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Puremagnetik releases DeeEx sound library

Puremagnetik DeeEx

Puremagnetik has released DeeEx, a collection of 80′s FM synthesis programs based on the Yamaha DX7.

For Ableton Live

Each DeeEx Live Rack employs Sampler’s unique Frequency Modulation capabilities for extreme tweaking, beyond what the original was ever capable of. All DeeEx instruments were built and programmed within Live for a seamless production experience. With expertly crafted macro controls, powerful effects racks and high quality samples, DeeEx for Ableton Live brings one of the most legendary synthesizers in history right to your desktop.

For Kontakt, Renoise and Logic

DeeEx for Kontakt has been customized to offer a huge range of tweakable parameters. Within DeeEx’s KSP-based user interface, music and sound producers can immediately take control of numerous effects and sound shaping options. The Renoise and Logic versions of DeeEx have been built from the ground-up for a seamless user experience. XRNI and Logic Channel Strips integrate directly into their hosts for quick access and easy playability.

DeeEx features

  • Over 20 professionally multi-sampled instruments.
  • Over 600 high quality samples.
  • Advanced Ableton Live Racks with Macro Controls.
  • “Renoise Ready” XRNI files for instant playability.
  • Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI.
  • Requires Ableton Live 8.2.1, Kontakt 3.5 or Logic 8, 250 MB of physical RAM, 600 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space.

DeeEx is now available to download for Puremagnetik subscribers.

More information: Puremagnetik / DeeEx

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Native Instruments announces KONTAKT 5

Native Instruments Kontakt 5

Native Instruments has announced Kontakt 5, the next generation of its leading software sampler.

The new version offers profoundly enhanced sound shaping through a host of new high-quality filters and studio-grade effect algorithms, superior time-stretching, vintage sampling modes, and more. Further accommodating its role as the central sample library platform on the market, KONTAKT 5 also introduces two major new features for advanced instrument design.

In a further major expansion of its unrivaled sound shaping capabilities, KONTAKT 5 introduces a completely new suite of high-quality filters, developed by the creative mastermind behind the acclaimed MASSIVE synthesizer. Ranging from classic analog-style ladder and state-variable models to modern formant filters, some of the 37 new filters also employ the unique new “Adaptive Resonance” concept, which automatically manages the filter characteristics to prevent unpleasant sonic artifacts from excessive resonance peaks. At the same time, the superior new “TimeMachine Pro” time-stretching algorithm in KONTAKT 5 enables unprecedented sound quality for harmonic solo instruments and similar demanding source material.

The comprehensive effect assortment in KONTAKT has been extended with several key additions that focus on studio-style sound processing. The new “Solid G-EQ” and “Solid Bus Comp” algorithms – derived from the upcoming SOLID MIX SERIES – enable studio-grade equalization and compression, while the separately available TRANSIENT DESIGNER has been integrated into the effect arsenal of KONTAKT in its original form.
Additionally, a new analog-modeled Tape Saturator can add natural compression and subtle organic overdrive, while the acclaimed vintage sampling modes from Native Instruments’ groove-production system MASCHINE have been integrated into the feature set of KONTAKT 5 as well to provide additional flavors of charismatic “vintage dirt”.

For ambitious sound designers and professional sample instrument creators, KONTAKT 5 introduces both a powerful new “instrument bus”
system as well as KSP-based MIDI file support. While the 16 internal stereo busses with their separate insert chains open up greatly increased routing flexibility, the MIDI file functions in the Kontakt Script Processor enable the creation of advanced types of KONTAKT-based instruments with versatile integrated MIDI playback features, as demonstrated in the upcoming separate KONTAKT-based STUDIO DRUMMER instrument.

On top of its acclaimed 43 GB factory library with its eight separate instrument collections, KONTAKT 5 also includes a free download of the new KONTAKT-based RETRO MACHINES MK2 instrument, which offers an assortment of highly sought-after classic synthesizers complete with vintage-style arpeggiator and chord player, and also takes advantage of the new analog-type filter models.

