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8Dio releases CAGE Brass Edition for Kontakt

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8Dio CAGE Brass Edition

8Dio Productions has launched CAGE Brass, the second release in the CAGE series of orchestral effects libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

CAGE Brass contains 22GB of deep-sampled orchestral effects. The library is divided into three core sections: French Horns, Trombones and Trumpets.

In addition CAGE Brass contains over 80.000 lines of code and our completely new CAGE Chaos Engine, which not only allows you to control over 1.500 sample parameters, but also allows you to randomize our new rack-FX system. In essence the CAGE Chaos Engine allows you to completely change everything – and we mean EVERYTHING – with a single click.

We highly encourage you to check out our CAGE videos, so you can get an insight how deep the rabbit hole goes on this product line. It is our greatest achievement till date in regards to user interface features and a taking the concept of Aleatoric music to a code level and giving you the ability to mangle EVERYTHING in real-time.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $339 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $399 USD).

More information: 8Dio / CAGE Brass

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Kong Audio launches sale on Chinee Series Big Winds Pack

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Kong Audio has announced a limited sale on its Chinee Series Big Winds Pack bundle.

Chinee Series Big Winds Pack

For a limited time (till Jan 17, 2014), Chinee Series Big Winds Pack, which includes 8 types of instruments (17 recorded instruments in total) can be had with a special promo discount: instead of $338, the whole pack is only $269 (20% off) now!

Not only you get Kong Audio’s flagship product ChineeWinds, you also get the most comprehensive Chinese wind collection on the market. Don’t miss out!

Chinee Series Big Winds Pack features

  • ChineeWinds: Flutes Hors D’oeuvre. Contains 8 different flutes, most importantly different DiZi’s.
  • NanXiao: The Flute of Melancholy.
  • SuoNa: The Stentorian Brass.
  • GuanZi: The Pipe of Tristesse.
  • Sheng: The Mouth Organ of Concord.
  • HuLuSi: The Riveting Bottle Gourds.
  • BaWu: The Free-Reed of China.
  • Xun: Ancient Errie Ocarina.

The sale ends January 17th, 2014.

More information: Kong Audio

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Spitfire releases Low Brass library for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio BML Low Brass

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Low Brass, the fifth instalment in its definitive BML (British Modular Library).

Providing you with the most solid foundations for your orchestral palette, Spitfire’s Low Brass celebrates some of the greatest players on the world stage today.

Recorded in Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through rarefied vintage valve and ribbon mics, via the unique Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps via a Neve 88R desk onto a pristinely maintained Studer 2″ tape machine and digitised via the finest Prism A-Ds. With a huge host of mic positions to choose from alongside mixes from our chief engineer Jake Jackson: Low Brass offers the definitive edition of these instruments:

THE TUBA – Played by Owen Slade one of the most called-upon session musicians in the country, Owen conjures a beautiful lyricism made from pure Chocolate, to monstrous side ripping lows and gentle and warm humorous parps.

THE CONTRABASS TROMBONE – Wagner Strauss and Schoenberg are some composers who put this instrument through its paces, however, Samuel Adler in his book “The Study Of Orchestration” rather flippantly remarked “Since the contrabass trombone taxes the performer so greatly, we advise not to write for the instrument…” Pah to that! London has a handful of fine players and in this library we have the finest.

THE CIMBASSO – Or Verdi Trombone Basso. Until recent times quite a rarefied instrument, now making a come back on many of the big studio picture scores. In it’s lower dynamic range it’s not unlike a Tuba. But it’s not this that we’re looking for with a Cimbasso, for the real character of the instrument is in its upper dynamics and Cuivre style of playing. For therein lies a sound that could have sprung straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.

CIMBASSO A2 – As above but with 2 two different players playing at the same time. Combine the two patches and you have three Verdi trombone bassos!

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £184 GBP for a limited time (regular RRP £245 GBP). Subject to VAT in the EU. Requires full version of Kontakt v4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Spitfire Audio / BML Low Brass

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SampleTekk launches Summer Sale – 50% off

SampleTekk has launched its Summer Sale 2013, offering a 50% discount on its sample libraries for a limited time.

50% off in SampleTekk Summer Sale

Time again for our annual Summer Sale where you can grab multisampled instruments for you Halion, Kontakt, EXS24, Gigastudio sampler with a 50% discount!

Choose between grand pianos, uprights, organs, flutes, organs, brass, harpsichords, choirs, percussion and other instruments.

The sale ends August 8th, 2013.

