PinkNoise Studio releases Lemon for Kontakt

PinkNoise Studio has released LEMON Kontakt edition, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt based on the sounds of three Waldorf synthesizers: Attack, Nave and the Q.

Pinknoise Studios Lemon Kontakt edition

LEMON can be considered as a little brother of ORANGE, but while ORANGE focuses on the wavetable synthesis, LEMON gives you more traditional synth sounds, with the unique colour of Waldorf synths that made them famous in the last decades.

Please note that we have used these synths only as raw materials: we have exploited the specific features of Kontakt and we have created a vivid, live sounding library that can contribute many inspirations to your music.

LEMON Kontakt edition features

  • 221 Kontakt patches in 7 categories: 70 All layers, 22 Arp & Sequence, 33 Atmosphere & Pad, 32 Bass & Lead (poly), 20 Drumkit, 26 Key & PolySynth, 18 Monosynth.
  • 1.96 GB stereo multisamples (1840 wav files).
  • 12 midi controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for midi automation of the most important synth parameters.
  • Extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, alternate triggering and sample starts to achieve fat, lively and vivid synth sounds.

The library is available for purchase for . Requires the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher.

More information: Kontaktbanks / LEMON Kontakt edition


Spitfire releases David Fanshawe: Earth Encounters Vol 1

Spitfire Audio has released David Fanshawe: Earth Encounters Vol 1, a collaboration with Fanshawe One World Music, to bring the extraordinary recordings of David to your sampler.

Spitfire David Fanshawe: Earth Encounters Vol 1

Antony Hopkins would surely have also appreciated the sentiment behind DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS VOL 1, the first release in a continuing collaboration between Spitfire Audio, the estate of David Fanshawe, and Fanshawe One World Music, a unique, ear-catching collection of recordings residing under the watchful eye of Jane Fanshawe. For the DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS collection will help to support the work being undertaken to prepare the astonishing archive that was David Fanshawe’s generous gift to the world for its eventual establishment as the premier resource for researchers and musicians worldwide. Work thereof includes cataloguing and digitising the entire archive with the aim of finding it a permanent home within a national museum or university of note.

Notably, with the DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS collection, Spitfire Audio aims to capture inspirational musical performances and sounds which can then seed future music-making as a kind of DNA. David Fanshawe was already trailblazing this pathway while Spitfire Audio co-founders and composers Christian Henson and Paul Thomson were still immersed in their formative years in education. Actually, African Sanctus left an indelible musical mark on the then-teens; the remarkable reception to its UK premiere at the Three Choirs festival back in 1978 — conducted by Paul Thomson’s choirmaster — was still being talked about many years later at the festivals in which Paul performed as a schoolboy chorister.

David Fanshawe: Earth Encounters Vol 1 features

  • 2,079 groups, 16,171 zones.
  • 11,491 samples, 21.3 hours content.
  • 27.39 gb (uncompressed 32bit wav), 13.7 GB NCW compressed size.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 GBP until February 6th, 2015.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Earth Encounters Vol 1


Best Service announces Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II & Emotional Cello

Best Service has introduced Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II and Emotional Cello, 5 new libraries announced at NAMM.

Voyager Drums — Power-Drums by the maker of “Artist-Drums”.

Best Service Voyager Drums

Voyager Drums brings you two Power Drum Kits, recorded and edited by the maker of “Artist-Drums” and “Artist Grooves”.

The punchy and powerful sound is perfect for your Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk productions. 360 MIDI Grooves for instant use are included.

Voyager Drums is available to pre-order for 79 EUR (regular 99 EUR). It will be available mid February 2015.

TITAN 2 — the biggest and most extensive Synthesizer Sound Collection of all times!

Best Service TITAN 2

24GB in size (78GB uncompressed) 10.000 multi samples, 200.000 single samples cover 244 of the greates classic analog and digital synths, workstations and the biggest modular systems as well as every recent trendy software synthesizer on the market.

Key focus was to preserve the unique sound character of the originals and to additianally give you the possibility to model completely new soundscapes never heard before.

TITAN 2 as well as the upgrade from TITAN (1) will be available from end of February 2015.

