Les Productions Zvon has announced it has set free the Quad Zamp sample player instrument plug-in for Windows.
To beme more precise, the 4 audio outs version is now freeware. It previously was “soundware”, meaning that it was a bonus with any purchase of our sample sets. The single audio out that was freeware is discontinued. I have decided this because we no longer sell our sample sets directly from our website, at least for now, due to the new EU VAT regulations.
Quad Zamp is a one-shot/drum VSTi sample player, consisting of four ‘Zamp’ style multi wav players, 12 wavplayers in total. Each wav player is assigned to a certain key, from C2 to B2. This can be customized. Also includes samples from the IYTTIW mofified trumpet and the Prepared Rhodes with ready to use kits.
It was made with SynthEdit and was “Download of the Month” in December 2005 Electronic Musician magazine.
Quad Zamp for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Quad Zamp
Slate Digital has announced Mix/Master & Mix/Master/FX bundles, offering an entire virtual analog studio, starting at $19.99 USD per month.
One of the key missions of Slate Digital is to give audio engineers access to all the amazing tools that they’ve ever dreamed of, and for a price that makes them worry more about making music rather than worry about their bank account. But last summer, our friends at Gobbler introduced us to an idea that would allow people to better experience our products and use them more efficiently, creatively, and affordably. Introducing the Mix/Master bundle and Mix/Master/FX bundle.
With the Mix/Master bundle, you get every single Slate Digital product, and every single Slate Digital update and future product for $19.99 per month. That’s a full arsenal of tape machines, analog mixing consoles, vintage eqs, classic compressors, mastering limiters, and so much more in the pipeline coming soon. And again, when you join the subscription, you don’t just get what Slate Digital has now, but you’ll get new plugins throughout the year for free as long as you subscribe.
More information: Slate Digital / Mix/Master Bundle
PinkNoise Studio has released LEMON Kontakt edition, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt based on the sounds of three Waldorf synthesizers: Attack, Nave and the Q.
LEMON can be considered as a little brother of ORANGE, but while ORANGE focuses on the wavetable synthesis, LEMON gives you more traditional synth sounds, with the unique colour of Waldorf synths that made them famous in the last decades.
Please note that we have used these synths only as raw materials: we have exploited the specific features of Kontakt and we have created a vivid, live sounding library that can contribute many inspirations to your music.
LEMON Kontakt edition features
- 221 Kontakt patches in 7 categories: 70 All layers, 22 Arp & Sequence, 33 Atmosphere & Pad, 32 Bass & Lead (poly), 20 Drumkit, 26 Key & PolySynth, 18 Monosynth.
- 1.96 GB stereo multisamples (1840 wav files).
- 12 midi controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for midi automation of the most important synth parameters.
- Extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, alternate triggering and sample starts to achieve fat, lively and vivid synth sounds.
The library is available for purchase for . Requires the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher.
More information: Kontaktbanks / LEMON Kontakt edition
dthree audio has announced the release of Elemental, a free soundset for the Dune 2 synthesizer instrument from Synapse Audio.
Contains 70 presets. Requires Dune 2.2+
Presets are categorised as bass, lead, pad, or poly for guidance only. All respond differently to velocity and mod wheel input.
The soundset is available to download at no charge. Donations are welcome.
More information: dthree audio
Spitfire Audio has released David Fanshawe: Earth Encounters Vol 1, a collaboration with Fanshawe One World Music, to bring the extraordinary recordings of David to your sampler.
Antony Hopkins would surely have also appreciated the sentiment behind DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS VOL 1, the first release in a continuing collaboration between Spitfire Audio, the estate of David Fanshawe, and Fanshawe One World Music, a unique, ear-catching collection of recordings residing under the watchful eye of Jane Fanshawe. For the DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS collection will help to support the work being undertaken to prepare the astonishing archive that was David Fanshawe’s generous gift to the world for its eventual establishment as the premier resource for researchers and musicians worldwide. Work thereof includes cataloguing and digitising the entire archive with the aim of finding it a permanent home within a national museum or university of note.
Notably, with the DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS collection, Spitfire Audio aims to capture inspirational musical performances and sounds which can then seed future music-making as a kind of DNA. David Fanshawe was already trailblazing this pathway while Spitfire Audio co-founders and composers Christian Henson and Paul Thomson were still immersed in their formative years in education. Actually, African Sanctus left an indelible musical mark on the then-teens; the remarkable reception to its UK premiere at the Three Choirs festival back in 1978 — conducted by Paul Thomson’s choirmaster — was still being talked about many years later at the festivals in which Paul performed as a schoolboy chorister.
David Fanshawe: Earth Encounters Vol 1 features
- 2,079 groups, 16,171 zones.
- 11,491 samples, 21.3 hours content.
- 27.39 gb (uncompressed 32bit wav), 13.7 GB NCW compressed size.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 GBP until February 6th, 2015.
More information: Spitfire Audio / Earth Encounters Vol 1
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