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Orange Tree Samples announces Group Buy

Orange Tree Samples Iconic Bass: Jaco

Orange Tree Samples has announced a Group Buy.

Orange Tree Samples is having their first group buy, giving you up to a 40% off discount.

The group buy applies to ALL Orange Tree Samples libraries, including our forthcoming Iconic Bass: Jaco fretless bass sample library.

The first 50 participants will receive a $10 gift certificate, so hurry

The discount can go up to 40% (+ $10 Gift Certificate for all group buy participants) at 200 or more buyers.

Visit Orange Tree Samples for more information.

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Orange Tree Samples announces World Bass Star Competition

Orange Tree Samples has announced the World Bass Star Competition, a chance to win a copy of the upcoming “Iconic Bass: Jaco” fretless bass sample library and more.

Orange Tree Samples World Bass Start Competition

Ah springtime. The birds are out, the rain or snow (sometimes it snows in April) is falling, and inspiration is flowing–a perfect time to succumb to spring fever and begin new projects to exercise that musical talent that’s been hibernating all winter.

We are pleased to present you with the opportunity to show off and stretch your musical muscles by competing in the World Bass Star composer’s competition.

All you need to do is record your best demo featuring one or more of Orange Tree Samples’ bass libraries and send it in before April 25th, 2009. The winner will be determined by popular vote at the Orange Tree Samples Forum at KVRAudio.com and announced on May 1, 2009.

Available prizes

  1. FIRST PLACE: Orange Tree Samples “Iconic Bass: Jaco” (to be released May 1, 2009) and one additional Orange Tree Samples bass library of your choice.
  2. SECOND PLACE: Orange Tree Samples “Iconic Bass: Jaco” library.
  3. THIRD PLACE: Any CoreBass Cherry or CoreBass Pear sample library of your choice.
  4. ALL ENTRANTS: Secret prizes to be revealed later (well, we can’t give away all our secrets just yet).

Don’t have any Orange Tree Samples libraries yet? A special 40%-off discount on any of the Orange Tree Samples bass libraries is available from the contest page.

Visit the World Bass Star Competition page for details.

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Orange Tree Samples releases CoreBass: Pear

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Orange Tree Samples CoreBass: Pear

Orange Tree Samples has released CoreBass: Pear, an extensive upright bass sample library, especially suitable for jazz and folk music.

The library was designed with ease of use in mind, allowing you to intuitively play it from a MIDI keyboard as well as effortlessly sequence bass parts. Having a wide range of controls, the sound and playability are all adjustable.

CoreBass: Pear features

  • 400 MB of hand-tuned 24-bit samples.
  • Full sustain with natural decay.
  • Separate mic and DI samples.
  • Individually sampled strings.
  • 2x intelligent round-robin sample cycling.
  • Seamlessly slide from one note to any other.
  • Variable pre-pluck noises.
  • Dynamic vibrato.
  • Harmonics, string slaps, mutes, and other special effects.

Note: Due to the extensive scripting, this sound library is available in Kontakt 2-3 format only.

CoreBass: Pear is available as an instant download for an introductory price of $54.95 (normally $64.95). Existing customers will receive an additional $5 discount (discount codes will be sent out per email).

Visit Orange Tree Samples for more information and audio demos.

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Orange Tree Samples releases free Jazz Drumset

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Orange Tree Samples has released a free Jazz Drumset for Kontakt.

In celebration of this month, I’ve decided to release a free jazz drumset sample library. This sample library features unique and rare drums and cymbals and has an excellent tone suitable for jazz and funk.

Currently this free download is available in Kontakt 2/3 format. However, all the .WAV sample files are included in the download archive, and are labeled, making a conversion fairly straight-forward.

Listen to an audio demos of the Jazz Drumset here. Direct download link (102 MB compressed): JazzFunk Kit

Orange Tree Samples has some great commercial products as well, so if you like this drumset make sure to check the recently-released extensive electric guitar (humbucker pickups) sample library and the fingered, picked, and slapped electric bass sample libraries.

Visit Orange Tree Samples for more information.

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Orange Tree Samples releases CoreGuitar: Strawberry

Orange Tree Samples CoreGuitar: Strawberry

Orange Tree Samples has released CoreGuitar: Strawberry, a guitar sample library which aims to provide you with versatility in terms of tone and articulations.

CoreGuitar: Strawberry has many features which set it apart from other electric guitar sample libraries. Many never-before sampled nuances have been captured, allowing CoreGuitar: Strawberry to attain new heights in realism. While these details are subtle, they all contribute to the perceived realism of the library. Also, when adding distortion to CoreGuitar: Strawberry, these details are greatly magnified.

