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Soundiron releases Voices of Rage + New website launch 20% off sale

Soundiron Voices of Rage

Soundiron has announced the release of Voices of Rage, a sample library featuring vocalists Evan “Severed” Seidlitz, Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Kocol (Impaled) and Aaron Boynton (The Sky We Scrape).

Voices Of Rage is an aggressive death metal, hardcore and metalcore vocal library that combines awesome vocal performances, powerful word and lyric building systems, tempo-synched step sequencing, multiple microphone types, rack multi-FX and tons of cutting edge content and capabilities.

It explores the raw, brutal and guttural vocal style that death metal and hardcore is known for, in all of its roaring, screaming, hissing and screeching glory.

Voices Of Rage is available for purchase for $89 USD through May 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).

Soundiron

Soundiron is also celebrating the relaunch of its website with a limited time sale.

We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of Soundiron.com, with an all new design, a faster server, sleeker pages and easier navigation. Our upgraded shopping cart now has user account creation, more detailed invoices and more payment options.

To celebrate, we’re slashing prices with a 20% sale off everything in our store from now until May 1st! And check out the Bundle pages to see our new bundle upgrade plans. We’re also excited to release a brand new library today!

More information: Soundiron

AudioThing releases ChromaKey for Kontakt and VST/AU

AudioThing has released ChromaKey in AU/VST plug-in and Kontakt formats.

AudioThing Chromakey VST/AU
Interface of the VST/AU plug-in version of ChromaKey.

ChromaKey is a collection of sounds ported to Kontakt and VST/AU plugin from AudioThing’s soundset for AAS Chromaphone. It features 60 patches divided in 6 categories: Keys, Pads, Plucked Strings, Sequences, Soundscapes, and Various.

Chromaphone physical modelling synthesis combines acoustic resonators to produce dynamic and expressive sounds. Despite the Chromaphone tagline “creative percussion synthesizer”, ChromaKey focuses entirely on hybrid and organic melodic sounds.

ChromaKey for Kontakt & VST/AU features

  • 60 Instruments.
  • 6 Categories.
  • 616 Samples (44.1kHz / 24-bit).
  • Format: Kontakt 4/5, VST, AU.
  • Platforms: OS X, Windows.
  • Size: Kontakt 465 MB, VST/AU: MAC 430 MB / PC 285 MB.

The plugin/library is available for purchase for the introductory price of 9 EUR until April 28th, 2014 with coupon code 3YRS (regular price 12 EUR).

More information: AudioThing / ChromaKey

Sonic Cat releases Pop Synth for Kontakt

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Sonic Cat has launched Pop Synth, an 80s retro pop sound synthesizer for Native Instruments, featuring the sounds of the Roland JX-3P.

Sonic Cat Pop Synth

JX-3P is polyphonic synthesizer produced in 1983. But Pop Synth is a reinterpretation, not a restoration. Sonic Cat recorded all key ranges at 24-bit, and captured sound originality by sample looping.

Pop Synth is also an instrument for playback of the original JX-3P’s preset sounds. Pop Synth can play moods just like dual layers of JX-10 because it can make new sounds using the twin-engine system.

Pop Synth features

  • 312 .NKI Kontakt instrument presets for Kontakt 5.3+.
  • 1,951 samples.
  • 24-bit / 44.1 kHz .NCW format samples.
  • About 2.7 GB installed.

The Pop Synth is available to purchase for the introductory price of $35 USD until April 23rd, 2014 (regular $59 USD).

More information: Sonic Cat / Pop Synth

Native Instruments releases Rise & Hit for Kontakt

Native Instruments has announced the release of Rise & Hit, the first instrument dedicated to creating thrilling tension and suspense with build-ups and climactic hits.

Native Instruments Rise & Hit

RISE & HIT uses an extensive range of over 8 GB of exclusively recorded and studio-produced sounds. An easy-to-use interface offers detailed editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for endless sound design capabilities. RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

Central to RISE & HIT is its extensive sample library of expertly–produced sounds. From a full orchestra and heavily processed field recordings, to other-worldly synthesized and hybrid sounds, the library offers an incredible range of sonic material found nowhere else. Over 4000 samples are used in 700 single-layer and 250 multi-layer pre-designed sounds for creating hair-raising build-ups consisting of a swelling “riser” and a shorter, climactic “hit”. Each sound comes in four separate lengths to drastically alter the rise length, plus a transient “whoosh” hit option easily match any score without losing sound quality along the way. Up to four sounds can be layered at a time to create highly complex textures.

RISE & HIT offers sound designers a comprehensive toolkit with an intuitive interface for quick workflow and results. All features are easily accessible through tabbed panels and can be customized within the instrument, saving time and sparking inspiration at every step of the creative process. Readily available are a wide selection of effects to add character and radically alter sounds. Reverb and delay add sonic depth, while 26 custom filters allow quick frequency design for when inspiration strikes. 29 spatial, dynamic, and distortion effects, offer advanced control of sound stage, size, and texture.

