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Best Service releases Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

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.

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Best Service updates Engine to v2.2

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Best Service Engine

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 v2.2.0.52.

  • 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.

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Best Service releases Shevannai – The Voice Of Elves by Eduardo Tarilonte

Eduardo Tarilonte Shevannai

Best Service has announced the release of Shevannai – The Voice Of Elves, a vocal sound library by Eduardo Tarilonte.

A perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create ambience and music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music. Unparalleled realism… Pure inspiration.

Shevannai is a unique solo vocal library aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic melodies, without using any phrases. Thanks to over 4000 carefully recorded and wisely programmed samples by Eduardo Tarilonte, handling the 5 true legato types and 33 words, is intuitively easy.

Shevannai features

  • 5 different true legatos (a, e, i, o, u).
  • 33 words.
  • 27 staccatos (16 short and 11 long).
  • 113 phrases in different keys (A, Bb, C, D, E, Eb, F and G).
  • 52 phrases in Elven Language reciting some Elven poems.
  • 57 whispered phrases in Elven Language reciting some Elven poems.
  • 110 different whispers. Divided in long and short whispers.
  • 20 beautiful and inspiring soundscapes.
  • Total of 4,409 unique samples (mono, 44kHz/24-bit) 3.60 GB content.

The sound library is available to purchase for MSRP 149 EUR / £119 GBP / $169 USD.

More information: Best Service / Shevannai – The Voice Of Elves


Best Service intros Foley Stage Complete sound fx library

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Best Service Foley Stage Complete

Best Service has announced Foley Stage – Complete, a sound library for film-, game- and music production.

Foley Stage is the first Sound Library to be recorded on the Asian continent. Ambience recordings from Asian cities and villages, Ambiences from real life situations, Asian ceremonies, weapon- und battle sounds, firework sounds, electronically sounds from synthesizers, sci-fi and monster sounds and the absolutely essential and globally usable basics from a sound archive.

With its 5.000 files, 40.000 different takes and a total of 129 GB sample material, Foley Stage gives you not only everything you need for your game-, film- or documentary production but also offers an extensive journey through the acoustic world of Asia.

Foley Stage features

  • 129 GB content organized in 14 groups: Ambience, Electronic Products, Fireworks, Foley Actions, Foley Cold Weapon, Footsteps, Creatures, Life Properties, Materials, Synthesizer, Tools, Toys, India, Waters.
  • 24-bit/96 kHz, files are logically labeled.
  • Includes files with different takes and variations, as well as very long files perfectly suitable for atmospheres or soundscapes.
  • All Foley Stage files contain metadata for a perfect integration into Soundminer.
  • The boxed version includes a 2,5″ USB drive for Mac & PC.

Foley Stage Complete is available to purchase as a boxed version (on hard drive) or as download, priced at MSRP 895 EUR / £749 GBP / $995 USD.

More information: Best Service / Foley Stage Complete


Best Service intros Cinematic, Ethno, Session & Synth Pack bundles

Best Service has introduced 4 limited time bundle offers.

For a limited period, Best Service offers 4 different bundles, each containing 5 of their most popular virtual instrument libraries at extremely favorable prices.

Best Service Bundles

Best Service Bundles

  • Cinematic Pack (499 EUR)
    • Era Medieval Legends
    • Epic World
    • Klanghaus
    • Convolution Space
    • Cinematic Instruments (1)
  • Ethno Pack (399 EUR)
    • Accordions
    • Instruments from Ethno World 5
    • Voices and Choirs from Ethnow World 5
    • Desert Winds
    • Gu Zheng
  • Session Pack 499 EUR
    • Chris Hein Horns Compact
    • Chris Hein Guitars
    • Chris Hein Basses
    • 2 Galaxy II Pianos, Vienna Grand and Blüthner
    • Drums Overkill
  • Synth Pack 399 EUR
    • Galaxy X
    • Gladiator II extended
    • Synth Werk
    • Titan 200 Synthesizers in one
    • K-Size Engine Edition

The packs are available to download or as boxed products from Best Service and its dealers.

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Best Service announces Liquid Notes distribution

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Re-Compose Liquid Notes

Best Service has announced that it is now distributing Liquid Notes, the first software assistant for composers, produced by the Vienna company Re-Compose.

Without difficulty, Liquid Notes, the music production tool that assists you with chords, scales, and harmonic movement makes the theory of harmony accessible, pretty much without restriction.

Just import a MIDI file into Liquid Notes and hit play. Liquid Notes routes the MIDI data back to your sequencer, using all software instruments of your original arrangement. The software will not interfere with your style, handwriting, or emotional message. It simply lets you try out new ideas for your compositions within the vast framework of chords and scales. Liquid Notes delivers suggestions, the final outcome is completely up to you.

Re-Compose Liquid Notes
Re-Compose Liquid Notes is now distributed worldwide by Best Service.

Liquid Notes features

  • Multi-track control over chord types, functions, and tensions.
  • Intelligent harmony progression management.
  • LN Live corrects wrong notes as you are playing them.
  • Growing selection of music templates in various styles.
  • Plays through the software instruments of your preferred sequencer.
  • Built-in synthesizers for sequencer-independent operation.
  • Standalone application (stay independent from operating system and sequencer type): No VST, AU or RTAS required *.
  • Works on Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Connects to any sequencer (Cubase, Logic, Live **, Pro Tools, Sonar, etc.).
  • Supports live performance.

Liquid Notes is available from Best Service for MSRP 159 EUR/£139 GBP/$175 USD.

More information: Best Service / Liquid Notes


Best Service releases Forest Kingdom II

Best Service Forest Kingdom II

Best Service has announced Forest Kingdom II, an updated version of the sample library featuring ancient sounds from ancient civilizations.

Forest Kingdom II the sequel to the award winning Best Service sample library Forest Kingdom by Eduardo Tarilonte, creator of “Era”, “Desert Winds” , “Epic World” and many more.
Forest Kingdom II is a unique sample library inspired by Nature. It is the sound of forests and jungles and the sound of Mother Nature in one magic sample library!

Bigger than ever, Forest Kingdom II gives you 300 patches, 430 unique MIDI files and 12.665 individual samples, more than 11 GB of flutes, harps, percussion, fantasy creatures, voices and sonic landscapes.
Never sampled wind instruments recall ancient times, unheard percussion instruments inspire with a deep and authentic ethnic sound.

New in Forest Kingdom II

  • 100 new patches, more than 300 patches now.
  • 7 new amazing wind instruments, some never sampled before.
  • 21 new percussion instruments.
  • A beautiful music box.
  • 300 inspiring and editable performance midi grooves giving you three and a half hours of complete musical inspiration.
  • 130 midi files for percussion instruments.
  • 70 new soundscapes.
  • New enhanced GUI for all patches.

Forest Kingdom II is available to purchase for MSRP 249 EUR/£199 GBP/$269 USD. Existing Forest Kingdom users can upgrade for MSRP 99 EUR/£79 GBP/$109 USD.

More information: Best Service / Forest Kingdom II