverb, EQ, and more.

 



Many other engines and controls have been integrated into MOJO, including physically modeled vibrato, advanced humanization, character control (allowing adjustment between mellow vs. aggressive playing), attack control for more percussive playing, and EZRoom one-click convolution reverb.
 

In addition to the twelve core instruments discussed above, MOJO includes prerecorded riffs and special effects.

 

 

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Wallander Instruments

“...a breakthrough in getting brass and woodwinds sections to sound right.” - Keyboard magazine, Jan. 2009

www.wallanderinstruments.com

Who is Wallander Instruments?
Wallander Instruments is a Swedish music software development company founded by Arne Wallander. Arne, who’s had a life-long love of music, graphics, and software engineering, holds a master’s degree in Engineering Physics, and is the company’s chief scientist. He began work on his flagship product, WIVI, in 2005. Thanks to the open-armed acceptance of his groundbreaking technology, his small family business (Arne’s father is also an engineer), is rapidly growing—and destined for greatness.

What exactly is WIVI?
WIVI is a collection of virtual acoustic orchestral instruments that run as audio plug-ins in popular compatible music applications (VST/AU/RTAS). WIVI stands for Wallander Instruments’ Visual Instruments. Presently there are six WIVI products in the line: Brass 1, Woodwinds 1, 2, and 3, and the NEW Saxophones 1 and 2.

Why “Visual” Instruments?
When designing the graphic user interface for WIVI, Arne drew upon his experience in game programming to create software that not only presented the essential ingredients in a clear, musically intuitive way, but that was also fun to use, easy on the eyes, and creatively inspiring. All WIVIs share a common interface that allows the user to literally “build” an orchestra—moving instruments around on stage, arranging groups of instruments, selecting the performance environment, etc. Of course, you can also call up a preset and accomplish
all of the above automatically. Put another way: The serious engineering horsepower behind the WIVI technology is graced with an interface that is inviting, intuitive, and easy to use.

 What makes Wallander Instruments WIVI so special?
In a word: Incredibly expressive, realistic sound (OK, four words). Markkus Rovito of Remix nailed it in his “Best of NAMM 2009” roundup: “A lot of companies were trying to show off either their modeled brass ortheir sample-based brass collections at NAMM, but none that we heard were as impressive as Wallander Instruments Brass 1. Wallander’s acoustic behavioral modeling does a remarkable job of reproducing the nuances of notoriously difficult to replicate brass instruments.” ‘Nuff said!

The collection that started the WIVI revolution!

The Brass 1 collection contains four of the most powerful voices of the symphonic orchestra.

The standard brass instruments are also used extensively in pop & jazz, and has a unique position as often being the carrying force of the modern Hollywood action soundtracks.

In WIVI these instruments come to their full right with an immense dynamic range. When treated delicately the Brass 1 instruments can carry some of the most peaceful melodies in western music. When set loose, a screaming brass fortissimo becomes the driving force in the orchestra or Big Band.

Audio clips featuring Brass 1

Mp3

 

WIVI Brass I

Jazz Demos

    

            Yrio Fager

    

          Tony Ostinato

The "Magic Quartet"

Saxophones 1 includes the four most popular saxophone types of our day, the soprano, the alto, the tenor and the baritone.

The tenor is arguably the most popular and well-recognized saxophone of our day, along with the more soft-spoken alto. In saxophone quartets, the tenor regularly plays the most prominent role due to its distinct tone.

Saxophones are widely popular instruments both as soloists and sections, used in everything from jazz, blues and big band, to popular and orchestral music. Famous for their breathy, intimate singing tone, beautifully reproduced by WIVI.

Includes:

Soprano Saxophones 1-3

Alto Saxophones 1-3

Tenor Saxophones 1-3

Baritone Saxophones 1-3

Audio clips featuring Sax I

Mp3

 

WIVI Sax I

Jazz Demos

    

          Tenor Sax

    

        'Bossa' Tenor Sax

 

www.wallanderinstruments.com

Mibac Jazz

Mibac is a  program that produces very authentic sequences, and does so much more quickly than one could enter the parts with a MlDl keyboard and sequencer. It seems to be specifically designed for the improviser lacking in keyboard proficiency, making it possible for an instrumentalist or vocalist to work on the changes to any tune without the need for a rhythm section or a play along record. It also allows those creating their own jazz compositions to hear the rhythm section play the changes in a stylistic manner. The manual is well-written and contains an excellent tutorial that takes the user through virtually all the features of the program... the transpose function is excellent and will be a time saver for instructors.) The ability to customize rhythm-section backgrounds will be helpful to individual students at any level of improvisation ability, and will be especially helpful to teachers, both in private studios and in the classroom, who want to provide accompaniment tapes for their students ...Downbeat Magazine     

If you're into jazz, you'll like MiBAC Jazz...it does what it does better than anything else!  

Chords are entered into a lead sheet, and the program generates music based on the selected musical style. MiBAC Jazz concentrates all its energies on one type of music: jazz. Not surprisingly then, MiBAC Jazz produces convincing results in various jazz styles. These include Jazz 4/4, Jazz 3/4, Slow 4 (l2/8 feel), and Latin, each with different grooves that change according to the tempo. For example, MiBAC Jazz's "piano player" comps quite differently in a burnin' bebop tune than in a medium swing tune. It is intended to be used as your own personal jazz rhythm section for practicing improvisation, but it may be useful as a composition/lead sheet-creation tool as well...  Electronic Musician

MiBAC Jazz is an excellent example of software that targets a specific musical problem-jazz improvisation... How does it sound? The rhythm section sounds real - not a mechanical drum machine feel. You can tailor your drummer to suit your own tastes...considering the well-thought-out manual, excellent musical feel, printing and chord options, this is a wonderful tool for developing jazz improvisational skills. Nice work!....American Music Teacher 

MiBAC represents a breakthrough in jazz sure to have an impact on this and future generations of musicians!...  David N. Baker, Indiana University

To purchase visit here!

www.mibac.com

 

Band In A Box

Band-in-a-Box

 

What is Band-in-a-Box?

Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas, and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short time with Band-in-a-Box as your on-demand backup band.

There are many more reasons that Band-in-a-Box is a favorite of musicians, students, and songwriters the world over. To see for yourself, you can click on the Band-in-a-Box forum and guestbook links on this page and share the experiences of other users in your own language.

How does Band-in-a-Box work?

Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use! Just type in the chords to any song (like C or Fm7b5), pick a musical style from the hundreds available, and click the [Play] button. Band-in-a-Box then automatically generates a full backing arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings.

And that's not all...

Band-in-a-Box is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback. Over the years many features have been added to Band-in-a-Box - Notation, Piano Roll, Lyrics, Melody Tracks, Harmonization, the StyleMaker, and StylePicker. The Soloist and the Melodist are popular "intelligent" features; the Soloist generates professional quality solos over any chord progression, the Melodist can create songs from scratch with Chords, Melodies, Intros, Solos, and even a Title!

www.band-in-a-box.com

Pianist Performance Series
 

 

 These popular programs feature the piano styles of today in over 250 "live-to-MIDI" performances by top contemporary pianists. Each title is packed with powerful tools for fun and learning, including song memos, biographies and an on-screen piano display.

"This product screams, howls, wails, pleads, begs and devastates."

- Chris d'Hyugyiels, Pianist Series Fan

 

These and many more products available at

www.band-in-a-box.com

Big Fish Audio

Big Fish Audio has incredible loops/samples to keep you "jazzed" for a long time! Big Fish is a recognized leader of the highest quality sample libraries available. Big Fish has an extensive selection of the finest sample library & sound effects in the world.

Drums, Keys, Bass, Guitars, Brass, Horns, and hundreds of other sampled musical instruments are ready for you to use for your next Jazz recording project!

 

 

Whether you are a keyboardist, producer, composer, or arranger you can have some of the hottest studio musicians sit in with you on your recordings by using Big Fish Samples and Loops!

To preview Big Fish Jazz Loops...

Dick Hyman

 (Pro Version includes CD-ROM software midi files, and over 90 minutes of instruction by Dick Hyman! )

Let Dick Hyman take you on a thrilling musical journey to 52nd St, the Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall, Chicago, Kansas City, a Ragtime Saloon, New Orleans' Storyville and other legendary jazz night spots! Years in the making, this outstanding CD-ROM is a complete and informative history of jazz piano, led by the masterful Dick Hyman, a virtuoso unparalleled in his versatility. Recorded by Hyman himself on a Disklavier in his Florida studio are 103 historically important songs that highlight the diverse styles of 60 of the most influential pianists of the last 100 years, such as Count Basie, Bix Beiderbecke, Eubie Blake, Dave Brubeck, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner, Fats Waller, and dozens more! This terrific reference tool includes extensive commentary and recollections by Hyman and some of the artists to whom he pays tribute, biographies, and extensive discographies of the original recordings recreated here. The Pro version includes two disks and features over 90 minutes of instructional video, with nine complete lessons, printable scores, a MIDI studio with all of the qualities of a virtual player piano, and more! A complete multimeida interactive history of jazz piano on CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh.
Explore the history of Jazz Piano in this brilliant CD-ROM by Dick Hyman!

The incomparable Dick Hyman recreates the styles of 63 pianists in 103 tunes across the entire exciting history of jazz - over five hours of music. Includes 21 rare historical videos, over 100 historical photographs, more than 500 pages of documentation by Joel Simpson, Dick Hyman and others, including biographies, stylistic analyses and discographies - with a complete bibliography.Visit the hottest night spots of jazz history...

You'll see: 52nd Street and Midtown clubs in the 40s; a Harlem rent party and the Cotton Club in the 20s; Chicago and Kansas City Theaters and clubs in the 30s; Carnegie Hall in the 30s, 50s, 70s and 80s; Greenwich Village clubs in the 60s and 70s; a Ragtime Saloon and New Orleans' fabled Storyville in the 'teens, and much more.

With the Pro Version you can also visit the MIDI studio where you can study every one of Dick Hyman's performances note-for-note and at any tempo.

Additional features: looping, digital tempo setting for precise, gradual tempo increase; background playing, favorites list, quiz game with more than 500 questions, guess-the-tune game. Plus, Dick Hyman shows you how to play in key styles on video: over 60 minutes of instructional video, including 8 lessons analysing and illustrating the features of Art Tatum's style. ©1999. CD-ROM (Windows & Macintosh) 12 megs of Ram, Mac OS 7.5-8; Win 95 & 98.

"The perfect entry point for any pianist interested in the historical development of jazz piano." - Dr. Billy Taylor

 Jamie Aebersold special price: $74.95

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Oscar Peterson   


Jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson brings an exciting new level of artistry to the Multimedia experience in this signature CD-ROM. This rich treasury integrates interactive audio/visual performances with on-screen piano display and notation. You can see and study exactly what the master is playing! Join Oscar for a musical journey through his life and career. There's also a comprehensive Multimedia autobiography loaded with audio and video clips PLUS exclusive photographs from Oscar Peterson's private collection.

With this powerful and innovative new Multimedia engine, you can view and study every nuance of Oscar Peterson's virtuosity. For the first time it is possible to experience audio performances perfectly synchronized to the real-time display of transcribed notation and an on-screen virtual keyboard. Use the full range of playback features to slow the tempo, step through the piece note by note, loop or transpose to your favourite key.

