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Kong Audio releases Chinee Orchestra Box Version, major instrument update + 1-month Box Launch Promo

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Kong Audio Chinee Orchestra Box Version

Kong Audio has announced the immediate availability of the boxed version of its Chinee Orchestra virtual instrument collection, and the release of QIN RV 2.10 engine update, as well as the updates for all Chinee Series individual instruments for Windows.

This major update puts focus on improving the legato expressions of various instruments, hence the soundbanks have been redesigned to work with the new Legato II Extender module. Now the instruments are more nuanced and expressive.

Chinee Orchestra contains 22 classic Chinese instruments covering the instruments of the modern day Chinese orchestra, powered by QIN RV engine player developed by Kong Audio. Chinee Orchestra is the de facto tool of choice for the Chinese professionals in China, and also an inspiration for the composers if the world.

Changes in QIN RV 2.10 engine/instruments

  • New Extender: Legato II ¡V enhanced nuance expression.
  • Enhanced Legato I in the polyphonic mode.
  • Enhanced logics for Legato and Keymaps.
  • Various minor improvements and bug fixes.
  • New presets added for most instruments.
  • New Clapper samples added to ChineeKong v3.
  • Instrument soundbanks revamped: ErHu, ErHu II, BanHu, JingHu, SanXian, ChineeWinds, NanXiao, MaTouQin, ZhongRuan have their soundbanks revised.

Both the QIN RV engine player and the instrument updates are free for all existing customers.

The Chinee Orchestra boxed version costs MSRP $690 USD.

Kong Audio is offering a time-limited launch offer for the Chinee Orchestra Box.

Chinee Orchestra Box Intro Offer

Kong Audio announces a time-limited promo campaign to coincide with the launch of Chinee Orchestra box version till the end of July. The first-time promo offer of Chinee Orchestra by Kong Audio.

Normally 690 USD, Chinee Orchestra box version now can be purchased for just 599 USD, plus free world-wide shipping during the box launch promo period.

The metal box includes a DVD disc and printed English/Japanese installation guides. Customers can also get the download version while waiting the box to arrive.

More information: Kong Audio

Win ProjectSAM Lumia & Orchestral Essentials at Time+Space

Time+Space ProjectSAM Sweepstakes

Time+Space has announced a sweepstakes in which you can win the Lumina and Orchestral Essentials cinematic libraries from ProjectSAM.

From horror, fear and disgust to amusement, joy and tenderness, ProjectSAM’s incredible virtual instruments have helped many a composer take audiences on a gripping emotional rollercoaster ride.

With the best selling Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2 firmly bedded into the studio setups of composers and music producers around the world, ProjectSAM recently unleashed the much anticipated third volume – Lumina.

Already reaping press awards and dubbed by Music Tech magazine as ‘perfect’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘expressive’, Lumina takes you on an evocative journey through worlds brimming with fantasy and mystery thanks to the stunning combination of orchestral and choir ensembles. The library also pays homage to the playful world of cartoons with dedicated ensembles and phrases for careful tiptoeing and tongue-in-cheek suspense.

This month, ProjectSAM’s distributor Time+Space have a copy of Lumina worth £840.00 to give away to one very lucky winner!

PLUS two runners up will each win a copy of Orchestral Essentials – a great value cinematic package that combines carefully selected elements taken from existing ProjectSAM libraries with new instruments not found in any other product making it an all-round solution for hobbyists and serious composers alike.

The competition ends June 30th, 2013.

More information: Time+Space

SampleTekk launches EP’s and Stuff Sale – 60% off

SampleTekk Tubed Keys

SampleTekk has launched its EP’s and Stuff Sale, offering 60% discount on its electric piano and other selected sample libraries for a limited time.

SampleTekk Sale

  • Renaissance Flutes – Normal price 119 USD – Now 47.60 USD
  • ST Pianet – Normal price 49 USD – Now 19.60 USD
  • Tubed Keys – Mk I 73 – Normal price 140 USD – Now 56 USD
  • Tubed Wurli – Normal price 49 USD – Now 19.60 USD
  • BOB – Orchestral Brass – Normal price 98 USD – Now 39.20 USD
  • PMI Anvils & Churchbells – Normal price 25 USD – Now 10 USD
  • PMI Carillion – Normal price 25 USD – Now 10 USD
  • PMI Orchestral Instruments – Normal price 15 USD – Now 6 USD
  • SampleTekk’s Marimba – Normal price 49 USD – Now 19.60 USD
  • ARP Solina Strings – Normal price 30 USD – Now 12 USD
  • Worra’s Prophet – Normal price 30 USD – Now 12 USD

The sale ends May 30th, 2013.

More information: SampleTekk

Push Button Bang releases Orchestro – Classical Complextro & EDM FX

Push Button Bang Orchestro

Push Button Bang has released Orchestro, a sample collection featuring classical complextro and EDM fx.

