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Soundiron releases Iron Pack 01 for Kontakt

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Soundiron Iron Pack 01

Soundiron has released Iron Pack 01, the first in a new micro-library series.

These small yet complete instruments are designed to be affordable and accessible to everyone. We’ll be releasing new Iron Packs regularly, but each one will only be available for a very limited time, exclusively at soundiron.com. This first edition explores manipulated and atmospheric piano sounds, with a dozen excellent presets – all for under $2!

Iron Pack 01 features ten creative sustained and tuned percussion presets that we hand-crafted by heavily manipulating and warping acoustic grand piano sounds. These sounds are perfect for orchestration and sound design. We’ve also included an ultra-low memory acoustic grand piano patch drawn from our famed Emotional Piano. It gives you just a tiny, yet absolutely playable preview of that classic grand piano library.

We include standard open format presets for the full retail version of Kontakt 4 or later, as well as universal open source SFZ presets, for users who don’t own the full version of Kontakt yet. The SFZ presets can be used in the free Sforzando Player by Plogue, as a VST, AU, RTAS, AAX and stand-alone engine, just like Kontakt. It can also be used in the free Alchemy Player by Camel Audio! The SFZ presets offer many of the same core control features and playability, in a basic easy-to-use interface, with equally excellent sound quality.

Iron Pack 01 is available for purchase for $1.99 USD, until May 1st, 2014.

More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack 01

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SampleTekk releases The Vertikal MkII upright piano for Kontakt

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SampleTekk has announced the release of The Vertikal MkII, a virtual upright piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SampleTekk The Vertikal MkII

The Vertikal is a upright piano recorded and designed to do the job when you need that little extra “umpf” in your songs. It can be rock, blues, jazz, gospel or anything that needs the extra attitude. Shortly, when you need something not that “grand”.

In the MkII you’ll get two microphone perspectives that you can use one by one, of mix to taste!
We also added hammerback and pedalnoise samples.

Then we added our True Resonance feature and used Kontakts scripting facilities to make Real Time/True Pedaling, Sympathetic Resonance and some other nifty features.

The Vertikal MkII features

  • 16 velocity levels.
  • Over 3,900 samples (24-bit/44.1kHz stereo).
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise, Sympathetic Resonance and True Resonance.
  • Two microphone perspectives.

The library is available for the introductory price of $49 USD (MSRP $99 USD). Requires Kontakt 4 or higher, full version.

More information: SampleTekk / The Vertikal MkII

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SampleTekk releases Black Grand MkII

SampleTekk Black Grand MkII

SampleTekk has released Black Grand MkII, a Steinway D piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Since the samplers has been become more advanced and the Black Grand still are one of our most popular pianos, we decided to bring it up to date and add some functions in the line of the original ideas.
In the MkII all microphone perspectives are included so you can use them one by one, of mix to taste!
We also added hammerback and pedalnoise samples.
Then we added our True Resonance feature and used Kontakts scripting facilities to make Real Time/True Pedaling, Sympathetic Resonance and some other nifty features, and, Voila: The Black Grand MkII

Black Grand MkII features

  • 16 velocity levels.
  • More then 5300 samples.
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise.
  • Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and True Resonance.
  • Three microphone perspectives.
  • 24 bit 44.1 stereo samples.

The Black Grand MkII is available for the introductory price of $79 USD (regular $199 USD).

More information: SampleTekk / Black Grand MkII

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K-Sounds releases Epic Grand for Korg Kronos and Kronos X

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K-Sounds Epic Grand

K-Sounds has announced the release of Epic Grand for the Korg Kronos and Kronos X, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand was designed with quality in mind. The samples were recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Kronos-compatible specifications for the final product. A close mic position was used, creating an up-front, studio sound. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.

Epic Grand offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. All samples are unlooped, lasting up to twenty seconds.

Epic Grand’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when notes are played with the damper pedal down. Sampling the actual resonance of a real piano provides authenticity that surpasses digital effects and convolution. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing it to respond to the sustain pedal in real time. Users can adjust its volume or disable it altogether.

In addition to a variety of programs, five layer / split combinations are provided. Each one blends the piano with multiple instruments that can be independently activated and disabled during a performance. A keyboardist could begin by playing solo piano, add strings, add electric piano, and then return to solo piano – all without causing a break in the sound! Taking this concept further, additional combinations focused on solo piano allow users to independently add or subtract damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noises, and damper noises.