The CD-ROM includes 14 audio/video performances by Oscar Peterson. Hear Oscar perform some of his greatest recorded works including The Smudge, Hogtown Blues, Chicago Blues, Place St-Henri, Nightingale, Hymn To Freedom, Night Time and Blues For Big Scotia. You'll see every note of Oscar's performance in notation and played in real-time on the virtual piano keyboard.

Watch fabulous full-length video performances of Place St-Henri, City Lights, Slow Blues (with Count Basie), The Theme, Bach's Blues and Love Ballade.

 

Order The Multimedia CD-ROM $79.95

 

'Note for Note' is a must have book for educators and Jazz buffs alike. These rare transcriptions of 18 classic selections are an essential addition to the libraries of Jazz fans, students, musicians and educators. They are the key to an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the musical genius of Oscar Peterson.

The 18 transcriptions included here cover much of Oscar Peterson's career, selected from songs recorded from 1947 to 1995. The songs included are:

  • Blues Etude
  • Blues of the Prairies
  • Chicago Blues
  • Greasy Blues
  • Hymn to Freedom
  • Kelly's Blues
  • Nightingale
  • Oscar's Boogie
  • R.B. Blues
  • Ron's Blues
  • Blues for Big Scotia
  • Gay's Blues
  • Hogtown Blues
  • The Smudge
  • Night Time
  • Place St-Henri
  • Riff Blues
  • Texas Blues

Order Note for Note  $39.95

The Real Book Software

7 things you'll be able to do quickly and easily...

Yes! Locate any chart in an instant - no thumbing through the book. No More Hunting for the proper charts!
(Alphabetize by Artist or Songs A-Z, Z-A or just perform a quick search for the song you are looking for).

Yes! Find or sort by Key - (Medley anyone? Or just a workout in a particular key)

Yes! Find or sort by Transposition - (also enables you to see the songs in keys that you might not have ever played them in )

Yes! Find all songs by a given artist
(Today I'm in a Bill Evans frame of mind....., or maybe Mingus...)

Yes! Locate all songs in a particular style ( Let's see, what Bossa Novas do I want to play on the gig tonight....)

Yes! Add hundreds of tunes to your repertoire!
( Read down the charts while listening to the recording)

Yes! Hear Full Length Original Recordings By Famous Jazz Artists!

"The 'Real Book Software" is an all out, full blown, self contained jazz studies course, brought to life in an easy to use software program for Windows and Mac."

In jazz improvisation, you are required to know how to play through hundreds of jazz standards, jazz blues, latin jazz charts etc.

Real Book Software will not only provide you with thousands of essential jazz chord charts and melodies but will also familiarize you with how these charts should sound.

This is critical in helping you understand the language of jazz and building a superb jazz vocabulary.

Hearing these essential jazz standards is a critical component to the advancement of any jazz musician.

"The Real Book is Now Reborn As Software - But That's Only Part Of The Story..."

There's a FULL DVD worth of material included!

Yes!There are 1,997 pages worth of incredible, "must know", jazz charts. Plus, you'll have all charts in the major transpositions for each tune.

Yes!No matter what your instrument is, your chart is here.

· C instruments (Piano, Guitar, Flute, Violin, Vibes, Mallets)
· Bass Clef (Electric Bass / Upright Bass, Trombone)
· Eb (Alto Saxophone/ Baritone Saxophone)
· Bb (Tenor Saxophone / Soprano Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet)....

So in addition to all of these lead sheets / charts,
 

YOU'LL ALSO GET THE

FULL ORIGINAL RECORDINGS

FOR EACH TUNE.

 

"I would buy this item just for the reason that the old “Real Book” is not available and quite treasured by many Jazz musicians, but hardly found."- Doc Riviera

View Video Demo Of Software Here!

For More Information Visit:

 www.realbooksoftware.com

only $66.65! only $66.65!

R.A.W.

Professional loop collections in Rex, Apple Loops and Wave formats

R.A.W. stands for Rex, Apple Loops and Wave) is one of the most powerful and universally compatible loop collections ever created. Choose from the R.A.W. Universal Groove Kit, which contains over 5,000 loops, or focus on specific styles and genres with any of the all-new R.A.W. Style Paks, or go for the gold with the R.A.W. Gold Edition box set which includes the full R.A.W. plus 15 Style Paks for a total over more than 42,000 loops!

You may also order each style pak in specifically Rex, Apple Loops or Wave format. Please refer to the links below:

 R.A.W.

This collection is the ideal writing and production tool for any musician and a great addition to popular products like Reason, Ableton Live, Mackie Tracktion, FL Studio, Stylus RMX (it has even been designed specifically to drag and drop into Stylus RMX), Apple GarageBand, Soundtrack, Logic, Sony Acid, Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, ProTools, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer and every other DAW or sampler. It's a universal loop sound collection that works with everything at a price that any musician can afford.

 


Jazz Grooves

 

This Style Pak offers a selection of acoustic Jazz drum rhythms with Swing ride beats, brush grooves, Big Band drumming and more, performed by drummers (like Danny Gottlieb) who have played with Jazz legends such as Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and more. It’s ideal for many styles of music such as Jazz, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Film Scoring and other genres.

Features over 430 Jazz and Big Band style acoustic drum kit grooves (each in Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Wave formats) for flexibility and ease of use!

Contents:

  • 200 previously unavailable drum grooves from Jazz legend Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny Group, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Chick Corea, Mike Stern)
  • Over 230 Big Band and Jazz style grooves performed by various session drummers with sticks and brushes.
  • Includes acoustic drum loops in tempos of 70, 100, 120, 180, 240 BPM and more.
  • Features top quality 24-bit studio recorded drums for the ultimate realism in your track.

