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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

Aria launches with Cellist, Classical Guitarist & Solo French Horn for Kontakt

Aria has launched with the release of Cellist, Classical Guitarist & Solo French Horn, three virtual instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Aria Cellist

Cellist

Aria’s “Cellist”is a wonderfully sampled solo cello, designed for Kontakt 5 and above, and the first to come of our VST strings. It comes complete with three true dynamic levels, each with up to four round robins, giving a staggering twelve true variations pernote!

On top of this, we have programmed an up-bow, down-bow alternation for as natural a sound to the instrument as possible.

Aria Classical Guitarist

Classical Guitarist

Aria’s “Classical Guitarist”, is a beautifully sampled and hugely diverse classical guitar.

When programming this vst, we decided to work out some sort of system that would let the instrument keep the full natural attack on every sample/note, whilst still allowing the instrument to be played to a tempo comfortably, and without feelings of latency.

The solution was quite a simple one, but it lead to and absolutely brilliant sound.

Aria Solo French Horn

Solo French Horn

Aria’s “Solo French Horn”, is our take on this magnificent orchestral instrument. Most notes with three dynamic layers, each with three round robin recordings for a total of up to nine variations per note for a natural human sound.

You can blend between dynamic layers with the mod wheel to capture the full breadth and dimension of the sound in a single note.

The sample libraries are available to purchase for the introductory price of £15 GBP each (RRP £30 GBP each). A bundle of all three costs £37.50 GBP during the opening sale (RRP £75 GBP).

More information: Aria Sounds

8Dio Productions releases Adagietto ensemble string section for Kontakt

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8Dio Adagietto

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Adagietto, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Adagietto is a compilation of the gorgeous Ensemble Strings from our Adagio Series.

We hand-picked, reprogrammed and polished our favorite ensemble articulations and the end-result is an incredibly flexible, playable and expressive string library. In essence you have the full string ensemble (Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses) all at your finger tips in one patch.

In addition Adagietto contains individual string sections of all patches, so you can isolated each string section when/if needed. The whole thing just works. No hassle.

Adagietto features

  • Full Ensemble String Section.
  • Individual String Sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses.
  • 12.2GB / 18.735 Samples.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System.

Adagietto is available to purchase for the introductory price of $349 USD until February 1st, 2014 (regular $399 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Adagietto

8Dio announces Free Angels, Adagio updates, Adagietto & Zeus Drums

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8Dio has announced the release of Free Angels, updates to Adagio Violins and Adagio Cellos, and the upcoming Adagietto & Zeus Drums instrument libraries.

Hey there fellow sample connoisseur – and welcome to 8Dio’s annual 25 Days of Christmas tradition. We have a rather ambitious lineup this year comprised of new releases, free gifts, essential Adagio updates, artist interviews and a massive surprise.

We are kicking December off with no less then 4 major announcements.

8Dio updates

New at 8Dio

  • Free Angels – Partially created by 100+ sound designers and partially created in-house by 8DIO. A complimentary product added to ANY 8Dio purchase over 50$ made between December 3-25th 2013.
  • Adagio Violins and Cellos 1.5 Free Update – A new three-layered multi-purpose legato system that just works. The system allows you to play with both slur/portamento, medium to fast legato without using key-switches. The design contains three unique legato types that are triggered based on your velocity (Emotional Slur Legato, Village Legato and Instinct Legato). The updates also contain overall fixes to the general legatos – a bunch of minor bug fixes and improved functionality with Apple Logic environment. The Adagio 1.5 updates for Violins and Cellos will be released mid-December and is free for all current Violin, Cello and Adagio Bundle owners.
  • Adagietto and Zeus (coming in December) – Adagietto is a powerful, easy-to-use, full string ensemble set based on 8Dio’s deep-sampled and highly expressive Adagio String Series coming December 16th. Adagietto is the bread-and-butter of Adagio.
    The Zeus Drum Kit is one of the most detailed sampled high-end drum kits ever done utilizing 8Dio’s new custom flow note technology.

More information: 8Dio

Embertone releases Blakus Cello for Kontakt

Embertone Blakus Cello

Embertone has announced the release of Blakus Cello, a virtual cello instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We bring to you the EMBERTONE BLAKUS CELLO, a collaboration with the mighty Blake Robinson, Australian composer/cellist extraordanaire.

We sought Blake out after he released the popular freebie “Pocket Blakus”, and plunged straight into development. The result is a huuuuge set of samples: expressive sustains, visceral harsh attacks, pizzicatos, tremolos… along with a carefully prepared model for sul ponticello and con sordino with scripted legato. This cello will add an expressive edge to your music – and hopefully, add a bit of joy to your music-making life!

