Function Loops has released Vocals Only Vol 3, a sample pack featuring a collection of vocal samples from previous Function Loops packs.
“Vocals Only 3″ a follow up to the popular, special Vocals bundle series from Function Loops. Delivering 1.2GB of Only Vocal parts from various best-selling vocal packs released in 2014. Featuring couple of different vocalists and covering wide range of genres, this discounted bundle is one not to be missed.
A massive collection of 343 files in total, including Acapellas, Vocal Loops and One-Shots only, plus the MIDI files , so you can use them to get the exact notes and re-create the melodies or build your own ideas. All Keys and BPMs are listed and each Vocal Loop and Acapella comes in dry and wet versions for maximum freedom while producing.
The sample pack is available for purchase for $29.90 USD.
More information: Function Loops / Vocals Only Vol 3
Wobblophones has announced its Summer Sale, offering up to 50% discount on its sample libraries for Kontakt and Live.
The summer heat is on and it’s melting our prices! A good moment to refresh your sample collection and still have money left for summer cocktails!
Can’t choose between Kontakt or Live? We have the new ‘better together’ deal. Get the Kontakt and Live versions of our products together for an exceptionally low price.
After adding a Live or Kontakt version to your order, you will be shown the ‘Better Together’ option in you shopping cart.
Wobblophones Summer Sale
- Tunelle 30% off: $62.30 / €52.50 / £45.50.
(Regular: $89.00 / €75.00 / £65.00)
- PriZm 40% off: $27.00 / €23.40 / £18.00
(Regular: $45.00 / €39.00 / £30.00)
- Blue Triangle 50% off: $7.50 / €6.25 / £5.00
(Regular: $15.00 / €12.50 / £10.00)
- PriZm + Blue Triangle bundle 40% off: $30.00 / €27.00 / £21.00
(Regular: $50.00 / €45.00 / £35.00)
The sale ends July 31st, 2014.
More information: Wobblophones
Homegrown Sounds has released Starburst IR, a collection of 110 pads for Izotope IRIS using the Starburst Sample Collection as building blocks.
Instruments are constructed using 1-3 Samples and take full advantage of the Spectral Features of IRIS and most have Aftertouch assigned to the Filter Cutoff. The intention was to provide musically useful Pads full of texture and movement.
All 110 WAVs that form the Starburst Sample collection are also available to explore when creating your own instruments. The Starburst Samples were designed using an Access Virus TI Synthesizer.
The sound library is available for the introductory price of $18 USD until August 4th, 2014 (regular $25 USD).
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Starburst IR
Hephaestus has released Steinway Grand 2, a free compact piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This is the 2nd version of our Steinway piano. It uses the same samples of the 1st version, but we’ve fixed a lot of sound issues and increased the sound quality. If you want to try it…please, it’s FREE!
Steinway Grand 2 features
- 44.1KHz 16-bit Stereo sample resolution.
- Looped samples.
- 3-band EQ to adjust the sound.
- IR Reverb knob (new).
- Key-off switch to enable/disable the key-off noise.
- Fixed the bad flanger effect when pressing the sustain pedal (new).
- Totally redesigned the script that controls the sustain pedal behaviour (new).
- Harmonics / Resonance effects with IR (new).
- Some notes have been retuned and adjusted EQ dynamics (new).
- 48 MB size.
- Kontakt 5.2 or newer required (Kontakt Player not supported).
The library is a free download.
More information: Hephaestus
Loopmasters has launched EDM Hooks and Drops, a new sample pack from Dan Larsson.
EDM Hooks and Drops features 10 ready to arrange build up and drop kits loaded with inspiring hooks, powerful drums and huge layered synths and SFX for dance producers worldwide.
This huge 1Gb collection contains all the inspiring elements needed to create full EDM productions including catchy melodic riffs played by driven multi layered synths, powerful side chained drop synths, 10 build-up kits with loop stems of each element for maximum flexibility both in 4 and 8 bars versions. The drum loops also feature separate stem loops of kick, tops and percussion adding to the flexibility.
Producers should also expect to find multi sampled instruments for creating your own Big Room drops and hooks, crisp punchy drum shots and all the MIDI data for the Hooks and Drop Kits allowing you to fully customize the sound and melody.
The pack costs £29.95 GBP. It is currently available at a 25% discount as part of Loopmasters’ Summer Sale.
More information: Loopmasters / EDM Hooks and Drops
Virharmonic has launched Czech Boys Choir, a new choral library for UVI Workstation.
The extremely flexible, emotion packed and inspirational boys choir is here! Angelic Soloist, gentle Trebles and of course amazingly youthful and powerful Young Men all in one complete package.
Czech Boys Choir features
- Over 18 GB in uncompressed samples, compressed size is just over 10GB.
- Over 22 000 unique samples.
- Dynamic range: Smooth crossfade from pp < ff for Groups Performance dynamic for Soloist.
- True Round Robin for each Vowel and Consonant.
- Three powerful parts: Soloist, Trebles and Young Men.
- Performable articulations: Sustains, Staccatos, Marcatos, Legato.
- Large Chromatically Sampled Ranges: Soloist: B3-F#5, Trebles: A3-A5, Young Men: F2-A4.
- All Samples are 48Khz 24bit – Original recording sessions were captured at 192Khz 24bit.
The library is available for the introductory price of $249 USD (RRP $299 USD).
More information: Virharmonic / Czech Boys Choir
Binary Music has announced the release of Energy Bow Guitar, an expressive sample instrument of an E-Bowed guitar.
The Energy Bow Guitar library is an expressive Kontakt instrument made from recordings of a Fender American Standard Strat played with an E‑Bow. Sampled chromatically from a drop tuned D2 to A5. We fitted a Seymour Duncan Little ’59 humbucker for extra sustain and everything was recorded cleanly through an Inward Connections Vac Rac 4000 pre-amp.
Energy Bow Guitar features
- Chromatically sampled.
- Clean samples with three round-robins per note.
- ‘Character’ samples with three round-robins. These are still non-distorted samples, but feature the bow occasionally touching the strings and other performance blips and can be selected by a key switch.
- Harmonic samples with three round-robins. The modulation wheel can be used to crossfade into them.
- Release samples.
- Tempo syncable LFOs for vibrato and tremolo.
- Sample start offset to enable faster phrases.
- All samples were recorded in 24 bit at 44.1kHz.
Energy Bow Guitar for Kontakt is available for purchase for £17 GBP/21 EUR/$23 USD including VAT in the EU.
More information: Binary Music
Loopmasters has launched Blow the Spots, a new Raw Cutz series sample pack by iLL Spark.
Blow the Spots from iLL Spark is a fresh and original uplifting sample collection including jazzy horns, inspirational hits, flutes, rhodes fx, soulful tones, diva vocal fx, vibes, sax and guitars.
For punchy uplifting producers this is a great collection of inspirational moments, melodies and madness.
Blow the Spots features
- 248MB content, 312 samples in total.
- includes 10 hip hop breaks, 261 raw sounds, 18 kick drums, 15 snare drums, 8 hi hat and percussion samples, 10 REX loops.
The pack is available at Loopmasters for £9.95 GBP.
More information: Raw Cutz / Blow the Spots