Samplephonics has released Dirty Modular, a virtual modular instrument powered by the free Kontakt Player from Native Instruments.
Dirty Modular is a hybrid modular synth/analogue sampler with extensive routing, modulation and raw waveforms.
This stunning instrument is packed full of analogue modelled effects and powerful LFO’s, envelopes and an analogue style step sequencer. It is able to create a huge range of sounds, from filthy basses and leads to retro 80′s pop to deep melodic pads and everything in between.
We wanted to create something that put detailed raw sounds already at your fingertips, allowing deep and complex sounds to be built easily without fiddling, allowing you to concentrate on what is most important – the music!
Dirty Modular features
- 8,496 samples from a real modular synth.
- Interactive custom interface, powered by the free Kontakt Player.
- Huge amount of modulation, routing and raw waveform options for highly original and complex sounds.
Dirty Modular is now available for purchase for £119 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
Heavyocity has announced the release of Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums, the first product in a new line of virtual instruments.
Heavyocity’s Ensemble Drums (Mix page) for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Looking for COLOSSAL ensemble drum kits and hybrid percussion loops? Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums offers 7 playable ensembles in 30+ presets and over 300 straight and triplet tempo-synced loops. These can be mixed and matched seamlessly to create complex percussion beds.
The Heavyocity team carefully sought out a unique collection of massive drums that were performed in ensemble fashion, producing some of the most earth-shattering low end ever captured.
Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums features
- 3.5 GB uncompressed (1.9GB on Disk with NI lossless compression).
- Available as direct download only.
- 1,650+ samples.
- 470+ NKIs: 30+ Kits, 27 Loop Menus, 400+ Single Loop Presets.
- 5 Multis.
- The Stage for easy stereo placement.
- Playable Trigger FX™ for real-time control.
- Loop Mutator™ for real-time re-composing of loops.
- Stand-alone, VST, AU, DXi, AAX, RTAS.
Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums is available for purchase for $149 USD. The Kits and Loops are also available separately for $89 USD each. Requires full version of Kontakt 5 (version 18.104.22.168 or later).
For a limited time only, owners of Heavocity products (Komplete Ultimate 8 or 9 included) get an extra 20% off the full Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums Collection. Enter your previously registered serial number at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
More information: Heavyocity / Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums
Analogue Drums has launched Smoker, a jazz drum kit library for Kontakt, Trigger and Wav.
Smoker is a jazz kit with all the credentials ticked. Based around a toneful ’70s Rogers kit with a selection of classic snares and cymbals, Smoker has a warm vintage tone fit for soulful and sparse quartets, hyped up frenetic bebop, bombastic big band, funked up lounge and everything in between. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments.
Three snares, two separate pairs of toms (high and medium tension), two kick drums both sampled open and dampened, two pairs of hihats, and three rides give you a heap of options for selecting the tones that work best for your track.
The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with outboard compressors.
- Kontakt instrument files with multi-out and stereo versions.
- Trigger TCI/PRS presets for kick/snare/toms with separated mic layers.
- 5574 sample .wav files in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format.
- 3.5GB Zip file (5.5GB unzipped).
Smoker is available for purchase for $29 USD.
More information: Analogue Drums / Smoker
Samplephonics has introduced the Dirty Modular, a powerful hybrid modular virtual instrument powered by the Kontakt Free Player.
Under the hood of this beast lies 8,496 pristine audio samples, direct from a real analogue modular synth. These form the bases of 174 multisampled oscillator settings ready to be combined, routed and processed further through an interactive 3D interface.
Dirty Modular features
- 8,496 samples from a real modular synth.
- Comes with the Kontakt Free Player (you do NOT need to own a full copy of Kontakt to own this!).
- Interactive GUI with powerful routing and modulation options.
- 2 oscillators + 174 raw sounds available per oscillator with awesome random function!
- 150+ presets plus more free presets sent to your inbox!
- 3 LFO’s (routable to filter, amp or pitch).
