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Sonokinetic releases Nevel Biblical Harp sample library

Sonokinetic Nevel

Sonokinetic has announced Nevel, a Biblical Harp sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This instrument has been around for centuries. It is, without a doubt, one of the first instruments crafted by human beings. Built as an instrument to inspire and devote people to their God, this is one of the truly mystical instruments. It’s sounds will teleport you to ancient times, to the cradle of the first civilizations where music was part of the ‘divine’.

Nevel features

  • 1.2 GB sample pool, 600+ samples.
  • Chromatic and Historical biblical tuning.
  • 4 Articulations selectable from UI or keyswitch: plucked, fingered, tempo-synced runs and FX.
  • 3 band EQ adjustment.
  • Custom Impulse Response reverb setting with adjustable size and wet/dry.
  • Multiple velocity layers (up to 9 for each string).
  • 3 x Round Robin.
  • Sample envelope controls – attack, delay & release.
  • Custom designed interface.
  • Programmed by Blake Robinson.
  • Open Kontakt format for complete user customisation.
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • Nevel Reference document (PDF).

Nevel is available to purchase for 29.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Nevel

The Producers Choice releases Infectious Harp Loops

The Producers Choice Infectious Harp Loops

The Producers Choice has announced the release of Infectious Harp Loops, a new sample library.

The Producers Choice have released a mini-collection of harp loops, aimed at music producers who are lacking inspiration and want a quick creative injection.

Infectious Harp Loops features

  • 17 radio ready harp loops, crystal clear and worked with vintage audio gear.
  • Inspiration right out of the box to make a hit record.
  • BPM info included – just adjust your tempo, add your loop and you are set.
  • Info on what ‘key’ the loop was recorded in – so you can easily add extra instrumentation and stay in key.
  • WAV format – for use with virtually ANY music software, sampler or workstation.
  • From beautiful, soft R&B loops, to gritty processed hard hip hop harp loops – it is all in here…

Infectious Harp Loops is available to purchase for the introductory price of $15 USD for the first week (50% off regular).

More information: The Producers Choice

Sonokinetic releases Arpeggio, Concert Harp for Kontakt

Sonokinetic has released Arpeggio, a concert harp sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonokinetic Arpeggio

This instrument speaks to your imagination like no other. The beauty of the tone character is reflected in each composition. It’s enchanting, mysterious and mystical. Each time the concert Harp plays it brings orchestras, musical phrases and harmonic transitions to a creative peak. The large concert harp is one of our most favourite instruments, and we had this project on the top of our wish list. So be assured we put in our best effort to capture this instrument in a sample library at the highest possible quality, as you have grown to expect from Sonokinetic. The concert harp is a large and modern classical instrument, designed for classical (symphonic) music or played solo, as part of smaller chamber ensembles, and in cinematic orchestras.

It’s widely used in symphonic cinematic composition from smaller project to the largest imaginable John Williams scores. With a wide harmonic range and diversity in performance styles this instrument is converted into a very flexible, easy to use but diverse sampled instrument. With “Arpeggio” Sonokinetic brings the epic power of the Concert harp to your fingertips with a wide variety of multi layered instruments spanning from portato / staccato played to legato , flageolet, picked, bisbigliando and the highly popular press-de-table. Tempo synced scale runs and glissandi in all major, minor, diminished and pentatonic keys. With an all exclusive “Arpeggio”- only collection of HarpFX patches and a mind blowing user interface this instrument will not let you down. It will inspire you and your productions to reach new heights

Arpeggio features

  • Base samples: 1 instrument patch containing the following playing styles: Short (one-hit), Long (sustain), Flageolet, Picked, Bisbigliando, Press de Table, FX Free Improv, FX Chord Improv, Glissandi in multiple styles, scales and keys.
  • Single instrument for Kontakt 4.1 and higher with 4 panels – Main, IR, EQ & Credits.
  • Tempo-synced runs (Up, Down and Up-Down).
  • Convolution reverb applied to the multi instrument to represent the original acoustic space.
  • Sonokinetic draggable IR space? design knob to allow dynamic assignment and configuration of the convolution effects.
  • Dynamic sample loading & purging for efficient memory usage.
  • Customisable keyswitching system to allow command of articulations in your compositions.
  • Visual representation of current scale and key when playing glissandi.
  • 1500+ samples. (3,97 GB sample content).

Arpeggio for Kontakt is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Arpeggio

Necromare releases Dante’s Power Chords, Deep Space Explorer, and many more

Necromare Dante's Power Chords

Necromare has released another batch of free sample-based VST instruments for Windows.

