Vintage Accordion is a 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!""
"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.
I recorded my vintage accordion 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 1289 samples are in 96kHz/24bit resolution!
By a careful analysis of the sound I 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.
Yes, I tried to reproduce this amazing feature!
Layers & Filters
Composing the sound
I used 4 dynamic layers and 2 round-robins for each note of the instrument. A special filter modulated by expression pedal allows a great "crescendo" effect to obtain a real bellow controlled sound. A Tremolo effect is modulate by "modulation wheel"
Play it again Sam!
All the samples of the Vintage Accordion are perfectly looped with "DSPQuattro" audio editing software. In this way, you can play very long notes from your instruments without interruptions.
All the sounds you need
The 7 registers of the real accordion are implemented: Basson (16"), Bandoneon (16"+8"), Organ (16"+4"), Master (16"+8"+4"), Oboe (8"+4") and Piccolo (4"). I provide to set various presets, from left and right hand together to single register presets to manage every MIDI configuration.
Power is nothing without control
Control panel with: single voice volume (16", 8" and 4"), key noises volume (key-on and key-off). Reverb on/off, time and wet/dry controls. Accordion registers are selectionable in the control panel or by Key-switches.
Play it now and ...FREE!
Vintage accordion comes with its own sample player, the Uvi Workstation 2 (v2.5.6 or later). Uvi provides it for free! 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 use it with Motu Machfive too (v. 3.2.1 or later).
Save your sounds!
Vintage accordion is protected by the PACE Protection System. You can register your virtual instrument to your computer or to an iLok key (version 1 or version 2). To authorize your library, please download the iLok authorization manager.
- 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!
- Playable by Motu Machfive too (requires v3.2.1)
- PACE protection system (free iLok account required)
Vintage accordion is based on UVI Workstation sound engine.
The latest UVI Workstation 3 is included in this virtual instrument!
More information about UVI Workstation and the latest version (free download) is available HERE
- Stand Alone application for Mac and PC
- VST for Mac and PC (Cubase and other VST compatible sequencers)
- AAX native (Pro Tools) on Mac and PC
- Audio Units (Logic Pro and other AU compatible sequencers)
- "Falcon" compatible
UVI Workstation 3 system requirements:
57.8 MB of disk space (Mac Installer: 233 MB ; Windows64 Installer: 266 MB)
Supported Operating Systems:
- Mac OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
- Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
This product requires an activation!
You can either "soft" activate on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.
An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.
Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required at least if you want to use a hardware iLok!