Blakus Cello features

  • True legato programming + true Portamento’s + con Sordino + sul Ponticello + pizzicatos.
  • Custom, genius Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
  • 40 NKI files.
  • Nearly 6000 recorded samples.
  • 3 GB installed (16-bit), 5 GB installed (24-bit).
  • Fast download from Amazon S3 using CONTINUATA.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1 Khz / 16 or 24 bit stereo.
  • Kontakt 5 Player Compatible, 32/64-bit, MAC/PC compatible.

Blakus Cello is available to purchase for $120 USD (16-bit) / $125 USD (24-bit).

More information: Embertone / Blakus Cello

Embertone announces Blakus Cello for Kontakt

Embertone Blakus Cello

Embertone has announced Blakus Cello, a virtual cello instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We bring to you the EMBERTONE BLAKUS CELLO, a collaboration with the mighty Blake Robinson, Australian composer/cellist extraordanaire.

We sought Blake out after he released the popular freebie “Pocket Blakus”, and plunged straight into development. The result is a huuuuge set of samples: expressive sustains, visceral harsh attacks, pizzicatos, tremolos… along with a carefully prepared model for sul ponticello and con sordino with scripted legato.

This cello will add an expressive edge to your music – and hopefully, add a bit of joy to your music-making life!

Blakus Cello features

  • Expressive, beastly cello.
  • “True” legato bow changes and slurs.
  • Pizz, Trem, Sul Pont, Sordino.
  • Full vibrato control.
  • Emotional, immediate and harsh sustains.
  • Individual product watermarking.
  • Made for the free Kontakt 5 Player.
  • 5500+ unique samples.
  • Speed-controlled portamentos.
  • Staccatos with CC speed control.
  • Bow noise control.
  • Custom-scripted ENSEMBLE mode.
  • Presets for tablet control via Touch OSC.

The Blakus Cello will be released in early November, 2013, priced at $120 USD.

More information: Embertone / Blakus Cello

Embertone releases Intimate Strings Lite: Solo Cello for Kontakt

Embertone has recently released Intimate Strings Lite: Solo Cello, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Solo Cello

Our free Solo Cello was created for our Facebook community – it’s an octave + of a slurred solo cello with controllable mic positions.

Although the instrument is lightweight, don’t be fooled – it has many of the same expressive capabilities as our solo violin, “Friedlander”, because it’s powered with many of the same sampling techniques.

Solo Cello features

  • Solo cello – TRUE Slurred Legato.
  • 3 Mic Positions recorded 24/96.
  • 1 Octave Range (1.5 Stretched).
  • Controllable vibrato and dynamics.
  • Additional bonus patches.
  • Full Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.

The Solo Cello library is available to Embertone Facebook fans.

More information: Embertone / Solo Cello

Blakus updates free pocketBlakus solo cello for Kontakt to v1.6

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Blakus has updated the pocketBlakus solo cello sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt to version 1.6.

pocketBlakus is a sampled, expressive solo cello virtual instrument for Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher (v.1.6). There is also a version available for HALion (v.1.5).

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Changes in pocketBlakus v1.6 (Kontakt)

  • Completely new GUI (graphical user interface), where you can adjust settings for Attack, Release, Noises Vol & Amount (finger noises), Round Robin (Cycle and Random), Legato / Polyphonic wwitch, Legato Preset, Velocity Curve, and Credits.
  • Legato improvement with smoother legato transitions in the L-Legato preset, and simulated portamento transitions for both L-Legato and B-Legato presets were added.
  • Additional release samples for both dynamic layers, fixed the issue with release samples triggering on note beginnings. Release samples are not triggered after the samples naturally end anymore, so you don’t hear the “release noise” twice. The attack of Release Samples is affected by CC1 position, so they start smoother when you release a quieter note with low CC1 position.
  • Keyboard Colors: unused keys are black, the keys of the cello range are blue and the keyswitches are yellow.
  • Keyswitch notes are one octave higher, so they don’t interfere with the (hopefully extending) cello range.
    • C6 – Switch between Legato and Polyphonic mode
    • D6 – Switch between L-Legato and B-Legato preset
    • E6 – Turn on/off Round Robin script
  • CC1 (Mod wheel) Default Value of CC1 changed from 0 to 127, so when you load a patch, you don’t have to move CC1 up to hear the cello in it’s full volume.

The pocketBlakus is available to download for Kontakt and HALion at no charge.

More information: pocketBlakus