IK Multimedia has announced the Black Vintage Classic Promotion, a chance to get up to 75% off on Miroslav Philharmonik, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix and Black 76.
Gear up for Black Friday with incredible deals starting today and ends Nov. 26th! Save 75% on Miroslav Philharmonik Orchestra and Choir workstation.
You can also get officially licensed collection of Jimi Hendrix gear for half the price. Lastly, T-RackS Black 76 Limiting Amplifier for only $39.99/EUR 34.99.
Black Vintage Classic Promotion
Miroslav Philharmonik – The complete collection Orchestra and choir workstation. Regular Price: $199.99 / €119.99, now $49.99 / €39.99.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix Officially licensed collection of Jimi Hendrix. Use as a standalone app complete with a 4-track recorder and speed control or as a tone powerhouse plug-in for your favorite DAW. Regular Price: $99.99 / €79.99, now $49.99 / €39.99.
T-RackS Black 76 – Limiting Amplifier A legendary compressor you can use literally for everything. Like Drums, drum sub-mixes, vocals, bass, guitars, piano, choirs, brass, strings and more. Regular Price: $79.99 /EUR 64.99, now $39.99 / EUR 34.99.
‘Modern Orchestra MIDI Melodies 2′ features 30 superb orchestra instrument MIDI melodies for piano, string and wind instruments that are perfect to be used in a wide variety of modern music styles like Hip Hop, Dance, House, R&B, Pop, etc.
These 30 melodies are also available in WAV format. Each melody comes labelled with the original tempo and key when recorded.
As these patterns are supplied in MIDI format, they will provide you with as much flexibility as possible. You can edit and transpose them, assign any sound you want and get your own and original melodic lines. The editing possibilities are endless as you can play the performances at any tempo or pitch without artefacts.
The sound library is available to purchase for $19.95 USD.
Total Composure has released the Total Composure Orchestra free Kontakt sample library, its entry for the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
The Total Composure orchestra (TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are in the public domain. Total Composure is the first to offer such a library exclusively for the Kontakt format; making use of Kontakt’s scripting capabilities to greatly enhance the playability, realism, and functionality of these public domain samples.
The scripting aims to provide similar functionality across the different instrument groups, whatever the instrument; while more specific settings play to the strength of each instrument.
Sound Magic has introduced Orchestral Strings One, a free string orchestral instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Orchestral Strings One was recorded utilizing the legendary acoustics in the famous Berliner Hall – home of the world class BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER. Our full string orchestra contains 14 violins,10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses. Now you’re your turn to experience this huge orchestral section as a useful string instrument. Sound Magic has created Orchestral Strings One as a single ensemble complete with the beautiful ambience of this amazing hall. This incredible instrument will quickly become your “go to” string orchestra. No longer will you have to try and build a similar sound with several different string instruments or sections, burning up tracks, RAM, CPU cycles and your valuable time!
Violins, violas, cellos and basses are considered to be nearly impossible to sample into realistic sounding instruments. And the String Ensemble is the holy grail of these string instruments. KVR’s Developers Challenge has provided Sound Magic with an opportunity to push the boundaries of our Hybrid Modeling Technology by creating Orchestral Strings One. Our quest for extreme realism not only lets us flex our engineering and computational chops – it gives you an incredibly useful freebie!
Orchestral Strings One features
Innovative Sampling technologies put 14 violins, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses into One instrument.
Neo Hybrid Modeling Engine make the full strings section into 200MB.
Innovative Key Switch and Controller system makes it ideal for use in live performance.
Can real-time switch between Spic, Staccato, Pizzicato, Legato, Cresando, Decresando, PFP, Vibrato, Tremolo, Trills and Sordino by Key Switches and MIDI Controllers.
Fully controllable legato system.
Auto Rhythm Tool helps you better and quicker play repeated notes on fly.
Multi Microphone Positions, Player, Audience and Ambience/Room.
Small RAM usage and Light on CPU.
Built-in High-Quality Reverb.
Built in 64-Steps Sequencer enable users to compose their string phrases in a quickest and efficient way.