New Necromare plugins

  • Dante’s Power Chords – A simple collection of muted and open powerchords. The keys are velocity triggered for each sound. On either end of the keys you will find guitar sounds mixed with demonic growls.
  • Deep Space Explorer – Great for space or ambient music this VST comes with instruments to make a complete song, all accessed via a drop down menu.
  • Bang – a collection of everyday obects in a percussive form. Drum map for easy navigation included.
  • Broken Toy – Old toy gets new life as circuit bent instrument.
  • Jazz Trumpet – Great solo instrument in its own right. Velocity sensitive, including muted trumpet and fx.
  • Bongoes – The lower registers are a set of dry bongos, the upper keys are wet.
  • Celtic Harp – A very pretty version of this beatiful irish instrument. sound great with soom room reverb.
  • Koto – This graceful instrument is reproduced here.
  • Mandolin – Exotic instrument with a nice string sound. Try and replicating the style of this instrument warning: Keep the sustain low.
  • Turntable – Recordings of various sounds from a turntable. Keyboard map included.
  • The Audience – Foley sounds, including laughter, boos, stomps and cheering.
  • Bent Furbie – Various bent phrases and effects scattered along the keyboard. Great if you into glitch or Bent music. The controls are represented as small dots.
  • PONG! – the simple but memorable blip sound from the PONG arcade video game.
  • Speak and Teach – 8 octaves of samples from speak and spell toys, great for dance, electro, art, industrial, glitch…

These Necromare plug-ins are available to download at no cost.

More information: Necromare

Precisionsound Indian Surmandal, Indian harp sample library

Precisionsound Indian Surmandal

Precisionsound has announced the release of Indian Surmandal, a sample library for Kontakt, HALion, and EXS24.

“Surmandal” also known as “Swarmandal” is a small Indian harp. It is generally used to accompany vocalists playing arpeggios and notes with the right thumb in Hindustani Classical music.

The Surmandal was used in The Beatles songs “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” and “Within You Without You”, plucked with a guitar pick like we have done here with the “Indian Surmandal” SampleSet.

Indian Surmandal features

  • 867 24bit WAV files.
  • 16 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion, Logic EXS24, and NI Kontakt v1 and v2 + 2 program for NI Kontakt v3 and v4.
  • Surmandal Plectrum — The “Surmandal” programs are the plectrum picked Surmandal from C1 to G4 with all notes and half notes sampled. The mappings are E2 to G5, the G5 is stretched to C6 and E2 is stretched down to C2. Every note has been sampled in 4 velocity layers and has 4 samples for every layer, these have been programmed as “round robin” for the Kontakt and EXS24 programs. The HALion programs have all samples mapped as velocity layers instead, a total of 16 velocity layers.
  • Surmandal Thaats — A Thaat is a musical mode in Hindustani music which always has seven notes (excluding the repeated tonic) and is considered the basis for the system of organizing and classifying ragas in North Indian classical music. There are ten generally accepted Thaats, all included in the Indian Surmandal SampleSet: Bilawal, Khamaj, Kafi, Asavari, Bhairavi, Bhairav, Kalyan, Marwa, Purvi & Todi. These are strummed up/down in different speeds and also clusters of notes for each Thaat.

Indian Surmandal is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD (DVD available for +$11 USD). All formats are included.

More information: Precisionsound / Indian Surmandal

Best Service releases Cinematique Instruments

Best Service Cinematique Instruments

Best Service has released Cinematique Instruments, a boxed version of Cinematique Instruments products powered by Engine, the sample player based on Yellow Tools Independence Pro.

Cinematique Instruments sets a focus on weird, odd and rare instruments which adds a subtle and individual character to your music production. Cinematique Instruments nearly recorded everything they could get their hands on!

The library contains wonderful string instruments such as an autoharp, a 36 string instrument with a series of chord bars, a kantele, a traditional plucked 5-string instrument of the zitherfamily native to Finland, a wooden celtic nylon harp or a bowed psaltery, an instrument of the zither family such as a kind of a wooden soundbox with unstopped strings over it.

Beyond a nice collection of percussion sounds Cinematique Instruments features also strange and rare keyboard instruments such as the low-price, garbage Super-Sound EK-470 e-piano, the charming organ with its electric fan which blows air across reeds or the organic and warm Zeitter & Winkelmann Piano.
But there are also special sound paks called Glass, Metallic Objects, Experimental Box and Downbeat Box. These sound paks are an amazing source of individual und inspriring textures, pads, mallets and percussions instruments.They beat and knocked doors and sideboards of a metallic kitchen with timpani mallets, brushes, sticks, fingers and fists, they tapped with fingers and timpani mallets against lids, rubbed around the glass rim and they assembled instruments from unique sounds such as stationannouncements, trains, paper crumpling, acoustic and electronic noise, station hum, underground railway noise, pneumatic doors, crown cap shaking, glitches, noise, hiss, hum and other weirdness.

