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The sounds of the Minimoog Voyager in a ReFill – ReasonBanks Voyager

ReasonBanks Voyager

ReasonBanks has announced the release of Voyager, an analogue synth ReFill based on the sounds of the famous Minimoog Voyager synthesizer.

VOYAGER refill provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your Reason rack.

Our concept has never targeted the development of the 100% perfect software emulation of Minimoog: it is practically not possible. A sample library is a bit similar to the photo album: they contain series of snapshots. It will sound but never work as the original hardware. Bearing this constraint in mind, we wanted to create a synth in Reason that sounds like a real Moog, but acts like Reason’s instruments.

Voyager features

  • 1.78 GB multi-samples (over 2400 wav files) in 24 bit wav format.
  • All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping.
  • 124 REX loops: melodic bass, arp & noise sequences for KLP (keyboard loop player).
  • 339 NN-19 patches, 412 NN-XT patches, 128 Combinator presets.
  • Refill size: 1.22 GB (24 bit).

The ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of 28.80 EUR through June 2012 (regular 36 EUR). Requires Reason 6 or above.

More information: ReasonBanks / Voyager

Zero-G releases Modular Beats

Zero-G Modular Beats

Time+Space has announced Modular Beats a sample pack featuring a collection of real analog beats and kits.

This latest release from sample pioneers Zero-G is crammed full of stand-out beats and kits made from pure analog sources. No samples or drum machines have been used – the sounds and loops are 100% original and created using only modular synthesizers and analog monosynths.

Produced by Roger Grønberg, a sound designer from Norway who specialises in physical modelling and sound invention, Modular Beats is the result of over 4000 hours of work and a huge 25Gb of raw material.

The basis of each sound is oscillators and noise generators and you will be amazed by the diversity and invention that can be squeezed out of these huge, wonderful machines. From dance grooves to scary cinematic beats and, with all those analog drum kits, you´ll be able to make your very own fully analog loops in no time.

Modular Beats features

  • 3000 Acidized WAV files.
  • 850 AIFF Apple Loops.
  • 480 Stylus compatible REX2 files.
  • 328 instruments in EXS24, Kontakt, and Reason NN-XT formats.

Modular Beats is available to purchase on DVD or as a download (exclusively from Time+Space) for RRP £60.95 GBP / €74.95 EUR.

More information: Zero-G Modular Beats

Soundprovocation launches Summer Sale – 50% off sound libraries

Soundprovocation Summer Sale

Soundprovocation has announced a limited time Summer Sale, offering 50% discount on all its products.

Tools for musicians, producers, composers. Sampler instruments for Kontakt, Logic EXS24, Reason NN-XT, sound effects.

Soundprovocation products

  • Sampler instruments
    • Vocalotheque – a vocal ensemble. 6.5 GB library, 76 patches.
    • Ethnic Horns – a full set of ancient wooden horns.
    • Ethnic Panpipes – an extended set of Baltic panpipes.
    • Ethnic Bagpipe – Baltic bagpipe in two tonalities – C and D.
      Available formats: EXS24, KONTAKT, NN-XT
  • Sound library
    • Sweeps & Whooshes V2 – an upgraded collection of sound effects.
      Format: Aiff, 24 bit, 44100 Hz.

The offer is valid until May 31, 2012.

More information: Soundprovocation

SampleTekk releases The INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops

SampleTekk has released The INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NN-XT.

SampleTekk The INIL Choir
The INIL Choir sample library in Kontakt (GUI and scripting by Hollow Sun)

In 1974 10CC recorded their third album, “The Original Soundtrack”. On that album there was a song that would not only be one of the greatest songs ever recorded, it also was a production masterpiece, way ahead of its time. The song is, of course, “I’m Not In Love” written by Eric Stewart and co-writer, Graham Gouldman.

A prominent feature of the song are those amazing, ethereal choral parts. These choirs are unique. There’s simply nothing else like them! The combination of voices and the way they where produced have given them a sound that’s truly one of a kind.

