Sonokinetic releases Gediz for Kontakt (free for limited time)

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Sonokinetic has announced the release of Gediz, a Turkish male vocal sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonokinetic Gediz

With ‘Gediz’ we continue on the path we began all those years ago with ‘Tigris and Euphrates’. Since then our premium ethnic vocal range has spawned some very special instruments packed with stunning vocal performances.

Gediz Coroglu is an amazing vocalist with a unique voice and singing style. We couldn’t help feeling goosebumps during these extraordinary sessions in Istanbul so we’re so pleased that we finally turned these special recordings into a product. Gediz recorded improvisations in 4 keys and at 2 tempi, and in 4 different ‘themes’. As a bonus he recorded two ancient songs for you to use in your compositions, also in two tempi, but because of the fixed range of a song only in two different keys.

As you can hear from the demos written by our talented composers, a major strength of Gediz’s singing is his delivery and performance. Even when there are no lyrics, or they are in a language we don’t understand, we know exactly what he is saying. The emotion never ceases to touch us.

Gediz features

  • 44.1kHz/16-bit NCW format.
  • 2,400+ samples.
  • 600 MB uncompressed.
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.

Gediz costs 49.90 EUR ex. VAT. It is free to download until March 11th, 2015. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

Download it within the next 7 days and get it absolutely FREE!! With this we would like to express our gratitude to all the people we worked with for all these years, and especially you as a continuous Sonokinetic supporter.

More information: Sonokinetic / Gediz

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Sonokinetic releases Capriccio for Kontakt

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Capriccio, an orchestral instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonokinetic Capriccio

Capriccio is our biggest Orchestral collection yet, both in terms of physical size and in terms of sound, which is just…BIG!
We had conductor Petr Pololanik approach the limits of his Capellen orchestra for these recording sessions, and the resulting energy, drive and power really comes across in each and every sample. Each phrase has been carefully treated from conception through production to implementation in the final instrument, to make sure it would work as a whole, and be as widely usable as possible.

We say it is big, and the sound is big, but as you can hear from the demos the sound has a diverse range of uses and is only limited by your own imagination. You can use Capriccio as a base for your composition, or to complement your existing piece, using only bits and pieces. It can be really loud and awe-inspiring, or gently set the mood.

If you are familiar with our previous orchestral instrument ‘Grosso’, Capriccio’s user interface should look quite familiar. The basic structure of the instrument is the same, using 4 presets each divided in 3 layers, but there are many innovations within Capriccio that will make working with this library even more intuitive and flexible. Highlights include the ‘phrase offset’ slider, separate volume setting for release tails and MIDI drag/drop from the score view in the interface, straight into your DAW.

With Capriccio we’ve brought phrase-based sampling bang up to date. Throw away your preconceptions of stiff one-shot samples and use the power of the Capriccio interface to harmonise, syncopate, offset and blend every one of the 38,000 samples. We’ve wrung every bit of creativity and flexibility out of these phrases and built a bespoke interface that will allow you to do the same.

Despite advancements in sampling technology, you simply can’t beat the realism of live played phrases and orchestral patterns so our goal is to make these as playable as possible, like a real instrument, with the minimum of end-user programming. These instruments are meant to stimulate your creativity, and based on the feedback we are getting, that is exactly what they do.

Capriccio is available for purchase for 299.90 EUR. The library has an introductory price of 249.90 EUR until Wednesday January 21st, 3pm CET.

More information: Sonokinetic / Capriccio

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Sonokinetic launches Legacy Looting Sale

Sonokinetic has announced its Legacy Looting sale, offering legacy sample libraries at deep discounts for a limited time only.

Sonokinetic Legacy Looting

We’ve opened our storage vaults for some old fashion Legacy Looting.

This is an exclusive and one time only ‘garage sale’ starting today and ending on December 5th 15:00 (CET)

The bundle of legacy libraries is available for purchase for 99 EUR ex. VAT (regular 429 EUR). Individual products are sold starting at 5 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Legacy Looting

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Sonokinetic releases Alphorn for Kontakt

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Alphorn, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring the sounds of a large wooden alphorn.

Sonokinetic Alphorn

This instrument, recorded on location at the Alphorn Centre in Friesenheim, the south of Germany, and played by renowned player and Alphorn builder Franz Schüssele, is an inspiring mix of nature and craftsmanship, producing silky smooth soft tones and rattling shouts alike, sounding a bit like a very warm brass instrument even though the whole thing including the mouthpiece is made of wood.

We had a great time with Franz trying to capture all the intricacies of this amazing instrument, and we think we succeeded, in the Sonokinetic style, warts and all, to make for a very original and natural sounding approximation of the real thing.

Since the Alphorn has no valves it only plays nature-tone harmonics, in the case of this instrument upwards from a low F. Some of these harmonics are not exactly tempered to our modern ears (most notably the one between Bb and B, and between Db and D). However sounding very off key in these cases we thought it good to offer a version of the instrument as you would get it with a real Alphorn player, so the ‘Natural’ version of the instrument we left unturned. The added benefit of this approach was that we could also add recorded legato transitions of up to three octaves (!) up and down for the natural instrument.

For general usability we also made an ‘Extended’ version, mapping the samples over the missing notes, and tuning it in Kontakt. This extended version is multitimbral, and capable of producing amazing beds of Alphorn ensemble sweetness. Further controls in the instrument are very basic, with a ‘growl’ control and a basic EQ and IR reverb. We, at Sonokinetic BV, are very proud to introduce Alphorn to you, and can’t wait to hear the amazing things you, our valued customer base, will produce with it.

The Alphorn library is available for purchase for 49.90 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Sonokinetic / Alphorn

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Sonokinetic releases Grosso for Kontakt & Kontakt Player

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Grosso, a virtual orchestral instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player.

Sonokinetic Grosso

With Grosso, Sonokinetic BV is changing the paradigm for orchestral phrase-based instruments… again! Before our Minimal library, the level of control, whilst retaining the authentic sound that live recordings bring to the party, was unheard of. We have gotten so much positive feedback on Minimal that a ‘sequel’ was unavoidable. Mere sequels is not what we do though at Sonokinetic, so if you look at what Grosso brings to the table, you will see an evolved entity that is a homo-sapiens to Minimal’s homo-erectus.

We have conceived this instrument from the ground up, using parts of the Minimal engine and reimagining many other things to accommodate for the added flexibility Grosso brings to the table. The main difference, apart from the obviously upbeat nature of the recorded material and the addition of a choir part and a taiko and non-melodic percussion section, is that we split out the orchestral sections into more parts. Strings and choir are split in low – mid – high, woodwinds and brass into low and high, percussion into taiko and more traditional orchestral percussion. All of these elements have been carefully composed to work well with all of the others, resulting in millions of possible combinations of sounds.

Grosso features

  • 6 Instrument patches covering Strings, Brass, Percussion, Woodwinds, Choir and a Dynamic builder tool for transitions composing.
  • Including Timestretching and tempo syncing using Native Instruments Time machine Pro 2 & Sonokinetic’s Intelligent Tempo Mapping.
  • 44.1kHZ – 24bit and 16bit NCW format (36.000+ samples each).
  • Royalty and copyright free.

The library is available for purchase for a three week introductory price of 249.90 EUR (regular 299.90 EUR). Prices excl. VAT.

More information: Sonokinetic / Grosso

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