Grid Machine//River, is an innovative phrase player for Kontakt 5+. River comes with over 160 multi-sampled percussion instruments and provides users with an innovative new approach to the creation of percussion tracks and loops. 8 streams each playing a user-defined three-part phrase contribute to unique new and poly-rhythmic output.
Easy to use and creative River is a new approach to developing your own percussion and rhythmic output. Designed to have users up and running with whole new tracks within minutes and providing endless variations and possibilities with just a few mouse clicks River can be controlled and played using the included key-switch system.
Heavyocity Media has announced the release of AEON, a new collection of deeply-sampled melodic instruments, cutting-edge tonal loops, and epic one-shots for the modern composer.
Created by New York City’s premier sound design team, this virtual instrument collection combines orchestral, traditional, and ethnic instruments with analog and digital synths to add a truly unique sound and texture to any musical composition. The AEON Collection is available exclusively at the Heavyocity Media website.
As the successor to Heavyocity’s critically acclaimed “Evolve” series and “DAMAGE” percussion library, AEON was developed over the course of 18 months, by employing inventive recording, sound design, and synthesis techniques. The AEON Collection is comprised of two products, AEON Melodic and AEON Rhythmic. The instrument is based on 10,000+ samples meticulously recorded using state-of-the-art equipment, resulting in 27+ GB of source material (compressed to 13GB on disk).
AEON Melodic contains 315 multi-sampled playable instruments comprised of 130+ organic presets, 160+ synths and hybrid presets, and 39 signature AEON Hits. AEON Rhythmic provides 330+ beatsliced melodic loops that can be mixed and matched seamlessly to create complex layered melodic phrases. The included Single Loop presets offer detailed playback control for intuitive sound tweaking and re-composing.
AEON’s robust sound is complemented by an intuitive and easy to use interface, including advanced Trigger FXTM, the infamous Punish knob, and the new Twist knob. AEON Rhythmic’s Loop Mutator™ enables the user to sequence and re-compose loops in previously unimaginable ways. AEON Melodic’s Advanced Arpeggiator enables the user to quickly create motifs and build intricate rhythmic patterns.
As a Kontakt-powered instrument, AEON offers all relevant playback and sound shaping functionality through the free Kontakt 5 Player or full version.
The AEON Collection (AEON Melodic and AEON Rhythmic Bundle) is available to purchase for $399 USD. A two-week introductory offer is available to existing users of Heavyocity and Heavyocity/Native Instruments products (Evolve, Evolve Mutations, Evolve Mutations 2, Evolve Mutations Bundle, Damage, and Komplete Ultimate 8 or 9) for $349 USD.
AEON Melodic and AEON Rhytmic are available separately for $299 USD and $199 USD respectively.
Universal Sampling has announced the release of Euphoria, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Universal Sampling’s high quality, flexible, great sounding and easy to use virtual instrument: Euphoria.
Euphoria contains a massive amount of content – from percussive loops, to tonal arpeggiated loops, to heavy, bone-crushing impacts, reverses, deeply sampled organic and manipulated drum kits, and on.
The library is ideal for anyone writing for film, TV, games, trailers, etc. There is a huge amount of control right at one’s fingertips, with many of Kontakt’s fx available with just a mouse click or two. Dot your compositions – orchestral, hybrid, rock, ambient, whatever… or create entire original awesome works from scratch.
The sample library is available to purchase for $249 USD. Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher, full version.
The Loop Loft has announced the release of three new Maschine Kits, containing hand-selected samples from its most popular collections.
New Maschine Kits
Blues Drums Vol 1 – From the depths of the Mississippi Delta, to the shuffles of Texas, the Blues Drums Maschine kit is the most authentic set of samples for producing “real” blues drum grooves.
Doug Wamble Slide Guitar Collection – The Slide Guitar Maschine Kit features acclaimed guitarist, Doug Wamble (Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Branford Marsalis) performing a vaste range of traditional, soulful slide guitar playing, configured specifically for Maschine.
Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion – The Brazilian Percussion Maschine Kit features samples from drummer Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann). These authentic percussion samples are perfect for layering grooves in a wide variety of genres.
The Maschine Kits are available to purchase for $9 USD each.
Loopmasters has announced the release of Junkyard Percussion, a sample collection made with inanimate objects that are usually located in man’s secret hideaway “The Tool Shed”.
Going on the principle that “give a Musician a spanner he might undo a bolt”, “Give a him a toolbox he will fill his sampler” Junkyard Percussion produced exclusively for Loopmasters Midi Error contains quite literally a toolbox of percussion sounds and fx created using found sounds and unwitting objects whose original intended purpose involved Oil, Sweat, Screwing, whacking and probably a bit of foul language. Luckily Loopmasters has removed the hard labour and brings you an amazing collection of Audio Multi Tools ready to add creative organic sounds to your productions.
Featuring a staggering collection of Dome Rings, Glass Hits, Shakes, Splashes, swipes, Bells, Axel Hits, Garage Door Noises, Tank Slaps, Oil Drums, Rattles, Spanner drops, Metal and Wood sounds, Plates and Squeaks all meticulously sampled in 24Bit quality.
Added to the pack Midi Error has also created 100 inspirational rhythmic beats using the single sounds in tempos ranging from 90 to 175 BPM.