Best Service has announced Studio Box Mark III, a sample library of sound effects and ambiences.
Studio Box, now available in version Mark III, is one of the most complete soundeffect collections, a comprehensive foley library for your film,- advertising-, games- and music-productions.
Studio Box Mark III features
- 10.000 royalty-free sound effects (30 gigabyte).
- 16 and 24 bit WAV.
- Easy to use guide.
Studio Box Mark III is available for 399 EUR / $469 USD / £319 GBP. An upgrade from Mark II is 99 EUR / $115 USD / £79 GBP.
More information: Best Service / Studio Box Mark III
Best Service has announced the release of Chris Hein Winds, a virtual orchestral woodwinds instrument collection for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Chris Hein – Winds is an extensive woodwind library meeting the highest expectations in regard to sound, quality, expression and usability. The libraries instruments are based on painstakingly recorded and edited multisamples, with numerous articulations and up to eight dynamic layers. Producer Chris Hein has brought thirty years of sampling experience into this masterpiece, giving the user maximum flexibility and a high level of customization, while maintaining the ease of use.
Chris Hein – Winds consists of four individual volumes, also being available separately or combined in a bundled complete version. The library contains a total of 13 instruments: four transverse flutes, three clarinets, three oboes and three bassoons.
Chris Hein Winds features
- 13 Orchestral Woodwind Instruments.
- 50 GB Content, 130.000 Samples.
- 13 Articulations, Up to 8 Dynamic Layers.
- Unique Phase-Align Technique.
- 4 Dynamic Modes, Dynamic Expression Sustains.
- Note-Head Designer.
- Intelligent Legato.
- Glide-Mode to play realistic runs.
- 10 built in DSP-Effects.
- 2 independent Convolution Reverbs, 63 high class impulse responses.
- Attack- & Release controls.
- Special Noise Controls.
- Ensemble Maker.
- Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI.
- Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ.
- Customizable Auto-Vibrato, Key-Vibrato.
The complete library is available for purchase for 649 EUR / £519 GBP / $749 USD. Individual volumes are 199 EUR / £169 GBP / $229 USD each.
More information: Best Service / Chris Hein Winds
Best Service has announced Altus – The Voice of Renaissance, a new sample library by Eduardo Tarilonte.
Often misunderstood and surrounded by mystery the counter tenor is another milestone in Eduardo Tarilonte series of exceptional voices, Altus brings you a real counter tenor for your Renaissance and Baroque music productions, for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.
Unparalleled realism…Pure inspiration
Altus is a unique solo vocal library featuring José Hernández Pastor, a countertenor with a magnificent expression and a truly beautiful and unique voice. Altus is aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic melodies, without using any phrases. Altus offers a powerful and innovative word builder which combines 26 words (136 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato and portamento vowels (a, e, i, o, u) All at your fingertips in one patch.
- 5 different true legatos and portamenti (a, e, i, o, u).
- Powerful word builder with words, 2 different articulations (fast and slow speeds).
- Words can be splitted to offer a total of 136 words/syllables.
- Words can be combined with true legato vowel playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected.
- 130 beautiful phrases.
- 15 soundscapes, created from vocal samples.
- Dry recordings, allow you to set the reverb amount exactly to you needs.
The sample library is available from Best Service for MSRP 149 EUR / £119 GBP / $175 USD. Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player.
More information: Best Service / Altus
Best Service has announced the release of Cantus – Gregorian Chants, a new sample library by Eduardo Tarilonte.
Cantus brings you a real Gregorian Monk Ensemble featuring the sounds of the dark Middle Ages. A perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create ambiences and music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.
Cantus is a unique choir library aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic liturgical melodies, without using any phrases. Cantus offers a powerful and innovative word builder which combines 24 words (120 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and a special Mmmh articulation, all at your finger tips in one patch.
- 5 different true Gregorian style legatos (a, e, i, o, u).
- Mmmh articulation.
- A powerful word builder with 24 words, 3 different articulations (staccato, fast and slow speeds).
- Words can be splitted to offer a total of 120 words/syllables.
- Words can be combined with true legato playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected.
- A collection of 20 Gregorian chants splitted into 400 phrases.
- 60 minutes of music.
- 19 soundscapes, created from vocal samples.
Cantus for Kontakt/Kontakt Player is available to purchase for 199 EUR.
More information: Best Service / Cantus – Gregorian Chants
Best Service has announced the launch of its redesigned website.
We have been working hard the past several months to drastically improve the look and feel and the overall user experience.
Grown over years and showing the signs of the times, our old website desperately needed a refresh. We took our job serious to bring a website that is fun to browse and informative at the same time.
The new graphical design with its friendly colors and logical structure invites to take a stroll through our product categories. Our product descriptions have been extensively overworked to bring all the necessary information on one clearly structured page.
And this is only the beginning. We have many more ideas to further improve the stay at Best Service. Stay tuned!
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Best Service has announced Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica, a virtual chromatic harmonica instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Play harmonica like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemann – but on your MIDI-keyboard.
With almost 7.000 samples, 14 articulations, up to 8 dynamic-layers and a full range of 4 octaves, CH-Harmonica is definitely the most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet.
The user interface holds tons of features on several pages to shape the sound the way you want it. However, if you don‘t feel like editing, just play and explore the 26 pre-programmed Key-Switch presets ranging from A-1 to A#1 on the lower keys of your MIDI-keyboard.
To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the user interface offers four “Dynamic Modes”, „Key-Vibrato“, „Hot-Keys“ and a revolutionary new concept of articulation presets .
One of the most unique features in CH-Harmonica are the Phase-Aligned samples. After six months of research, Chris Hein found a solution to phase-synchronize the samples. This enables an absolutely perfect blending between six dynamic layers.
During the development of CH-Harmonica most attention was spent on how to work with dynamic expression.
The library is available to purchase for 129 EUR / $149 USD.
More information: Best Service / Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica
Best Service has announced version 2.2 of its Engine sample player platform that powers Best Service’s virtual instruments.
We have been working hard to steadily improve Engine and are now ready to share our latest version with you.
Engine 2.2 has been greatly optimized on both platforms, Mac OS and Windows. You will experience massive improvements in terms of performance when using complex instruments.
Give Engine 2.2 a try and let us know what you think.
Changes in Engine v188.8.131.52.
- Improved audio engine performance.
- Improved sound of modulation effects (Chorus, Flanger etc. ).
- New Vandal Insert FX. Distortion, Guitar Amp, Cabinet Simulation.
- Windows ASIO fix for some soundcards.
- MAGIX ASIO LOLA support.
- Improved Impulse Response Engine.
- Switched to VSTGUI 3.6 on Windows, better performance and mouse behaviour.
- Increased custom controls to 128.
- New and improved Choose Folder Dialog (Windows).
- Ability to add more than one library at a time.
- Fixed AU crashes under some hosts.
- Fixed denormal problems with some Insert FX.
- Improved Core Audio Support.
- Additional bug fixes.
The Engine update is now available to download for Windows and Mac.
More information: Best Service