Sonic Cat has released Pop Piano Free, a free acoustic grand piano sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Pop Piano is part of the Pop Keys piano sample library.
Pop Piano Free features a recorded Bechstein MP192 Grand Piano which is made in Germany, to differentiate between other libraries with analog equipment in good sound concert hall.
Pop Piano Free features
- Sampling from Bechstein MP192 Grand Piano.
- Recorded from first class Mic and Analog Preamp.
- Recorded at good sound concert hall.
- Maximum 4 Velocity.
Pop Piano Free is taken for the Pop Keys piano library.
Sonic Cat is currently also offering a limited time 40% discount on all its products in celebration of the launch of the Sonic Cat brand, which carries all of Luxonix’s Kontakt libraries.
More information: Sonic Cat
Ilya Efimov has released Chinese Hulusi, a new virtual ethnic folk instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The hulusi or cucurbit flute is a free-reed wind instrument from China. It is held vertically and has three bamboo pipes which pass through a gourd wind chest; the center pipe has finger holes and the outer two are typically drone pipes. It is not uncommon for a hulusi to have only one drone pipe while the second outer pipe is merely ornamental. The drone pipe has a finger hole, which allows it to be stopped.
The Hulusi library can allow a user to imitate virtually anything that a real hulusi could play. Ii8intervals were recorded for up and down legato articulations in two variants: normal legato and glissando. We have provided the ability to vary the dynamics of the instrument to convey a wide, detailed range of expression from pp to ff. Natural vibrato may be added to the sound at any time. Staccato articulations provide added realism by means of a round-robin algorythm.
Chinese Hulusi features
- 240 MB converted NCW format, 44.1kHz/24-bit, stereo.
- 2 natural legato types: normal and glissando.
- 11 different articulations.
- Realistic dynamic from p to f.
- Two vibrato types.
- Control of realistic vibrato.
- Reassignable keyswitches and midi-controllers.
- 3 modes of legato performance.
- Detune vibrato keys.
- Drones tune and volume control.
The library is available for 39 EUR. Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.3+.
More information: Ilya Efimov / Chinese Hulusi
Precisionsound has released Jetstream, a sound design workstation for Kontakt.
Packing a library of environmental, electronic and mechanical loops into a single instrument, Jetstream generates a diverse array of ambiences, drones, sweeps and hits.
Users can layer and transform sounds with multiple filters, extensive modulations, and creative impulse responses. Custom mastering effects are built in for shaping tone, space, and dynamics.
Precisionsound founder, Lars Westin, said: “Jetstream makes sound design for music and media fast and intuitive. It’s easy to create stunning sounds for any project, from airy textures to spooky strikes, naturalistic environments, and even chromatic synths.”
Jetstream is the brainchild of Iain Morland, a sound designer for film, theatre, games and virtual instruments, and whose credits for Precisionsound include the Sonic Laboratory and Exosphere sound effects libraries.
- 50 original sound loops (254MB).
- 32 unique impulse responses (29MB).
- Intuitive colour-coded interface for sound design.
- 65 professionally designed presets.
- 44.1kHz 24-bit stereo WAV throughout.
Jetstream for Kontakt is available as a download for $39 USD. Requires the full version of Kontakt 3 or above.
More information: Precisionsound / Jetstream
e-instruments has announced the release of Session Keys Grand S and Grand Y, two Kontakt based concert grand piano instruments with a new and innovative approach to create the perfect piano sound for music productions.
Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D4 Concert Grand Piano, used in numerous concerts and recordings by some of the world’s greatest artists.
Session Keys Grand Y captures the clear, transparent and dynamic sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Rich overtones, sparkling high end, and a powerful bass range make this outstanding instrument the perfect complement to the Grand S.
Session Keys Grand S/Y features
- Concert and Studio modes – Each acoustic flavour has been recorded in precise detail using two separate piano lid positions.
- Pentamorph controller – Allows users to easily adjust the Grand Piano’s acoustics – from standard characteristic sounds to atmospheres that go far beyond the obvious – as well as create movement on the fly using just one knob.
- Session animation – The Animator is designed to generate truly musical piano performances in the most flexible way.
- Smart Chords – For instant piano chords at your fingertips, Session Keys Smart Chord Mode provides a completely new and inventive way to add depth of musical expression to your production.
- Edit parameters of the Grand Piano in detail – Strengthen the individuality and expressiveness of the instrument, or to take it far beyond its standard sonic signature. EQ, Compression, Convolution Reverb and Delay Effects can all be edited for creative sound design without boundaries.
