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Microhammer releases Microhammer March 2010 Bundle

Microhammer March 2010 Bundle

Microhammer has announced the release of the Microhammer March 2010 Bundle, a collection of three new instruments for Kontakt.

Microhammer is launching a series of new products around 15th of every month. All monthly releases will be followed by a bundle containing all the products at a highly favorable rate, so you can get it all. The bundle is only valid until our next release, so grab it while you can. We are proud to announce our second launch bundle, which consists of all the Microhammer March titles.

Microhammer March 2010 Bundle

  • Bronze Bin — Bronze is the most popular metal used to create top-quality musical bells and cymbals. So, when we came across this little refuse receptacle of pure brazen bronze, we thought ‘What a waste!’ Not in the waste-basket sense of the word, but a waste of musical potential. Every edge, curve, face and angle of this bronze beauty creates amazingly complex and unique sounds, full of harmonics, overtones and even undertones. In much the same way art and practicality intersect in the conventional use of this bin, so do percussion and melody intersect creating an enormous palette from a single source. Producing soft bell-like tones to a raspy wash of colliding frequencies the Microhammer Bronze Bin is a truly unique tuned percussion instrument.
  • Jews Harp — We recorded the Jew’s Harp in-depth by recorded all the resonance layers and round-robin one could humanly get out of this wonder. In additional we did tons of more unique FX. But the most prominent part of the library is our fancy “word builder” for it … its actually cooler then a word builder … We sampled all letters in the alphabet (A-Z) and numbers (1-10) … But wait … THERE IS MORE … We also included the Danish letters æ, ø and å into the recordings, since there is a huge community of Scandinavian Jaw Harp composers eagerly awaiting this release.
  • Overtone Flute — The Bamboo Overtone flute is like a little sibling to the Eastern European, Fujara. However the flute is distinctively different and almost human like in the sense it only has two holes. The flute is played by muting the bottom of the flute with your palm and bending the note. The overtones are generated by playing softer or harder in the flute and actually allows it to spand over four octaves. The sound is best described as ethnic/ethereal, but with that very distinct overtone charm to it. We sampled the hell out of it by multi-sampling the overtones in sustains and staccato and by doing over +350 BPM (80-140) based phrases on top of this – and with additional FX sections.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 3, SFZ and .wav
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3 / 4 full retail versions required.
  • Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.

The Microhammer March 2010 Bundle is available to purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD until 15 April, 2010 (regular price $73 USD). The instruments are also available to purchase separately.

More information: Microhammer

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Myst Sonic releases Bamboo & Woods

Myst Sonic Bamboo & Woods

Myst Sonic has released Bamboo & Woods, a new sample library for Kontakt.

This is a series of rare percussion samples which were made of bamboo and woods (such as Rosewood, pinewood, Boxwood….. ). It is quite useful especially on film music production such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and others.

Bamboo & Woods features

  • 6 group patches of bamboo and wood sounds.
  • Change group patches in realtime using Keyswitches & panel item.
  • Assignable Keyswitch remapping is available.
  • Internal reverb FX as 3 group send effects (Bd, Hit, Shaker & Sticks).
  • Kontakt 2.1 or later is available.
  • 48 khz 24 bits, dry samples as mono files and ambience samples as stereo files.

Bamboo & Woods is available for purchase for 19 EUR.

More information: Myst Sonic

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Native Instruments releases North India

Native Instruments North India

Native Instruments has released North India, a new KORE SoundPack capturing the sound of North India.

Establishing the new regional-themed ”Discovery Series” of KORE SOUNDPACKS, this new sound collection for KORE 2 or KORE PLAYER journeys to North India to draw on the rich and varied musical heritage of Hindustani classical music.

Packed with 3GB of beautifully sampled classical instruments as well some contemporary realizations, this Soundpack is perfect for creating authentic classical performances and for adding North Indian textures to film scores, urban, pop or electronic productions.

