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Modwheel releases The Lowdown double bass for Kontakt

Modwheel The Lowdown

Modwheel has announced the release of The Lowdown, a Kontakt library featuring the sounds of a 100 year old double bass from David Donaldson.

The original concept for the LOWDOWN was to detune the Bass to a low G, 8 semitones lower than its normal low E and record over a minute of low drones on each note over a range of 3 octaves. We then recorded bowed harmonics playing the same notes that can be layered on using a keyboard mod wheel.

The result is a huge variety of rich organically moving drones and pads, that are all at least a minute long performance before looping, from very natural to very messed with.

After achieving this aural triumph, we decided to extend the library to include traditional pizzicato and arco articulations and some more experimental rhythms and impacts. The rhythms are all BPM’d and will play at whatever tempo your session is at.

The Lowdown features

  • DOUBLE BASS Arco, Pizz, Ambiences, Pads, Impacts, Kits & Rhythms (BPM’d).
  • Long Performance samples, 60 sec+.
  • 24-Bit 48kHz Multisamples.
  • 5.5 GB Core Library (2.6 GB via lossless compression.
  • Note: Requires Kontakt 5.3.0 or higher.

The Lowdown is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49 USD (regular $79 USD).

More information: Modwheel / The Lowdown

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8Dio releases Guitar Steel String Strummer for Kontakt

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8Dio Guitar Steel String Strummer

8Dio Productions has released Guitar Steel String Strummer, a guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Steel String Strummer contains over 4,500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 13 different rhythm types utilizing 8DIO’s powerful x-legato technology, allowing the blending of any chord and rhythm at any time and giving an infinite amount of options. Steel String Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if the user triggers the same chord/rhythm multiple times they still get natural subtle variation.

Steel String Strummer contains all the classic chords (e.g. Major, Minor, Maj7, Min7, Dim7, Dom7) used in traditional song-writing, but also contains more elaborate chords (e.g. Maj7B5, Min79, Dom7#9, Sus2, Sus4, 11s Alt Bass and Add11Alt2).

The rhythm section is equally deep from traditional type of strum rhythms to more genre specific ones (e.g. country, fingered arped, muted chugs). In addition they also recorded muted strums of all rhythms, which gives additional options to design new types of rhythms.

Steel String Strummer also contains intelligent fret noises and velocity based end chords, which allows making a natural ending to a chord progression by playing hard on keyboard.

8DIO has also integrated live FX (e.g. Delay, Verb, Screamer, Lofi, Convolution) into the patches, so you can trigger live FX on top of the patches by using key-switches. Steel String Guitar comes in both 24 and 16-bit versions and has a full purge function (ability to decide which parts of library you want, to conserve RAM).

Guitar Steel String Strummer features

  • Deep-Sampled Steel String Strummer.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System.
  • Product only available as download.
  • Core Specifications:
  • Deep-Sampled Steel String Strumming.
  • 4.500+ real chord and strum samples.
  • Round Robin (repetition) sampled.
  • 13 chords / 13 rhythms.
  • X-legato and intelligent fret noises.

The library is available for purchase for $179 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2 or higher.

More information: 8Dio / Guitar Steel String Strummer

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Sonic Cat intros Calliope Kontakt Player instrument + Pre-order

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Sonic Cat has announced Calliope, a Universal Sound Module instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player.

Sonic Cat Calliope

Calliope is Universal Sound Module virtual instrument. It contains many instruments for all musical genre like as H/W sound module, rompler or music workstation.

There are over 1,000 preset sounds on these categories. Keyboard, Bass, Guitar, Lead, Brass, Wind, String, Pad, Synth, Percussion, Drum.

Calliope features

  • Universal Sound Module.
  • All genres; all round player.
  • Powered by the Kontakt Engine – Free Kontakt Player available.
  • Low sample size / High quality sounds by Natural Harmonic Crossfade Loop (NHCL) technology.
  • Hybrid Natural Sounds for mixing.
  • Over 1,000 preset sounds.
  • Two separate modules.
  • Synth module by Independent Quad Engine / Mixing system.
  • Drum module by 18 Pads / Instruments system.
  • Double combine main Kicks & Snares.
  • Can easily make unique user sounds.
  • Easy to use GUI.

The instrument library is available to pre-order for $64 USD until 31st August, 2014, after which it will be available for the introductory price of $79 USD for a limited time (regular $99 USD). Existing Sonic Cat customers can order Calliope for $49 USD until the introductory period ends.

