Cinesamples has updated its CineBrass orchestral brass sample library to version 1.5.
CineBrass is revolutionary in its power and simplicity for recreating the sound of the orchestral brass section. The library was designed by composers, for composers, with direct feedback from the film music community during its development. The result is a brass library that is easy to use, composer-friendly, with unparalleled recording quality.
Changes in CineBrass v1.5
Updated mapping functionality.
New mix presets.
Built in convolution reverb with Bricasti reverb impulses.
Legato Speed Knob & Legato Volume Knob.
Dynamic Zoom slider for precision dynamic control.
Round robin and release controls.
Improved Legato and Tuning
Brand new legato scripting for improved realism.
Vastly improved tuning.
Two Horns Ensemble Articulations.
Two Horns Ensemble True Legato.
Split Patches for each articulation.
Trombone Ensemble Harmon Mutes (Pro).
Trombone Ensemble Fluttered (Pro).
Monster Low Brass Articulations (Pro).
Monster Low Brass Scoops (Pro).
Monster Low Brass Clusters (Pro).
Monster Low Brass FX (Pro).
Horns Ensemble fff Sustains and Shorts (Pro).
Trumpets Ensemble Sustains and Tenuto (Pro).
Split Patches for each articulation (Pro).
The update is a free download for those who purchased prior to March 7th, 2013. New purchases already contain this update.
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.
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.
Cinesamples has announced Monster Low Brass, its first CineBrass Bonus Patch.
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.
Cinesamples has announced the release of CineOrch v2, an update to the orchestral mockup enhancer for the professional composer.
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.
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.
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.