CoreGuitar: Strawberry features

  • 1.57 GB of 24-bit samples.
  • 2x intelligent round-robin sample cycling for both downstroke and upstroke articulations.
  • Variable pre-pick noises.
  • Whammy bar effects.
  • String resonation.
  • Dynamic vibrato.
  • Custom slides.
  • Intelligent legato.
  • Alternate tunings.

CoreGuitar: Strawberry is available now for an introductory price of $119.95 USD (normally $129.95 USD). Note: Due to the extensive scripting, this sound library is available in Kontakt 2-3 format only.

Visit Orange Tree Samples for more information and audio demos.

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Review: Orange Tree Samples CoreBass: Cherry

Orange Tree Samples CoreBass: Cherry

Orange Tree Samples may be a relatively new name in town, but founder Greg Schlaepfer certainly isn’t new to the game.

Greg has worked on ManyGuitar and ManyBass, as well as individual Manytone Music sample sets such as the Ultimate Bass Kit, Manytone Upright Bass, and Manytone Fretless Bass.

While Manytone’s products are Wusik Engine based, the CoreBass – Cherry libraries are specifically crafted for Kontakt 2/3.

Greg writes:

Kontakt has a very powerful scripting engine which lets me implement the technology that makes the sample set so playable.

Currently there are three CoreBass libraries available: Cherry, Cherry Slapped, and Cherry Picked. Each of these libraries features the sound of a Schecter Stiletto Elite with EMG Hz pickups and active EQ.

Orange Tree Samples CoreBass: Cherry
Orange Tree Samples CoreBass: Cherry

CoreBass Cherry features

  • 523 MB (Cherry) / 1021 MB (Cherry Slapped) / 1.16 GB (Cherry Picked) of 24-bit samples.
  • 4x intelligent round robin (no more machine gun effect!).
  • Sampled down to a low B.
  • Long, natural decay.
  • Release tones.
  • Automatic hammer-on, pull-off, slide up, slide down articulations (intelligent legato).
  • Automatic slap/pop articulations (Cherry Slapped), and upstroke/downstroke (Cherry Picked).
  • Modeled EQ to simulate the tonal change of different velocities.
  • Custom slides, allowing you to slide from one note to another.

The libraries are available as a digital download, with prices ranging from $49.95 USD to $69.95 USD. A bundle of all three Cherry libraries is available for $159.95 USD.

So what do I think?

Greg has made the right choice in using Kontakt for his instruments. The CoreBass samples are of outstanding quality and combined with Kontakt’s KSP scripting, these bass instruments really come to life.

The various articulations are very well done (loving the slides) and each of these basses has a wonderfully realistic sound, while being easy to play or program — exactly like Orange Tree Samples intended them to be. Just check out the CoreBass audio demos to get a taste of these lovely basses.

Orange Tree Samples also shows their commitment by listening to what you want. An update to the Cherry series was already released (increased note range, custom slides etc.) and a free MIDI loop library for all three CoreBass Cherry libraries is under development.

You can even have a say in what instrument should be sampled next by casting your vote in a poll (Jaco Fretless Bass!). The next product to be released is the CoreGuitar library. The final product will feature more articulations, but you can already listen to some lovely audio clips.

All in all, I can say I’m impressed with the CoreBass instruments and I’m looking forward to seeing any of the instruments mentioned in the poll made into sampled instruments by Orange Tree Samples.

More information: Orange Tree Samples

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Orange Tree Samples releases CoreBass: Cherry

Orange Tree Samples CoreBass: Cherry

Orange Tree Samples has released CoreBass: Cherry, a sample library for Kontakt 2/3.

Greg Schlaepfer explains the concept behind CoreBass: Cherry.

Many sample libraries today feature extensively-sampled instruments, which use dozens of keyswitches and other controls to navigate through many articulations. While these sample sets can achieve a great amount of realism, it takes extra effort when sequencing them to take advantage of the various articulations involved.

I wanted to create a sample library that you can play directly through the keyboard, or just enter in the notes on a staff and have it sound realistic.

The result is high-quality samples combined with cutting-edge technology which “translates” MIDI input into articulations that a real bassist would use. This interpretive technology insures that whether you are playing the sample library from a keyboard or simply entering notes into the staff, the output will sound like a live bassist.

CoreBass: Cherry features

  • 523 MB of 24-bit samples.
  • 4x round robin (no more machine gun effect!).
  • Sampled down to a low B.
  • Long, natural decay.
  • Release tones.
  • Automatic hammer-on, pull-off, slide up, slide down articulations (intelligent legato).

CoreBass: Cherry is available as an instand download for an introductory price of $39.95 USD (regular price $49.95).

Visit Orange Tree Samples for more information and audio demos.

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