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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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Review: Eclipse Sound Zebra Botanica

Eclipse Zebra Botanica

After a series of soundsets for Native Instruments Absynth and Massive, Polish sound designer Artur from Eclipse Sound Design takes on the Zebra synthesizer by u-he with Zebra Botanica.

Ethno-tropical sound set with a gentle breeze of warm equatorial regions.

The soundset includes a total of 54 patches:

  • 32 Abstract Instants.
  • 4 Lead/Bass.
  • 3 Sequence Patterns.
  • 15 Texture Pads.

Most patches have all 4 macro XY pads assigned for maximum expression.
At 54 patches, this soundset is rather small. However, it is surprisingly versatile.

Check out a few of the patches included in this audio clip.

For a demonstration of the sounds in a musical context, Torben Hansen created this lovely track.

So what do I think?

Product: Zebra Botanica by Eclipse
Format: .h2p patches for Zebra 2.5
Price: $8.95 USD
Like: organic sounds, expressive, unique & usable
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 8/10

Zebra Botanica is a really nice set of sounds. I don’t know if it’s the concept, patch titles and the cover art for the soundset, but the whole thing feels very organic to me. Almost like a collection of real instruments, found scattered around a tropical forest.

There is a lot of color in the instruments, they’re vibrant and alive. Interestingly enough, Artur has shared that he likes to start off with the artwork of a soundset, using a wallpaper of it as an inspiration while designing the sounds. I think this approach works really well, resulting in a cohesive collection of original sounds.

The patch count is kind of on the low side, but the soundbank is priced accordingly.

More information: Eclipse Sound / Zebra Botanica

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Soundiron releases Ambius 2: Systematik + Deals on drum & piano libraries

Soundiron has announced the release of Ambius 2: Systematik, a 4.9GB beast of an organic synth collection built on adaptive groove-building and inspiring tone and texture shaping features.

Soundiron Ambius 2 Systematik
The foundation of Ambius 2 is Soundiron’s Instrument Designer system, which allows you to combine a range of tuned percussive attack samples with a broad variety of richly detailed sustaining pads and leads.

Ambius 2: Systematik represents a huge new step forward in our quest to build a truly flexible and adaptive sample based atmospheric synth.

We wanted a broad collection of richly nuanced flavors with the ability to freely layer, blend and reshape a wide mix of percussive, tonal and textural elements into custom multi-layered dynamic and evolving instruments. We wanted a unified and powerful interface to combine detailed performance and tone shaping controls with a wide pallet of experimental and environmental convolution effects. We wanted a built-in tempo-locking step-sequenced filter and LFO engine that could be adapted to just about any other GUI control parameter on the fly without missing a beat. Ambius 2 is all of that and much more.

To celebrate the release of Ambius 2 Systematik, Soundiron is offering a $30 discount on the price and offering some amazing deals on Apocalypse Percussion, Cymbology, The Struck Grand and our Montclarion Hall Steinway until December 21st, 2012.

More information: Soundiron / Ambius 2: Systematik

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