Best Service announces Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II & Emotional Cello

Best Service has introduced Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II and Emotional Cello, 5 new libraries announced at NAMM.

Voyager Drums — Power-Drums by the maker of “Artist-Drums”.

Best Service Voyager Drums

Voyager Drums brings you two Power Drum Kits, recorded and edited by the maker of “Artist-Drums” and “Artist Grooves”.

The punchy and powerful sound is perfect for your Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk productions. 360 MIDI Grooves for instant use are included.

Voyager Drums is available to pre-order for 79 EUR (regular 99 EUR). It will be available mid February 2015.

TITAN 2 — the biggest and most extensive Synthesizer Sound Collection of all times!

Best Service TITAN 2

24GB in size (78GB uncompressed) 10.000 multi samples, 200.000 single samples cover 244 of the greates classic analog and digital synths, workstations and the biggest modular systems as well as every recent trendy software synthesizer on the market.

Key focus was to preserve the unique sound character of the originals and to additianally give you the possibility to model completely new soundscapes never heard before.

TITAN 2 as well as the upgrade from TITAN (1) will be available from end of February 2015.

Klanghaus 2 — Collection of unique instruments, Grooves and Loops

Best Service Klanghaus 2

With your KLANGHAUS 2 virtual instrument you have access to a collection of unique instruments, invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch.
We recorded these instruments with best care and attention and then spent hundreds of hours to map them according to Ferdinand Foersch´s ideas and visions.

The result is a new instrument with lots of surprising sounds, divided in different categories. All rhythmical sequences are midi based and therefore adjust seamlessly to your sequencers speed. Also the midi input for the rhythmical sequences is quantized to “the next beat” for additional timing accuracy.

Klanghaus 2 will be available mid February 2015. An upgrade for users of Klanghaus (1) will be available at 19 EUR. All customers who have registered Klanghaus 1 from January 10th 2015 will receive the upgrade for free.

ERA II – Medieval Legends — Huge Set of historical instruments

Best Service ERA II

ERA II is a unique sample library featuring a huge set of historical instruments. All you have been waiting for your Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy musical producti on in one virtual instrument.

Eduardo Tarilontes ERA II will follow the successful path of its predecessor and give you the best Medieval Instruments available in a virtual environment. With now more than 70 Instruments (25 new ones), more soundscapes, singers and a greatly enhanced user interface, this library is a must have, not only for all film and game composers.

Plucked, wind, reed, bowed, keyed and percussion multi sampled instruments, voices and an inspiring collecti on of magical soundscapes will push your music to the next level.

ERA II will be released by the end of March 2015. An Upgrade for users of Era will be available.

Emotional Cello — Virtual Cello for classic and cinematic use

Emotional Cello the new Kontakt Player instrument by Harmonic Subtones brings you a powerful and touching sound, which was recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressive dynamics of a real player.

Best Service Emotional Cello

Emotional Cello has been designed to be applicable for classical settings as well as contemporary musical styles.

Intelligent scripting and 16 different articulations within the master patch make this true-legato-instrument extraordinary versatile. Two additional master patches cover Sul Ponticello and Harmonic articulations.

Emotional Cello also includes rather unusual articulations like sul ponticello – legato, harmonics – legato, morbid sustain, riccochet or the Bach bow. A special effect section with a Cello body percussion and some weird effects make this instrument complete.

Emotional Cello will be released mid March 2015.

More information: Best Service

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Loopmasters releases Neurofunk Bass Weapons sample pack

Loopmasters has announced the release of Neurofunk Bass Weapons, a sample library by Laszlo Berta.

Loopmasters Neurofunk Bass Weapons

Loopmasters proudly present an incredible collection of heavyweight Bass weapons dedicated to producers of Drum n Bass & Dubstep, featuring an advanced armoury of audio tools that will devastate the dancefloor and give your Neurofunk productions the edge.

Neurofunk Bass Weapons created exclusively by Laszlo Berta (Percy T.C.) is a stunning sample collection with over 500MB of terrifying lead basses and modulated growling synths, essential to the Neurofunk style and features 39 long, 4-8 bar twisted basslines and 51 short bass riffs all key labelled ready to drop, slice and dice into your music software to create powerful stomach churning basslines for your productions as favoured by the likes of Black Sun Empire Black Sun Empire, Bilian, Misanthrop, The Upbeats, Blockhe4d, Noisia and Friction.

The samples in this collection cover a wide tonal range from heavily processed to more natural and warm tones so finding the right sound for your track is a breeze. Expect to hear Dark Nasty Lead Basses, Shockingly Scary Bass Stabs and a bonus collection of Atmospheric Pads, Evil Synths and Terrifying Sound FX.

The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Neurofunk Bass Weapons

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Reveal Sound intros Trance Legends for Spire

Trance Euphoria has released Trance Legends for Spire, a collection of 128 patches for the Spire synthesizer from Reveal Sound.

Trance Euphoria Trance Legends for Spire

Trance Legends for Spire features

  • 128 named presets (SBF bank file and SPF individual presets.
  • Includes 10 Arps, 20 Basses, 20 Pads, 40 Leads, 20 Plucks, 10 Stabs and 8 FX.
  • 10 MIDI Construction Kits (includes MIDI, presets used, FLP file & mixdown MP3).
  • 49 MIDI files in total.
  • 100% royalty free.

The sound pack is available for purchase from Reveal Sound for 24.90 EUR / $28.90 USD. A “soundset only” version is also available priced at 20 EUR / $24 USD. Requires Spire version 1.0.18.

More information: Reveal Sound / Trance Legends for Spire

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Voxengo updates Soniformer plugin to v3.5

Voxengo has released version 3.5 of Soniformer, a spectral mastering processor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Voxengo Soniformer

Every parameter in Soniformer is defined by means of a graphic envelope which is freely-modifiable and which may contain unlimited number of control points.

Beside usual threshold, attack, release and compression/expander ratio parameters Soniformer offers you control over “stereo width” and “panning” parameters making Soniformer an effective tool for stereo field adjustments.

Changes in Soniformer v3.5

  • Implemented a fast Shift+Click insertion of control points.
  • Implemented a more flexible way to copy envelopes.
  • Made the correlation and balance meters’ ballistics depend on the Release Time meter setting.
  • Added the “Disable Range” switch.
  • Redesigned the infrastructure controls.

Soniformer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $89.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Soniformer

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Spitfire Audio releases The Grange for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of The Grange, a sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt, capturing three legendary drummers recorded at one legendary location.

Spitfire The Grange

The Grange is an exhaustively produced drum library recorded at Headley Grange, a former Victorian workhouse, now a private residence nestled in the heart of England’s rural Hampshire, that has played host to some of the most influential Sixties and Seventies recording artists that this country has produced (including Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis and Led Zeppelin).

The drummers recorded for The Grange:

  • Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Roger Taylor of Queen.
  • Andy Gangadeen whose numerous percussive adventures include work with Massive Attack, Chase & Status, Rudimental and Labrinth.

Spitfire Audio is showcasing The Grange on a display designed to give everyone ‘hands-on’ experience of ‘The Spitfire Way’ in Hall E, Booth #6945 at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California.

The Grange is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 GBP until February 5th, 2015 (regular RRP £199 GBP).

More information: Spitfire Audio / The Grange

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