Cinesamples releases Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced the release of Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, now featuring all-new seamless legato.

Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato

First introduced as an addition to our Artist Series: Tina Guo sound design library, the Acoustic Cello Legato patch is now available for individual purchase by popular demand!

Featuring a brand new approach to legato programming, dubbed Seamless Legato, Tina’s expressive solo acoustic cello performance was captured at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios and brought to you in the form of an accessible and intuitive legato patch. Tina’s signature sustain sound will easily blend within your string ensemble compositions as a featured instrument, and bring a fresh voice to your section.

Upon purchase of this patch, you will receive a coupon for $99 off the complete Artist Series: Tina Guo sound library as well, if you choose to expand your Tina Guo sound palette tenfold!

Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato is available for purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Cinesamples / Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato

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Sonic Zest releases Acoustic Autumn for Kontakt

Sonic Zest has announced the release of Acoustic Autumn, an acoustic guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Acoustic Autumn

Acoustic Autumn is our acoustic guitar library. We took a beautiful cypress wood acoustic guitar and sampled its delicate sound. The instrument also features the beautiful sound of guitar harmonics. When played across the keyboard the sound resembles that of the thumb piano (mbira).

Acoustic Autumn features

  • Features the beautiful sound of guitar harmonics.
  • 4x Round Robins.
  • Instantly playable.
  • Over 290 MB of samples (60 MB download).
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

The library is available for the introductory price of $16 USD for a limited time. A purchase of Acoustic Autumn will also get you a free copy of Cinematic Soundscape or Ambient Cinematic Guitar when “Liking” Sonic Zest at Facebook.

More information: Sonic Zest / Acoustic Autumn

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Acousticsamples releases Sunbird acoustic guitar instrument

Acousticsamples has released Sunbird, a virtual instrument library based on a 1962 Gibson Humming acoustic guitar.

Acousticsamples Sunbird

We recorded it with a pair of DPA microphones to get a detailed stereo perspective, with a U87 to capture the Bass and a precise mono perspective and using a contact pickup in case you want to put the library through an amp simulation plugin.

We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.

There are basically 4 modes (that you can choose using keyswitches, G5 to C6), the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preffered midi guitar controler.

Sunbird features

  • 8.16Gb uncompressed, 1.53Gb compressed in lossless flac format, around 13300 samples.
  • Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
  • 67 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
  • Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
  • Integrated pattern builder to automatically strum your chords
  • Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
  • Natural hand placement simulation.
  • 39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
  • Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
  • Included sparkVerb©.
  • Control over the two microphones perspectives and pickup volumes.
  • Advanced bend control.
  • Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
  • and more…

Sunbird for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available for purchase for 119 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Sunbird

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Modwheel releases The Lowdown double bass for Kontakt

Modwheel The Lowdown

Modwheel has announced the release of The Lowdown, a Kontakt library featuring the sounds of a 100 year old double bass from David Donaldson.

The original concept for the LOWDOWN was to detune the Bass to a low G, 8 semitones lower than its normal low E and record over a minute of low drones on each note over a range of 3 octaves. We then recorded bowed harmonics playing the same notes that can be layered on using a keyboard mod wheel.

The result is a huge variety of rich organically moving drones and pads, that are all at least a minute long performance before looping, from very natural to very messed with.

After achieving this aural triumph, we decided to extend the library to include traditional pizzicato and arco articulations and some more experimental rhythms and impacts. The rhythms are all BPM’d and will play at whatever tempo your session is at.

The Lowdown features

  • DOUBLE BASS Arco, Pizz, Ambiences, Pads, Impacts, Kits & Rhythms (BPM’d).
  • Long Performance samples, 60 sec+.
  • 24-Bit 48kHz Multisamples.
  • 5.5 GB Core Library (2.6 GB via lossless compression.
  • Note: Requires Kontakt 5.3.0 or higher.

The Lowdown is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49 USD (regular $79 USD).

More information: Modwheel / The Lowdown

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Keolab updates Spicy Guitar (incl. Mac VST/AU & 64-bit Win VST)

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Keolab has announced that its Spicy Guitar acoustic guitar synthesizer plug-in is now available for Mac OS X in 32/64-bits universal binary (VST/AU) and for Windows in 64-bits (VST).

Keolab Spicy Guitar

Spicy Guitar is a physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer. It enables a user to create complex rhythms composition and advanced physical-based sound design.

Spicy Guitar features

  • 9 guitars, 2 types of strings.
  • Physical based sound design.
  • Astonishing expressivity.
  • Easy-to-use strumming engine.
  • Many types of chords, 2 positions.
  • 5 guitarist playing techniques.
  • Only 10 MB.

Spicy Guitar is available to download at no charge.

More information: Spicy Guitar

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