MP3 Demos

(Click on link to hear demos)

jazzgroovesdemo1 jazzgroovesdemo2 jazzgroovesdemo3 jazzgroovesdemo4

$49.00   $49.00

Latin Afro-Cuban Grooves

This Style Pak offers a range of drum and percussion loops with authentic latin flavor in the styles of Mambo, Salsa, Songo and more. From individual and combined percussion such as congas, bongos, shakers, handbells, guiros, clave, maracas and more to full drum kit grooves, this collection can add spice to any music production.

Features over 500 drum and percussion grooves (each in Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Wave formats) for flexibility and ease of use!

Contents:

  • Over 250 authentic Drum/Percussion Kit grooves

  • Loops at various tempos: 82, 100, 116 and 132bpm

  • Over 250 percussion loops

  • Includes styles: Mambo, Salsa, Songo

  • Full kits plus percussion elements for any style

  • Material compiled from Q Up Arts classic “Latin Groove” series available for the first time at a fraction of its original price.

MP3 Demos

(Click on link to hear demos)

LAC_demo3songo
LAC_demo1mambo
LAC_demo2salsa

 

$49.00    $49.00

 


Blues Grooves

 

This Style Pak features a variety of high-quality 24-bit acoustic drum kit grooves in the styles of Rock and Blues and includes a variety of shuffle grooves, Blues beats with fills, pick ups, snare rolls, snare builds, hat and ride variations, brushes and more - all at tempos covering even the most subtle Blues feel. Blues Grooves is perfect for creating drum tracks with incredible feel and authentic Blues style. Features nearly 500 acoustic drum kit grooves (each in Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Wave formats) for flexibility and ease of use!

Contents:

  • Over 480 high quality Chicago Blues style acoustic drum kit loops
  • Individual fills, pick ups, snare rolls, snare builds, hat and ride variations and brushes
  • Authentic Blues feel at a variety of tempos like 90, 100, 120 and 140 bpm
  • Features top quality studio recorded drum loops for the ultimate realism in your track.

MP3 Demos

(Click on link to hear demos)

bluesgroovesdemo1

 bluesgroovesdemo2

 

$49.00    $49.00


Latin Caribbean Grooves

 

This Style Pak offers a range of drum and percussion loops with authentic latin flavor in the styles of Bolero, Guacuanco, Bomba, Calypso, Bembe, Bomba, Guiro, Mozambique, Yongo, Bata, ChaCha, Rumba, Danzon, Son, Merengue and more. From individual and combined percussion such as congas, bongos, shakers, handbells, guiros, clave, maracas and more to full drum kit grooves this collection can add spice to any music production.

Features over 700 drum and percussion grooves (each in Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Wave formats) for flexibility and ease of use!

Contents:

  • Over 375 authentic Drum/Percussion Kit grooves
  • Loops at: 76, 90, 96, 100, 108, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 138 and 148 BPM.
  • Over 350 percussion loops
  • Styles: Bolero, Guacuanco, Bomba, Calypso, Bembe, Bomba, Guiro, Mozambique, Yongo, Bata, ChaCha, Rumba, Danzon, Son, Merengue.
  • Full kits plus percussion elements for any style
  • Material compiled from Qup Arts classic “Latin Groove” series.

MP3 Demos

(Click on link to hear demos)

LCG_demo1

LCG_caribdemo2

LCG_demo3

$49.00    $49.00

Vintage Soul
Grooves

 

This Style Pak features classic Funk and Soul grooves from the 60’s & 70’s. A style made famous by labels such as Atlantic, Stax and Motown, Soul from the 60’s and 70’s has influenced much of the music of today including R&B, Pop, Dance, Rock and more.

This collection offers authentic drum grooves, percussion and electric bass lines and is the ultimate source for adding that vintage flavor to your tunes

Features over 350 drum and percussion grooves and over 280 vintage bass lines (each in Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Wave formats) for total flexibility and power!

Contents:

  • Over 300 Vintage Soul grooves

  • Tons of fills and variations

  • Straight and swing feel

  • Over 280 authentic Soul bass lines

  • 15+ percussion loops

  • Tempos: 60-190 bpm

MP3 Demos

(Click on link to hear demos)

Grooves 1

Vintage Soul Grooves

 Soulful Mix

Get Down With Us!

$49.00    $49.00


Latin Brazilian
Grooves

 

This Style Pak offers a range of drum and percussion loops with authentic latin flavor in the styles of Samba, Baion, Batucada, Parlito, Pop, Funk, Bossa, Marcha and more. From individual and combined percussion such as congas, bongos, shakers, handbells, guiros, clave, maracas and more to full drum kit grooves this collection can add spice to any music production. Features close to 600 drum and percussion grooves (each in Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Wave formats) for flexibility and ease of use!

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Contents:

  • Over 350 authentic Drum/Percussion Kit grooves

  • Loops at various tempos: 76, 96, 108, 116, 120, 138, 142 and 152 bpm

  • Over 250 percussion loops

  • Includes styles: Samba, Baion, Batucada, Parlito, Brazilian Pop, Samba Funk, Bossa, Marcha

  • Full kits plus percussion elements for any style

  • Material compiled from Q Up Arts classic “Latin Groove” series available for the first time at a fraction of its original price.

 

MP3 Demos

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EZ Drummer

EZdrummer® is a multi-microphone drum sampler designed for musicians and producers in need of a compact, affordable, easy to handle plug-in without compromising sound quality or control. The visualized drums in the interface combine auditioning of sounds and drumkit construction. The extensive drag and drop MIDI library (featuring 8000+ MIDI files) enables users to create a great drum track in just a few clicks. For more advanced handling, users can control microphone bleeding and levels between drums using the internal mixer.
 