A new take on orchestral based EDM, Orchestro is an experimental loop and single hit library designed for the boundary pushing electronica enthusiast.

Taking classical instrument phrases, stabs and movements, splicing them with dark bass and twisted momentum, to create a unique sound collection of weird and wonderful complextro-style combinations.

Orchestro features

  • 488 loops and samples, 420MB content.
  • 140 full loops and 130 half bar cuts, 128 bpm.
  • Includes 16 big hits, 7 choir cuts, 13 fx, 54 instrument hits, 33 mixed hits, 20 small hits.
  • Plus 1 synth chord kit containing 75 chord hits.

The sample pack costs £14.95 GBP. The loops and hits are also sold in separate packs for £9.95 GBP and £8.95 GBP respectively.

More information: Push Button Bang / Orchestro

Spitfire Audio releases Sable String Vol 2

Spitfire Sable Vol 2

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Sable Volume 2, a string library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Spitfire are delighted to release the hotly anticipated second volume in our detailed new String library. Volume 2 contains the Violin 2 section (providing you with a smaller totally different group of violinists, sat in a different position to give you a true orchestral spread), Viola and Bass sections, and between volumes 1 and 2 you have an incredibly beautiful and dynamic, responsive collection of players.

Each section is fully controllable individually, and is recorded with 7 mic positions, through rare and classic mics in one of the greatest recording studios in the world, through Neve ‘Montserrat’ mic pres and then on through the Neve 88R onto tape, and finally through Prism converters into Protools at 96k. We present the library in Kontakt 4.2.4 and higher format (FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT REQUIRED) at 48k, 24bit.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £299 GBP until May 14th, 2013 (regular £399 GBP). Prices ex VAT.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Sable Volume 2

8Dio intros Adagio Basses Vol. 1 + Pre-order

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8Dio Adagio Basses

8Dio Productions has announced that its Adagio Basses Vol. 1 sample library for Kontakt is available to pre-order.

Adagio Basses is our fourth release in the Adagio Series – featuring both Ensemble (4), Divisi (2) and Solo Basses. The library contains 9 different types of legato, 25+ dynamic bowing types, 15 loures and gorgeous deep-sampled short notes.

The Basses have historically been the “forgotten” instrument when it comes to string sampling, due to its lower and less prominent register. We decided to take the opposite approach and record the instrument with depth, passion and lushness. The result is the most comprehensive sample library on the market in regards to emotional and realistic orchestral basses. We ♥ it and we think you will ♥ it too.

Adagio Basses Vol. 1 is available to pre-order at the introductory price of $149 USD until May 1st, 2013 (regular $199 USD). The library is scheduled for release on April 29th, 2013.

More information: 8Dio / Adagio Basses Vol. 1

Kong Audio announces Chinee Orchestra Boxset

Kong Audio Chinee Orchestra Boxset

Kong Audio has announced that its Chinee Orchestra collection of sample-based Chinese traditional instruments will be available as a boxset shortly.

The boxset is currently is production. The disc will include the latest update to the instruments as well as the updated QIN engine player. Quite some instruments have been re-polished under the hood and are integrated with a new legato Extender module in the upcoming release, to provide a even more nuanced expressiveness to the instruments.

All of Kong Audio’s updates have been free for existing customers since 2005, and this upcoming update will be available as free download too.

Chinee Orchestra, powered by Windows native QIN RV 2.0 engine, contains 22 instruments, covering strings, plucked, percussion and wind instruments: ChineeWinds, ChineeKong V3, ErHu and ErHu II, NanXiao, GuZheng II, PiPa, MaTouQin, SuoNa, GuanZi, Sheng, YangQin, HuLuSi, GuQin, LiuQin, SanXian. Ruan, JinHu, ZhongHu, GaoHu, BanHu, Xun, BaWu.

More information: Kong Audio

EqualSounds releases Epic Legends Vol 2

EqualSounds Epic Legends 2

EqualSounds has launched Epic Legends Vol 2, a collection of cinematic construction kits.

‘Epic Legends Vol 2′ from Equalsounds is the second instalment from ‘Epic Legends’ series, bringing you five symphonic Construction Kits containing lush instrument arrangements and powerful drums.

Taking you on the journey through the mystic tales and legends, these Kits are influenced by the best movie soundtracks of all time, created for composers and producers looking for a Cinematic/ Orchestral feel in their creations.

Epic Legends Vol 2 features

  • 5 Uncompressed Mixed & Mastered Construction Kits.
  • 18 Score Parts.
  • 24 Mixed & Mastered track mixes.
  • 5 Multitrack MIDI files.
  • Up to 40 tracks per Kit.
  • Tempo, Keys & Time Signatures.
  • Over 1.1 GB of Content.

The library costs £24.95 GBP.

More information: EqualSounds / Epic Legends Vol 2