Soundiron's Principessa library captures the vintage sounds of the classic and very rare "Princess" organ. This 2-tiered electric organ was manufactured in the late 60s or early 70s by Welson, a now long-forgotten Italian instrument maker that was once known for its organs and guitars. Principessa has a rich analog synthesizer tone with creamy low + midrange and soft rolled-off highs. The upper and lower keyboards have 43 keys each, starting on E and ending on B. The console also features a short range of bass pedal keys, an expression pedal and various rocker switches for unique voice and effect settings. Its internal amplifier powers a pair of internal speakers, along with a built-in rotating speaker for vibrato effects.
We’ve packed the GUI with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the sound in many ways. You have control over Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering. The "Glide" control slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads. You’ll also find an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filter, with assignable modulation con-trol options, including velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use our customizable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomization and duration.
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Principessa was recorded by Itai Matos. Matos is a music technologist and a sound designer based at Tel-Aviv israel. Matos is responsible for the sound design of some of the leading commercial productions at Israel. Many of these projects received great exposure and publicity when entering into leading radio station playlists, and prime-time TV spots. After his role at Waves audio as a product manager, Matos began creating interactive sound systems such as App based instrument, virtual instruments, adaptive music for games, intelligent sound for sports broadcast and accessible apps for the visually impaired. Matos worked with leading brands such as SoundIron, 8Dio, Waves Audio, Natural intelligence, Baby Toons, BeachBum Gaming, Israel Museum of arts and more.
His artistic approach to musical production begins with recognizing who is the artist. Through this understanding, a unique sound develops which expresses an internal world and becomes a musical signature. Each production is comprised of dedicated creative processes which affect the whole journey, starting from the arrangements, through recording techniques, finding specific sound/feel and working with great gear.
Principessa was recorded in a dry studio using a pair of Neumann TLM 103 large diaphragm microphones. We recorded its stock presets with sustains and staccato samples for each key. The included octave, vibrato and FX rack give you an easy-to-use interface to completely customize and shape its fat analog sound to fit a variety of creative styles.
The library comes equipped with flexible control features, like Swell, pitch Glide, Attack, Release, Vibrato, and Octave. There’s also a complete DSP effects rack, including convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and plenty of otherworldly FX impulses to fully explore and endless variety of strange and unexpected sonic manipulations.
- Advanced performance controls, vibrato, glide speed, LFO, Filter, Arp and full FX rack.
- Sustains, staccatos and sound-designed samples.
- Turn the Glide slider up for monophonic legato functionality, or turn it down to 0 for standard polyphonic mode.
- The Octave knob gradually adds a lower and higher octave doubling effect for more body and power.
- Convolution Reverb with 119 different cathedrals, churches, chambers, rooms, halls and special effect impulses.
- A full multi-effects rack, with EQ, filter, phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp & speaker simulation and more.
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode". However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.
- 2 main powerful open-format Kontakt .nki instruments
- Synth Flute, Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet, Strings, Diapson, Harpsichord, Piano, Vibraphone
- 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 1.57 GB Installed
- 794 Stereo Samples
- 24 bit / 48kHz Stereo uncompressed PCM wav audio
- Unlocked wav samples can be directly imported into almost any wav-compatible plugin or DAW.
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5.2 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.9 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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Walkthrough: Principessa Organ
Composing With Principessa Organ