VST Buzz is offering the Music Box sample library by Bad Cat Samples at a 40% discount for a limited time.
The Music Box by Bad Cat Samples is an incredibly realistic music box sample library that has the character and subtlety that’s missing from many sample libraries.
16 different music boxes were meticulously recorded, note by note to create a highly expressive music box instrument with all the nuances and intricacy of the real thing. Each crank, creek, scratch, buzz, ting and scrape was left in and the result is something quite organic and simply inspiring to play.
The Music Box comes with 12 patches – 2 basic instrument patches along with 10 extra designed patches ranging from pads to extra terrestrial sound FX. Perfect for childlike nursery rhymes, eerie melodies, enchanting passages and much more – for $12, you’d be stupid to pass up this deal!
The library is available from VST Buzz for $12 USD until March 11th, 2014.
FrozenPlain has launched Victorian Music Box, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Victorian Music Box has a great sound, somewhat dark, yet beautiful. It’s perfect for creating atmosphere and for background melodies.
The first page includes a random knob; this delays the start time of the notes. This is perfect for adding realism to the instrument. As you can imagine, an actual music box will not hit multiple notes at the extact same millisecond.
There is also a simple EQ, If you find it a little too bright and plucky, bringing the highs down a bit is perfect for this.
Soundiron has announced the release of the Musique Box, a comprehensive collection of deeply multi-sampled music boxes with a huge range of extended content, powerful custom interface and cutting-edge performance features.
The front panel includes sound selection, dynamic swelling, note attack, sample start offset, release gating, pitch shifting and key range control for two different instruments at a time.
We captured 11 different music boxes plus wind-up sfx, in a variety of environments and configurations, from bone dry, to concert hall, to submerged in a bathtub. We also manipulated the recordings to create a wide range of tonal and atmospheric sustains, pads, ambiences and special effect instruments, plus an array of 8 dynamic FX patches and another 10 custom presets to open up a wealth of creative possibilities right out of the box.
Our goal wasn’t to simply deliver the most comprehensive music box library possible, but to provide simply unmatched creative tools that turn these humble music boxes into heavy duty compositional power tools for custom tuned percussion design. Next to the Musique Box, the rest are just toys.
Musique Box features
1680 Samples (standard pcm wav).
16 .nki files (unlocked format).
2.16 GB installed.
24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format.
Format(s): Kontakt 4/5 .nki and pcm .wav.
70 Integrated Custom Convolution Reverb Impulses.
The Musique Box is available to purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD through Feb. 28th, 2013 (regular $49 USD).
Wavesfactory has released W-MusicBox, a free music box sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
A music box (also musical box) is a 19th/20th century automatic musical instrument that produces sounds by the use of a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinderor disc so as to pluck the tuned teeth (or lamellae) of a steel comb.
We sampled this music box in stereo with a matched pair of mics AKG 414.
This instrument is free, we want to make gifts regularly because we love you. Enjoy your music box :)
Stereo WAV files 44.1 kHz 24 bits.
Full natural decay.
Hi quality mics, preamps and converters.
Kontakt 3.5 and superior.
Full version required. Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.
20 Mb installed.
The sample pack is a free download (registration required).