Epic SoundLab releases The Forge for Kontakt

Epic SoundLab has launched with the release of The Forge, a hybrid scoring instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Epic SoundLab The Forge

The Forge is a powerful yet intuitive sample library aimed at Film, TV and Games composers.

It is designed to offer a flexible environment to customize every sound and making your own.

The Forge features

  • Advanced User Interface.
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Polyphonic Sequencer.
  • Rhythmic Gater.
  • Unison / Voices Stack.
  • Resonant Delay.
  • Dual Engine Reverb.
  • Over 200 Kontakt patches.
  • Over 3GB of open WAV files.
  • MIDI Files.
  • Customize your own samples.

The Forge is available for purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD/119 EUR/£95 GBP until November 1st, 2014 (regular $189 USD/149 EUR/£119 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.1 or higher.

More information: Epic SoundLab

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Manuel Senfft launches crowdfunding project for fight! Kontakt library

Manuel Senfft has launched a crowdfunding project for fight!, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt that allows you to produce meelee sounds in no time.

“fight!” is a tool for budget-conscious sound designers who use “Kontakt” and want to manage standard tasks faster and more productively.

The goal of the campaign is to cover the production costs and to enable development of further useful libraries while keeping the price for the users at a minimum.

Upon successful financing the tool will be released under a free license to avoid cumbersome license sales and annoying copy protection, which otherwise would needlessly drive up the retail price.

fight! features

  • 303 dry samples.
  • 29 different sounds.
  • Up to 10 variations for each sound.
  • 24 bit / 44.1 kHz.
  • WAV-files are accessible and thereby usable without „NI Kontakt“.
  • Extra well sorted WAV-sample-pool with additional short “ready to use” pre-made sound-pieces for non-NI Kontakt users as well.
  • Variations are triggered round-robin or randomly, but without repeating the last sound.
  • Effects.
  • ADSR curve.
  • Equalizer.
  • Key position and color adjustable.
  • A randomizer for each setting.

The campaign is looking to fund 3,000 EUR by October 31st, 2014. Various rewards are available to those funding the project.

More information: fight!

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ADSR launches Sonic Logo Challenge – Win Komplete 10

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ADSR Sounds has announced the launch of Sonic Logo Challenge, its first ever sound design contest.

ADSR Sonic Logo Challenge

They are inviting sound designers of every ilk to design and submit a 3 second arrangement that will serve as the sonic logo on all ADSR audio and video materials. With the opportunity to get their sounds in front of a huge audience and US$3,000 prizes up for grabs – including a fresh copy of Komplete 10 – competition is set to be fierce!

Come up with an arrangement to convey what ADSR is all about – sound design, expert music production tutorials and some of the world’s finest presets.

The arrangement will be matched to ADSR’s animated logo, so designers have just 3 seconds to capture the essence of ADSR. Dig deep into a sample library or get busy arranging a sonic tsunami on their favoured synth, how this gets interpreted is entirely up to the producer! The options are limitless!

The best entry will be chosen by ADSR and the finalists put to the community who will choose the winning sound. That sound will feature at the start of every ADSR video to be heard by tens of thousands! It’s an awesome opportunity for sound designers to get the kudos they deserve while being showered with prizes!

The Sonic Logo Challenge is now live and entries close October 21st, 2014.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Sonic Logo Challenge

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Glitchmachines releases Cataract effect plugin

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Glitchmachines has launched Cataract, a Segment Multiplexer plug-in geared toward electronic music production and experimental sound design.

Glitchmachines Cataract

Cataract features an arsenal of sample scanners with integrated modulation sequencers and morphing functions. This makes it possible to construct architecturally complex patterns ranging from nuanced percussive articulations to intricate particle sound effects and all out generative hyper glitch chaos.

Infinitely transform your audio files with Cataract’s extensive randomization and modulation options. Warp pitched samples into parallax melodies or redistribute loop segments into generative polyrhythms. Whether you are sculpting articulate percussion patterns for an electronic music EP or designing high- tech cyborg effects for a sci-fi game, Cataract will give your projects a unique cutting-edge twist.

Cataract features

  • 2 monophonic scanner modules with dual sample slots.
  • Integrated modulation and scan sequencers.
  • 2 LFOs per scanner with dedicated modulation matrix.
  • 1 Multi-mode filter per scanner.
  • 1 Delay effect per scanner.
  • 3-Band graphic EQ per scanner.
  • Extensive global and per-scanner randomization tools.
  • Morphing section with dedicated X-MOD LFO.
  • Dynamic color-coded user interface.
  • Sample pack with over 130 new loops and 200 new sound effects.
  • Presets from Ivo Ivanov, Nicholas Yochum and Daed.

Cataract for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Glitchmachines / Cataract

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99Sounds releases Sound Design Tools by Embra

99Sounds has launched Sound Design Tools, a free sample library featuring a collection of 360 foley sounds, futuristic sound effects, glitch samples and drum loops created by Gavin Thibodeau aka Embra.

99Sounds Sound Design Tools

From the mechanical sounds of hydraulic engines and percussive ice crackles to noisy dubstep loops and abstract sonic textures, this free sound collection features 360 high quality samples for your sound design and music production endeavors.

Gavin Thibodeau is a sound designer based in Stafford, USA. He worked on this sample library for more than six months, using Ableton Live and a range of 3rd party sound design tools. You can take look at his SoundCloud page to check out some of his recent music releases and read the interview below for more info about the Sound Design Tools creation process.

The sample pack is a free download at 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / Sound Design Tools

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