VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on the Asian Bundle, a bundle comprising the Sanjo Gayageum Korean stringed instrument and Akebono Collection Japanese synthesizer Kontakt instrument libraries by Icebreaker Audio.
The Sanjo Gayageum was meticulously sampled by Icebreaker Audio with over 1500 samples recorded at 24bit/48kHz quality, a minimum of 3 round robins per note and between 6 and 14 velocity layers per note. The simple and beautiful interface is easy to use allows you to mix between 2 microphone sources, meaning you’ll always get that perfect sound for your track.
The Akebono has a collection of 15 traditional instruments to choose from in a wide range of categories. Every instrument was sampled at 24bit / 48kHz with the original performance features emulated with custom scripts in Kontakt.
Asian Bundle features
- 2 Kontakt libraries in one bundle.
- Over 16 Kontakt Instruments included.
- 1.56GB in size.
- Beautiful sounding Asian instruments.
- Sampled at 48k/24bit resolution with custom Kontakt scripts to create realism.
- Perfect to add Asian influence to any track.
The Asian Bundle is available for purchase from VST Buzz for £25 GBP until September 23rd, 2014 (regular £50 GBP).
More information: VST Buzz / Asian Bundle
Icebreaker Audio has launched Sanjo Gayageum, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Sanjo Gayageum is a Kontakt 5 instrument designed to re-create the sound of the traditional Korean stringed instrument of the same name.
Sanjo Gayageum features
- Over 1500 samples recorded at 24-bit/48kHz quality.
- A minimum of 3 round robins, and between 6 and 14 velocity layers per note.
- Mixer with 2 microphone sources, and high quality effects.
- Advanced pitch-bend control options.
- 12 custom impulse responses.
Sanjo Gayageum is available for the introductory price of £34 GBP until July 31st, 2014 (25% off regular).
More information: Icebreaker Audio / Sanjo Gayageum
Icebreaker Audio has announced the Akebono Collection, a sample-based emulation of the Akebono Koto Synthesizer, a unique suitcase instrument from Japan.
Akebono was released exclusively in Japan some time in the 1980s. It was designed as a portable practice instrument for Koto players, and as such it features many unique features that are intended to make performing in the traditional style a lot easier than using a MIDI keyboard.
All sounds were meticulously sampled and integrated into in a custom Kontakt instrument that emulates the performance options available on the original hardware.
Akebono Collection features
- All 15 instrument sounds and 13 percussion sounds sampled.
- 24-bit 48kHz sample quality.
- Original performance features emulated with custom scripts.
- 7 impulse responses of the original speaker.
- 5 custom and easy-to-use effects: Amp, EQ, Mod, Echo, and Dynamics.
The Akebono Collection for Kontakt is available to purchase for £12.50 GBP. Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.
More information: Icebreaker Audio / Akebono Collection
Icebreaker Audio has released Calc-U-Synth VR for Reaktor, an emulation of the classic Casio VL-Tone calculator/synthesizer combo from the ’80s.
Calc-U-Synth VR is a re-creation of the programmable Casio VL-Tone synthesizer for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.
Precise measurements of the VL-Tone’s volume envelope, vibrato, and tremolo were then gathered in order to faithfully emulate the whole instrument in Reaktor.
This library was designed in order to present the full capabilities of the VL-Tone’s programmable features in a more convenient interface, while retaining the character of the original instrument.
Calc-U-Synth VR features
- Full emulation of the Casio VL-Tone’s programmable synth engine.
- Built-in tempo-sync delay effect.
- Speaker emulation with room simulation.
- Additional “Bend” controls: Glitch and Filter.
- Key-Click noise control.
The Calc-U-Synth VR for Reaktor is available to purchase for £4.50 GBP / $7 USD.
Icebreaker Audio has also announced a bundle sale, offering all its bundles at a 50% discount until November 30th, 2013.
More information: Icebreaker Audio / Calc-U-Synth VR
Icebreaker Audio has announced the release of Akebono: Plucked, a sample based re-creation of an electronic suitcase instrument from Japan.
Originally released some time in the mid to late ’80s, Akebono re-creates a number of traditional Japanese instrument sounds using a combination of samples and digital synthesis.
Using a custom script engine, Akebono: Plucked mimics not only the sound of the original, but the performance style as well.
Akebono: Plucked features
- All 9 plucked-string instrument sounds chromatically sampled at 24-bit 48kHz.
- An easy-to-use, custom interface.
- Convolution based emulation of the original speaker at various microphone positions.
- Authentic emulation of the original performance controls.
- Two additional articulations per sound, accessed via key-switches.
- Compatible with Kontakt 4 & 5.
Akebono: Plucked is available to purchase for £5 GBP. Requires a full version of Kontakt.
More information: Icebreaker Audio / Akebono: Plucked
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