More information: SampleTekk

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Organic Loops releases Real Brass Vol. 1

Organic Loops Real Brass Vol 1

Organic Loops has launched Real Brass Vol. 1, a collection of real brass instrument loops and scores.

Having played on sessions for Ian Livingstone for some years, trumpeter Hugh Davies started offering the same virtual session service to anyone who needed it under the auspices of Realbrass in March 2011. Since then Realbrass has gone on to provide brass and horn sections on many tracks covering all kinds of media from internet advertising campaigns such as British Airways to major brand TV advertisements such as Mars via independent producers/DJ dance tracks and theatrical productions.

The Collection comes with packed with over 1 GB of material featuring 90 – 126 BPM loops including 60 different arrangements with separate stems of Saxophone, Trumpets and Trombone sorted into accompanying Riff arrangements and Pad (chord) arrangements, both types available in two separate keys allowing complete flexibility when mixing and arranging.

Expect to hear Funky Disco Riffs, Powerful Orchestral Swells, Tight Syncopated Ensembles and Modern Day Fanfares. Real Brass Vol1 also comes complete with a Multi Track MIDI file and all the Scores in a PDF for even more flexibility.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / Real Brass Vol. 1

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EastWest intros Silver Editions of Hollywood Strings & Hollywood Brass

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EastWest has announced the release of Silver Editions of its Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass virtual instruments for Windows and Mac.

The price for these editions is $199 each, which is an incredible bargain given the critical acclaim this series has received, and the fact the Gold and Diamond versions are in wide use by top composers. The Silver editions allow students and those who are on a tight budget or use average computers to work with sound quality and detail only known from movies and professional recordings.

Hollywood Strings is the most detailed string orchestra library available today. Recorded with a live orchestra at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO 1, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were produced, Hollywood Strings offers unprecedented control over sound and performance. This collection of virtual sounds made by co-producers Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen and Emmy Award winning sound engineer Shawn Murphy is a must have compositional tool for serious composers.

Hollywood Brass, also recorded at EASTWEST STUDIO 1 and the second installment in the Hollywood series, is the most powerful, realistic and extensive brass library ever created. Revolutionary fanfare patches are light on computer resources, but offer the most playable and instantly gratifying results on just one midi channel. Especially noteworthy are the articulations which really show how far EASTWEST went to create the ultimate orchestral brass library. Just like the Gold and Diamond editions, Hollywood Brass Silver contains pure Hollywood magic.

The Silver editions allow all musicians to experience superb samples and work on the same level as top professionals. They are a great opportunity to get one’s feet wet before moving on to the larger Gold and Diamond editions to which customers can easily upgrade for the difference in cost and a small upgrade fee of $50 (€40).

  • Diamond editions include all 5 mic positions, includes bow change legato and divisi exclusively and 24-bit samples
  • Gold editions include 1 mic position, all other instruments and articulations except these detailed above and 16-bit samples
  • Silver editions include 1 mic position, with limited instruments and articulations and 16-bit samples

More information: SoundsOnline

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Cinesamples updates CineBrass to v1.5

Cinesamples has updated its CineBrass orchestral brass sample library to version 1.5.

CineBrass is revolutionary in its power and simplicity for recreating the sound of the orchestral brass section. The library was designed by composers, for composers, with direct feedback from the film music community during its development. The result is a brass library that is easy to use, composer-friendly, with unparalleled recording quality.

Changes in CineBrass v1.5

  • New Interface
    • Updated mapping functionality.
    • New mix presets.
    • Built in convolution reverb with Bricasti reverb impulses.
    • Legato Speed Knob & Legato Volume Knob.
    • Dynamic Zoom slider for precision dynamic control.
    • Built-in effects.
    • Round robin and release controls.
  • Improved Legato and Tuning
    • Brand new legato scripting for improved realism.
    • Vastly improved tuning.
  • New Patches
    • Two Horns Ensemble Articulations.
    • Two Horns Ensemble True Legato.
    • Split Patches for each articulation.
    • Trombone Ensemble Harmon Mutes (Pro).
    • Trombone Ensemble Fluttered (Pro).
    • Monster Low Brass Articulations (Pro).
    • Monster Low Brass Scoops (Pro).
    • Monster Low Brass Clusters (Pro).
    • Monster Low Brass FX (Pro).
    • Horns Ensemble fff Sustains and Shorts (Pro).
    • Trumpets Ensemble Sustains and Tenuto (Pro).
    • Split Patches for each articulation (Pro).

The update is a free download for those who purchased prior to March 7th, 2013. New purchases already contain this update.

More information: Cinesamples / CineBrass

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