3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

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LaptopMusicianBlog
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23 posts since 7 Jun, 2019

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 pm

I've recently released 3 new plugins that are available as VST/VST3/AU plugin instruments (macOS/Win). They are made in Maize Sampler.

Diskpiano

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A little piano rompler based on a public domain Yamaha Disklavier sample set.

Audio (Chopin Nocturne):

https://soundcloud.com/user-652958409/diskpiano

Download: https://www.laptopmusician.net/2019/06/ ... piano.html

Little Roadey

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A Fender Rhodes "emulation" based on an old physical model project. It sounds pretty good (to me). I added a tremolo and reverb.

Audio:

https://soundcloud.com/user-652958409/little-roadey

Download: https://www.laptopmusician.net/2019/06/ ... oadey.html

Padspheres

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A small collection of 25 seamlessly looped pads and atmospheres. Very space and psychedelic, alien at times.

Audio:

https://soundcloud.com/user-652958409/padspheres

Download: https://www.laptopmusician.net/2019/06/ ... heres.html

All the download are direct. The plugins are provided as is, but I'm open to suggestions.

andrelafosse
KVRist
253 posts since 18 Jun, 2010

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:56 pm

Fantastic! Thanks very much for these. :)

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Halonmusic
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2212 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:04 am

Thanks :)
Don't be a Sheep. :borg:

tatanka
KVRian
1067 posts since 13 Jan, 2014

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 am

Hi Laptopmusician,

thanks a lot for this ! Especially for the padspheres, really sounds good.

I love easy to use and simple instruments that just do ONE task. But as you are open to suggestions, what would be really great (but I have no clue if even possible in maize and if how much effort this would be) if you have two layers with this sounds to mix and so can make your own sounds. 25 soundsources would be enough and not much more needed then volume for each or fader between them and a pan.

Generally architecture might be useful for the other instruments but escpecially for this pad/athmosphere thingy.

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Halonmusic
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2212 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:59 am

tatanka wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 am
Hi Laptopmusician,

thanks a lot for this ! Especially for the padspheres, really sounds good.

I love easy to use and simple instruments that just do ONE task. But as you are open to suggestions, what would be really great (but I have no clue if even possible in maize and if how much effort this would be) if you have two layers with this sounds to mix and so can make your own sounds. 25 soundsources would be enough and not much more needed then volume for each or fader between them and a pan.

Generally architecture might be useful for the other instruments but escpecially for this pad/athmosphere thingy.
I second this.
Don't be a Sheep. :borg:

mevla
KVRAF
2295 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:12 am

Great atmospheric sounds with Padspheres. Switching patches doe snot interrupt the decay of the sound that was already playing, that's great. I haven't checked it, will it accept MIDI program changes ?

Little Roady sounds also very good. Expressive.

On the other hand, Diskpiano has a terrible latency which makes it unplayable on the system I use.

By the way, with the caveat regarding Diskpiano, works great in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS using Bitwig for Linux.

Cheers.

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KVRer
23 posts since 7 Jun, 2019

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:15 pm

mevla wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:12 am
On the other hand, Diskpiano has a terrible latency which makes it unplayable on the system I use.
Thank you for the feedback! I know about the latency in Diskpiano, it's in the original samples provided by little-scale. I thought about removing the little silence at the beginning of each note, but when I did some test with the silence removed it sounded different and I preferred the character of the samples with the long attack. I thought it sounded more alive.

If you want, I could easily provide a version with the samples trimmed so the piano will sound tighter. This is something I can do fairly quickly.

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KVRer
23 posts since 7 Jun, 2019

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:22 pm

tatanka wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 am
Hi Laptopmusician,

thanks a lot for this ! Especially for the padspheres, really sounds good.

I love easy to use and simple instruments that just do ONE task. But as you are open to suggestions, what would be really great (but I have no clue if even possible in maize and if how much effort this would be) if you have two layers with this sounds to mix and so can make your own sounds. 25 soundsources would be enough and not much more needed then volume for each or fader between them and a pan.

Generally architecture might be useful for the other instruments but escpecially for this pad/athmosphere thingy.
It's possible but then the plugin would have a lot more knobs and it would lose its minimalistic look.

But I thought about it when I developed the plugin and decided to make it as simple as possible so if people want to mix and match sounds, they can load multiple instance of the plugin and have far more control anyways. The plugin is so light on the cpu that I don't think it would be problematic to anyone.

In any case, I'll keep your suggestion in mind for my upcoming free plugins.

mevla
KVRAF
2295 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:16 pm

LaptopMusicianBlog wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:15 pm
If you want, I could easily provide a version with the samples trimmed so the piano will sound tighter. This is something I can do fairly quickly.
Thanks for the offer, but only if you want to offer it to everyone. Just for me is not worth it.

Cheers.

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KVRer
23 posts since 7 Jun, 2019

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:50 pm

mevla wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:16 pm
LaptopMusicianBlog wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:15 pm
If you want, I could easily provide a version with the samples trimmed so the piano will sound tighter. This is something I can do fairly quickly.
Thanks for the offer, but only if you want to offer it to everyone. Just for me is not worth it.

Cheers.
Oh yeah sure, it will be for everyone of course. Expect it somewhere next week.

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KVRer
23 posts since 7 Jun, 2019

Re: 3 new free plugins: Diskpiano, Little Roady and Padspheres (macOS/Win)

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:58 am

The Diskpiano plugin with a tighter sound (no slow attack) is now available as an alternate version. The downloads have been added below the standard version. It different enough that I think both are usable side by side.

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