Now, SampleTekk, in cooperation with Eric Stewart of 10CC, are very proud to release of The INIL Choir, thus taking one of the most famous analogue samples into the digital era.

The INIL Choir sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: SampleTekk / INIL Choir

Presicionsound releases Indian ShrutiBox

Precisionsound Indian ShrutiBox

Presicionsound has announced the Indian ShrutiBox, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Shruti box instrument.

Originating in South India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), but widespread also in the North, the Shruti box is a small wooden (usually teak) instrument which provides a rich drone background to support singing and other solo instruments, especially winds, like the Bansuri or the Shenai, or to practice sessions and concerts of Indian classical music.

Indian ShrutiBox features

  • 61 stereo wav files (24bit) mapped for Kontakt, HALion & EXS24 (all versions).
  • SoundFont version (16bit) included for users of other sample players like Reason NN-XT, Dimension, Sfz player etc.
  • Includes 2 long chord drones, 5 and 10 minutes long that could be placed as audiotracks in your DAW of choice.
  • All notes of the Shruti box has been sampled for many minutes and cut in 4 variations.
    • ShrutiBox 1 has the natural attack and looped
    • Shrutibox 2 is a cut out of the long note/drone looped
    • Shrutibox 3 another portion of the note/drone looped
    • Shrutibox 4 the note/drone fading out, not looped
    • Shrutibox Pumpnoise – A selection of pumpnoises
  • The Kontakt and HALion format have some extra programs including 2 Menu programs with all versions of the drones and noises together but with smaller tone range and a Mix program with 3 drones in unison mix.
  • All formats are included when you buy Indian ShrutiBox.

The Indian ShrutiBox library is available to purchase for $19 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Indian ShrutiBox

Zero-G Epic Horizons: Cinematic Atmospheres available from Time+Space

Zero-G Epic Horizons

Time+Space has announced the availability of Epic Horizons – Cinematic Atmospheres, a sound library from Zero-G.

Epic soundscapes, sonic narratives and breathtaking audio vistas from the people behind the award winning Dark Skies

Crammed full of textures, ambiences, soundscapes, drones and FX, Epic Horizons is the ideal companion for any professional film, TV or video game producer and sound designer looking to add some scale and intensity of emotion to their musical score.

This colossal library contains over 850 instruments in EXS24, Kontakt and NN-XT format as well as standard Acidized Wav files and Apple Loops all recorded in stunning 24bit using state of the art sound design by one of the world’s leading soundtrack and fx producers.

There are also 30 construction kits that present a full musical/sound design piece which is then broken up into its constituent parts so that you can use them anyway you like. Adventure, sci-fi, thriller, horror, mystery, fantasy and action genres are all included in this vast library.

“Epic Horizons: Cinematic Atmospheres” is available to purchase as a DVD or download exclusively from Time+Space for RRP £89.95 GBP/99.95 EUR/$150 USD. A free taster pack is available to download.

More information: Time+Space

Review: No Dough Music NDS-3 Classic FM Sample Pack

No Dough Music NDS-3 Classic FM

NDS-3 Classic FM is No Dough’s third release in a series of libraries for software samplers. This one focuses on the sounds from some classic Yamaha synthesizers, the DX7 and the TX81Z.

Before I start, it’s probably good to know that while I enjoy “modern day” FM synthesis, I don’t particularly like the typical pluck/thump bass or brass synth sounds vintage FM synthesizers are known for. I rarely use those kind of sounds in my own music, yet I do happen to have a soft spot for synth pop music.

My dad was a DJ in his younger years and his record collection included tons of early 80′s music, a time when synth pop was pretty popular. Nine hour summer vacation car trips to Austria were filled with the sounds of Ultravox, Level 42, OMD, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, A-ha, the Human League, etc. I guess this made quite an impact on my musical preference. Browsing the sounds of No Dough’s Classic FM sure brings back some happy memories.

