123Creative has announced the release of Kashmir Sitar, a guitar to sitar effect plug-in developed in cooperation with G-Sonique engineers.
Have you ever dreamed about real sitar? Mythical oriental instruments, quite expensive and difficult to play. If you are guitar player, you can easy convert your guitar to realistic sounding Sitar, real time!
G-Sonique Kashmir Sitar is virtual guitar to sitar VST plugin / stompbox developed to convert your guitar into sitar, it include complex algorithms (like sympathetic resonances simulation) to emulate realistic sound of Sitar.
Of course you can use Kasmir Sitar with almost any instrument to create oriental atmosphere of your tracks, not only guitar.
Kashmir Sitar features
- Accent knob – add more intensive sound of sitar strings.
- Resonance knob – add sympathetic resonance.
- Spirit knob – from flat sound of sitar to wide and spiritual sound of sitar known from oriental stories.
- Echo knob – Type of echo from short to long echo / Reverb to add mystical atmosphere.
- Echo mix – amount of echo effect.
- Dry/Wet – Overall amount of Sitar effect.
The VST plug-in for Windows is available to purchase for the introductory price of 15.92 EUR (regular 19.90 EUR).
More information: 123Creative / Kashmir Sitar
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on Jul 19, 2013 - 0 comments
Impact Soundworks has announced the launch of its Modern Composer Bundle, offering a collection of 20+GB of Kontakt samples for a limited time.
Through July 30th, musicians can purchase a bundle of Resonance: Emotional Mallets, Plectra Series 2: Highland Harps, and Plectra Series 3: Kazakh Dombra for only $75 (50% off.)
However, for $150, the bundle expands to include:
- Acoustic Revolutions Vol 1: Adult Contemporary Guitar Loops
- Sitar Nation: Classical Instruments of India
- Koto Nation: Classical Instruments of Japan
- Impact Steel: Cinematic Metallic Percussion
- Plectra Series 1: 8-string Acoustic Bouzouki
A $400 value for 65% off!
All of these Kontakt libraries come as digital downloads through the new Bundle Dragon platform.
The sale ends July 30th, 2013.
More information: Impact Soundworks / Modern Composer Bundle
Samsara Cycle Audio has announced Samsara Sitar, a free virtual sitar instrument for Windows.
Samsara Cycle Audio’s realistic virtual sitar instrument.
Samsara Sitar features
- Choice of instruments to provide various sound from Sitar to Tambura / Tanpura.
- Many parameters to experiment.
- Velocity sensitive EQ with envelope controls for creating realistic string dynamics.
- Autobend function can be set or/and controlled by Modulation Wheel.
- Vibrato section can be set or/and controlled by Modulation Wheel.
- Can be adjusted manually or set to Host Sync.
- Reverb for adding distance and depth.
- Midi learn.
The Samsara Sitar VST instrument for Windows is available to purchase for £10 GBP.
More information: Samsara Cycle Audio
Splurgo Audio has announced the release of three new Bundle packs.
- Best of 2011 *Bundle Pack* – This pack contains the 10 best selling sample packs of 2011 for a discounted price. This pack includes: Darbuka Loops Pack 1, Tambura, Sitar, Arabic Flute, Banjo Loops Pack 3, Surf Guitar Loops, Piano Loops Pack 4, Bodhran, Accordion and Indian Female Vocals. All 400 loops are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
- Piano Loops *Bundle Pack* – This pack contains all Piano themed sample packs. In this pack included: Piano Loops Pack 1, 2, 3, 4, Piano Arpeggio Loops and Baby Grand Piano Loops Pack 1 and 2. All 375 loops are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
- Electric Guitar: Heavy Stuff *Bundle Pack* – This pack contains all sample packs containing electric guitar with distortion or overdrive. In this pack included: Hard Rock Guitar, Metal Guitar Loops, Rock & Blues Guitar and Punk Guitar Loops. All 815 loops are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
The Best of 2011 and Piano Loops bundles are $34.95 USD each; Electric Guitar: Heavy Stuff is $49.95 USD.
More information: Splurgo Audio
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on Aug 12, 2011 - 0 comments
Loopmasters has launched the EarthMoments Summer Sale, a limited time sale on sample libraries from the EarthMoments labal.
EarthMoments On Sale Until The End Of August – All Products 20% Off. World Music At Its Best!
EarthMoments sample libraries
- Business Class Refugees – Producer Collection – The unique bundle unlike other samples libraries contains irresistible sound signatures and loops of 10 tracks from their successful album Kartick & Gotam – Business Class Refugees (EarthSync), offering a special experience to DJs, Composers, Musicians and Music Producers to explore and create new perspectives of the tracks.
- Distant Rhythms – The Distant Rhythms – India collection contains 443 samples of a range of Indian percussion instruments: Bass Dholak, Ghatam, Kanjira, Tabla, Khol, Moresing, Mridangam and Naqqara.