For further customization, RISE & HIT boasts an integrated modulation engine designed to fully automate layer parameters. Though preset modulation curves are available, parameters can be adjusted using envelopes, for pinpoint accuracy and vigorous results. Once a build-up is ready to be finalized, a suite of additional mastering effects such as compression, saturation, and equalization can be applied to fine-tune the sound.

Key to the conception and production of RISE & HIT was sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. Already a trusted NI partner, Uli now brings his proven mastery of high quality sampling and sound reinforcement to the immense sonic variety found in RISE & HIT.

The Rise & Hit library is available for purchase for $149 USD / 149 EUR / £129 GBP. It runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

More information: Native Instruments / Rise & Hit

Puremagnetik releases Synbotik

Puremagnetik Synbotik

Puremagnetik has released Synbotik, a library of DK Synergy sounds for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic.

Synbotik brings the famous old-school, early digital flavor of the DK Synergy into this decade.

With only an estimated 100 units still functioning in the world, this is a rare piece of synthesizer history that has now been reprogrammed for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic. It even includes the legendary program cartridges inspired by Wendy Carlos.

Synbotik features features

  • Raw “cartridge” programs based on the original Synergy sounds.
  • Expertly crafted Ableton Live Racks with easy edit Macros.
  • A selection of Ableton “Push Ready” Racked presets for sound design inspiration.
  • A custom Kontakt KSP GUI that puts the original instrument’s functionality at your fingertips.
  • Raw “cartridge” waveforms and “multi” programs for Apple Logic’s EXS sampler.

The library is available for purchase for $15 USD.

More information: Puremagnetik

Analogue Drums releases Boxer for Kontakt + Hot Box Bundle

Analogue Drums Boxer

Analogue Drums has launched Boxer, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Boxer is a punchy alt rocker with a boxy edge. It has an unpretentious direct sound with alt rock and pop written all over it. A solid kick, toneful toms, and three snares cover plenty of ground, each snare giving the kit a completely different feel. The kit works equally well for laid back grooves or fast and frantic flurries. Hear the kit for yourself by checking out the demos.

The kit was sampled at Sing Sing South studio in Melbourne, Australia, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and processed with select outboard pieces.

The kit has been mixed with an indy production in mind, if you want to take the mix further there is plenty of scope to put your stamp on it.

Boxer is available for purchase for $29 USD.

Analogue Drums has also introduced the Hot Box Bundle, comprising the Boxer, Bombastix, BlackSmith, and FatStacks drum packs, priced at $79 USD.

More information: Analogue Drums

Cinematique Instruments releases Concert Zither

Cinematique Instruments has announced Concert Zither, a virtual zither instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematique Instruments Concert Zither

We treated the Concert Zither very hard. We plucked, stroke and strummed all the strings to get every possible sound, noise and articulation the Zither can make. Finally we assembled 6 different patches. Firstly there are two the main patch with all the 36 strings recorded in 4 round robin variations and several (up to four) dynamic layer. We additionally recorded the 31 accompaniment strings in a muted variation.

All these notes were recorded with two different types of microphones: a large-diaphragm condenser pair as well as a classic dynamic microphone. By turning a corresponding mic balance knob you can infinitely mix between these two different sound properties. Finally – in order to shape the sound – we added a complex script to achieve lots of different variations of the Concert Zither. By moving the mod wheel you can fade between vibrato and non-vibrato notes.

Beside the main complex patches we provide another 4 useful FX patches, separated into textures, strokes & hits (with dynamic layers) and weird noises. Here you find a great assortment of rare and exceptional FX string sounds.

Concert Zither features

  • Includes 6 patches:
    • Concert Zither Natural.
    • Concert Zither Cinematique.
    • Cacophony Textures.
    • FX (glissandi and noises).
    • CZ FX Percussive.
    • Cacophony Dead.
  • ~2 GB content, over 2,100 samples.

The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.22 or higher.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Concert Zither

Atom Hub releases Lost Horizon for Kontakt

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Atom Hub has launched Lost Horizon, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Atom Hub Lost Horizon

Inspired by the atmosphere of the novels “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton and “Forest” and “Roadside Picnic” by brothers Strugatsky, I have sampled my trusty old Yamaha RGX 721 DG electric guitar to provide gentle clean samples proper for looping and dreaming.

The result is this library suitable for endless minutes of searching for, well, the ideal otherwordly soundscapes and backgrounds.

Lost Horizon features

  • 16 bit/44.1 kHz.
  • 214 MB (44 single wav files).
  • 49 nki files (11 basic, 28 single, 10 multi patches).
  • Slightly chorused electric guitar samples.
  • Executed in order to end like sci-fi, dreamy, somnambulant soundscapes.
  • Attack/release, filter, reverb, flanger, delay and other FX GUI controls.
  • Cool flickering animated blaze beyond the aperture.

The library is available for purchase for 5 EUR.

More information: Atom Hub / Lost Horizon