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Acousticsamples releases WoodBox, virtual cajón instrument

Acousticsamples WoodBox

Acousticsamples has released WoodBox, a sampled cajón instrument library for Windows and Mac.

After TheBox, we wanted to extend the cajon family so here is WoodBox, a regular sized cajon.

WoodBox features

  • WoodBox is a regular-sized cajón recorded at 88.2Khz/24bits resampled to 44.1Khz/24bits.
  • 600MB of stereo samples, 3040 samples, no loops.
  • Right hand/left hand samples.
  • Two microphone positions, a pair in front of the cajon and another behind it to capture more bass.
  • 16 different hit positions to reflect the full possibilities of the instrument.
  • About 15 velocity layers per position, 8 round robins.
  • Adjustable mapping, you can assign any element to any key reallyquickly (Kontakt).
  • Customizable sensitivity (Kontakt).
  • The Midi percussion parts of the demos are included to help you understand how to play it.
  • Available for Kontakt 2 or higher and ASPlayer (VST/AU).

WoodBox is available to purchase as a download for 19 EUR / $23 USD.

More information: Acousticsamples / WoodBox


Acousticsamples Percussiv’, percussion collection for Kontakt & ASPlayer

Acousticsamples Percussiv'

Acousticsamples has released Percussiv’, a percussion collection for Kontakt and ASPlayer, a new sampler player plug-in for Windows and Mac.

As opposed to traditional percussions libraries, Percussiv’ is based on the detail of each instrument so that each one of them is playable and sounds realistic.

Percussiv’ features

  • 15 Detailed Instruments.
  • 1,16Gb sample bank, around 4000 samples no loops Recorded at 24/88,2Khz downsampled to 24/44.1khz.
  • 4 to 8 Round Robins.
  • A lot of velocity layers.
  • Detailed instruments with the most common strokes, each one is easy to play.
  • Advances functionnalities to be able to change the volume, pitch and pan of each instrument (only in the kontakt version).
  • Instrument list: Agogo, cowbell, berimbao, bongos, 2 claves, congas, chinese gong (tamtam), guiro, 3 shakers, cabasa, tambourine, brazilian tamborim, triangle, udu drums, 6 woodblocks.
  • The Midi percussion parts of the demos are included to help you understand how to play it.
  • Available for Kontakt 2, 3 and 4, and our new player: the ASPlayer (VST and Audio Unit for mac, and VST for windows) : you don’t need anything else to be able to play it.

Percussiv’ is available to purchase as a download for $85 USD (additional shipping fees for DVD version).

More information: Acousticsamples / Percussiv’


Acousticsamples releases OldBlackGrand

Acousticsamples OldBlackGrand

Acousticsamples has released OldBlackGrand, a virtual piano instrument for Kontakt.

Everybody keeps on sampling the best and cleanest piano ever… here is a completely different approach. We sampled an old Pleyel Grand Piano (F-71240 model from 1928) with vintage gear like a studer console and tube microphones, it has the rich and warm sound of the old jazz/blues or even classical music recordings.

OldBlackGrand features

  • 12,89GB sample bank, no loops Recorded at 24/88,2Khz downsampled to 24/44.1khz.
  • 9 velocity layers for the sustain.
  • 9 velocity layers for the release.
  • Two microphone positions: close (inside) and rim (singer position) that you can enable/diable and mix.
  • Adjustable sympathetic resonance.
  • Thumps samples and Automatic Pedal noises samples.
  • True pedal action technology.
  • Midi panel to let you finely control the response of the instrument (velocity remapper, sensivity).
  • Advanced scripting capabilities for a real mechanical behaviour simulation and polyphony saving.
  • KONTAKT 3 and 4 (optimized for Kontakt 4).

OldBlackGrand is available to purchase for $111 USD.

More information: Acousticsamples / OldBlackGrand


Acousticsamples updates Kawai-EX Pro

Acousticsamples Kawai-EX Pro

Acousticsamples has updated Kawai-EX Pro, a virtual concert grand piano instrument.