Epic Grand is designed to be incredibly playable. It was constantly played during its development to ensure that it responds dynamically and musically.

Epic Grand features

  • Close-miked, unlooped samples up to 20 seconds long.
  • Eight sampled dynamic layers.
  • True sampled damper resonance with real-time sustain pedal response.
  • Release resonance samples.
  • Hammer noise samples.
  • Damper noise samples triggered by the sustain pedal.
  • Big “studio” sound with modest system requirements.
  • Wide stereo image.
  • Mono-compatible.
  • Custom programs and combinations provided.
  • Designed to be incredibly playable.

Epic Grand is available for purchase for $125 USD.

More information: K-Sounds / Epic Grand

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Bigcat Instruments releases D. Smolken’s Double Bass, Saxophone Collection, Flame Studios Guitars & more

Bigcat Instruments has released some more free virtual instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

D. Smolken's Double Bass

New at Bigcat Instruments

  • D. Smolken’s Double Bass – It has Arco samples up and down in 5 velocity layers and sampled roughly every third note. Also there are Pizzicato samples in 3 velocity layers and again roughly every third note but with 4 round robins and instrument sound effects for both arco and pizzicato.
  • Saxophone Collection – Various sax instruments from public domain and creative commons samples. The showpiece of this collection are the Iowa Saxophones sampled by University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios. These Saxophones are fully sampled in 3 velocity layers with 375 samples all told.
  • Flame Studios Guitars – Nine Flame Studios Instruments for Kontakt. 5 guitars, 3 basses and a banjo. These were originally Giga format.
  • A Pad – Name any wav file “A Pad.wav” and drop it into the A Pad directory replacing the public domain demo sound from OLPC. Kick up the A Pad Kontakt instrument and there is your new pad with fiddley EQ, Reverb and Envelope Knobs on.
  • Clean City Piano – Jeff from Critical Vibrations ran the City Piano samples through a de-noise filter and removed a 60-cycle hum. He also made it available for Ableton.

The Kontakt libraries are free to download at Bigcat Instruments.

More information: Bigcat Instruments

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Diginoiz launches Piano Themes sample pack

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Diginoiz Piano Themes

Diginoiz has launched Piano Themes, a collection of 127 piano loops.

The most important in modern Pop/R&B music is definitely the melody! All radio smash hits and the most popular songs are based on great catchy melodies. If You play it using Piano sounds, You will be on the best way to achieving success!

‘Diginoiz Piano Themes’ contains radio ready, extremely melodic Piano loops taken from previous Diginoiz sample packs. All samples were made with attention to detail, only on hardware, to get best possible sound!

127 Piano Loops, 1,04 Gb multiformat material, all key & tempo labeled. What more can we say! Now everything is in Your hands! Good Luck!

The pack is available for 22 EUR.

More information: Diginoiz

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Soniccouture launches The Attic instrument bundle for Kontakt

Soniccouture has released The Attic, a bundle of 10 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soniccouture The Attic

The Attic : a project to document and sample interesting, characterful instruments that may not always be the obvious choice when we think of classics.

Instruments which, when added to a track, instantly add some special magic, even if it is due to the fact that it sounds a bit cheap or quirky.

We asked around some friendly producers: Neil Davidge, Adrian Utley and Liam Howe were all happy to open up their attics to us, and the resulting collection is a fascinating journey into the corners early analogue synthesis, offering a huge palette of sounds to reach into when you need colour, character and exuberance.

The Attic features

  • 10 Unique Instruments: Roland RS202 String Machine, Korg LP10 Analog Piano, Suzuki Omnichord, Jennings Univox, Minikorg 700s, Hammond Solovox, Synthi AKS, Roland SH2000, Godwin String Concert, Philips Philicorda
  • Authentic Analogue Sample modelling.
  • Over 350 Presets.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.
  • 7.8 GB Core Library.

The Attic is available for purchase for $149 USD / £119 GBP / 129 EUR. Until May 2nd, 2014, you can use coupon code URR3K3Y to get $30 USD / 20 EUR off.

More information: Soniccouture / The Attic

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