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Loopmasters releases Glimpse presents Found Sounds and Field Recordings

Loopmasters Glimpse Found Sounds and Field Recordings

Loopmasters has released Found Sounds and Field Recordings, a sample library by Glimpse.

Armed with his portable recorder Glimpse has been sucking up sound waves from around the world from his extensive tours and globetrotting trips. Packed with sonic delights from Mexico Airport, Sydney Zoo, Tokyo Market, Coffee machines, Ambient noise, Helicopters, Trains, Planes, Children, Cafes, Weather and more.

This truly unique sample package includes pre sidechained versions that are ready to drop straight into your tracks, along with pure unedited recordings for you to play with. Found Sounds and Filed Recordings is the perfect way to add natural organic sounds into your productions be it Minimal, Tech, Deep Techno or library sound tracks.

Found Sounds and Field Recordings features

  • 133 field recording samples (24bit), 551 MB content.
  • Includes 20 glitch and crackle, 20 human, 16 metal, 9 piano, 31 places, 7 room noise, 21 travel, and 9 weather samples.
  • 8 sampler patches for NN-XT, HALion, SFZ, Kontakt and EXS24.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Glimpse presents Found Sounds and Field Recordings

MaxSynths releases aPiano acoustic piano instrument for Kontakt

MaxSynths has announced that its aPiano, previously available in Wusikstation and Sfz format, is now also available for Kontakt users.

MaxSynths aPiano
MaxSynths aPiano acoustic piano instrument in Native Instruments Kontakt.

aPiano is an acoustic piano emulation with an “open, big and vibrant sound”. The goal was to create a good piano sound suitable for any style, with a realistic feeling, warm but incisive at the same time and very limited in size (in contraposition with the multi gigabytes piano libraries available on the market today).

On the technical side what makes aPiano something unique is that each single sample in this piano library has been modeled in a dedicated software following mathematical calculations. Every single sound has been generated into a computer but with the challenge to make it sound as something real. And according to what people says the goal has been succesfully reached!

The aPiano for Kontakt (requires version 4.2 or above) costs 19.90 EUR. A multiformat version is 24.90 EUR.

More information: MaxSynths / aPiano

Precisionsound releases EP-30 sample library

Precisionsound EP-30

Precisionsound has announced the release of EP-30, a “Vintage keyboard collection” series sample library featuring the sounds of the Roland EP-30 electric piano.

Roland released the first velocity sensitive electric piano in 1974, the EP-30. It was built in a sturdy road case with 4 preset sounds and a bass sound that could be blended with the others in the lowest octave. It had a vibrato with speed control that affected the volume, and a tone control. You could create some variation to the sound by pressing more than one preset button at a time. Today it’s quite rare to find.

If we where to describe the sound, “Pac Man piano” could be appropriate. EP-30 does not sound like a real piano, it sounds very Lo-Fi and cheesy, in a cool, retro way.

EP-30 features

  • The EP-30 sampled in full, every key and preset. The natural range of the Roland EP-30 is F0 to F5, and F0 to B1 for the Bass. The sample library has an extended range from C0 to C6 except the Bass which has been extended down only, to C0.
  • 263 WAV files (24bit quality).
  • 5 programs for Steinberg HALion, Logic EXS24, NI Kontakt v1-2.
  • 12 programs for NI Kontakt v3-5 (full version required).
  • 5 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit), 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.

The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (download) / $36 USD (DVD). All formats are included.

More information: Precisionsound / EP-30

Impact Soundworks launches Shreddage website + open-source SFZ format available

Impact Soundworks Shreddage

Impact Soundworks has launched its new Shreddage website, providing product information, video tutorials, audio demos, and user content for the Shreddage family of electric guitar and bass sample libraries.

The website was launched alongside new open-source, cross-platform versions of “Shreddage: Electric Rhythm Guitar” and “Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition” in the SFZ format.

Impact Soundworks, a joint venture between 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.”

“We’ve received so much great feedback from users of Shreddage, from composers, producers, and even rock guitarists; however, requiring the Kontakt software made it inaccessible for many who would have loved to use it,” said Aversa, designer of the libraries. “We’re thrilled to finally be offering our Shreddage instruments to all musicians, on any computer or operating system, with no barrier of entry.”

“Shreddage” and its expansion “Shreddage X” were originally released for Native Instruments Kontakt and contain over 2,000 recordings of a 6-string electric guitar recorded direct-in. The libraries contain all crucial articulations for rhythm playing, including powerchords, single notes, multiple palm mute variations, up to 8x round robins, legato slides, tremolo picking, vibrato, pinch squeals and more. “Shreddage Bass” takes a similar approach to the picked electric bass.

