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Samplephonics launches Percussion Bundle – Save 60%

Samplephonics has announced the Percussion Bundle, a collection of 7 percussion sample packs at a 60% discount.

Samplephonics Percussion Bundle

We’ve hand picked some of our finest percussion sample libraries, bundled them all together and knocked a great big 60% off the total price! Choose from 24 Bit Wav, Apple Loops or Rex2 format downloads. Like the age old saying goes – ‘You can never have enough percussion loops!’

This comprehensive collection of percussion sample packs contains full versions of our Afro-Tropical Percussion, Brazilian Percussion, Household Percussion, Brushed Grooves (wav format), Bongo Tech, Conga and Tumba Loops & Electroacoustic Shaker Percussion sample libraries.

The bundle is available to purchase for £63 GBP (RRP £157.50 GBP).

More information: Samplephonics

Noisefirm releases Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Noisefirm Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Noisefirm has released the Complete Shaker & Tambourine percussion sample library.

Complete Shaker & Tambourine features a wide array of percussive instruments and textures in meticulously organized and ultra-usable rhythm sets and samples.

From egg shakers and maracas to tambourines and caxixis, NoiseFirm CS&T is a comprehensive collection of groove-enhancing elements for your next project.

The full release includes all loop and sample content.

Complete Shaker & Tambourine features

  • 33 different percussive textures: 3 Egg Shakers, 5 Studio Shakers, 3 Maracas, 5 Tambourines, 2 Tamshakers, 4 Caxixis, 4 Ethnic Shakers, 3 Household Shakers, 4 Miscellaneous.
  • Sample content
    • Kontakt (4 and later)
      • 95 total velocity layers per articulation.
      • 5 round robin groups, 19 velocity layers each.
      • 33 instruments/articulations.
      • 3135 Samples.
      • Custom scripting for enhanced performance and flexibility.
    • EXS:
      • 95 velocity layers.
      • 33 instruments/articulations.
      • 3135 samples.
    • Each format includes 8 sampler instrument files: ALL, Shakers, Tambourines, Exotic, ALL lite, Shakers lite, Tambourines lite, Exotic lite. 3 “One shot” samples per instrument/articulation are also included for quick and easy use in your DAW/Sampler.
  • Loop Content
    • 1518 total loops.
    • 33 instruments/articulations.
    • 46 unique rhythms per instrument.
    • Rhythms for both 4/4 and 6/8 (3/4) time signatures.
    • Loops available in both “Left Hand” and “Right Hand” patterns for a nearly infinite number of natural loop combinations.
    • Created using OmniGrüv technology for use at a massive range of tempos with no artificial time-stretching or audio degradation.

The sample library is available to purchase for $59 USD. The samples and loops are also sold separately for $49 USD each.

More information: Noisefirm / Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Sampleism intros LS Small Percussion free Unusual Percussion for Kontakt by LS Samples

LS Samples LS Small Percussion

Sampleism has announced the release of LS Small Percussion, a free percussion Kontakt library by LS Samples.

Hey there! This is my first publicly available sampled instrument – and it’s a freebie! The LS Small Percussion library for KONTAKT 4.2.4+ contains three more or less unusual percussive instruments: A set of premium maple and hickory drumsticks, an original african shaker, and a rusty old iron plate treated with a hammer.

Thanks to a little KSP scripting, each instrument has a custom UI, multiple velocity layers, and up to six customizable Round Robin samples. The sticks even have an entire second sample pool for extended realism. These instruments are great for sound design, and may just come in handy for when you need that little extra bit on your percussive ventures…

LS Small Percussion
LS Small Percussion with custom Kontakt interface.

LS Small Percussion features

  • 16.7 MB zipped, 52 MB unpacked.
  • 180 single samples, open .wav format (+30 unused samples).
  • 48 Khz @ 24 bit.
  • 3 instruments, 4 .nki s (for Kontakt 4.2.4 and up).

The sample library is a free download for registered Sampleism users (registration is free).

More information: Sampleism / LS Small Percussion

Loopmasters releases House Percussion Loops sample pack

Loopmasters has released House Percussion Loops, a sample library featuring 750+ MB percussion sounds and loops.

Loopmasters House Percussion Loops

From the dawn of time, man has had the instinct to thump membrane covered wooden cylinders to communicate his passion and angst of the day’s events. Luckily someone discovered the ability to interact using our vocal cords and having a conversation with your neighbour became a considerably quieter affair… well in some districts anyway, but the need for captivating rhythms to get down dirty and shake your booty continues so it is with great pleasure that Loopmasters proudly present “House Percussion” – a sample pack dedicated to bring you inspiring live played percussion loops guaranteed to bring your House and Club tracks to life.

