Sk Voice Library

 


This voice library provides the sounds of a Japanese reed organ, In the 1880’s reed organs ware distributed to Japanese elementary schools instead of Pianos for music education. Must of them are very simple, and they had no stops like “standard” reed organs. But they were “standard” in Japanese music education.

Instruments List

  • Reed Organ 1: A single reed organ.
  • Reed Organ 2: Octave unison of reed organ.
  • Reed Organ 1 Exp: This instrument adds “knee swell” control for Reed Organ 1. The brightness of sound will change as the expression pedal is operated.
  • Reed Organ 2 Exp: This instrument adds “knee swell” control for Reed Organ 2. The brightness of sound will change as the expression pedal is operated.

This voice library provides the sounds of wooden recorders. The key range covers from Great Bass to Sopranino pipes.

Instruments List

  • Recorder Str: Straight tone.
  • Recorder Vib: Recorder with slight vibrato by LFO.
  • Recorder Ens: Two recorders. Left and Right.
  • Reco Close Pcd: This voice employs the Prochord function which adds full chords to the Upper keyboard when playing a single finger melody, while a chord is being played on the Lower keyboard.
  • Reco Open Pcd: This voice employs the Prochord function. Creating Open or Theatre-Organ style harmony.
  • Reco Trio Pcd: This voice employs the Prochord function. Adds 2-note harmony to Upper keyboard when playing a single finger melody. while a chord is being played with the Lower keyboard. For example, play a note “C” on Upper, and play a chord “C” on Lower, it sounds “E”, “G”, and “C”.

This voice library provides the sounds of tubular bells. This includes not only the Tubular Bells as heard in an Orchestra, but also“synthesized” bells like the “Chime” stop of vintage Hammond Home Organs

Instruments List

  • Tubular Bell Ac: This is acoustic tubular bell as used in orchestras. We recommend you play near the center of the keybord.
  • Tubular Bell FM: This is a “digital” tubular bell made on a famous synthesizer in the 1980’s.
  • Tubular Bell 2x: This is mixed instrument of above two. On the left, you can hear the acoustic tubular bell, and on the right, the digital one.
  • Tubular Bell TW: This instrument simulates [Chimes] button on the vintage Hammond Organ. It is made of combination of sine wave.
  • Tub Bell on ff: This is an Acoustic Tubular Bell, which sounds only on notes played with high velocity. We recommend you play this voice in combination with organ voices, using the high velocity touch to accent your phrases.

This voice library provides the sounds of hand bells. This including Tonechimes, ordinary hand bell, and wine glass.

Instruments List

  • Tonechimes: The “Tonechimes” are Suzuki’s hand chimes. It has a mellow tone. This instrument sustains when the key is released.
  • T.Chime Damped: The tone is same as above. But without sustain.
  • Hand Bell: An ordinary hand bell. This instrument sustains when the key is released.
  • H.Bell Damped: The tone is same as above. But without sustain.
  • TC Hymn Pcd: The tone is Tonechimes. You can hear the “Hymn” style harmony with playing a chord on LOWER keyboard, and playing a note on UPPER keyboard.
  • TC HarmChim Pcd: The tone is Tonechimes. You can hear the “Harmonic Chime” style harmony with playing a chord on LOWER keyboard, and playing a note on UPPER keyboard.
  • HB&TC 4tet Pcd: You can hear the “Quartet” style harmony. The top note is handbell, and the others are Tonechimes. Play a chord on LOWER keyboard, and play a note on UPPER keyboard.
  • Wine Glass: A wine glass hit by a mallet.
  • Mr.Lawrence: A layered instrument of the wine glass and noise like “…Mr. Lawrence”. We recommend you use this instrument with deep reverb.
  • Glass Harp: This instrument made of running moistened finger around the rim of the wine glass.
  • Glass Harp Pad: A layered instrument of the Glass Harp and the Wine Glass.

This voice library provides the sounds of chamber strings, including the Marcato, Staccato, Pizzicato and Solo Violin playing styles.
The instruments are recorded in stereo except solo violin.

Instruments List

  • Marcato Str.: Chamber String Ensemble with heavy bow attack and sustained tone.
  • Marcato Str. Oc: Same as above with octave above layer.
  • Marcato feat.Vn: Marcato Strings as above with added Solo Violin Layer.
  • Stacc. Str.: Strings with sharply attacked and detached notes.
  • Pizz Str.: “Plucked” String section.
  • Tape Str.: Simulating the vintage instrument that used audio tapes as its sound source (Mono).
  • Marc+Stacc Str: Velocity-switched sound with Marcato at piano (light) touch, and adding Staccato at forte (heavy) touch.
  • Solo Violin: Solo violin with vibrato.

