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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Cinesamples releases Artist Series Tina Guo library for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced the release of Tina Guo, a new Artist Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player.

Cinesamples Tina Guo

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

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Karoryfer releases Karoryfer x bigcat cello for Kontakt & sfz

Karoryfer has announced the release of Karoryfer x bigcat cello, a free cello instrument library in Native Instruments Kontakt and sfz formats.

Karoryfer x bigcat cello (Kontakt)
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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Cinesamples announces The Tina Guo Sample Library

Cinesamples has announced The Tina Guo Sample Library, an upcoming sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Nearly 2 years in the making, the Library will feature 3 playable instruments: acoustic cello, electric cello, and erhu, as well as loops in multiple genres, full melodic phrases with an integrated phrase-builder, sound design tools, innovative new use of the Kontakt player incorporating granular synthesis, changeable photo “skins” for the interface, and more.

The library will be available from Cinesamples on September 9th, 2014.

More information: Cinesamples

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ThaLoops releases Cello 4 Hip Hop virtual instrument

ThaLoops Cello 4 Hip Hop

ThaLoops has announced the release of Cello 4 Hip Hop, a 1.4 GB virtual instrument for Kontakt and SoundFont, developed for urban music producers.

The cello worth 6k$ was sampled in a top studio using premium mics (A pair of Neumann U-87, Schoeps CMC641 and Blue Custom Microphone), run through a-class preamps.

The instrument includes 861 wav samples of various cello articulations covering 5 velocity layers per note and real trigger release sounds:

  • Detache ( 5 velocity layers per note, polyphonic, vibrato with mod. wheel.)
  • Legato (5 velocity layers per note, vibrato with mod. wheel.)
  • Staccato (5 velocity layers per note.)
  • Pizzicato (5 velocity layers per note.)
  • Authentic Glissandos (octaves on every string C,G,D,A, solo and fifths.)
  • Authentic Trills.

Unlike other virtual cello instruments, Cello 4 Hip Hop is an affordable professional library developed not just for movie scoring producers, but also for musicians who produce in genres such as urban hip hop and pop; strong, suede low end cello sound do not interfere with the powerful 808 layered hip hop kicks.

Compose catchy lead melodies and harmonies and layer modern synthesizers with the natural, edgy cello sound to add richness to your beats.

The Cello 4 Hip Hop library is available in Kontakt and SoundFont formats, priced at $34.95 USD.

More information: ThaLoops / Cello 4 Hip Hop

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