"Plugsound Pro has the right mix of sounds, effects, and programmability to make it an excellent choice for anyone who´s looking for an all-in-one software synth workstation." - Keyboard Magazine, May 2007
"... You can rest assured that the quality of the patches is extremely high, rivalling that of any hugely expensive workstation keyboard."
"The sounds are great, but Plugsound Pro is really all about the new UVI Engine." - Computer Music, October 2006
Plugsound Pro delivers 8 Gb of of the most useful sounds ever used. It includes ALL the sounds from the award-wining Plugsound Box (with some enhanced presets like the pianos), a new Classical section providing a wide range of acoustic instruments, and a complete selection of loops and phrases carefully sorted and ready to use.
Features acoustic Pianos in classical, jazz and pop styles, and alternative sounds like Honky-Tonk and Detuned. It also features a best-of selection of famous "suitcase-style" electric pianos from the most respected manufacturers of these bygone instruments. A wealth of Clavinets, Electric Organs and Synth-based keyboard sounds complete the modern part of the collection. Featured traditional keyboard instruments include Church Organs, Accordion, Celesta, Vibraphone, Music box & Xylophone. Finally, an extensive Harpsichord section benefits from the new "Release Trigger" feature that allows realistic recreation of this difficult instrument.
Kicks off with an acoustic guitar section. It includes a Nylon guitar custom-made by acclaimed maker Gerome, and a wonderful "spanish-style" nylon guitar. Moving on to steel strings, a 12 strings and several 6 strings acoustics (from prestigious makers like Guild™, Martin™, Gerome and Maruha) are included. Many Dobro and Bottleneck presets add their unique color to the acoustic section. The electric guitar section packs several clean Strat’ sounds through D.I. or amps like Jazz Chorus or Twin reverb. The D.I. are especially handy if you own an amp modeling effect plug-in. Distorted Strat’ is included too, captured with the ubiquitous SM57. The legendary Gibson Les Paul™ is next, sampled through several different amps. The electric section then provides the Gibson 335, Jazz guitars, muted playing style guitars, etc.
The bass section starts with an awesome selection of Double Basses. Then a wide range of electric bass is covered, both fretted and fretless, including all the classic instruments like Jazz Bass, and many others, covering all current styles. And it’s not all: volume two include many more sounds like some superb Harp presets and many "ethnic" sounds.
The Ethnic section includes a great selection of usually very rare multisamples like Banjo, Mandolin, Celtic guitar, Lute, Sitar (and electric Sitar), Baglamas, Bozouki, Jubus, Oud, Lute from Morocco, Saz and Tzouras.
Drum & Percussion
Focuses on drum and percussion sounds. It´s a superb collection of 5000 drum sounds, noted for its versatile and professional characteristics.
Acoustic Drum kits are sorted by style: Jazz kits, Natural kits (Brushes and Hot Rods), Raw kits (for pop and rock) and Treatment kits (distortion, gate and spring reverbs...). Next comes the electronic drum section. The first folder offers a selection of sounds sorted by machines from which they originates. From the 70’s to the 90’s there are not many missing boxes in this selection. All the classics are there, and a good number of forgotten models as well!
The Stylistic kits offer another wide selection of electronic drums which are not so instantly recognizable, and are sorted by style rather than by machine: drums for Dance, Electro, Groove, House, Techno, Trash, Jungle, Disco, Lo-Fi, Vinyl...
The Drum & Percs section also includes many Urban "construction kits" of the latest trends: Timba-style, Funk Mood, Talk-boxed, M&M, Pure R ‘n B, Hip hop... It features the most powerful drum selection on the planet in the R ’n B flavor. A most inspired toolkit: this is the real heavy stuff!
To complete this rhythmic arsenal, an extraordinary percussion selection is supplied. It features more than 60 different instruments such as Congas, Djembe, Bongos, Shakers, Triangle, Tambourine, Castanets, Windchimes, Clave, Darbuka, Woodblock, Berimbau, Timbales, Rainstick and many more.
World of Synthesizers
512 patches in total, a huge collection of retro and modern synth sounds. The focus of this collection was to supply presets based on a very wide variety of analog, digital, virtual analog and plug-in synthesizers. World Of Synthesizers focuses on real synth sounds taken from a range of essenntial machines from expensive workstations to specialized sound modules. It gives that collection a variety of sound unrivalled by most hardware modules.
But this is only the basis to play with: the UVI Engine XT allows you to taylor each preset to your need with professional quality tools like amplitude and filter ADSR envelopes, resonant filters, mono mode appropriate for both leads and one of the 160 bass sounds, LFO for filter sweeps, tremolo, autopan, vibrato or even all four at the same time, and much more...
Synth categories provided in the library include: Composites, Flutes, Voices, Tines & Bells, Basses (Acid, analog, disco/house, garage, electropop, hip hop/ R ‘n B, sub, techno...), Pads, Soft Pads, Filter Sweeps, Analog Brass, Leads, Organs, Piano-like, Textures/Fx and Short-Reso.
Global collection faithfully follows the GM standard for sound classification. The acoustic and electric piano category is first, followed by Pitched Percussions, Organs, Guitars, Basses, Strings, Ensemble Sounds, Brass, Reeds, Pipes... The collection then moves on to Synth Leads, Pads and Composites, followed by Ethnic, Percussive and Sound Effect categories. It then offers another 128 presets consisting of light versions of the original 128 GM presets. Finally, 7 GM drum kits are supplied, followed by 7 light versions. Most categories feature exceptionnal samples, including the difficult orchestral sounds, that are particularly good in this global collection.
This section is a truly professional orchestral library, featuring lots of incredible articulations to perform a realistic orchestral piece, including staccato, marcato, spicato, sustain with and without vibrato, pizzicato and runs. It covers strings (violin, viola, cello, contrbass), brass and woodwinds, mallets, percussions... Also a sensational collection of choir ensembles: men, women and children choirs with both vowels and consonants. All classical keyboards like pipe organs and harpsichord are onboard as well.
The Plugsound Pro sound library also features hundred of carefully sliced and ready-to-use loops of all kind: Acoustic, Urban and Electronic drumloops, Acoustic & Electric Bass and Guitar riffs, percussions and vocal loops. Working with loops is easy, powerful and not limited with the UVI Engine XT. It remains synchronized to the host (including transport), even with dozens of grooves running along with your music. You can still use MIDI loops if you want !
Plugsound Pro is meant for use with the brand new UVI Workstation engine and the MOTU MachFive II virtual sampler. The UVI Workstation is a multi-timbral software instrument that provides unlimited parts, integrated effects, live performance feature, and a smooth real-time workflow. It operates as a MAC/PC stand alone application and as a virtual instrument software plug-in compatible with Mac OSX and Windows for all major hosts sequencers.
More information is available at www.uvisoundsource.com. It is downloadable for free and features a tutorial soundpack so you can test this outstanding software workstation without limitations on your own system
HOW TO USE THE UVI SOUNDCARD PLUGSOUND PRO
The UVI Soundcard libraries are dedicated to be used with the UVI Workstation, MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine and the MOTU MachFive II virtual sampler.
The UVI Workstation is a multi-timbral software instrument that provides unlimited parts, integrated effects, live performance feature, and a smooth real-time workflow. It operates as a MAC/PC stand alone application and as a virtual instrument software plug-in compatible with Mac OSX and Windows for all major hosts sequencers.
IMPORTANT: The UVI Workstation is supplied with EVERY UVI Soundcard.