BOLDER Sounds has released Button Accordion, a free sampled instrument for Kontakt and EXS24.
The button accordion was multi sampled approximately in minor 3rds. In the photo you see the 2 rows of the melodic buttons (21 of them) and on the bottom you see a set of buttons which create octaves as well as other intervals. Two different notes are produced for each button depending on whether you are moving the bellows in or out (much like a harmonica).
The samples are in 16 bit stereo format (dithered from 24 bit), and the entire sample set is about 25 megabytes.
Download this and other great freebies for Kontakt and EXS from BOLDER Sounds.
Check this Kontakt freebies list for more free instruments for Kontakt.
BOLDER Sounds has released Tibetian Singing Bowls, a 760MB sample library featuring the sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls.
The bowls were struck by a number of items for a wide selection of tone colors. Also included are a few bonus Tingsha Bell samples. The Singing Bowls were “played” hit and also sustained. The sustained samples are what people refer to as “singing” bowls. This sound is created by running the puja stick along the rim of the bowl, similar to the way you can run a wet finger along the edge of a crystal glass and make it “sing”.
Tibetian Singing Bowls features
- 6 Tibetan Singing Bowls, 5.75 to 9.5 inches in diameter.
- 760 MB of 24 bit stereo samples.
- Articulations – Hits, Sustains and Sustain Releases.
- Hit samples are organized in to BRIGHT and SOFT categories.
- NI Kontakt 2 and Apple EXS24 formats
Tibetian Singing Bowls is available for $79.95 USD.
A free demo (20MB, 16-bit samples) is available for download here.
Visit BOLDER Sounds for more information and audio demos.
BOLDER Sounds has released BOB Granular Selections, a sample collection of granular synthesis sounds.
While other forms of synthesis are prevalent in nearly everything we hear these days, Granular, with its ground-breaking algorithms and outlandish DSP capabilties, offers the musician/producer a galactic palette of sounds not previously available.
BOB Granular Selections features
- Selected sound sets from the 600 mb CD ROM Granular Collection.
- Categories included are Metallic, Loops & Hits, Modal Soundscapes, Pads and Abstract Soundscapes.
- Formats: GigaStudio 2, KONTAKT 2, Logic Pro EXS24.
BOB Granular Selections is available for $39.95 USD.
Granular Kitchen is a free sound set, featuring some very ordinary kitchen utensils to create atmospheric sounds with a metallic-wintery flavor.
They include a drain cover, a small pot, a pot top (called pot cover) the top part of a wok, a big spatula used for barbecuing and the bottom portion of a steaming pot.
Visit BOLDER Sounds for more information, audio demos and a link to download Granular Kitchen.