Image 1 of 2 NI seem to have got confused when producing Bandstand's sample library. This means that these instruments will no longer be available for purchase, and that no future software updates will be developed for them. To claim that this non-GM-approved product "establishes a new benchmark far beyond conventional GM modules" is an exaggerated claim that pays no respect to the many years of research and development that Roland and Yamaha have put into their impressive product lines. You need only listen to the demo songs produced on such sound modules to see that they're far more sonically flexible than Bandstand.
|Date Added:||28 April 2006|
|File Size:||15.45 Mb|
|Operating Systems:||Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
NI's Bandstand is a software GM module.
Better than basic GM. Sometimes, it sweeps the filter down to nothing - bandxtand the filter also exhibits unpleasant zipper noise during sweeps. Image 2 of 2 The mixer is a work of art but has no numerical readouts.
No numerical readout of basic parameters. Tucked away behind an innocent-looking cappuccino bar in Schlesische Street on the west side of bandstad Berlin wall, a crack team of computer music scientists have been trying to fill a black hole in our universe. We were excited by the idea of this product, but after being so struck by the stunning capabilities of NI's Guitar Rig 2 and the perfection of their B4 II Hammond Organ emulation, Bandstand is a huge disappointment.
Bandstand has been discontinued - please read here for the details
On some instruments, it adds vibrato as expectedbut on others, the results can be very weird. This means that these instruments will no longer be available for purchase, and that no future software updates will be developed for them. The Time control starts moving erratically when you use the mouse to change the reverb type, and it sometimes stops working altogether in Real mode.
Weirder still, if the Harp is selected, the modulation wheel affects the release time of all things! Do you already have an account? The sounds of this instrument can and should be used with the handstand Kontakt Player, which is a much better platform regarding its sample engine and compatibility. Yes, my password is: If you feel that any info is missing in this post, just send me a PM and I will look into it.
To claim that this non-GM-approved product "establishes a new benchmark far beyond conventional GM modules" is an exaggerated claim that pays no respect to the many years of research and development bandsfand Roland and Yamaha have put into their impressive product lines. Its original concept was well-intentioned: Image 1 of 2 NI seem to have got confused when producing Bandstand's sample library. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
Although intsruments reverb is of good quality, its default setting also seems far too dry compared to other GM modules. Pros Beautiful user interface. At the touch of a button, this becomes a full-window mixer. So most importantly, instrumets discontinuation will not prevent you in any way from further using these instruments under the system configurations that they are guaranteed to work with.
In the larger context, the fact that we will not maintain these individual instruments any longer has very real benefits for the instrumengs NI userbase. Here is some more information on the individual products both for existing users and for people interested in these instrument categories: Cons Expressionless and musically bland.
As a result, many serious musicians turned their back on it, and it's been relegated to the creation of automated background music and mobile phone ringtones. These systems often have insert effects and ntive EQ, thus creating an advanced music production environment, even when used with the most humble of MIDI sequencers.
The affordable "'57 Drawbar Organ" instrument is our alternative offer for drawbar organ fans. Another problem is that the Modulation controller does arbitrary insttruments depending on the instrument. Elsewhere, the user interface seems bugged when you switch between Basic and Real reverb modes.
Native Instruments BANDSTAND - Software General MIDI B&H
We simply cannot recommend it. This is unfortunate, since istruments of the most common programming errors is leaving your keyboard accidentally set to a blank channel.
Also, you can still install and activate discontinued products, as well as buy or sell them privately. It's not the technical quality of Bandstand's sound that's bad - it's the musical quality.
For those who've kept the faith, however, GM technology can offer great rewards.