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.
- 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
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
Sonic Zest has announced the release of Glass Hand Drums, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
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
Sonic Zest has introduced The Glass Absolute Quintet, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Glass has been used as a musical instrument for centuries. While usually filled with the finest French cognacs, champagnes and wines, the unique sound of these quintet of glasses produces a warm and haunting tone, that comes with a reverb-y and chamber like echo.
The Glass Absolute Quintet is an exciting new library, featuring the soprano sound of the Champagne Flute all the way down to the baritone of the Punch glass bowl. The glasses have been hit and resonated to give a variety of sounds, full of character.
The Glass Absolute Quintet features
- Detailed sampling of a quintet of glass instruments: Champagne, Brandy, Burgundy, Wine and Punch glasses.
- Both resonance and staccato expressions.
- For staccato the glasses are available separately or layer, while for the resonance all five glasses are in a single instrument patch.
- Instantly playable.
- 130 MB download (315 MB when extracted)
- 3x round robins.
- Full Kontakt required.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $30 USD.
More information: Sonic Zest / The Glass Absolute Quintet
Cinematique Instruments has announced Poing!, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Poing? Just let two balls bouncing inside an enclosed area and let them play a sound each time they are contacting an obstacle! That exactly is Poing – It is musical Ping Pong. But also much more….
Poing! is a self generating musical tool which makes sounds by every touch of two balls with the border of an area in which the balls are bouncing or 3 bars inside this area. These bars can also move either automatically or controlled by the mod wheel. Poing! provides four different sound sources, which can be mixed with four seperate knobs. These are a Monochord, a Gentle Glockenspiel, a normal Sinus Sounds and the sound of a glass bowl.
In order to shape the sound of Poing there are available a lot of options: reverb, delay, phaser and a low pass resonance filter. But you can also set the pitch and the scale of the generated notes. There are available 10 different kinds of scales such as major-, minor, whole-tone, chromatic or mixed scales. Finally you can separatly start each ball and adjust the speed of them. Because of its advanced
scripting Poing! is like the 80ies video game – just musically fun.
Beside using Poing! as a self generating tool you are also free to play Poing! manually with your keyboard.
The Poing! library for Kontakt is available to for 16 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4 or higher full version.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Poing!
VST Buzz has announced a limited time deal, offering the Bell from Shelf and Wine Glass library bundle by Atom Hub at a 30% discount.
This bundle offers some really unique and quirky little libraries from a relatively unheard of developer. Wine Glass has 40 presets offering a variety of unusual sounds created from sampling wine glass hits (finger tip, knuckle, wooden stick etc.) with 7x round robins. Its a beautiful library that offers a nice crystalline, sparkly and ominous sound.
The Bell from Shelf was created by sampling the knocking, ringing and tolling of a copper brass bell. It comes with 24 presets (5x round robins) and gives you a beautiful percussive, metallic and clangy sound. These are some excellent libraries to add to your collection and absolutely dirt cheap!
The bundle is available to purchase for $9.50 USD until November 12th, 2013 (regular $13.50 USD).
More information: VST Buzz
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VST Buzz has announced a deal on the Glass/Bells Kontakt Bundle by AudioThing, offering the 2 Kontakt sample libraries at a 30% discount for 1 week.
Glass is a sampled balloon wine glass that has a bright and crystalline tone and long sustain. It has 10 Kontakt instruments (.nki) included and sounds hypnotic and angelic.
Bells is a Kontakt library with 26 Kontakt instruments (.nki), created with many different bells including an Agnone souvenir bell, a hotel desk-bell, a Perko fog bell, and a classic school bell. Made from a wide range of different materials, and sampled with a range of different articulations and techniques, this is a very flexible library which is able to provide a wide range of sounds.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $25 USD until October 1st, 2013 (regular $38 USD).
More information: VST Buzz