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on Sep 01, 2014 - 5 comments
Cinematique Instruments is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a site wide sale, offering a 30% discount on all its sample libraries and bundles for a limited time.
We’d like to say thank you for your massive support over the last 5 years. In order to celebrate this adequately we are giving a 30% discount on all our instruments and bundles throughout September.
With every purchase you will also get a free version of the new Anniversary Drummer.
The sale ends September 30th, 2014.
Cinematique Instruments is kindly offering rekkerd.org readers a chance to win one of its libraries. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell us which library you would like to have for a chance to win (bundles are excluded).
The giveaway ends September 14th, 2014, 11.59pm CET. Three winners will be picked randomly from all entries.
So go have a good look at all the wonderful instruments on offer at Cinematique Instruments and let us know your pick. Good luck!
More information: Cinematic Instruments
ForceSampling has announced feedback_scapes, a collection of soundscapes based on taking an analog synth through a self-oscillating digital delay and a vintage flanger.
This process created an unpredictable sound, full of both subtle and violent overtones. These soundscapes of endless feedback are presented through 20 hi-quality wav files, and 50+ instruments for Kontakt 5.
The instruments provides a custom interface with 16 knobs to control 2 filters, drive, bit reduction, sample rate, delay, reverb, phaser, chorus and an amp envelope. You can morph and transform the soundscapes to pads, keys and many other things using these controls.
- 1 keyswitched master-patch containing all 20 soundscapes.
- 8 Blips made from the recordings.
- 7 Distortions made from the recordings.
- 18 Keys made from the recordings.
- 18 Pads made from the recordings.
The library is available for purchase for $9 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt.
More information: ForceSampling / feedback_scapes
Best Service has announced the launch of Mystica, a female chamber choir Kontakt Player library by Eduardo Tarilonte.
With Mystica, Eduardo Tarilonte continues his incomparable series of vocal-libraries. This classical chamber choir consists of eight extraordinary female vocalists, delivering a unique, enchanting sound without comparison.
Mystica has been designed as a female-choir-library for unconfined solo use. At the same time, the library forms a perfectly matched mixed choir when being combined with Cantus. Therefore, Mystica has been recorded under identical conditions in spanish KBYO Recording Studios, located in Granada, using eight selected Neumann microphones and Avalon preamps.
To ensure perfect team play of both libraries, Mystica offers the same words and wordbuilder as Cantus. In addition, there is a new possibility for quick exchanges of phrases and wordbuilder-settings between the libraries – in both directions. This way, the combination of Mystica and Cantus forms an impressive tool to create overwhelming choir passages.
- Unique „Numen Ensemble“ female choir with eight vocalists.
- 5 GB WAV samples, 24 bit/44.1 kHz.
- NI Kontakt Player license included – no further sampler required.
- Created with Kontakt 5.3.1.
- 5 “True Legato” vowels (A, E, I, O, U), separate “Mmmh”-articulation.
- Powerful wordbuilder with 24 words and three different articulations (staccato, fast, slow).
- Words can be separated in 120 short words/syllables.
- Combine words with True-Legato vowels – automatic vowel selection.
- 100 Gregorian vocal phrases.
- 12 soundscapes, moulded from vocal recordings.
- Additional vocal effects.
- New import/export functions to exchange wordbuilder-patches between Mystica and Cantus.
- Dry recordings, perfect to be spiced up with individual reverberation.
Mystica is available for purchase for MSRP 199 EUR/$229 USD/£159 GBP. Includes latest NI Kontakt Player.
More information: Best Service / Mystica
Truth Falls Audio has released 1981, a multi-platform synth sound module library.
This library is the first of the “Fallen” series that will be released in the upcoming months. 1981 is currently encoded for “Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Full” (Third Party User) and Reason 5. This software is Mac and PC compatible. There will be future encoding for the Ableton Live (simpler) and Logic (ESX24 sampler).
The mapping function for each is in a multi-sample format at 44.1khz at 16 bit depth for both. It is currently compatible with Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Reaper, FL Studio, Cakewalk, and Ableton Live.
There are a compliment of 21 basic sounds, 10 legato sounds, and 9 bonus sounds for a grand total of 40 sounds. Each sound has been crafted for optimal usage in any type of music.
The library is on sale for $30 USD (regular $50 USD).
More information: Truth Falls Audio / 1981 Kit
Embertone has launched Chang Erhu, a deep sampled erhu instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.
Our Erhu can create profoundly expressive and beautiful music, and it’s also sooooo much fun to play. Its flexibility and out-of-the-box sound is undeniable! …and we don’t think there’s a virtual erhu out there to match it!
Chang Erhu features
- True legato programming with 2x true round robin.
- Bow Change, Slurs, Portamentos.
- Custom Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
- Control over vibrato speed and intensity.
- 3200+ recorded samples.
- 1.6 GB installed.
- Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16-bit stereo/mono (recorded 96KHz/24-bit).
Chang Erhu is available for purchase for $80 USD (16-bit) / $85 (24-bit & 16-bit). Requires full version of Kontakt 4/5.
More information: Embertone / Chang Erhu
Drumdrops has announced the Ludwig Super Classic Kit, a new drum sample library.
Most people will know of the reputation of Ludwig drums, famously used by Ringo Starr from a little known 60s Liverpudlian band, and later by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. They sound fantastic, warm and responsive with a lovely dark tone from the thin 3 ply mahogany, poplar and mahogany shells with maple reinforcing hoops. Made before music became really amplified and loud, these drums were designed to sound good rather than generate loads of volume and as such they are wonderfully full and tonal, especially when recorded and miked up. Although obviously a 1960s kit, drummers continued to use this model though the 70s, and do so to this very day in fact… They just record so well.
The particular kit we used is one from session drummer Tim Weller’s collection and is a blue oyster pearl finish. The drums are shallower than many modern drums which helps focus their sound and control their decay.
For this kit we went for a dry controlled sound and used Miloco’s The Square in London. The kit was close mic’d. The Kit was recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by Grammy award winning, ex Abbey Road engineer Guy Massey.
The Ludwig Super Classic Kit is available in 5 different formats. The Multi-Velocity Pack, Single Hits Pack, Drum Replacement Pack and All Samples Pack are out now. The Kontakt 5 pack with the Drumdrops Kontakt instrument will be released on the 28th of August 2014 between 4 pm and 4.30 pm GMT.
The first 20 customers will get the Kontakt pack free. The next 50 can purchase it for £15 GBP, the next 50 for £25 GBP, the next 50 for £30 GBP and then it will return to £40 GBP.
More information: Drumdrops / Ludwig Super Classic Kit
Cinesamples has announced The Tina Guo Sample Library, an upcoming sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Nearly 2 years in the making, the Library will feature 3 playable instruments: acoustic cello, electric cello, and erhu, as well as loops in multiple genres, full melodic phrases with an integrated phrase-builder, sound design tools, innovative new use of the Kontakt player incorporating granular synthesis, changeable photo “skins” for the interface, and more.
The library will be available from Cinesamples on September 9th, 2014.
More information: Cinesamples