Orange Tree Samples has re-released CoreBass Pear, an upright bass sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.
CoreBass™ Pear is an upright bass sample library for KONTAKT 4, and a new standard for highly-realistic, playable upright bass samples. Using KONTAKT’s powerful scripting engine, CoreBass Pear intelligently interprets the input from your MIDI controller (or sequenced MIDI data) in order to produce realistic upright bass tracks.
CoreBass Pear features
- 300 MB of 24-bit samples, compressed in KONTAKT’s lossless NCW format for additional memory efficiency.
- Individually sampled strings with full sustain and natural decay.
- Legato articulations from hammer-ons to pull-offs as well as the ability to seamlessly slide from one note to any other.
- Separate mic and DI signals, giving you tonal versatility.
- 2x round-robin samples.
- Harmonics, string slaps, mutes, and other special effects.
- Adjustable pre-pluck noises for added realism in the attack of the notes.
CoreBass Pear for Kontakt 4 (requires full version) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49.95 USD until June 30th (regular price $64.95 USD).
More information: Orange Tree Samples / CoreBass Pear
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.
More information: Orange Tree Samples / TinyBox
Orange Tree Samples has released MesaWinds, a collection of native American flute samples for Kontakt.
MesaWinds is an extensively-sampled collection of six Native American Flutes in a variety of different ranges. The library features a powerful scripting engine that gives these flutes unparalleled realism, and instant playability. This is acheived by intelligently interpreting MIDI data, whether you’re playing live from your MIDI keyboard or controlling it from your sequencer. We’ve also included controls to customize the built-in environments to change the tone of the flutes. The mapping is also completely dynamic, allowing you to move the articulation keyswitches to whichever keys are most convenient for you.
- Over 3.6 GB of 96 kHz, 24-bit samples.
- Up to 4x round-robin.
- Multiple velocity layers.
- Vibrato and non-vibrato samples.
- Realistic legato between notes.
- Fluttertonguing, fall releases, grace notes, and more.
MesaWinds for Kontakt 2-4 (full retail version) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until October 31, 2010 (regular $199 USD).
More information: Orange Tree Samples / MesaWinds
Orange Tree Samples has released Mind Control, a layer-based mapping engine add-on for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.
MIND CONTROL maximizes KONTAKT’s “instrument bank” feature, which allows you to drag entire sample libraries into KONTAKT. It introduces a user-friendly master interface to let you create rules for how KONTAKT should automatically switch between sample libraries, making sequencing or performing more convenient and intuitive. The switching can be based on simple elements like pitch, velocity, or controller ranges as well as more advanced ones, such as your own latching and non-latching keyswitches. You can even add randomness into the equation!
MIND CONTROL even comes with a sample library called “Stratosphere Electric Guitar” with which you can conduct your first experiments on. The sample library features three velocity layers, round-robin, and articulations such as palm muting, whole-step slides, grace notes, and more.
Mind Control is available to purchase for the introductory price of $14.95 USD until May 31, 2010.
Note: Mind Control requires KONTAKT 4 (since it uses a multi-script, it will not work in earlier versions of KONTAKT).
More information: Orange Tree Samples / Mind Control
Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of Strawberry Extended Electric Guitar, a guitar sample library for Kontakt.
Strawberry Extended Electric Guitar is a stand-alone sample library which includes all the features and articulations of the original Strawberry Electric Guitar sample library for KONTAKT, but also adds over a dozen new articulations, including effects like scrapes and dives, trills of various intervals, tapping, aggressive squeals, and much more.
Strawberry Extended Electric Guitar features
- 2.45 GB of over 3,200 electric guitar samples
- A new string resonation engine for organic realism you won’t hear anywhere else
- 4x intelligent round-robin sample cycling
- Intelligent legato for hammer-ons, pull-offs, and sampled half-step interval transitions
- Slide from one note to any other at any speed
- Whammy bar effects, including the flutter effect
- Alternate tunings with dozens of included tuning presets
Strawberry Extended Electric Guitar for Kontakt 2 and higher is available to purchase at an introductory price of $164.95 USD until February 28, 2010 (regular price $179.95 USD). There is an upgrade discount for existing owners of Strawberry Electric Guitar, at $34.95 USD (regular $49.95).
More information: Orange Tree Samples / Strawberry Extended Electric Guitar