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Audiority releases Abstract Textures SFZ Edition

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Audiority Abstract Textures SFZ

Audiority has announced the release of Abstract Textures, a new library for both modern music composition and sound design.

Abstract Textures is a collection of unique sound sources created by processing sounds captured from both real and digital worlds. These sounds are specifically designed to fit both modern music composition and sound design.

All sounds were recorded, edited and processed at higher sample rate (96KHz / 24bit) and delivered in 44.1KHz / 24bit. This library provides 30 Core Instruments and 240 Variation Instruments for a total of 270 SFZ Instruments ready to be used. SFZ open format allows you to use this library in a wide range of sample players (both free and commercial) like Alchemy, Sforzando, LinuxSampler and so on.

Abstract Textures SFZ Edition features

  • 270 SFZ Instruments.
  • 270 samples (.WAV – 44.1KHz / 24 bit stereo).
  • Very long files for Variations (up to 7.40 minutes).
  • Core Samples with embedded loops.
  • Variation samples rendered for continuous looping.
  • 9.68GB Installed.
  • Core Samples Metadata in XLS, CSV and TXT file formats.

The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 14 EUR until July 15th, 2013 (regular 19 EUR).

More information: Audiority / Abstract Textures

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Impact Soundworks Bundle 50% off at VST Buzz

VST Buzz Impact Soundworks Bundle

VST Buzz has launched a deal for the Impact Soundworks Bundle, offering the sample library collection comprising Shreddage and Shreddage Bass at a 50% discount for a limited time.

Shreddage was designed to be the most realistic and flexible electric guitar sound for rock and metal. Combined with its expansion Shreddage X, you get a full range of articulations from palm and aggressive mutes to powerchords, vibrato, harmonics, pinch squeals, pick scrapes, neck slides, portamento slides, chordstops, and much more

Shreddage Bass is a pure, powerful bass guitar library suitable for floor-crumbling, core-shaking and mammoth riding. Features a killer, flexible DI tone straight from a Music Man Sterling that is perfect for rock and metal, as well as jazz, disco, electronica or even pop.

Both libraries come in SFZ format (compatible with the free Sforzando player by Plogue), as well as Kontakt (full version required). The bundle includes the cross-platform ReValver HPse virtual amp plugin by Peavey, complete with custom Shreddage presets; plus, all HPse users get discounted upgrades to ReValver HP and MKIII.V!

The Impact Soundworks Bundle is available from VST Buzz for $58 USD until July 9th, 2013 (regular $118 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

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Sonic Mechnics releases Trap Power Presets

Sonic Mechanics Trap Power Presets

Sonic Mechnics has introduced Trap Power Presets, a sample library for Trap music production.

Sonically crafted to work with all major samplers Trap Power presets distributes the heavy sub end and sparkling highs that are needed in this cutting edge genre.

A violent mix of electro synths and southern 808 flavours Trap is the new variety on the block that can’t be stopped. Smashing apart the mainstream scene there’s a huge demand for the sounds that will make you stand out in this new landscape.

Fit to burst with different flavours Trap power presets includes 808 sub power, fierce stabs and sharp synth selections. The pack comes in a multitude of different formats including Native Instruments Massive, The 60 massive presets feature Macro controls which enable the user to alter the sounds effects with ease and even transform the sound into a new alternate version. With 60 presets and 60 alternate synth settings the Kontakt, Exs24, HALion and SF2 presets consist of a combined 120 presets to substantially swell your sonic arsenal!

The sample library costs £14.95 GBP.

More information: Sonic Mechanics / Trap Power Presets

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Impact Soundworks launches new Shreddage website and Universal Promotion

Shreddage

Impact Soundworks has announced a new website for its Shreddage brand of critically-acclaimed guitar & bass virtual instruments.

With a clean, incredibly readable design, the site features comprehensive information, audio & video demos, and a one-stop shop for all Shreddage products including the flagship Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar and Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition.

Impact Soundworks, a joint venture between award-winning composers Andrew Aversa and Wilbert Roget, II, was founded in 2007 with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries that are “designed with composers in mind.”

The new www.shreddage.com also features several universal discounts, including a bundle deal for Shreddage 2 and Shreddage Bass, as well as an instant 25% discount for ALL customers who share the site through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Shreddage 2 has received universal praise from publications like Computer Music and composers all around the world for its realism, flexibility, and ease-of-use. The instrument, powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, offers a deeply-sampled 7-string electric guitar ideal for rock & metal music. To help users achieve the perfect guitar tone, Impact Soundworks and Peavey Electronics have partnered to include a free copy of the ReValver HPse™ amp simulator plugin with each copy of Shreddage.

“We’re thrilled to launch the new Shreddage.com as we prepare to release a free Shreddage II update for all users,” said Andrew Aversa, lead developer. “Our goal is to make these instruments as accessible as possible, not just in design but in price as well. With the new site and discount options, any musician can enjoy our samples and add realistic guitars & basses to their music.”

Shreddage libraries are available starting at $59 USD for Kontakt and SFZ formats, before the instant 25% discount available for all customers.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Shreddage

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Detunized releases Piano sound library for Live & Universal

Detunized Piano

Detunized has announced the release of “Piano”, an Upright Piano in a small venue.

Detunized Piano translates the spirit of a pretty old and battered Upright Piano into digital realms. Hosted in a small venue right beside an auto shop this particular Piano has undergone numerous Jazz and Blues sessions throughout the decades.

