Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the upcoming release of the Abstractions sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.
Abstractions is the second sound bank title by Richard Devine in AAS’ Sound Bank Series following the Microsound Textures title for the Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer. This collection of 127 signature sounds covers standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique aesthetics. These finely crafted sounds range from super precise percussion hits to rich and intricate ambient textures and are sure to provide many hours of exploration in evocative soundscapes.
“We worked with Richard on Ultra Analog VA-2’s factory sounds at the time of the release last Fall; We enjoyed the sounds so much that we asked him for more in the form of a signature sound bank,” says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “The result is a collection of exclusive sounds that once again showcase beautifully Richard’s style and mastery of sound design.”
The Abstractions sound bank will be available in the first quarter of 2014 for $39 USD. The instant download delivery package will include both an Ultra Analog VA-2 bank file as well as the free AAS Player plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems
Vintage Synth Pads has announced The Ambient Zebra, a new collection of presets for the Zebra 2 synthesizer instrument by u-he.
The concept is presets that are %100 suited for Ambient Music, Film/Soundtrack, Game Design, Chill Out, etc. This collection includes 100 new presets for Zebra 2.
This collection had been on the stove for some time and is almost done, many audio examples are available. It is our third release for Zebra 2.
The soundset will be available on February 7th, 2014, priced at $24.95 USD. A pre-order is available at a 25% discount, use coupon code ambient at checkout.
More information: Vintage Synth Pads / The Ambient Zebra
EarthMoments has introduced Laya Project – Ambience Vol. 1, an exceptionally high quality bundle of rare recordings, from the award winning production Laya Project, a journey through the villages, forests, rivers and communities of four countries (India, Indonesia, Maldives and Myanmar) affected by the 2004 tsunami.
These sampled ambient sounds were recorded during the production of Laya Project and will take you on an amazing journey to rare, exotic places that will give a new angle to any production.
This collection contains authentic, organic ambient and atmospheric sounds from different locations, environments, people and places we were able to capture during our journey.
We gave an accurate description to each file, describing the events in each recording so it will be easy to browse and use in different productions.
Optimized with the closest attention to detail, this Royalty Free Collection of samples is categorized under the four countries (India, Indonesia, Maldives and Myanmar).
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £24.95 GBP.
More information: EarthMoments / Laya Project – Ambience Vol. 1
Soundiron has announced the release of Phonautograms v2.0, an upgraded and expanded collection of atmospheric instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This historic instrument is drawn from some of mankind’s earliest known sound recordings, drawn from archival source carefully restored by First Sounds. Based on inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s 1860 “Gamme de la Voix” vocal scale recording, this collection features playable vintage chromatic sustains, as well as newly crafted modern sound-designed creative ambient and electro-percussive content.
For the new version we’ve expanded the sample content by tenfold and added a custom Kontakt user interface that features automatable dynamic volume swelling, note attack, note release, sample start offset and pitch transposition. We also added nearly 200 MB of new ambient material crafted from the source in the form of 31 synths, evolving soundscapes and dark atmospheres. We also created a variety of newly resynthesized percussive hits and FX from the source, building a unique kit with 41 electro kicks, snares, hats, toms and fx. Our custom DSP effects rack is also featured for Kontakt, featuring customizable distortion, EQ, filter, delay and much more. The convolution reverb effect contains 70 custom-recorded environmental and FX impulse responses.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5 USD until December 25th, 2013 (regular $10 USD). During this sale, a free copy of the special edition Sleighbells multisample library (283 MB) is included with a purchase of Phonautograms.
More information: Soundiron / Phonautograms
ADSR Sounds has announced Film Score, a sample library featuring 270+ sounds by Premier Sound Bank.
Whether you are preparing to score a film, or simply enjoy incorporating live orchestral instruments into your music, our Film Score sound pack serves as a great tool to apply to your productions.
With a total of 273 sounds included, we provide you with the building blocks needed to create the highest quality film scores and orchestral sessions possible.
We stock you up with everything from elaborate horn sections and emotional string arrangements, to ambient samples and cutting edge sound effects.
Film Score features
- 273 sounds in WAV format (24bit/44.1kHz).
- Includes 21 Horn Samples, 21 Trombone Samples, 14 Trumpet Samples, 21 Tuba Samples, 42 Violin Strings, 14 Bass Strings, 14 Cello Strings, 21 Viola Strings, 35 Soundscapes, 20 Ambient Samples, 50 Cutting-edge Sound Effects.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $22 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Film Score
Luftrum has announced an update to its Luftrum 9 soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
All arpeggios in Luftrum 9 are now assigned to the integrated arpeggiator in DIVA and included are 10 extra variations of some chosen Arp presets, so Luftrum 9 now contains 74 presets in total.
The new update of Luftrum 9 is sent out to all customers.
Luftrum 9 features
- 74 presets ranging from smooth ambients pads to gentle arpeggios, berlin school sequences and synth emulations inspired by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Royksopp and Jean Michel Jarre.
- 21 Ambient Pads.
- 19 Arpeggios + 10 variations.
- 15 Synths.
- 4 Soundscapes.
- 3 Sound Effects.
- 2 Strings.
- All arpeggios are assigned to the arpeggiator in DIVA v1.3.
The soundset costs $23 USD. Until December 31st, 2013, a 50% discount code can be found on the Luftrum website.
More information: Luftrum / Luftrum 9
Equinox Sounds has launched Ambient & Cinematic MIDI Kits 3, a new collection of MIDI files for ambient and cinematic productions.
‘Ambient & Cinematic MIDI Kits 3′ from Equinox Sounds is the third installment in this series of five fantastic lush and deep Ambient and Cinematic Construction Kits in MIDI format suitable for Ambient, Cinematic, Soundtrack and TV composers searching for some melodic inspiration.
All phrases are 100 royalty-free and ready to be assigned to your favourite synth or sampler in your personal and commercial productions.
Each Kit is provided with it’s component parts. You’ll get MIDI loops featuring pad and string melodies, piano loops, plucked synths, etc.
The MIDI pack is available to purchase for $19.95 USD.
More information: Equinox Sounds / Ambient & Cinematic MIDI Kits 3
Prime Loops has launched Ambient Pads, a sample pack featuring a collection of pad loops.
Turn the lights down low and let the chilled vibes flow as ‘Ambient Pads’ breezes in softly from Prime Loops sound suite! Are you ready to alter the atmosphere with this brand new set of ambient synth pads? From Ambient to House and Chillout to New Age, we’ve got all the pad samples you need to saturate your synths with a gentle disposition.
From down-tempo tunes to cinematic scores, ambient vibes are an essential element for any producer to keep stashed in the sample archive. From Tycho to Jon Hopkins, Gang Colours and Boards of Canada, ambient synths can be heard in abundance on the airwaves and the atmosphere is infectious! ‘Ambient Pads’ will leak the glow into your tunes, whatever your genre.
Breezing in at a cool 270MB, ‘Ambient Pads’ features 49 ethereal pad loops, plus a bonus 49 Midi Patterns so you can use the melodic material from the loops with your own synth sound! From epic reeling escalations to dreamy oscillations, pensive stabs, atmospheric glides, abstract blips and shadowy swooshes, this ambient sample pack will supply you with an awe-inspiring collection of moving sounds.
The sample pack costs £12.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Ambient Pads