Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of Angelic Harp, a harp instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Angelic Harp was developed in collaboration with Guy Randle of Rosewood Recording Company, who engineered and oversaw the sampling session. Angelic Harp consists of a 47-string concert harp, played by harpist Alex Bigney from the Celtic group Kirkmount.
Each string on the harp is individually modeled, mimicking the monophonic nature of each string. This allows a user to soften loud plucks with subsequent soft plucks. It also prevents the unnatural, excessive tonal build-up that many synthesized harps exhibit when playing glissandos and repeated notes. The adjustable pre-roll samples are designed to capture the subtle fingernail noises that occur before the main pluck sound of the strings, providing additional depth and realism to the harp’s tone.
Angelic Harp features
- 7 GB of 24-bit samples.
- Up to 7x round-robin with four dynamics.
- Playable glissando.
- Separate close and room mic signals.
- Additional harmonics articulation.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD until December 31st, 2014 (regular $89 USD). Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.
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Orange Tree Samples has announced a Black Friday Sale, offering 35% off all its sample libraries.
It’s Orange Friday!
Enjoy 35% OFF all our libraries, plus a FREE bonus included with every order: a shaker/tambourine patch using an exciting new technology that anticipates notes with nearly a tenth of a second of preroll audio for a huge increase in realism.
To get the discount, use the code: OrangeFriday2014
This offer lasts until Monday, December 1st at 11:59 PM PST, so don’t miss out on the discount and bonus patch!
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Orange Tree Samples has launched Paradise Marimba, a marimba instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Paradise Marimba was developed in collaboration with Chris Poehler of Lujon Audio. The marimba in this library was specifically selected for its warm, full sustain. The lowest two octaves of the marimba were additionally sampled with softer bass marimba mallets as an alternate option to the standard mallets. These bass marimba mallets are designed for ambient, cinematic music.
Paradise Marimba accompanies Orange Tree Samples’ Pure Jazz Vibes sample library, also recorded at WaterSound Productions, in Studio City, California. As with the vibraphone library, Michael Aarvold engineered the session.
Paradise Marimba features
- 3.9 GB of 24-bit samples.
- Up to 11x round-robin with four dynamics, chromatically sampled.
- Playable rolls.
- Separate close, mid, and far mic signals.
- Alternate bass marimba mallets, muted hit articulation.
The library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until until September 30th, 2014 (regular $99 USD). Requires full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4/5.
More information: Orange Tree Samples / Paradise Marimba
Orange Tree Samples has released Angelic Zither, a virtual zither instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Angelic Zither is a handmade 15-string, pre-80’s zither from the Republic of Belarus (a little west of Russia). The zither’s strings are tuned diatonically in the key of G, but the samples are stretched to cover the instrument’s range chromatically. Although it only spans two octaves (stretched to 4 octaves total), this zither has a gorgeous, magical tone.
We sampled the zither using a close dynamic mic and a pair of small diaphragm condenser mics as a stereo overhead, and you can blend between these two signals to get the tone you’re after. The sample library has 3 dynamics, from soft, delicate notes to loud, resonant plucking, each with 3 alternating round-robin samples. The release samples have three round-robins and three dynamics as well, capturing the slight buzzing sound that the string makes when muted.
Angelic Zither features
- 685 MB 24-bit 44.1khz samples.
- 3 dynamic layers, 3x round-robin.
- Separate close mono mic and stereo far mic positions.
- Duration dependent release samples.
The library is available for the introductory price of $14.95 USD until July 31st, 2014 (regular $24.95 USD).
More information: Orange Tree Samples / Angelic Zither
Orange Tree Samples has launched Pure Jazz Vibes, a virtual vibraphone instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We developed Pure Jazz Vibes in collaboration with Chris Poehler of Lujon Audio, who arranged and oversaw the entire sample recording as well as contributing his invaluable expertise to the production of the sample library itself. One of our top priorities for Pure Jazz Vibes was getting a pristine, yet natural vibraphone tone. We auditioned several vibraphones, finally selecting a 70’s Musser Century Vibraphone due to its classic, warm tone. The Musser vibraphone is a legendary instrument, extensively used by vibraphone masters such as Gary Burton, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Mainieri, and many others.
The vibraphone recording session was engineered by Michael Aarvold at the WaterSound Productions studio in the heart of Studio City, California. Regarding the choice of WaterSound’s studio to record the vibraphone samples, Michael says, “It has an exceptionally well-designed live room: the room maintains life and air in the sound, yet doesn’t superimpose a distinctive and undesirable sonic signature. It is also extremely quiet, which is very important when recording delicate textures and maintaining a room aspect to the sound.”
Pure Jazz Vibes features
- Over 8 GB total 24-bit 48khz samples (uncompressed).
- 4 dynamic layers, up to 7x round-robin, chromatically sampled.
- Separately controllable close, mid, and far mic positions.
- Modeled tremolo with adjustable speed and depth.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until February 28th, 2014 (regular $129 USD).
More information: Orange Tree Samples / Pure Jazz Vibes
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