Bolder Sounds has released Crystal Glasses V3 for Kontakt, introducing enhanced KSP scripting by Bo Clausen.
The Crystal Glasses is a project I began in 2007. I worked on it sporadically over 3 years. Bolder Sounds already has a very popular sound set entitled Crystal Glasses and Meditation Bowls. So – why create another? The crystals recorded in that library date back to the mid 1990’s when 16 bit mono samples was the standard format (the Meditation Bowls were sampled at a later date in stereo). Also – the idea of recording these crystal glasses as a group of glasses opened up the door to different sound design opportunities. This newer Crystal library features 24-bit stereo samples, round-robin sampling, numerous articulations and Kontakt scripting galore.
Crystal Glasses V3 features
The ability to save and recall up to six Presets per Preset drop-down Menu.
11 Preset drop-down Menus – Layer, LFO, Filter, EQ, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Rotator, Delay, Space and Reverb Presets .
An advanced Pitch Wheel control where a user has independent Up/Down controls and a special setting that only bends the last played note.
Freely assignable Key-Switches for all the Layer buttons.
Humanize randomization of Timing, Tuning and Velocity.
A Key Switch Page enabling the user assign which key will trigger the various Key Switches.
Many example Kontakt instruments that demonstrate the wide range of sound sculpting possibilities.
The library is available for the introductory price of $39 USD until November 1st, 2014.
VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on Harmoniums of the Opera, offering a 30% discount on the harmonium instrument library by Bolder Sounds.
Harmoniums of the Opera is a 630 MB sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4. This unique sample library features two rare and contrasting harmoniums – an electric harmonium owned by the Metropolitan Opera and a acoustic foot pumped harmonium owned by the Juilliard School, both located at Lincoln Center in New York City.
On both the harmoniums in this library, you can save banks of presets of your own creation for the effect panels which include Space IR, EQ, Chorus, Flange, Rotater, and Delay. For more detailed information, please download the .pdf manual at the bottom of this page, also be sure to watch the video demos made for each harmonium.
Harmoniums of the Opera features
630 MB in size
Perfect for a wide range of music genres.
Two rare and constrasting harmoniums.
Electric harmonium and foot pumped harmonium.
Save banks of presets of your own creation for the effect panels which include Space IR, EQ, Chorus, Flange, Rotater, and Delay.
Unusual and unique instruments that will make your music stand out.
Both EXS and Kontakt versions available.
The library is available from VST Buzz for £25.99 GBP until October 21st, 2014.
Bolder Sounds has released Guitarron, a Guitarron instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Guitarron is a 6 stringed fretless bass instrument that is commonly played in octaves in traditional Mariachi music. It has also been employed on recordings by rock-pop artists as Jackson Browne (Linda Paloma), Linda Ronstadt (Canciones de mi Padre) and the Eagles (Hotel California). It is the instrument that inspired Ernie Ball to create the Acoustic Bass guitar in 1972.
Samples recorded with a microphone and a contact pickup, each sound source type has 3 x Round Robin and 3 velocity layers. Harmonic samples are also recorded for both mic. and contact pickup.
VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on the Bluegrass Banjo Kontakt sample library by Bolder Sounds.
Bluegrass Banjo by BolderSounds is a 5 string banjo owned and played banjo wizard Chris Elliot.
This instrument has the classic warm tone associated with pre-war banjos with plenty of punch to cut through a mix. Even though this library is called a Bluegrass sample library, you will find it to be quite flexible across many different musical genres. Recorded with 5 round-robins on each of the 5 strings, strings 5 round-robins for each of the 5 strings of the banjo, strings 1 through 4 were sampled chromatically up to the 17th fret and the first string was sampled up to the 22nd fret.
Bluegrass Banjo requires the full version of Kontakt 4 or above and is 1.5 GB uncompressed.
The sample library is available from VST Buzz for $42 USD until June 18th, 2013 (regular $60 USD).
Bolder Sounds has released Bluegrass Banjo, a new 1.5 GB sample library for NI Kontakt 4+ and Apple EXS24.
Both versions of this library give extensive control over the left hand fingering style of the banjo.
The Kontakt version uses a KSP string algorithm which allows the user to choose between playing in a specified position or to play on a particular string only. Also included in the Kontakt version is the ability to select articulations via velocity rather than the default key switches if desired.
On the EXS24 version, numerous banjo maps are offered which emphasize the span of a particular strings samples, as well as a separate components folder with each banjo string mapped to its full sampled length. Both the Kontakt and EXS libraries have an instrument created for use with a MIDI guitar controller.
Bluegrass Banjo features
5 round-robins for each of the 5 strings of the banjo. Strings 1 through 4 were sampled chromatically up to the 17th fret. The first string was sampled up to the 22nd fret.
Various articulations: Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs, Half and Whole step Slides as well as Harmonics. All with 2 x independent round-robins per key.
Freely assignable Key-Switches for Fret Positions and String Imposes. Articulations may also be triggered via velocity instead of key switches. A new fret algorithm automatically selects the correct fret according to the played note (Kontakt only).
A very advanced Pitch Bend control (Kontakt only).
Major, minor and diminished chords in 3 voicings (low, mid and high), short and long articulations with 2 x round-robins per chord.
REX format banjo rolls (arpeggios) in 3/4 and 4/4 time. Major, minor and diminished rolls recorded in the most common banjo keys.
The rolls (arpeggios) can be played in any key you like, in the Kontakt “Rolls” patches (Kontakt only).
Bluegrass Banjo costs $59.95 USD (Kontakt) / $49.95 USD (EXS24), with introductory prices of $40 and $33.50 respectively, available until January 15th, 2013.
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