Bolder Sounds releases Crystal Glasses V3 for Kontakt

Bolder Sounds has released Crystal Glasses V3 for Kontakt, introducing enhanced KSP scripting by Bo Clausen.

Bolder Sounds Crystal Glasses V3

The Crystal Glasses is a project I began in 2007. I worked on it sporadically over 3 years. Bolder Sounds already has a very popular sound set entitled Crystal Glasses and Meditation Bowls. So – why create another? The crystals recorded in that library date back to the mid 1990’s when 16 bit mono samples was the standard format (the Meditation Bowls were sampled at a later date in stereo). Also – the idea of recording these crystal glasses as a group of glasses opened up the door to different sound design opportunities. This newer Crystal library features 24-bit stereo samples, round-robin sampling, numerous articulations and Kontakt scripting galore.

Crystal Glasses V3 features

  • The ability to save and recall up to six Presets per Preset drop-down Menu.
  • 11 Preset drop-down Menus – Layer, LFO, Filter, EQ, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Rotator, Delay, Space and Reverb Presets .
  • An advanced Pitch Wheel control where a user has independent Up/Down controls and a special setting that only bends the last played note.
  • Freely assignable Key-Switches for all the Layer buttons.
  • Humanize randomization of Timing, Tuning and Velocity.
  • A Key Switch Page enabling the user assign which key will trigger the various Key Switches.
  • Many example Kontakt instruments that demonstrate the wide range of sound sculpting possibilities.

The library is available for the introductory price of $39 USD until November 1st, 2014.

More information: Bolder Sounds / Crystal Glasses V3

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Hzandbits releases Bells & Bowls sample pack

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Hzandbits Bells & Bowls

Hzandbits has announced Bells & Bowls, a collection of 86 glass & ceramic bell sound effects in 24bit/96kHz mono.

Here are 14 different bell-like objects, each multi-sampled for maximum expressiveness, tuned to the nearest musical note and ready to drop into you favorite sampler and play away.

Ranging from only slightly complex sine waves, to strange wobbles and beat frequencies, these actual physical bowls, plates and vases had some pretty amazing musical sounds in them.

Many of them took surprisingly little pitch-alterations to reach a musical note – almost as if some glassware factory wanted them to be struck with mallets and recorded!

Bells & Bowls is available for purchase for $18 USD. Newsletter subscribers get a 50% discount.

More information: Hzandbits / Bells & Bowls

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New Atlantis Audio releases Subrosa ReFill

New Atlantis Audio Subrosa

New Atlantis Audio has released Subrosa, a ReFill library featuring sounds created from a collection of flower-themed antique “depression glass”.

Well anyway, yours truly found a few boxes of this stuff in grandmas attic and, knowing that beauty (and ugliness) is only skin-deep, I gave one etched flower-shaped dish a gentle flick of the finger and… a gorgeous sustaining A note rang out and bounced off the dusty rafters. Yup, I needed to sample these.

Subrosa’s Combinators are powered by 6 NN-XT multisample instruments in 24 bit. You’ll enjoy loads of tweakage and versatility out of the box with the Combis alone, but I suspect the more adventurous treasure pickers out there will find beautiful new homes for the NN-XTs inside their own racks and tracks.

Subrosa features

  • 21 Combinators.
  • 6 NN-XT instruments.
  • 24 bit audio.

The pack is available for PayWhatYouWant from $1.99 USD for a limited time.

More information: New Atlantis Audio / Subrosa

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Spitfire releases Kitchenware – Glass by Paul Clarvis

Spitfire Kitchenware - Glass

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Kitchenware – Glass, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

An extraordinary anthology of a set of tuned wine glass performed with a number of techniques by percussion supremo Paul Clarvis. Alongside an esoteric collection of domestic glass and ceramic kitchenware meticulously recorded with a selection of beaters and techniques to create a library of tuned percussion from another world. A selection of sounds that give you the effect of well worn mallet instruments but without their associated stereotypes. Not quite glockenspiels, not quite celestes, not quite bowed vibraphones. This library will add an enticing magic to your music.

To accompany and flatter our amazing selection of Metalware released in 2013 we’re proud to bring you this volume of 4.1 GB compressed data from over 10.7 GB in WAV format and over 12,000 samples. With up to 3 dynamic layers and 5 round robins per instrument, including a variety of easily switchable beaters and techniques, including finger nail flicks and slaps .

Arranged in three sections this library features a set of chromatically tuned glasses played by supremo Paul Clarvis a number of different ways: different hits, flicks, bows and rubs. The second section features a selection of 17 different domestic pieces of glass and enamel-ware played struck 5 different ways. The third is this same lineup up played with water in to give it a drifting dreamy quality. The whole library is recorded with a selection of top quality mics and perspectives.

The library is available for the introductory price of £49 GBP for 2 weeks (regular £66 GBP).

More information: Spitfire Audio / Kitchenware – Glass

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Sonic Zest releases Glass Hand Drums

Sonic Zest has announced the release of Glass Hand Drums, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Glass Hand Drums

Halfway between percussion and melodic instrument sits these glass hand drums. Sonically they are reminiscent of hand drums and halo drums.

To capture beauty and quirky nature of these instruments 5x round robins and 3 velocity layers were utilised. What you hear is the sound of the drums being patted, clapped and slapped to unearth their haunting tones. A sound design patch also comes with the instrument, which produces a pad-like sound that would probably work well in a horror movie.

Sonic Zest’s Glass Hand Drums sits perfectly in any mix. It’s great to any set-up and is ideal for playing lullabies and other lead melodies that you may be working on.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Glass Hand Drums

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