The mixer also allows stereo and multitrack routing into the host through one single plug-in, and thanks to the second generation Toontrack® Percussive Compression (TPC), system requirements are kept to a minimum.

The drums for EZdrummer® were recorded, produced and played with the best in the business. From our pro Superior Drummer® line we’ve adopted the humanizing features that are instrumental in making our drum samplers the pinnacle in digital drum production.

EZdrummer® Facts & Features

7000 sound files at 16-bit / 44.1kHz equivalent to 5Gb of uncompressed wav files.
• Instant access to more than 8000 midi drum patterns with prelistening, quick browsing and drag’n’drop functionality.
• Same extensive layer depth on all drums and cymbals as in EZdrummers big brother - dfh SUPERIOR.
• EZdrummer® ranges from entry level usability to pro handling
• Features multiple microphone control
• TPC II reduces system requirements to a minimum
• Operates in General MIDI
• Internal mixer allows stereo and multitrack routing into the host through one single plug in
• Preset mix modes for quick sound changes
• Interface visualizes the drums loaded and combines auditioning and kit construction
• Drums recorded at Avatar Studios, New York by worldclass drummers and producers
• The humanizer function combines drum hit randomizing and non-cycling
• Velocity sweep allows instant changes to MIDI data, extending groove context relevance
• Possibilities for the user to add their own MIDI files to the library

 

To view the screenshots and see how EZ Drummer will open up in your host sequencer click on graphic below!


 

Demos for all EZ Drummer Drumkits can be heard here!

 

EZ DrummerJazz Kit

 

 

 

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Jazz EZX®

This Jazz EZX features samples performed by the legendary Drum Virtuoso/Pioneer Roy ”Futureman” Wooten.

Futureman is a multiple Grammy award winning composer, inventor, and multi-instrumentalist who has been a pioneer in using sampled drums since 1985. He has shared the stage and numerous albums with many Jazz legends.

As an instrumentalist Roy Wooten strives to employ the power and science of Mother Nature and his percussive technique takes playing drums way beyond just simple time keeping. His approach is a much more all-encompassing and universal one.

He invented and built the Drumitar to be able to voice his own revolutionary approach to Jazz with the groundbreaking group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. As a result Futureman has performed using Toontrack Music samples to an audience of millions, live at some of the most popular and critically revered performance halls, clubs, TV shows and festivals on the planet. Through Roy Wooten our sounds have made it through to the airwaves of places like Carnegie Hall and premier Greenwich Village Jazz club Blue Note.

The recordings for the Jazz EZX set a benchmark for how sampling percussive instruments, and musical instruments in general, will be done in the future.

Toontrack Music has had the privilege to capture the magic of Futureman. His touch, his heart, his philosophy and his unique approach to his craft in this Jazz EZX. The story of jazz drums has a new chapter.

 

EZ Drummer Funk Masters Kit

 

 

To hear Demo visit here!

 

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The Funkmasters EZX®

This is a unique and exclusive recording of two of the most important drummers in popular music. Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jab’o" Starks.

On their own or in tandem, Starks and Stubblefield were the principal drummers for the Godfather of Soul and Funk, Mr. James Brown. Fans and critics alike cite their collective era in Brown’s band as the pinnacle of Funk.

Samples and looped audio of their original beats and breaks would go on to become the foundation of Hip-Hop. Their breaks gave birth to countless genres reaching deep into the realms of underground, experimental and popular music. It is also crucial to note that the use of their breaks inspired innovation within the techniques of DJ-ing and sample based production, thus making Starks and Stubblefield the most sampled and influential drummers in modern day music.

Toontrack® Music has sampled both their unique sound and grooves. Musicians, Producers and DJ's will be amazed by the depth of soul found within these samples. From the tight sizzle of the hi-hats to the snap and crack of the snares, our unique sampler engine reveals the subtle mastery of these drummers in ways never available before. The included MIDI will inevitably become the backbone to a new generation of Digital Jockeys generations to come.

The Funkmasters EZX® feature two kit interfaces, one for Clyde and one for Jabo. The EZX® also features effects sliders in the EZmixer, a Vinyl effect created with the use of iZotopes Vinyl plug-in and a large Plate reverb resampled at Toontrack® Music Studios, Umea, delivering all that you need to create those real sounding Funk tracks.

EZ Drummer Latin Pecussion Kit

 

 

To hear Demo visit here!

 

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The Latin Percussion EZX®

Contains the percussion sounds from the revolutionary, award winning pro drum sampler, dfh Superior from Toontrack® Music. The EZX® includes MIDI files that will add that extra groove on top of your steady drumtrack.

Percussionist Mikael Emsing on the recordings:
I was excited when Toontrack® asked me to collaborate on this product. Most of the work I've done in the studio and live have not been traditional Latin or African music, but rather Rock, Pop or Jazz-type sessions. Most of the sampling libraries I've come across however, have been geared more towards traditional Ethnic music. I felt there was a need for a sample library with sounds adapted to these situations.

I´ve spent years studying traditional music, but also spent an equal amount of time trying to get some sort of "signature" sound, a sound that works live as well as in the studio, a sound that has some soul to it and I wanted to be sure that came through on the sampled sounds. Much to my satisfaction the guys from Toontrack shared my vision and from the get-go we planned and recorded everything with this in mind. I also wanted a wide variety of sounds and through the generous help of MEINL Percussion we have been able to provide the vital instruments for making recordings in the aforementioned genres. All the instruments were recorded in different sizes and materials. From large to small, from wood to fiberglass etc. Carrying this DVD around will be a lot easier than lugging all those instruments around (thank god for cartage services by the way...). Time to get the groove going.

