Bigcat Instruments has released some more free virtual instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
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.
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Organic Loops has launched Real Brass Vol. 1, a collection of real brass instrument loops and scores.
Having played on sessions for Ian Livingstone for some years, trumpeter Hugh Davies started offering the same virtual session service to anyone who needed it under the auspices of Realbrass in March 2011. Since then Realbrass has gone on to provide brass and horn sections on many tracks covering all kinds of media from internet advertising campaigns such as British Airways to major brand TV advertisements such as Mars via independent producers/DJ dance tracks and theatrical productions.
The Collection comes with packed with over 1 GB of material featuring 90 – 126 BPM loops including 60 different arrangements with separate stems of Saxophone, Trumpets and Trombone sorted into accompanying Riff arrangements and Pad (chord) arrangements, both types available in two separate keys allowing complete flexibility when mixing and arranging.
Expect to hear Funky Disco Riffs, Powerful Orchestral Swells, Tight Syncopated Ensembles and Modern Day Fanfares. Real Brass Vol1 also comes complete with a Multi Track MIDI file and all the Scores in a PDF for even more flexibility.
Frontline Producer has launched Vintage Horns, a collection of brass loops and patches, straight from the dance floor and ‘tune ready’ for producers worldwide.
They locked up some of the best sax players in the world and spent enormous amounts of time fiddling with mics, pre amps and compressors so that you don’t have to, and then pressing the big red record button to bring you this beauty.
What we’ve ended up with is a fine collection of Tenor, Alto and Baritone sax; great for layering sections, busting out counter melodies or simply bashing the odd line in!
Once more we have worked hard to bring you this Funktastic fusion of inspiration, perspiration and the best recording kit money can buy, to kick you into creative mode. If you’re looking to get funky then this pack is certainly for you.
Vintage Horns features
444 MB content, 24-bit quality.
203 Tennor Sax Loops.
95 Alto Sax Loops.
2 Alto Sax Multis.
2 Baritone Sax Multis.
2 Tenor Sax Multis.
298 Rex2 Loops.
6 Soft Sampler Patches for NNXT, Halion, SFZ, Kontakt & EXS24.
Apple Loops, Reason 5+ Refill & Ableton Live 8.3.3+ available to purchase separately.
Producer Pack has announced the release of Andy Sax House Hooks, a selection of sax hooks and riffs designed specifically for the house producer in mind.
AndySax is one of the UK’s most entertaining and sought after saxophonists. He has worked with many well-known artists and has excited crowds all over the world.
AndySax had a great 2010 playing for Plan B upon the release of his hugely successful album, ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’ and has played at a variety of venues and festivals including Glastonbury, Royal Festival Hall, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Camden’s Roundhouse. He has also played on a number of TV shows including Later Live with Jools Holland and Alan Carr’s ‘Chatty Man’.
Andy Sax House Hooks features
133 MB content, in 24bit WAV & Apple Loops format.
3 folders representing 3 different moods/feels
Miami Hooks – C minor – 126BPM
Soho Sax Hooks – C# minor (or Db minor, same thing) – 126 BPM
Floor Filla – D minor – 129 BPM
Keys & BPM’s for tracks.
Andy Sax House Hooks is available to purchase for £19.95 USD.
Ueberschall has introduced Bass Saxophone, a new Elastik Soundbank featuring 140 sax loops.
Everybody who thought the classic „buab“ by Tower of Power´s baritonesax sounds deep should listen now to these loops. That´s really new: so soulful and melodic, almost a half octave lower are these new Bass Sax loops, played in a contemporary groovestyle. Played by Multisaxman David Milzow on an extraordinary HighClass- Instrument of the Keilwerth company, these samples show the really new possibilities of this “beast”, think of “Barry White goes Sax”.
The saxophone for this production was recorded with premium-class microphones and high-end analog/digital converters. All Licks in this library are available as dry versions, without any additional e.q.- , compressor- or reverb effects.
Embertone has introduced Sensual Saxophone, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Sometimes you just want to put it in your mouth and blow. But when a reed gets worn or your arms get heavy, your sensual nature can outlast even the swankest saxophone. What’s a swinging lover like you to do?
Enter Sensual Saxophone – the digital solution to sax saturation. Tease the sound at the start for a caress of the ear, and then blow a long note that busts below the belt. With the sentimental setting of sensual sax, you’ll always have the right accompaniment for an evening that echoes with pleasure.
Sensual Saxophone features
True sensual legato, true straight legato.
Neighbor borrowing round robin option.
Custom, genius Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
Custom, genius design by Jim Kennedy.
700+ recorded samples.
262 MB installed.
The sample library costs $20 USD. Requires Kontakt 4.2 or higher (full version).