Bigcat Instruments intros Piano Collection for Kontakt

Bigcat Instruments has introduced the Piano Collection, a collection of free piano instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Bigcat Instruments Salamander Piano
The Salamander Piano (Yamaha C5) by Alexander HolmFeel was originally released as an SFZ instrument.

Here are six bigcat Instruments pianos for Kontakt 5.

The showpieces of the collection are mid-sized to baby Grands from each of the three major piano makers, Yamaha, Steinway and Baldwin. Also included are a Prepared Piano, a Honky-Tonk and an Intimate Piano.

The libraries are available to download at no charge (Creative Commons and Public Domain licenses).

More information: Bigcat Instruments / Piano Collection

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Smplshr launches community-driven loops library

smplshr

Smplshr has announced its community-driven online loops library.

Smplshr is a community for musicians, composers, DJ’s, producers and sound designers to share their loops and samples.

Upload your loops. Download everyone else’s.

Our motto is simple. “Share. Receive. Prosper.”

Smplshr is 100% free.

Smplrshr content is available to registered users under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

More information: Smplshr

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strawMan releases Limited by Nature free sound library

Limited by Nature

strawMan has announced Limited by Nature, a free sample library.

This library was created for personal use, with the intention of generating different timbres and atmospheres from violin, harmonica and singing bowl. I’m now letting it into the wild in the hope that you find it useful or inspiring.

Recorded with two stereo pairs under a leaky bridge, the intentional capture of ambiance with instrument gives the sounds a unique grainy and highly textural character, with a distinct sense of place.

This is not a sample pack aimed at specific genres, but a collection of sonic material intended to be further manipulated. It wont be for everyone, but it might be for you.

The sample pack is available to download at no cost (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license).

More information: Limited by Nature

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Loopmasters releases Movie Dialogue Vol. 6

Loopmasters Movie Dialogue Vol 6

Loopmasters has released Movie Dialogue Vol. 6, a collection of samples taken from original early Film Dialogue, all licensed for use under the new Creative Commons license agreement.

If you need some inspiring vocal samples for your music, then Movie Dialogue includes a truly original set of some interesting and authentic dialogue from one of the most creative periods of TV and broadcast history. Suitable for House, Techno, Ambient, Lounge, Breakbeat, Drum and Bass, Dubstep and all forms of modern musical experimentation. Sample Movie Dialogue today!

The Pack includes 610 Movie Dialogue Samples in 12 categories, with 14 patches in Halion, Kontakt, EXS24, NNXT and SFZ formats for easy auditioning. Presented here in 44.1 KHz 24 bit Wav format as a Zip file, simply download and enjoy using these samples immediately!

The sample pack costs £16.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Movie Dialogue Vol. 6

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Signals Audio SCC Drums free sample pack

Signals Audio SCC Drums

Signals Audio has released SCC Drums, bundling its drum sample packs that were previously released commercially in a single Creative Commons download.

SCC Drums features

  • Creative Commons.
  • 24 bit/44.1 khz.
  • Great for Educational Use.
  • Kontakt, Trigger and Drumagog Formats.
  • Includes raw .wav samples.
  • 5 Sets of Toms.
  • 4 Kicks.
  • 4 Snares.
  • Mostly Unprocessed (except for EQ).
  • “Signals Drums 1″ is Pre-Processed.
  • Tip: Add your own reverb to the room mics.

The sample pack is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

More information: Signals Audio SCC Drums

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