Hephaestus Sounds releases Concert Flute for Kontakt + 4 free instruments

Hephaestus Sounds has released Concert Flute, an elegant and expressive Flute and Piccolo instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hephaestus Sounds Concert Flute

Enjoy the great sound of the Flute and the Piccolo taking all the benefits from the Hephaestus’ Performer Intelligent Technology ©, that simulates the sound behavior of the real instrument.

Wanna play polyphonic? You just have to play polyphonic! Wanna play legato? You just have to play legato! Wanna play staccato? You just have to play staccato! And so on.

Concert Flute features

  • Contains 5 .NKI presets: Concert Flute, Concert Piccolo, Jazz Flute 1, Jazz Flute 2, Jazz Flute Duo.
  • 48 KHz 24-bit Mono sample resolution.
  • 3 dynamic layers, with a 4th extra layer for shout / flutter samples.
  • Real-time playing behavior with Hephaestus’ P.I.T.©
  • Advanced legato system, different at different playing speeds.
  • Release samples with key noises.
  • Breath noise controlled by releasing the sustain pedal.
  • Fullness, Presence, Exciter functions managing the sound frequencies.
  • Distance and Pad knobs, moving the flute through the virtual sound field.
  • Convolution Reverb with an IR sample, managing Reverb level and Room size.
  • Compressed file size of 75 MB.
  • Works on Kontakt 5.2 or newer (15 mins only on Kontakt Player).

The library is available from Sampleism for £9.99 GBP.

Hephaestus Sounds has also released Oboe, Clean Guitar, Female Solo Voice, and Hang Drum, 4 free Kontakt libraries in celebration of the release of Concert Flute.

More information: Sampleism / Hephaestus Sounds


Hephaestus releases Steinway Grand 2 free library

Hephaestus has released Steinway Grand 2, a free compact piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hephaestus Sounds Steinway Grand 2

This is the 2nd version of our Steinway piano. It uses the same samples of the 1st version, but we’ve fixed a lot of sound issues and increased the sound quality. If you want to try it…please, it’s FREE!

Steinway Grand 2 features

  • 44.1KHz 16-bit Stereo sample resolution.
  • Looped samples.
  • 3-band EQ to adjust the sound.
  • IR Reverb knob (new).
  • Key-off switch to enable/disable the key-off noise.
  • Fixed the bad flanger effect when pressing the sustain pedal (new).
  • Totally redesigned the script that controls the sustain pedal behaviour (new).
  • Harmonics / Resonance effects with IR (new).
  • Some notes have been retuned and adjusted EQ dynamics (new).
  • 48 MB size.
  • Kontakt 5.2 or newer required (Kontakt Player not supported).

The library is a free download.

More information: Hephaestus


Hephaestus Sounds releases Flute & Piccolo for Kontakt

Hephaestus Sounds Flute & Piccolo

Hephaestus Sounds has announced the release of Flute & Piccolo, a virtual instruments library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Our new small Flute & Piccolo library, sampled in studio.

Flute & Piccolo features

  • Flute:
    • 5 sound patterns (silver, wood, flutter, trills, staccato) also switchable using Modulation controller.
    • 3 dynamic layers + 1 overblown layer.
    • Non-compressed file size of 43MB (138 samples).
  • Piccolo:
    • 2 dynamic layers.
    • Non-compressed file size of 14MB.
  • Common:
    • 48KHz 24-bit Mono sample resolution.
    • Auto key-clicks & breath noises (deactivate-able), also switchable using Modulation controller.
    • Manual FX on the left.
    • Legato.
    • Reverb knob.
    • Expressiveness knob (managing attack & legato to increase the phrasing expressiveness).
    • 3-band EQ & pan control.
    • non-compressed total file size of 60MB.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 14.90 EUR until November 16th, 2013 (regular 29.90 EUR).

More information: Hephaestus Sounds