The pianos are available for purchase for 99 USD/EUR each, or bundled for 159 USD/EUR.
More information: e-instruments / Session Keys Grand Pianos
Sample Logic has announced the release of TryPack – Sonic Catalog, an all new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
How would you like to check out the wide world of Sample Logic before you take the plunge and slap down your hard earned cash? Now you can with the ALL NEW Sample Logic TryPack Kontakt sample library for only $25!
The Latest version of TryPack is here! TryPack – Sonic Catalog
Sample Logic is proud to introduce the all new in depth TryPack sonic catalog for Kontakt 5 that allows you to test drive a selection of instruments from our 14 award-winning products.
TryPack delivers nearly 3GB of content celebrating over 8 years of “blurring the line between music & sound design.” This sonic catalog contains 28 multis (2 multis per product) from 14 different Sample Logic sample libraries. Even if you already own some of these libraries, at $25, TryPack is the best way to sample all of “our logic”. If you already own a previous version of TryPack you are still definitely going to want this. The new TryPack is a completely redesigned sonic catalog containing all new and different instruments previously not included in TryPack!
The TryPack costs $25 USD. A 40% discount code for HAVOC and a 25% discount code for the HAVOC & ASSAULT Bundle are available to those who purchase the TryPack before April 7th, 2014.
More information: Sample Logic / TryPack – Sonic Catalog
Wobblophones has announced the release of Tunelle, a virtual instrument for Kontakt 5 and Live 9.
Tunelle’s main panel allows you to control the most important instrument parameters (Kontakt version).
Tunelle is a spring instrument, invented and built by Neon & Landa. It produces sound by vibrating springs. Covering a range of 2 full octaves, the Tunelle library reveals the versatile sounds and resonances of 25 chromatically arranged compression springs.
Tunelle was designed to be played mainly by pulling the springs with fingers and quickly releasing them. But for this library 5 articulations have been recorded and sampled: pulling, vertical plucking, horizontal plucking, plectrum and striking with a rubber mallet.
The virtual instrument contains samples of two Tunelles: Metal Tunelle and Wooden Tunelle. Metal Tunelle has a clear and long metallic ring, where as Wooden Tunelle has a more dampened and warmer sound quality.
- 5 Metal Tunelle articulations, all covering 2 octaves.
- 2 Wooden Tunelle articulations, both covering 2 octaves.
- Up to 8 velocity layers.
- 3 Round-robin layers.
- 1 Body Hits articulation, covering 3.5 octaves.
- 40 presets.
- 2 GB of Tunelle samples (44.1 kHz, 24-bit).
The Tunelle library is 15% of for the whole month of April, 2014 (regular price $89 / 75 EUR / £65 GBP).
More information: Wobblophones / Tunelle
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VST Buzz has announced a limited time deal on the Plectra Series Bundle by Impact Soundworks, offering the sample library bundle at a 45% discount.
Grab a HUGE 45% off the “Plectra Series Bundle” by Impact Soundworks – a bundle of unique, beautiful and deeply-sampled stringed instruments from Europe including the 8-string acoustic bouzouki, Kazakh dombra, Celtic harp, lyre, and lap harp.
The Plectra Series bundle brings you an ancient fretted lute from Kazakhstan with a bright, percussive tone, a Celtic harp, lyre and lap harp that evoke images of the Irish countryside, Appalachian splendor, tall tales and a heart mug of mead beside a crackling fire and an intimate, close-miced bouzouki that’s ideal for traditional, folk, medieval and Renaissance music as well as modern scores in any number of styles.
The Plectra Series Bundle is available from VST Buzz for $59 USD until April 8th, 2014 (regular $109 USD).
More information: VST Buzz
Soniccouture has announced the release of Concert Kazoos, a new deep sampled instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
A set of 25 rare tuned kazoos made by Suzuki, exhaustively sampled to 2 inch tape through a custom Neve console*.
5 round robin layers ensure absolute organic realism of sound and the most natural kazoo response imaginable.
Soniccouture say that the instrument is both ‘Epic’ and ‘Cinematic’, while also being ‘Emotional’. As well as being essential for feature film soundtracks, it is of course also suitable for EDM & Dubstep producers.
Concert Kazoos is now as a free download from the Soniccouture website.
More information: Soniccouture / Concert Kazoos