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Cinesamples launches Black Friday Sale + CinePerc introduced

Cinesamples Black Friday Sale

Cinesamples has announced a Black Friday Sale, offering its sample libraries at a 35% discount for a limited time.

The holidays are upon us! We are offering up to 35% off all Cinesamples products for 4 days, Friday through Monday. Head on over to the store and save.

Cinesamples has also posted a video showing the making of its upcoming CinePerc library, which is being released next week.

CinePerc is the definitive percussion sample library for composers of film, tv and videogames. The collection contains over 170 instruments and recorded at the world famous MGM scoring stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Hollywood by master engineer Dennis Sands.

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Cinesamples CineWinds PRO—Orchestral woodwind expansion released

Cinesamples CineWinds PRO

Cinesamples has announced the release of CineWinds PRO, an orchestral woodwind sample library for Kontakt.

You have asked and we have labored, and we are proud to announce the release of CineWinds PRO, the expansion of the popular CineWinds CORE orchestral woodwind library.

CineWinds PRO expands the orchestral woodwind section with additions of Alto Flute, Bass Flute, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Contrabassoon — and we also added a wide array of ethnic and period wind instruments, such as the Penny Whistle and Ulleann Pipes, performed by maestro William Lyons, who performed on the same instruments he used in many films, including Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. CineWinds PRO was recorded at the SONY Scoring Stage and mixed by master engineer Dennis Sands.

The CineWinds PRO Expansion is now available to purchase for $399 USD. A bundle of CineWinds CORE and PRO is $649 USD. Libraries require full version of Kontakt 4.2.4.

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Cinesamples intros CineBrass Bonus Patch: Monster Low Brass

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Cinesamples has announced Monster Low Brass, its first CineBrass Bonus Patch.

Cinesamples Monster Low Brass
Cinesamples Monster Low Brass bonus patch for CineBrass PRO.

We assembled a team of Hollywood’s finest brass players for an ensemble containing seven trombones, one contrabass trombone, and two tubas. The results include an Articulations patch with short and long notes, and Scoops, Clusters, and FX patches with a wide range of effects representative and distinctive of the low brass family.

These patches feature our new interface design, first introduced with CineWinds CORE, which includes built-in effects the Settings tab, Mapping presets (in the Articulations patch only), and five mic positions — Full Mix, Close, Room, Mid Room, and Surround.

CineBrass PRO users can download this bonus for free by visiting the Monster Low Brass download page. Don’t own CineBrass PRO? Find it now at the Cinesamples store.

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Cinesamples CineOrch orchestral sample library for Kontakt updated

Cinesamples has announced the release of CineOrch v2, an update to the orchestral mockup enhancer for the professional composer.

Cinesamples CineOrch

While in the midst of our CineOrch Version 2 update, we decided to throw in some free additional content for you all. We’ve introduced the Vivaldi tremolos, which includes sul ponticello and regular tremolos, dynamic blending, and high cello and low violin blending. In addition to this new sample set, we’ve updated the original CineOrch library.

Changes in CineOrch v2

  • Rebuilding of ALL the loops for long notes, so there are no longer any dips in the loop points.
  • Removal of stage noises in the samples.
  • Balancing of high frequency problems.
  • Use of alternate methods to remove bad notes.
  • New Vivaldi Tremolos sample set:
    • Switch between sul ponticello and regular tremolos.
    • Use dynamic blending.
    • Have the ability to blend high cellos with low violins (you decide how much of each instrument you want to use).

CineOrch for Kontakt (full version 4+ required) is currently available to purchase for $99 USD (regular $149 USD). The update is free to current CineOrch users.

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Cinesamples updates Piano in Blue for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced the release of version 2 of Piano in Blue, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring a historic 1949 Steinway D piano.

Piano in Blue is an exceptional instrument with great history, and we are thrilled to announce some updates that make this piano sound even better, along with some options that allow you greater control.

Cinesamples Piano in Blue
The Steinway D Concert Grand featured in Piano in Blue was used in recordings at Columbia Records 30th Street Studios in the 50′s and 60′s, notably including Glenn Gould’s “Goldberg Variations” and “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis.

Changes in Piano in Blue 2

  • Latency – Added a Sample Start knob, which will allow you to cut into the sample by 20ms. This feature will remove the hammer and finger noise of the instrument.
  • Tape Sample Replacement – All the samples were re-recorded through a physical Studer tape machine, and all samples have been replaced in the tape setting
  • De-noising – Extensive de-noising of all Version 1 Direct samples. Additionally, noise from F4 Velocity 101-110 has been removed.
  • Velocity 90-110 – issues with this velocity being too quiet have been fixed.
  • Added CC11 (Expression) control.

The Piano in Blue library is available to purchase for $99 USD. Full version of Kontakt 4.2+ required.

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Up to 30% off Cinesamples sample libraries in Early Back to School Sale

Cinesamples has announced its Early Back to School Sale, offering discounts on its sample libraries and bundles.

Cinesamples Early Back to School Sale

It’s not summertime without a sale, and from now through August 15, the entire Cinesamples collection is up to 30% off! Specials include:

  • Hollywoodwinds: $179
  • CineBrass CORE: $349
  • CineBrass PRO: $349
  • CineBrass Bundle: $698
  • CineWinds CORE: $299

All other titles are 30% off. If you’ve been planning a Cinesamples purchase, now is the time to buy!

The sale ends August 15th, 2012.

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Cinesamples launches CineWinds CORE

Cinesamples CineWinds CORE

Cinesamples has announced the release of its flagship orchestral library CineWinds CORE, the first installment of the CineWinds Series recorded at the world famous SONY Pictures Scoring Stage under the watchful eye of master engineer Dennis Sands (The Avengers, The Shawshank Redemption, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, American Beauty).

CineWinds CORE covers the principal instruments of the orchestral wind section in stunning detail and unparalleled recording precision.

Each instrument was meticulously sampled to capture the perfect imperfections which subtly breathes life into your mockup. And as always we brought our intense focus to make these instruments incredibly simple and intuitive to use.

CineWinds CORE will earn a permanent place in your template.

CineWinds CORE features

  • 13GB+ (in compressed format).
  • 28,000+ Samples.
  • Includes articulations and true legato patches for Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon.
  • Designed for Kontakt (requires full version of Kontakt).

Walk through of the features of the CineWinds CORE library for Kontakt.

The CineWinds CORE library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $299 USD (regular $399 USD).

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Cinesamples intros Hollywood Scoring – Remote Orchestral Recording in Los Angeles

Cinesamples has announced Hollywood Scoring, an online service offering remote orchestral recording in Los Angeles.

Hollywood Scoring provides remote access to the same legendary resources used everyday by industry leading scoring artists. A complete one stop solution, to composers anywhere in the world.

We offer musician contracting, stage booking, engineering, orchestration and copying services. Anything from small groups in small to medium sized stages, up to full orchestra and choir in any one of Hollywood’s three big scoring stages (SONY/MGM, FOX or Warner Bros.). All you need to do is submit an mp3 and midi file of your music, and we can do the rest.

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