Big Fish Audio has released the Vintage Vibe sample library, a collection of multi-sampled instruments that captures the great retro sounds of classic Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Country, and Jazz tracks from the 1960s and 1970s.
The list of instruments ranges from rare, collectible, and even one-of-a-kind pieces to cheap knock-offs and banged-up stuff found in junkyards. Instruments weren’t included just because they were rare or expensive. Instead, they were chosen because they sounded cool, and had a unique character: a “vibe” that’s often absent from the “meticulously recorded, “pristine” sampled instruments of today.
The drum sets in VINTAGE VIBE are live and open: snares crack and ring and toms thunder, untamed by gates or compressors. Keyboards were sampled clean and through old amps, yielding sounds ranging from “classic” to “borderline psychotic” (see the Filthy Wurlitzer patch). Basses and guitars were set-up to replicate a variety of retro sounds and styles from many musical genres. And for good measure, we even included a psychedelic staple of the late 1960′s, the electric sitar.
The sound library is available for Kontakt Player 5 and as a ReFill, priced at $199.95 USD.
Nucleus SoundLab has announced a Spring Synthesis ReFill Bundle in collaboration with Sonic Elements, Tom Pritchard Sound Design and New Atlantis Audio.
Spring is finally here and the sounds of Reason synthesis are drifting through the air… And Nucleus SoundLab is back with another incredible Reason ReFill bundle! Regardless of your budget, the Spring Synthesis ReFill Bundle will energize and inspire your music for many seasons to come.
This time they’ve partnered with even more incredible ReFill developers – Sonic Elements, Tom Pritchard Sound Design and New Atlantis Audio – to create an extremely varied and balanced package of sounds.
For a minimum of $9.99 you’ll get four amazing synthesis ReFills that will supercharge Thor and Subtractor: Pantheon I, Pantheon III, ThorKit, and Subtractor Essentials.
Pay $49.99 or higher and you’ll complete the Pantheon trilogy as well as get three more amazing ReFills: Pantheon II, OB Resurrection, Healing Hands and Malstrom Essentials are all included. All told, the combined regular price of both ReFill tiers is over $280!
Don’t wait too long to check out the bundle – it is a limited-time offer, running until May 28th, 2013.
Soundcells has announced version 2 of PolysixRE, a ReFill featuring the sounds of the Polysix Rack Extension, now featuring 15 new combinator patches, 15 new Polysix patches and a re-worked folder structure.
The original Polysix, introduced in 1981, was a big success because of its warm sound character (as well as other features, of course) – and the same applies to the Polysix Rack Extension. Despite this synth`s quite simple architecture, the Polysix is capable of producing wonderful warm sounding pads, very responsive keys, but also super-dry and fat basses.
This Polysix-based ReFill is a proof of this, and it is pure fun to use the 85+ combinators. These combinators, based on 60 new Polysix patches (and a handful others for Reason´s own synths) are sitting extremly well in any mix. Using all the modularity Reason has to offer, this ReFill will please you with really nice retro but also many modern sounds. No matter your preference – the patches will always do a great job in your tracks.
Further the modwheel & the combinator buttons and knobs are carefully assigned to allow dramatic and effective changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially.
PolysixRE v2 features
87 combinator patches – from retro to modern.
60 Polysix patches containing the basic patches which were used to build combinators.
Carefully assigned modwheel & combinator button and knobs.