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Impact Soundworks releases Forest Frame Drums for Kontakt

Impact Soundworks Forest Frame Drums

Impact Soundworks has announced the release of Forest Frame Drums, a new collection of authentic sampled hand percussion for the Kontakt platform.

The library features three traditional hand-crafted instruments from the Ojibway tribe with meticulous depth, playability, and an intimate sound with natural ambience.

The three drums recorded for the library include the Forest Drum, a well-rounded sound with a bright reverb tail on loud hits, the Deep Drum, an earthier, lower-pitched instrument ideal for bass accompaniment, and the Small Drum, with a higher pitch and straightforward playing style. In total, nearly 40 articulations were recorded between all three drums, with extremely detailed sampling (up to 15x RR variations / 6x dynamic layers).

Impact Soundworks was founded in 2007 by composers Andrew Aversa and Will Roget, II with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries “designed with composers in mind.” Its critically acclaimed catalog of instruments has been used by thousands of composers around the world in film, television, video game and other music productions.

“With this library, we wanted to capture the sound of the frame drum in a more traditional style and natural setting,” said Aversa, lead designer of the library. “You can still create an epic sound with these drums, but you can also write very intimate and emotional pieces at a softer dynamic.”

In addition to over 2,000 WAV-format samples, Forest Frame Drums includes three advanced patches for Kontakt 4+ sporting a beautiful custom interface and script. Composers can easily adjust tone, reverb ambience, stereo width, and other parameters with a single click, or set up and customize ensemble playing with the unique ensemble builder.

The Forest Frame Drums library is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Forest Frame Drums

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Impact Soundworks launches new Shreddage website and Universal Promotion

Shreddage

Impact Soundworks has announced a new website for its Shreddage brand of critically-acclaimed guitar & bass virtual instruments.

With a clean, incredibly readable design, the site features comprehensive information, audio & video demos, and a one-stop shop for all Shreddage products including the flagship Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar and Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition.

Impact Soundworks, a joint venture between award-winning composers Andrew Aversa and Wilbert Roget, II, was founded in 2007 with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries that are “designed with composers in mind.”

The new www.shreddage.com also features several universal discounts, including a bundle deal for Shreddage 2 and Shreddage Bass, as well as an instant 25% discount for ALL customers who share the site through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Shreddage 2 has received universal praise from publications like Computer Music and composers all around the world for its realism, flexibility, and ease-of-use. The instrument, powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, offers a deeply-sampled 7-string electric guitar ideal for rock & metal music. To help users achieve the perfect guitar tone, Impact Soundworks and Peavey Electronics have partnered to include a free copy of the ReValver HPse™ amp simulator plugin with each copy of Shreddage.

“We’re thrilled to launch the new Shreddage.com as we prepare to release a free Shreddage II update for all users,” said Andrew Aversa, lead developer. “Our goal is to make these instruments as accessible as possible, not just in design but in price as well. With the new site and discount options, any musician can enjoy our samples and add realistic guitars & basses to their music.”

Shreddage libraries are available starting at $59 USD for Kontakt and SFZ formats, before the instant 25% discount available for all customers.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Shreddage

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Impact Soundworks releases Plectra Series 3: Kazakh Dombra

Impact Soundworks Kazakh Dombra

Impact Soundworks has announced the release of its Plectra Series 3: Kazakh Dombra deep-sampled world instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This Kontakt-format library captures the sound of the national instrument of Kazakhstan, a fretted two-stringed lute with a bright, percussive tone, and turns it into a highly playable and versatile composer’s tool.

The “Kazakh Dombra” includes a thorough selection of crucial articulations and playing techniques, ranging from sustains and palm mutes to mordents, trills, tremolos, slides, legato playing, and more, all sampled in incredible depth. The flexible graphical interface allows users to custom map the instrument any way they would like with a minimum of effort.

“Kazakh Dombra” features 1,500+ 24-bit stereo WAV samples organized within a single patch in the Native Instruments Kontakt format. The instrument’s two strings were sampled chromatically up to 16 times per articulation and per note for an incredibly realistic sound. By design, the library is highly intuitive to play or sequence in any digital audio workstation.

Kazakh Dombra features

  • Deep-sampled two-stringed lute.
  • Up to 16x RR per note (8x up/8x down).
  • Intimate close-miced sound.
  • Scripted interface for easy tone control.
  • Sustains, trills, mordents, tremolo.
  • Mutes, hammer-ons, slides.
  • Custom velocity/keyswitch mapping.
  • Full chokes, strums & repetition triggers.

Plectra Series 3: Kazakh Dombra is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks

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KTH Sample Pack free at The Unfinished

The Unfinished KTH Sample Pack

The Unfinished has released the KTH Sample Pack, a free collection of samples and loops.

