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Cinematique Instruments releases Poing! for Kontakt

Cinematique Instruments has announced Poing!, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematique Instruments Poing! for Kontakt
Poing? Just let two balls bouncing inside an enclosed area and let them play a sound each time they are contacting an obstacle! That exactly is Poing – It is musical Ping Pong. But also much more….

Poing! is a self generating musical tool which makes sounds by every touch of two balls with the border of an area in which the balls are bouncing or 3 bars inside this area. These bars can also move either automatically or controlled by the mod wheel. Poing! provides four different sound sources, which can be mixed with four seperate knobs. These are a Monochord, a Gentle Glockenspiel, a normal Sinus Sounds and the sound of a glass bowl.

In order to shape the sound of Poing there are available a lot of options: reverb, delay, phaser and a low pass resonance filter. But you can also set the pitch and the scale of the generated notes. There are available 10 different kinds of scales such as major-, minor, whole-tone, chromatic or mixed scales. Finally you can separatly start each ball and adjust the speed of them. Because of its advanced
scripting Poing! is like the 80ies video game – just musically fun.

Beside using Poing! as a self generating tool you are also free to play Poing! manually with your keyboard.

The Poing! library for Kontakt is available to for 16 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4 or higher full version.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Poing!

35% off Cinematique Instruments bundle at VST Buzz

VST Buzz Cinematique Instruments Bundle

VST Buzz has launched a 1 week deal on the Cinematique Instruments Four Strings Bundle, offering 35% off a collection of 4 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Looking for some beautiful and unique sounding instruments to add to your collection? This bundle from Cinematique Instruments brings you 4 incredible sample libraries including the Baritone Ukulele, Monochord, Kantele and Bowed Psaltery.

This collection brings you intimate and subtle sounds – from the organic sounding Kantele to the lush Bowed Psaltery and from the overtone rich Monochord to the light Bartine Ukulele – this is a brilliant bundle which will help add new sounds and textures to your music.

The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $65 USD until October 22nd, 2013.

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Best Service introduces Cinematique Instruments 2 bundle

Best Service has announced Cinematique Instruments 2, a collection of 16 sample libraries by Cinematique Instruments.

Best Service Cinematique Instruments 2

Cinematique Instruments 2 is consequently following the path taken with Vol.1, released in 2010 but steadily improving sound quality, adding deep sampling and enhanced editing possibilities.

Cinematique Instruments Vol.2 contains fascinating, new stringed instruments like a Banjo, Bowed Guitars, bowed acoustic guitars and basses, German Monochord, a wood box with 25 identically tuned strings. The Guitar Harmonics section offers a complete section of flageolet sounds from different acoustic guitars and basses. Also aboard are a Double Bass Harmonica, a Huge Tuning Fork, an Alto Glockenspiel and the new Experimental Box 2, a new edition of experimental sounds, recorded in a blacksmith’s workshop and a cellar crammed with old tools.

Don’t think we forgot the creative sound tools with weird names like Cement, Clap Trak, Geiger Counter, Jetlag and Chameleon in Vol. 2. These special rhythm add-ons, sequencers, multilayered sampler and pattern generators are using Best Service Engines step sequencer and arpeggiator to inspire. Last but not least there is a selection of fine synth sounds named Sägezahn, an Upright Piano and a revamped Zeitter & Winkelmann piano.

With this exclusive and unique collection of new instruments, Cinematique Instruments makes it very clear that they are closer than ever to creating the most modern and inspiring instruments for your compositions, making Vol. 2 the perfect complement for your existing Vol. 1.

Cinematique Instruments 2 is available from Best Service for MSRP 199 EUR / £159 GBP / $219 USD.

More information: Best Service / Cinematique Instruments 2

Cinematique Instruments intros Anniversary Bundles

Cinematique Instruments 2nd Anniversary

Cinematique Instruments has announced a number of limited time bundle offers in celebration of its 2nd anniversary.

Cinematique Instruments turns two! And in order to duly celebrate this anniversary we offer – for a limited period – 6 special INSTRUMENT PACKAGES which were specially compiled by friends of us.

Anniversary Bundle Deals

  • 1/Pop – Eric van Gent, the founder and CEO of Cinematique Instruments, delivers a fine mix of instruments for writing pop songa, it includes 7 instruments: Drumboxes Rude Boy, Gecko Cheap Keys, Guitar Harmonics, Baritone Ukulele Muted, Geiger Counter, Chimes, Zeiter & Winkelmann
    Bundle price is 82 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 137 EUR)
  • 2/Spices – Guy Sigsworth, a U.K. based composer, producer and songwriter who worked with Seal, Björk, Goldie, Madonna, Britney Spears etc., arranged a small but spicy package with 4 instruments he uses: Bowed Guitars, German Monochord, Kantele, Alto Glockenspiel
    Bundle price is 46 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 77 EUR)
  • 3/Ambient – Jumpel, a german electronic minimal musicican and composer, created a bunch of instruments he loves to work with for creating minimal ambiences: Drumbox Electro Partner, Gecko Complex Environs, Bowed Psaltery/, Super Sound EK-470, Alto Glockenspiel, Cement, Geiger Counter, Downbeat Box
    Bundle price is 99 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 164 EUR)
  • 4/Score – Theodore Shapiro, best known for his film scores, particularly for “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Tropic Thunder”, “Dinner for Schmucks etc., offered up a package which is best suitable to write a nice score out of that: Double Bass Harmonica, Super Sound EK-470, Bowed Guitars, Celtic Nylon Harp, Downbeat Box, Experimental Box, Gecko Gltichy Rhythmer, Gecko Warm Pads
    Bundle price is 105 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 175 EUR)
  • 5/Special – Rene Dohmen, an award winning german filmmusic composer (“Selbstgespraeche”, “Tatort”etc.), set a special instrument package which is part of his default set-up: Autoharp, Guitar Harmonics, Percussion singles, Spieluhr & Glockenspie, Zeitter & Winkelman, Experimental Box V2
    Bundle price is 69 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 116 EUR)
  • 6/Strange – David Buckley, a British film score composer who is best known for working with composer Harry Gregson-Williams, including work on “From Paris with Love” arranges a list of CI instruments that he finds himself using a lot – a strange mixture: Downbeat Box, German Monochord, Gecko (All), Alto Glockenspiel
    Bundle price is 149 EUR/ excl. VAT (instead of 288 EUR)

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Cinematique Instruments releases German Monochord

Cinematique Instruments German Monochord

Cinematique Instruments has released German Monochord, a virtual monochord instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The word “monochord” means literally “one string”. It was originally constructed by Pythagoras for basic harmonical experiments of tones 2500 years ago. In those days it was a simple wooden plate with only one string. Today the Monochord is an instrument with many strings of the same length stretched over a wooden soundbox, all tuned to the same tone. If you slowly pass your hands alternately over the strings without a break, you get a long-lasting sound that is rich in overtones.

Our German Monochord has 21 strings, one string tuned one octave lower. All strings are tuned to B.

German Monochord features

  • Each of the 21 strings of the Monochord recorded separately, plucked both with hands and plec in 2 or 3 dynamic variations.
  • All the the strings are mapped in a range from C2 to C5 that you can pass your hands alternately over the keys related to the strings of the Monochord. Using this playing technique you get the typical long-lasting sound of the Monochord which you can transpose by using the key switch.
  • Single strings recorded in several Round Robin variations and dynamic layers (allows playing the Monochord chromatically).
  • FX patches assembled from weird and experimental noises made with Monochord.
  • Kontakt scripts included.

German Monochord for Kontakt 3 (or higher) is available to purchase for 22 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / German Monochord