Embertone releases Arcane for Kontakt

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Embertone has launched Arcane, a free instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Arcane

Arcane centers around a séance, through which you must appease the evil Kontakt spirits. In order to progress and unlock the mysteries within, there are riddles and challenges to solve.

Within this innovative product you’ll find a diverse assortment of sounds, and also an unforgettable experience inside Kontakt.

Arcane features

  • 1 NKI file.
  • 2500+ recorded samples.
  • 2 GB installed.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1 Khz / 16 bit stereo.
  • Kontakt 5 Player Compatible, 5.4.1 and above.

The library is a free download.

More information: Embertone / Arcane

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Embertone releases Chang Erhu for Kontakt

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Embertone has launched Chang Erhu, a deep sampled erhu instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Chang Erhu

The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.

Our Erhu can create profoundly expressive and beautiful music, and it’s also sooooo much fun to play. Its flexibility and out-of-the-box sound is undeniable! …and we don’t think there’s a virtual erhu out there to match it!

Chang Erhu features

  • True legato programming with 2x true round robin.
  • Bow Change, Slurs, Portamentos.
  • Custom Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
  • Control over vibrato speed and intensity.
  • 3200+ recorded samples.
  • 1.6 GB installed.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16-bit stereo/mono (recorded 96KHz/24-bit).

Chang Erhu is available for purchase for $80 USD (16-bit) / $85 (24-bit & 16-bit). Requires full version of Kontakt 4/5.

More information: Embertone / Chang Erhu

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Embertone updates Friedlander Violin to v1.5

Embertone has released version 1.5 of its Friedlander Violin instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Friedlander Violin 1.5

We set out to create a virtual violin with malleable, intuitive controls, and an authentic, LIVING sound.

From the beginning we wanted control over vibrato and dynamics, so we presented Dovid with an insane, almost athletic challenge: to record more than 4000 samples with musical purpose and a beautiful tone, and all WITHOUT VIBRATO!

This gives you your own layer of expressivity… a variety of musical parameters at your fingertips so that you can craft and phrase authentic performances.

Changes in Friedlander Violin v1.5

  • Bow Position Color Morphing.
  • Bug Fixes / Under-the-hood Enhancements.
  • Flexible (and moveable) Keyswitches.
  • Improved Vibrato.
  • Better Legato Performance.
  • 800+ MB in new sample content.
  • Improved Dynamic Response ppp –> ff.
  • New GUI Controls.
  • Memory/CPU Improvements.

Friedlander Violin is on sale for $99 USD until June 15th, 2014. The Blakus Cello is also on sale for $99 USD.

More information: Embertone / Friedlander Violin

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Embertone releases The Canjo for Kontakt

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Embertone The Canjo

Embertone has announced The Canjo, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A Canjo is a single string musical instrument. It is held like a guitar but may also be played on a table or lap. The neck is made of furniture grade kiln dried hard wood hand rubbed with boiled linen seed oil. On the neck fretted diatonically (like a dulcimer including a 6-1/2 fret) are twelve notes or finger positions.

We couldn’t imagine having more fun with a single string! The instrument includes an arpeggiator that will infuse an awesome rhythm into your music. So what are you waiting for, grab this thing while it’s hot!

The Canjo features

  • One String, One Can.
  • Muted/Fingered/Picked.
  • Flexible Articulation Control.
  • Lots of Arpeggiations.
  • Secret Weapon/Scoring Tool.
  • So many ambience possibilities.
  • Full Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.

The Canjo is available to download at no charge.

More information: Embertone / The Canjo

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Embertone Harmonette for Kontakt available to download

Embertone Harmonette

Embertone has launched Harmonette, a free virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Harmonette is a rare, antique instrument, and in all of our research we could not find a similar one! It looks like a recorder, but functions and sounds more like a melodica. And it’s super old – our best guess is somewhere between 60-80 years.

The Christmas-like colors inspired us to offer the Harmonette as a free, time-limited instrument… the window of opportunity to download this will be very small. So what are you waiting for!? Grab this instrument and make some music!

Harmonette features

  • One squeaky toy, huge range of sounds.
  • 11 NKI files.
  • 32 MB installed.
  • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 16-bit stereo.
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2 or later full retail versions required.

The library is a free download at Embertone for a limited time.

More information: Embertone / Harmonette

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