Logic Pro X Themes has released EXS12, an EMU SP12 emulation for the EXS24 sampler in Logic Pro.
EXS-12 is a collaboration of an EXS24 GUI replacement in the EMU SP12 style – plus a set of presets which emulate the SP12.
The presets are carefully modelled and matched from samples using a combination of Logic plugins and the free Airwindows Density2 for the important saturation.
Logic Match EQ is an important component in capturing the frequency spectrum.
The theme is available for purchase for 10 EUR.
More information: Logic Pro X Themes
Puremagnetik has announced the release of Filmscape, a new bundle of instruments for media composers and sound designers.
Filmscape is over 3GB of sound design and soundscape toolsets for composers, film scorers and intrepid experimentalists.
Packed with menus of metallic slams, horrific environments, cinematic textures and transition effects, Filmscape is a comprehensive collection of essential sounds for games, film, television and other media.
- Infinite Spaces – An odyssey in space and sound. Built with responses generated from legendary space simulation equipment. Infinite Spaces is an adventure in stereo and an odyssey in sonic textures.
- Grainscapes – A collection of haunting, granular synthesized cinematic textures and ambiences for scoring or sound design applications. Grainscapes includes over 20 multi-sampled programs tailored for instant tweaking and sonic manipulation.
- Metalsphere – Intense soundscapes, suspenseful textures and horrific environments. Conveniently packaged into 2 multisampled menus of the most nightmarish proportions, Metalsphere contains a huge array of sonic possibilities.
- Technosphere – Over 100 dark, twisted soundscapes, transition effects and ambiances. Perfect for television/film scoring, atmosphere creation and creative sound design.
Filmscape is available for Ableton, Logic and Kontakt, priced at $49 USD.
More information: Puremagnetik / Filmscape
TW-Sounds has released FB-01 Vol.2, a collection of sounds from the vintage FB-01 FM synthesizer by Yamaha.
This is the Bundle Vol.2 of all sample libraries from the FB-01. It includes the Part I and Part II of the Vol.2.
The samples are recorded from the old vintage FB-01 FM Synthesizer from Yamaha. The Bundle include 20 Instruments mapped in Kontakt 5 with a GUI for manipulation of the sounds. Include also EXS24 and wav files.
FB-01 Vol.2 for Kontakt and EXS24 is available to purchase for the introductory price of £4.99 GBP. The price will increase with future updates (10 new sounds by the end of February, and 10 more in Mid April, 2014).
Until January 4th, the Yamaha FB-01 Bundle is available for just £4.99 GBP, and FB-01 Part I (Kontakt) is free over the Holidays.
More information: TW-Sounds
Time+Space has announced the release of Critical Mass – Audioscapes by Zero-G and Xfonic, the latest addition to the impressive line-up of award winning cinematic sample libraries created by the same producer of Dark Skies and Alien Skies.
Critical Mass provides you with a vast expanse of new and experimental sound materials with themes ranging from chilling deep space horror all the way through to sumptuous heavenly atmospheres. It has been designed to suit all the needs of professional audio-video producers such as TV, cinema & game score composers and also EDM music producers who want to add a unique twist to their tracks.
In addition to hundreds of atmospheres, soundscapes, textures, hits, stingers, pads and FX there are 30 production kits which present the sounds within short, musical/sound design ‘cues’ to inspire your imagination – experiment by mixing and matching the sounds in the various Kits to create unique and interesting fusions!
Critical Mass Audioscapes features
- 700+ Acidized WAV files.
- 700+ AIFF Apple Loops.
- 750 Kontakt Instruments.
- 750 EXS24 Instruments.
- 750 NN-XT Instruments.
Critical Mass is available to purchase (download and 2-disc DVD set) for RRP £59.95 GBP/€74.95 EUR. A purchase of the library at Time+Space before December 16th will include Zero-G’s Ambiosis sample library download for free (£30.95 GBP value).
More information: Time+Space / Critical Mass
Goldbaby has launched DFS Blue, a virtual synthesizer instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS-24.