Support Add-ons System.
The plugin is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
Spitfire Audio has updated its Albion II – Loegria orchestral cinematic composing sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt to version 1.1.
We thank the VI community for their endless enthusiasm regarding this extraordinary set of tools and are proud to announce an update that offers some MAJOR new functionality to a module that is not even two months old!
We look forward to retroactively adding all this and much of Albion II’s feature-set and style-of-use back to the original volume of thundering cinematic delights in ALBION I soon. But for now, here’s the new stuff.
Changes in Albion II – Loegria v1.1
Support in all patches for polyphonic legato sequencing using velocity splitting.
Ability to move the articulation keyswitches around by dragging the slider underneath the articulation name.
Time Machine patches for the shorts of every instrument in ‘_Time Machine patches_’ folder (user the ‘Time M’ slider in the UI).
Extended legato range for Strings Hi Legato/Half Legato..
String sustains and legato articulations have a stronger attack when using high velocity (in polylegato mode the Speed slider controls this)..
OSTINATUM : ‘Enable keyswitch control’ allows you to toggle Ostinatum mode with configurable keyswitches.
OSTINATUM : ‘Enable keyswitch soloing’ allows you to solo specific Ostinatum patterns via configurable keyswitches.
OSTINATUM : ‘Mute this pattern’ available in pattern config to mute/unmute specific patterns..
Major Sandbox Engine optimisations to improve performance on low end machines..
Various minor bug fixes and tweaks.
The Kontakt Player powered Albion II library is available to purchase for £329 GBP ex. VAT. The version 1.1 update is free for Albion II users.
Sampletekk has announced a Winter Sale, offering 50% off its entire sample library catalog.
Time again for our annual Winter Sale where you can grab multisampled instruments for you Halion, Kontakt, EXS24, Gigastudio sampler. Choose between grand pianos, uprights, flutes, organs, brass, harpsichords, choirs and other instruments.
Sampletekk Winter Sale
SampleTekk Black – Based on the famous SampleTekk Black Grand, but with refined samples, and the use of SampleTekk’s True Resonance Samples in combination with Native Instruments Kontakt Engine, we built a Grand Piano that we feel is our best piano yet! Regular Price $99 Price now: $49.50.
White Grand – SampleTekk proudly presents the White Grand, in our opinion, the best contemporary pop/rock/jazz grand piano in the sampled world today. Regular Price $119 Price now: $59.50.
7CG – Super detailed multisampled Grand Piano No less then 93 unique samples per recorded note. Over 4400 samples! Incredible sound and response Super realistic playing behaviour. Regular Price $199 Price now: $99.50.
Rain Piano – A serious Upright piano with character! Used in countless productions both in music and media. Regular Price $49 Price now: $24.50.
INIL Choir – Original voices from 10CC’s seminal production “I’m Not In Love”. Released in cooperation with Eric Stewart. Regular Price $49 Price now: $24.50.
Renaissance Flutes – A complete set of recorders, Bass, Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino, beautifully played by one of Sweden’s top flutists. Regular Price $119 Price now: $59.50.
Mk seventy-three – The Rhodes challenger! Recorded through a a Fender Twin – The way it was supposed to. Regular Price $140 Price now: $70.
BOB – Orchestral Brass – BOB gives you French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba. Regular Price $98 Price now: $49.
SampleTekk Marimbas – This Marimba has all notes (A1-C6) sampled in stereo. No less then 8 velocities/note makes this Marimba one of the largest sampled marimbas on the market today. Played using hard, medium and soft mallets. Regular Price $49 Price now: $24.50.
Pump Organ – A small, simple organ with tons of charm! Nothing you would play the Toccata on, but try some Tom Waits songs! Regular Price $15 Price now: $7.50.
TBO, The Big One – Yamaha C7 Grand Piano with 93 unique samples/recorded note! Regular Price $199 Price now: $99.50.
Worra’s Prophet – Classic analog synth voices in native Gigasampler Format. Over 600 megabytes of warm, retro keyboard sounds at an incredibly low price. Regular Price $30 Price now: $15.