This Tub based journey has been created exclusively for Loopmasters and features 10 Construction Kit Style Percussion Ensembles containing Loops from Conga’s, Agogo Bell, Claves, Tambourine, Cabassa and Shakers, making it easy to custom build your Percussion tracks to fit your productions.

House Percussion Loops is available for £ 19.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / House Percussion Loops

Loops de la Crème releases World Sounds Deluxe Set

Loops de la Crème World Sounds Deluxe Set

Loops de la Crème has released the World Sounds Deluxe Set, a collection of percussion instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A fascinating, highly detailed collection of over 30 percussion instruments, with unexpected additionnal features!

This sample pack features essential instruments (congas, djembes, drumset, tambourines…) as well as unique handmade ones (voodoo bone shaker, ghana double bell, calebasse…)

World Sounds Deluxe Set features

  • Over 30 percussion instruments.
  • 35 Kontakt patches.
  • One main set with all the instruments spread over 7 octaves for instant playability.
  • Up to 20 velocity layers for realistic, dynamic response.
  • 22 unique chromatic patches ready to be combined and layered to create new ethnic instruments.
  • All samples recorded with as little ambience as possible to ensure maximum flexibility and usefulness.
  • 15 reverb impulse responses.
  • Bonus nature loops (birds, savannah, forest ambience…)
  • 776 samples , Total size unzipped: 294MB.

The World Sounds Deluxe Set is available to purchase for the intoductory price of 12 EUR / $15.90 USD until March 31st, 2012 (50% off regular). A free demo/preview kit (6 instruments, 1 Kontakt patch, 60 samples, 19MB) can be downloaded here.

More information: Loops de la Crème / World Sounds Deluxe Set

Wavesfactory releases W-Shaker for Kontakt

Wavesfactory has announced W-Shaker, a shaker percussion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Wavesfactory W-Shaker

W-Shaker is a tempo synced and multisampled Kontakt 3 library based on two types of shaker (Egg and Metal). Personally, I think there’s a huge difference when a shaker comes into a song, it brings life to it!

2 velocity layers and 6 round robin, 6 different rolls and 10 pre-recorded tempo synced patterns. They are recorded using the Mid/Side technique, 100% mono compatible.

With our custom script you can control the volume and pan for each mic, that’s what we call “real mix mode”, it’s like you have recorded it in your studio. The patterns are recorded at 60 bpm, so we recommend not to use it with a slower tempo.

W-Shaker for Kontakt (3.5 and higher, full version) is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / W-Shaker

Cinesamples releases CineBells for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced CineBells, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinesamples Cinebells

Here we present a focused, tidy collection of intimately-recorded, overdub ready, pitched happiness. A sizable 10GB (at compressed NI NCW) collection of pitched bells, dulcimers and keyboards specifically designed to construct tonal groove elements. For years we’ve been subjected to typical cinematic grooves composed of various small percussive elements; sticks, logs, shakers, claves, tambourines, finger cymbals, and other unpitched toys – yet there was an obvious lack of pitched counterparts.

Partially inspired by the tasty tonal percussion overdub tracks on Radiohead’s “No Surprises” and Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” we set out to produce a library which could easily camouflage itself in any track of any genre. Aside from applying the production techniques of modern sampling, we had to take special care taming these incredibly verbal instruments; especially the mallet keyboards as they have the power to drown out an entire orchestra in a hall setting.

Using a combination of instrument treatments, mellow mallets, small pencil condensers and elite Class-A outboard gear (Lexicon PCM 91, Avalon 2055 EQ, Waves L2 Hardware Limiter, Manley Variable Mu), we were able to capture an incredibly usable mix. You will hear a tremendously clean signal featuring perfectly smooth transients, transparent highs, warm mids and tastefully rolled-off lows, with just enough ambience to prevent sterility. We’ve also included true mono; a single microphone (not a faked, stereo fold down) as it would be used in 90% of these types of situations in the studio. We have captured an authentic and familiar sound – that your client will hopefully feel rather than notice outright when they hear your cues.