More information: Sonic Cat / Calliope

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Homegrown Sound releases Kosmology Elementary for Kontakt

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Homegrown Sound Kosmology Elementary

Homegrown Sound has launched Kosmology Elementary, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

Whilst the trend nowadays is towards Analog Emulation, Elementary takes the opposite route and brings 467 ‘cheap’ digital instruments into Kosmology. After initial tests it was found that these sounds bring a fantastic clarity, and for Wave Sequencing an excellent range of Timbres which work together extremely well! This is the largest Kosmology release yet with more than twice the instruments included in previous releases, and to get this number and keep the memory consumption down, they are limited to two multi-samples per instrument.

All 467 instruments are multi-sampled, using 2 samples per instrument at 24-bit. Whilst most sounds are chromatically useful, there are also some FX instruments throughout the collection to add some nice surprises and interests whilst Wave Sequencing. Although Kosmology is not really about presets considering how easy and fun it is to make your own, there are Fifty Presets included and of course presets from other Kosmology Releases can also be opened.

The library is available for purchase at an introductory price of $35 USD (regular $75 USD).

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Kosmology Elementary

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Soundiron releases Grit Kit for Kontakt

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Soundiron Grit Kit

Soundiron has launched Grit Kit, a unique drum kit library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Grit Kit begins with a simple, efficient acoustic 6-piece drum kit, with kick, 14″ snare, 10″ snare, floor tom, mid and high toms, hi-hats, ride-crash, large and small splashes. This fully playable and functional drum kit offers a warm sound, with 12 round-robin variations per layer and fully responsive dynamic layering. Built into an easy to use preset with tons of built-in FX options, this by itself can serve as a great plug & play drum kit instrument for just about any style of music.

But that’s only where it gets started. From that raw source, all manner of strange and mysterious sound design tricks and hacks are used to build a collection of 15 uniquely decayed, demolished and destroyed drum kit concepts. Styles range from lo-fi retro-lounge combos, to blown out death kits, to stuttering glitch kits and far beyond. It’s 7.4 GB with nearly 8 thousand samples and 45 customizable open format Kontakt presets.

Grit Kit is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD until September 1st, 2014 (regular $49 USD). Requires full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1 or later.

More information: Soundiron / Grit Kit

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Cinematique Instruments releases Lute for Kontakt

Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Lute, a lute instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematique Instruments Lute

The Lute was carefully sampled in minor thirds on all the 13 strings in 3 dynamic layers and 4 round robin variations. We spent a lot of time to capture the seamless transitions between these layers and variations, so that the instrument feels as natural and smooth as possible.

But this lute is not just sampled notes spread on a keyboard! It is more than this. Like on real string instruments it is now possible to play the same note in different hand positions, each with a different timbre. By changing this position you can make a melody sound different and achieve a more natural feel when played – this all happens live via modwheel, pedal or key switch.

As if this wasn’t enough, we also concentrate on the behavior of the course strings. Beside a separate volume knob, we furthermore defined the parameters flam and detune, which lets you vary the time and the tune in relation to the original string. This can be adjusted by separate knobs and then again can be controlled randomly or via velocity. Finally we recorded sounds of finger scratching the strings, which will be automatically added by a realistic noise trigger script – of course you can control the volume.

Once again, with the Lute we expanded our string family with an unique and warm instrument.

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

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Lute

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Audiowiesel releases free E-Ukulele for Kontakt

Audiowiesel has announced the release of E-Ukulele, a free ukulele instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

Audiowiesel E-Ukulele

We sampled an electronic ukulele (Les Paul model) from Epiphone. At the beginning it was just a fun project and we kept adding new sample content for private use only. Now, we decided to make this available to the public as free download in order to let everybody use this in their own productions.

All samples in E-Ukulele are mixed totally dry in order to give you the greatest amount of flexibility. This way you have total freedom of spatial placement and the role E-Ukulele plays in your production (like a melodic or background instrument).

E-Ukulele features

  • 11x round robin per note per velocity (single notes).
  • 14x round robin per chord per velocity (7x down-stroke, 7x up-stroke).
  • Everything is in 4 velocity layers (Core).
  • 10 different chord structures on every root tone (major, major6, major(-7), major7, major9, minor, minor6, minor(-7), sus2, sus4 and even dead notes).
  • Control over ADR and round robin.
  • 1.2 GB Kontakt .ncw format.
  • Sample resolution: 44,1kHz / 24bit / stereo.

E-Ukulele is a free download at Audiowiesel. Requires full version of Kontakt v5.3 or higher.

More information: Audiowiesel / E-Ukulele

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