North India features

  • 30 KoreSounds (10 acoustic sounds, 10 contemporary sounds, 10 synthetic drones).
  • Includes the following classical instruments:
    • Bansuri – The bansuri flute is a transverse bamboo flute with open holes. It is used both in classical and lighter styles of North Indian music.
    • Harmonium – The Indian harmonium is a small hand-pumped reed organ equipped with drone stops. It is mainly used to accompany singers and solo table performances.
    • Shehnai – The Shehnai is a reed instrument and is mostly used in traditional folk music.
    • Sitar – The sitar is a complex instrument equipped with melody, accompaniment and resonance strings. It is the main melody instrument in North Indian classical music but is also used in many other styles in India.
    • Tabla – The tabla is a set of two miniature kettle drums played by hand. It is the main percussion instrument of North India and used in a variety of styles.
    • Tanpura – The Tanpura is an unfretted lute with four strings. It is solely used as an accompanying drone instrument.

North India: Discovery Series is available for download from the Native Instruments Online Shop for $79 USD / 69 EUR.

Visit Native Instruments for more information, video tutorials and audio demos.

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Tonehammer releases Bamblong

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Tonehammer Bamblong

Tonehammer has released Bamblong (bamboo log drum), a sample library of a small tuned percussion instrument, similar in principle to a marimba.

It has 4 bamboo resonance chambers, roughly ranging between 1½ – 2¼ inches wide and 8 – 14 inches long, with sound holes in the top of each. The playing surfaces are thin bamboo planks, suspended on pegs over each bamboo log. It came with a set of mallets with flat, round heads that appear to be carved out of bicycle tire. It has a very crisp yet mellow, raspy note with a short sustain.

Bamblong features

  • 26 instrument patches, 2.542 samples, 1.45 GB installed, 450 MB .rar download.
  • Dry Mallets: Tuned, untuned, lite, with custom epic hall verb.
  • Dry Brush: Strike, tuned, untuned, lite, with custom epic hall verb.
  • Dry Brush Rolls with release samples: Rolls, with custom epic hall verb, with modwheel dynamics control, with modwheel dynamics control and custom epic verb.
  • Wet Mallets with modwheel room size control: Tuned, untuned, lite.
  • Bonus Sound Designed Bamboo Ambiences.
  • 8 fully controllable dynamic soundscape patches with modwheel sculpting.
  • 30 individual long looping tracks.
  • 1 Custom melodic combo patch.
  • 23 Custom Convolution Reverb Impulse Files (our favorite epic hall).
  • Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf).
  • Exclusive Mike/Troels talking about the library (mp3 interview).
  • 44.1kHz/24bit stereo .wav formats.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav.

Bamblong is available for purchase for $35 USD.

Visit Tonehammer for more information and audio demos.

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Short links for November 1st, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 1st, 2007:

  • i3L | THRILL – The first iPhone to MIDI bridge for audio and video software as a free download.
i3L MIDI bridge
i3L MIDI bridge
  • 3-D doodle kit – Everything you need to doodle in 3D!
  • Jail finds – Things found abandoned in books or stuffed on the book cart at the jail where Flickr user Jumbled Pile volunteers.
  • Microscopes made from bamboo – In a remote village in eastern India, dozens of underprivileged children are for the first time marveling at the elaborate details of flower petals with the help of a microscope?made out of bamboo.
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Digital Sound Works releases Dramatic Percussion

Digital Sound Works Dramatic Percussion (cover)

Digital Sound Works has released Dramatic Percussion, a 6.5 GB virtual instrument (powered by TASCAM’s GVI streaming sample playback engine) which contains unusual or rarely recorded instruments.

Some of these instruments include, Boo Bams, Puili, Octabans, Large Taos drum, Anklung, a full range of bowed and scraped gongs, Crotales bowed and struck, Vietnamese split bamboo, Concert Toms, Waterphone, just to name a few.

Dramatic Percussion also contains traditional Orchestral Percussion instruments that are played in an untraditional way, such as thumb rolls and super balls on a Concert Bass drum! The uniqueness of this sample library comes from its unusual blend of instruments and how they were recorded.

Dramatic Percussion is available for a special introductory price of $199, in PC format (VSTi, RTAS, stand-alone) with a Mac version expected later this year.

Visit Digital Sound Works for more information and sound demos.

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