Patchpool releases Ambient Strings for MachFive 3

Patchpool has annonunced the release of Ambient Strings, a sound library for MachFive 3 by MOTU.

Patchpool Ambient Strings

Ambient Strings focusses on atmospheric sounds and textures derived from string instruments like cello, violin (electric and acoustic), electric and acoustic guitars, psaltery (ebowed, plucked and bowed) and oud.

The patches combine textural sounds, multisampled acoustic instruments and more exotic instrument articulations with electronic textures all derived from the dry instrument samples to create wonderful, ethereal, dark and mysterious sound worlds. Expressive multisampled instruments, temposynced instrument sequences and morphable soloistic phrases are also included in this library.

16 patches patches/instruments have scripted interfaces for extended sound manipulation, a snapshot system especially developed for this library allows the user to save and recall 5 snapshots, or recall the 5 snapshots programmed into the patches by default. So on top of the 75 patches this library ships with another 64 snapshot variations.

Ambient Strings features

  • 3.35 GB of original samples (wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit), 6 impulse responses, 4 single cycles, a small fraction of samples was borrowed from other patchpool libraries.
  • 75 patches (including 3 low CPU variations) plus 64 snapshot variations inside the scripted patches, combining all synthesis forms available in MachFive 3.
  • All non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few also use Aftertouch.

The sound library is available for purchase for 68 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Ambient Strings

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Impact Soundworks releases Plectra Series 4: Turkish Oud

Impact Soundworks Turkish Oud

Impact Soundworks has announced the release of Plectra Series 4: Turkish Oud, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Created by Dimitris Plagiannis (designer of our popular 8-string acoustic bouzouki library), this virtual instrument features an incredibly detailed turkish oud with six courses & eleven strings. The library includes all crucial articulations including natural vibrato and two kinds of true legato, as well as a beautiful and inspiring UI. Some of the engine features include a powerful microtuning script with lots of presets, intelligent string positioning / fingering, and an onboard mixer + FX suite.

Much like our other Plectra Series instruments, this library is made to be dead easy to play. No complicated keyswitches or MIDI CCs necessary, just load and start playing. The script engine takes care of everything. Our demos showcase the very authentic sounds you can create with this library, from traditional pieces to more hybrid & modern works.

Plectra Series 4: Turkish Oud features

  • 3,860 x 24bit recordings.
  • 2 x microphone positions.
  • All strings chromatically sampled.
  • 4x dynamics / 4x RR per key.
  • Up & downstrokes.
  • Sustain, hammer-on, pull-off.
  • Tremolo, glissando, vibrato.
  • Automatic or manual control of string, articulation, stroke.
  • Intelligent monopoly voicing; 6 voices max, one per string.
  • Microtuning, lots of oriental presets + custom tuning with variable scales.
  • Mixer suite (mic faders, EQ, compressor, reverb) with save/load.
  • Major, minor, and fifth chords.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD. Requires Kontakt 5.3 full version.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Turkish Oud

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Patchpool releases Aqualignum for Camel Audio Alchemy

Patchpool Aquilignum for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced the release of Aqualignum, a sound library for Camel Audio’s Alchemy instrument, combining waterphone samples from the Scattered Entity Vol. 1 library with original oud samples, an arab string instrument especially multisampled for this library.

The mysterious and haunting tones of the waterphone meet the warm embracing string sounds of the orient. Tradition melds with futurism, water, wood and metal compose Aqualignum. This library contains 56 patches (including 1 variation) making use of 1.76 GB of samples, resynthesized sounds and electronic derivatives. Multisampled string instruments derived from the oud with up to 5 velocity layers and 3x round robin (variations per sample), calm and dark drones, beautiful and fragile waterphone pads, ominous and evocative soundscapes, futuristic textures and metallic percussion instruments are contained in this set.

The oud articulations include plectrum-picked strings (played with a special oud plectrum), finger-plucked vibrato tones, up and down slides, tremoli, bowed oud (violin bow) and some phrases. The waterphone was played with two differently sized bows creating all kinds of arpeggio textures with water-modulated decay-phases, scraping and moaning metal sounds, long sustained notes played with a violin bow for creating multisampled tonal pad sounds and the instrument was beaten with various beaters for metallic percussion sounds and bass tones.

Aqualignum features

  • 1.76 Gigabytes of samples (wav) and resynthesized files (.aaz).
  • 56 patches (including 1 variation) with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
  • Delivery: download – RAR-archive in two parts for better download handling.

The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Aqualignum

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Patchpool intros Aqualignum for Alchemy (pre-order)

Patchpool Aquilignum for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced Aqualignum for Alchemy, a soundset that combines waterphone samples from the MachFive library Scattered Entity Vol. 1 with original Oud samples, an Arab string instrument especially multisampled for this library.

The mysterious and haunting tones of the waterphone meet the warm embracing string sounds of the orient. There will be approximately 50 – 60 patches making use roundabout 1.8 GB of samples, resynthesized sounds and electronic derivatives.

Multisampled string instruments, calm and dark drones, beautiful and fragile waterphone pads, ominous and evocative soundscapes, sequenced loops and some metallic mayhem will be patchified for this library.

Aqualignum features

  • Approximately 1.8 Gigabytes of samples (wav) and resynthesized files (.aaz)
  • Roundabout 50 – 60 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
  • Delivery: download – RAR-archive in multiple parts for better download handling.

The library is scheduled for release in the second half of June, 2014. It is available to pre-order now for 30 EUR (regular price will be 38 EUR). Requires the full version of Alchemy v1.55 and higher.

Customers who own a license for Scattered Entity Vol. 1 or the SoundPack Waterphonia can pre-order this library at a 40% discount, at 18 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Aqualignum for Alchemy

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Samplephonics Ethnic Folklore sample library released

Samplephonics Ethnic Folklore

Samplephonics has announced its Ethnic Folklore sample library containing a selection of beautifully played ethnic string loops and samples from instruments including a Dulcimer, Oud, Balalaika, Bouzouki and Guitar.

The sounds have been captured using a custom vintage Neumann U87 for utmost clarity and played by renowned musician Steven Byrd. A range of styles have been incorporated, ranging from traditional folk melodies to more gritty rock infused loops.

Perfect for film composers and sampling enthusiasts alike, the sounds can be used as full construction kits to build a track around, or individually chopped up and processed for more experimental sounds.

The sounds are available to download in 24 Bit wav format, 100% royalty free and ready to use in music, library or production tracks. Inject real class and flavour into your music with this exquisite collection of instrument loops and samples.

The sample library costs £29.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Ethnic Folklore

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