Credits:
The sounds for the Latin Percussion EZX® were recorded, engineered and mixed by Henrik Kjellberg & Mattias Eklund at Musikanten and Toontrack® Studios, Umeĺ, Sweden.
The MIDI for the Latin Percussion EZX® were played by Mikael Emsing and recorded at Toontrack® Studios, Umeĺ, Sweden.
Sound and MIDI editing: Mattias Eklund & Henrik Kjellberg.

Jazzbacks

 

Jazzbacks stands for jazz backing tracks. We have high quality backing tracks of jazz standards for instrumentalists and vocalists. Each backing track comes with a description of its arrangement and can be played using the Real Book. Music teachers, jazz educators and schools will find our jazz backing tracks and Multi Media Learning Kits very useful jazz education material

We also offer Multi-Media Learning Kits with jazz sheet music and jazz backing tracks to help you learn how to improvise on some of the jazz standards we have in our backing track library.

All our products are downloadable and can be accessed immediately.

Use our jazz backing tracks to perform at gigs in restaurants and private functions either solo or with a duo. Collect a whole repertoire of your favorite jazz standards to perform with or to practice and rehearse with. You can also make a great demo using our jazz backing tracks!

Just click on the instrument your looking for audio samples and more information!

The complete online store for high quality backing tracks of jazz standards

www.jazzbacks.com

Miles Black

Jazz Piano Master Class

Jazz Piano Master Class

The Jazz Piano Master Class is a fully featured instructional music program containing interactive piano lessons. Master jazz pianist Miles Black is your teacher in a software program designed to illustrate basic skills to the beginning pianist while enhancing the skills of more advanced pianists.

60 Topics

You'll be studying over 60 topics such as Roots and Shells, Block Chords, Stride Piano, Playing the Blues, Scales, Common Progressions, Improvisation and more. All the lessons are accompanied by practice exercises, backing tracks, and are further illustrated with 11 tunes included in the program.

Feature Rich Multimedia

We've digitally recorded over 5 hours of verbal instruction, nearly 100 exercises, backing tracks, 11 study tunes, plus a practice tip for each exercise, all linked to powerful multimedia features, allowing you to see and hear note-for-note exactly what Miles Black is teaching. With the Jazz Piano Master Class, you can study the lessons, hear the music, practice and play along with a top musician.

Learn the Skills

Develop pro skills by studying the extensive piano exercises. Each exercise is accompanied by an 'exercise coach', containing tips on practicing, hand positions, tempos and more. Advanced multimedia features directly link each lesson to a suitable exercise. Loop, Pause, Advance and Backup controls make learning and practicing easy. With the Jazz Piano Master Class you don't just hear how it's played, you see how it's played!

About the Author

Miles also has played on countless recording sessions for a myriad of top jazz artists as well as television and film.  Miles has been working for PG Music, with whom he has helped to produce and performed on music software programs, including "The Jazz Pianist 1&2","The NewAge Pianist", "The Children's Pianist", "The Modern Jazz Pianist", "Jazz Piano Masterclass", and an Oscar Peterson CD Rom, complete with transcriptions, as well as many add-ons for the popular "Band-in-a-Box" programs.

Learning piano has never been easier!

  • Over 5 hours of digitally recorded audio lessons covering complete topics.

  • On-screen piano keyboard shows you which notes are being played.

  • Focus on any section with the versatile loop feature.

  • Print all the lessons and lead sheets (chords and notation) to study anytime.

  • Notes are color coded by hands.

  • 10 Complete songs played with techniques from the lessons.

Versatile Multimedia Features:

  • Jump to any position in the lesson.

  • Jukebox mode for continuous play.

  • Mark and play your favorite lessons.

  • Play along with the lesson/exercise in real-time.

Buy the Jazz Piano Master Class

The Jazz Piano Master Class Volume 1 only $29 (for Windows)

The Jazz Piano Master Class Volume 2 only $29 (for Windows)

The Jazz Piano Master Class Volumes 1 & 2 only $49 (for Windows)

 

 

For more information on Miles Black visit here!

 

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iChord

 

 

Check out the unique features that iChords 2.0 offers to you:


Learn to play all your MP3, WAV and WMA songs!


Shows the fingering, notation or intervals.


Also shows and prints the chords on the keyboard.

With iChords Editor you can easily change the chords and add the lyrics to your song.
iChords Editor

See all the other features that iChords offers:

  • Automatically get the chords of CDs, MP3, WAV and WMA files!
  • Creates WMV or MP4 videos with the song, chords and lyrics.
  • It plays the song and shows the chord that is being played at the moment and the next ones.
  • For each chord it presents the fingering, notation or intervals
  • See, print and export your chords to guitar or keyboard.
  • Four different guitar view modes, including for left-handed players!
  • Users can control the tempo according to their skills, playing the song slower or faster
  • Add lyrics, transpose chords and print them together with chord diagrams!

    Download iChords now and try before buying. Download  
  • Buy iChords for US$ 39.90 only!

  • D'Accord iChords 2.0 is a harmony (chords) transcription software. It recognizes chords from CDs and audio files (MP3, WMA and WAV) and presents them on a virtual guitar or keyboard.

    With iChords you will be able to learn and play the chords of any song, without having to search for tablatures and sheet music. It's fast and easy to use, after opening a song file the software automatically processes and extracts the chords!

    iChords is based on D'Accord's unique audio processing technology. It provides the best results in terms of chords recognition.
    Tucows evaluated iChords and conceded the highest rating! 5 vacas

    With Chords Notepad you can edit chords, transpose, add lyrics and print them together with chord diagrams for guitar and keyboard!
    Chords Notepad

     

  • With iChords 2.0 you will be able to play any song! Buy now for US$ 39.90 only! Immediate on-line delivery Compre agora   Download

    The software itself runs as a Windows Media Player plug-in, offering a convenient interface for musicians and enthusiasts, you can easily learn how to play your songs while you listen to them.


