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Equinox Sounds releases Total Midi: Modern Orchestra & Piano

Total MIDI Modern Orchestra & Piano

Equinox Sounds has launched Total Midi: Modern Orchestra & Piano, a bundle of 6 MIDI collections featuring orchestra instrument melodies and piano melodies.

You’ll get a total of 190 MIDI loops and 5 String Arrangements MIDI Construction Kits. All phrases are 100 royalty-free and ready to be assigned to your favourite synth or sampler in your personal and commercial productions.

‘Total MIDI: Modern Orchestra & Piano’ includes the following individual products:

  • Modern Orchestra MIDI Melodies (30 MIDI Loops)
  • Modern Orchestra MIDI Melodies 2 (30 MIDI Loops)
  • Modern String MIDI Arrangements (5 MIDI Kits)
  • Modern MIDI Piano Melodies (50 MIDI Loops)
  • Modern MIDI Piano Melodies 2 (50 MIDI Loops)
  • Modern MIDI Piano Melodies 3 (30 MIDI Loops)

This bundle contains a total of 190 MIDI loops featuring superb instrument MIDI melodies for piano, string and wind plus 5 different string arrangements MIDI Construction Kits. Each Kit has all the melodic MIDI parts for Bass, Organ, Electric Piano, Piano, Synth, Pad, Bass String, Cello, Viola and Violin.

The bundle is available to purchase for $34.95 USD.

More information: Equinox Sounds / Modern Orchestra & Piano


reFX releases Hollywood 2 Expansion Bundle for Nexus2

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reFX has launched Hollywood 2, an expansion bundle for the Nexus2 virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.

With over two years in development, these Hollywood 2 expansions are the biggest we have ever created. You can hear the quality, love, and passion that went into them with every note you play!

This bundle contains a complete orchestra and far more: All four Hollywood2 libraries (Core Library, Drums / Orch FX, Strings, Woodwinds / Brass) spread over 369 presets and more than 8 GB of data await you for an unbeateable price.

The bundle is available to purchase for 249 EUR. A purchase of the bundle before December 1st, 2013, comes with a free Nexus2 expansion of your choice. The expansions are sold individually for 79 EUR each.

More information: reFX / Hollywood 2


Cinesamples updates CineWinds orchestral woodwind instrument for Kontakt to v1.1

Cinesamples has released version 1.1 of CineWinds, the next-generation orchestral woodwinds library recorded in the legendary SONY Pictures Scoring Stage in Los Angeles, and mixed by master engineer Dennis Sands.

Cinesamples CineWinds
CineWinds CORE includes new Oboe 2 articulations.

Changes in CineWinds v1.1

  • [CORE] New Instrument: Oboe 2.
  • [PRO] New Instrument: Contrabass Clarinet.
  • Added legato volume knob.
  • Release on/off button changed to Shorts Only Release on/off button – OFF position means the 1/4 or 1/2 note sample will cut off with an adsr fade when released.
  • Dynamic range/volume adjustments to make CORE and PRO work better together.
  • [PRO] Mod Wheel filter added to all one-dynamic instruments.
  • [PRO] Bass Flute new sample set with heavy denoise pass.
  • [PRO] Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Penny Whistle, Irish Flute new sample sets with mild hand-denoising.
  • Various tweaks/adjustments.

The CineWinds library is available to purchase for $349 USD (CORE) / $399 USD (PRO Expansion) / $649 USD (Bundle). The update is free for CoreWinds users. Requires Kontakt full version 4.2.3 or higher.

More information: Cinesamples / CineWinds


Tronsonic releases Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1

Tronsonic Solino String Proto Ensemble MK1

Tronsonic has announced the release of Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A recreation of an imaginary EMINENT SOLINA STRING ENSEMBLE ‘PROTOTYPE’ – perhaps found in the basement of the old Eminent factory in Holland.

Sampled from the original MARK1 version (with ensemble effect always ON).

With customisable ‘EQ MODULATION’ EFFECT (see 2nd video down), plus 2 PHASERS – allowing a different variety of ensemble with a wide range of movement, for complex and evolving synthesized orchestral sounds.

The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £14.99 GBP until November 1st, 2013 (25% off regular).

More information: Tronsonic / Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1


Spitfire releases Low Brass library for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio BML Low Brass

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Low Brass, the fifth instalment in its definitive BML (British Modular Library).