- 3 Envelopes (routable to filter, amp or pitch).
- 2 analogue modelled Filters with switchable states (lp, bp, hp). Can be run individually or linked.
- 2 FX modules with switchable chorus, phaser, analogue modelled saturation, screamer distortion, amp distortion, bitcrusher and flanger. Can be run individually or linked.
- Huge stereo reverb and delay units.
- Analogue style sequencer with multiple routing options.
- In-app preset loading and saving meaning you don’t have to load samples every time.
- Highly optimised DFD streaming and sample purging for super fast and smooth sample loading.
- The only plugin available of its kind!
The library is available to pre-order now for £99 GBP (RRP £119 GBP).
More information: Samplephonics
8Dio has announced the release of the Ukulele Bundle, comprising the Ukulele Solo and Ukulele Strummer instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Solo Ukulele contains over 2.200 samples and we recorded the Uku in great details, including hundreds of natural fret and release noises. In addition we also recorded natural strum samples, so you can play chords with natural true strum sounds. 8Dio Ukulele Solo comes with 15 core patches divided into Fingered, Thumber and Morphed categories. The fingered category was recorded with dedicated four-finger position for realistic sound for advanced playing styles (ex. arppegiations) – whereas the thumbed category has a slightly softer sound, which gives the Ukulele a somewhat softer, warmer character. The morphed category contains the Ukulele mixed with other instruments (ex. Grand Piano, Tonal Percussion and other modified instruments designed to match the character of the Ukulele.
Ukulele Strummer is the follow-up to our Ukulele Solo library. The Ukulele Strummer contains over 4.734 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 13 common rhythm types. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our x-legato technology. The X-legato system allows you to combine any chord and rhythm at any given time giving you an infinite amount of combinations. In addition the Ukulele Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times – you will get natural subtle variation. The Ukulele Strummer also contains chords in perfect 5th – allowing you to shape virtually any chord by combining it with our Ukulele Solo library.
The Ukulele Solo and Ukulele Strummer both contains our new CHAOS FX 3.0 system, which contains a variety of additional FX controls, including macro controls, filter, EQ, bit-crusher, distortion, new stereo delay and two separate convolution reverbs, Transform and Reverb. Transform adds experimental convolutions to your arsenal and Reverb contains a collection of superior impulses in case you want more traditional reverb. Everything comes integrated – one click away from your mastery.
The bundle is available for purchase for $149 USD.
More information: 8Dio / Ukulele Bundle
Particular-Sound has released Abstract Grooves 2, an element loop collection made mainly out of granular samples using Native Instrument Kontakt.
Every loop was recorded in 24-bit/44.1kHz and sliced in the Kontakt Sampler to use them in your tracks.
Add your own kicks, snares or claps to the loops without changing the loop itself, this is possible because we left the space free in the element loops.
To make the package complete, we made 75 Multis. Multis are layered Loops using the engine from the Kontakt Sampler by adding different effects.
Abstract Grooves 2 features
- 150 Main Element Loops (WAV Format).
- 75 Multis.
- Requires Kontakt v5.3.137 or higher.
The library is a free download, as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.
More information: Particular-Sound / Abstract Grooves 2
Spitfire Audio has released Low Winds, a new British Modular Library series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
BML103 – LOW WINDS brings us even closer to reaching our first phase creating the finest most detailed orchestral library on the planet today; the British Modular Library project. 3 fine soloists who you will often see performing with the greatest orchestras and on the most important film scoring sessions. In this volume you will find everything you need to get up and running with simply the most beautiful, realistic, playable and inspirational low-end clarinets and flute.
Recorded to tape via the finest signal chain in the finest room. This volume contains no less than a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple round robins, dynamic layers and easy to use, fully functional legato with control of vibrato. This instalment is sure to highlight what a wonderful colour these instruments can add to your work and we hope will encourage and inspire your best writing.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £169 GBP until September 1st, 2014 (RRP £229 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.
More information: Spitfire / Low Winds