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Rhythmic Robot releases Cloud Chamber for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of Cloud Chamber, a hybrid synthesizer instrument for Kontakt, based around samples of three kinds of acoustic wind instruments, wired to a “Sine Bank” of 8-bit sine waves pitched to the harmonic series.

Rhythmic Robot Cloud Chamber

The acoustic samples include Pipes (clean penny-whistle type tones with a small attack chiff), Flasks (blown bottle tones with a pronounced overblow in the attack) and Rotors (wind-wand “bullroarer” tones with a slow ramp-up attack and pronounced periodic tremolo). These can be played with their characterful attack portions switched in or out; with the attack removed, the sounds lend themselves to more abstract sound design, or you can graft acoustic attacks onto synthetic sustains created with the Sine Bank.

Cloud Chamber excels at creating strange, ethereal tones and textures with the sonic fingerprint of acoustic sources; “unreal” instruments that nevertheless sound like they should be real; and complex, varying, evolving soundscapes that conjure up steampunk-style futures, windy mountain peaks, industrial piston chambers, sussurating cave mouths, and a thousand other uniquely characterful locations. Whether you want a hissing pad from the Victorian steam age for an electronic track or a convincing Troll flute hewn from a solid tree-trunk for your fantasy soundtrack, Cloud Chamber can dial it up for you :D

It includes our Glitch control which randomises the controls in a musically intelligent manner for instant inspiration, several effects tailored to the wind-based tonality of the instrument, and a factory patch library of 30 starting points for your sonic adventures.

Cloud Chamber is available for purchase for the introductory price of £13.45 GBP (regular £14.95 GBP). Requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later, full version.

More information: Rhythmic Robot

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Plugin Boutique Flash Friday Sale: 50% off AAS Strum Acoustic GS-1

Plugin Boutique has launched a Flash Friday Sale on Strum Acoustic GS-1, offering the virtual guitar instrument from Applied Acoustics Systems at a 50% discount for a limited time.

Strum Acoustic GS-1

Strum Acoustic GS-1 is a synthesizer dedicated to the emulation of acoustic guitars. The synthesizer is entirely based on the A|A|S physical modeling technology and uses no sampling nor wave tables. Instead it produces sound by solving, on the fly, mathematical equations modeling the different components of a guitar and how they interact. This elaborate synthesis engine responds dynamically to the control signals it receives while you play thereby reproducing the richness and responsiveness of real instruments.

Strum Acoustic GS-1 features

  • Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24-bit/192kHz.
  • MIDI and host automation support.
  • MIDI Program Change support.
  • Host tempo synchronization.
  • Standalone operation—no host application required.

Strum Acoustic GS-1 is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until June 9th, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Strum Acoustic GS-1

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Dream Audio Tools releases Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic

Dream Audio Tools has launched Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring acoustic bass repetitions and tones.

Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic

Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic features bass repetitions and tones from a pretty musical acoustic bass sampled using both direct (piezo) and microphone inputs, to offer the best sonic flexibility.

Half notes, quarters, eights repetitions and a set of sustained notes have been recorded for each input. We also sampled separately 4th string and 1st/2nd strings repetitions and sustained tones. The balancement direct/microphone can be adjusted within the interface according to taste. Repetitive bass volume two: Acoustic features also a set of designed effects for each patch, including Reverb, Delay, Chorus and Reamp/Cabinet.

Repetitive bass volume two: Acoustic is the ideal compendium for styles like aoustic pop/rock, ethnic, acoustic jazz, cinematic and every time you need to add a lively non-electric bass flavour to your composition.

Repetitive Bass Vol 2: Acoustic features

  • Tempo synced.
  • Authentic mix-ready acoustic bass tone.
  • Sampled both direct (Piezo) and Microphone inputs.
  • All samples are 24 bit/48 Khz.
  • 8 designed .nki patches.
  • Separate multisampled sets for 4th string and 2nd/1st string.
  • Direct and microphone signal balance adjustable for each patch to get the preferred tone.
  • Multiple designed effects activable (reverb, delay, chorus, reamp/cabinet).
  • Low memory usage, laptop ready.

The sample library is available for purchase for 16.90 EUR. Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.3 or higher.

More information: Dream Audio Tools

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Sample Magic releases Garage House & Acoustic Pop Guitars

Sample Magic has announced the release of Garage House and Acoustic Pop Guitars, two new sample packs.