Klanghaus 2 — Collection of unique instruments, Grooves and Loops

Best Service Klanghaus 2

With your KLANGHAUS 2 virtual instrument you have access to a collection of unique instruments, invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch.
We recorded these instruments with best care and attention and then spent hundreds of hours to map them according to Ferdinand Foersch´s ideas and visions.

The result is a new instrument with lots of surprising sounds, divided in different categories. All rhythmical sequences are midi based and therefore adjust seamlessly to your sequencers speed. Also the midi input for the rhythmical sequences is quantized to “the next beat” for additional timing accuracy.

Klanghaus 2 will be available mid February 2015. An upgrade for users of Klanghaus (1) will be available at 19 EUR. All customers who have registered Klanghaus 1 from January 10th 2015 will receive the upgrade for free.

ERA II – Medieval Legends — Huge Set of historical instruments

Best Service ERA II

ERA II is a unique sample library featuring a huge set of historical instruments. All you have been waiting for your Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy musical producti on in one virtual instrument.

Eduardo Tarilontes ERA II will follow the successful path of its predecessor and give you the best Medieval Instruments available in a virtual environment. With now more than 70 Instruments (25 new ones), more soundscapes, singers and a greatly enhanced user interface, this library is a must have, not only for all film and game composers.

Plucked, wind, reed, bowed, keyed and percussion multi sampled instruments, voices and an inspiring collecti on of magical soundscapes will push your music to the next level.

ERA II will be released by the end of March 2015. An Upgrade for users of Era will be available.

Emotional Cello — Virtual Cello for classic and cinematic use

Emotional Cello the new Kontakt Player instrument by Harmonic Subtones brings you a powerful and touching sound, which was recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressive dynamics of a real player.

Best Service Emotional Cello

Emotional Cello has been designed to be applicable for classical settings as well as contemporary musical styles.

Intelligent scripting and 16 different articulations within the master patch make this true-legato-instrument extraordinary versatile. Two additional master patches cover Sul Ponticello and Harmonic articulations.

Emotional Cello also includes rather unusual articulations like sul ponticello – legato, harmonics – legato, morbid sustain, riccochet or the Bach bow. A special effect section with a Cello body percussion and some weird effects make this instrument complete.

Emotional Cello will be released mid March 2015.

More information: Best Service


Spitfire Audio releases The Grange for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of The Grange, a sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt, capturing three legendary drummers recorded at one legendary location.

Spitfire The Grange

The Grange is an exhaustively produced drum library recorded at Headley Grange, a former Victorian workhouse, now a private residence nestled in the heart of England’s rural Hampshire, that has played host to some of the most influential Sixties and Seventies recording artists that this country has produced (including Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis and Led Zeppelin).

The drummers recorded for The Grange:

  • Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Roger Taylor of Queen.
  • Andy Gangadeen whose numerous percussive adventures include work with Massive Attack, Chase & Status, Rudimental and Labrinth.

Spitfire Audio is showcasing The Grange on a display designed to give everyone ‘hands-on’ experience of ‘The Spitfire Way’ in Hall E, Booth #6945 at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California.

The Grange is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 GBP until February 5th, 2015 (regular RRP £199 GBP).

More information: Spitfire Audio / The Grange


Impact Soundworks announces USB shipping

Impact Soundworks has announced that it is now offering USB shipping for its sample libraries.

Impact Soundworks USB shipping

Now available to all customers worldwide is our brand-new USB drive shipping option. For a small fee ($25 in the U.S., $30 international) we will load your entire sample library purchase on to a high-quality flash drive and ship it straight to your door.


  • All libraries are pre-extracted and ready to be copied to your hard drive.
  • Your entire order will contain the very latest patches and sounds fully updated.
  • No need to worry about interrupted or incomplete downloads.
  • No messing around with RAR extraction.
  • Perfect for larger orders or if you have a slow connection.

You can select the USB shipping option in your cart while shopping at our website, or on the checkout page. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery in the United States, and up to 11 days for international orders (depending on location).

We hope you will find this new option useful and convenient – it’s the first of several new upgrades to our e-commerce platform, the rest of which are coming soon!

More information: Impact Soundworks


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