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u-he announces ZebraHZ: Custom Zebra synth plugin and sounds used for Dark Knight Trilogy bundled

ZebraHZ riddle

u-he has announced details on the upcoming ZebraHZ, a special version of Zebra that Hans Zimmer used in the soundtracks of the Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films.

As you know, next week premieres the final part of The Dark Knight trilogy. For the soundtrack HZ used a custom built Zebra with Diva filters and some prototype features originally planned for Zebra3. He got us to do this in return for some rights. Now the gist is, part of what we’re releasing requires that pimped version of Zebra, hence it will be bundled. It isn’t perfect, e.g. the “Diva” filters are mono, there’s no multicore support, significant CPU drain if the extras are used. We call it ZebraHZ, and it will run nicely as a *separate* plugin!

So, hehe, I can’t hold back anymore, and it has been guessed rightly a few times – all Zebra patches by HZ/HS designed for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, accompanied by ZebraHZ. Sells for 99$, requires an existing Zebra license.

This I think is the best way to celebrate 11 (i.e. one more!) years of u-he, and a great way to bridge the gap until we release Zebra3. I’m also very happy that we can finally and officially make these sounds heard.

More information: u-he

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Eastwest releases Quantum Leap Solo Violin sample library

Eastwest has announced the release of Quantum Leap Solo Violin, a world-class solo violin for the most demanding virtual orchestrations.

Eastwest / Quantum Leap Solo Violin

Produced by Nick Phoenix, Quantum Leap Solo Violin is a virtuoso solo violin recorded at Remote Control Productions, a film score facility in Santa Monica, California run by veteran film composer Hans Zimmer and home to the scores of many of today’s top films.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin includes 5 passes of true legatos sampled intervals, Legato soft, legato forte, expressive legato, portamento and fast legato/ trill/ run.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin features round robin up and down bowing on most articulations and is the first violin virtual instrument that can handle very fast playing and live trill playing with ease. All of the basic articulations were sampled as well as various expressive articulations, vibrato styles, and non vibrato.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin has a sound and character ideally suited for film and classical work.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin includes the latest version of EastWest’s PLAY software featuring 2 new solo violin reverb impulses designed to make Quantum Leap Solo Violin blend well with other EastWest/Quantum Leap collections.

Eastwest/Quantum Leap Solo Violin is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Sounds Online (USA + World excl. Europe) / Sounds Online (Europe)

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Eigenharp announces Eigenharp Alpha Contest

Eigenharp Alpha

Eigenharp has announced a contest where you could win an Eigenharp Alpha.

We know that many of you would love to own an Eigenharp Alpha. So we’ve decided to give one away to the best Pico player out there.

We’ve put together a great judging panel which includes Hans Zimmer, Courtney Pine and Eigenharp inventor John Lambert.

All you need to do is get your hands on an Eigenharp Pico (just £349), record a performance, upload it to YouTube and post us a link using the competition entry form. You can make up to six entries and the competition closes on 28th February 2010. The winner will receive an Eigenharp Alpha worth over £4,000.

The first ten entrants will get a free Eigenlabs T-shirt.

More information: Eigenharp / Alpha Contest

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