Precisionsound has announced Gothenburg Reed Organ, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Gothenburg Reed Organ, a midsize chamber organ with suction air made by Göteborgs Orgelfabrik.
For those of you who love the sound of Precisionsound’s Langegard Pump Organ, we’re now taking a big step forward. We went back to the same instrument but re-recorded it. The Gothenburg Reed Organ consists of new samples – of every single register of the organ. This means extended possibilities to create the voice character you’re looking for.
The Gothenburg Reed Organ, NI Kontakt version is a truly virtual recreation of a reed/pump organ, with flexibility beyond the original instrument, and over four hundred samples.
You can mix the registers together by volume, and you can also fine-tune the registers against each other for a big sound. You can vary the volume with an LFO, adjust the stereo image, and more.
Gothenburg Reed Organ features
1 program for NI Kontakt version 3, 4 & 5.
7 programs for Logic EXS24.
7 programs for NI Kontakt version 2.
425 MB content (uncompressed).
Gothenburg Reed Organ costs $59 USD (includes all formats). Full version of Kontakt is required, this library does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player.
Introducing the 4th sample pack in our Drum Tools library, containing over 100 expertly crafted Minimal Drum and Bass Drum Samples, organised into 7 themed drum kits with sampler instruments for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT.
There are also 70 full midi grooves and corresponding royalty free, 24 Bit Wav audio loops showcasing how the drum samples can be used.
Minimal Drum and Bass features
112 samples (24-bit).
7 kits with 16 samples in each.
70 MIDI files with corresponding audio loops.
Sampler instruments for Battery, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT and EXS24.
Introducing Lithium Beats, a revolutionary new drum machine for Kontakt 5, with a powerful custom interface and groove browser, over 400 expertly crafted 24 Bit drum samples from sound designer EVAC, and over 250 versatile midi grooves for a whole range of genres.
The machine is built around a beatifully diverse collection of drum samples, that were created from a huge collection of over 3000 field recordings and analogue machine noises, which were then painstakingly recorded, editing and finally assembled into a stunning collection of drum kits. All samples are laid out in a similar format, allowing midi grooves to be used between kits, and individual samples to be mixed and matched as desired.
The midi grooves can simply be auditioned and dragged straight from Kontakt to your DAW, where you can edit them as you wish…or just create your own grooves.
The sample library is available to purchase for Kontakt 5 for the introductory price of £37 GBP (regular £49 GBP). The library is also available as a Wav + sampler patches pack (Battery, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT), priced at £34.70 GBP.
Drumdrops has announced the upcoming 1963 Premier Outfits 54, the first release in a series of 8 single shot multi-velocity drum kits.
Already one of the world’s leading places to purchase bespoke live drum tracks as multi- tracks, stems and loops, Drumdrops.com are now gearing up to start selling the first of their high-standard, single shot multi-velocity drum kits from May 2013.
The first kit set for release is the Vintage 1963 Premier Outfits 54 Kit, similar to the one played by Ringo Starr in his early career. This classic vintage kit was recorded in Miloco’s The Pool in London, taking advantage of the studio’s fantastic sounding live space. The talents of drummer, Adam Falkner, were harnessed to sample the kit in multiple velocity steps to create the most realistic sounding packs possible. This kit is an essential addition to any drum library, offering the highest quality authentic sounding 60s kit at your fingertips.
To make projects even easier, the 1963 Premier Outfits 54 kit is available to purchase in three separate packs.
The Kontakt 5 Pack — Probably the most impressive part about this forthcoming release; Drumdrops have built their own Kontakt 5 interface featuring everything existing Kontakt 5 users have come to expect. Sixteen velocity levels are included on each articulation and multiple round robins resulting in over 7000 samples, ensures this kit is meticulously and successfully matched to the real thing. The mixer has mute, solo, pan, phase, routing and two aux sends and each channel comes with a 4-band EQ and Transient Master. Custom velocity curves and MIDI Mapping are also standard. There are a number of convolution reverbs included, which have been taken from a variety of commercial studios, and some of the more interesting spring and plate reverbs, whilst randomisation features further enhance the authentic sound. These are just some of the features on the forthcoming pack. For a detailed overview, click here to download the manual.
The Multi-Velocity Pack — Don’t have Kontakt 5? Don’t worry – Drumdrops have covered that, too! This pack is perfect for the pro’s that may want a smaller sample set to add to their library, and with up to sixteen velocity levels on each articulation and no round robins, it’s the ideal choice. Built to load up in any sampler or drum machine, Drumdrops have also made life easier, going that one step further by including templates for Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, idrum, Maschine, with Geist and MIDI templates included for the sampler templates. You can download the multi-velocity Pack manual here.
The Single Hits Pack — Designed with drum machine users in mind or those who don’t need multiple velocities, simplicity was the key with this pack and with just three velocities included, there’s a super simple price to go with it as well. Like the multi-velocity kit, this single hit package features the same templates for ease and accessibility; just download and go! To download the single pack manual click here.
The Premier Outfits 54 Kit for Kontakt will be available to purchase on May 7th, 2013, priced at £30 GBP. The multi-velocity and single hits packs are priced £10 GBP and £5 GBP respectively. More kits will be released over the coming months.
Detunized has announced the release of “Piano”, an Upright Piano in a small venue.
Detunized Piano translates the spirit of a pretty old and battered Upright Piano into digital realms. Hosted in a small venue right beside an auto shop this particular Piano has undergone numerous Jazz and Blues sessions throughout the decades.
The Live Pack delivers the multi-sampled and velocity-layered Piano with separately adjustable sustain and release levels plus 7 additional instruments that push the classic piano sound far beyond the original.
Wavesfactory has announced W-Buzz, a sample library featuring snare buzz sounds.
When electric bass and drums play together, the low frequencies coming from the bass amp make the snare wires vibrate. This is called “sympathetic resonance”. There isn’t always the same sound, it depends on the frequency of the notes, the volume and the snare itself.
When you record bass and drums separately (using sample libraries or real instruments), this doesn’t happen but, by adding W-Buzz to the mix, your tracks become more realistic and organic. It changes your perception.
We recorded it by playing an electric bass through an amp near a drum kit, with a mic pointing at the bottom of the snare, and just sampling that sound. We recommend using a LPF (low pass filter) to get rid of the bass and only let the snare sound come through.
Each note sampled because every frequency makes the snare vibrate in a different way. 2 round robin, sustain, mutes and glissandos.
WAV files | 44.1 KHz, 24 bits.
2 round robin.
Sustain, mutes and glissandos.
Each note sampled, no pitch shifting.
Premium mics, preamps and converters.
Add realism to your tracks.
For Kontakt 3.5 and superior.
Full version of Kontakt required. Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.
Signo SFX-Instruments has announced the release of the Outdoor Skating – Male Bundle, a sound fx sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS24.
This is the first set of the Outdoor Ice Skating collection from amateur skating on natural ice surface.
It contains 4 SFX-Instruments offering the basic path, including skating strokes, slide loops, stops, turns, moves and scrapes. Moreover, 3 other sets including different stops lengths, additional moves, short and long srapes.
This bundle contains a total of 359 samples 96kHz / 24bits mono.
The sample library costs $34.95 CAD. Compatible with Kontakt (full retail) and EXS24.