Providing you with the most solid foundations for your orchestral palette, Spitfire’s Low Brass celebrates some of the greatest players on the world stage today.

Recorded in Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through rarefied vintage valve and ribbon mics, via the unique Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps via a Neve 88R desk onto a pristinely maintained Studer 2″ tape machine and digitised via the finest Prism A-Ds. With a huge host of mic positions to choose from alongside mixes from our chief engineer Jake Jackson: Low Brass offers the definitive edition of these instruments:

THE TUBA – Played by Owen Slade one of the most called-upon session musicians in the country, Owen conjures a beautiful lyricism made from pure Chocolate, to monstrous side ripping lows and gentle and warm humorous parps.

THE CONTRABASS TROMBONE – Wagner Strauss and Schoenberg are some composers who put this instrument through its paces, however, Samuel Adler in his book “The Study Of Orchestration” rather flippantly remarked “Since the contrabass trombone taxes the performer so greatly, we advise not to write for the instrument…” Pah to that! London has a handful of fine players and in this library we have the finest.

THE CIMBASSO – Or Verdi Trombone Basso. Until recent times quite a rarefied instrument, now making a come back on many of the big studio picture scores. In it’s lower dynamic range it’s not unlike a Tuba. But it’s not this that we’re looking for with a Cimbasso, for the real character of the instrument is in its upper dynamics and Cuivre style of playing. For therein lies a sound that could have sprung straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.

CIMBASSO A2 – As above but with 2 two different players playing at the same time. Combine the two patches and you have three Verdi trombone bassos!

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £184 GBP for a limited time (regular RRP £245 GBP). Subject to VAT in the EU. Requires full version of Kontakt v4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Spitfire Audio / BML Low Brass


Sonokinetic launches Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX

Sonokinetic Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX

Sonokinetic has released Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

With Minimal, Sonokinetic BV delivers the fourth instalment in our current range of orchestral instruments. We have listened to our users, and built an entirely new system from the ground up, defining what we think is a revolutionary novel direction in orchestral pattern-based sampling.

Minimal would suggest a particular music style, and many of the patterns available in this instrument are very well suited for that style. However, we’d like to stress that this is indeed a very flexible instrument, capable of enhancing a broad range of musical arrangements and compositions in a wide variety of styles. Where Minimal differs from libraries like Tutti and Vivace is in its section-based approach. All phrases are recorded per orchestral section and can be used separately or together and in any combination, allowing for a great deal of variations at your fingertips.

Minimal features

  • 16 Bit version 10.8 Gb sample pool, 33800+ samples, 24 Bit version 21 Gb sample pool, 33800+ samples.
  • 4 recorded orchestral sections: Strings 52 players, Woodwinds 12 players, Percussion (two marimbas, xylophone, piano and celesta), Brass 11 players.
  • 4 recorded microphone positions: Close, Decca tree, Wide, Balcony.
  • Proprietary stereo mix for the ‘lite’ instrument.
  • Individual section controls include Volume, Pan, Rhythmic Shift double/half/triplets, Harmonic Shift, Crossfade adjustments.
  • Custom designed interface with enhanced score display.
  • Time Machine Pro capability.
  • Custom chord recognition and Harmonic Shift capabilities.
  • Advanced Purging system.

The Kontakt Player powered library costs 199.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX


Ableton intros Orchestral Ensemble Essentials 2 by ProjectSAM

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ProjectSAM Orchestral Ensemble Essentials 2

Ableton has announced the release of Orchestral Ensemble Essentials 2, an instrument sound library featuring a comprehensive collection of brass, string, woodwind and full-orchestra sections, taken from ProjectSAM’s renowned Symphobia series.

There’s nothing like the sound of an orchestral ensemble to set the right tone for your music. The only problem with orchestral sounds is that you usually need an actual orchestra to get them. Enter Orchestral Ensemble Essentials 2 by ProjectSAM – the newest addition to our selection of Packs brings immaculately recorded symphonic instruments into your Live session.

This comprehensive collection of brass, string, woodwind, full orchestra and special effects sounds comes with a wide variety of articulations and intelligenty mapped macro controls for truly expressive and dynamic orchestral sounds.

The sound library is available from Ableton for 79 EUR.

More information: Ableton / Orchestral Ensemble Essentials 2