KONTAKT 5 will be available in September 2011 for $399 USD / 379 EUR, and will also be included in the new KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE bundles. An update for owners of previous KONTAKT versions will be available for $119 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Kontakt 5

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Watunlib.com launches with Watunlib (waterphone) and Loop Kontrol for Kontakt

Watunlib Loop Kontrol

Watunlib.com has lauched its website, offering virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Watunlib.com is the meeting of two musicians with different backgrounds but with a common passion for original instruments … and computers! Thus was born the idea of designing virtual instruments … and to sell them …

Our first task was to sample a Waterphone Aquasonic Super Mondo, and propose a number of playing techniques, some of which may be tuned chromatically, new function for such an instrument and completely redefining how to use it!

Subsequently, we decided to continue on this path, always in a spirit of originality and innovation. Loop Kontrol, rythmic and melodic loops builder, meets these criteria (at least we hope so).

Watunlib is available to purchase for 69 EUR, Loop Kontrol is 49 EUR. Prices incl. VAT.

More information: Watunlib.com

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Puremagnetik releases Vintage Organs Volume 2

Puremagnetik Vintage Organs Vol.2

Puremagnetik has released Vintage Organs Volume 2, a library of organs featuring the Yamaha YC-30, Farfisa Pianorgan, Emenee, Magnus & Gulbransen Pump Organs.

Vintage Organs Volume 2 comes with a new and improved Laslo II speaker effect and Marimba Percussion Engine for Live, completely integrated Kontakt KSP drawbar controls and experty crafted channel strips for Logic.

Vintage Organs Volume 2 features

  • Over 10 Multisampled programs, each with multiple layers to blend.
  • High Quality 24 bit samples.
  • Live version includes a new and improved Laslo II speaker effect and Marimba percussion engine.
  • Logic EXS version includes channel strip settings with Logic effects.
  • Kontakt version includes custom KSP interface and fully loaded effect chains.

Vintage Organs Volume 2 (requires Ableton Live 8.2.1, Kontakt 3.5 or Logic 8) is available now to Puremagnetik subscribers.

More information: Puremagnetik / Vintage Organs Volume 2

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BooTweak, custom performance view & sound library for Kontakt now donationware

BooTweak Designs has announced that its custom programmed Kontakt library BooTweak is now available as donationware.

With BooTweak, you can quickly find, edit and perform with your samples from one performance view. Think of it as the uber-template you wished you had every time you drag a group of samples into Kontakt where they huddle, naked and afraid, with only a lone volume envelope to comfort them.

BooTweak for Kontakt
BooTweak for Kontakt 4

BooTweak is available for Kontakt 4.11 or higer. All of the BooTweak samples, kits and 3rd party sample kit files are now free for download. Donations are much appreciated.

More information: BooTweak

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Puremagnetik Microtron XL, Mellotron Library for Live, Kontakt & Logic

Puremagnetik has released Microtron™ XL, a bundle of 3 tapes from Puremagnetik’s popular Microtron series.

Puremagnetik Microtron XL

All of the original performance nuances of the Mellotron M400 have been immaculately captured through a Neumann U47 Microphone and Reeves Custom 50 Amplifier.

Microtron XL integrates seamlessly into Ableton Live 8, Kontakt 3/4 and Logic 8/9. It comes packed with a palette of 9 expertly recorded instruments and over 1 Gigabyte of multisample content.

The Ableton Live version contains 9 individual multisampled instruments and a full “tape” instrument that has similar sound blending functionality as found on the original M400. Microtron XL also comes packed with over 150 professionally performed phrases complete with Macro and effects integration.

Microtron XL for Kontakt includes all 9 multisampled instruments complete with effects and a custom KSP user interface. Logic and Kontakt versions both come with a collection of over 150 professionally performed Apple Loops in SIAL format.

Microtron XL includes the following instruments as programmed from the original tapes.

