The Unfinished releases Zebra Serenity & Zebra Serenity: Dark Edition

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The Unfinished has launched Zebra Serenity and Zebra Serenity: Dark Edition, two soundsets for the Zebra synthesizer instrument by u-he.

The Unfinished Zebra Serenity

With an emphasis on warm, organic, analogue tones with some bite, this soundset is designed to provide fresh synth noises for modern film scoring and atmospheric electronica. Serenity takes advantage of Zebra2′s extraordinary attention to detail, extensive modular capabilities and highly developed synth engine.

Serenity leans towards the sound of hybrid scores like M83′s Oblivion, Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy and Harry Gregson-Williams’ Total Recall; where classic, analogue synth warmth meets the searing, modern virtual analogue.

There also nods to the more laidback, lo-fi world of neo-classical too, with ambient padscapes and dusty, slightly broken synths; inspired by artists such as Johan Johansson, Hammock and A Winged Victory for the Sullen.

The Dark Edition expansion takes the original 128 Serenity sounds and tweaks, modifies and fine tunes them for Zebra HZ. Whilst these are not completely brand new patches, they take the original sounds into new sonic territory, taking advantage of Zebra HZ’s lush analogue Diva filters and VCA compressors, adding extra analogue warmth, bite and darkness.

Zebra Serenity is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP; The Dark Edition (includes Zebra Serenity) is £29.99 GBP.

More information: The Unfinished

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Producers Choice releases Organic Drum Kit sample pack

The Producers Choice has launched the Organic Drum Kit, a drum kit sample library for Native Instruments Maschine (WAV also included).

Producers Choice Organic Drum Kit

Breakthrough recording and processing techniques used to capture the “perfect” drum sound – helping prevent muddy low-frequency and harsh high-frequency build-up. Analog processing ($60,000 of gear was used) for character, warmth, and depth and pro-studio character. Each sample precision hand-edited for perfect attacks and smooth decays.

The end result is…. Drums with WARMTH, DEPTH, CLARITY & PUNCH.

Organic Drum Kit features

  • Includes 150 pounding kicks, 115 creative snares, 80 authentic claps, 90 open & closed hi-hats, 570 organic percussion section, 90 cymbals & toms.
  • 100 original drum loops.
  • 30 bonus transition FXS.
  • 22 Maschine Kits (v1.8.2).
  • 24-Bit WAV format, compatible with all major DAW’s and software.
  • 100% royalty free, use the samples in your commercial musical compositions with no royalties or credits required.
  • 602MB total content.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Organic Drum Kit

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Samplephonics launches Acoustic Abstraction by Memotone

Samplephonics Acoustic Abstraction

Samplephonics has launched Acoustic Abstraction, a sample library featuring 2.4GB of beautiful acoustic melodies, rare instruments and textures by Memotone.

Acoustic Abstraction is one of the most inspirational sample libraries we have released to date.

Developed by the insanely talented multi-instrumentalist Memotone, this beautiful collection of loops and samples has such a range of wonderful and diverse sounds, the first time we played it in the office, we were literally stunned to silence!

The sample pack is overflowing with acoustic instrument loops, textures, organic rhythms and sampling gems. Sifting through the sounds is like digging through a crate of rare vinyl, each groove a complete surprise and ready to be shaped into something new.

The sample library is available to purchase for £40 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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Fairly Confusing Waveforms releases Arctic Rooster for Kontakt

Fairly Confusing Waveforms has announced Arctic Rooster, a free organic synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Fairly Confusing Arctic Rooster

Today I serve Arctic Rooster. It’s a sort of neo-retro organic synthesizer for Kontakt.

It is based on very short waveforms, serving as ‘oscillators’, that has been cut from recording of an authentic Icelandic rooster that I took this summer. Also there is the oscillator bank made of waveforms that I took from recording of my own voice.

Arctic Rooster features

  • 15 waveforms in 3 oscillator banks.
  • Wood finishing enclosure.
  • 3 memory banks.
  • LCD display.
  • 3 LFOs and lots of knobs.

The Arctic Rooster library is available as a free download. Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or newer, full version.

More information: Fairly Confusing Waveforms / Arctic Rooster

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Cinematique Instruments releases Fabrique for Kontakt

Cinematique Instruments Fabrique (Prime)

Cinematique Instruments has launched Fabrique, a real-time pattern module library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5 and Kontakt 5 Player.

Fabrique is a real-time pattern module for creating complex and inspiring musical elements within seconds. Whether you are either searching for the basis for a score cue or for a sophisticated add-on percussions loop or you are just trying to look up organic loops, atmospheric soundscapes or tonal movements or you just wanted to get inspired for a new piece of music, Fabrique provides almost every possibilities according to all these needs. But even if you are not feeling like creating your own pattern, there are available over one 170 presets, ready to be played.

Fabrique includes three different kind of modules which varies in genre and amount of sounds: Firstly there is the PRIME, which covers the wide range of cinematic music and song production, secondly there is the URBAN which meets the needs of dub and pop music and finally the maverick one called EERIE which provides pattern and sounds for horror and dramatic purposes.

Although Fabrique is a very complex and versatile tool, it is anyhow very simple and intuitive to use. All control and operating elements are easily accessible, so that you can quickly and easily create or edit your pattern according to your own requirements.

Fabrique features

  • 3 kind of Fabrique: Prime, Urban and Eerie.
  • Over 70 single instruments and 50 audio loops.
  • 3 tracks per module.
  • CPU friendly (no additional loading), low memory.
  • Easy and intuitive use.
  • Flexible Master Section (bar size, tempo, shuffle).
  • Multi Mode-able with free definable ‘run’ key.
  • Separate solo function.
  • Enhanced playability and intuitive programming possibilities.
  • Separate sound shaping options (volume, pitch, length filter, reverb, dealay, envelope).
  • Partially Randomization.
  • over 170 presets.

Fabrique (incl. all 3 modules) is available to purchase for 185 EUR.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Fabrique

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