Prime Loops launches The Maasai Vol.1 sample pack

Sample Africa The Maasai Vol.1

Prime Loops has released The Maasai Vol.1, a Sample Africa series sample pack featuring aggressive male vocal chants, hypnotic male vocal expression and the mystical group harmony.

Exclusive, never heard before audio loops and samples from the Maasai tribe of Northern Tanzania.

Get the African sound in your music with this brand new sample pack that features aggressive male vocal chants, hypnotic male vocal expression and the mystical group harmony of this historical tribe. All audio is formatted in 24 bit quality for your music production.

The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group (meaning, of or relating to the Nile River) of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai are among the best known of African ethnic groups, due to their residence near the many game parks of East Africa, and their distinctive customs and dress.

The sample pack is available from Prime Loops for £39.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / The Maasai Vol.1


Rast Sound releases EthnoCinematic Vibe sample pack

Rast Sound EthnoCinematic Vibe

Rast Sound has launched EthnoCinematic Vibe, a sample pack featuring a collection of loops and instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The ethnic & exotic recordings, when met with modern sound toys turned into this deep cinematic journey.

Ethnocinematic Vibe reveals vast amount of samples, loops & imaginary instruments.

EthnoCinematic Vibe features

  • 900+ MB of 24 bit WAV content.
  • 120 loops within 158 samples.
  • 7 solo instruments and 8 loop players for Kontakt 5.
  • User performance panel for instruments.

The library is available for purchase for 21 EUR. A free taster pack can be downloaded here

More information: Rast Sound / EthnoCinematic Vibe


Heavyocity releases Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles

Heavyocity Media has launched Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles, the second product in a new line of pristine virtual instruments.

Heavyocity Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles

Created by New York City’s renowned sound design team, the Master Sessions virtual instrument line focuses on specific instruments and ensembles for professional composers.

As a successor to Heavyocity’s award-winning virtual instruments: DAMAGE, The AEON Collection, DM-307: Modern Groove Designer, and the Evolve Series, Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles answers the call of pro-composers looking for expressive ethnic drum ensemble kits and hybrid looped percussion.

The Heavyocity team carefully sought out a unique collection of ethnic drums (taikos, daikos, bongos, congas, frame drums, djembes, dumbeks, bodhrans, darbukas, batas, cajons, and surdos) that were performed in ensemble fashion. The performances were then mastered to deliver maximum impact, all in an easy to use interface.

Heavyocity’s Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles Collection includes 6 unique ensembles in 28 kit presets, 466 loop presets and 375+ tempo-synced loops organized into straight and triplet rhythms. The loops, provided in menu and single loop presets, allow users to easily mix and match stems seamlessly to create complex percussion beds.

Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles is offered as three separate products: 1. Ethnic Drum Ensembles – Kits, 2. Ethnic Drum Ensembles – Loops and 3. Ethnic Drum Ensembles Collection (bundle containing both Kits and Loops).
The included content is complemented by an advanced yet highly intuitive user interface featuring the Stage (Kits and Collection only), advanced Trigger FXTM and Heavyocity’s signature PunishTM knob. With Loop Mutator™ technology (Loops and Collection only) users can sequence, re-compose and manipulate loops in new and exciting ways.

Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3 Full software version, Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums offers all playback and sound shaping functionality through the Full Kontakt 5 version. *Kontakt 5 Player will only allow use of product in demo mode.

The Ethnic Drum Ensembles Collection is available for purchase for $149 USD. A two-week introductory offer is available to existing users of Heavyocity and Heavyocity/Native Instruments products (Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums, AEON, DM-307, The Evolve and Mutations series, Damage, and Komplete Ultimate 8, 9, or 10) for $119 USD.

The Ethnic Drum Ensembles Kits and Loops packs will be available separately for $89 USD.

More information: Heavyocity / Ethnic Drum Ensembles


Ilya Efimov releases Chinese Hulusi for Kontakt

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Ilya Efimov Chinese Hulusi

Ilya Efimov has released Chinese Hulusi, a new virtual ethnic folk instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The hulusi or cucurbit flute is a free-reed wind instrument from China. It is held vertically and has three bamboo pipes which pass through a gourd wind chest; the center pipe has finger holes and the outer two are typically drone pipes. It is not uncommon for a hulusi to have only one drone pipe while the second outer pipe is merely ornamental. The drone pipe has a finger hole, which allows it to be stopped.

The Hulusi library can allow a user to imitate virtually anything that a real hulusi could play. Ii8intervals were recorded for up and down legato articulations in two variants: normal legato and glissando. We have provided the ability to vary the dynamics of the instrument to convey a wide, detailed range of expression from pp to ff. Natural vibrato may be added to the sound at any time. Staccato articulations provide added realism by means of a round-robin algorythm.

Chinese Hulusi features

  • 240 MB converted NCW format, 44.1kHz/24-bit, stereo.
  • 2 natural legato types: normal and glissando.
  • 11 different articulations.
  • Realistic dynamic from p to f.
  • Two vibrato types.
  • Control of realistic vibrato.
  • Reassignable keyswitches and midi-controllers.
  • 3 modes of legato performance.
  • Detune vibrato keys.
  • Drones tune and volume control.

The library is available for 39 EUR. Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.3+.

More information: Ilya Efimov / Chinese Hulusi


Sonokinetic releases Güzin for Kontakt

Sonokinetic Güzin

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Güzin, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring female Turkish vocal performances.

We have worked with Miss Güzin Degismez before, in our very first vocal library ‘Tigris and Euphrates’ and have been in contact with her about doing another project ever since.

As no other, Ms Degismez knows how to blend the traditional music of her culture into cinematic atmospheres that instantly invoke emotion and lively imagery. For this project, we recorded all new material, based on ‘moods’ and, in contrast to Tigris and Euphrates, these are all tempo synced and we’ve recorded all material in two tempi, to be able to employ our ITM tempo mapping system, making sure the recordings will always stay within acceptable stretch ranges. Of course, you can turn off ITM if you’re looking for that overstretched sound as an effect.

All is recorded in Istanbul by our trusted producer Ceyda Pirali, who played live percussion during the recording session to accompany the mood and set the stage for Güzin to perform freely and without the robotic constriction of a clicktrack, while still providing us with tempo sync-able material.

Güzin features

  • Kontakt 4 & Kontakt 5 patch spanning 6 different moods, each in two recorded tempi.
  • Automatic BPM group selecting (HOST slave).
  • Tempo synced by time machine.
  • Use of Sonokinetic Intelligent Time Machine functionality.
  • Kontakt 5 with Timemachine Pro settings (64Bit).
  • 3400+ samples. (1,36 GB sample content).
  • all samples is 24 Bit 44.1 kHz AIFF format.
  • Royalty and copyright free.

The library is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt (Kontakt Player not supported).

More information: Sonokinetic / Güzin


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