Steinberg has announced the release of Metronomic Cinema, the second expansion pack for the virtual drum workstation Groove Agent 4, and its condensed version Groove Agent SE 4, featuring acoustic, electronic and percussive drum kits specifically designed for movie scores.
Metronomic Cinema comprises thirty first-class kits and over 750 samples that are entirely new to the world of Groove Agent. Adding both recorded acoustic drums and the latest electronic sounds to one’s library provides a wealth of percussive and tonal elements covering ambient, heavy and epic styles.
Product marketing manager Matthias Quellmann commented: “This is a nod to the composers who use Groove Agent for big-picture scoring and enjoy unique percussive sounds to round out their instrumental palette.”
Metronomic Cinema features
- 30 production kits across dozens of presets, inspired by contemporary motion picture soundtracks.
- Hundreds of acoustic and electronic sounds covering ambient, heavy and epic styles.
- Exclusive, meticulously recorded acoustic samples including drum kits, percussion, FX and melodic sounds.
Metronomic Cinema for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 is available for purchase for 39.99 EUR, including German VAT.
More information: Steinberg / Metronomic Cinema
Sample Logic has announced the release of XOSPHERE, a new virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt for creating atmospheres.
After years of honing the art of atmosphere creation, Sample Logic now brings you the most powerful atmosphere creation tool ever invented – XOSPHERE. Inspired by the principles of synthesis and sampling, XOSPHERE redefines how atmospheres are designed, implemented, and morphed to fit all genres of music and sound design.
This product provides advanced tools to simultaneously morph up to 8 unique atmospheres running through 4 morph module oscillators. At the heart of this is Sample Logic’s newest inventions, the Morph Knob and Morph Animator, which allow for seamless morphing between 2 atmospheres. Building upon the great success of the Step Animator and FX Animator from ARPOLOGY and CINEMATIC KEYS, this new user interface is Sample Logic’s most progressive design yet.
Combining animation with psychoacoustic sampling and hybrid synthesis, XOSPHERE is the last atmosphere tool you will ever need.
- Over 350 Atmospheres delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
- 2 Atmospheres per Morph Module Oscillator with 100,000+ possible combinations of atmospheres per oscillator.
- 275 Morph Module Oscillator factory presets.
- 4 Morph Module Oscillators per instrument.
- 275+ Factory instrument presets containing a mixture of 2-4 oscillators per instrument preset.
- 5.25 GB sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression
- Requires Kontakt 5 Player (Free) or Retail version (sold separately) Version 5.3.1 or higher.
XOSPHERE is available for pre-order for $249.99 USD until November 20th, 2014 (regular $299.99 USD).
More information: Sample Logic / XOSPHERE
Bluezone Corporation has announced the release of Exosuit – Hybrid Exoskeleton Sound Effects, a new sound design library offering 250+ samples for cinematic and video game productions.
An intense sound morphing feature : this robot suit sample pack was created with meticulously sampled sources and twisted using complex synthesis techniques. This highly specialized sample creation generates a rich and phat sound, offering a large variety of elements to create epic fight sequences and mech battle scenes.
Exosuit contains a large number of armored sound FX ready to use. Inside this turbocharged bio-suit you will find an arsenal of mechanized pieces of equipment noises and mechanical sequences. Also included are sampled organic sounds, metallic impacts, chain sounds, pneumatic and hissing air sounds, whooshes, explosions, electric arcs and surges and diverse ranges of alien weapons ( grenade launcher, a variant of the ARC Gun and missiles ). In order to give you ready-to-use sounds for your productions, all samples are royalty-free for all your commercial projects.
The sound library is available for purchase for 28.95 EUR.
More information: Bluezone / Exosuit
Time+Space has announced the release of Impulse, a cinematic guitars sample library by Big Fish Audio.
This massive 5.5 GB collection (2.3 GB of 24-bit WAV files) of cinematic guitars is the new choice for documentaries, commercials, video games, film trailers, TV, sound design and contemporary Cinematic music. Whether you’re wanting some atmospheric guitar pads for your documentary, needing some dramatic chime guitars to add to a commercial spot or have to have some ethnic koto ukulele for your next video game score; this library has got you completely covered!
Impulse contains 15 kits packed full of 100% real acoustic, electric and ethnic guitars. Each and every kit contains multiple unique guitars with styles including gorgeous chime guitars, luscious ukuleles, shimmery ambient guitars, baritone guitars, haunting resonator guitars, chilling acoustic slide guitars, banjos, tremolo guitars, rhythmic pulse guitars, swells guitars and so many more. As part of the Textured Series, each and every kit also contains multiple song sections (Verse, Chorus, Bridge/Breakdown, Turnaround and Outro) allowing for virtually unlimited options; giving you everything you need to tweak to your hearts content.
Impulse: Cinematic Guitar Series comes in the following formats: Multi-Format (Apple Loops, REX, WAV, RMX, Acid and DAW Sessions) and KLI (Kontakt 4 and 5 Instrument). Feed the inner fire and let the emotional conviction of the Cinematic Guitar Series spark your creative flames and inject your tracks with the raw emotional and epic power of today’s hottest Cinematic music.
Impulse is available from Time+Space in multi-format and Kontakt format for £58.95 GBP/75.95 EUR.
More information: Time+Space
ProjectSAM has launched Orchestral Essentials 2, an instrument library for NI Kontakt featuring brand-new selections from the acclaimed ProjectSAM product catalog.
The Orchestral Essentials series captures the essence of the ProjectSAM experience: an inspiring collection of sounds taken from our extensive, cinematic product catalog.
This volume expands your Orchestral Essentials template with brand-new selections from the ProjectSAM catalog, including the Symphobia series, the True Strike series and our other libraries, all re-designed and streamlined to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept.
Orchestral Essentials 2 features
- Brand-new selection taken from the acclaimed ProjectSAM catalog.
- Beautifully orchestrated full orchestra articulations.
- New strings, brass and wind ensemble articulations.
- 5 New legato instruments featuring real note-to-note transitions.
- Full choir articulations.
- New epic drum sounds and other percussion.
- Intimate concert piano.
- New Dystopia sound design.
- Inspiring and thematic Multis.
- Does not include Orchestral Essentials 1 content: all-new sounds.
- Orchestral Essentials 1 license is not required: works stand-alone.
- Available as Direct Download and on boxed USB stick.
Orchestral Essentials 2 is available for purchase for 299 EUR/$399 USD. Orchestral Essentials 1 is now also available at this price. The Orchestral Essentials Pack with both volumes is 575 EUR/$759 USD.
More information: ProjectSAM / Orchestral Essentials 2
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