Soundiron has launched Iron Pack #4, a new micro-library which explores atmospheric children’s choral atmospheres and melodic tones.
Iron PackIron Pack 04 features eleven creative ambient and tonal synth pad instruments designed using English boy’s choir recordings. The main preset in the set is a beautiful acoustic choral sustain preset, featuring layered Ah (p) and OO (f) vowel sustains that we’ve hand selected from our famous Mercury Symphonic Boychoir library. We’ve included all of our favorite user controls in the Kontakt instruments, including the “Edge” knob for extreme shape transformations and the “Wind” convolution reverb selector, with 5 great halls/rooms and 5 creative FX impulses.
You’ll find regular unlocked nki presets for the full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, as well as universal open source SFZ presets, if you don’t own Kontakt. The SFZ presets can be used in the free Sforzando Player, as a plugin or stand-alone engine, just like Kontakt. It can also be used in the free Alchemy Player by Camel Audio! The SFZ presets offer great sound, control features and playability.
The Iron Pack is available for purchase for $2.99 USD until May 27th, 2014. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, or an SFZ 2.0 compatible engine.
More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack #4
Westgate Sounds has released Anomaly for Alchemy, a sound library for the Alchemy sample manipulation instrument by Camel Audio.
Anomaly for Alchemy features sounds pulled from Anomalies VII through XIX and packaged for Camel Audio Alchemy.
All sounds are single sampled stereo .WAV files with accompanying .SFZ files.
Anomaly for Alchemy features
- 250 presets for Camel Audio Alchemy with 8 remix variations each for a total of 2,000 variations (1.03 GB total content):
- Disturbances – 62 sounds, 211 MB with 63 presets.
- In the Darkness – 68 sounds, 237 MB with 69 presets.
- Lost Souls – 68 sounds, 225 MB with 69 presets.
- The Asylum – 48 sounds, 241 MB with 49 presets.
- Bonus: The Nightmare Factory – 50 sounds, 138 MB.
The library is available to purchase for $75 USD.
More information: Westgate Sounds / Anomaly for Alchemy
Bigcat Instruments has introduced City Piano, a free virtual grand piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The City Piano is a fully sampled Baldwin Baby Grand with 4 velocity layers and release samples.
It is free and public domain. Do anything you like with it.
The library is available to download in Kontakt 5 format. Additional formats without interface or light versions are also available (incl. SampleTank, SFZ, VST, Kontakt 3, samples).
Three derivative piano instruments are currently also available for Kontakt 5: Shoot the Piano, The Whisper, and Lo-Fi.
More information: Bigcat Instruments
DSK Music has announced that its DSK HQ Instruments are now available in more formats.
We have over 446 HQ instruments, in 7 differents formats:
- Reason NN-XT
- Giga (Sampler / Studio)
After making a small donation, you will have access to a huge collection of high quality instruments.
Donations helps to support DSK Music project!
More information: DSK Music
Sergio Frias has announced Nostalgic Piano, a virtual piano instrument.
Nostalgic Piano is sampled from a Steinway Model D grand piano, it has a great, deep, clear lush sound, and sounds amazingly great in the mix or at solo. It can be used for songwriting of classical music, or other styles from jazz to pop.
My goal was to make the smallest sample library in size, yet the best sound quality, realistic piano to use in your productions and in your favorite host.forget about huge libraries occupying huge amounts of gb in your pc, Nostalgic Piano is about 100 mb in space, providing amazing expressivness of 12 velocity layers and meticulously fine tuned, realistical sample loops points on each 264 samples…and best of all, a cheap price of only 10$.
Nostalgic Piano features
- SFZ format.
- 12 velocity layers.
- 264 samples 44.1kHz stereo.
- Realistic decay/sustain/release times.
- Meticulous sample loop points providing reduced sample library (yet still maintaining the same sound quality).
The Nostalgic Piano is available to purchase for $10 USD.
More information: Nostalgic Piano
Wave Alchemy has launched Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1, an exciting new collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building your own percussive ensembles.
Afro-Latin percussion Volume 1 offers an impressive collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building percussive ensembles to add excitement and rhythm to your drum tracks. Volume 1 focuses on ‘light’ Afro- Caribbean and Latin American percussion instruments including; multiple shakers, cabasa, guiro, claves, sticks, bells, wood blocks and many other percussive ‘toys’.
The library explores a wealth of different playing styles and rhythms which have been expertly played and recorded by world-class percussionist Ed Uribe and engineer Jeff Trueman from New York, USA. The result is a unique and highly useable collection of Afro -Latin percussion loops/samples which suit a wide range of musical styles; from house music and electronic genres, to film scores and media applications.
All loops and samples have been recorded with multiple high-end microphones via API 3124 and Avalon VT737SP pre-amps, with sound sources being mixed to perfection (post recording) to achieve finalized high-quality stereo loops and performances.
- 683 acoustic percussion loops and single hits (24-bit).
- 515 REX2 loops.
- 5 sampler patches/kits fro Battery, Kontakt, NN-XT and SFZ.
- 100% royalty-free.
The sample library costs £27.95 GBP.
More information: Wave Alchemy / Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1
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, Marco Scherer
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Beat has announced it has released two free Bass Station II sample packs in collaboration with Novation.
Novation and German Beat magazine are giving away two sample packs of the new Bass Station II among their Facebook fans.
The „Yin“ and „Yang“ pack consists of 400 MB sounds and loops each: bass sounds, lead sounds, FX, arps and drum kits tweeked by Marco Scherer for Novation.
Best of all: Both packs also contain the new REX compatible SFZ player and loop engine „Zampler/RX“ (VST & AU) based on the well known Dune synthesizer by Synapse Audio.
The sample packs are free to Novation and Beat Facebook fans.
More information: Beat (Facebook) / Novation (Facebook)