Sample Magic Garage House

Brandy and cokes, no hats, no hoods! It’s UK garage vibes in the latest underground outing from SM White Label. Locked and loaded with trademark shuffling beats, soulful vocals, funky basslines and classic keys, Garage House is a 590MB homage to the genre’s 90s roots.

The collection is divided into folders of 124 and 130bpm and all loops are tempo-labeled and key-labeled where applicable.

Sample Magic Acoustic Pop Guitars

A melting pot of country, folk, pop, rock, indie and latin influences, Acoustic Pop Guitars serves up a versatile selection of memorable song-starting riffs loaded with catchy pop sensibilities.

Created by the same talented team behind Disco & Funk Guitars and Chillwave Guitars, the collection delivers a diverse selection of rich timbres, warm character and emotive moods. Created using a number of classic acoustics – including a Martin DC-16RGTE – the loops have been lovingly recorded using classic mics for a truly authentic studio sound.

Garage House is available for purchase for £16.90 GPB; the Acoustic Pop Guitars pack is £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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SoundCues releases GuitarMonics for Kontakt

SoundCues has announced the release of GuitarMonics, a new all-harmonics guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SoundCues GuitarMonics

Featuring acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and electric bass guitar, GuitarMonics offers a (nearly) chromatically-sampled trio of virtual instrument covering a 3 to 4 octave range.

GuitarMonics was created with two reasons in mind. The first is the idea that strong harmonic notes on stringed instruments are typically limited to certain frets without resorting to a more complex playing style. The second reason is that this focus on harmonics created unique instruments in their own right, outside of many of the standard guitar instruments on the market today.

GuitarMonics features 3 dynamic layers, 5x round robin, multiple pickup selections, at 24-bit / 48kHz.

The GuitarMonics Collection costs $119 USD, with individual GuitarMonics libraries sold at $39/$49 USD each. An introductory 20% discount through June 13th, 2014.

More information: SoundCues

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Samplephonics releases Emotive Instrumentals sample pack

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Samplephonics Emotive Instrumentals

Samplephonics has launched Emotive Instrumentals, a sample pack featuring over 800 loops and samples.

Emotive Instrumentals is a huge sample library of over 2GB of loops, samples and sampler instruments, containing an eclectic collection of abstract, experimental and emotive acoustic instrument sounds.

In the sample pack you can expect to find downtempo acoustic guitar loops, playable bowed guitar samples, lo-fi piano loops, live bass lines, electric guitar feedback effects, found sound percussion and a huge collection of one shot percussion and instrumental samples.

The loops and samples are designed to add another dimension to your music that isn’t found in traditional instrument playing methods and electronic music, something left of centre that provokes an unusual response in the listener.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £40 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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Propellerhead introduces A-List Acoustic Guitarist for Reason

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Propellerhead has announced the release of A-List Acoustic Guitarist, a new Rack Extension instrument that providing Reason users with a fast, easy way to create professional, inspiring rhythm guitar tracks.

A-List Acoustic Guitarist

Available immediately for Reason 7.1 customers, A-List Acoustic Guitarist includes over 600 rhythms spread across more than 50 styles that can be played and combined in real time to create unique, realistic, and inspiring performances.

“Whether you’re a keyboardist wanting to add guitar to your tracks, or a singer-songwriter looking for new styles, A-List Acoustic Guitarist helps you achieve professional rhythm guitar recordings and explore inspiring new musical directions,” stated Timothy Self, Propellerhead VP of Product Marketing. “A-List Acoustic Guitarist adds to the rapidly expanding Reason Rack Extension family with a first class instrument that’s sure to spark endless musical inspiration.”

Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format, with over 600 active developers and more than 200 instruments and effects now available via the Propellerhead online store. Rack Extensions integrate seamlessly into the Reason rack, combining excellent sound, smooth workflows, and rock-solid stability with the intuitive routing, automation, deep editing, and flexibility that Reason users expect.

A-List Acoustic Guitarist puts the sound of a world-class studio guitarist right in the Reason rack. Single MIDI notes trigger chords and progressions, while adding additional notes allows users to explore alternate voicings and patterns. With intuitive, hands-on control over chords, strumming patterns, tonal parameters and more, musicians can quickly dial in the perfect performance for their song—or spend time experimenting with endless variations. Thirteen chord types—including major, minor, 7th, suspended, and more—cover all musical complexities.

The rack extension is available for purchase for $99 USD / 79 EUR.

More information: Propellerhead / A-List Acoustic Guitarist

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