SOUNDS FEATURING “PROCHORD” FUNCTION

The following sounds (containing “PCD” in the sound name) feature Hammond-Suzuki’s exclusive “PROCHORD” function which allows you to play complex harmonies on the UPPER manual using single notes, the voicing of which are based on the chord structure you play on the LOWER manual. For each of these tones, allocate the “PCD” voice to the UPPER manual, and using the SPLIT* function, assign the Organ (TW,Vx,Farf or Pipe) registration of your choice to the LOWER section.

N.B.: The “PROCHORD” function will work even if you do not use Organ sound for your chords on the LOWER manual.
*Use SPLIT on Sk1, and LOWER Manual on Sk2

  • Duo Violin Pcd: Violin duet voicing through “Prochord” (PCD) function.
  • Vn + Marcato Pcd: Melody on Solo Violin and Harmonies on Marcato Strings.
  • Marc. Open Pcd: Marcato Strings in Open Harmony.
  • Marcato Str. Pcd: Marcato Quartet voicing (2 Violin/Viola/Cello).

This voice library is separated from the recent library, VL-SK005 “Chamber Strings 1″, which can load with less of remaining memory.

Instruments List

  • Choir Aah: “Aah” choir by male and female. Both male and female sounds on the middle octave, only female sounds on the higher range, and only male sounds on the lower range.
  • Choir Doo: “Doo” choir by male and female.
  • Vocal Aah: Solo “Aah” vocal with vibtato by male for low octave and female for high octave.
  • Choir Ft. Vocal: Ensemble of “Aah” choir and solo vocal.
  • Choir Pad: “Ooh” choir, for playing long tone chords too.

SOUNDS FEATURING “PROCHORD” FUNCTION

The following sounds (containing “PCD” in the sound name) feature Hammond-Suzuki’s exclusive “PROCHORD” function which allows you to play complex harmonies on the UPPER manual using single notes, the voicing of which are based on the chord structure you play on the LOWER manual. For each of these tones, allocate the “PCD” voice to the UPPER manual, and using the SPLIT* function, assign the Organ (TW,Vx,Farf or Pipe) registration of your choice to the LOWER section.

N.B.: The “PROCHORD” function will work even if you do not use Organ sound for your chords on the LOWER manual.
*Use SPLIT on Sk1, and LOWER Manual on Sk2

  • Vocal & Str. Pcd: Melody on solo vocal and harmonies on marcato strings.
  • Vocal & Cho. Pcd: Melody on solo vocal and harmonies on “Aah” choir.

This voice library is separated from the recent library, VL-SK006 “Choir & Vocal”, which can load with less of remaining memory.
The instruments are recorded in stereo except solo vocal.

This voice library provides the sounds of toy pianos.
This including 2 type toy pianos which made by different manufactures.

Instruments List

  • Toy Piano Sch: This instrument is a toy piano that has tone bars and belly sound. It sounds mechanical noise when a key is released too.
  • ToyPf Sch NoRel: The tone is same as above instrument, but it does not sound when a key is released.
  • ToyPf Sch Pan: The tone is same as Toy Piano Sch. You can hear the slowly rotating effect by the Auto-Pan.
  • Toy Piano Kaw: This instrument is a toy piano that has aluminum pipes and precision pitch. It sounds mechanical noise when a key is released too.
  • ToyPf Kaw NoRel: The tone is same as above instrument, but it does not sound when a key is released.
  • ToyPf Kaw MoDly: The tone is same as Toy Piano Kaw. You can hear the modulated delay effect by the Flanger.

Instruments List

  • Synth Str. Fast Mellow: This instrument is Synth Strings with fast attack, usful to play with the white Drawbars.
  • Synth Str. Slow Mellow: This is slower instrument of above.
  • Synth Str. Fast Bright: Brighter one of “Synth Str. Fast Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Slow Mellow: Brighter one of “Synth Str. Slow Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Oct: This instrument sounds on octave unison of the Synth Strings.
  • Warm Pad: This is a “Pad” that mellower than the “Strings”.
  • Sweep & S/H: This is a Pad which has moving feature by sweeping LPF and S/H effects.
  • Pluck & Sweep: It sounds “pluck” first, then the Pad sweeps.
  • Out Of The Blue: Like a trance music, fat and bright synth lead.
  • Synth & Chamber. Str (VL-SK008 only): This instrument is ensemble of Synth and Chamber strings.

