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ProjectSAM updates Lumina to v1.1

ProjectSAM Lumina

ProjectSAM has announced version 1.1 of its Lumina virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Featuring full orchestra, choir, smaller ensembles and a wide range of guest instruments, LUMINA dives into the world of fantasy, mystery and animation, adding depth and delicacy to your musical palette.

Based on more recordings than ever before, this third volume in the SYMPHOBIA series is ProjectSAM’s most ambitious release yet.

Changes in Lumina v1.1

  • Section splits for textures: New sessions were booked to record individual sections for the library’s textures, totaling 7 GB* of new content. In Lumina 1.1, the majority of orchestral textures now offer the ability to perform the following sections individually: strings, choir, woodwind, piano/harp/percussion. The exact secctions available differ per texture instrument.
  • New stories: Lumina 1.1 doubles the amount of Stories in the library to 16. Among the new Stories are New Seoul, Round Table and Smoking Gun. Some of them utilize the new section splits. Stories are intended as inspiring starting points for cues, and ProjectSAM intends continue to expand on this concept.
  • Other new 1.1 features:
    • New miscellaneous textures instrument.
    • Global speed control for all textrues.
    • On-screen Story programming info.
    • Updated and streamlined GUI design.

Lumina is available to purchase for 849 EUR/ $1,099 USD (ex. VAT & shipping). The update is available to all registered Lumina users.

More information: ProjectSAM / Lumina

Time+Space intros Perpetuo – Live Flute Phrases by Zero-G

Zero-G Pepetuo Live Flute Phrases

Time+Space has announced the release of Perpetuo – Live Flute Phrases, a new Zero-G library

Following the success of Animato, Spiritoso and Luminoso, Dan Graham has joined forces again with Zero-G to produce the next library in the series ‘Perpetuo – Live Flute Phrases‘.

Performed by a world-class flute and piccolo player from the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded in Liverpool’s famous Parr Street studios, Perpetuo is an 8Gb collection of thousands of live recorded looped phrases designed for use with Kontakt v5.2.

Despite the sixty-two Kontakt instruments being made from pre-recorded phrases, Perpetuo remains highly controllable and flexible. This has been achieved by recording the same patterns across a wide pitch and dynamic range with many scale variations, by choosing patterns that blend in well to a wide variety of musical styles, and then by allowing you to automatically sync to the tempo of your projects with a wide variety of rhythm and scale types all controlled with key switches.

Dynamic levels pp to ff can be smoothly crossfaded by mod wheel, the ensemble size can be cleverly zoomed from solo to three players, and two mic positions (close and room) can be chosen or blended.

Perpetuo gives you the advantages of fluidity and realism of recorded patterns and phrases and yet also many of the advantages of the flexibility of a standard orchestral library.

The Perputuo library is available to purchase from Time+Space for RRP £79.95 GBP / 94.95 EUR / $119 USD.

More information: Time+Space / Perpetuo – Live Flute Phrases

IK Multimedia releases Miroslav Philharmonik Mobile Edition for SampleTank

Miroslav Philharmonik

IK Multimedia has announced the release of Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition, a downloadable, pro-quality orchestral and choir sound collection featuring sounds from the popular Miroslav Philharmonik virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.

The Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition for SampleTank mobile is available as an in-app purchase. These famous orchestral instrument sounds and textures have been heard in hundreds of Hollywood movie scores, and in compositions from some of the top performing pros. Miroslav Philharmonik features instruments that were beautifully recorded at the Dvorák Symphony Hall in Prague by Miroslav Vitous with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and these sounds have a texture, warmth, and beauty that is considered “the standard” and unrivalled in the virtual instrument world.

The Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition for SampleTank includes 100 orchestral sounds and textures with multiple instrument performance styles, including 5 orchestral ensembles, 39 string instrument sounds (violin, viola, contrabass, cello and harp), 15 brass instrument sounds (trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba), 12 woodwind instrument sounds (flute, bass flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe and bassoon), 4 vocal choir ensembles, 1 cathedral organ instrument sound, 1 celesta sound set, 10 orchestral synth pads, and 13 orchestral percussion sounds.

The Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition is the first downloadable collection for SampleTank, but it won’t be the last. The ability to download data into SampleTank opens up a whole new area of expandability, and more collections will be available in the future. The download process is easy: open SampleTank app, open the Menu, choose Store, choose Sound Collections, and then purchase and download the collection. Get the Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition and elevate your iOS music production to a whole new level.

SampleTank 1.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available now as a free update on the App Store. The Miroslav Philharmonik Collection is available as an in-app purchase for $19.99 USD / 17.99 EUR. Additional instrument collections will also be available soon via in-app purchase.

More information: IK Multimedia

Wallander Instruments releases NotePerformer for Sibelius

NotePerformer

Wallander Instruments has announced the release of NotePerformer for Sibelius, an orchestral sound library that turns written score into an expressive musical performance, without user intervention.

NotePerformer replaces the built-in sounds in the world’s best selling music notation software, Avid’s Sibelius, with its own playback engine and sounds.

