Sonokinetic has announced the release of Sleigh Bells, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Q: What does every Christmas track need but has been sadly overlooked by most sample developers? A: Sleigh Bells
Q: What are Sonokinetic going to do about it? A: Program a ridiculously comprehensive collection of tempo-synced sleigh bells and give it to you for FREE as an extra special xmas gift.
Sonokinetic brings you this treat, free for anyone to enjoy, but no less powerful than our paid-for libraries. We figured it’s a time for giving presents, and we wanted to thank all of you for the 5 years you kept Sonokinetic going strong, and growing to the company it is today… Thank You!
Sleigh Bells features
6 different Sleigh bells (25, 21, 17, 13, 6, and 1 bell sleigh bells).
Loops in two tempi, two meters and two feels.
Loop length up to 25 seconds, average around 10.
Up to 41 Round Robins per multisample.
300+ samples. (about 500 Mb sample content) in 24 bit 44.1 kHz aiff format.
Royalty and copyright free content license.
Format: All files in 44.1 kHz, 24bit aiff format.
Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4 & Kontakt 5 (requires full version, not compatible with the free Kontakt Player).
The Sleigh Bells library is a free download at Sonokinetic.
Sonokinetic has launched Toll, a collection of historical bells for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Way back when, when Sonokinetic was in its infant stage, we recorded two carillons and turned them into a simple kontakt instrument. Ever since, we have felt the urge to revisit that, and do it with the knowledge and experience we have gained over the past years. That time has come, and this time it is not just a carillon, but a large collection of different sized bells, from various periods and places of origin.
Each hit on these bells will spark a very unique and authentic sound that can only be generated by pure weight and age. Sonokinetic sampled historical valuable bronze cast bells as old as a 1000 years, proceeded through the ages of innovation in bell casting and tuning and ended in our time of hi-tech computer calibrated pitch perfect bells, and sampled all of those with great attention to detail, preserving their original tails of up to 30 seconds.
1 patch Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5, 4 Main Bell categories:
Carillons: two Carillons, played hard and soft.
Historical Bells Collection: 15 European Original Bells from 14th century to 20th century.
Silk Road Bells Collection: 13 South East Asian Ceremonial Bells 10th century to 19th century.
Tower Bells Collection: 3 Tower bells, including the Saint John’s Cathedral bells.
4 matching Impulse responses “Chapel”, “Cathedral”, “Temple” and “Summit”.
Kontakt Convolution Reverb.
Full Round Robin control. (Exclude, Freeze, Mark).
Sample Tail Control (Kontakt length adjustable).
3 Band EQ (Kontakt 4), 4 Band Solid-G EQ (Kontakt 5).
600+ samples. (3,3+ GB sample content) in wave format.
Royalty and copyright free content license.
All files in 48 kHz, 24bit wave format.
Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4. & Kontakt 5 (Full verison only, not compatible with the free Kontakt Player).
The Toll library is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR.
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).
Versilian Studios has announced Tubular Bells, a sampled instrument for Windows.
Tubular Bells, otherwise known as Orchestra Chimes or Orchestra Bells, are a member of the percussion family often used to emulate the sound of church bells. It’s use is broad- everything from “epic orchestral” to concert band music and more.
This particular set has been deep-sampled to provide excellent playability and reasonably good sound quality, certainly good enough for any project. There is a very large dynamic range on the instrument, allowing it to ring out above the orchestra as it truly would, or sink behind quietly to just accent the flow of the piece. The chimes’ delays were recorded up to 10 seconds; pressing down the sustain pedal will unleash the full resonance of the chimes.
Tubular Bells features
c. 1 1/2 Octaves of chromatic sampling.
2x Borrowed RR and 5 Velocity Layers.
Compact GUI to minimize screen space.
Faux Vibrato effect for spooky music.
Tubular Bells for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $10 USD.
AudioThing has announced the release of Bells, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
As the name suggests, Bells is a collection of samples derived from many different kinds of bells.
After visiting Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli in Agnone, Italy – the largest bells company and one of the oldest family-owned businesses worldwide – we started collecting many different kinds of bells, including: an Agnone souvenir bell, three different cowbells, a hotel desk-bell, a Perko fog bell, and a classic school bell.
All the bells are made from different materials such as bronze, brass, and iron, and we sampled them with different articulations and techniques to provide a wide range of sounds.
26 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
6 Kontakt Multis (.nkm).
Up to 7 Round Robin samples.
Up to 3 Velocity layers.
169 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
7 Custom Reverb IRs.
Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
Size: 347 MB / 138 MB download.
Sample sets including: Agnone Bell, Cowbells, Hotel Desk-Bell, Perko Fog Bell, School Bell.
The sample library is available for the introductory price of 14 EUR until April 11th, 2013 (regular 16 EUR). Requires Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.