Vintage Accordion is a new virtual instrument based on a vintage italian accordion made in Castelfidardo in the 60s years. To realized it I made a deep study about its special sound. I love that sound and all its expressive variations! To capture its soul I worked with amazing technical tools (from microphones to sound card, from editing software to developement system)! I recorded, edited and looped almost 1300 waveforms for a total of 2GB of memory storage. All samples are perfectly looped. I recorded all the registers of my accordion, all the keys for 4 velocity layers and 2 round robin. I adopted a filter to simulate the harmonic variation of sounds during its dynamic range. I separately recorded the key-on and key-off noises for a more realistic sound! Now I can tell: "Yes! This is its real sound!".
Enjoy with it! (Paolo Principi)
"Vintage Accordion" is based on an old Titano Accordion made in Castelfidardo (Italy) by Victoria in the 60s years. This instrument is one of the most acclaimed vintage accordions on the market. Its sound, with the "tube chamber" solution, allows the musicians to explore all the expressive possibilities that an accordion can produce!
Passion and Experience
I live near Castelfidardo. In this nice place I had the possibility to meet amazing people who dedicated their life to the sound of this instrument. Some of theese, like Vitaliano Morbidoni (photo) and now Roberto Morbidoni knows all the secrets of the accordion sound and construction.
The Vintage Accordion was recorded with a Neumann TLM103 large diaphragm microphone thru an amazing Apogee Symphony I/O converter with its own Mic Preamp card for the best audio resolution and musical details. All the 440 samples are in 96kHz/24bit resolution!
By a careful analysis of the sound there was found a great variation of the harmonic spectrum during the dynamic range of the reeds. This fact depends on the high quality of the hand made reeds of the instrument.
LAYERS & FILTERS
Composing the sound
They used 4 dynamic layers and 2 round-robins for each note of the instrument.
Play it again Sam!
All the samples of the Bandoneon are perfectly looped with "DSPQuattro" audio editing software. In this way, you can play very long notes from your instruments without interruptions.
• Vintage "Titano Accordion" implementation
• 1289 Samples
• >1,8 GB Storage
• 96 kHz Sample rate
• 24 bit resolution
• All sample are perfectly looped
• 4 velocity layers
• 2 Round robin per layer
• Filter modulated by Expression (CC11)
• Tremolo effect modulated by Modulation wheel
• 7 accordion registers implemented
• key-on and key-off noises
• register change noises
• Key Switch for quick register change
• Adjustable volume for each voice (16", 8", 4" and noise)
• right hand and left hand presets
• Powered by UVI Engine XT™
• Requires UVI Workstation v2.5.6 or later
• UVI.net provides UVI Workstation for free!
• UVI Falcon full Compatibility!
• Playable by Motu Machfive too (requires v3.2.1)
• PACE protection system (free iLok account required)
Audio Units, RTAS, AAX, VST, Stand-alone
• Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.7 and higher - OS X 10.10 Yosemite supported (32 and 64-bit)
Windows 7 and higher (32 and 64-bit)
Hard Drive: 7200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
4GB RAM (8GB+ highly recommended)
FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account
Internet connection for the license activation
UVI Workstation, UVI Falcon or Motu Machfive