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


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


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


Wavesfactory releases W-TubularBells for Kontakt

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Wavesfactory has announced W-TubularBells, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Wavesfactory W-TubularBells

Tubular Bells, or Orchestral Chimes, are musical instruments in the percussion family. Each bell is a metal tube, 30–38 mm in diameter, tuned by altering its length.

It rarely plays melody, mostly a bass that brings out some color but sometimes has some solos or solis, often very simple.

W-TubularBells features

  • 4 mallets (hard plastic, metal, felt, thin metal).
  • Up to 12x round robins.
  • Full decay.
  • No pitch-shifting, all notes sampled.
  • Top quality mics, preamps and converters.
  • 2 mic positions (close, far).
  • 2.4GB installed, stereo WAV files, 44.1KHz 24bit.

The library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / W-TubularBells


Versilian Studios releases Timpani, VS Upright No. 1 & VS Chamber Orchestra

Versilian Studios has announced the release of Timpani, VS Upright No. 1 and VS Chamber Orchestra, three new virtual instruments.

Versilian Studios Timpani
Kontakt version of Versilian Studio’s Timpani virtual instrument.

New Versilian Studios instruments

  • Timpani: Extensively sampled Timpani (Wholetone sampling; 4-6x RR, 5 Velocity Layers, stereo). Available for Kontakt and also as a VSTi/AU. Price $15 USD.
  • VS Upright No. 1: Medium-sized sampled upright piano ideal for sketches (3 velocity layers, 2x RR, sampled in tritones to reduce size). Available as a VSTi/AU. Free or donation.
  • VS Chamber Orchestra: Very light selection of orchestral and wind ensemble instruments ideal for beginner composers (featuring concert flute, clarinet, bassoon, F horn, trumpet, tenor bone, bass bone, tubular bells, xylophone, glockenspiel, timpani, large percussion section, harp, piano, solo violin, and violin section, all using accurate ranges). Free or donation.

Versilian Studios has also ported a number of its previously released products to the Kontakt format.

  • Dan Tranh: Vietnamese pentatonic zither that uses metal strings.
  • Tubular Bells: Suspended chimes used to emulate church bells in orchestral music.
  • Glockenspiel: Deep-sampled chime-like mallet instrument.
  • Handchimes: Strange cross between a hand-bell and a tuning fork.

More information: Versilian Studios


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