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HeadlessBuddha Samples releases Tape Music Box for Kontakt

HeadlessBuddha Samples has announced Tape Music Box, a virtual music box instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

HeadlessBuddha Samples Tape Music Box

How wonderful can a simple musical toy be?

Well, I think there’s no other toy in this world that creates such a magical, mystical, and somehow mysterious sound, so we decided to record it in our own style.

Tape Music Box certainly fits greatly into Soundtrack music, EDM, Meditation music, Psychedelic rock, Baroque pop, and many other genres with its unique character and lovely feel.

Tape Music Box features features

  • 41 samples (92.5MB) with 2 or 3 layers depending on the note.
  • G1 to C6 extension.
  • 1 Kontakt instrument.
  • 44.1kHz/24 bit .wav format.
  • Natural decay.
  • All recorded through cassette tape.
  • A set of 17 custom impulse responses.

The sample library is available for $5.49 USD.

More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Tape Music Box

Bad Cat Samples Music Box 40% off at VST Buzz

Bad Cat Music Box

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.

More information: VST Buzz

FrozenPlain releases Victorian Music Box for Kontakt

FrozenPlain has launched Victorian Music Box, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

FrozenPlain Victorian Music Box

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.

Victorian Music Box features

  • Antique music box.
  • 42 samples (lossless ncw format), stereo 44.1kHz/24bit recordings.
  • 4 round robin.
  • 21 convolution impulses.
  • Effects page; tempo synced delay, rotator, distortion and reverb. With presets!
  • Extra sounds; winding up and noise from the cogs.

The library is a free download. Requires full version of Kontakt.

More information: FrozenPlain / Victorian Music Box

Soundiron releases Musique Box for Kontakt

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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.

Soundiron Musique Box
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).

More information: Soundiron / Musique Box

Boscomac releases Boxymuse Reaktor ensemble + updates

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Boscomac has announced the release of Boxymuse, a free music box inspired ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.

As we approach the Christmas fest, a distant memory inspired me this music box which will delight probably composers of film music.

The instrument provides three octaves, a setting of color of harmonics and mechanics of noise. Finally, it’s by turning the modulation wheel that the box is back forward.

Boscomac Boxymuse for Reaktor

Boscomac has also announced improvements to various ensembles:

  • SPRINGTIME: optimization mono / stereo
  • ECHOPHONIC: fix buffer size
  • FORDIST: better management mode solo / mute
  • RETRO BEAT: GM mapping (only now !)
  • WURLITSAR: a small value changed…
  • CLAVINESS: Midi connection fixed to “All instruments”

More information: Boscomac

Wavesfactory releases W-MusicBox free sample pack for Kontakt

Wavesfactory W-MusicBox

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 :)

W-MusicBox features

  • 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).

More information: Wavesfactory / W-MusicBox

Orange Tree Samples releases TinyBox for Kontakt

Orange Tree Samples TinyBox

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.

TinyBox features

  • 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.

More information: Orange Tree Samples / TinyBox

Cinematique Instruments releases Spieluhr + Glockenspiel (Small Metal Set Vol1)

Cinematique Instruments Spieluhr + Glockenspiel

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.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Spieluhr + Glockenspiel