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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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Sample Magic releases Ableton Magic Racks: Creative FX & Acoustic Drum Layers

Sample Magic has launched two new sound packs.

The Ableton Magic Racks: Creative FX pack features 5 powerful Ableton racks for complex FX processing and creation.

Ableton Magic Racks: Creative FX

Take your FX creation and manipulation to the next level with the third instalment of our best-selling Ableton Magic Racks series.

Creative FX serves up five unique racks designed for intricate FX processing with the most intuitive of macro controls.

The Creative FX pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.

Acoustic Drum Layers features a collection of live drum layers, grooves, textures, fills and more.

Sample Magic Acoustic Drum Layers

Drums sounding flat? Rhythms lacking groove? Acoustic Drum Layers is here to save the day with 175 superlative live drum layers, rhythms, textures and fills primed to inject a humanistic feel and acoustic timbres into the most tired of programmed beats.

The Acoustic Drum Layers sample pack costs £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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In Session Audio releases Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar & Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2

Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar

In Session Audio has released two new guitar loop libraries.

Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar is a loop library of strummed progressions, picked patterns and toolbox performances styled around current production values.

With ballads, feel-good midtempo grooves and driving upbeat rhythms, Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar covers a range of styles, tempos and keys.

So whether a song needs a simple, natural strum to accompany a vocal, or the shimmer of double-tracked guitars, Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar helps songwriters and instrumentalists create music that belongs in the professional realm.

Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2

Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2: Nylon String Edition is a loop library featuring an array of emotive chords, progressions and single line melodies, designed for those wanting to add expressive and delicately played acoustic guitar to their music.

Consisting of all new material performed on a nylon string guitar, the collection has a contemporary sound with influences from classical, Spanish, jazz and other musical genres.

With restrained yet evocative performances, Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2 can help build the framework of a track or add the perfect flourish for a final mix.

The libraries are available in various formats at an introductory $40 USD discount, each priced at $69.99 USD for a single format and $79.99 USD for all formats.

More information: In Session Audio

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Acoustic Amplification intros A20 acoustic instrument amplifier

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Acoustic Amplification has introduced its upcoming Model A20 Acoustic Instrument Amplifier.

Acoustic Amplification A20

More than just a guitar amp, the Acoustic A20 is a complete performance solution for today’s versatile acoustic-electric musician. Its full-range 8-inch studio-quality coaxial speaker, ported cabinet design, and 20 Watts of clean, pristine power effortlessly fill the room with rich, crystalline sound. Plug in a microphone and any acoustic instrument with a pickup and you’re ready to go.

Expressly designed to bring out the nuance and natural detail of acoustic instruments and vocals, the A20 delivers the advanced tone shaping control that has made Acoustic Amps “The Pro’s Tone” for almost half a century. Lightweight and portable, the A20 is packed with features, including two combo XLR-1/4″ inputs with independent level controls, 3-band EQ, digital reverb and chorus, effects loop, and Acoustic’s acclaimed Vari-Control feedback eliminator.

With its unique wedge-shaped design, the A20 makes a great, full-featured stage amp. With the power and performance of a small PA system, it’s the ideal rig for coffee houses and other acoustic performances, solo keyboard gigs, home recording, and small to mid-sized karaoke shows. The Acoustic A20′s 1/8-inch Aux input and headphone output also make it a great fit for players looking for a small, portable practice amp. A full-featured direct output with pre-post EQ switch and level control connects the A20 to any PA system for larger venues.

“Today’s musicians are more mobile, and more versatile than ever before,” remarked Rick Gagliano, Acoustic Product Manager. “The A20 addresses those needs, with a lightweight but powerful design that can easily adapt to a wide range of performance conditions. Whether it’s a PA for a mid-sized coffee house gig or a stage setup for a club gig, the A20 has the sound and the features today’s musicians are asking for.”

The A20 Acoustic Instrument Amp will be available in mid-September with a street price of $129.99 USD.

More information: Acoustic Amplification

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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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