- Electro Folk India Vol 1 – Electro Folk India Vol I Bundle is a boutique collection of samples created by a fusion of the analog and the digital. Live recordings of India’s folk instruments performed by top Indian musicians have been given unique digital treatments, creating a path-breaking samples bundle. The collection pushes all soundscape boundaries and is the future sound of music.
- Electro Folk India Vol 2 – Optimised with the closest attention to detail and recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, Volume I of this essential sound library of over 176 samples from the special series Konnakol Shiva, Galactic Khol, Bass Dholak on Pluto, Divine Mantra, Angel Sarangi, and more.
- Indian Emotions – The Indian Emotions collection contains 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
- Voice Of India – The Voice of India collection contains 400 samples of a range of Indian vocals styles: Bollywood, Mantras, Qawalli, Rajasthani, Konnakol, Baul, Carnatic, and Hindustani classical
- World String Series: Desert Oud – The Desert Oud Bundle delivers 384 warm and organic acoustic Oud loops played expertly on an ancient Iraqi Oud, bringing to life the rich, exotic sound of Arabia and the magic of the deserts.
- World String Series: Ethnic Violin – A must-have library, the Ethnic Violin Bundle is a warm collection of 335 ethnic violin loops played by exceptional musicians.
- World Woodwind Series – Clarinet – The Clarinet Bundle evokes a warm range of cultural emotions from the classical to the ethnic – Eastern European Jewish Klezmer and Balkan to Middle Eastern, from down tempo to upbeat.
- World Woodwind Series – Oriental Ney – The Oriental Ney Bundle is a hard-to-resist library of 246 organic and husky ethnic Ney flute loops played by exceptional musicians with unmistakable Turkish emotions, and definitive Middle Eastern colours, with signatures ranging from the down tempo to the upbeat.
- World Drum Sessions Vol 1 Middle East – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol I Middle East bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of Middle Eastern grooves.
- World Drum Sessions Vol 2 Balkan Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol II Balkan bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible Balkan grooves.
- World Drum Sessions Vol 3 African Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol III Africa bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible African grooves.
- Yidaki Groove – This exclusive Didgeridoo Package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with over 60 authentic samples that have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, and performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie, who uses a specially customized and unique Yidaki (didgeridoo)
The EarthMoments Summer Sale is available until August 31, 2011.
More information: Loopmasters / EarthMoments
Future Loops has announced the release of Sitar Loops, a collection of loops taken from Total India.
Future Loops presents Sitar Loops, from the highly acclaimed collection Total India (recorded in Chennai, Calcutta and Mumbai, India.) with over 650 pure hypnotic Sitar samples (Loops and One-Shots), straight from the Total India collection, which was entirely recorded in Chennai, Calcutta and Mumbai, India.
Sitar Loops is a rich and authentic sitar sample pack, played by true masters, and it is perfect for anyone who needs original Indian melodic loops that fit into virtually any music style, from world music, to chill-out, from drum n’ bass to house music.
Sitar Loops is available to purchase as a download for 19.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Sitar Loops
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on Jun 18, 2010 - 0 comments
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
Tonehammer has released Bizarre Sitar, a sample library for Kontakt.
Often mocked as a “baby”, “miniature” or “toy” sitar, this bizarre beast patiently waited in the grand bazaar until it’s day arrived and a customer decided to buy it. However its wait had just begun – and for over a decade it sat dormant as mere decor, never having the chance to express it’s full-featured nature as a true contender in the world of stringed instruments. But all good comes to most who wait and the instrument was rediscovered by the all-loving Tonehammers.
The heart of our Bizarre Sitar library are the strumming patches. The modwheel allows you to sculpt the speed of the individual strum from very tight, fast strums to slow, plucky strums. The strums are tuned and spread across the entire keyboard. In addition, we’ve also included individual string plucks for lead lines and accents. As usual there are plenty of other tricks up the sleeves of this library, including bowing, FX, mutes and bonus ambiences as well as a set of all the main patches with our custom reverb. This library includes custom front-panel controls and modwheel automation to allow pitch adjustment of up to +/- 24 semitones, as well as additional features.
Bizarre Sitar features
- 31 instrument patches, 600 Samples.
- Bowing and FX (short, sustain, and tremolo bow, fret noise, fx, mutes).
- Strums (fifth, sloppy, unison, unison with fifth).
- Plucks (plucks, pluck with fifth, pluck with unison).
- Bonus: Custom ambiences.
- Bonus: Wet patches w/ custom convolution reverb.
- Extensive read me (.pdf) install, patch and hint documentation.
- 1.6 GB installed, 808 MB .rar download.
- Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format.
- Format(s): Kontakt and .wav.
- Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3 / 4 full retail versions required.
- Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.
Bizarre Sitar is available to purchase for the introductory price of $35 USD until 26 March, 2010 (regular price $30 USD).
More information: Tonehammer / Bizarre Sitar