Rhythmic Robot releases Lorenzo & Busker for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has announced Lorenzo, a vintage reed organ instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Rhythmic Robot Lorenzo

We have a bit of a soft spot for reed organs. They can add an instant blanket of breathing, organic warmth to a track. Their tuning’s never perfectly stable. The reeds are never quite in sync. The fan noise adds a dash of high-frequency texture to each note. Overall, we can’t get enough of them.

The Lorenzo is a compact four-octave reed organ. No chord accompaniment buttons; no tone controls; just keys and reeds and a fan breathing air over them. So it only does one thing, but the sound it makes it just fantastic.

Lorenzo features

  • Rich, vintage reed organ tone.
  • Individual control over key on and key off samples, randomised for authenticity.
  • Vintage attack captures the original characteristic sound of the reeds; Clean attack gives a snappier, modern sound.
  • Tremolo, rotary and two types of distortion.
  • Tilt EQ to tailor the tone.
  • Separately adjustable fan noise.

Lorenzo for Kontakt is available for the introductory price of £4.95 GBP (regular £5.95 GBP).

Rhythmic Robot has also recently released its Busker percussion library.

Rhythmic Robot Busker

Busker takes its inspiration from those blond-dreadlocked chaps on street corners, and aims to put the smell of old sweat and weed into your DAW courtesy of some street-vibe percussion: cajon, knee-snare, foot stomp, and two kinds of tambourines.

Tambourines in particular always sound kind of anodyne in the big sample libraries; these are warts-and-all wonders of realism, with shakes, rolls, hits and many many randomised round-robins to add natural variation.

Busker features

  • Everything you need to add some hippie street vibe to your tracks.
  • Foot stomp, Cajon, portable wire Knee Snare, and two kinds of Tambourine.
  • Multiple round-robins and velocity layers for organic variation.
  • Hit things with hands or sticks and beaters.
  • “Street” knob adds instant trashy grunge for a more sweat-stained feel.

Busker for Kontakt is available for the introductory price of £5.95 GBP (regular £9.95 GBP).

More information: Rhythmic Robot

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Wave Alchemy releases Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2

Wave Alchemy Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2

Wave Alchemy has launched Afro-Latin Percussion Volume 2, a collection of authentic Afro-Latin percussion ensembles, powerful tribal rhythms, expressive fills and intricate solo percussion performances.

Afro-Latin percussion Volume 2 offers an exciting collection of acoustic percussion loops, drum hits and mixed percussive ensembles, perfect for adding excitement and energy to pre-programmed drum tracks or layering with one-shot drums to create unique and organic percussion grooves.

Whilst Volume 1 focused on ‘light’ percussion instruments, Volume 2 focuses on ‘drum heavy’ Afro- Caribbean and Latin American percussion instruments including; multiple congas, quinto and tumba drums, djembe, bongos, cajon, mini-timbales and timbales.

Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2 features

  • 516 acoustic percussion loops and single hits (24bit)
    • 380 raw authentic Afro-Latin percussion loops and fills, carefully recorded at 126 BPM using a well thought-out selection of high-end microphones and pre-amps.
    • 316 time-corrected percussion loops – carefully created by editing the ‘raw’ percussion loops and performances.
    • 136 one-shot percussion hits and FX samples, recorded completely dry, leaving adequate headroom for post processing.
  • 316 REX2 loops.
  • 5 sampler patches/kits for Battery, Kontakt, NN-XT and SFZ.
  • 100% royalty-free.

The sample library is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2

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Luxonix releases Cajon free for Kontakt & SoundFont

Luxonix Cajon Free

Luxonix has launched Cajon free, a virtual cajon percussion instrument.

A cajon is box-shaped percussion instrument, played by slapping the front or rear faces with hands, fingers, or brushes. We sampled cajon for Kontakt library. Our product is not limited acoustic, can be widely used to your various music genre.

Cajon free is for Kontakt and SoundFont. Kontakt format is for Kontakt users. SoundFont format is for SoundFont players, EXS24, HALion, NN-XT, etc.

Cajon free features

  • 4 Velocity Layered.
  • 4 Round Robin.
  • 1 .NKI Kontakt instrument presets for Kontakt 5.
  • 72 samples.
  • 24 bit / 44.1 kHz .NCW format samples (Lossless compression).
  • About 5 MB installed.
  • Not included Mixer UI.
  • Not included cinematic presets.

Cajon free for Kontakt is available to download now, the full version will be available to purchase soon. The SoundFont version is a simplified version of the virtual instrument.

More information: Luxonix / Cajon free

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Wavesfactory releases W-Cajon sample library

Wavesfactory W-Cajon

Wavesfactory has announced the release of W-Cajon, a sample library for Kontakt and EXS24.

The cajón is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front face (generally thin plywood) with the hands.

We have recorded 2 cajons with 3 mics: stereo pair in front of the instrument and a mono mic in the back to better get the bass tone. Both played with hand and brushes.

W-Cajon features

  • 2 cajons with 10 round robin, 6 velocity layers.
  • Left and right samples.
  • 1200 samples, WAV files | 44.1 KHz, 24 bits.
  • Played by hands and brushes.
  • Stroke, bass and snap articulations.
  • Real mix mode.
  • Volume, pan and tune of each mic.
  • Premium mics, preamps and converters.
  • 490 MB installed.

The sound library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / W-Cajon

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Acousticsamples releases WoodBox, virtual cajón instrument

Acousticsamples WoodBox

Acousticsamples has released WoodBox, a sampled cajón instrument library for Windows and Mac.

After TheBox, we wanted to extend the cajon family so here is WoodBox, a regular sized cajon.

WoodBox features

  • WoodBox is a regular-sized cajón recorded at 88.2Khz/24bits resampled to 44.1Khz/24bits.
  • 600MB of stereo samples, 3040 samples, no loops.
  • Right hand/left hand samples.
  • Two microphone positions, a pair in front of the cajon and another behind it to capture more bass.
  • 16 different hit positions to reflect the full possibilities of the instrument.
  • About 15 velocity layers per position, 8 round robins.
  • Adjustable mapping, you can assign any element to any key reallyquickly (Kontakt).
  • Customizable sensitivity (Kontakt).
  • The Midi percussion parts of the demos are included to help you understand how to play it.
  • Available for Kontakt 2 or higher and ASPlayer (VST/AU).

WoodBox is available to purchase as a download for 19 EUR / $23 USD.

More information: Acousticsamples / WoodBox

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