Goldbaby is a huge fan of hybrid analog/digital synths. This pack was lovingly sampled from some of these amazing instruments: PPG Wave 2.2, DSI Prophet 12, Ensoniq SQ80, Kawai K3m, Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 and the Oto Biscuit (Der Oto). 1.5 GB of samples lovingly recorded through high end studio equipment.
The EXS24 version has plenty of patches and these patches can be edited further using EXS-24 extensive synth like controls.
The Kontakt version has a very useful GUI with plenty of synth controls to customize the sounds and also has a great little sequencer!
DFS Blue features
- 264 patches for EXS-24 / Kontakt 5.
- 2021 wav samples (24 bit, 1.5 GB).
- Kontakt version includes custom GUI with synth controls & sequencer.
- Requires Logic Pro 9.1 or higher, Kontakt 5 full version.
The sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.
More information: Goldbaby / DFS Blue
Resonance Sound has launched Vintage Movie Vocals 2, a sample library featuring vocal phrases and vintage FX samples.
Movies & Music – so many people will agree they make an awesome couple. Reshaping the use of vocals in music production since Vintage Movie Vocals 1, Resonance Sound got ready for delivering the next treat: Vintage Movie Vocals 2 might be just the perfect (pre-) christmas gift to get you all creative over the holidays!
No matter whether you wanna spice up your kick-ass dubsteb track, add a mysterious touch to an epic trance break or mangle voices like crazy and come up with something dancefloor’s never heard before – get ready to (re-) discover your love for movie dialogs, processed with the latest professional armory of Resonance Sound Studios! Fire up your DAW and get going – and you might not wanna miss out on our carefully arranged audio demo with some serious inspiration in there. Houston, we definitely don’t have a problem!
Vintage Movie Vocals 2 features
- 673 Samples in total.
- 1,11 GB Content.
- 612 Vocal Phrases.
- 61 Vintage FX Samples.
- 24-bit WAV Stereo.
- 100% Mono compatible.
- EXS24 & Kontakt 5 Sampler Patches.
The sample pack is available to purchase for 24.95 EUR incl. VAT.
More information: Resonance Sound / Vintage Movie Vocals 2
Precisionsound has released the Naeshult Table Piano, a virtual instrument sample library for Kontakt and EXS24.
These so-called table pianos, or piano harps, were made in Småland in the south of Sweden from about 1880 until 1929, when the manufacturing plant was burnt. During this period there was a use for self-playing instruments in schools, churches, and other groups. You could call them “sing-along machines of the 1800s”. Naturally, the demand declined in conjunction with the introduction of gramophone records.
Now, a hundred years later, Precisionsound have taken this limited but charming contraption and made it a flexible and playable instrument for software samplers. Their aim was to honour the instrument’s original characteristics – the clapping of the clubs, the sonorous sound of the strings coming out of the box.
Naeshult Table Piano features
- 459 stereo 24-bit WAV samples.
- Chromatic string samples.
- Percussive hammer samples.
- Mechanical crank samples.
- 4 programs for Kontakt 2.
- 1 scripted program for Kontakt 3+ and above.
- 4 programs for EXS24.
- 1.50 GB total uncompressed size.
The sample library costs $49 USD.
More information: Precisionsound / Naeshult Table Piano
Binary Music has announced the release of PD1000, a sampled instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt, Ableton Live and Apple Logic Pro EXS24.
The PD1000 virtual synthesizer instrument for Native Instrument Kontakt.
Binary Music are pleased to announce our new library PD1000, a collection of sounds from the Casio CZ1000 Phase Distortion synthesizer.
Originally manufactured in 1985, the CZ1000 was a full-size version of the CZ101. Notable users included The Human League, Moby, The Orb, Eat Static and was perhaps most famously used by Vince Clarke.
Our library contains 108 patches made from 1,349, 24 bit samples and includes all of the original factory ROM sounds.
PD1000 is available to purchase for £18 GBP / €21 EUR / $23 USD for Kontakt and £15 GBP / €17 EUR / $19 USD for Live and EXS24, including VAT in EU.
More information: Binary Music