    Tells you the chord that is being played and the next ones


    Easy to use


    Select the chords difficulty level.

     

    5 vacas Evaluation of iChords by Dr. File Finder on Tucows.com

    "D'Accord iChords makes it really easy to transcribe chords. What's really cool is that it can tell you what chords are being played in the music you're listening to.

    It eliminates the guess work if you want to learn a song quickly. In testing it out here I found D'Accord iChords to be very easy-to-use and intuitive. It's excellent tool for beginners and novice players as well.

    I took MP3 files of several songs I didn't know how to play and let the software show me the chords. Geez, where was this software when I was playing in bands? ...

    So, if you play guitar or know someone who does, this should be a gift you give them. Really nicely done. I recommend it."
    Dr. File Finder


    Minimum requirements to use D'Accord iChords 2.0:
    Windows 2000, 2003, XP or Vista OS. 256MB of RAM memory (512MB is recommended)
    Windows Media Player 9 or latest. WMA files with Digital Rights Management (DRM) are supported.
     

    Buy iChords for US$ 39.90 only!

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    HowAudio

     

           About The Author  
    __Gospel organist PJ Morgan is not only a producer, arranger, and master musician but has played for almost everyone in the gospel and inspirational field. Some of the artists and celebrities he has worked with include such notables artists and celebrities are Donnie McClurkin, Ann McCray, Kim McFarland, Paul Morton, Najee, Dorothy Norwood, Lashun Pace, Ben Tankard, Albertina Walker, Nancy Wilson, CeCe Winans, Daniel Winans, Vicky Winans, Kirk Carr, The Promise Keepers, Cajhreele. Robert Towsend, Yolanda Adams, Carmen, Al Green, President Bill Clinton, Magic Johnson, Bobby Jones, and Tri-City Singers. In addition, PJ was the organist for the Bobby Jones Gospel hour on BET for many years. Currently the music director of Reed Temple in Washington, D.C., PJ continues to set the standard for gospel music.

    During the past 50 years, the Hammond B3 Organ has been and continues to be the keyboard instrument of choice for some of the greatest names in music. Understanding the complexities and intricacies of this amazing instrument also has been and continues to be an intimidating challenge for many. Join two of the greatest B3 keyboardists of all time, Tim Carmon and PJ Morgan, as they demystify how the drawbars work.  Starting with the functionality of the drawbars and other controls of the organ, Tim and PJ demonstrate how different settings of the drawbars and other controls can give you countless tonal qualities and endless shades of dynamic colors in shaping your music. In addition, Tim walks you through the Native Instruments B4 II software that emulates the classic Hammond B3.  The B4 II is updated with a new improved interface and more authentic sound. This award winning virtual organ’s attention to detail (including the B3 drawbars, vibrato, chorus, tube distortion and rotary speaker cabinet) makes it a versatile and expressive tool that surprises even the most experienced B3 players.

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    - History of Hammond Organ & Drawbars
    - Understanding Drawbar Settings & Creating Tone
    - Overview of Organ Controls & Settings
    - Playing Chords and Full Chords
    - Finger Bass & Bass Pedals
    - Settings for Different Musical Genres
    - Settings for Playing in a Band or Soloing
    - Tim’s Personal Tips & Favorite Settings
    - PJ’s Personal Tips & Favorite Settings
    - B4 II - Manual and Organ Views
    - B4 II - Stand Alone Mode or Plug-in
    - B4 II - Preset Manager & Rig Control
    - B4 II - Selection of Tonewheels

     

    TWO DVD SET

    Running Time: 1h 45m
    DVD-ROM and DVD-VIDEO

    $24.95

     

    www.howaudio.com

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    Music Notation Software

     

        

     

     Preview the latest innovations from Finale 2007!

    No matter what your masterpiece looks like—from simple to advanced—if you can imagine it, Finale can help you create it.

    Compose, edit, arrange, listen to, and print your music with stunning, professional-quality results. Powerful tools, robust productivity features and incredible speed make Finale the ultimate composing and score-writing tool.


    Everything in Finale is built to support your creative process. More options and an intuitive interface give you complete creative control of your music.


    Always evolving, Finale continues to innovate exciting features to help bring your music to life. Preferred by composers, engravers, educators, and students, Finale sets the standard for music notation software

     

    www.finalemusic.com

    Sibelius

    Box, Right-facing

    Sibelius 5 Educational Edition Notation Software - $249.00
    Sibelius Notation Software Academic Edition Version 5 and PhotoScore Ultimate - $449.00
    Sibelius 5 Notation Software Competitive Upgrade - $169.99
    Sibelius Notation Software Academic Edition Version 5 5-seat Lab Pack and Photoscore Ultimate - $899.00
    Sibelius Notation Software Professional Edition Version 5 and PhotoScore Ultimate - $679.00

    Sibelius 5 Professional Edition Notation Software Specifications:

    • Computer Requirements

      Windows
    • Minimum requirements for Sibelius 5 alone:

      Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, 512MB+ RAM, 350MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive

      You must be running at least Windows XP Service Pack 2 to install and run Sibelius 5. If you have Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.x, you need to purchase an upgrade to a more recent version of the Windows operating system.

      Additional recommendations for using Sibelius Sounds Essentials and Kontakt Player 2, especially for scores with many instruments:

      1GB+ total RAM, 3.5GB total hard disk space, ASIO-compatible soundcard. You can use Sibelius Sounds Essentials if your computer doesn't meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously.

      Mac

      Minimum requirements for Sibelius 5 alone:

      Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 512MB+ RAM, 350MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive.

