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Orange Tree Samples releases Pure Jazz Vibes for Kontakt

Orange Tree Samples Pure Jazz Vibes

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).

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Orange Tree Samples launches Group Buy Sale – Up to 50% off

Orange Tree Samples Group Buy

Orange Tree Samples has launched a 2013 Group Buy sale, offering all its sample libraries at up to 50% off.

Starting today, we’re having a group buy sale on ALL of our products. We aren’t holding anything back–we’ve even included recent sample libraries such as Evolution Electric Bass Rick and Evolution Rosewood Grand in the sale. In fact, you’ll be able to get up to 50% OFF on all Orange Tree Samples’ libraries in this monumental sale.

Additionally, there will be special giveaways, contests, gift certificates, and much more. You’ll even have a chance to win our latest library before it’s released–absolutely FREE!

What are you waiting for? Join the Orange Tree Samples Group Buy today.

The Group Buy sale lasts until October 9th, 2013 (11:59 PM PST).

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Orange Tree Samples releases Evolution Electric Bass – Rick

Orange Tree Samples EEB Rick

Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of Evolution Electric Bass – Rick, a deeply-sampled electric bass guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

At its core, Evolution Electric Bass – Rick consists of extensive samples complemented by a powerful script. These two facets work in unison to give you ultra-realistic bass sounds with minimal effort.

Evolution Electric Bass – Rick has chromatic samples for each string, meaning that each fret was individually sampled. It has 32x round-robin and three morphing velocity layers for a smooth dynamic range. It has time-dependent release samples (15 different release times sampled) as well as time-dependent legato samples. The legato samples consist of hammer-ons and pull-off articulations sampled chromatically up to a minor 3rd upward and a minor 3rd downward as well as chromatic half-step slides. These legato samples were sampled at up to eight different transition times. We also sampled muted notes (8x round-robin), pre-roll samples (32x round-robin), muted slap samples (8x round-robin, 8 velocities), as well as slap releases (4x round-robin). The slap releases were sampled chromatically on each string, so they are specific release transitions from a sustained note.

We spent a lot of time making the interface and engine as flexible and customizable as possible, without forsaking instant playability. Essentially, we put you in complete control over how the mapping, tone, and other settings work, but have everything set to defaults that make it easy to load and start playing with minimal tweaking.

By emphasizing realism and playability, we’re confident that playing Evolution Electric Bass – Rick will give you the same excitement and inspiration as playing a real bass guitar.

Evolution Electric Bass – Rick features

  • Over 7 GB of samples (4.7 GB using Kontakt’s NCW lossless compressed format).
  • 32x round-robin, 3 morphing velocity layers, chromatically sampled.
  • Advanced scripting with legato articulations, slides, and much more.
  • Onboard amp/cab modeling, compressor, EQ, and chorus effects.
  • Internal factory presets as well as external preset system for easy sharing of presets.

The sample library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until July 31st, 2013 (20% off regular $99 USD).

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Orange Tree Samples releases Evolution Rosewood Grand for Kontakt

Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of Evolution Rosewood Grand, a piano sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

In collaboration with Rosewood Recording Company, Orange Tree Samples is proud to present Evolution Rosewood Grand, an extensively-sampled Yamaha C7 grand piano sample library.

Orange Tree Samples Evolution Rosewood Grand
Evolution Rosewood Grand has a beautiful tone and accurate response right out of the box, capable of playing everything from hard-hitting rock to soft ballads.

Evolution Rosewood Grand features

  • Over 7 GB of samples (3.9 GB using Kontakt’s NCW lossless compressed format).
  • 12 velocity layers, 2x round-robin, chromatically sampled.
  • Advanced scripting with realistic damper modeling, pedal techniques (half-pedaling, repedaling, etc.), and sympathetic resonance.
  • Onboard compressor, EQ, and reverb effects.
  • External preset system for easy sharing of presets.

The sound library for Kontakt 4/5 (full version only) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until February 28th, 2013 (regular $179 USD).

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Orange Tree Samples announces Weekly Holiday Freebies

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Orange Tree Samples has announced it will be offering free Kontakt sample libraries through its social networks.

Starting today we’re sharing freebies every week of this holiday season through the Orange Tree Samples social networks.

Although it’s not a requirement in order to download the freebies, if you subscribe to the Orange Tree Samples page, you’ll get notification when each freebie is released, and be able to download them the moment they appear in your news feed.

Subscribing to Orange Tree Samples’ social networks is also a great way to meet other Orange Tree Samples fans, get feedback your music, ask questions, and so on. It’s also a great way to get inside information on upcoming Orange Tree Samples libraries, including sneak peeks at upcoming projects, behind-the-scenes photos, and much more.

We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, so head over to one of these links now to download the first freebie!

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Orange Tree Samples Launches Anniversary Sale – 30% Off Sample Libraries + Free Multiscript

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Orange Tree Samples has announced its Anniversary Sale in celebration of its 4th anniversary.

Today marks Orange Tree Samples’ fourth year developing sample libraries. To show our appreciation for your support, you can pick up any of our sample libraries for 30% OFF.

This sale only lasts until next Monday, so don’t miss out!

As part of the celebration, we’ve also just released a free multiscript, which allows you to access multiple MIDI channels through a single channel using keyswitches. It’s a great way to use libraries that have their articulations split across multiple patches, also taking advantage of Kontakt’s total of 64 internal MIDI channels.

Download the free Keyswitch Router Multiscript for Kontakt here.

The anniversary sale ends August 20th, 2012.

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Orange Tree Samples releases Lap Steel Guitar for Kontakt

Orange Tree Samples Lap Steel Guitar

Orange Tree Samples has released Lap Steel Guitar, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Lap steel guitars are very flexible and versatile instruments, and make a great addition to a variety of musical styles. As well as easily fitting in folk, country, and pop productions, they also sound great with distortion for rock and blues tunes.

The Orange Tree Samples Lap Steel Guitar sample library features around 1 GB of high quality samples, with three dynamics and four round-robin samples for each chromatically-sampled string–giving you a total of over 2,000 samples, powered by an extensive script.

Lap Steel Guitar features

  • Chromatically, individually sampled strings.
  • Three dynamics with 4x round-robin.
  • Onboard Effects.
  • Timbre-correct slides.
  • External preset system.

The Lap Steel Guitar for Kontakt 4/5 (requires full version) is available to purchase at the introductory price of $49 USD until July 31st, 2012 (regular $79 USD).

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Orange Tree Samples updates Evolution Acoustic Guitar – Steel Strings for Kontakt

Orange Tree Samples Evolution Acoustic Guitar Steel Strings

Orange Tree Samples has updated the Evolution Acoustic Guitar – Steel Strings sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring a completely new interface and a rewritten scripting engine.

Evolution Acoustic Guitar – Steel Strings enables keyboardists to easily and quickly create authentic sounding electric guitar parts without the need to hand edit MIDI.

Changes in Evolution Acoustic Guitar – Steel Strings

  • Pick position modeling. This feature realistically reproduces the timbral differences of a string plucked in different areas.
  • External presets. All the effects, mapping, and performance settings can now be stored in external preset files. That means that you don’t have to reload the entire library to audition different presets. It also means that the presets can be easily shared with other Evolution users.
  • Reduced memory footprint. Using dynamic sample purging, the Evolution guitar engine only loads the articulations you’re currently using to reduce memory usage and speed up loading time.

The sound library is available to purchase for the (re)introductory price of $139 USD until June 30th, 2012 (regular $179 USD).

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