  • MK II Flute – Undoubtedly the sound that defines Mellotron, the MKII flute instantly conjures images of 1967 Abbey Road. Not only the most famous Mellotron sound, but perhaps the eeriest, the MKII flute’s dubious pitching has been in question throughout the decades. The change in timbre (they say two flutes were used) and odd intonation only adds to the haunting and mesmerizing character of this timeless sound.
  • Octave Recorders – The Octave Recorder is a newer sound composed of soprano, alto and tenor recorders. Playing fast staccato chords on this one can make it sound a bit like a harmonium. It has a solid woody tone with breathy articulations and is definitely a contender to fill up the mix with some organic elements.
  • Cello – Renown for its melancholy timbre and described by some as “wheezing and groaning” the Cello sound was originally recorded in the 1960s. A double bassist was used for the lower registers. Apparently the original session cellist did not wish to detune his cello for fear of damaging the instrument. Nonetheless, the Microtron Cello recording is undoubtedly a unique character in the tape library.
  • Clarinet – The original Mk1 Clarinet that was discontinued but re- introduced for Puremagnetik’s Microtron series. Warm and woody, the Microtron clarinet has an authentic sound that captures a vintage flavor all its own. The Microtron clarinet patch is programmed an octave higher for quick harmonic layering with other Microtron sounds.
  • French Horn – Big and brassy, the Microtron French Horn is a uniquely expressive addition to the Microtron collection.
  • Glenn Miller – Glenn Miller disappeared from the radar in 1944, but now he has returned for one last swingin’ arrangement in your DAW!
    Glenn Miller inspires hours of fun and creativity with layered brass sounds, warped, flanged and mangled in the classic Mellotron tape style.
  • Brass – The recorded combined output of two saxophones, two trumpets and a trombone, this is a powerful and punchy sound much beloved of King Crimson, Rick Wakeman, The Moody Blues and even John Lennon who thoughtfully recorded most of a demo of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ using the black Mellotron Mk II he kept on his half landing. Never fails to impress. Never fails to scare small children either.
  • 8 Voice Choir – Certainly one of the major ‘classic’ Mellotron sounds, and perhaps the most arresting, this recording of four females and four males was first used in the early 1970s with the advent of the M400 and was widely used by rock groups who found that the sound of a Mellotron was a bit better than the sound of their chronic off-key harmonising.
  • String Section – A combination of violins, viola and cello, these multisampled strings are pre-arranged to sound huge! Layer them together in chords or clusters for some outlandish string effects.

Microtron XL is available to purchase for $29 USD

More information: Puremagnetik / Microtron XL

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Puremagnetik releases PM-70 Electric Piano Library

Puremagnetik PM-70

Puremagnetik has announced the release of PM-70, a new sound pack of 8 multi-sampled instruments emulating the Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand Piano.

At the core, the CP-70 is a piano with strings and hammers with a pickup system for electric amplification. Originally released in the 1970′s as a “portable grand piano” for use on rock tours, the sound was made famous by Genesis, Kansas, U2 and more recently Keane. The CP-70 can be compared to that of a Rhodes or Wurlitzer electric piano, but due to the use of strings instead of tines, it sounds much more like a traditional piano. The metallic strings amplified by electric pickups further characterize the CP70 as its own class of piano, giving it a guitar-like sound at times.

Puremagnetik worked with The Distillery in New York City to capture the pickup details using a prototype germanium-based DI from Sage Electronics. The twangy saloon like piano tone was recorded with a stereo pair of matched 414′s through a Focusrite ISA 828.

Additionally, Puremagnetik has programmed some patches to emulate the CP-70 tremolo circuit and tube amplifier. As evidenced in some of the more exploratory patches, PM-70 also explores the piano as a spectral source to create new fictional synthesizer tones.

PM-70 features features

  • High Quality 24 bit MultiChannel recordings.
  • Multiple Velocity Layers for Realistic Playability.
  • Emulation of the Original Tremolo Circuit.
  • Integrated Ableton Live Effects Racks with Advanced Macro Mapping.
  • Custom Kontakt KSP GUI for Easy Editing.
  • Requires Ableton Live 8.2.1, Kontakt 3.5 or Logic 8.

PM-70 is now available for Ableton Live 8, Kontakt 3/4 and Logic 8/9.

More information: Puremagnetik / PM-70

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