The Hardware FM sound is very distinctive and has created some of the more unique and memorable sounds in modern music. This pack epitomises the best of Hardware FM Synthesisers, from the DX7 to Tx81z we have created almost 250 hybrid sample instruments that bring some of the most famous, and unique sounding synths to the sampler of your choice.

NDS-3 is No Dough’s largest sample library to date, with the sample content weighing in over 4.1 GB. The 246 patches are sorted in 6 categories:

  • 54 x bass
  • 37 x string
  • 56 x lead
  • 49 x synth
  • 26 x organ
  • 24 x percussion & fx

The samples were recorded with expressiveness and playability in mind, capturing the vibe of the hardware. Use of scripting and/or modwheel modulation would make things even more dynamic, but there’s none of this in NDS-3.

Generally patches average about 20 samples for single velocity instruments, with two to four times that amount for multi-velocity patches – even up to 140 samples for the rather deep sampled Lately Bass sound!

Outboard analog gear was used to process the samples, creating ready-to-play sounds that should fit right in with your productions. Patch names typically indicate the type of sound so it’s quite easy to find (back) what you are looking for. The samples folder reveals there are just over 100 individual sounds sampled, so the rest of the patches are designed variations, combos, etc.

Check the audio clip below for some sounds from the Classic FM sample library.

NDS-3 Classic FM is available in Kontakt, EXS24, NN-XT, and HALion formats.

So what do I think?

Product: NDS-3 Classic FM by No Dough Music
Format: 24-bit Wav + sampler patches
Price: £22.49 GBP (regular £29.99 GBP)
Like: Large variety of sounds, high quality
Don’t like: No modwheel
Verdict: 9/10

FM synthesis is hit and miss for me. There’s some real love – complex FM pads and strings – but other sounds make me cringe, really.

Classic FM has its moments (ChibedRhmba is just gorgeous), but it was not made for me. Too many of those bass, lead and synth sounds that I simply can’t see myself using. I like my FM a bit more “modern” for lack of a better word.

That is not to say this library is no good. On the contrary. Personal preferences aside, I do appreciate the quality of this library. The sounds are solid and well recorded. NDS-3 reminds me of synth pop from the 80′s, but you know what, everything old vintage becomes modern again at some point. And so it is with acts like Justice, La Roux, Little Boots, etc. that the sound of synth pop is part of mainstream music again.

NDS-3 Classic FM lets you infuse that synth pop flavor into your productions, so if you want the sounds of the DX7 and TX81Z without having to use the actual hardware, this library is for you. Check it out.

More information: No Dough Music / NDS-3 Classic FM

No Dough Music releases NDS-3 Classic FM Sample Pack

No Dough Music has announced the release of its NDS-3 Classic FM sample pack.

No Dough Music NDS-3 Classic FM

The Hardware FM sound is very distinctive and has created some of the more unique and memorable sounds in modern music. This pack epitomises the best of Hardware FM Synthesisers, from the DX7 to Tx81z we have created almost 250 hybrid sample instruments that bring some of the most famous, and unique sounding synths to the sampler of your choice.

We created a custom set of patchs especially for this pack and alongside them included some of the famous patchs from yesteryear (LatelyBass anyone?). All these are organised for ease of use invarious samplers, NDS-3 is the soul of hardware FM synthesis now available in your sampler, the tone power
and sheer weight of these instruments will blow you away. With over 4.1 gig of samples, the pack is our biggest yet.

NDS-3 Classic FM features

  • 6 categories of instruments covering: Bass, Strings, Leads, Synths, Organs, and Perc, Drums & FX.
  • Each sound has been sampled to provide the best expressiveness and playability right out of the box.
  • Multi-format library for Kontakt, Logic EXS24, Reason NN-XT & HALion + special patches for import into Ableton and others are included as well.

NDS-3 is available to purchase for £29.99 GBP.

More information: No Dough Music