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 3500 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.
Friedlander Violin features
Extensively sampled, living solo violin.
Bow change + slur “true” legato.
Vibrato control (intensity/speed/color).
Real-time attack control of sustains.
3500+ unique samples.
Scripted speed responsiveness.
Staccatos RR X 8, 4 dynamic layers.
Bow noise control.
Custom-scripted ENSEMBLE mode.
Made for the free Kontakt 5 Player.
The Friedlander Violin is available to pre-order for $110 USD until May 15th, 2013. The pre-order comes with a 20% discount off your next order at Embertone.
Embertone has introduced Sensual Saxophone, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Sometimes you just want to put it in your mouth and blow. But when a reed gets worn or your arms get heavy, your sensual nature can outlast even the swankest saxophone. What’s a swinging lover like you to do?
Enter Sensual Saxophone – the digital solution to sax saturation. Tease the sound at the start for a caress of the ear, and then blow a long note that busts below the belt. With the sentimental setting of sensual sax, you’ll always have the right accompaniment for an evening that echoes with pleasure.
Sensual Saxophone features
True sensual legato, true straight legato.
Neighbor borrowing round robin option.
Custom, genius Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
Custom, genius design by Jim Kennedy.
700+ recorded samples.
262 MB installed.
The sample library costs $20 USD. Requires Kontakt 4.2 or higher (full version).
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.
Crafted by some insane genius, the Tomato Paste Kalimba is useful even beyond the borders of Sub-Saharan Africa. This hybrid kalimba/tomato paste container resonates with a unique, intimate sound… and we couldn’t resist sampling it!
The instrument utilizes the same arpeggiator as our Jug Drums COMPLETE collection, and it will get you a stylized rhythm in no time. A preset system gives you the ability to create and save your own arp settings, and 50 factory presets to inspire you. Our custom-programmed randomization, humanization system will keep your patterns from sounding like computerized mechadrums.
The sample library will be available soon, priced at $15 USD.
Embertone has announced the release of its Jug Drums Complete sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
What happens when you lock two sound designers in a space with 5 water jugs, 5 microphones, a laptop and an audio interface? Pure #$!@ing magic, that’s what! With oodles of round robins, 4 different playing styles, and a dynamic range equipped to shake things up, you’re going to love this instrument… It’s a new angle on the concept of “epic drumming”
The 4 playing styles are mapped out equally over 4 octaves. From highest to lowest they are: 1) Hand (muted) 2) Hand (ring out) 3) Timpani Mallet 4) Stick. This instrument is FUN to play, just try not to waste too much time noodling around with it.