They all come from a project I recently worked on, a demo track for Impact Soundworks’ new Dombra library – you can read more about the track on my music site www.mattbowdler.com.

The 40 samples are mainly percussion loops, plus a few synth lines and reverse sfx. The samples come in 24 bit 4k WAV format and the tempo-specific loops are at 150bpm.

The sample pack is free for The Unfinished Facebook fans.

More information: The Unfinished / KTH Sample Pack

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Impact Soundworks releases Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar

Impact Soundworks has released its next-generation virtual guitar instrument Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar.

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 2

Featuring a seven-string guitar sampled in extreme depth with a custom scripted interface, this rock & metal-focused sample library, powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, is the sequel to Impact Soundworks’ critically-acclaimed “Shreddage: Electric Rhythm Guitar” collection.

“Shreddage 2” is designed for maximum realism and playability, incorporating a huge range of guitar techniques: sustains, powerchords, staccatos, palm mutes, portamento slides, hammeron/pull-offs, multiple vibrato types, and neck slides, to name just a few. Combined with an intelligent scripting engine and advanced customization options, the library allows users to create virtually any rhythm or lead guitar part with ease.

Impact Soundworks, a joint venture between award-winning composers Andrew Aversa and Wilbert Roget, II, was founded in 2007 with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries that are “designed with composers in mind.”

“Shreddage 2 is, without a doubt, our most advanced and powerful instrument yet. We listened to all of our users and incorporated as much of their feedback as possible,” said Aversa, lead developer of the library. “But just as exciting is the fact that it’s compatible with Native Instruments Kontakt Player. You don’t need any other samplers or plugins to use Shreddage 2 – it’s all in the box, so to speak!”

Along with support for Kontakt Player, “Shreddage 2” also includes a free virtual amp simulator by Peavey Electronics, “ReValver HPse.” This cross-platform plugin comes bundled with custom presets that make it incredibly easy to dial in anything from shimmering clean tones to thick hi-gain sounds. Customers can then upgrade to more fully-featured versions of ReValver at an exclusive low rate.

Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar is available to purchase for the introducotry price of $119 USD through the end of December. Owners of the original Shreddage library can purchase at a discounted price of $99 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Shreddage 2

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Cinematic Synthetic Drums – Free Kontakt sample pack by Impact Soundworks

Impact Soundworks Cinematic Synthetic Drums

Impact Soundworks has released Cinematic Synthetic Drums, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematic Synthetic Drums (CSD) is a comprehensive library of original, synthesized drum sounds perfect for electronica, cinematic and hybrid scores. ALL sounds are 100% original, crafted from scratch using subtractive synthesis, FM, additive, wavetable, modular, and more, not to mention an arsenal of processing techniques and FX.

Included are 50+ individual drum sounds with 10x RR each, plus bonus drones, textures, reverses and bass drops. The library is programmed for Kontakt with a handy scripted interface featuring per-note and global volume/pitch, an ensemble-maker and FX. Types of drum hits include bass kicks, toms, slams, taikos, snares, splashes, hats, thips, crashes, and more. All sounds are unlocked WAVs so you can load them into your own sampler of choice!

Cinematic Synthetic Drums features

  • 100% custom sounds – no drum machines or pre-recorded samples.
  • Pre-processed and ready to drop into a mix.
  • Over 50+ individual sounds.
  • 10x RR layers per drum.
  • Bonus drones, textures, reverses and bass drops.
  • Custom scripted UI with FX, mixer and ensemble maker.

The sample library is a free download.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Cinematic Synthetic Drums

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Impact Soundworks releases Plectra Series 2: Highland Harps for Kontakt

Impact Soundworks Highland Harps

Impact Soundworks has released Highland Harps, a new Plectra Series sample library featuring a collection of stringed instruments.

Continuing our Plectra Series of plucked, picked and strummed string instruments from around the world comes this collection of traditional folk harps!

Featuring the lyre, lap harp, and celtic harp, this KONTAKT 4 sample library evokes images of the Irish countryside, Appalachian splendor, tall tales and a heart mug of mead beside a crackling fire. The intimate, close-miced sound is ideal for traditional, folk, medieval and Renaissance music as well as modern scores in any number of styles.

Highland Harps features

  • Lyre, celtic harp and lap harp recorded across 14 ‘Natural’ patches.
  • 2.28gb of NCW-compressed samples.
  • Dry, intimate recordings suitable for a variety of styles.
  • Plucks, hammered playing, harmonics.
  • Traditional bow and ebowed, percussion and glissandi.
  • 10 ‘Designed’ patches with pads/ambiance and plucked-style sounds.
  • Scripted interface for easy tweaking, effects and humanization.
  • Kontakt 4+ format.

The sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD. A bundle of Plectra Series 1 (8-string Acoustic Bouzouki) and 2 costs $79 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Highland Harps

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