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).
Orange Tree Samples has released TinyBox, an extensively-sampled 15-tone music box, covering nearly 3 octaves.
A rarely sampled instrument, TinyBox adds a unique element to your compositions, whether you write rock/pop songs or soundtracks for various media.
TinyBox features 14 alternate samples per tone and two sets of samples: clean and dirty. The dirty sample mode emulates the mechanical noises that occur during a music box’s performance, while the clean mode isolates the pure tones of this instrument. We’ve also included both tuned and untuned sample modes as well. TinyBox is capable of everything from pure, bell-like tones to raw, detuned plucks.
694 MB of samples, compressed down to 314 MB with KONTAKT’s lossless NCW format.
Sampled using Korg’s 1-bit/2.8MHz recording technology, then converted to 24-bit 96khz, providing exquisite sound quality.
14x round-robin alternating samples.
Clean / dirty samples, with tuned / untuned option.
Adjustable pre-roll samples for added realism.
TinyBox is available to purchase for the introductory price of $14.95 USD until June 30, 2011 (regular price $19.95 USD). TinyBox is available at no cost for owners of Elan Hickler’s original music box library.
Cinematique Instruments has released Spieluhr + Glockenspiel (Small Metal Set Vol1), a new sample library for Kontakt 3.
The Spieluhr (aka musicbox) is a small instrument which produces sounds by the use of a set of pins plucking the tuned teeth of a steel comb. The Glockenspiel is a percussion instrument, composed of a set of tuned metal bars. Thanks to their high pitch, both instruments produce a very assertive and bright sound.
Spieluhr + Glockenspiel features
Spieluhr Looped Processed (processed + looped notes, modwheel contols vibrato and damping, additional sustain, delay and reverb knobs, range between F1 and G5)
Spieluhr Resonating Guitar KEY (played & recorded on a guitars body as well as on a ukuleles body – key switched)
Spieluhr Hard (different spieluhr model, percussive and rough)
Spieluhr (known-thin sound, additional arp)
Glockenspiel Room (recorded with a distance of 5m)
Glockenspiel Rotate (3x RR, processed rotating sound, modwheel contols vibrato and damping, additional sustain, delay and reverb knobs range between C1 and C6)
Glockenspiel (3x RR, known sound, modwheel contols damping, additional delay and reverb knobs range between C3 and C6)
Spieluhr + Glockenspiel for Kontakt is available to purchase for 16 EUR excl. VAT.