Soniccouture has announced the release of Geosonics, a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
Imagine sitting down at your MIDI keyboard on a rainy tuesday and playing the sound of the North Pole. Or the Kalahari Desert. Or the atmospheric virations of the Australian Outback.
Now you can. We have collaborated with the acknowledged master of field and nature recording, Chris Watson. Chris allowed us access to sonic treasures which you simply cannot find anywhere else, from anyone else.
From these unique and rare recordings we have created the most inspirational, atmospheric virtual instrument : Geosonics.
- A Kontakt Player Instrument.
- Over 400 pad & soundscape presets.
- 4GB Original Watson recordings included.
- Preset library by leading sound designers Ian Boddy, Biomechanoid, Martin Walker, Andy Wheddon.
Geosonics for Kontakt and Kontakt Player costs 129 EUR / $149 USD.
More information: Soniccouture / Geosonics
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of KitNetix, a macrophonic sound bank for Chromaphone and the AAS Player plug-in.
KitNetix is a macrophonic sound bank that zooms into an intricate new world.
The 128-preset collection crafted by renowned sound designer Martin Walker features drum kits made from exotic materials, percussion unleashed from reality, soundscapes from dark beginnings to glittering futures, hyper-detailed generative textures, and fantasy hybrid instruments that have never been heard before, including bells, chimes, keys, strings, and pads.
Moods cover a huge range, from epic soundtrack projects via weird electronica to gentle ambient minimalism.
The KitNetix soundset is available to purchase for $39 USD. Includes both a Chromaphone preset file and the free AAS Player plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / KitNetix
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the expansion of the Sound Bank Series with titles for Chromaphone, its latest creative percussion synthesizer.
Renowned sound designers Martin Walker, Simon Stockhausen, and Michel Drapeau have been commissioned to produce the first three collection of presets.
“These banks will cover a lot of sonic ground as each sound designer will bring his own influences and signature touch,” said Marc-Pierre Verge CEO of AAS, “Chromaphone is still very new so the sound design possibilities are wide open and we really liked what the sound designers have presented so far.”
The new sound banks will be available during the first quarter of 2012 for $39 USD each. The instant download delivery package will include both Chromaphone preset files as well as the free AAS Player plug-in for Windows and Mac (Standalone/VST/AU/RTAS).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems
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on Jul 18, 2011
Camel Audio has announced the release of Guitar Mutations, a new sound library for Alchemy and Alchemy Player.
Guitar Mutations features a studio full of classic guitars warped into strange new forms. Explore guitars with four necks whose resonating bodies morph into keyboards, fractal arpeggiations, tortured string soundscapes, stressed whammy bars and fractured frets as well as creamy overdrive, shimmering chorus and chugging riffs.
Guitar Mutations takes full advantage of the Alchemy Player engine with 2GB of new samples. There’s haunting fingerpicking, quirky strumming and plaintive harmonics through to aggressive shredding and all manner of unconventional playing techniques. Guitar Mutations is perfect for creating ambient guitarscapes or adding an innovative edge to your rock and electronica productions.
Guitar Mutations features
- 150 sounds (1200 variations) for Alchemy.
- Includes 42 Guitars, 32 Soundscapes, 18 Arps, 16 Loops, 9 Bass, 8 Keys, 8 Synth, 7 Pads, 5 Leads, 5 Sound Effects.
- Suitable for Rock, Pop, Electronica & Ambient genres.
- Sound Designers Andre Ettema, Himalaya, Nick Moritz, Martin Walker, biomechanoid, Corin Neff, Chris Sciurba, Christian Kjeldsen, Stephan Romer, Ole Jeppesen, Arksun.
Guitar Mutations is available to purchase for $59 USD/€49 EUR/£39 GBP.
More information: Camel Audio / Guitar Mutations
Camel Audio has released Steamworx, a new sound library by Martin Walker for Alchemy and Alchemy Player.
Steamworx is a cinematic netherworld featuring keyboard instruments made from clocks, drum kits built with steam-powered machines, fog-shrouded soundscapes and gothic choirs. With intricate contraptions, grunge-laden grooves, multi-layered arpeggios and hand-crafted percussion that ooze character and round-robin realism, you will find moods suited to epic soundtrack, delicate ambient, sci-fi, industrial and the supernatural.
This library incorporates over 240MB of new sample content, with specially created instruments, extensive field recordings that add a rich patina of detail, 8-bit SID Chip exotica, plus samplings from an extensive collection of bells, chimes, and gongs. Martin Walker is well known for his music and sound effects design on over a hundred game soundtracks, and for his columns and features on sound design in magazines such as Sound On Sound and Audio Technology.
Steamworx is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
More information: Camel Audio / Steamworx