Cinematique Instruments has announced Concert Zither, a virtual zither instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We treated the Concert Zither very hard. We plucked, stroke and strummed all the strings to get every possible sound, noise and articulation the Zither can make. Finally we assembled 6 different patches. Firstly there are two the main patch with all the 36 strings recorded in 4 round robin variations and several (up to four) dynamic layer. We additionally recorded the 31 accompaniment strings in a muted variation.
All these notes were recorded with two different types of microphones: a large-diaphragm condenser pair as well as a classic dynamic microphone. By turning a corresponding mic balance knob you can infinitely mix between these two different sound properties. Finally – in order to shape the sound – we added a complex script to achieve lots of different variations of the Concert Zither. By moving the mod wheel you can fade between vibrato and non-vibrato notes.
Beside the main complex patches we provide another 4 useful FX patches, separated into textures, strokes & hits (with dynamic layers) and weird noises. Here you find a great assortment of rare and exceptional FX string sounds.
Concert Zither features
- Includes 6 patches:
- Concert Zither Natural.
- Concert Zither Cinematique.
- Cacophony Textures.
- FX (glissandi and noises).
- CZ FX Percussive.
- Cacophony Dead.
- ~2 GB content, over 2,100 samples.
The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.22 or higher.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Concert Zither
Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Gecko Kaleidoscope, a collection of deep pads and mellow spheres for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Gecko Kaleidsoscope runs under the new Gecko version 3. Now, each slot is equipped with a separate high-, lowpassfilter, pitch, reverb and delay knob.
Our major goal was the creation of deep ambient pads and mellow spheres. In order to forfill the needs of complex pads we pushed the Gecko concept a little bit forward.
Now, each of the six slots is equipped with a separate pitch, high- and lowpass filter, reverb and delay knob. Beside the Fly Table feature we now included the ability of moving frequencies for the master low- and highpass filter. Furthermore we increased the amount of sound sources from about 20 to 38 sounds. The sound sources are divided into 3 groups :
- an organic area with feedbacks, distortions, bells, solo violins or bowed strings
- a keys area with sounds from old classical synthesizers
- a fx area with noise, hizz, crackle and field recording.
All this improvements raised the amount of presets up to 43.
Gecko Kaleidoscope is a wonderful tool for big and deep motion pads and background ambients. It covers a wide range, from bright electronic ambients to spheric string textures, over deep background pads to fx sounds. All these sounds will be useful and inspiring for your work. They will fit into many styles of music and will give your piece of music a special kind of depth and richness!
Gecko Kaleidoscope is available to purchase for 46 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.22 or higher.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Gecko Kaleidoscope
Cinematique Instruments has announced its Christmas Sale, offering a 24% discount for a limited time.
We like to announce that we are giving a discount of 24% on all our instruments and bundles – from now until Christmas.
Merry Christmas and a happy new Year ;)
The sale ends December 24th, 2013.
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Cinematique Instruments has announced Poing!, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Poing? Just let two balls bouncing inside an enclosed area and let them play a sound each time they are contacting an obstacle! That exactly is Poing – It is musical Ping Pong. But also much more….
Poing! is a self generating musical tool which makes sounds by every touch of two balls with the border of an area in which the balls are bouncing or 3 bars inside this area. These bars can also move either automatically or controlled by the mod wheel. Poing! provides four different sound sources, which can be mixed with four seperate knobs. These are a Monochord, a Gentle Glockenspiel, a normal Sinus Sounds and the sound of a glass bowl.
In order to shape the sound of Poing there are available a lot of options: reverb, delay, phaser and a low pass resonance filter. But you can also set the pitch and the scale of the generated notes. There are available 10 different kinds of scales such as major-, minor, whole-tone, chromatic or mixed scales. Finally you can separatly start each ball and adjust the speed of them. Because of its advanced
scripting Poing! is like the 80ies video game – just musically fun.
Beside using Poing! as a self generating tool you are also free to play Poing! manually with your keyboard.
The Poing! library for Kontakt is available to for 16 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4 or higher full version.
