PinkNoise Studio has launched Analog Night Kontakt Edition, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt based on the best sounds of the Yamaha AN1x synthesizer.
Yamaha AN1x is a powerful retro-analog synth, it uses DSP modeling of analog waveforms to recreate the coveted sounds of analog synths with modern digital specifications.
ANALOG NIGHT was originally released by Eric Corminier (Reason.Fan) for propellerhead’s REASON. Now it has been entirely rebuilt starting from the scratch. The new Kontakt edition provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your favourite sampler.
Analog Night Kontakt Edition features
- 500 Kontakt patches (in 10 categories: All layers, Arp & Sequence, Bass, Bells & Brass, Experimental & FX, Key & Organ, Lead, Monosynth, Pad & Atmosphere, Strings).
- 1.12 GB of stereo samples (1834 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 30 EUR.
More information: PinkNoise Studio / Analog Night Kontakt Edition
Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Reeds Volume 1, a new British Modular Library series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
BML 105 – Reeds is the pinnacle of the British Modular Library project. 3 x Clarinets and 3 x Oboes recorded both solo and ensemble (A2). In this volume you will find everything you need to get up and running with simply the most beautiful, realistic, playable and inspirational clarinet and oboe library yet created.
This is a deeply sampled library featuring the talents of the greatest woodwind players in London today. 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 become a modern classic and we hope will encourage and inspire your best writing.
The library is available for the introductory price of £171 GBP until August 1st, 2014 (RRP £229 GBP).
More information: Spitfire Audio / Reeds Volume 1
VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on The Lucky Harp by Bad Cat Samples, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Get an awesome 35% off this beautiful and unique Kontakt library by Bad Cat Samples. “The Lucky Harp” is a meticulously recorded, and incredibly deeply sampled 26 string diatonic Celtic Harp with 6 velocitiy layers, and 6 round robins per note (36 unique samples per string). Its an incredibly deep and extremely expressive harp with a beautiful character and sound to it, perfect for any style of music.
“The Lucky Harp” was recorded through a Royer 121, and run through crystal clean preamps and pristine conversion – the result is something truly dark & beautiful. The library was recorded “dry” with minimal ambience, and a custom IR that suits the instrument well has been included too. Offering control over attack & release, reverb, and a gentle boost/cut at 12k, we have no doubts that this instrument will make its way to the top of your ‘go to’ harp choices.
The library comes with 2 patches – a diatonic patch, offering the instruments natural tones, and a chromatic patch, that has been extended from the diatonic. 936 samples in total, delivered in 24bit / 48khz .wav format.
The Lucky Harp is available from VST Buzz for $15.99 USD until July 8th, 2014.
More information: VST Buzz
Sound Dust has released Hammr Growler, the third part of the Hammr Suite, a comprehensive tonewheel organ set of sampled instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Hammr Growler is the filthy brother of the not particularly demure Hammr+ and was developed with Oasis/Sheryl Crow keyboard player Mikey Rowe.
The Growler captures from 4 mic positions the full tilt sound of Mikeys favourite 888000000 setting on his 1959 B3 through a cranked up Leslie cabinet.
Hammr Growler features
- 5 x 15 second samples per note for a total of 3.2GB of samples compressed to a 2.7GB download.
- 4 mic positions using classic Neuman mics and Grace preamps.
- Individual control of volume, pan, ADSR and vibrato per mic.
- Percussion 2nd and 3rds available at the same time, with control of octave and decay time.
- Note off volume and decay control.
- Velocity sensitivity control.
- CC11 hard-wired to volume for expression pedal swells.
- Leslie simulator with speed, treble/bass balance and distance controls.
- 69 specially recorded reverb impulses from a variety of real spaces and classic gear.
- Cabinet re-micing through a choice of 11 speaker cabinets.
- Dirt, morphing EQ and master EQ effects.
- Dirty contacts control adds small amounts of timing variation to note on /off to mimic the effects of ageing key contacts.
- 24 presets.
- Master/slave control system for quick adjustment of group controls.
- Built in user manual.
The library is available for £30 GBP. A purchase includes a 10 EUR discount link for MeldaProduction’s MVintageRotary Leslie simulator plug-in, and a £10 discount code for Hammr+.
More information: Sound Dust / Hammr Growler
Synth Magic has released 7300 Synth, a free synthesizer instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Free instrument for Kontakt 4.2.3 and higher – This instrument uses the 4 preset sounds from a Jen Piano 73. Many extra features added to create a sort of mini Kontakt synth.
The download is free of charge. Full version of Kontakt required.
More information: Synth Magic
MaxSynth has released Alien Soundscapes 2, a sample library in Kontakt and Wav formats.
The journey into the weirdest territories of sound continues! Alien Soundscapes 2 delivers a collection of weird, unusual, evolving drones and atmospheric recordings with a dark flavor ideal for Film Music, Dark Ambient, New Age and similar music styles.
All samples/patches can be used as is or, by combining different patches/samples, and with the use of the modulation wheel and pitch bend (Kontakt version), is possible to create new and original soundscapes.
The sample library is available for purchase for 19.90 EUR.
MaxSynths has also launched a limited time sale on its DSP plug-ins.
Until monday 14 July all DSP plugins (DSP-1 Drums, DSP-2 Vocals and DSP-3 Bus) are available with a 40% discount!
More information: MaxSynths
Big Fish Audio has announced the release of Urban Legacy XXL, a production tool from VIP Loops for modern beat makers & producers.
Urban Legacy XXL is an incredible new product from VIP Loops that will help reshape how producers and beat makers think about using loops, riffs, and one shot samples in their production setups. It’s a massive 13 GB sample library of 20 combined products built on the Kontakt engine.
Urban Legacy XXL is a great production tool for in the studio work or on stage in a live performance setting. Sporting a 16 pad, 4 bank customized interface, this product is truly unique in the virtual instrument world. Urban Legacy XXL was built to be the backbone for your modern productions in the styles of Hip Hop, Trap, R&B, Pop, Soul, Reggae, and Gospel.
Urban Legacy XXL represents some of VIP Loops’ most popular products remastered, and a huge selection of brand new material that makes for the perfect combination of elite loops, riffs, and one-shots delivered by the best sound development team in the business!
The library is available from Big Fish Audio for $ 199.95 USD.
More information: Big Fish Audio / Urban Legacy XXL