Previously released as a sample library for NI Kontakt, Soundscapes Vol 1 is now available in VST/AU plug-in formats.
Soundscapes Vol.1 features soundscapes, textures and ambiences divided into two main categories: concrete and gear.
The raw concrete samples were recorded in different places across Europe (Paris, Dublin, London and Naples) using studio or handy equipment. The raw gear samples were recorded from hardware synthesizers like a Custom Eurorack Modular Synth, guitar pedals and noisy toys like the Thingamagoop 2.
AudioThing has announced the release of Bells, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
As the name suggests, Bells is a collection of samples derived from many different kinds of bells.
After visiting Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli in Agnone, Italy – the largest bells company and one of the oldest family-owned businesses worldwide – we started collecting many different kinds of bells, including: an Agnone souvenir bell, three different cowbells, a hotel desk-bell, a Perko fog bell, and a classic school bell.
All the bells are made from different materials such as bronze, brass, and iron, and we sampled them with different articulations and techniques to provide a wide range of sounds.
26 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
6 Kontakt Multis (.nkm).
Up to 7 Round Robin samples.
Up to 3 Velocity layers.
169 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
7 Custom Reverb IRs.
Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
Size: 347 MB / 138 MB download.
Sample sets including: Agnone Bell, Cowbells, Hotel Desk-Bell, Perko Fog Bell, School Bell.
The sample library is available for the introductory price of 14 EUR until April 11th, 2013 (regular 16 EUR). Requires Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.
The Temple of Mercury is the first in a a series of sample libraries inspired by research in sound environments and the relationship of sound and space.
Environments “Temple of Mercury” features sound gestures from a corrugated plastic pipe and the impulse response of the Temple of Mercury, a wide caldera situated in the west of Naples (Italy). The Temple is also known as “The Echo Temple” for its several acoustic reflections caused by a dome vault and water on the floor. The temple is entirely made of tophus, and it has a diameter of 21.5 meters (71ft) and a circular opening in the vault reminiscent of the one in the Pantheon in Rome.
The sampled instrument produces flute, horn, efxs, impulsive sounds, and, with a little electroacoustic modification, feedback sounds; all sounds are playable with or without the convolution of the Temple. This library was inspired by a video by Salvatore Carannante, a musician who plays common or recycled everyday objects as a way of interacting with the acoustic space.
Environments – Temple of Mercury features
24 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
5 Kontakt Multis (.nkm).
3 Round Robin samples.
Up to 3 velocity layers.
87 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
1 Impulse Response.
Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
Sample sets including flute, horn, efxs, impulsive sounds, feedback sounds, sound designed instruments.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $12 until November 24th, 2012 (regular $15 USD).
AudioThing has announced the TX-101, a 4-tracks sequencer designed for the creation of evolving rhythm patterns.
Each track has 4 different samples (16 samples total), incl. organic glitches & metal hits.
It is possible to store eight presets that can be joined and looped together to build a 128 steps sequence (16×8). It is also possible to sequence Delay and Flanger effects as two additional tracks. Both parameters (cutoff, resonance, effects) and steps can be randomized separately.
There are 6 different variations (.nki instruments) of TX-101 for different mood/styles: master, ambient, hard, leslie, modulations, talking.
Sequencer: 4 Tracks and 16 Steps + tracks for Delay and Flanger.