Cinesamples releases Dulcimer and Zither for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced the release of Dulcimer and Zither, a new World Series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinesamples Dulcimer

Cinesamples is proud to present our new line of libraries – The WORLD SERIES! The first installment introduces the family of the Dulcimer and Zither, a favored instrument color by composers throughout the ages and around the globe.

Recorded at the famous Firehouse Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and mixed by esteemed engineer Tim Starnes, the Dulcimer and Zither library will add stunning brilliance and color to any scoring palette.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $119 USD for a limited time (regular $149 USD).

More information: Cinesamples / Dulcimer and Zither

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Cinesamples updates CineBells to v1.1, launches The Everything Bundle + Up to 15% off

Cinesamples CineBells

Cinesamples has released version 1.1 of CineBells, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring a collection of pitched bells, dulcimers and keyboards specifically designed to construct tonal groove elements.

We have added several new toys to the Cinebells arsenal. From specially designed Brass Wind Chimes to a quirky Metal Music Box, many of these new instruments will add several new textures to your pallet.

CineBells v1.1 features

  • 8 New Patches.
  • Updated Tuning.
  • Better Volume Balancing.
  • Slight playability enhancements.

Cinesamples has also announced the availability of The Everything Bundle.

The Everything Bundle

We’ve added all new bundles for you like our CineSymphony CORE Bundle that gives you CineStrings CORE, CineWinds CORE, CineBrass CORE and CinePerc CORE all-in-one.

We’ve also added bundles like: CinePerc CORE + PRO and a Legacy Percussion Bundle, but we are most excited to now offer our The Everything Bundle. Yes, that’s right, everything we make as one bundle! If you purchase The Everything Bundle you will receive 20% off* any new single instrument product we release for life!

The Everything Bundle costs $4,299 USD.

Additionally, you can save up to 15% off Cinesamples products in a Holiday Sale, which lasts until January 1st, 2014, midnight PST.

More information: Cinesamples

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VST Buzz launches Ancient Duo bundle deal

VST Buzz Ancient Duo

VST Buzz has launched a limited time promotion on Ancient Duo, offering a bundle of the Ancient Deep Drums and Ancient Plucked Dulcimer by Taleweaver Orchestra at a 40% discount.

Ancient Deep Drums can be used as smooth or heavy and can be placed in the background for giving the composition more substance or in the foreground to enhance the drive and the power of your music. Ancient Deep Drums are recorded in 44.1 Khz/16bit and contain 35 ensemble loops as well as single hits. Each note consists of 7 velocity layers and 5 round robins.

Ancient Plucked Dulcimer is a beautiful thirty year old dulcimer with silvery overtones in middle and high register, adding a special edge to this unique sounding instrument. Recorded in 44.1Khz/16bit with 3 round robins, this is a gorgeous sounding instrument.

The Ancient Duo bundle is available from VST Buzz for $15 USD until July 23rd, 2013. Kontakt 5.1 or higher full version required.

More information: VST Buzz

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Spitfire Audio releases Grand Cimbalon for Kontakt + Sable series announced

Spitfire Audio Grand Cimbalom

Spitfire Audio has announced Grand Cimbalom, a concert hammered dulcimer sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Spitfire are delighted to present Greg Knowles playing his Grand Cimbalom in the hall at Air Studios, London, one of the greatest recording studios in the world. Sampled with 4 round robins and 2 dynamics as single hits, and of course the characteristic tremolando.

Recorded through the finest mics via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps and Prism AD converters. The Spitfire Cimbalom joins our Harpsichord and Harp as the definitive VI in its class. The Cimbalom is presented with 4 mic positions (Close, Tree, Ambient, Outriggers) and is designed to be used in conjunction with a full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5. (This will not work with the free Kontakt Player.)

The Grand Cimbalom library is available at a 25% discount for a limited time, priced at £41 GBP (regular £55 GBP).

Spitfire has also announced Sable, a new series of strings sound libraries featuring 1st and 2nd violins, violas, cellos and contrabasses.

Spitfire Audio Sable

After many years of development experienced Spitfire will present this library with a user interface and set of features unprecedented in any library to date. With 7 mic positions, recorded at 96k through vintage valve and ribbon mics to tape through Neve premaps and Prism convertors, and presented at 48k, 24bit in Kontakt format, and additionally three extremely useful ‘mixed’ versions presented in Stereo and 5.1 Surround.

Sable is presented in modular volumes and consists of the finest players London has to offer, playing in the hall at Air Studios, regarded as one of the greatest scoring stages in the world.

Sable Volume 1 is due for release in February 2013, for an introductory price of £299 GBP (RRP £399 GBP).

More information: Spitfire Audio

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Samplephonics Ethnic Folklore sample library released

Samplephonics Ethnic Folklore

Samplephonics has announced its Ethnic Folklore sample library containing a selection of beautifully played ethnic string loops and samples from instruments including a Dulcimer, Oud, Balalaika, Bouzouki and Guitar.

The sounds have been captured using a custom vintage Neumann U87 for utmost clarity and played by renowned musician Steven Byrd. A range of styles have been incorporated, ranging from traditional folk melodies to more gritty rock infused loops.

Perfect for film composers and sampling enthusiasts alike, the sounds can be used as full construction kits to build a track around, or individually chopped up and processed for more experimental sounds.

The sounds are available to download in 24 Bit wav format, 100% royalty free and ready to use in music, library or production tracks. Inject real class and flavour into your music with this exquisite collection of instrument loops and samples.

The sample library costs £29.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Ethnic Folklore

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