ModeAudio releases City Transport & City Scenes sample packs

ModeAudio has announced the release of City Transport and City Scenes, two new field recording sample libraries.

ModeAudio City Transport / City Scenes

Listen as all the hustle and bustle of the city kicks off in City Transport, a collection of masterfully-recorded ambient sounds. Sonic detail and variety abounds in these 6 sound files, with everything from the clatter of underground train barriers, wailing police sirens, the distant rattle of canal lock gates, the slow whining of aeroplanes above and much more captured and presented for your musical enjoyment!

The city lives and breathes in City Scenes, our latest collection of detailed, meticulously captured ambient field recordings. This set of soundscapes lays out all the complexity and movement of everyday places in every one of its 6 recordings – from the racket of market traders packing down for the day and the hammering of construction work, to the hush of a library and the laughing of children playing in the park.

The packs are available for purchase for £6 GBP each.

More information: ModeAudio

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Arturia celebrates 15 years with 50% off

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Arturia has launched a limited time sale in celebration of its 15 Years anniversary, offering 50% off 15 instruments.

Arturia 15 Years

For the last 15 years, Arturia has delivered legendary synthesizers and drum machines to discerning musicians who demand the very best. This limited-time promotion is a unique opportunity to enhance your studio with the instruments of your dreams at an exceptional price.

The offer is available until September 8th, 2014.

More information: Arturia / 15 Years Anniversary

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Virharmonic releases Choral Bundle

Virharmonic has announced the release of the Choral Bundle, including the Voices of Prague, Soloists of Prague and Czech Boys Choir choral libraries.

Virhamonic Choral Bundle

Our choral Bundle comes with immense lyrical freedom of expression. A package that sets you apart as you write your lyrics and lets you compose music the way you want with the words you want, fast and efficiently thanks to our unique Libretto engine. Included in the choral bundle are three of our superb choral libraries which we released in the past three years and they finally come together to give you the full choral experience. Each library brings something different and when together they complete your choral needs.

Choral Bundle features

  • Over 35 GB in uncompressed Samples. Compressed to 21GB.
  • Over 56000 unique samples.
  • Dynamic range: from pp-ff and “performing” dynamic on Czech Boys Choir Soloist.
  • Deep sampled individual voice groups for all setups and needs.
  • Performable articulations: Sustains, Staccatos, Marcatos, including our lush scripted poly-legato.
  • All Voice groups are chromatically sampled.
  • All Samples are 48kHz 24-bit – Original recording sessions were captured at 192kHz 24-bit.
  • Activate on up to 3 machines simultaneously without the need for Dongle.

The Choral Bundle is powered by the free UVI Workstation (32/64-bit Windows and Mac OS X, standalone/VST/AU/RTAS/AAX). In celebration of the the completion of the first part of the Virharmonic choral range, all products are on sale. The Choral Bundle is on sale for $599 USD (regular $899 USD).

More information: Virharmonic / Choral Bundle

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Samplephonics releases Leo Wood Vocal Sessions

Samplephonics has launched Leo Wood Vocal Sessions, a soulful collection of full vocal tracks complete with harmonies and addlibs.

Leo Wood Vocal Sessions

This is our first sample pack containing fully formed vocal tracks with verses and choruses, available to you, our adoring fans, completely royalty free.

Written by Leo herself each song differs in style, flirting with jazz, funk, folk, blues, soul and RnB, easily adaptable to any desired electronic genre, be it house, drum and bass, hip hop or pop.

Loops are divided and labelled intelligently so you can easily drop corresponding parts into your project with one swoop. The sample library is divided into 5 main songs and totals 351 24 Bit Wav loops in total.

The sample library is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP. For a limited time a 30% discount is available with coupon code SummerSale30 at checkout.

More information: Samplephonics

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Zenhiser releases Classic House Drum Sounds

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Zenhiser has launched Classic House Drum Sounds, a collection of 250+ authentic retro drum sounds, stabs & one shots.

Zenhiser Classic House Drum Sounds

We knew it was only a matter of time before we received a huge amount of requests for Classic 90’s House drum sounds, and with our love for everything retro we knew it would sit perfectly in the Zenhiser catalogue. Consisting of all the elements anyone needs to create authentic 90’s Classic House drums ‘Classic House Drum Sounds’ weaves it’s way through Jackin’ 90’s House, Classic Piano House, 90’s Techno, Italo House, the early UK Garage sound and just about everything in between.

The drum sounds within ‘Classic House Drum Sounds’ sound truly authentic, there’s no crystal digital drums, instead a little dirt, some sharp frequencies and the odd vinyl crackle which makes these vintage house drum sounds refreshingly iconic. Included in the sound pack are hi hats, kicks, percussion, snares and misc sounds including vinyl crackle and vocal stabs. To finish the classic house drum pack off we also included ‘Instruments’, a select collection of oldskool chord stabs and instrumental one shots.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $35 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / Classic House Drum Sounds

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Lukas Blersch sets free Thesis 2 granular delay

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Lukas Blersch Thesis 2

Lukas Blersch has announced that the Thesis 2, granular delay effect plug-in for Windows is now available as freeware.

The granular delay that supports pitch shifting, timestretching, panning options and LFO modulation.

Fully MIDI integrated and tempo synchronised, along with a preset system that supports real time preset changes.

Windows 32 bit or bridged 64 bit.

Thesis features

  • Pitch shifters, unisono, bitcrushers, delay effects and more.
  • Midi learn, keyboard + pitchbend.
  • Stereo imaging tools.
  • High quality sound processing tools.
  • Custom skins.

The plug-in is available as a free download at ShuLukHash.nl

More information: Thesis 2

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HISS and a ROAR releases Tortured Wood sound library

HISS and a ROAR has released Tortured Wood, a unique 7GB sound library featuring the sounds of breaking wood.

HISS and a ROAR Tortured Wood

Tortured Wood? Hell yes! We’ve spent the last month breaking wood, slamming 40kg poles into stacks of debris, throwing pallets, planks and furniture around as loudly as possible! We also tortured wood in our quiet foley room, rendering half a dozen baskets into kindling & capturing some truly nasty crunches, creaks and breaks.

Primarily captured with Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF microphones, we also used contact mics at times (although its very difficult to keep them attached to disintegrating wood!) We also captured some of the louder moments to Nagra 4.2 which will be released as a free update to this library, once final demonising is complete.

The library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until August 9th, 2014 (regular $99 USD).

More information: HISS and a ROAR / Tortured Wood

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