Les Productions Zvon has released Sci-Fi and Aliens, the 5th Memory Collection series sample pack, featuring a collection of samples from public domain movies.
1 750 samples for a size of 1.44 GB. The samples in this collection are taken from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format.
The samples are from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies from the 1930s to the 1970s. So they cover different styles of soundtracks. I was surprised by the quality of the soundtracks in general. They featured early electronic music with a creative mix of various types of sound sources. Just listening to the samples is fun and it also is a lesson in the history and evolution of sound design in movies (IMHO).
The sample library is available as donationware with a minimum donation of $20 USD. A bundle of Memory Collection packs costs $50 USD.
Embertone has announced Infinity Bells, a sound library for Kontakt by Native Instruments.
Namaste! Pull up a yoga mat and let’s talk about this instrument for a minute… Infinity Bells is a simple, hand-made beauty that we picked up in mid-December 2012. We were floored by the purity of tone and everlasting sustains it was capable of producing. There’s nothing complicated about it, just a clear, bright, long sound to inspire your imagination!
Infinity Bells features
2 main instruments plus 17 effected nki’s.
600 unique samples.
260 MB Footprint.
Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 24-bit stereo.
Kontakt 4.2 (full retail required) 32/64-bit, MAC/PC compatible.
The library is available to download as donationware (minimum donation of $5 USD). All proceeds will go to the Global Fund for Children, in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary incident of December 14th, 2012 in Newtown Connecticut.
Synthblitz Audio has announced Spazial, a mid side decoder effect plug-in for Windows.
Spazial is designed to create wide stereo effects. It is able to encode and divide the incoming stereo signal into M/S signals and decode M/S signals into a stereo signal.
“Spazial” uses different ways to processing the incoming signal. There are 5 modes of using it : “internal”, “send mid”, “send side”, “spazial” and “decoder mode”.
“Spazial” allows the processing of the signals encoded by five potentiometers on the panel or sends the encoded pure signals directly to the output via the functions “enc mid” and “enc-side”. In the panel also has a very useful high-pass filter and a very special vibrato control.
Spazial is a free/donationware plug-in for Windows (VST).
Les Productions Zvon has introduced Memory Collection Pack 03, a sample library featuring a collection of samples taken from public domain movies.
1,243 samples for a size of 855 MB. The samples in this collection are taken from seven Public Domain horror movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format. The MC 03 only contains wav files. The download is divided in 2 rar files (223 and 213 MB).
These samples can be a lot of fun and very useful not only for Halloween but also all year round due to the wide variety of the sounds included.
Memory Collection Pack 03 is available for a minimum donation of $10 USD. A collection of all three Memory Collection Packs is available at a minimum donation of $30 USD. Free demo packs can be downloaded from the product page.
G-Storm Plugins has announced the release of the String Concerto II, a virtual string instrument for Windows.
String Concerto II VST Promo (String Melody II)
The String Concerto II is a recreation of the Logan String Melody II vintage stringer. The Logan was known for lush full orchestra, creamy triple-BBD ensemble, simple and honest organs, and cheesy accordion preset.
The emulation is made possible by synthesis and effects DSP techniques, not samples.
The String Concerto II for Windows (VST/Standalone) is available as donationware (recommended donation of $10 USD). A free trial version can be downloaded from the product page.