Bolder Sounds has released Mini Sax, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This instrument is the creation of Juan Del Rio in Redondo Beach, California. You can watch him on YouTube by searching his name with ‘mini sax’ or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in buying one, they sell for an incredible price of $40.00!
The sound of the mini sax has somewhat of a cross between the clarinet and the sax. It is in the key of Bb and is an octave in range. For this sample set, I have expanded to range to 2 octaves going from G2 to G4 using polyphonation from the excellent Redmatica Keymap application.
Bo Clausen has contributed his usual wonderful KSP Kontakt scripting which is explained in a bit more detail later in the .pdf manual. Thank You Bo!
Bolder Sounds has released Handbells V2, a handbells sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Version 2 of this unique 2.4 gigabyte sample library has doubled in size since version 1 was released in November of 2009.
Three more octaves of Handbells as well as 2 new articulations (Mart and Mart-Lift) have been added. On the low end, C2 and G2 bells as well as the octave above that (C3 – B3). On the high end we have added bells C7 – C8. And to round it off, a very flexible user interface with KSP scripting has been created by Bo Clausen.
Handbells V2 for Kontakt 3 or higher is available to purchase for the introductory price of $119 USD through January 1, 2011. Current owners of the Handbell V1 library can upgrade to V2 for $40 USD, also until January 1, 2011.
Soniccouture has announced Morpheus, a sample library featuring the sounds of an aluminum percussion instrument by Freenotes.
The instrument is modular; the keys can be rearranged in any order you like, as each metal bar is attached to its own tuned resonator.
The Soniccouture Morpheus instrument comes with 2 additional types of instrument apart from the natural version: Morpheus Generator and Morpheus Pad.
The Morpheus Generator is a generative music device built in KSP that creates repetitions (loops) that vary in length while a note is held down. You can have one or two loops active, and a loop will be created for every note you hold down. Playing simple sequences creates constantly moving, shifting patterns & soundscapes. ( not available in EXS version)
The Morpheus Pad uses a different set of samples, fully looped instead of the natural decay. This enables infinitely sustaining glassy pads and textures. These can be further enhanced using phase offset, detune and doubling controls in the Ensemble effect section.
1.6 GB Sample Library.
24 bit 44.1 Khz Stereo Sampling.
3 Velocity layers , 3-4 Alternate Round Robin layers.
Natural Decay and looped Pad Instruments.
KSP Generator – ambient pattern generation tool.
KSP Jammer – generative arpeggiator.
KSP Strummer – allows you to ‘strum’ or sweep notes across the keyboard.
KSP Ensemble Effect Processor.
40 Kontakt instrument presets.
Morpheus is available for Kontakt (Kontakt 3.5 or 4.1.1, NOT compatible with free Kontakt Player) and EXS24, priced at £49 GBP / €49 EUR / $79 USD.
Until 26 November, 2010 you can get £10 GBP / €10 EUR / $15 USD discount by entering the following code at checkout: GK4SDTZQ1X
Native Instruments has released version 4.1.3 of Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
KONTAKT 4 is the industry standard sampler from Native Instruments. Its immense 43 GB sound library contains over 1,000 instruments, while the unique Authentic Expression Technology® and host of other fresh features makes this the most playable and powerful KONTAKT yet. KONTAKT 4 is the industry standard sampler from Native Instruments.
Changes in Kontakt v4.1.3
KSP Fade Out timing issue fixed.
MIDI-Export-to-Host issues fixed.
Crash when using Kontakt Memory Server in Manual Mode in Logic 9.1.2 fixed.
The 4.1.3 update for Kontakt and Kontakt Player is now available for download via Service Center.
Channel Robot has announced the release of Solid Drums, an audio sample library featuring over 1.7 GB of wav files, Kontakt, Battery and Guru Kits, Instructional Videos, MIDI files and KSP plug-ins.
Designed as a “foundation library”strong on high quality flexible samples for standard kits and percussion, Solid Drums V1.0 featuring over 100 kits, more than 470 instruments utilising some (but not all) of over 16,000 24-bit hand crafted wav files and more than 20 Kontakt 3+ compatible custom built KSP scripts.
Solid Drums V1.0 is now available to purchase for $29 USD.
Included in this price is 6 months access to the exclusive Solid Drums Members Area, where customers will get access to product additions (Channel Robot plan to add new kits and sounds every month for the next year at least), updates, support and co-owner forums.
Cluster Sound has announced the release of Minimalogic Vol. 2, a multi-format sound library that features fresh, royalty-free minimal samples and instruments for the producer seeking a minimalistic, pseudo-breaking, stylish vibe.
With this library, you will get pro-mastered contruction loops (Kicks, Snares, HHats), rought floating sequences, ultra-low glitches, stylish micro-synths, unusual breaks, sparkly hi-freq loops and much more. The 240 Wav loops are also available in Rex format but it’s only the basement. Here you will get also 720 Live Drum Racks and 240 Kontakt loop instruments that allows to easily restructure the loops, to play the constituent samples and to change tempo without getting unwanted artifacts.
The Kontakt Instruments are based on Kontakt 4 KSP engine and thanks to their user interfaces you can directly control the Multi-Filter, the ADSR and the Multi-Effect sections. The Live Drum Racks come with special built-in racks with dedicated FX and parameters. In addition to the loop sections you will find also 20 great multi-sample synthesizers available for Ableton Simpler, Sampler and Kontakt 4. All the included material is in 24bit native WAV format, sampled, edited, and manipulated with worldclass analog & digital gears. Minmalogic Vol. 2 is a very stylish, useful and ultra-customizable library and an all-in-one professional tool for pseudo-breaking minimal music.
Minimalogic Vol. 2 features
530 Megabytes content.
240 loops in Wav, Rex2, and Kontakt.
720 Live Drum Racks.
230 MIDI Loops.
20 Multi-sample synth for Live Simpler & Samplerm and Kontakt 4.
Minimalogic Vol. 2 is available to purchase as a download for 24.95 EUR.