Cinematique Instrument´s goal and ultimate ambition is to inspire everyone by using its highly playable and unique instruments providing a lot of opportunities for your music production.

Cinematique Instruments is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at 199 EUR.

More information: Best Service / Cinematique Instruments

Microhammer releases Microhammer March 2010 Bundle

Microhammer March 2010 Bundle

Microhammer has announced the release of the Microhammer March 2010 Bundle, a collection of three new instruments for Kontakt.

Microhammer is launching a series of new products around 15th of every month. All monthly releases will be followed by a bundle containing all the products at a highly favorable rate, so you can get it all. The bundle is only valid until our next release, so grab it while you can. We are proud to announce our second launch bundle, which consists of all the Microhammer March titles.

Microhammer March 2010 Bundle

  • Bronze Bin — Bronze is the most popular metal used to create top-quality musical bells and cymbals. So, when we came across this little refuse receptacle of pure brazen bronze, we thought ‘What a waste!’ Not in the waste-basket sense of the word, but a waste of musical potential. Every edge, curve, face and angle of this bronze beauty creates amazingly complex and unique sounds, full of harmonics, overtones and even undertones. In much the same way art and practicality intersect in the conventional use of this bin, so do percussion and melody intersect creating an enormous palette from a single source. Producing soft bell-like tones to a raspy wash of colliding frequencies the Microhammer Bronze Bin is a truly unique tuned percussion instrument.
  • Jews Harp — We recorded the Jew’s Harp in-depth by recorded all the resonance layers and round-robin one could humanly get out of this wonder. In additional we did tons of more unique FX. But the most prominent part of the library is our fancy “word builder” for it … its actually cooler then a word builder … We sampled all letters in the alphabet (A-Z) and numbers (1-10) … But wait … THERE IS MORE … We also included the Danish letters æ, ø and å into the recordings, since there is a huge community of Scandinavian Jaw Harp composers eagerly awaiting this release.
  • Overtone Flute — The Bamboo Overtone flute is like a little sibling to the Eastern European, Fujara. However the flute is distinctively different and almost human like in the sense it only has two holes. The flute is played by muting the bottom of the flute with your palm and bending the note. The overtones are generated by playing softer or harder in the flute and actually allows it to spand over four octaves. The sound is best described as ethnic/ethereal, but with that very distinct overtone charm to it. We sampled the hell out of it by multi-sampling the overtones in sustains and staccato and by doing over +350 BPM (80-140) based phrases on top of this – and with additional FX sections.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 3, SFZ and .wav
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3 / 4 full retail versions required.
  • Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.

The Microhammer March 2010 Bundle is available to purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD until 15 April, 2010 (regular price $73 USD). The instruments are also available to purchase separately.

More information: Microhammer

QESounds releases PianoFx

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QESounds PianoFx

QESounds has announced the release of PianoFx, a sample library for Kontakt 2 and higher, recorded on a 1910’s vintage Lester Cabinet Grand piano.

QES PianoFx is a collection of sounds recorded on a bare harp and soundboard and is intended for SoundTrack Design. Included in the library are frame hits/knocks/thunks, string plucks, picks, harmonics, brush stabs, brush slaps, glisses, smears, line bowings, cello bow bowings, Ebow Fx, string removal sounds and serendipitous sounds.

QES PianoFx includes SoundTools and Virtual Layer Remapping scripting and each of the atonal instruments has a separate group assigned to each sound so that the user can access the internal controls to tailor each sound according to their needs.

QES PianoFx

  • PFX Pro: a 24-bit, 44.1KHz, Stereo version with the complete set of sounds on 3 DVDs; 10 GB installed.
  • PFX_KG_DLV: a 16-bit, 44.1KHz, Stereo downloadable version containing hits, knocks, glisses and smears (3 ZIP files; 1.2 GB total download).
  • PFX_MSC_DLV: a 16-bit, 44.1KHz, Stereo downloadable version containing a few hits, glisses, and smears – but focusing mainly on the more Fx side of things (stabs, slaps, string removal, etc.) (3 ZIP files; 900 MB total download).

The PianoFX libraries are available at these introductory prices:

  • QES PFx Pro: $99.95 USD (regular $119.95).
  • QES PFX_KG_DLV: $24.95 USD (regular $34.95).
  • QES PFX_MSC_DLV: $24.95 USD (regular $34.95).

More information: QESounds / PianoFx