Spitfire Audio has released Low Winds, a new British Modular Library series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
BML103 – LOW WINDS brings us even closer to reaching our first phase creating the finest most detailed orchestral library on the planet today; the British Modular Library project. 3 fine soloists who you will often see performing with the greatest orchestras and on the most important film scoring sessions. In this volume you will find everything you need to get up and running with simply the most beautiful, realistic, playable and inspirational low-end clarinets and flute.
Recorded to tape via the finest signal chain in the finest room. This volume contains no less than a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple round robins, dynamic layers and easy to use, fully functional legato with control of vibrato. This instalment is sure to highlight what a wonderful colour these instruments can add to your work and we hope will encourage and inspire your best writing.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £169 GBP until September 1st, 2014 (RRP £229 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.
More information: Spitfire / Low Winds
Soundiron has announced the release of Iron Pack #6, a new micro-library series pack that demonstrates some of the content in its Little Wooden Flutes ethnic flute performance and chromatic mutli-sample library.
Iron PackIron Pack 06 features 12 unique ambient pads and experimental tonal drones created from manipulated Indian Venu and Native American flute recordings. There are also two main acoustic flute presets, with playable chromatic sustains and live phrases, trills and effects. Each preset includes a variety of easily customizable sound shaping parameters.
You’ll find regular unlocked nki presets for the full version of Kontakt 4 or 5, as well as open source SFZ presets, for non Kontakt users. The SFZ presets can be used in the free Sforzando Player, the free Alchemy Player by Camel Audio and many other compatible engines. Click Here to listen to our Iron Pack demos.
The Iron Pack is available for purchase for $3.99 USD until July 1st, 2014. The Little Wooden Flutes library is 30% off for a limited time.
More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack
8Dio has announced the release of Piccolo Flute Virtuoso, a new Colin O’Malley’s Claire series virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Claire Woodwind Series is a deep-sampled collection of the finest virtuoso woodwind soloists ever sampled. These are highly playable instruments soared with true emotion, effortless and equilibristic behavior.
The Claire Piccolo Virtuoso is perhaps the sweetest thing we have ever sampled. It is everything you would want from the Piccolo and more. Expressive, Clean, Beautiful and Playable. The Piccolo Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide).
The core of the instrument is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both lyrical and strong legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs and sustains. We recorded arcs with both light, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant. In addition we also added trills, runs, staccattissimo, marcato and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve sounds and natural click noises etc.
The library is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until July 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).
More information: 8Dio Productions / Piccolo Flute Virtuoso
8Dio has announced the release of Alto-Flute Virtuoso, a virtual flute instrument library that is part of the Claire Virtuoso Woodwind series for Kontakt by Colin O’Malley.
Our Alto Flute Virtuoso is the most expressive, playable and lifelike Alto-Flute ever sampled. The Alto-Flute Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide). The core of the instrument is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both lyrical and strong legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs and sustains.
We recorded arcs with both light, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant. In addition we also added trills, runs, staccattissimo, marcato and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve sounds and natural click noises etc.
Claire Alto-Flute Virtuoso features
- Deep-Sampled Virtuoso Alto-Flute / ultra hi-def (96Khz).
- Recorded in symphonic hall w/ 3 mics (Close, Decca, Wide).
- Lyrical and Strong Legato Patches.
- Arcs, Marcato, Runs & Sustains.
- Staccatissimo and Trills.
The library is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until June 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).
More information: 8Dio / Claire Alto-Flute Virtuoso
Samplemodeling has announced the release of The Flutes, a virtual instrument library featuring the C-flute, piccolo, alto and bass flutes.
Flutes use samples as a base material, chromatically performed by a professional player over a very wide dynamic range, and recorded with state-of-the-art technology. The resulting timbre is therefore that of the real instrument. But the analogy with a sample based library ends here.
The underlying, proprietary technology allows continuous interpolation among different vectors like time, dynamics, pitch and formants. Advanced real time processing techniques yield realistic legato, vibrato, squeak, overblow, ornamentations & trills, pitchbends, subharmonics, growl and flutter tongue to be performed in real time.
The Flutes for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for 229 EUR (+VAT, if applicable). Sample Modeling customers are entitled to a 10% discount, available until June 15th, 2014.
More information: Samplemodeling / The Flutes
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
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SampleTekk has launched a limited time sale, offering up to 65% off its Renaissance Flutes, The Big One Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Mk seventy-three, and BOB – Orchestral Brass sample libraries.
- Renaissance Flutes – A complete set of recorders, Bass, Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino, beautifully played by one of Sweden’s top flutists. Regular Price $119 – On Sale $49
- TBO, The Big One – Yamaha C7 Grand Piano with 93 unique samples/recorded note! Regular Price $199 – On Sale $89
- Mk seventy-three – The Rhodes challenger! Recorded through a a Fender Twin – The way it was supposed to. Regular Price $140 – On Sale $49
- BOB – Orchestral Brass – BOB gives you French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba. Regular Price $98 – On Sale $39
The sale ends January 20th, 2014.
More information: SampleTekk