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Hollow Sun intros Advanced Noise Generator for Kontakt

Hollow Sun Advanced Noise Generator

Hollow Sun has announced the Advanced Noise Generator, a new Music Lab Machine for Native Instruments Kontakt.

It features very long 44/24 white, pink and low frequency noise samples taken from a true analogue modular synth which pass through a multimode filter offering eight different filter types. This filter can be controlled by two LFOs (one with simultaneous multiple waveforms which can be mixed for complex control waveshapes) and an ADSR envelope and then onto an output section with separate LFOs for control of amplitude and panning. This passes to a distortion section with up to four different distortion units followed by a delay and a convolution reverb featuring custom impulses.

The Advanced Noise Generator is therefore capable of creating all manner of dense and undulating noisescapes as well as no end of noise sweeps and effects … and with the distortion units, they can stray into IDM territory.

But the Advanced Noise Generator has another trick up its sleeve – the ‘Serendipity’ button! Click on the Hollow Sun brass plaque at the top and have the A.N.G. create a new sound for you at random. It might not be immediately useful but could send you off in new, creative directions. It also comes with 40 ‘presets’ which can be used as is or as the basis of your own creations.

It’s quirky, odd, different, unique and typical of the MLMs and a fine adjunct to the rest of the series.

Hollow Sun Advanced Noise Generator
Hollow Sun’s Advanced Noise Generator is suitable for almost any modern musical genre, providing noise sweeps, SFX and various distortion units.

Advanced Noise Generator features

  • 44.1kHz/24-bit.
  • Advanced Retro Synthesis Engine.
  • True analogue white, pink and low frequency noise.
  • Each sample 2 minutes long and seamlessly looped.
  • Multimode filter -2/4/6-pole LP, 2/4-pole BP, 1/2-pole HP.
  • Phase shifter filter.
  • 2 x LFOs, one with simultaneous multiwaves.
  • Various distorion effects.
  • Delay and convolution reverb.
  • ‘Serendipity’ function randomly creates new sounds.
  • 40 presets.

The Advanced Noise Generator is available to purchase for £8 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Advanced Noise Generator

Hollow Sun launches Vital Organs – Diamond Jubilee Special

Hollow Sun has announced the release of Vital Organs, a special Kontakt sample library in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

We’ve assembled a varied and diverse range of organ sounds from our dusty archives … B3s to cathedral, pipe and church organs and a whole host of various synthesised organs. There’s control over level, distortion, cabinet simulation, rotary cabinet and reverb with which to tailor your sound. There’s also a second page to tailor velocity response, velocity curve, tuning, key range and pitch bend range…

Hollow Sun Vital Organs
Vital Organs features a collection of very useful organ sounds, appropriate for any number of musical genres, wrapped up in a suitably commemorative GUI.

Vital Organs features

  • 44.1kHz/24-Bit.
  • ‘Lite’ and optimised and easy on memory and CPU.
  • 35 organ presets.
  • Rock, jazz, gospel, church, pipe and cathedral organs.
  • Editable custom scripted GUI.
  • Distortion, cab simulator, rotary cab and reverb.

The sound library is available to purchase through June 2012 only, priced at just £2 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Vital Organs

Hollow Sun DrumBox for Kontakt 50% off

Hollow Sun DrumBox

Hollow Sun has announced that its DrumBox sound library for Kontakt is 50% off through May, 2012.

DrumBox brings together a few decades of classic, rare and obscure drum machines in a multi-channel interface where you can mix and match, layer, balance, pan and tune different samples from a total of 55 different machines and even some ‘toy’ devices…

DrumBox features

  • 44.1kHz/24-Bit.
  • Classic, rare, obscure and toy drum machines.
  • 10 Channels.
  • Mix, match and layer drum sounds.
  • ‘Presence’ control for adding punch.
  • ‘Mutilate’ control for lo-fi.
  • Amp and cab sim, EQ and echo.
  • Convolved reverb.

DrumBox is available to purchase for £15 GBP until May 31, 2012.

More information: Hollow Sun / DrumBox

SampleTekk releases The INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops

SampleTekk has released The INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NN-XT.

SampleTekk The INIL Choir
The INIL Choir sample library in Kontakt (GUI and scripting by Hollow Sun)

In 1974 10CC recorded their third album, “The Original Soundtrack”. On that album there was a song that would not only be one of the greatest songs ever recorded, it also was a production masterpiece, way ahead of its time. The song is, of course, “I’m Not In Love” written by Eric Stewart and co-writer, Graham Gouldman.

A prominent feature of the song are those amazing, ethereal choral parts. These choirs are unique. There’s simply nothing else like them! The combination of voices and the way they where produced have given them a sound that’s truly one of a kind.

Now, SampleTekk, in cooperation with Eric Stewart of 10CC, are very proud to release of The INIL Choir, thus taking one of the most famous analogue samples into the digital era.