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VST Buzz has launched a 1 week deal on the Cinematique Instruments Four Strings Bundle, offering 35% off a collection of 4 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Looking for some beautiful and unique sounding instruments to add to your collection? This bundle from Cinematique Instruments brings you 4 incredible sample libraries including the Baritone Ukulele, Monochord, Kantele and Bowed Psaltery.
This collection brings you intimate and subtle sounds – from the organic sounding Kantele to the lush Bowed Psaltery and from the overtone rich Monochord to the light Bartine Ukulele – this is a brilliant bundle which will help add new sounds and textures to your music.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $65 USD until October 22nd, 2013.
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Cinematique Instruments has launched Fabrique, a real-time pattern module library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5 and Kontakt 5 Player.
Fabrique is a real-time pattern module for creating complex and inspiring musical elements within seconds. Whether you are either searching for the basis for a score cue or for a sophisticated add-on percussions loop or you are just trying to look up organic loops, atmospheric soundscapes or tonal movements or you just wanted to get inspired for a new piece of music, Fabrique provides almost every possibilities according to all these needs. But even if you are not feeling like creating your own pattern, there are available over one 170 presets, ready to be played.
Fabrique includes three different kind of modules which varies in genre and amount of sounds: Firstly there is the PRIME, which covers the wide range of cinematic music and song production, secondly there is the URBAN which meets the needs of dub and pop music and finally the maverick one called EERIE which provides pattern and sounds for horror and dramatic purposes.
Although Fabrique is a very complex and versatile tool, it is anyhow very simple and intuitive to use. All control and operating elements are easily accessible, so that you can quickly and easily create or edit your pattern according to your own requirements.
- 3 kind of Fabrique: Prime, Urban and Eerie.
- Over 70 single instruments and 50 audio loops.
- 3 tracks per module.
- CPU friendly (no additional loading), low memory.
- Easy and intuitive use.
- Flexible Master Section (bar size, tempo, shuffle).
- Multi Mode-able with free definable ‘run’ key.
- Separate solo function.
- Enhanced playability and intuitive programming possibilities.
- Separate sound shaping options (volume, pitch, length filter, reverb, dealay, envelope).
- Partially Randomization.
- over 170 presets.
Fabrique (incl. all 3 modules) is available to purchase for 185 EUR.
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Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Fabrique Free, a free sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Fabrique full version will be released in the middle of September.
We are offering a free version featuring a limited amount of function showing its great and versatile abilities!
What is behind Fabrique?
“Create unique loops flexible from scratch!” – Fabrique is a sound module for creating complex and inspiring musical elements within seconds. Whether you are searching for the basis of a score cue or for sophisticated add-on percussions or you are trying to look up organic loops, atmospheric soundscapes or tonal movements or you just wanted to get inspired for a new piece of music, Fabrique provides enough possibilities according to these needs. But even if you are not feeling like creating your own pattern, there are over 190 presets available, ready to be played.
Fabrique includes three different modules which varies in kind and amount of sounds and covers a certain genre: Firstly there is PRIME, which covers the wide range of cinematic music and song production, secondly there is URBAN, which meets the needs of dub and pop music and finally the maverick one EERIE, which provides pattern and sounds for horror and dramatic purposes.
Although Fabrique is a very complex and versatile tool, it is anyhow very simple and intuitive to use. All control and operating elements are easily accessible, so that you can quickly and easily create or edit your pattern according to your requirements.
Fabrique Free is available to download at no cost.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Fabrique Free
Cinematique Instruments has released version 1.1 of the Ronroco virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Ronroco is a stringed mandolin like instrument of the Andean regions. It has a sound box traditionally fashioned from the shell of an armadillo or tortoise, now often made of wood. It typically has 10 strings in five courses of 2 strings each. Primarily played in traditional Andean music, today, it is often to be heard in the music of Gustavo Santaolalla.
As a bonus we also recorded a soprano Ukulele which was manually customized from a four to eight string version.
Changes in Ronroco v1.1
- A bug concerning the arpeggiator has been fixed.
- The strumming engine now has a cursor light which indicates the current bar position.
- A bug which caused wrong starting points in strumming engine has been fixed.
- A problem with the keyswitches has been fixed.
Ronroco for Kontakt is available to purchase for 27 EUR. The version 1.1 update is now available to download to Ronroco users.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Ronroco