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Orange Tree Samples launches Group Buy Sale – Up to 50% off

Orange Tree Samples Group Buy

Orange Tree Samples has launched a 2013 Group Buy sale, offering all its sample libraries at up to 50% off.

Starting today, we’re having a group buy sale on ALL of our products. We aren’t holding anything back–we’ve even included recent sample libraries such as Evolution Electric Bass Rick and Evolution Rosewood Grand in the sale. In fact, you’ll be able to get up to 50% OFF on all Orange Tree Samples’ libraries in this monumental sale.

Additionally, there will be special giveaways, contests, gift certificates, and much more. You’ll even have a chance to win our latest library before it’s released–absolutely FREE!

What are you waiting for? Join the Orange Tree Samples Group Buy today.

The Group Buy sale lasts until October 9th, 2013 (11:59 PM PST).

More information: Orange Tree Samples / Group Buy


Art Vista releases GrooveMaster virtual bass instruments for Kontakt

Art Vista GrooveMaster Old School Bass

Art Vista has released three GrooveMaster virtual bass instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Art Vista’s new electric bass libraries consist of three individual Kontakt 5 Player instruments featuring the recordings of Antonio “Tony” Newton, the Detroit bass man whose career spanned from the early days of the electric bass – with John Lee Hooker and Little Walter, and as staff bass player at Motown alongside James Jamerson, through his later fusion work with Tony Williams.

The GrooveMaster series includes three playable sampled electric bass plug-ins: Old School Bass, Double Neck Bass, and Bright Funky Bass. These libraries feature intelligent automatic idiomatic playback. A line played from a midi keyboard will instantly transcend into a credible live bass performance without the use of keys switches. The intelligent playback enables two-hand playing, but configurable key-switching is also available if so desired. These basses bring you the “real thing”, a slice of history and the distinctive sound of one of the bass players that defined the role of the electric bass in modern music.

The GrooveMaster instruments are available to purchase for MSRP $99 USD each. A bundle of all three libraries costs $199 USD.

More information: Art Vista / GrooveMaster


Frontline Producer releases Studio Bass II – Ultimate Collection

Frontline Producer Studio Bass II

Frontline Producer has launched Studio Bass II – Ultimate Collection, a sample library featuring the sounds of a collection of vintage and classic basses, amps and cabs.

The Riffs came thick and fast, all we had to do was hit record. The end result again, is an expressive one stop shop of Classic Bass Loops and Phrases.

Expect to find Bass Loops that have been picked, pulled and slapped, all performed live by passionate performers with bundles of groove and soul. Suitable for many styles and genres including House, Electro, Hip Hop, Funk, TV and film compositions and anyone looking to add a ‘Studio Bass feel’ to their Mixes.

Carefully and lovingly recorded, we have chosen only the best combination of instruments, vintage cabinets, mics, class A pre amps and compressors to take us into the digital Domain.

Studio Bass II features

  • 59 bass loops at 100 bpm.
  • 61 bass loops at 110 bpm.
  • 66 bass loops at 120 bpm.
  • 74 bass loops at 130 bpm.
  • 33 slap bass loops at 130 bpm .
  • 293 REX2 files.
  • 192MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • Apple Loops format sold separately.

The sample pack costs £24.95 GBP.

More information: Frontline Producer / Studio Bass II


Replika Sound releases virtual guitar instruments for Kontakt

Replika Sound Acoustic Guitar

Replika Sound has announced the launch of three virtual guitar instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Virtual Instrument Sample Libraries. Full MIDI Control. Round Robin Alternations. Key Switched Articulations. Chord Mode with Strum Speed and Direction Controls. Extensive Chord Library.

Replika Sound virtual guitars

  • Round Robin note alternation (in 4s).
  • 12 Key switched articulations.
  • A “Chord-mode” with Strum Speed and Direction controls.
  • Key Triggered Chords.
  • A Vibrato Key to provide a quick way of playing in vibrato on any articulation.
  • MIDI automatable.
  • All sounds were recorded with natural sustain and resonance (no loops). The Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar were recorded directly into a mixing desk allowing users to apply their own amps.
  • RSGL01 Acoustic Guitar (Nylon String):
    • 30 Bar Chord shapes.
    • 26 Common Open Chords.
    • Power Chords for each note.
    • 2 versions of the instrument.
    • Key Switched Articulations – Legato (Non Vibrato), Marcato, Staccato, Hammer On, Pull Off, Slide Up into Note, Slide Down after Note, Fret Noises, Natural Harmonics, Sul Ponticello (Plucked near the bridge), Tremelando, SFX.
  • RSGL02 Electric Guitar:
    • 30 Bar Chord shapes.
    • 26 Common Open Chords.
    • Power Chords for each key.
    • 2 versions of the instrument.
    • Key Switched Articulations – Legato (Non Vibrato), Staccato, Palm Mute, Hammer On, Pull Off, Slide Up into Note, Slide Down after Note, Fret Noises, Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Tremelando, SFX.
  • RSGL03 Bass Guitar:
    • 26 Bar Chord shapes.
    • Power Chords.
    • 2 versions of the instrument – Fingered Bass and Picked Bass.
    • Key Switched Articulations – Legato (Non Vibrato), Marcato, Staccato, Hammer On, Pull Off, Slide Up into Note, Slide Down after Note, Fret Noises, Natural Harmonics, Thump Slap (Slap Technique), Finger Pull (Slap Technique), SFX.

