SampleTekk releases TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand

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SampleTekk has announced the release of TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SampleTekk TVBO - Yamaha C7 Studio Grand

The Grand Piano used for the TVBO is a Yamaha C7. One of the most popular studio grands. Well known for its detailed, rich, full sound.

The recordings took place at OAL studios in Stockholm, Sweden and we used two types of microphones, Neumann SM2, a stereo microphone and a pair of Neumann U89.

TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand features

  • 31 velocity levels.
  • More than 7399 samples.
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Real Pedalling.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise.
  • Two different mixable microphone perspectives.
  • Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and Resonance.
  • 24 bit 44.1 stereo samples.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until July 31st, 2014 (regular $249 USD). Requires Kontakt 4 full version or higher.

More information: SampleTekk / TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand

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99Sounds launches Cinematic Sound Effects free sample pack

99Sounds has announced the release of Cinematic Sound Effects, a free collection of futuristic sound effects for film score composers and electronic dance musicians designed by Joshua Crispin aka Generdyn.

99Sounds Cinematic Sound Effects

The library contains a set of free sound effects, including impacts, risers, atmospheres and musical loops.

Packing 50 production ready futuristic sound effects in 24-bit WAV format, this free sample library is a neat audio SFX toolbox for movie scoring, trailers, video projects and electronic music production.

Cinematic Sound Effects features

  • 50 audio samples, 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV format.
  • Includes 11 atmosphere sounds, 7 drone sounds, 2 interface sounds, 14 impact sound effects, 10 background loops, 6 risers.
  • 151 MB size on disk, 74 MB download size (RAR archive).

The pack is a free download at 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / Cinematic Sound Effects

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The Drum Broker intros Illmind Special Edition BLAP KIT: Rump Shaker

The Drum Broker has introduced Rump Shaker, a new Special Edition BLAP KIT from !llmind.

!llmind Rump Shaker Special Edition Blap Kit

Throughout the last 14 years as a music producer, one instrument I’ve always been obsessed with was the synth bass. The bass is what gives a beat its true meaning. It evokes emotion, acts as a marching band leader during chord progressions, and knows how to act as team player with drums and percussion.

Here, I’ve partnered up with ‘Truth Falls Audio’ to develop a truly beefy & analog ‘straight to the point’ synth bass instrument, in Kontakt Player. With over 40 synth bass patches to choose from, this is the ultimate bass instrument to fulfill any and all of your bass and low-end needs. From beefy low-mid bass patches, to wobbly 50hz subs, to one-shot teardrop subs, we worked hard to cover all ‘basses’.

Every bass instrument was carefully sound designed by me, manipulating various sine wavs, square wavs & everything in-between. Don’t leave home without the ‘Rump Shaker’!”

The library is available for Kontakt, Reason, Wav & Ableton, priced at $39.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Rump Shaker

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UplandToys released Midular for Max for Live

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UplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.

UplandToys Midular

Midular is my latest venture into MIDI processing software, built in the Max for Live environment.

The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.

By chaining several modules together, one can create a vast array of different MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.

Midular is a free download (GPL license).

More information: UplandToys / Midular

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Bolder Sounds releases Guitarron for Kontakt

Bolder Sounds has released Guitarron, a Guitarron instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Bolder Sounds Guitarron

The Guitarron is a 6 stringed fretless bass instrument that is commonly played in octaves in traditional Mariachi music. It has also been employed on recordings by rock-pop artists as Jackson Browne (Linda Paloma), Linda Ronstadt (Canciones de mi Padre) and the Eagles (Hotel California). It is the instrument that inspired Ernie Ball to create the Acoustic Bass guitar in 1972.

Guitarron features

  • Samples recorded with a microphone and a contact pickup, each sound source type has 3 x Round Robin and 3 velocity layers. Harmonic samples are also recorded for both mic. and contact pickup.
  • Extensive KSP scripting featuring, amongst others :
  • Independent EQ and Volume control of each sample source.
  • An Octave Button with Timing and Randomization control for easy Mariachi style Octave voicing.
  • A sophisticated Auto-Slide page giving the user extensive control of KSP generated slides.
  • A Key Switch Page where you can freely assign which key will trigger the various Key Switches.
  • 7 different effects – each with its own Preset menus, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.
  • 20 example Kontakt instruments (.nki) that demonstrate sound sculpting flexibilty and much more.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $44.95 USD until September 1st, 2014 (regular $59.95 USD).

More information: Bolder Sounds / Guitarron

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Rob Papen Limited Edition EDM & Urban Bundles – Deal ends July 31st

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Rob Papen EDM / Urban Synth Bundles

Rob Papen has announced that the limited edition EDM and Urban bundles special price ends July 31st.

Rob Papen virtual synths are always packed with top-notch presets and a host of powerful features giving you the tools to create unique sounds in a matter of minutes and are used by many top producers worldwide.

The EDM Synth Bundle and the Urban Synth Bundle each include three Rob Papen synths and save you around 45% off the combined price, but don’t wait around as there are only limited amounts available worldwide and the special price ends 31 July 2014!

Limited Edition bundles

  • The EDM Synth Bundle SRP: 199 EUR / $239 USD
    Combining Rob Papen’s Predator virtual synth, Punch drum machine and Blade virtual additive synthesizer plugins, the EDM Bundle is a highly flexible electronic monster offering masses of diverse sounds for electronic dance producers.
  • The Urban Synth Bundle SRP: 199 EUR / $239 USD
    Ideal for producers of Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Garage and Grime, the Rob Papen Urban Synth Bundle, which combines the SubBoomBass ultra deep bass synth, Punch drum machine and Predator virtual synth plug-ins, will also seamlessly fit into the workflows of those creating Hip Hop, Rap and R&B music.

The special price on these bundles ends July 31st, 2014.

More information: Rob Papen

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Zero-G releases Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema

Time+Space has announced the release of Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema, a new sample library from Zero-G.

Zero-G Electro Cinematic

Electro Cinematic from Zero-G and Xfonic is an impressive collection of over 2.5Gb of sounds featuring a vast range of cutting edge, electronic loops, effects and soundscapes. Primarily geared towards composers creating music for cinematic productions and video games, Electro Cinematic is an equally useful pack for dance music producers thanks to the huge array of innovative sonic elements.

Mangled beats, morphing basslines, pulsing sequences, ethereal pads, plucks, keys and arps, eerie drones, synthetic textures, otherworldly sound effects and action-packed electronic percussion are all crammed into this impressive multiformat collection that includes Acid Wav and Rex2 files, Apple Loops, plus sampler patches for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NNXT.

Electro Cinematic is available for purchase for RRP £55.95 GBP / 74.95 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema

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