Loops de la Crème releases Bell Empire Standard Edition

Loops de la Crème Bell Empire Basic

Loops de la Crème has released the Standard Edition of the Bell Empire sample library.

With an extended selection of sounds and additional features, the standard edition offers a wonderful palette of versatile and inspiring sounds, with limitless customisation possibilities!

The standard edition adds 2 mixed sets, 15 single bell instruments, 35 multis and 3 arpeggio instruments on top of all sounds and programs included in the freebie and the basic edition, for a total of 78 programs! You also get a full set of 20 reverb IR, to facilitate the integration of the bells in your tracks and to create richer and deeper multi-instruments.

Bell Empires Standard features

  • 55 bells.
  • 3 mixed set, 20 reverb IR.
  • 25 single bell nki, 47 multis (nkm).
  • Total programs: 78.
  • 575 samples, 642MB.
  • Extra round-Robin functions.
  • 3 arpeggio instruments.

Bell Empire Standard edition is available for purchase for the introductory price of 39 EUR until March 1st, 2015 (regular 49 EUR). The Basic edition can be upgraded to Standard for 10 EUR.

More information: Loops de la Crème / Bell Empire

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Kong Audio releases BianZhong BZ Bells App for iPad

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Kong Audio has announced the release of BianZhong BZ Bells, a sample-based App for iPad capturing the captivating set of ancient Chinese bronze Chime-bells lost in time till a few decades ago.

Kong Audio BianZhong BZ Bells

The biggest bronze chime-bells set ever found in China, ZengHouYi’s (Marquis Yi) BianZhong (Chime-bells) has become a sensational Chinese national treasure since its excavation in 1978. Created about 2400 years ago, its unique oval design made each bell to have two tones. BianZhong Chime-bells were used for ritual and festival activities in the court of the feudal lords and kings during the Autumn and Spring/Warring States period (5th Century BC).

Sampled on-site at HuBei Chime-bells Orchestra, the serene and timeless sound of BZ Bells transports you right back to the Chinese palace at the beginning of the Chinese civilization.

BianZhong BZ Bells features

  • Sampled from the exact bronze replica of ZengHouYi BianZhong at HuBei Chime-bells Orchestra.
  • Switchable between playing three racks individually, or playing them all on one page.
  • User can reverse the order of each rack when each rack is played separately.

The app is available for purchase for $0.99 USD.

More information: Kong Audio / BianZhong BZ Bells

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Loops de la Crème releases Bell Empire Basic for Kontakt

Loops de la Crème Bell Empire Basic

Loops de la Crème has announced the release of Bell Empire Basic, a collection of cinematic bell instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

With 20 bells and 12 inspiring Multis, the basic edition is a full-featured library and represents the perfect introduction to the scope of BELL EMPIRE.

It also contains all instruments, samples and programs from the Bell Empire Freebie, for a total of 33 programs!

Bell Empire Basic features

  • 20 bells.
  • 1 mixed sets, 3 Reverb IR.
  • 10 single bell nki, 12 MULTIS (nkm).
  • +10 extra presets from the Free Edition.
  • Total programs: 33.
  • 256 samples, 262MB.

Bell Empire Basic Edition is available for the introductory price of 14.50 EUR until February 10th, 2015 (regular 29 EUR). A purchase of the Basic Edition will reduce price of a purchase of the Standard or Deluxe Edition with 29 EUR when these become available (February and March).

More information: Loops de la Crème / Bell Empire Basic

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Hzandbits releases Bells & Bowls sample pack

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Hzandbits Bells & Bowls

Hzandbits has announced Bells & Bowls, a collection of 86 glass & ceramic bell sound effects in 24bit/96kHz mono.

Here are 14 different bell-like objects, each multi-sampled for maximum expressiveness, tuned to the nearest musical note and ready to drop into you favorite sampler and play away.

Ranging from only slightly complex sine waves, to strange wobbles and beat frequencies, these actual physical bowls, plates and vases had some pretty amazing musical sounds in them.

Many of them took surprisingly little pitch-alterations to reach a musical note – almost as if some glassware factory wanted them to be struck with mallets and recorded!

Bells & Bowls is available for purchase for $18 USD. Newsletter subscribers get a 50% discount.

More information: Hzandbits / Bells & Bowls

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Sonic Zest releases Asian Thunder, Stones and Dragons

Sonic Zest has announced Asian Thunder, Stones and Dragons, a Kontakt library featuring Chinese Dragon Bells, Indonesian Thunder Drum and a Vietnamese Lithophone.

Sonic Zest Asian Thunder, Stones and Dragons

The Thunder Drum is a percussive instrument from Indonesia. It consists of a cylinder with a spring attached to the end. When shaken a thunder-like sound is produced. The bells are an assortment of dragon engraved bells from China. The Vietnamese Lithophone is essentially a xylophone made from stone.

The lithophone features hits and also the sound of the stones being bowed with a violin bow. The bells are a single preset, with the sounds of the individual bells spread chromatically across the keyboard for playability. The thunder drum has a patch featuring all the sounds and separate sound design patches, which are semi-melodic in nature.

Asian Thunder, Stones & Dragons features

  • A completely unique Kontakt library featuring Asian instruments from Indonesia, Vietnam and China.
  • Instantly playable.
  • 100 MB when extracted.
  • 5x round robins.
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest

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