The instruments are available to purchase for $42 USD each. A free version of the Acoustic Guitar is available to download. Full retail version of Kontakt 5 is required.

More information: Replika Sound


Impact Soundworks Bundle 50% off at VST Buzz

VST Buzz Impact Soundworks Bundle

VST Buzz has launched a deal for the Impact Soundworks Bundle, offering the sample library collection comprising Shreddage and Shreddage Bass at a 50% discount for a limited time.

Shreddage was designed to be the most realistic and flexible electric guitar sound for rock and metal. Combined with its expansion Shreddage X, you get a full range of articulations from palm and aggressive mutes to powerchords, vibrato, harmonics, pinch squeals, pick scrapes, neck slides, portamento slides, chordstops, and much more

Shreddage Bass is a pure, powerful bass guitar library suitable for floor-crumbling, core-shaking and mammoth riding. Features a killer, flexible DI tone straight from a Music Man Sterling that is perfect for rock and metal, as well as jazz, disco, electronica or even pop.

Both libraries come in SFZ format (compatible with the free Sforzando player by Plogue), as well as Kontakt (full version required). The bundle includes the cross-platform ReValver HPse virtual amp plugin by Peavey, complete with custom Shreddage presets; plus, all HPse users get discounted upgrades to ReValver HP and MKIII.V!

The Impact Soundworks Bundle is available from VST Buzz for $58 USD until July 9th, 2013 (regular $118 USD).

More information: VST Buzz


Ilya Efimov releases Retro Bass for Kontakt

Ilya Efimov Retro Bass

Ilya Efimov has released Retro Bass, a virtual Fender Bass Guitar ’52 instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The playing techniques included in a single patch – fingered, slap, palm-mute and additional articulations – allow the user to edit their MIDI data or play in real-time. By minimizing the use of keyswitches, the instrument has been designed to be simple and intuitive to use. A sophisticated algorithm to select strings in real time, automatically selects the natural bass guitar left-hand position on the fretboard. Manual string and position selection are also available.

The library’s repetition keys are designed to make it easy to play realistic ostinato bass-lines. FX glissando will add to the realism of bass guitar parts. Multiple legato types are changed automatically, depending on the first note played.

Included, are several Legato modes, Open String mode, Chord Detection mode and X-note mode.

Retro Bass features

  • 1.17 GB ncw compression format.
  • 3,346 samples / 24-bit / 44.1 kHz.
  • Up to 12 velocity layers, 20 frets on each string with round-robin algorithm.
  • Fingered, Pick, Slap (Thumb & Pop) in one patch.
  • Different natural legato for Fingered, Pick and Slap articulations.
  • Thumb and Pop slap articulation, with Auto and Manual selection.
  • Auto and Manual String and Position Selection.
  • Attack control.
  • Slide-ups, Flageolets, X-notes (three modes for x-note performance).
  • Repetition keys for X-notes and last articulations.
  • Realistic glissando note-to-note.
  • Gliss-FX.
  • AMP cabinet and Bass tone effects.
  • Multiple FX and Noises (strokes, fret noises, releases).
  • User presets.

The Retro Bass library costs 99 EUR. Full version of Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.

More information: Ilya Efimov /Retro Bass


Orange Tree Samples releases Evolution Electric Bass – Rick

Orange Tree Samples EEB Rick

Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of Evolution Electric Bass – Rick, a deeply-sampled electric bass guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

At its core, Evolution Electric Bass – Rick consists of extensive samples complemented by a powerful script. These two facets work in unison to give you ultra-realistic bass sounds with minimal effort.

Evolution Electric Bass – Rick has chromatic samples for each string, meaning that each fret was individually sampled. It has 32x round-robin and three morphing velocity layers for a smooth dynamic range. It has time-dependent release samples (15 different release times sampled) as well as time-dependent legato samples. The legato samples consist of hammer-ons and pull-off articulations sampled chromatically up to a minor 3rd upward and a minor 3rd downward as well as chromatic half-step slides. These legato samples were sampled at up to eight different transition times. We also sampled muted notes (8x round-robin), pre-roll samples (32x round-robin), muted slap samples (8x round-robin, 8 velocities), as well as slap releases (4x round-robin). The slap releases were sampled chromatically on each string, so they are specific release transitions from a sustained note.

We spent a lot of time making the interface and engine as flexible and customizable as possible, without forsaking instant playability. Essentially, we put you in complete control over how the mapping, tone, and other settings work, but have everything set to defaults that make it easy to load and start playing with minimal tweaking.

By emphasizing realism and playability, we’re confident that playing Evolution Electric Bass – Rick will give you the same excitement and inspiration as playing a real bass guitar.

Evolution Electric Bass – Rick features

  • Over 7 GB of samples (4.7 GB using Kontakt’s NCW lossless compressed format).
  • 32x round-robin, 3 morphing velocity layers, chromatically sampled.
  • Advanced scripting with legato articulations, slides, and much more.
  • Onboard amp/cab modeling, compressor, EQ, and chorus effects.
  • Internal factory presets as well as external preset system for easy sharing of presets.

The sample library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until July 31st, 2013 (20% off regular $99 USD).

More information: Orange Tree Samples / EEB – Rick