Audiority has announced Omnisphere Cinematic II, a new sound library for the Omnisphere virtual instrument by Spectrasonics.
Omnisphere Cinematic II is the sequel of our bestseller Omnisphere Cinematic, featuring 100 new modern presets designed for Dark Ambient, Film, Soundtrack and Underscore.
Omnisphere Cinematic II features
- 26 Arp + Rhythm.
- 5 Drums.
- 10 Impact + Hits.
- 10 Oneshot Hits (Risers + Whooshes).
- 10 Synth Bass.
- 33 Pads + Textures.
- 6 Keyboards.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 12 EUR until February 18th, 2014 (regular 18 EUR). Requires Spectrasonics Omnisphere 1.5.7d or higher, full version.
Previous owners of Omnisphere TOTAL Bundle, Hybrid Composer Bundle and Hybrid Composer Bundle Extended who purchased the bundles before January 2014 can upgrade for a special price.
More information: Audiority / Omnisphere Cinematic II
Heavyocity has released DM-307 – Modern Groove Designer, a Kontakt Player sample library.
The DM-307 Modern Groove Designer for Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
Heavyocity’s DM-307 is a highly-stylized collection of modular synth drums, live percussion, and processed classic analog drum machines. With more than 3,600 unique sounds and loops housed in 1500+ presets, DM-307 introduces innovative ways to quickly and easily create production-ready beats in a variety of contemporary styles; including electronic, hip hop, industrial, ethnic and cinematic.
In addition to the kits and loops, DM-307 showcases 300+ signature multis, allowing users to tweak beats created by Heavyocity and some of today’s top DJ/producers: Kaiserdisco, Martin Eyerer, Mendo, Pirupa and Uner; and notable cinematic composers: Joe Trapanese, Jason Graves and Kevin Riepl.
The library is available to purchase for $299 USD. Owners of other Heavyocity products (or Komplete 8/9) can get a $20 USD discount through February 25th, 2014, by entering their registered serial at checkout.
More information: Heavyocity / DM-307 – Modern Groove Designer
Equinox Sounds has launched Total Midi: Ambient & Chillout, a bundle of MIDI loops from previously released packs.
‘Total MIDI: Ambient & Chillout’ from Equinox Sounds features their best ten MIDI collections for creating Ambient, Chillout and Downtempo music into one bundle.
You’ll get a total of 40 MIDI Construction Kits and 198 MIDI loops. All phrases are 100% royalty-free and ready to be assigned to your favourite synth or sampler in your personal and commercial productions.
All of these MIDI Construction Kits and MIDI loops are suitable for Ambient, Cinematic, Downtempo and Soundtrack composers searching for some melodic inspiration.
The MIDI bundle pack is available to purchase for $34.95 USD.
More information: Equinox Sounds / Total Midi: Ambient & Chillout
Corin Neff has announced the release of Project Xebra, a soundset for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Project Xebra is a collection of experimental soundscapes, bizarre percussion, and glitchy, gritty, cinematic sequences.
To boot, it’s got some bread-and-butter synth patches, some experimental basses, a few mallet sounds, and some nature based soundscapes that are quite complimentary to the rest of the collection.
Project Xebra features
- 102 patches for u-he Zebra.
- Includes 6 Animal soundscapes, 12 Basses, 12 Drums, 4 Mallets, 24 Sequences, 32 Soundscapes, 12 Synths.
- Requires Zebra 2.7.0 or higher.
The soundset is available to purchase for $20 USD.
More information: Corin Neff / Project Xebra
Taleweaver Orchestra has announced Ancient Heavy Boxes, a cinematic percussion library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.
What is so special about this library? Ten cardboard-boxes have been recorded in different positions and styles. We used sticks, brushes and hammers. We hit, scratched and smashed them. And after recording over 5.000 samples we chose 2.500 to be the best so we can come up with 15 unique patches:
- Bass Drum 1 & 2
- Brushed Boxes 1 – 6
- Paper Djembe
- Taikos 1 – 3
- Tom Drums 1 – 3
Boxes? Made of paper? Hit with drumsticks?!
Yeah, we know how crazy that sounds. But recorded in the right way they really sound fantastic! We found out that paperboxes have a special unique sound that can give some very interesting edge to a track.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 28.80 EUR until February 28th, 2014 (regular 42 EUR).
More information: Taleweaver Orchestra
Patchpool has announced the release of Sonic Cinema for HALion 5, a sound library featuring cinematic soundscapes, evocative pads and musical textures designed for producing epic soundtracks, ambient music and anything that needs inspiring sonic ingredients beyond the ordinary.
Sonic Cinema also contains dark cinematic brass instruments made with/derived from sampled instruments like the sousaphone, trombone, euphonium and french horn which were exclusively multisampled for this library, mainly in a dry studio environment. Some of the french horn recordings were conducted in a church.
Then there are also sounds in this library made with/derived from a multisampled acoustic guitar played with an electric bow and you will find some beautiful and otherworldly chime and glass sounds. Scraped Tamtam sounds add another mysterious dimension to this sound collection. Some playful and complex sequencers as well as some metal impact sounds derived from field recordings complete the sonic picture.
The 92 patches combine HALions outstanding granular engine, the normal sampling mode and the very versatile synth module. Eight Macros and the Modwheel are programmed for each preset which enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds, many patches also use Aftertouch, Sphere-modulation and keyswitches. FlexPhrasers and Trigger Pads were used to create the arp and sequencer patches.
The library is available to purchase for 59 EUR. Full version of HALion 5 is required.
More information: Patchpool / Sonic Cinema for HALion 5
Sample Logic has announced HAVOC, a new cinematic percussive instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
HAVOC is the ultimate cinematic percussive suite of over 850 instruments and multis that will transform the tools of your trade. The HAVOC sample collection has been derived from hundreds of industrial machines, farm tools, and everyday auto body parts and gears, all recorded in a massive multi-car garage.
Each sample was recorded, processed, manipulated, morphed and then programmed creatively utilizing Sample Logic’s award-winning user interface controls. Geared for film, TV, game composers, and sound designers, HAVOC takes cinematic percussion to an entirely new level.
- Over 850 Instruments and Multis delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
- Just over 5GB of sample content resulting in a 2.4 GB sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression.
- Native 64-bit support.
Havoc is available to pre-order for $249.99 USD (MSRP $299.99 USD). The library will be released on February 3rd, 2014.
More information: Sample Logic / HAVOC
Equinox Sounds has launched the Ambient & Cinematic MIDI Kits and Complete Chillout & Lounge MIDI, two bundles featuring previously released MIDI packs.
‘Ambient & Cinematic MIDI Kits Bundle (Vols 1-3)’ combines the three most popular Equinox Sounds Ambient and Cinematic MIDI Construction Kits collections into one bundle. You’ll get a total of 15 fantastic lush and deep Ambient/Cinematic Construction Kits in MIDI format suitable for Ambient, Cinematic, Soundtrack and TV composers searching for some melodic inspiration.
‘Complete Chillout & Lounge MIDI Bundle’ combines the three most popular Equinox Sounds MIDI collections for creating a wide variety of music styles such as Chillout, Lounge and Deep House into one bundle. You’ll get a total of ten Construction Kits in MIDI format plus 33 MIDI loops featuring piano, keyboard and clavinet licks and chord progressions.
All phrases are 100 royalty-free and ready to be assigned to your favourite synth or sampler in your personal and commercial productions.
The MIDI bundles are available to purchase for $29.95 USD each.
More information: Equinox Sounds