The INIL Choir sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: SampleTekk / INIL Choir

Hollow Sun releases Tubelitzer for Kontakt

Hollow Sun has released Tubelitzer, an electric piano sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hollow Sun Tubelizer

We are extremely pleased to announce a new library – ‘Tubelitzer’, a valve/tube-based Wurlitzer 120 electric piano from the late 50s/early 60s, the one used by Ray Charles on his early hit, “What I’d Say”, which earned him some mainstream recognition.

Sampled chromatically with full length samples (no looping) and up to 27 velocity layers per note and release samples, this is an authentic recreation of a rare piece of music history…

We’ve taken some liberties with the functionality that departs from the original somewhat – adding tremolo, balance and stereo spread plus variable velocity curves, hum, etc.. There are also ten ‘factory’ presets plus provision to save ten of your own.

But it doesn’t end there – it also comes with a virtual pedalboard of stomp boxes to add a wide range of effects.. With distortion, cab simulator, chorus, phase shifter, rotary speaker, echo and convolution reverb (featuring a wide range of custom impulses from vintage springs, plates, rooms, etc., to halls and massive ambiences), the effects allows you to transform the sound quite dramatically.

Tubelitzer features

  • 44.1kHz/24-Bit.
  • Full length, chromatic samples.
  • Up to 27 velocity layers per note.
  • Release samples.
  • GUI adds extra functionality.
  • Comprehensive multiFX with phaser, chorus and delay.
  • Convolved reverb with a wide range of impulses.

Tubelitzer for Kontakt (requires Kontakt 4.2.3 full version) is available for £30 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Tubelitzer

Hollow Sun releases Vermona ET3 for Kontakt

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Hollow Sun Vermona ET3

Hollow Sun has released Vermona ET3, an organ sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Not much is known about the Vermona range of organs other than they were made in East Germany (or the Deutsche Demokratische Republik) in the late 60s/early 70s. They made quite a range of models including two manual organs witrh presets, etc., but being behind the iron curtain back then, they didn’t make much of an impression here in the west. Which was a shame really because Vermona were also making some great amps and a spring reverb at the time.

We’ve teamed up with Charles Tyler who owns a working Vermona ET3 in excellent condition…

Vermona ET3 features

  • 44.1kHz/24-Bit.
  • Each drawbar multi-sampled separately.
  • Full mixing of drawbars on scripted panel.
  • ADSR envelope and filter for synth sounds.
  • Amp and cab sim plus rotary speaker.
  • ‘Damage’ control re-creates faulty instrument.
  • 5 octave range – extended bottom octave.

The Vermona ET3 for Kontakt is available to purchase for £15 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Vermona ET3

Hollow Sun releases Novalite for Kontakt

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Hollow Sun Novalite

Hollow Sun has released Novalite, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A ‘lite’ version of our award winning Novachord library, this features just the raw Novachord waveform but comes with two ‘resonators’, a ‘Mellow’ (lowpass) filter, an AHDSR envelope and a uniquely implemented LFO to recreate the antiquated tones of this 1939 behemoth.

But there’s a twist …

You can have up to four layers and each one can be individually mixed, panned, tuned, detuned, filtered and shaped to create sounds unimaginable on the original instrument as well as surprisingly authentic tones and textures that will set your teeth on edge!

Novalite features

  • Genuine Hammond Novachord samples from a re-conditioned original, 44.1kHz/24-bit.
  • Advanced Retro Synthesis Engine.
  • Balance, velocity and ‘spread’ controls.
  • Distortion, cab sim, EQ, chorus, phaser, rotary cab, echo.
  • Convolved reverb featuring a wide range of impulses.
  • Four layers each with tuning, level and pan, vibrato, two resonators and ‘Mellow’ filter, and AHDSR envelope.

Novalite for Kontakt 4.2.3 full version is available to purchase for £10 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / Novalite

Hollow Sound releases Shangri La, Music Lab Machine for Kontakt

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Hollow Sun Shangri La

Hollow Sound has released Shangri La, a new Music Lab Machine sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

With 61 samples (one for each note of a 5-octave keyboard), each one is individually editable with tuning, panning and EQ and multi-mode, dual slope filters, two envelopes, a multi-wave LFO, distortion, bit crusher and sample rate reducer before being passed to a comprehensive multi-FX chain comprising chorus, phase shifting, flanger, echo and a convolved reverb with a wide range of custom impulses.

Don’t expect solid basses and soaring leadlines – this is one for abstract soundscapes … or a sound in a regular track that will make people ask “What the hell was that?” as its subtle impact is felt. This really is a sublime soundset for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary.

Shangri La features

  • 48kHz/24-bit.
  • Advanced Retro Synthesis Engine.
  • Tibetan bowl samples.
  • Each sample individually editable with.
  • Multi-wave LFO.
  • Multi-mode 2-pole/4-pole filter.
  • Two envelope shapers.
  • Distortion, bit crusher and sample rate reducer.
  • EQ, chorus, phaser, flanger and echo multi-FX.
  • Convolved reverb featuring a wide range of impulses.

Shangri La for Kontakt 4.2.3 is available to purchase for $8 USD.

More information: Hollow Sound / Shangri La