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Soniccouture releases Geosonics ft. Chris Watson

Soniccouture Geosonics

Soniccouture has announced the release of Geosonics, a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player.

Imagine sitting down at your MIDI keyboard on a rainy tuesday and playing the sound of the North Pole. Or the Kalahari Desert. Or the atmospheric virations of the Australian Outback.

Now you can. We have collaborated with the acknowledged master of field and nature recording, Chris Watson. Chris allowed us access to sonic treasures which you simply cannot find anywhere else, from anyone else.

From these unique and rare recordings we have created the most inspirational, atmospheric virtual instrument : Geosonics.

Geosonics features

  • A Kontakt Player Instrument.
  • Over 400 pad & soundscape presets.
  • 4GB Original Watson recordings included.
  • Preset library by leading sound designers Ian Boddy, Biomechanoid, Martin Walker, Andy Wheddon.

Geosonics for Kontakt and Kontakt Player costs 129 EUR / $149 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Geosonics

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Ableton intros Konkrete Drums 3 by Soniccouture

Soniccouture Konkrete Drums 3

Ableton has announced the release of the Konkrete Drums 3 Ableton Live Pack by Soniccouture, featuring a collection of percussion kits created with unusual gear and inspired recording techniques.

Soniccouture’s Konkrete Drums 3 utilizes (and sometimes brutalizes) all manner of musical instruments – from the high-end, to the esoteric to the just plain weird – in the mad pursuit of never-before-heard hits, kicks, punches, thuds, bangs, klangs and shudders.

Great care has been taken to extract maximum musical usability and flexibility out of the decidedly unorthodox sample material. As with Konkrete Drums 1 and 2, all sounds are organized into kits, each of which opens as a Drum Rack – complete with an array of useful macro controls and effects that let you completely shape and transform beats on the fly.

The Konkrete Drums 3 pack is available to purchase for 39 EUR. Konkrete Drums 1, 2, and 3 are now also available as a bundle, priced at 89 EUR.

More information: Ableton / Konkrete Drums 3

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Soniccouture Scriptorium Unlocked: Free Kontakt scripts

Soniccouture has released Last Note Aftertouch Pitch Bend, the first in a series of free KSP scripts for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soniccouture Scriptorium Unlocked

The KSP hardcore and Kontakt tweakers out there will know our Scriptorium product well; a collection of tools, effects, and creative ideas for Kontakts script processor.

Since that time we have never stopped working with KSP, of course – all our instruments rely heavily on scripts to give them their function as well as their character. Aside from the instrument specific scripts used for our products, there is also Dan’s private collection of ideas & experiments – the ‘inner sanctum’ of the Scriptorium.

So, starting today, we will release a new script from the inner sanctum every few weeks via our new blog. Free.

We want to stimulate your inner sound designer; to encourage discussion and experimentation – every Scriptorium post will be an open forum (via Disqus) for further suggestions, tips and ideas, which Dan will respond to as much as he can.

The KSP scripts are available to download free of charge. The original Scriptorium collection now has a reduced price of €29 EUR / $39 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Last Note Aftertouch Pitch Bend

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Soniccouture releases Clav sample library for Kontakt

Soniccouture has announced the release of Clav, a sound library for Native Instruments featuring the sounds of the Hohner D6 clavinet.

Soniccouture Clav
Featuring 31 velocity layers (14,880 samples – 9GB), Soniccoutures’ new intelligent round-robin system, release samples and a fully modelled pickup / preamp section, Soniccouture Clav brings the Hohner D6 Clavinet to your DAW like never before.

Few instruments get fans of funk grooves drooling like the Hohner D6 clavinet. Originally intended for classical harpsichord-esque duties, but really sonically closer to an electric guitar than a piano, its twangy, spanking timbres add a melodic tension to a groove like nothing else. To achieve the iconic funk sound it is paired with a wah-wah pedal – one of the earliest examples of this was on Up On Cripple Creek by The Band in 1969.

The D6 contained 60 strings that are amplified by two active pickups, one above the strings close to the bridge (Upper Pickup), and one below the strings (Lower Pickup). The instrument is played from a keyboard, which launches little hammers that strike and hold the strings in place. When the hammer is released, the dampers at the end of the string stop the sound. The D6 also has a Mute slider, which brings a felt damper over the resonant part of the strings to create a different timbre and shorter decay time.

Clav features

  • 9.6GB Library (5GB on disc).
  • 24 bit 48 khz sampling.
  • 31 Velocity layers + intelligent round robin.
  • Modelled Preamp switching.
  • Seperate Pickup sampling.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.

The Clav library costs 99 EUR/£89 GBP/$119 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Clav

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Soniccouture releases Grand Marimba for Kontakt

Soniccouture Grand Marimba

Soniccouture has released Grand Marimba, a Kontakt sample library featuring a 5 octave Yamaha 6100 series.

When we decided to sample a marimba, we knew we wanted to find a 5 octave concert model. There’s something very special about the enormous bass notes of a full sized model. The Yamaha 6100 model, which was designed in collaboration with world-renowned marimba legend Keiko Abe, seemed to be the natural choice.

