AudioThing has launched Soundscapes Vol.2, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Soundscapes Vol.2 includes soundscapes, textures and ambiences ready to use as Kontakt instruments or WAV loops. These sounds are divided into four categories: binaural, concrete, inductor and piezo.
Like Soundscapes Vol.1, the samples were recorded in different places across the world (Las Vegas, Dublin, Prague, Naples, and Cosenza) using studio or portable equipment. AudioThing used different types of microphones, including handmade piezo and inductor mics, a large condenser microphone and a binaural microphone set.
All samples are seamless loops, so if you don’t have Kontakt it is possible to load them directly into your DAW.
Soundscapes Vol.2 features
- 35 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
- 35 Samples (48kHz / 24-bit).
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV (loops).
- Size: 207 MB.
- Samples derived from: binaural recordings, inductor and piezo effects, mixed objects/places.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until March 14th, 2014 (regular 12 EUR). Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ or 5, full version.
More information: AudioThing / Soundscapes Vol.2
AudioThing has announced a plug-in version of Strings, the sample library previously released for Kontakt and IRIS.
Strings is a collection of sampled string instruments ported from our homonymic sampleset for iZotope Iris.
This soundset includes synths, pads, soundscapes, drones, and many effects derived from strings samples. The sampled instruments were a Tenayo AutoHarp, a Romanian Toy Harp, a Baton Rouge Soprano Ukulele, a Chinese Violin, and a Squier Bass.
Strings (VST/AU) features
- 50 Instruments.
- 50 Samples (44.1kHz/24Bit).
- Formats: AU and VST (32/64bit).
- Platforms: OSX, Windows.
- Sample sets including: autoharp, toy harp, ukulele, bowed violin, bass.
Strings is available to purchase for 12 EUR.
More information: AudioThing / Strings
AudioThing has released a plug-in version of the Pipes sound library previously released in Kontakt format.
Pipes is a collection of instruments derived from a variety of cardboard tubes, aluminum spray cans, dreamcatchers, and PVC pipes. Even if the pitch of most of the sources is not stable, all instruments were manually tuned.
Each instrument features from 3 to 6 Round Robin samples and up to 3 velocity layers. One of the main instruments is a sampled Wah Wah Tube (aka Vibratone): bell-like sound with a very long release and a dedicated control for overtones.
- 34 Instruments.
- Up to 6 Round Robin samples.
- Up to 3 Velocity layers.
- 188 Samples (44.1kHz / 24-bit).
- Size Mac: 215 MB / PC: 128 MB.
- Formats: AU and VST (32/64-bit).
- Platforms: OS X, Windows.
- Sample sets including: beer cans, cardboards, corrugated pipes, dreamcatchers, long PVC pipe, spray cans, vibratone.
The Pipes virtual instrument is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 10 EUR until November 27th, 2013 (regular 12 EUR).
More information: AudioThing / Pipes
AudioThing has introduced Halloween Pumpkins, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Halloween Pumpkins features samples and unusual sound design experiments with traditional Halloween pumpkins. You will find spooky bowed textures, creepy hits, plucked rubber bands, a fake transistor organ and of course an experimental impulse response of the inside of a large pumpkin.
The pumpkins were sampled with two mics, a large diaphragm condenser mic and a piezo attached directly to the skin, then mixed to match the perfect eerie sound.
Halloween Pumpkins features
- 12 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
- 5 Kontakt Multis (.nkm).
- Up to 6 Round Robin samples.
- 1 Custom Pumpkin IR.
- 76 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
- Sample sets including:.
- bowed textures, hits, plucked rubber bands, fake transistor organ.
The library is available to purchase for 5 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher full version.
Until November 1st, 2013, you can get 10% discount on all products with coupon code hallow13 at checkout.
More information: AudioThing / Halloween Pumpkins
AudioThing has announced Pong Glockenspiel, a sample-based instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Why use sticks when you can use ping pong balls?
Pong Glockenspiel is a VST/AU sample-based plugin made by recording a toy glockenspiel played with ping pong balls.
Two velocity layers (hard and soft) are cross faded to have a smooth transition while the 3 round robin (repetitions samples) avoid the “machine gun” effect of sampled instruments.
There are also included two ambient instruments, two synth pad instruments and two slowed down instruments crafted using the original samples.
Pong Glockenspiel for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 8 EUR.
More information: AudioThing / Pong Glockenspiel
AudioThing has released Toy Marimba, a virtual marimba instrument for Native Instrument Kontakt.
Toy Marimba features a small tuned percussion instrument made of rosewood and rope.
It was sampled with wood and bamboo mallets, with three Round Robin repetitions and three velocity layers for the main hits. Slides and glissandos (up/down with 3 speeds) are also included along with slowed down samples crafted for wooden and airy textures.
Toy Marimba features
- 8 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
- 3 Round Robin.
- 2 Velocity Layer (cross faded).
- 110 Samples (44.1kHz / 24-bit).
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
- Bonus: pad, ambience and slow instruments.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 8 EUR until October 13th, 2013 (regular 10 EUR). Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.
More information: AudioThing / Toy Marimba
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on Sep 25, 2013
VST Buzz has announced a deal on the Glass/Bells Kontakt Bundle by AudioThing, offering the 2 Kontakt sample libraries at a 30% discount for 1 week.
Glass is a sampled balloon wine glass that has a bright and crystalline tone and long sustain. It has 10 Kontakt instruments (.nki) included and sounds hypnotic and angelic.
Bells is a Kontakt library with 26 Kontakt instruments (.nki), created with many different bells including an Agnone souvenir bell, a hotel desk-bell, a Perko fog bell, and a classic school bell. Made from a wide range of different materials, and sampled with a range of different articulations and techniques, this is a very flexible library which is able to provide a wide range of sounds.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $25 USD until October 1st, 2013 (regular $38 USD).
More information: VST Buzz
AudioThing has launched ChromaKey, a soundset for the Chromaphone software synthesizer by Applied Acoustics Systems.
ChromaKey is a soundset for AAS Chromaphone featuring 60 patches divided in 6 categories: Keys, Pads, Plucked Strings, Sequences, Soundscapes, and Various.
Chromaphone physical modelling synthesis combines acoustic resonators to produce dynamic and expressive sounds.
Despite Chromaphone tagline “creative percussion synthesizer”, ChromaKey focuses entirely on hybrid and organic melodic sounds.
- 60 Patches.
- 6 Categories.
- Requires Chromaphone 1.0.5+
ChromaKey is available to purchase for the introductory price of 9.95 EUR until September, 23rd, 2013 (regular 12 EUR).
More information: AudioThing / ChromaKey