The open-source SFZ format can be loaded into most any sampling software, such as LinuxSampler (www.LinuxSampler.org), which itself is open-source, 32/64 bit and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Sample editor Baard Wolvik faithfully converted the Shreddage libraries to SFZ, maintaining virtually all features and functionality.

A copy of Peavey’s ReValver HPse virtual amp software is included with each copy of Shreddage, featuring custom presets and a discounted upgrade path to their flagship ReValver HP and ReValver MKIII.V products.

The sample libraries are available in the SFZ format at a discounted price of $49 USD. Existing users of the Kontakt version can crossgrade for free.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Shreddage

Beat Magazine launches Zampler sample workstation

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Beat Magazine has announced the release of its free Zampler instrument plugin for Windows and Mac, developed in collaboration with Synapse Audio.

With the “Zampler” Beat brings a professional sample Workstation for Windows and OS X on the market that can easily compete with the major players in the industry in terms of sound and features.

Beat Magazine / Synapse Audio Zampler
Beat Magazine’s Zampler sample workstation plug-in developed by Synapse Audio.

Zampler features

  • Sample oscillators with SFZ support.
  • Multimode filter.
  • three lfos.
  • three ADSR envelopes.
  • Complex modulation matrix.
  • Step sequencer.
  • Effect section with overdrive, equalizer, phaser, chorus, delay and reverb.
  • Free demo soundbank.
  • Additional soundsets available on the Beat magazine DVDs.

Zampler is available to download for Windows and Mac (32-bit VST/AU) at no cost.

More information: Zampler

Free Mini Analogue Collection sample pack from Bedroom Producers Blog

Bedroom Producers Blog has released the BPB Mini Analogue Collection, a free sample library featuring the sounds of some analogue synths.

I’m very happy to release BPB Mini Analogue Collection, a free sample pack featuring the sounds from several analogue synthesizers I used to own.

While I was on a lookout for a working C64 (in order to start working on part 3 of Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions), I figured I could make a nice sample pack with some of the old samples I kept on my computer. I added some new sounds from Poly-61m and Poly-800 which I got recently, and BPB Mini Analogue Collection is the result.

BPB Mini Analogue Collection features

  • Includes sounds from the Korg Delta, Korg Poly-61m, Korg Poly-800, Solton Project-100, and Lell UDS.
  • 254 WAV samples (16-bit quality).
  • 9 multisampled instrument patches (SFZ + Kontakt 5).
  • 125 drum samples.
  • 2 Kontakt 5 Multi Racks.
  • 118 MB content (96 MB download size).

The sample pack is a free download at BPB.

More information: Bedroom Producers Blog / Mini Analogue Collection

Prodyon introduces Votox Kontakt sample library + Group Buy

Prodyon Votox

Prodyon has introduced Votox, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

VOTOX consists of over 250 categorized otherworldly sounds and weights over 2GB. It comes as a multiformat download including KONTAKT 4 (NKI) Instruments, SF2 Source Soundfonts + Bonus Files as well as optional SFZ Instruments. The total download size is around 4 gigabyte.

VOTOX is ideal for those looking for interesting synthetic textures, ambient sounds and hard-to-define instruments for movie scoring.

The relaunch of Prodyon is celebrated with a group buy. At its maximum level participants can get Votox, Enchoir, Polypitch, and music tracks at $35 USD. The group buy is available until April 15th, 2012.

More information: Prodyon / Votox

Mildon Studios releases Provoc Grader + Lite Piano Free SFZ

Mildon Studios has released Provoc Grader, a compressor effect plug-in designed for vocals.

Mildon Studios Provoc Grader

Provoc Grader is a special compressor designed for vocals. It allows you to preserve as much natural dynamics as possible by letting you apply compression only to relevant frequencies if desired. This is done with an easy-to-use Range Selector which can be dragged vertically to adjust the width, or horizontally to adjust the position.

It has volume controls for Selected and Unselected bands, Input and Output level controls, and a Dry Gain control for matching the volume of the raw vocals to the processed output for on/off comparison.

Provoc Grader for Windows (VST) is available for the introductory price of $20 USD (regular $29 USD).

Mildon Studios has also released its Lite Piano Free SFZ instrument that you can play using any SFZ player.

It features an expressive set of high-quality 16-bit samples compressed to OGG format (only 18MB). It’s really tiny, but still sounds awesome. Optionally, for the price of a ‘tall’ Starbucks Frappe ($3) you can buy the full-quality WAV set (95MB). We assure you that the coffee money will be used only for the greater good. How about a cup eh?

More information: Mildon Studios