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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


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