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
Root-sounds has launched Percussive Innuendo, a multi-format percussion library featuring over 2,000 samples mapped for EXS24, NI Kontakt, Reason NNXT and ProTools Structure.
You can never have too many percussion sounds. Percussive Innuendo is the perfect way to expand your existing percussion library with instruments or playing techniques not found in most libraries. For example, Tam-tam hits or rolls are great, but how about the dramatic effects you get from bowing and scratching for instant mystery or horror scores. For better blending, there are, of course, also normal soft and loud hits. We have also included some rare sounds, like a siren which is called for in very few orchestral scores (like Ionization by Edgar Varèse).
We were fortunate to be able to raid the percussion rooms of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. These sounds make up the bulk of the library, but you also get selected sounds from the collection of the University of Victoria, B.C., Mills College, California, as well as private collections.
Percussive Innuendo Gold edition (contains dry and wet versions) is available to purchase for $89 USD, a Standard edition (wet versions only) is $59 USD.
More information: Root-sounds / Percussive Innuendo
Precisionsound has released MBira bva Zimbabwe, a virtual mbira instrument library.
The MBira bva Zimbabwe is a twenty-two key MBira with added machachara—or “sizzler” to give a buzzing sound. The buzzing is traditionally important because it is believed to attract the ancestral spirits.
Precisionsound has deconstructed the sizzler from the original tone, so that the user can mix between the chromatic tone, the release noises, and the sizzler sound, all within the Kontakt interface. The user can also adjust the sizzler’s decay independently, to find a balance between the tone of the MBira keys and the buzz of the sizzler.
The MBira bva Zimbabwe library was sampled in two velocity layers, and recorded four round robins for each of the chromatic metal keys, sizzlers, and release samples. The instrument was close-miked in stereo, and the library contains 252 24-bit WAV samples. The key range of the instrument is from B1 to C5.
MBira bva Zimbabwe features
- 252 stereo 24-bit WAV samples.
- Chromatic metal key notes and release noises.
- Percussive “sizzler” samples from the MBira body.
- 1 program for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted interface.
- 3 programs for NI Kontakt 2.
- 3 programs for Logic EXS24.
The library is available to purchase for $20 USD. Kontakt programs require the full version of Kontakt (not compatible with the free Kontakt Player).
More information: Precisionsound / MBira bva Zimbabwe