Miroslav Philharmonik Classik Edition Now Shipping

in Music and Recording (E)

March 24, 2007, Modena, Italy â€" IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that Miroslav Philharmonik™ Classik Edition, the introductory version to the highly popular virtual instrument orchestral plug-in, is now shipping. Based on the classic Miroslav Orchestra sample collection masterpiece, Miroslav Philharmonik CE is a complete orchestral instrument that any musician can afford.

A complete and full-featured orchestral virtual instrument covering solo instruments and ensembles. With 250 orchestral sounds spanning the entire orchestra in 1.5GB of samples, Miroslav Philharmonik CE is one of the best-sounding orchestra sound modules at a price that is affordable for any musician.

Miroslav’s sounds have a musicality and playability rarely found in other orchestral sample collections. There has never been a body of work that has captured the same depth and beauty of real players putting feeling and emotion into the samples quite like the collection assembled by Miroslav Vitous. A highly accomplished musician (one of the founding members of the band Weather Report), Miroslav knew how to bring the most musical aspects of the instruments and players together in a sample collection.

Beautifully sampled in the historic Dvorák Symphony Hall with true spatial positioning. Because Miroslav sampled the orchestral ensembles in their correct spatial acoustic positioning within the Dvorák Symphony Hall in Prague, one of the best-sounding halls in the world, the sounds fit together when layering or multitracking like a high-quality classical music recording. This gives the sounds of Miroslav Philharmonik CE an especially rare acoustic quality and realism that is unmatched in the sample world.

Now anyone can afford the sound of a timeless classic. Since its introduction in 2005, Miroslav Philharmonik has been a best-selling orchestral sound module in the retail musical instruments market. For the first time, a selection of this award-winning material is available at a price that any musician can afford. Miroslav Philharmonik CE offers almost the same instrument range as the full-version product, but with fewer articulations and performance patches, at a much lower price. This makes Miroslav Philharmonik CE ideal for users that approach an orchestra module for the first time.

Miroslav Philharmonik CE Features:
* 16 part multitimbral sample-based orchestral workstation
* 250 sounds totaling 1.5GB of samples
* 20 Classic DSP effects
* 4 Insert effects instrument
* 4 Master effects with separate sends
* High-quality master reverb derived from CSR
* Multiple synth engines including STRETCH™ and Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch
* Zone feature for accurate single sample editing
* Full MIDI control of performance parameters
* Part preset and Combi preset customization features
* 256 notes polyphony
* Available as a VST, RTAS, AU plug-in (as well as a standalone application) for Mac OS X and Windows from the same box

Minimum System Requirements:
Power PC based Macintosh®: 866 MHz G4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Miroslav Philharmonik RTAS requires ProTools 7.0 or later. Intel based Macintosh®: 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later. Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.
Windows®: Pentium 1 GHz / Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP.
Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS. Miroslav Philharmonik RTAS requires ProTools 7.0 or later.

Price & Availability
Miroslav Philharmonik™ Classik Edition has an MSRP $249/€199 (tax excluded) and is available from IK Multimedia and its dealer/distributor network.

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About IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia is a music software company directly operating in four countries, founded in 1996 for the purpose of developing software designed to enable people to listen, play and produce music using revolutionary new digital instruments, which are powerful and easy to use. AmpliTube®, T-Racks®, GrooveMaker®, SampleTank®, Sonik Synth™, Miroslav Philharmonik™, Classik Studio Reverb™, SVX™, Total Studio Bundle™, Total Effects Bundle™, Total Workstation Bundle™, StealthPlug™ and StompIO™ are trademarks or registered trademarks property of IK Multimedia Production srl. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

IK Multimedia is an international music software/hardware company dedicated to help people that listen, play, and produce music with a new generation of revolutionary instruments that are powerful and easy to use. Our unique approach to innovative music products has allowed the development of one of the widest and fastest growing ranges on the market: remixing tools for DJs, amp modeling utilities for guitarists/bassists, mastering tools for every studio, and cutting-edge virtual instruments.