The Kawai-EX PRO sample Library is a fabulous 9-foot (276cm) KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC. This Library is the result of a collaboration with Lance Herring.

Changes in Kawai-EX Pro

  • Numerous voicing improvements that make releases more accurate and consistent.
  • New release samples for some keys.
  • Improved dynamic range.
  • Improved pedal behaviour.
  • More consistency when using custom controls.
  • New formats (SFZ, HALION 3, EXS24, Mach5).
  • Added compatibility to Kontakt 2.
  • Whole new version for Kontakt 4 and the new scripting capabilities.
  • New GUI for the Kontakt 4 version.

Kawai-EX Pro is available to purchase for $115 USD.

More information: Acousticsamples / Kawai-EX Pro


Acousticsamples releases Elektron

Acousticsamples Elektron

Acousticsamples has released Elektron, a sample library for Kontakt featuring a Godin Multiac electro-acoustic guitar with nylon strings.

Elektron features

  • 2.06 GB of samples recorded at 24 bits, 44.1khz.
  • 5 play modes: Normal, Legato, Hammers, Slides, Strumming (features Acousticsamples’ new guitar strumming engine and a harmonization feature to produce guitar-like chords).
  • Strumming script that helps you play chords, hammers, legato like on a real guitar.
  • 10 downstroke velocity layers and 10 upstroke (20 samples per note) played alternatively.
  • 16 release samples per note.
  • Hammers samples, ghost notes and various fretnoises.
  • Fender Frontman 212R cabinet simulation.
  • Eq with the same parameters as on the real guitar.
  • Bends can be done with pitch bend and/or aftertouch.
  • Easy control of the parameters (like strum speed or play modes) with any controller to be able to control everything via automation.
  • Sensitivity button to adjust the response.
  • KONTAKT 2 format, separate version for Kontakt 3.5 or superior (others will come). Easy to use KONTAKT interface.

Elektron is avaialble to purchase for 69 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Elektron


Acousticsamples releases DrumTaste Free

Acousticsamples DrumTaste Free

Acousticsamples has announced the release of DrumTaste Free, a free drum sample library for Kontakt.

The DrumTaste Free is a Rick Marotta Signature Hipgig drum set with paiste cymbals

DrumTaste Free features

  • 80 MB of samples recorded at 16 bits, 44.1khz.
  • Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key from the interface.
  • Mappings presets: GM, V-DRUMS, IMAP, NSKIT (NDK) or default one.
  • CC# controlled Hihat that features automatic closing sound.
  • 2 Cycle round robins.
  • Sensitivity button to adjust the response.
  • Detailed instruments: 6 velocity layers per round robin.
  • Kontakt 2 or higher required.

DrumTaste Free is available to download at no cost (free registration required).

More information: Acousticsamples / DrumTaste Free


Acousticsamples releases Bassysm-M and Bassysm-Pack

Acousticsamples Bassysm-M

Acousticsamples has announced the release of Bassysm-M, a muted bass instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Bassysm-M bass is a four strings Musicman Stingray bass with roundwound strings recorded at 24bits 44.1khz from the direct output of a tube preamp (the same as the bassysm-S and Bassysm-J)

Bassysm-M features

  • 260MB sample bank, no loops.
  • 11 velocity layers.
  • 10 velocities for the release.
  • slide samples.
  • hammers samples.
  • advanced legato/slide/hammers script.
  • Additional frets noises, Multi velocity Ghost notes.
  • 4 different play modes: normal, legato, hammers, slides.
  • Playable instrument, everything can be controlled from the keyboard.
  • KONTAKT 2 or superior (separate versions for kontakt 3.5). Easy to use KONTAKT interface.

Bassysm-M is available to purchase for 49 EUR.

Acousticsamples has also released Bassysm-Pack, a bundle of 3 bass libraries: Bassysm-J (fingered), Bassysm-S (slapped) and Bassysm-M (muted). This bundle is available to purchase for 89 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Bassysm-M