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sun.io releases Sudden Sound Studio World Instruments for Kontakt

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 sun.io

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).

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Diginoiz Triple Shaker Sensation, shaker percussion loops

Diginoiz Triple Shaker Sensation

Diginoiz has released Triple Shaker Sensation, a collection of loops featuring the shaker percussion instrument.

Specially for you we give a product created with close attention to highest detail, recorded in a professional studio by a great and recognized percussionist and drummer – Remek Zawadzki.

In the package you will find 31 shaker loops, taking into consideration that it is hard to stretch this type of loops on a computer – in four tempo ranges (80, 85, 90, 95 BPM) with the use of three different types of the shaker. Together with the bonus 25 loops, you get almost 400 loops, which will enrich your tracks with this great instrument.

Triple Shaker Sensation is available to purchase as a download for 34 EUR.

More information: Diginoiz

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Nine Volt Audio releases Shimmer & Shake, shaken hand percussion

Nine Volt Audio Shimmer & Shake

Nine Volt Audio has announced the release of Shimmer & Shake, a percussion sample library.

Musicians that use shaken hand percussion samples or loops have two problems:

  1. They most likely rely on a small and over used group of sounds every time they need a shaker.
  2. They go to the same selection of samples and loops because all their other shaker sounds are inconsistently edited, ill-timed, have little-to-no tempo flexibility, are missing articulations, don’t come close to sounding real when programmed, or some combination of these.

That is why we created Shimmer & Shake: a double-DVD and download collection of shaken hand percussion patches for Kontakt AND a collection of 2350 loops in the REX, Stylus RMX, Kontakt 3.5/4, ACID wav and Apple Loop formats.

Shimmer & Shake features

  • 1 GB of 44.1kHz/24bit stereo samples and 26 Kontakt 3.5/4 instrument patches comprised of 4908 samples. Download is 748 MB.
  • All patches include a wide selection of crescendo/decrescendo rolls, shakes, accent shakes, hand hits and stick hits (on tambourines).
  • User interface controls include: convolution reverb (with 14 custom IR .wavs), saturation, stereo width, velocity curve, low and high pass filters, “tight”, delay, low, mid and high EQ gain, AHDSR, remap knob and humanization.
  • Compatible with full retail versions of Native Instruments’ Kontakt 3.5 and up. The free Kontakt Player will only allow for 30 minutes of unrestricted use.
  • Shimmer & Shake features 2350 loops in the REX, Stylus RMX, Kontakt, ACID Wav & Apple Loop formats. Uncompressed, each format is approximately 3.4 GB. Downloads for each format are broken into four files between 540-660 MB. .
  • Any of the REX-based loops (used in Stylus RMX, Reason and most major sequencers like Cubase, Live, Sonar, Digital Performer, ProTools, Logic) can be used at tempos as slow as 80 BPM with no artificial stretching.
  • Using Shimmer & Shake within Stylus RMX requires the user to drag-and-drop one folder into RMX’s included S.A.G.E. Converter.
  • Fifty patches for Kontakt are supplied – 25 patches for 4/4 time and 25 for non-4/4 time. Extensive user interface controls and ease-of-use features are available on every patch. Shimmer & Shake is compatible with full retail versions of Kontakt 3.5 and up. The free Kontakt Player will only allow for 30 minutes of unrestricted use.
  • All loops are in 44.1kHz/24bit resolution.

Shimmer & Shake is available on DVD or via download for $99.99 USD. The Multi-Sample or Loop portion can be purchased separately via download for $69.99 USD each.

More information: Nine Volt Audio / Shimmer & Shake

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Splurgo Audio Popular & Ultimate Percussion, bundle packs

Splurgo Audio Popular & Ultimate Percussion

Splurgo Audio has announced the release of Popular Percussion and Ultimate Percussion, two sample pack bundles.

New Splurgo Audio bundle packs

  • Popular Percussion BUNDLE PACK — This percussion bundle pack contains all popular percussion loops available at Splurgo Audio. These packs are all best sellers. You can find bodhran, conga, darbuka, arabic framedrum and tabla loops. We also included a bonus pack of 20 percussion loops, which makes a total of 572 loops. All loops are beatmapped at various bpm and available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
  • Ultimate Percussion BUNDLE PACK — This bundle exists of all percussion loops offered at Splurgo Audio. Bongo, Bodhran, Cajon, Conga, Darbuka, Djembe, Framedrum, Mason Jar, Shaker, Tabla, Udu and Wooden Frog loops. A bonus pack of 50 different percussion loops is included which makes a total of 1183 loops in this pack. All loops are beatmapped at various bpm and available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.

The Popular Percussion Bundle Pack is available to purchase for $ 44.95 USD. The Ultimate Percussion Bundle Pack is $84.95 USD.