      Sibelius 5 is a Universal application, which means that it runs on both older Macs with PowerPC processors and new Macs with Intel processors.

      If you are running a version of Mac OS X earlier than Mac OS X 10.4, you cannot install and run Sibelius. You may want to upgrade Mac OS X now, although this normally incurs an upgrade fee. See www.apple.com for details.

      Additional recommendations for using Sibelius Sounds Essentials and Kontakt Player 2, especially for scores with many instruments:

      G5 or Intel processor, 1GB+ total RAM, 3.5GB total hard disk space

      You can use Sibelius Sounds Essentials if your computer doesn't meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously.

       

    Sibelius 5 Professional Edition Notation Software

    The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music is now even better.

    Sibelius 5 is the essential software for writing, playing, printing, and publishing music notation. It will keep you inspired and help you take your ideas even further. Whatever your musical style, Sibelius 5 music notation software makes writing scores a breeze-giving you more time to focus on the music.

    Stunning features like Panorama mean you don't need to think about pages while you're composing or arranging. You can just let your creativity flow. Ideas Hub is a real first for music software. It lets you instantly capture your musical ideas, and then find them again in a second-so you'll never lose another idea. Plus new, high-quality, built-in sounds play back your scores with astounding realism, because there's no better way to perfect your music than by hearing it. You can create audio files which can be converted to MP3s or burned to CD, produce instrumental parts effortlessly, compose for video, sell your music online and do hundreds of other things you might never have dreamed of.

    ~ Write and refine music easily ~
    Sibelius 5 software is so easy to learn and use that you can start writing your first piece within minutes- not days! Discover the joys of writing music with a program that's simple and intuitive. And, of course, being able to change your music in the blink of an eye-no more rubbing out.

    ~ Hear your music ~
    The easiest way to perfect your music is by hearing it. Just click the play button in Sibelius to hear your music performed with surprising realism, thanks to the built-in Sibelius Sounds Essentials library. Sibelius reads, understands, and plays back all standard markings, and you can buy extra sound libraries for choral music, world music, and more.

    ~ See your music, panoramically Panorama offers a clear, wide view of music that enables faster composition, easier revisions and, in education, clearer analysis of entire pieces. Instead of being chopped up into systems and pages, the music is shown in a single, infinitely-wide strip-far easier to read and navigate around. Users can now just think about the notes, and forget about page layout until ready to print.

    ~ Print beautiful scores ~
    The world's largest sheet music publishers use Sibelius to produce the music you see in the shops. Now you can create the same standard of print-out. And with Sibelius, it's just so easy.

    Instrumental parts that magically update Sibelius makes producing instrumental parts a joy. In fact, when you start your score, the parts are already there. You can flick between them using a simple drop-down. When you make a change to the full score, the relevant parts are automatically updated, and vice versa.

    ~ Ideas hub ~
    Ideas are precious. That's why Sibelius 5 gives you the Ideas Hub-the easy way to capture, tag, find, and bring together your musical ideas. This is a first for any music software. Composers can quickly capture snippets of music they have written, tag them with keywords such as, 'violin', 'tremolo', 'minor' etc and then find them again in an instant. Ideas can then be pasted from the hub into a score, and are automatically transposed into the right key and range, as well as the right tempo. Ideas Hub also comes pre-loaded with over 2000 professionally-written ideas that cover all genres of music, from classical through to hip-hop. These are perfect for inspiring music students, and for users wishing to try their hand at new styles of music. With Ideas Hub, you'll never let another flash of inspiration slip by again.

    ~ Publish, or sell, your music online ~
    As well as printed music, Sibelius publishes beautifully online, too. You can create web versions of scores that can be viewed by anyone using the free Scorch web browser plug-in. And you can easily start selling your scores online via SIbeliusMusic.com.

    ~ Stunning built-in sounds & playback ~
    Sibelius 5 comes with Sibelius Sounds Essentials as standard-a 2GB collection of sounds selected from top-name libraries by Garritan, SonicVox and Tapspace. As well as these new built-in sounds, Sibelius 5 offers full VST & Audio Units support for the first time. This enables users to playback their scores using renowned sample libraries such as the East West Quantum Symphonic Orchestra or Vienna Symphonic Library. Playback is handled by Kontakt Player 2, the latest version with much improved performance. Sibelius 5 enhances the realism of playback by handling accents, articulations, hairpins etc. better than ever before. A further improvement to playback is SoundWorld, a revolutionary way of categorizing sounds that ensures Sibelius always chooses the most suitable sound available on any device.

    More exciting features sets Sibelius 5 even further apart from the competition:
    Easy cues & instrument changes makes creating instrumental parts faster than ever before. Users simply select any section of music they want to cue, copy it to the clipboard, and use the new Paste as Cue feature to produce a perfect cue. Sibelius 5 even suggests cue locations, and will proofread them before printing. Changing instruments mid-staff, for example a clarinet to alto saxophone, is also simplicity itself thanks to the new Instrument Change feature.

    Sibelius 5 also offers users complete and easy layout control, covering bar- and page- numbering, blank pages, sheet music margins and more-making it easier than ever to produce beautiful scores.

    An elegant new music font, Reprise, produces an astonishingly realistic simulation of hand-copying, plus Sibelius 5 can show chord symbols and allow teachers to write the names of notes within noteheads. Sibelius 5 also enables functional analysis and includes extra music symbols for writing early music and avant garde.

    Sibelius 5 also offers many new plugins, including tools for splitting, joining and modifying tuplets, cleaning up played-in music, fitting music to video and transforming one scale into another, for example minor to pentatonic. The total number of available plugins for Sibelius is now over 80, and with Sibelius 5, users can now undo plugins.

    Sibelius 5

     

    www.sibelius.com

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