The Live Pack delivers the multi-sampled and velocity-layered Piano with separately adjustable sustain and release levels plus 7 additional instruments that push the classic piano sound far beyond the original.

Piano for Live features

  • Ableton Live Pack, compatible with Live 8/9.
  • 8 Ableton Instrument Racks (121 samples, 24 Bit/44.1 kHz)
    • Arper adds some heavenly arpeggios.
    • Damped sounds like a huge piano behind a wall.
    • Looped introduces random patterns during performance.
    • Morph combines formant-shifting with interesting side-noises.
    • Piano is the pure velocity-layered piano sound.
    • Peak brings in the taste of a prepared piano.
    • Remember 2133 can be tweaked from Grand to Honky Tonk.
    • Synth is a polyphonic stereo synthesizer.
  • 240 MB Sample content.

The Piano for Ableton costs 9 EUR.

Detunized Piano in Universal Format contains the velocity-layered sustain samples plus release sounds in separate patches.

Both patches can be combined in numerous software samplers like Kontakt, NN-XT, EXS 24, Halion, DirectWave, Dimension as well as each other software sampler that reads Cakewalk SFZ files.

Piano Universal features

  • 2 pre-configured Instrument Patches.
  • SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP files included.
  • 119 samples, 24Bit/44.1 kHz.
  • 233 MB Sample content.

The Universal format Piano library is also 9 EUR.

More information: Detunized

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Mildon Studios releases Performer EPiano SFZ library

Mildon Studios Performer EPiano SFZ

Mildon Studios has announced the release of Performer EPiano, an electronic piano sample library.

Performer EPiano is a meticulously crafted virtual instrument that has a perfect blend of brilliance and body, much sought-after in today’s music styles. Performer was synthesized in a way that emulates the dynamics of an acoustic piano, giving it a more natural flow, and making it a lot of fun to play.

Performer EPiano comes as an SFZ instrument, so you can play it using any free SFZ player. We recommend sfz player or Alchemy player.

The library costs $9 USD.

More information: Mildon Studios / Performer EPiano

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Detunized introduces Universal Formats

Detunized has announced it is now offering Universal Formats of its sound libraries.

This new category offers sound libraries in several open formats that are easily accessible by numerous audio workstations and software samplers like Reason, Dimension, Kontakt, Halion, Alchemy, Directwave and many others. Each release contains either pure WAV files or preprogrammed patches that comply with the standards of SFZ, SXT, NKI, FXP and EXS formats.

Detunized Universal Formats

Currently the following sound libraries are available in these formats:

  • DTG012 – Forstrasse No. 8 (wav) – Field Recodings
  • DTG027 – Just Water (wav) – Field Recodings
  • DTG029 – Infinite (wav) – Textures
  • DTG035 – City Traffic (wav) – Field Recodings
  • DTG037 – Chropolis (sfz, nki, sxt, exs, fxp) – Hybrid Synthesizers
  • DTG043 – Vox Populi 2 (sfz, nki, sxt, exs, fxp) – Analog Synthesizers
  • DTG045 – Polite 800 (sfz, nki, sxt, exs, fxp) – Hybrid Synthesizers
  • DTG047 – Computer Noises (wav) – Field Recodings

Universal Formats will be expanded weekly with further releases of analog and digital synthesizers, field recordings, pianos, textures, keys and more.

More information: Detunized / Universal Formats

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SKYLIFE releases SampleRobot Single-X for OS X & updates SampleRobot products to v4.51

SKYLIFE has announced the release of SampleRobot Single-X for Mac OS X.

With SampleRobot Single-X musicians and sound designers can create professional sample sets and transfer their instruments easily to the digital domain. One can also turn virtual instruments into multi-samples for hardware sample players and workstations.

SampleRobot Single-X offers a lot of sophisticated sampling and auto-loop features from his award-winning brother SampleRobot Pro. Single-X stands for „Single Export Format“ and is appropriate if using mostly one sampler type and therefore only one export format is needed.

These different export format options are available: Wave, Kontakt and Reason, Alchemy, Soundfont 2, Blofeld, HALion, WusikStation, SFZ / Dimension

For precise audio loop editing and advanced auto processing SampleRobot Single-X can be combined with SKYLIFE WaveRobot as an upgrade.

SampleRobot Single-X
SampleRobot Single-X now includes installers for Apple OS X (Mountain Lion, Lion & Snow Leopard) as well as Microsoft Windows (8, 7, Vista & XP).

Changes in SampleRobot 4.51

  • New SKYLIFE server connection for registration and online content.
  • Mac: New installers for OS X fully compatible with OS 10.8, including a new framework with many optimizations and speed advantages, streamlined recording processes and path architecture, combined with enhanced support for various audio interfaces.
  • PC: Enhanced support for Windows 8 including a new virtual interface. SampleRobot can be connected to the SKYLIFE SampleRobot Instrument Host which will be released shortly. In conjunction with the SKYLIFE SampleRobot Virtual Cable this virtual interface has the ability to sample virtual instruments and all audio streams that play on the same computer like web radio, music streams and other media data (abiding by relevant copyright laws and license agreements).
    SKYLIFE SampleRobot Virtual Cable + Instrument Host is a discrete product that can be used in conjunction with SampleRobot as well as independently with other applications. The download will be available soon on the SKYLIFE STORE.

SampleRobot Single-X for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP. A bundle with WaveRobot costs $129 USD / 99 EUR / £85 GBP.

More information: SKYLIFE / SampleRobot Single-X

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