NotePerformer introduces a dramatic improvement on existing MIDI playback technologies, by reading ahead in the score during playback, analyzing the music, and rendering the music as an expressive musical performance instead of processing it note-by-note. This allows an accurate reproduction of the written music, with realistic musical phrasing for every single member of your virtual orchestra.

Composers, orchestrators, musicians and students of music can now enjoy the benefits of highly realistic orchestral playback in their notation program. NotePerformer playback is even accurate enough for producing a high-quality orchestral mock-up of a score, directly from notation program playback.

NotePerformer is available to purchase for $129 USD.

More information: NotePerformer

Producer Loops releases Symphonic Series Vol 6: Dark Fairy Tales

Producer Loops Dark Fairy Tales

Producer Loops has announced the release of Symphonic Series Vol 6: Dark Fairy Tales, a new construction kit sample library by Sergei Stern.

‘Symphonic Series Vol 6: Dark Fairy Tales’ expands on this high end series with five original compositions supplied in Construction Kit format. Weighing in at a staggering 5 GB of uncompressed content, you’ll find pristine quality audio and MIDI loops in a variety of tempo and key tagged formats, as well as OMF arrangements for your sequencer.

Composer Sergei Stern takes you on a journey into enchanted realms with ‘Symphonic Series Vol 6: Dark Fairy Tales’. From the dark and sinister to the quirky and whimsical, you’ll find no shortage of material to inspire your next Orchestral composition in this expertly composed and produced pack.

All of the amazing live instruments found in a symphony orchestra are included in this epic pack, alongside percussions. All loops and phrases feature “solo” performances for maximum authenticity.

The sample library costs £49.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Symphonic Series Vol 6

Cinesamples introduces Hollywood Scoring

Hollywood Scoring

Cinesamples has introduced Hollywood Scoring, a next-generation music production company in Los Angeles, created to offer the legendary musical resources of Hollywood to the world of new media.

Hollywood Scoring is a complete Music Department available for producers of media content.

We offer a variety of music services from contracting musicians, music editing, music supervision, music preparation, composition of material from start to finish, building fully orchestrated synthetic mock-ups, and live performance coordination, to just about anything else related to media music production.

More information: Hollywood Scoring

8Dio announces V8P loyalty program

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8Dio V8P

8Dio has announced the V8P loyalty program, a tailor-fitted program, designed exclusively for the most amorous 8Dio consumers.

Sparked by countless requests from customers asking us for individualized libraries, this is our way of saying thank you to our most loyal supporters – and our way of setting a new bar in sampling.

The V8P loyalty program provides you with exclusive access to our most imaginative, creative and unrivaled products, while also offering a variety of additional services and incentives with other leading audio retailers. The loyalty program is your key to a new world of semi-custom library collections, designed with- and for our customers. The collections will retail from $999 and up and will be available to all qualifying applicants. Any 8Dio customer who has purchased more then $1999 will be eligible for the V8P program.

Our passion is to create unique sounds and one-of-a-kind instruments, to provide you with the best tools and the best user experience. With the V8P collections, we are taking that concept to the next level. We have spared no expense and are delighted to finally share the first of many collections that will come to you through our V8P loyalty program – 8W.

8W is the first in a series of products that are exclusively available for V8P members. The library, recorded in one of the greatest symphony halls in the world in 96Khz and using 8 microphone positions, contains the largest epic symphony orchestra ever sampled: 240 players across strings, brass, percussion and woodwinds. On top of the classical orchestral sections, the library comes with custom sampled analog synthesizer ensembles and top of the line modern sound design patches – all created and specifically designed to match perfectly with the sound of the orchestra. It truly takes the concept of hybrid orchestral music above and beyond. 8W will be ready for release in late September.

All qualifying existing customers will receive a private invitation and instructions on how to join V8P. Invitations will start to go out in medio September.

To stay informed about V8P and 8W in the meantime (upcoming demos by a number of highly accomplished professional composers for example), all you have to do is hit “like” on the V8P Facebook page. Once enrolled into the V8P program, you will have access to all of the information and benefits.

More information: 8Dio Productions

Producers Choice releases Urban Strings for Kontakt

Producers Choice Urban Strings

The Producers Choice has announced Urban Strings, a professional grade string sample library made exclusively for urban and hip-hop music producers.

Urban Strings Sample Library runs in Kontakt 5 – and comes with over 1.35GB of instruments & instrument stacks.

We concentrated on big, full, EPIC sounding ensembles, and giant staccato and pizzicato strings. If you need huge and realistic strings then this sound module was made for you. Whether you compose hip hop, EDM, trap or even film scores & soundtracks – Urban Strings will blow you away.

Urban Strings features

  • 1.35GB – 23 Full Kontakt Instruments in total (including 6 Multi Instrument Stacks).
  • Also comes as multi-sampled WAV version (C1-C6) to use with other samplers.
  • 9 Full String Ensembles, 2 Spiccato Patches, 2 Pizzicato Patches, 3 Orchestra Hits, 1 Tremolo, 6 Multi Instrument Stacks.
  • 200MB of royalty free orchestral loops and construction kits.

The sample library is available to purchase for $59.99 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Urban Strings