Instruments List

  • Synth Str. Fast Mellow: This instrument is Synth Strings with fast attack, usful to play with the white Drawbars.
  • Synth Str. Slow Mellow: This is slower instrument of above.
  • Synth Str. Fast Bright: Brighter one of “Synth Str. Fast Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Slow Mellow: Brighter one of “Synth Str. Slow Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Oct: This instrument sounds on octave unison of the Synth Strings.
  • Warm Pad: This is a “Pad” that mellower than the “Strings”.
  • Sweep & S/H: This is a Pad which has moving feature by sweeping LPF and S/H effects.
  • Pluck & Sweep: It sounds “pluck” first, then the Pad sweeps.
  • Out Of The Blue: Like a trance music, fat and bright synth lead.

Instruments List

Noise Lead P5:
Soshun Lead:
Lead instruments constructed of “Pink” or Pitched noise. “Soshun Lead” adds a bell attack to the basic sound.

OPZ LFO:
OPZ LFO Perc:
Lead instruments with distorted electro tone. “Perc” has attack and decay similar to Hammond-style percussion, indicated as an alternative to the native Hammond “Touch-Response” percussion tones.

Sync Lead P5 UD:
Sync Lead P5 D:
Lead Instruments with “oscillator sync” effects. “UD” indicates up and down sweep of sync modulation. “D” indicates down only modulation motion

PWM Lead P5:
PWM Pad P5:
Lead and Pad instruments constructed with “Pulse Width Modulation” effects. The “Pad” instrument’s pulse width may be manually swept by using the [EXTRA VOICE EFFECT] knob.

Bird Low Brass:
Bird Oct Brass:
Synth Brass instruments similar to those used in the song “B. Land”. “Oct” indicates octave below unison added.

3Phase Strings:
3Phase Strings Bz:
Synth sawtooth-string instruments with internal chorus effect. “Bz” adds higher, sharper harmonics.

Pulse Clav:
Pulse Clav Oct:
Pulse Wave synth instruments with “Clav” characteristics-sometimes called “Synth Clav”. “Oct” adds an octave unison.

Plucked Saw:
Poly synth lead/pad with “plucked” characteristics. (quick attack and decay envelope)

Take On Me:
Synth Lead instrument similar to the intro of “Take On…”

Material Lead:
Lead instrument similar to the intro of “Material..”

Flanged Koto:
Synth instrument with “Koto”-type characteristics, including flanging effect.

Sqr. Whistle
Square wave instrument with “Whistle” characteristics.

Gimme^3 Lead:
Synth Lead instrument similar to the intro of “Gimme….”

It’s A Miracle:
Synth instrument similar to the intro of “It’s A….”

Chocolate Seq:
Decaying synth instrument similar to the intro of “C. Disco….”

Puttin’ Ritz Pcd:
Synth instrument with {PROCHORD} function similar to “Puttin’ On The….”

Instruments List

80’s Layered Pf:
Layered instrument made of acoustic piano, FM electric piano, and synth pad as used in 1980’s pop music.

Ac&El Piano:
Layered instrument made of acoustic piano and FM electric piano.

This voice library provides the sounds of Orchestral Harp.

Instruments List

Pedal Harp
An Orchestral harp recorded in stereo. When played without Damper, the release time is short, as if plucked and muted. With Damper applied, the full decay is heard.

Pedal Harp Pad
The Orchestral Harp with mellow synth pad added. Prepared with Phaser effect that may be applied by pressing the [EXTRA VOICE EFFECT] button.

Whole Tone C
Whole Tone F

A convenient way to play harp glissandos. Hold the damper pedal and play glissandos on the white keys. You may also play “black key” glissandos for a unique effect. IMPORTANT NOTE!!! The keyboard scaling for these two “Whole Tone” voices are not normal. There is nothing wrong with your Sk! Only use these three “Whole Tone” voices for Harp “Sweeps” or “Glissandos”.

This voice library provides the sounds of a traditional “Big Box” Jazz guitar)

Instruments List

JazzGt.1 Open:
A “175” Guitar “open string”.

JazzGt.1 Mute:
A “175” Guitar “muted string”.

JazzGt.1 Mu/Op
The “175” Guitar as above with velocity switching between the “open” and “mute” voices.

JazzGt.1 Oct
A “175” guitar in octave unison.

JazzGt.2
Modern Electronic Jazz Guitar “open string”

JazzGt.3
Brighter Modern Electronic Jazz Guitar “open string

The Parent Company of Hammond Organ is Suzuki Musical Instruments, maker of fine Harmonicas, used by Professionals and Amateurs Worldwide. One of their most distinctive instruments is the Melodion, which is essentially a Harmonica played with a Keyboard. The professional range of Suzuki Melodions (including the Industry Standard M-37C) has been carefully sampled to provide the voice of this rare keyboard gem.

