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Clavi D9

Clavi D9
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Clavi D9
 
 

 

The Clavi D9 is based on the well known clavinet D6 by hohner.
It is probably one of the most "funky" instruments ever invented, despite the fact that it was originally intended for classical music as its sound is close to the hapsichord. It turns out that it was very well suited to replace or double a rhythmic guitar and was used in many Funk and Disco hits.
The clavinet has 5 octaves (60 keys) and works in a simple way, when you press a note, the string is pressed against a bridge just like a hammer-on on a guitar, the non muted part of the string vibrates and the pickups amplify the sound.

The D6 has very few controls, 4 eq switches and 2 pickup switches to choose which pickup has to be used plus a global volume.
We recorded both pickups  and we modeled precisely the eqs, as a result you can use the whites switches exactly like on the real instrument.
We sampled every possible aspect of the instrument, normal notes, staccatos, releases, mutes, every pickup, sympathetic resonances and more to give you the most authentic Clavinet sound possible.

Here are a few pictures of the model we sampled

Solo interface
Real Staccatos and resonance
The Clavinet is often used to replace the guitars in Funk music, this is why most players mostly use very short notes. We thought of that when sampling the instrument and can reproduce it very accurately using a combination of staccato samples and longer releases.
You can also control the amount of release in the preferences panel to get more or less bite for short notes.

Every mechanical instruments has sympathetic resonances and the Clavinet is no exception, but due to the proximity of the strings, it is a different kind than on a piano. The sympathetic resonance we modeled is sample based and very close to the real instrument.
You can add more or less of that resonance to control how much body you want to addd to your sound.
Pickups
The Clavinet originally has two pickups, one next to the bridge that has a very bright sound and another one closer to the center of the string that has more bass. You can mix them using the switches just like on the real instrument. We even added a possibility that is not in the original instrument, you can control the volume of each pickup separately in the preferences to really reach every possible sound when mixing both pickups.
Solo interface
more...
Solo interface
Advanced Wah
A Clavinet is very often played with a Wah on it, this is why the Clavi D6 has an included Wah effect that you can control with any controller. It is by default set on the expression pedal, but you can change that by changing the CC value.
The Wah effects are not unique and usually depends on the brands, so we added a list of Wah models to choose from.
What if you don't have any continuous controller on your keyboard? Well, we thought of that and modeled an auto-wah feature. Unlike other auto-Wah that opens when detecting an attack, ours was designed after what really happens on a real one. Its frequency can be changed and also synched to the tempo if needed.
Built in FX selection
The four switches (which could be named 4 band EQ) named "Brilliant", "Treble", "Medium", and "Soft" have been carefully modeled to be as close as possible to the original ones.

Aside from the Wah, we also included the most common effects used with a clavinet.
First a Spring Reverb from which you can control the length and amount.
Then a distortion, a tremolo, a flanger, a chorus and a phaser, eachof these effects have two controls on the interface.
With all of these, you won't need any other plugin to play the Clavi D9 live.
Solo interface
Solo interface
Amp simulation
We have been looking for the most widely used amps with Clavinets and we created advanced impulse responses of them. Here is a list of the Amps that you can choose from:
  • Twin Reverb,
  • Twin Reverb wide stereo mics,
  • Bassman,
  • Rhodes Amp,
  • SilverFace,
  • Mesa,
  • Gibson,
  • 212
You can of course turn it off and use you preferred amp simulation software.
MIDI controls
As always with our libraries, you have a complete control over the response of the library.
The Velocity Sensitivity changes the volume curve of the library.
The Velocity Threshold is simply the minimum velocity that you will have to play to hear a sound.
The Dynamics will set the minimum volume for velocity 1 and give you access to all the dynamics that you want.
The velocity curve remaps midi input and will give it a concave or convex shape thus changing some sort of a "MIDI sensitivity".
Solo interface

 

Sample player
Clavi D9 comes with its own sample player, the UVI Workstation 2 (requires v2.5.2 or later).
We provide it for free with every library that you buy, you don't need to buy an expensive sampler to use our products. It works on Mac (10.6 or later) and PC (windows XP SP2 or later), in standalone or as a plugin (VST / AU / AAX / RTAS / MAS) and in 32 and 64 bits. You can find more info about it here. If you want to use our products in osx 10.5, please contact us, you will need UVI Workstation v2.1.8 and earlier versions of the UFS files.
As it is based on the same engine (UVI engine XT), you can also use our products in MOTU MachFive 3 (requires v3.2.1 or later).
Technical description
2,76Gb uncompressed, 553Mb compressed in lossless flac format, around 4500 samples.
Realistic staccatos.
Precise simulation of the original filters.
Separation of both pickups and independant volume.
Sympathetic Resonances.
High quality Amp simulations with the most used models.
Real Wah effect with different pedal models.
Complete FX selection with Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Chorus, Distortion and Spring Reverb.
Real mute samples.
Control over the MIDI response of the library.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
and more...

 

iLok or computer based



You can register your library to your computer or to an iLok key. All of our libraries are protected with the iLok system, and you can use our libraries with or without an iLok usb key. Both V1 and V2 iLok usb keys are working with our products. To authorize your library, you will need to download the iLok authorization manager from here: https://www.ilok.com/ilm.html and simply authorize your iLok key or your computer to use the library.
Registration

Once your order is complete, you will be provided with a serial number.

You will then be able to register it to your iLok account from our website on this page (you need to be logged in to access this page). The whole process is described in the FAQ (instructions + screencast).

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