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Waves Audio releases "Clavinet" and "Pianos & Keys Bundle" with Intro Offers

Waves Audio has announced it is now shipping the Waves Clavinet and the Waves Pianos & Keys Bundle, the latest additions to its expanding line of virtual instruments.

Waves Clavinet
Intro price: $29 (reg. $69)

The original Clav has always held a special appeal in funk, fusion, rock and soul music for its unique percussive playability and sonic versatility, from brilliant, vibrant, nitty and gritty to soft, rich, mellow tones. Waves has now accurately sampled one of the funkiest keyboards in existence: the iconic D6 model Clavinet, made famous by Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone and many more.

Recreating all the dynamic control, feel and expression of the original funkified icon, Waves has sampled every texture, articulation and hammer tip string-striking mechanic of the authentic D6 Clavinet in both the muted and unmuted modes.

Using only a few controls, you can achieve an array of deep sonic textures, capturing the distinctive timbre of the Clav's unique single-coil pickups. Choose from the selection of factory presets, featuring patches modeled after Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Billy Preston's "Outta Space" and other classic songs; or shape your own tones using the built-in auto-wah, amp overdrive and other effects.

Waves Clavinet features:

  • Sampled from the original D6 model Clavinet.
  • Built-in FX section including advanced auto-wah, phaser, chorus, reverb.
  • Full velocity response mix control with key up and mechanics features.
  • Customizable EQ section for further tone shaping.
  • Mute slider control for decayed staccato or mellow sustain.
  • Amp overdrive control with tube condenser and dynamic microphone selectors.
  • Global tune control; MIDI assignable.
  • 32-bit & 64-bit.
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine.
  • HD and SD sample libraries.
  • Can be used as a plugin or as a standalone instrument.
  • Powered by the Waves Sampler Engine (WSE).

Video: Presenting the Waves Clavinet Virtual Instrument Plugin: youtu.be/Rxioxlq1NtI

Waves Pianos & Keys Bundle
Intro price: $145 (reg. $299)

This keyboard collection is a suite of the electric and acoustic keys that have defined pop, rock, funk, soul and R&B, faithfully sampled and revived. The pianos and keys in this collection capture every articulation, hammer-hitting tone and string-striking mechanic of the originals.

Waves Pianos & Keys Bundle includes five VST instruments:

  • Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano: Faithfully sampled from the Fazioli F228 grand piano at London's Metropolis Studios, using eight pairs of first-class condenser, dynamic & ribbon microphones.
  • Waves Electric 88 Piano: Captures all the soul and sweetness of two authentic, road-worn 88-key suitcase pianos.
  • Waves Electric 200 Piano: Sampled from an original 200A-model electric piano to revive that classic, gritty, fat and majestic Wurly sound.
  • Waves Electric Grand 80 Piano: Delivering the era-defining polish and brilliant tones of the original hybrid electric-acoustic CP-80 model piano.
  • Waves Clavinet: Faithfully sampled from an original D6-model Clavinet made famous by Stevie Wonder, capturing every articulation of the original icon.

Waves Pianos & Keys bundle features:

  • Waves' iconic piano and keyboard instruments in one collection.
  • State-of-the-art, high-quality performance by the Waves Sample Engine (WSE).
  • Global Tune, Velocity & FX controls.
  • Can be played as plugins or as standalone instruments.
  • MIDI-assignable.
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine.
  • 64-bit and 32-bit versions.
  • High-definition (HD) and standard (SD) sample libraries available.

Videos

Pianos & Keys – The Waves Keyboard Collection: youtu.be/PMTRWLfwVDI

Trying Out Waves Pianos & Keys in a Songwriting Session: youtu.be/dLo_UTXH0IE

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