Instruments List

Baritone Keyed:
Baritone Model B-24C, without vibrato.

Baritone Vib:
Baritone Model B-24C, with vibrato.

Bari / Alto:
This Split Voice sounds the Baritone B-24C model below middle C, and the Alto M-37C model sounds its above.

Alto 1 Keyed:
Alto Model M-37C without vibrato.

Alto 1 Vib:
Alto Model M-37C with vibrato.

Alto 1 Twin:
Hybrid “multi-reed” Melodion Voice, with Octave voicing in the lower to middle range, and detuned unison in the Upper Range.

Alto 1 Overdrv:
Alto Model M-37C with Overdrive. You can add a “Wah-Wah” effect by turning the [EXTRA VOICE EFFECTS AMOUNT] knob.

Alto 2 Keyed:
Alto Model PRO-44HP, without vibrato.

Alto 2 Vib:
Alto Model PRO-44HP, with vibrato.

Soprano Keyed:
Soprano Model S-32C, without vibrato.

SOUNDS FEATURING “PROCHORD” FUNCTION

Extravoice instruments that contain “PCD” in their description feature Hammond’s exclusive “PROCHORD” function which adds complex harmonic voicing to single notes played on the UPPER manual based on chord structures played on the LOWER manual. In using the PROCHORD voices, allocate the “PCD” voice to the UPPER section, and using the SPLIT function, assign an Organ (TW,Vx,Farf or Pipe) registration of your choice to the LOWER section. (On the SK2 use the UPPER and LOWER manuals). The PROCHORD function will still work if you do NOT assign an Organ sound at all to the LOWER section/manual. No complex harmonies will be added to single notes played on the UPPER section/manual when nothing is being played on the LOWER section/manual.

Duet Pcd:
Alto Model M-37C in Duet Harmony with vibrato.

SmallCombo Pcd:
Trio Voicing with Soprano model S-32C on melody, and two Alto model M-37C’s on harmony. All parts sound without vibrato.

Quartet Pcd:
Quartet Voicing with Alto PRO-44HP model on melody with vibrato, and Alto Model M-37C and Baritone Model B-24C on harmonies. The harmony voices sound without vibrato.

This voice library provides the sounds of electric bass guitar.

Instruments List

Finger Bs Jz:
The “J” type electric bass with round wound strings played by forefinger. It sounds normally on the below of the middle C. And it sounds harmonics above (they are same as following instruments).

Finger Bs Pr:
The “P” type electric bass with round wound strings played by forefinger.

Pick Bs Jz: PickLng Bs Jz:
The “J” type electric bass played by pick with palm mute. There is longer release time variation which named “Lng” for repeated notes.

Pick Bs Pr: PickLng Bs Pr:
The “P” type electric bass played by pick without mute. There is longer release time variation which named “Lng” for repeated notes.

Slap Bs Jz:
The “J” type electric bass played by slap style. As additional feature, it sounds slide and slap mute on the below of “low-B”.

Finger Bs+Cyms:Finger Bs+Ride:
“Finger Bs Jz” with ride cymbal. It sounds pedal hi-hat cymbal, crash cymbal(low range), and snare drum(high range) with played harder. The “Finger Bs+Ride” sounds ride cymabal only.

Finger Bs+HH: PickLngBs+HH:
“Finger Bs Pr” with closed hi-hat cymbal. It sounds snare drum and crash cymbal with played harder. The “PickLngBs+HH” sounds pick bass instead of finger bass.

Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Taped Sampler Sk Voice

Synth M12
This voice library provides classic sounds from the famous “M12″ synthesizer. This classic instrument from the Eighties used analog sound generators, the sounds from which were then shaped and manipulated by various means. This instrument was unique in that it used digital circuitry to implement voltage control over all the sound-producing components (VCO, VCF and VCA). Groups such as Depeche Mode and Vangelis took advantage of this instrument’s unique ability to generate big majestic brass sounds which are represented in this library.

This library requires Software Release 3 (MAIN 1.112) or later.

Instruments List

Box Brass:
This is the famous “Synth Brass” sound renowned among rock and pop keyboardists.

Brazz:
This instrument utilized a feature called “matrix modulation” to maximize the ability to apply modulation to a sound. This sound is a “Synth Brass” with pitch and filter envelopes applied simulating this feature.

Horn Ensemble:
This is a mellow Synth Brass sound created by four oscillators sounding in unison.

Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Arco & Classic Strings, with Prochord Option

Marcato & Pizzicato, with Prochord Option

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