Welcome to Keyboard Magazine's web resource page for the January 2011 issue. Video Report New Gear at AESCavalcade of stars interviewed at MoogFest 2010 Part 1 Part2Video interview Jon Carin on Roger Waters THE WALL tour Get news
Immediately after wrapping up a surreal arena tour opening for the Gorillaz and De La Soul through Europe, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand to close off the year, Little Dragon will splash into 2011 for a proper solo tour
The landscape of libraries for orchestral instruments is more like an exclusive members’ club compared to the wild jungle of electronic music soundware we rounded up last month. Orchestral libraries tend to be sample-based, with a larger data footprint, and are more expensive due to the technically demanding nature of capturing so many performance variations. There are several developers who push the bounds of technical achievement and believability that are worthy of your attention. Here are Keyboard's top picks.
STEINBERG THE GRAND 3 PREMUIM VIRTUAL PIANO THE PITCH Yamaha C7 grand and CP-80 electric grand, Steinway D, Bösendorfer Imperial, and Nordiska upright pianos. THE BIG DEAL All-new samplng sessions compared to The Grand 2. Two mic positions at up to 20 velocity layers. Onboard reverb, EQ, plus a full tuning editor. Uses VST3 spec for best results but supports VST2, AU, even ReWire. WE THINK You should watch Keyboard for a full review soon! $449.99 list/approx. $350 street, steinberg.net