35% off Cinematique Instruments bundle at VST Buzz

VST Buzz Cinematique Instruments Bundle

VST Buzz has launched a 1 week deal on the Cinematique Instruments Four Strings Bundle, offering 35% off a collection of 4 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Looking for some beautiful and unique sounding instruments to add to your collection? This bundle from Cinematique Instruments brings you 4 incredible sample libraries including the Baritone Ukulele, Monochord, Kantele and Bowed Psaltery.

This collection brings you intimate and subtle sounds – from the organic sounding Kantele to the lush Bowed Psaltery and from the overtone rich Monochord to the light Bartine Ukulele – this is a brilliant bundle which will help add new sounds and textures to your music.

The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $65 USD until October 22nd, 2013.

More information: VST Buzz

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Precisionsound releases Finnish Concert Kantele sample library

Precisionsound Finnish Concert Kantele

Precisionsound has introduced the Finnish Concert Kantele, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24 & HALion.

The sound of the Kantele is unique and useful in many music genres, both for strumming and arpeggio style playing and melodies.

Finnish Concert Kantele features

  • 36 stringed (A#0 to A#5) concert Kantele recorded in stereo in 4 velocity layers and 4 round robin layers per velocity layer.
  • 3 types of articulations/picking styles: Sustained (4 velocity layers, 4 round robin layers), Damped (4 velocity layers, 4 round robin layers), Sticks (1 velocity layer, 2 round robin layers).
  • The tonal range of the programs is B0-C6.
  • All 1160 stereo samples were recorded at 24 bits, and 44.1 sample rate. The total size of the library uncompressed is 2.56GB.
  • Includes 9 programs for HALion 1.11 and above, 12 programs for Kontakt 2, 1 scripted program for Kontakt 3 and above, 13 programs for EXS24.
  • Note: Kontakt 3 or higher full version is required for the scripted version. For the non scripted Kontakt programs, the full version of Kontakt 2 is required. Finnish Concert Kantele will not work with the free Kontakt Player.

Finnish Concert Kantele (includes all formats) is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD, or on DVD for $80 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Finnish Concert Kantele

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Cinematique Instruments intros Anniversary Bundles

Cinematique Instruments 2nd Anniversary

Cinematique Instruments has announced a number of limited time bundle offers in celebration of its 2nd anniversary.

Cinematique Instruments turns two! And in order to duly celebrate this anniversary we offer – for a limited period – 6 special INSTRUMENT PACKAGES which were specially compiled by friends of us.

Anniversary Bundle Deals

  • 1/Pop – Eric van Gent, the founder and CEO of Cinematique Instruments, delivers a fine mix of instruments for writing pop songa, it includes 7 instruments: Drumboxes Rude Boy, Gecko Cheap Keys, Guitar Harmonics, Baritone Ukulele Muted, Geiger Counter, Chimes, Zeiter & Winkelmann
    Bundle price is 82 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 137 EUR)
  • 2/Spices – Guy Sigsworth, a U.K. based composer, producer and songwriter who worked with Seal, Björk, Goldie, Madonna, Britney Spears etc., arranged a small but spicy package with 4 instruments he uses: Bowed Guitars, German Monochord, Kantele, Alto Glockenspiel
    Bundle price is 46 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 77 EUR)
  • 3/Ambient – Jumpel, a german electronic minimal musicican and composer, created a bunch of instruments he loves to work with for creating minimal ambiences: Drumbox Electro Partner, Gecko Complex Environs, Bowed Psaltery/, Super Sound EK-470, Alto Glockenspiel, Cement, Geiger Counter, Downbeat Box
    Bundle price is 99 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 164 EUR)
  • 4/Score – Theodore Shapiro, best known for his film scores, particularly for “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Tropic Thunder”, “Dinner for Schmucks etc., offered up a package which is best suitable to write a nice score out of that: Double Bass Harmonica, Super Sound EK-470, Bowed Guitars, Celtic Nylon Harp, Downbeat Box, Experimental Box, Gecko Gltichy Rhythmer, Gecko Warm Pads
    Bundle price is 105 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 175 EUR)
  • 5/Special – Rene Dohmen, an award winning german filmmusic composer (“Selbstgespraeche”, “Tatort”etc.), set a special instrument package which is part of his default set-up: Autoharp, Guitar Harmonics, Percussion singles, Spieluhr & Glockenspie, Zeitter & Winkelman, Experimental Box V2
    Bundle price is 69 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 116 EUR)
  • 6/Strange – David Buckley, a British film score composer who is best known for working with composer Harry Gregson-Williams, including work on “From Paris with Love” arranges a list of CI instruments that he finds himself using a lot – a strange mixture: Downbeat Box, German Monochord, Gecko (All), Alto Glockenspiel
    Bundle price is 149 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 288 EUR)

More information: Cinematique Instruments

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Ajatar Kantele, free kantele for Kontakt by Matti Strahlendorff

Ajatar Kantele (played by Vilma Timonen)

Matti Strahlendorff has released the Ajatar Kantele, a free sampled kantele instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Ajatar Kantele is a sample-based, digital recreation of a finnish zither instrument called the kantele. The instrument has a long history rooted in the finnish national epic, the Kalevala, and is the national instrument of Finland. The name Ajatar refers to a female woodland spirit in the stories of Kalevala.

The leading principle while sampling the Ajatar was authentic, natural recreation with maximum flexibility for experimentation. The samples come in multiple microphone positions (contact, close, room) to allow natural or user-added reverberation and feature round robin keyswitching to avoid sample repetition. The end result is a sampled instrument that is easy to play and hard to distinguish from a real performance.

The Ajatar Kantele is available as a free download for Kontakt. The instruments different microphone positions (contact, close, and room) can be downloaded separately.

More information: Ajatar Kantele

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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

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