8DIO Productions has introduced Mark Deutsch’s Bazantar, a virtual instrument featuring the sounds of the Bazantar, a custom five-string acoustic bass, fitted with an additional twenty-nine sympathetic strings and four drone strings.
The 8DIO Bazantar is a deep-sampled virtual instrument containing over 2.700 samples divided into two main categories: Multi-samples and phrase-samples. The multi-samples consists of both plucked and bowed representations of the instrument.
We recorded traditional plucked bass with 8 round robins pr. note, a highly versatile amount of tapped samples at 10 round robins, regular sustains with and without vibrato, several dynamic sustains/swells. In addition we phrase-sampled Mark Deutsch playing the bass in a variety of ways from traditional plucked and bowed bass – to solo’s played with backside of the bow (con legno). We also did deep-sampling of the drone strings, so you have a highly versatile instrument. In addition the instrument was recorded in a rich church environment with two sets of microphones (close/internal) and (ambient/player), so users can adjust the sound to their liking ranging from recordings from player perspective to more far, hall based microphones.. We also added a variety of controls (ex. pedal volume, release volume, noise reduction, EQ etc) and a visual velocity editor, so you can fully sculpt the piano to your liking. The Bazantar also includes a great selection of convolution reverbs and convolution effects.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD (regular $249 USD).
More information: 8DIO Productions / Mark Deutsch’s Bazantar
Prime Loops has launched Dark Ambiences & Textures, its latest sample pack featuring 550MB+ of dark, dense and devious soundscapes and textures, from creeping drones and sculpted static to buzzing pulses and hazy chords.
Darkness is creeping upon us so step into the shadows and embrace the ethereal with “Dark Ambiences & Textures”, the suspenseful new sound pack from Prime Loops! This intricate archive of unnerving sonic atmospheres offers everything you need to add a little anxiety to your professional film scores, downright bass productions and a whole lot more!
Brimming with tension, this sample pack draws upon the menacing white noise of ‘The Ring’, the eerie sounds of ‘The Exorcist’ and Charlie Clouser’s frightening score for ‘Saw’. Spread across 5 folders, a dense array of mysterious sounds await your ears such as swirling soundscapes, sinister drones, distorted rhythms and fragmented synth progressions. At over 550MB, “Dark Ambiences & Textures” offers you oceans full of dark, cinematic inspiration!
The sample library is available to purchase for £12.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Dark Ambiences & Textures
Sounds To Sample has released Welcome To The Rhythm Drone, an auricular spectacular into the wide world of deep dark drones and seething death rattles by Dan Mumford.
640+ MB’s of thrumming, humming, and buzzing ready for your next hit from house to post-rock to dubstep, Welcome To The Rhythm Drone is packed with 61 24-bit wav’s comparable to a vacuous sonic symphony that effortlessly creates entirely new atmospheres when left in the digital clutches of today’s savvy producer. It’s likely exactly what you’re missing.
The sample library is available to purchase for 15.25 EUR.
More information: Sounds To Sample / Welcome To The Rhythm Drone
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Presicionsound has announced the Indian ShrutiBox, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Shruti box instrument.
Originating in South India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), but widespread also in the North, the Shruti box is a small wooden (usually teak) instrument which provides a rich drone background to support singing and other solo instruments, especially winds, like the Bansuri or the Shenai, or to practice sessions and concerts of Indian classical music.
Indian ShrutiBox features
- 61 stereo wav files (24bit) mapped for Kontakt, HALion & EXS24 (all versions).
- SoundFont version (16bit) included for users of other sample players like Reason NN-XT, Dimension, Sfz player etc.
- Includes 2 long chord drones, 5 and 10 minutes long that could be placed as audiotracks in your DAW of choice.
- All notes of the Shruti box has been sampled for many minutes and cut in 4 variations.
- ShrutiBox 1 has the natural attack and looped
- Shrutibox 2 is a cut out of the long note/drone looped
- Shrutibox 3 another portion of the note/drone looped
- Shrutibox 4 the note/drone fading out, not looped
- Shrutibox Pumpnoise – A selection of pumpnoises
- The Kontakt and HALion format have some extra programs including 2 Menu programs with all versions of the drones and noises together but with smaller tone range and a Mix program with 3 drones in unison mix.
- All formats are included when you buy Indian ShrutiBox.
The Indian ShrutiBox library is available to purchase for $19 USD.
More information: Precisionsound / Indian ShrutiBox
MrTheBigMan has released Dust: Skanner, a free sample library featuring soundscapes and drones made with the Skanner Reaktor ensemble by Native Instruments.
Late last year, Native Instruments dropped what can only be described as one of the best synthesisers that their Reaktor platform had ever been devised.
But it went below the radar for some as it became another Reaktor monster with a learning curve.
Not for MrTheBigMan.
This new package contains some of the best sounds this synth has to offer across pad sounds that would make users of Padded Cell cry and multi-samples recorded meticulously to bring you some of the best premium sample sounds for free.
Dust: Skanner features
- 100 pad sounds over 32 bars.
- 10 Bass sounds sampled at c1-c4.
- 10 Lead sounds sampled at c2-c4.
- Total of 612 samples, 720 MB content.
- Available in .WAV, Kontakt 4 and Reason 6 Refill varieties.
Dust: Skanner is a free download from MrTheBigMan.
More information: MrTheBigMan
Random Wave Music has released Ambiodrone, an evocative pad/synth collection for the PPG WAVE 2.V and 3.V software synthesizer by Waldorf.
The Ambiodrone sound bank contains 64 new expansive pad and hybrid-synth sounds for the PPG WAVE 2.V and 3.V software synthesizers.
Included in the Ambiodrone sound bank are a variety ambient, analog-digital hybrid, atmospheric, drone, experimental, pad and scape type of evocative sounds, moods and melodies.
Many of the programmed sounds explore the wavetable scanning capability found in the PPG Wave series synthesizers to produce musically interesting and unusual tonal events.
The Ambiodrone Programs utilize the DUAL and QUAD voice modes within the PPG WAVE 2.V “3.V VSTI’s architecture extensively for creating full and rich sound textures.
The programmed sounds include controller assignments mapped to pitch bend, modulation wheel and aftertouch for further expressiveness.
- 64 new Programs in .FXB Bank and .FXP Program compatible file format.
- Documentation including Manual, Patch List, License Agreement.
The Ambiodrone soundset is available to purchase for $12 USD.
More information: Random Wave Music / Ambiodrone
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Time+Space has announced the availability of Epic Horizons – Cinematic Atmospheres, a sound library from Zero-G.
Epic soundscapes, sonic narratives and breathtaking audio vistas from the people behind the award winning Dark Skies
Crammed full of textures, ambiences, soundscapes, drones and FX, Epic Horizons is the ideal companion for any professional film, TV or video game producer and sound designer looking to add some scale and intensity of emotion to their musical score.
This colossal library contains over 850 instruments in EXS24, Kontakt and NN-XT format as well as standard Acidized Wav files and Apple Loops all recorded in stunning 24bit using state of the art sound design by one of the world’s leading soundtrack and fx producers.
There are also 30 construction kits that present a full musical/sound design piece which is then broken up into its constituent parts so that you can use them anyway you like. Adventure, sci-fi, thriller, horror, mystery, fantasy and action genres are all included in this vast library.
“Epic Horizons: Cinematic Atmospheres” is available to purchase as a DVD or download exclusively from Time+Space for RRP £89.95 GBP/99.95 EUR/$150 USD. A free taster pack is available to download.
More information: Time+Space