More information: Splurgo Audio

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Loopmasters releases Indian Sessions Vol.2: KV Bala Krishnan

Loopmasters Indian Sessions Vol.2: KV Bala Krishnan

Loopmasters has released Indian Sessions Vol.2, a sample library featuring percussionist KV Bala Krishnan.

Loopmasters have teamed up with renowned Indian percussionist KV Bala Krishnan to put together this supreme collection of Indian percussion, Indian vocals and Sitar samples for producers worldwide looking for authentic royalty free Indian samples to integrate into their productions.

This is the second of a 2 part series which sees KV team up with local Indian musicians and vocalists from Chennai to extract pure melodies, grooves and rhythms from Indian culture and traditional music, but with an eye on popular western tempos and time signatures in order to create a palette of sound which will work well when fused into modern genres.

This is truly an authentic collection of samples recorded and produced in India exclusively for Loopmasters, which have been mastered centrally at Loopmasters studio to ensure maximum compatibility with all music applications and is presented in multiple formats for easy manipulation by you the producer.

Indian Sessions Vol.2: KV Bala Krishnan features

  • 900+MB of 24bit Indian samples including, over 330 Samples, 335 Loops.
  • 87 Female Vox loops, presented in various folders including vocals presented as Classic Aalap, Kalyani, Raag and Shivaranjini loops alongside light style loops and phrases.
  • 61 Male Vox Loops, include Amarnath, Mantra, Carnatic, Classic and Film Loops, alongside phrases and single shouts.
  • 159 Percussion Loops, masterfully played by KV himself, and includes loops of Bass Dholak, Dukki Tarang, Finger Cymbals, Ghata Singari, Ghatam Pot, Salangai, Shakers, Tabla, Tambourine, Triangle, amongst others.
  • 28 Sitar Loops, a selection of Ensemble, Sitar Jaala, Phrase and Taraf Harp Loops.
  • The tempos range from 75 –128 bpm.

Indian Sessions Vol.2 is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Indian Sessions Vol.2

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Loopmasters releases Tribe Percussor by Cluster Sound

Cluster Sound Tribe Percussor

Loopmasters has released Tribe Percussor, a sound library by Cluster Sound.

Tribe Percussor is an ultra flexible loop-based tool based on real percussions and designed for Minimal, Tech and House music productions.

The library consists 715 megabytes of punchy and fat construction loops, congas, djembe, hand percussions, metals, bongos, shakers, exotic low percussions and much more.

Tribe Percussor features

  • Based on 660 hi-definition percussive WAV & REX loops.
  • Includes 1650 Live Drum Racks, 1650 Live Instruments, 330 Kontakt Instruments and 280 MIDI Loops.
  • Kontakt Instruments are based on Kontakt 4 KSP engine with direct control the Multi-Filter, the ADSR and the Multi-Effect sections.
  • The Live Drum Racks come with 5 special built-in racks (Grain Verb, Oil Tank, Verb Room, Rezo Synth, Moduloid) with dedicated FX and parameters.
  • Kontakt and Live instruments are based on “slicing” technique that allows to deconstruct and restructure the loops as much as you like or to play the single percussive shots simply by using one of the 280 included MIDI loops.
  • All the included material is 24bit native WAV format, recorded and processed with the best analog and DSP machines and meticulously edited in order to obtain high flexibility and extreme longevity.

Cluster Sound Tribe Percussor is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Tribe Percussor

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Cluster Sound releases Tribe Percussor

Cluster Sound Tribe Percussor

Cluster Sound has announced the release of Tribe Percussor, an ultra flexible loop-based tool based on real percussions and designed for Minimal, Tech and House music productions.

The library consists 715 Mb of punchy and fat construction loops, congas, djembe, metals, bongos, shakers, exotic low percussions and much more. Tribe Percussor contains 660 hi-definition WAV & REX but also 3300 Live Drum Racks & Devices and 330 Kontakt Instruments that drastically increase its sound potential and that allow to turn the real percussions into electro ones. The Kontakt Instruments use the KSP engine and thanks to their intuitive and useful user interfaces you can directly control the Multi-Filter, the ADSR and the Multi-Effect sections. The Live Drum Racks come with 5 special built-in racks (Grain Verb – Oil Tank – Verb Room – Rezo Synth – Moduloid) with dedicated FX and parameters. All these instruments are based on “slicing” technique so you can restructure the loops as much as you like or to play the single percussive shots simply by using one of the 280 included MIDI loops.

Tribe Percussor features

  • 715 MB content.
  • 330 WAV Loops, 330 REX Loops, 330 Kontakt KSP Instruments.
  • 1650 Live Drum Racks, 1650 Live Devices.
  • 280 MIDI Loops.
  • All the included material is 24bit native WAV format.
  • Recorded and processed with the best analog and DSP machines and meticulously edited in order to obtain extreme flexibility and longevity.

Tribe Percussor is available to purchase for 29.95 EUR.

More information: Cluster Sound / Tribe Percussor

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