A descendant of the african balafon, the modern marimba originated in Mexico, and is typified by wooden (rosewood or the cheaper padauk) bars mounted above metal resonator tubes, which can be tuned using stops.

The 6100 marimba represents the absolute state of the art, with exclusive precision tuning which ensures true pitch and a full sound, while the Honduran Rosewood bars and welded resonators give rattle-free playing.

Soniccouture Grand Marimba
The Grand Marimba’s main Instrument panel, containing ADSR controls, a filter section with envelope modulation, and stereo width with Flip.

Grand Marimba features

  • 7.45 GB sample library – 3.4GB on disc with Kontakt NCW compression.
  • 24 Bit 96khz stereo sampling.
  • Over 5000 samples.
  • 5 octaves from C1 to C6.
  • 4 articulations: Mallet, Stick, Roll, Bowed.
  • 5 round robin layers for the Mallet articulation, up to 15 velocity layers on the Mallet articulation.
  • Fully controllable KSP Tremolo processor.
  • Humanise KSP controls.
  • Sound design presets included.
  • Demo MIDI files included.
  • Custom effects panel with Soniccouture impulse repsonse reverb library.
  • Compatible with free Kontakt Player – VST AU RTAS.

The Grand Marimba library is available to purchase for 99 EUR inc. VAT.

More information: Soniccouture / Grand Marimba

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Soniccouture releases Konkrete 3 drum & percussion instrument for Kontakt

Soniccouture Konkrete

Soniccouture has announced the release of Konkrete 3, a unique sample based drum & percussion instrument for all kinds of electronic music.

Konkrete is the latest evolution of a product line that dates back to the early days of Soniccouture. Conceived as a collection of drum kits which would offer new drum and percussion sounds, Konkrete 1 (2006) was very successful and its sounds went on to become well-loved by its users. Konkrete 2 followed in 2007, and was equally popular.

Now a sophisticated new Kontakt instrument has been created, and 41 new kits. A huge range of audio experimentation has gone into their creation : Sledgehammers, Buchla synths, childrens playgrounds, broken soviet drum machines, chinese zithers, circuit bent samplers and a 9ft grand piano, to name a few.

Konkrete 3 features

  • A powerful sample-based drum synth for all kinds of electronic music.
  • A creative beat generator – The Beat Shifter.
  • An incredible sonic arsenal – 90 kits | over 5000 sounds.
  • Huge sonic range – acoustic recordings to analogue hits.
  • A massive range of custom convolution effects.
  • Real time glitch module.
  • Focus Mapping maps single sounds across full keyrange.
  • Beat Library.
  • NI Maschine presets.

Konkrete 3 is available to purchase for £99 GBP / 99 EUR / $129 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Konkrete 3

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Soniccouture releases Thunder Drum for Kontakt

Soniccouture Thunder Drum

Soniccouture has announced Thunder Drum, a sample library featuring the sounds of a thunder drum instrument.

For this instrument we recorded a variety of rumbles, peals of thunder, strikes, and special effects using contact mics.

As the samples were intended to be manipulated, pitch shifted and mangled, the recordings were made at 96 kHz. The sounds can be pitched very low and still have some interesting high frequency content when working at full resolution.

Thunder Drum features

  • 686 MB core library.
  • 24 bit 96khz Sampling.
  • KSP Focus Mapping Interface.
  • Effects section with custom convolution reverb IRs.
  • 40 Sound Design Presets.
  • Requires Kontakt 4 or 5 – NOT compatible with free Kontakt Player.

The Thunder Drum costs 39 EUR / $49 USD.

Soniccouture has also extended the Buy One Get One Free offer until 28th December, due to popular request. This offer is valid for all products.

More information: Soniccouture / Thunder Drum

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Soniccouture releases Samulnori Percussion + Buy One Get One Free

Soniccouture has announced the release of Samulnori Percussion, a percussion sound library featuring.

Four elements of nature – Wind, Rain, Clouds and Lightning – represented by percussion.

A Korean ensemble of four instruments – ‘Samul’ ; four things, ‘nori’ ; to play. Four Kontakt instruments with unique humanising controls bring these drums bursting into life.

Soniccouture Samulnori Percussion
Soniccouture Samulnori Percussion in Native Instruments Kontakt.

Samulnori Percussion features

  • 1.4 GB Core Library.
  • 24 bit 44.1khz stereo sampling.
  • 10 round robins, 14 velocity layers.
  • 4 Dedicated Kontakt Instruments.
  • KSP Humanising controls.
  • Formats: Kontakt, EXS, Ableton Live.

The Samulnori Percussion library costs $79 USD.

Soniccouture has also launched its Buy One Get One Free promotion.

Yes, it’s here. Our now-tradtional BOGOF offer. How does it work, we are often asked ; simple – for every two products you choose, the cheaper ( or equal value) will be free. There is no limit to the number of products you can choose.

No code is required, the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

The offer ends December 24th, 2012.

More information: Soniccouture / Samulnori Percussion

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