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Patchpool has annonunced the release of Ambient Strings, a sound library for MachFive 3 by MOTU.
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
Cinesamples has announced the release of Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, now featuring all-new seamless 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
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
Cinesamples has announced the release of Tina Guo, a new Artist Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player.
This library offers an exquisitely unique and progressive take on the Acoustic and Electric Cello, as well as the traditional Chinese instrument, the Erhu.
Encapsulating Tina’s ultra-expressive and experimental performance style within a sample library is an undertaking that was accomplished through blurring the lines between music and sound design- a vital element of her music.
The library distinguishes itself from traditional instrument libraries in that the key to unlocking its full potential is through approaching it from the mindset of a producer. An expansive arsenal of innovative sound design and composition tools introduces a multitude of new ways to explore and create fresh sounds that will certainly take your productions to the next level.
The library is available for purchase for $299 USD. Requires Kontakt (Full and Player) 5.3.1 or higher.
More information: Cinesamples / Tina Guo
Karoryfer has announced the release of Karoryfer x bigcat cello, a free cello instrument library in Native Instruments Kontakt and sfz formats.
The Kontakt interface of the Kararyfer x bigcat cello instrument library.
This collaborative release by Karoryfer Lecolds and bigcat instruments is a simple cello sample library which is intended to be flexible and easy to use. The recordings are close-miked, recorded without vibrato, and completely unprocessed, so there’s no pre-baked reverb, compression or EQ. You can shape the sound in whatever way you need to make it work in your mix, which makes this cello especially suited to pop, rock or EDM tracks rather than classical music.
The cellist had just received her master’s degree in cello performance a few days before these samples were recorded, and in addition to interning with an orchestra she regularly performs with a pop/rock string quartet. In her spare time, she enjoys pretending to ride sculptures of penny farthing bicycles (or so it seems from the Kontakt wallpaper).
All notes are sampled every minor third. There are also bonus harmonics slides and percussive noises mapped to the keys above the notes.
The cello library is a free download.
More information: Karoryfer / Karoryfer x bigcat cello
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