8Dio releases Solo Cello Designer for Kontakt

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8Dio Solo Cello Designer

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Solo Cello Designer, a Kontakt instrument library featuring a collection of over 1,800 phrases.

The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic Solo Cello by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo cello performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo cello libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform. We call this concept, deep phrase-sampling.

SOLO CELLO DESIGNER comes with a variety of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs. The pitch-control is not affected by tempo, so by controlling pitch, time-stretching/compression and sample offset you can essentially adapt the phrase to match the pitch and tempo of your composition.

In addition we added a variety of other features. You can control the dynamics, attack and releases of each sample. You can control the EQ (high, mids and lows), Gates and Filter. You can also control a variety of FX directly from the keyboard, including bit-resolution, delay, reverb, distortion, rotator and we added a beefy collection of custom convolution reverbs.

The library is available for purchase for $149 USD.

More information: 8Dio / Solo Cello Designer

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Best Service announces Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II & Emotional Cello

Best Service has introduced Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II and Emotional Cello, 5 new libraries announced at NAMM.

Voyager Drums — Power-Drums by the maker of “Artist-Drums”.

Best Service Voyager Drums

Voyager Drums brings you two Power Drum Kits, recorded and edited by the maker of “Artist-Drums” and “Artist Grooves”.

The punchy and powerful sound is perfect for your Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk productions. 360 MIDI Grooves for instant use are included.

Voyager Drums is available to pre-order for 79 EUR (regular 99 EUR). It will be available mid February 2015.

TITAN 2 — the biggest and most extensive Synthesizer Sound Collection of all times!

Best Service TITAN 2

24GB in size (78GB uncompressed) 10.000 multi samples, 200.000 single samples cover 244 of the greates classic analog and digital synths, workstations and the biggest modular systems as well as every recent trendy software synthesizer on the market.

Key focus was to preserve the unique sound character of the originals and to additianally give you the possibility to model completely new soundscapes never heard before.

TITAN 2 as well as the upgrade from TITAN (1) will be available from end of February 2015.

Klanghaus 2 — Collection of unique instruments, Grooves and Loops

Best Service Klanghaus 2

With your KLANGHAUS 2 virtual instrument you have access to a collection of unique instruments, invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch.
We recorded these instruments with best care and attention and then spent hundreds of hours to map them according to Ferdinand Foersch´s ideas and visions.

The result is a new instrument with lots of surprising sounds, divided in different categories. All rhythmical sequences are midi based and therefore adjust seamlessly to your sequencers speed. Also the midi input for the rhythmical sequences is quantized to “the next beat” for additional timing accuracy.

Klanghaus 2 will be available mid February 2015. An upgrade for users of Klanghaus (1) will be available at 19 EUR. All customers who have registered Klanghaus 1 from January 10th 2015 will receive the upgrade for free.

ERA II – Medieval Legends — Huge Set of historical instruments

Best Service ERA II

ERA II is a unique sample library featuring a huge set of historical instruments. All you have been waiting for your Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy musical producti on in one virtual instrument.

Eduardo Tarilontes ERA II will follow the successful path of its predecessor and give you the best Medieval Instruments available in a virtual environment. With now more than 70 Instruments (25 new ones), more soundscapes, singers and a greatly enhanced user interface, this library is a must have, not only for all film and game composers.

Plucked, wind, reed, bowed, keyed and percussion multi sampled instruments, voices and an inspiring collecti on of magical soundscapes will push your music to the next level.

ERA II will be released by the end of March 2015. An Upgrade for users of Era will be available.

Emotional Cello — Virtual Cello for classic and cinematic use

Emotional Cello the new Kontakt Player instrument by Harmonic Subtones brings you a powerful and touching sound, which was recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressive dynamics of a real player.

Best Service Emotional Cello

Emotional Cello has been designed to be applicable for classical settings as well as contemporary musical styles.

Intelligent scripting and 16 different articulations within the master patch make this true-legato-instrument extraordinary versatile. Two additional master patches cover Sul Ponticello and Harmonic articulations.

Emotional Cello also includes rather unusual articulations like sul ponticello – legato, harmonics – legato, morbid sustain, riccochet or the Bach bow. A special effect section with a Cello body percussion and some weird effects make this instrument complete.

Emotional Cello will be released mid March 2015.

More information: Best Service

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Patchpool releases Ambient Strings for MachFive 3

Patchpool has annonunced the release of Ambient Strings, a sound library for MachFive 3 by MOTU.

Patchpool Ambient Strings

Ambient Strings focusses on atmospheric sounds and textures derived from string instruments like cello, violin (electric and acoustic), electric and acoustic guitars, psaltery (ebowed, plucked and bowed) and oud.

The patches combine textural sounds, multisampled acoustic instruments and more exotic instrument articulations with electronic textures all derived from the dry instrument samples to create wonderful, ethereal, dark and mysterious sound worlds. Expressive multisampled instruments, temposynced instrument sequences and morphable soloistic phrases are also included in this library.

16 patches patches/instruments have scripted interfaces for extended sound manipulation, a snapshot system especially developed for this library allows the user to save and recall 5 snapshots, or recall the 5 snapshots programmed into the patches by default. So on top of the 75 patches this library ships with another 64 snapshot variations.

Ambient Strings features

  • 3.35 GB of original samples (wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit), 6 impulse responses, 4 single cycles, a small fraction of samples was borrowed from other patchpool libraries.
  • 75 patches (including 3 low CPU variations) plus 64 snapshot variations inside the scripted patches, combining all synthesis forms available in MachFive 3.
  • All non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few also use Aftertouch.

The sound library is available for purchase for 68 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Ambient Strings

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Cinesamples releases Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced the release of Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, now featuring all-new seamless legato.

Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato

First introduced as an addition to our Artist Series: Tina Guo sound design library, the Acoustic Cello Legato patch is now available for individual purchase by popular demand!

Featuring a brand new approach to legato programming, dubbed Seamless Legato, Tina’s expressive solo acoustic cello performance was captured at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios and brought to you in the form of an accessible and intuitive legato patch. Tina’s signature sustain sound will easily blend within your string ensemble compositions as a featured instrument, and bring a fresh voice to your section.

Upon purchase of this patch, you will receive a coupon for $99 off the complete Artist Series: Tina Guo sound library as well, if you choose to expand your Tina Guo sound palette tenfold!

Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato is available for purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Cinesamples / Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato

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Spitfire launches Igneous electric cello by Peter Gregson

Spitfire Audio Igneous

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Peter Gregson’s Igneous, an electric cello instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Centred around a sophisticated virtual instrument recorded at 3 dynamic layers and 3 bowing positions with a host of “artisan” articulations, and many additional techniques, Spitfire believe they have encapsulated the very soul that is the searing talent of Electric Cellist, Peter Gregson. With a whole host of experimental techniques pumped through the most extraordinary signal paths, we feel the 7 month adventure that is Igenous is the perfect introduction into the inspiring, fiery and searing world of the electrified cello.

Deep sampled in three different bowing positions multiple dynamic, vibrato layers and playing styles. A host of experimental signal paths and additional techniques and phrases. Peter Gregson’s ‘Igneous’ has to be the most definitive and deeply sampled instrument of it’s type with the quality, verve and taste bar that sets Spitfire aside from it’s peers.

The library is available for the introductory price of £74 until October 1st, 2014 (RRP £99 GB).

More information: Spitfire / Igneous

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