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
SampleOddity has announced the release of Oddmospheres, a collection of cinematic atmospheres and more for the Massive software synthesizer from Native Instruments.
Delve into the unknown reaches of sonic space with Oddmospheres, a collection of highly morphable, dynamic instruments for Massive.
Explore the spectrum of sounds each instrument offers with eight macro controls that give you the power to sculpt the sonic signature to your liking. Most of the patches exist in a realm between synth pads and leads, capable of both melodic manifestations and ambient odysseys.
- For use in ambient, cinematic filmscore, and minimal genres.
- Inspired by Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails, Hybrid.
- 53 unusual instrument patches
- 27 pads – lush, drifting tones that imperfectly evolve.
- 10 leads – quirky and dynamic melodic mutations.
- 6 FX – swooping, sweeping risers and drops.
- 5 sequences – rhythmic resources that tweak to fit your groove.
- 5 basses – a small assortment of distorted grit and metallic bell tones.
- Each instrument includes eight MIDI assignable macros for sound shaping control!
The soundset is available to purchase $17 USD. Requires NI Massive 1.3.1 or higher.
More information: SampleOddity / Oddmospheres
ADSR Sounds has introduced Wonders Box, a soundset for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
I suggest this sound bank to those who like to hear a new Sounds from Ni Massive.
You will find 100 Ambient / Breabeat / Chillout / Cinematic / Deep / Experimental / IDM / Texture … Sounds for Ni Massive in this Sound Bank.
Wonders Box features
- All patches are made up of several layers and have 8 Macro Controls.
- All sounds are SQ/rhythmic and very useful for ambient, experimental, IDM music and background, atmosphere for cinematic and video games projects.
- Main focus on the C2/C3 key range, check for more bass and powerful sound.
- Some sounds have a long attack and 8/16 bar LFO or sequence for an evolving sound.
The soundset costs $25 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Wonders Box