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Acousticsamples releases Marchin’

Acousticsamples Marchin'

Acousticsamples has released Marchin’, a military marching band sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Marchin’ features

  • Military marching band set includes:
    • two 24′ bassdrums
    • 8 16′ toms pitched differently
    • 6 15′ snares
    • one 18′ cymbal
  • 2,16Go of samples recorded at 24 bits, 44.1khz.
  • Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key from the interface in two different ways.You can even assign multiple elements to the same key.
  • Mapping preset that helps you play multiple elements at the same time (see video).
  • Variable mapping repetition to play it with both hands.
  • Multiple microphone positions and custom mixing of each element, we recorded each one with one stereo pair around 3 meters away plus one for the up side and one on the down side.
  • Advanced cymbal action : releasing the cymbal key will play different muting samples depending on the note time.
  • 4 Cycle round robins for each element.
  • Detailed instruments: About 20 velocity layers per round robin (80 samples per element).
  • Sensitivity button to adjust the response.
  • Variable mapping repetition to play it with both hands.
  • Pitch adjustment for every element.

Marchin’ is currently available for Kontakt 3 or higher (other formats will follow), priced at 59 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / Marchin’

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Acousticsamples releaes The Dulcet

Acousticsamples The Dulcet

Acousticsamples has announced the release of The Dulcet, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Glockenspiel.

It’s a great christmas Glockenspiel (originally an English scholar one). It’s not a regular glockenspiel as it as some extended capabilties.

The Dulcet features

  • English scholar Glockenspiel recorded at 24bits 44.1khz in stereo.
  • 310Mo sample bank, no loops.
  • 1 + 3/4 octave (4 + 3/4 with duplication)
  • Duplicated mapping for a big metallophone or bell effect (listen to the chords in the demos).
  • Up to 9 velocity layers.
  • Both Original (out of tune) and corrected tunings.
  • Optional full resonant or faded sustains.
  • Build in vibraphone type Motor emulation (in the 3d demo).
  • Sensivity control.
  • KONTAKT 2 and 3 format. Easy to use KONTAKT interface.

The Dulcet is available to purchase for 14 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / The Dulcet

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Acousticsamples updates DrumTaste Brush, VibysM and A-Pian

Acousticsamples DrumTaste Brush

Acousticsamples has released updated version of three of its sample libraries.

Changes in DrumTaste Brush / VibysM V3 / A-Pian V2

  • DrumTaste Brush: now features a Multi-output patch to really be able to mix and apply the effects on every element of the drums.
  • VibysM: The Kontakt Version has been improved and now features a better voicing and a build in motor simulation (tremolo effect).
  • A-Pian: The Kontakt Version has been completely rewritten, voiced and adjusted.
  • A-Pian: Now uses the script of the Kawai-EX PRO.
  • VibsysM / A-Pian: Two new formats are also available: Halion and Mach5 and the existing EXS and SFZ versions have been improved.

The updates are free for current library owners.

More information: Acousticsamples

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Acousticsamples releases DrumTaste Brush

Acousticsamples DrumTaste Brush

Acousticsamples has announced the release of DrumTaste Brush, a sample library featuring a brush drum kit.

DrumTaste Brush features

  • The DrumTaste Brush is a Brush Kit featuring a 22″ bassdrum, a 12″ hi tom, a 14″ low tom, a 14″ piccolo snare, two 22″ rides and a 13″ hihat
  • 3382 samples, 1.42 Go of samples recorded at 24 bits, 96khz downsampled to 44.1khz, no loops.
  • 3 mic positions for each drum that you can mix and/or disable from the interface.
  • About 20 velocity layers X 4 round robins (so about 80 samples per drums per position) and only 6 velocity layers for the two ride cymbals.
  • Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key simply by pressing a key and assigning a sample.
  • Mappings presets: GM, V-DRUMS, IMAP, NSKIT (NDK) or default one.
  • Separated compression module for each component.
  • Hihat with 5 levels on openness and triggering from one key depending on a controller value (any controller) and automatic closing sound (hear it at the beginning of the demo 4).
  • Playable instrument, right hand and left hand mappings (mapping repetition customizable).
  • Detailed snare, 6 different hit positions and multiple brush actions.
  • 4 different brush actions and a script that allows an easy playability on a keyboard or on an e-drum.
  • KONTAKT 2 and 3 format to benefit from the interface, the multiple mic position mixing and the custom mapping. Easy to use KONTAKT interface. Other formats are coming.
  • Includes the demos midi files.