CineBells features

  • 12 patches of unique and useful instruments.
  • 2 Mix Options.
  • High-Quality Signal Chain:
    • Lexicon PCM 91
    • Avalon 2055 EQ
    • Waves L2 Hardware Limiter
    • Manley Variable Mu
  • 9.97 GB – NCW Compressed.
  • Multiple Dynamic Layers, Round Robin Articulations.
  • Requires Full Version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or higher.
  • Produced by Mike Barry, Mike Patti, and Dan Negovan; Programmed and Scripted by Blake Robinson; engineered by Brian Dixon.

CineBells is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $129 USD).

More information: Cinesamples / CineBells

sun.io releases Sudden Sound Studio World Instruments for Kontakt

Sasha van den Heetkamp of sun.io wrote in to share the news of a free sample library for Kontakt, featuring 9 world instruments sampled by Greg Bossert.

Sudden Sound Studio World Instruments
Samples and images by Greg Bossert; Programming for Kontakt by Sasha van den Heetkamp

World Instruments for Kontakt features

  • Kenyan Sistrum – a forked rattle from Kenya. It’s about 16x5x1 inches, made of a natural forked branch. Two wires strung across the fork hold a number of rusty, flattened metal bottle caps, which act as jingles. Most of the samples are single hits, either short (with the rattle held vertically) or long (with the rattle at an angle). Sample 19 is long looped shake at no particular tempo.
  • Vietnamese Cricket (Sanh Sua) – a Sanh Sua, a frog/cricket noise maker from Vietnam. It’s about 11x6x2 inches, made of wood bound with cane and inlaid with abalone. It’s shaped somewhat like a pair of tongs; gently squeezing the handles pushes the two almond-shaped ends together, causing them to rattle against each other.
  • Ghanan Marimba – a simple 10 key marimba from Ghana. It’s about 26x16x8 inches, made of wood. The keys, which are relieved in the middle to bring out the fundemental, are attached to the frame/resonator with twine. This instrument lacks the usual gourd resonators, and was probably made for the tourist trade.Note that the given pitches are very approximate; while the instrument is reasonably in tune with itself, it is not at standard A=440 pitch.
  • India Hatheli – a jignle stick from India. It’s about 10x2x0.5 inches, made of wood with flat brass jingles. The samples include single sharp hits, some of which have multiple bounces of the jingles, as well as softer hits made by twisting the stick. There is also a digitally reversed sample, and a loop of 1/8 notes accented in 4/4 at 120 BPM.
  • Kenyan Box Rattle – a rectangular shaker or rattle from Kenya. It’s about 10x5x0.5 inches, made of reeds bound together with nylon thread, wooden end pieces, and probably filled with pebbles. Most of the samples are single hits, either short (with the rattle held vertically) or long (with the rattle at an angle for a rainstick-like effect). Samples 20 and 21 are long looped shakes at no particular tempo.
  • Kenyan Kpoko Kpoko – a double-ended wooden bell from Kenya. It’s about 15x3x2 inches, carved from a single piece of wood with two small clappers in each bell tied in place with wire.
  • Thailand Ching – a pair of small hand bells from Thailand. They are about 2x2x2 inches, and made of bronze. The ching is the timekeeper for traditional Thai ensembles (eg. pi phat or mahori). It plays a repeating pattern of alternating closed and open tones. In contrast to tradional European music, the accents (marked with the closed tone of the ching) are on the second and fourth beats in the measure, with the strongest emphasis on the fourth beat. This pattern usually starts slowly, with one “ching” per measure, and repeatedly doubles in speed as the piece progresses. This information on the ching comes from the essay “The Music of Thailand” by David Morton. The samples include open and closed strokes, as well as some longer open rings. There are also digitally reversed and looped tones. Note that the pitch is very close to a standard western “C”. Finally, there is a loop of the traditional pattern at 120 BPM.
  • Tongue Drum – offically the Catania Bass Bamboo Tong Drum. It’s made from a large half-cylinder of bamboo with a padauk top/keys. Note that the given pitches are approximate, due to the interaction between the tongues, the notes are more like chords with one tone slightly predominating.
  • Vietnamese Fish Scraper – a wooden scraper/rasp and woodblock from Vietnam. Stroking the stick along the “fins” on the fish’s back produces a slightly ascending noise somewhat like a frog. The stick stores neatly in the fish’s mouth. The samples include up and down strokes as well as some single hits. The pitch is approximately an “f”. Note that single hits and some of the scrapes work quite well as pitched sounds in a sampler.

The World Instruments for Kontakt sample library is available as a free download from sun.io here (9.26 MB).