DrumTaste Brush is available for Kontakt 2 and higher, priced at 49 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples / DrumTaste Brush

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Acousticsamples releases Kawai-EX Pro and Lite

Acousticsamples Kawai-EX

Acousticsamples has announced the release of Kawai-EX, a grand piano sample library for Kontakt.

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

Kawai-EX Pro features

  • 17.49Gb sample bank, no loops Recorded at 24Bits/48Khz.
  • 5 “pedal up” layers, 5 “pedal down” layers, and 15 release samples per note.
  • Multiple mic position and mixing from the interface.
  • Multiple releases depending on time. They have been carefully picked up for each note to really reproduce the real mechanical behaviour of a note.
  • Sympathetic resonance (pedal down samples).
  • Thumps samples and Automatic Pedal noises samples.
  • Custom kontakt interface that let you modify the response of the piano as well as its tone and the volume of the releases and the pedal.
  • Ability to save polyphony by enabling / disabling each position.
  • KONTAKT 3 (optimized for Kontakt 3.5). Easy to use KONTAKT interface.

Kawai-EX Pro is available for purchase for 89 EUR.

A Lite version is also available for 59 EUR. This 5.8Gb library has 4 “pedal up” layers, 4 “pedal down” layers, and 4 release samples per note, and only one microphone position, the player one.

More information: Acousticsamples / Kawai-EX Pro / Lite

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Acousticsamples releases SmallDrumKits

Acousticsamples SmallDrumKits

Acousticsamples has announced the release of SmallDrumKits, a sample library featuring a collection of 3 drum kits for Kontakt.

The SmallDrumKits are 3 different Drum Kits, each has two toms, a snare, a ride, a hihat and a bass drum

SmallDrumKits features

  • 506MB of samples recorded at 24 bits, 44.1khz (kitA:149MB, kitB 61MB, kitC:295MB).
  • 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.
  • Cycle round robins (4 for kit A and C and 2 for kit B).
  • Sensitivity button to adjust the response.
  • Detailed instruments: up to 10 velocity layers per round robin.
  • KONTAKT 2 and 3 format benefit from the interface and the custom mapping. Easy to use KONTAKT interface.

SmallDrumKits is available for purchase for 22 EUR as part of the Acousticsamples Summer Sale until August 31, 2009. The regular price is 34 EUR.

More information: Acousticsamples

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Acousticsamples announces Kawai-EX

Kawai EX

Acousticsamples and Lance Herring have announced the Kawai-EX, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Kawai EX concert piano.

It’s a fabulous KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC.

The product is already in an advanced state.

Kawai-EX features

  • 5 “pedal up” layers, 5 “pedal down” layers, and 15 release samples per note (4 only for the light version).
  • Thumps samples.
  • Automatic Pedal noises samples.
  • Multiple mic position and mixing from the interface (in PRO version).
  • Ability to save polyphony by enabling / disabling each position.
  • Sympathetic resonance (pedal down samples).
  • Multiple releases. They have been carefully picked up for each note to really reproduce the real mechanical behaviour of a note.
  • As always, a custom kontakt interface that let you modify the response of the piano as well as its tone and the volume of the releases.

The Kawai-EX will be available in the first half of September in Kontakt and GIGA formats. Other formats will follow as free updates (Halion, EXS24 and maybe SFZ).

The sample library will have a pro version with all the above features, and a light version with only one mic position, a single release and only 4 velocity layers.

More information: Acousticsamples

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