Soundiron has announced the release of Mercury Elements, an exquisitely recorded and expertly programmed boys’ chorus for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player, built from the most essential elements of the comprehensive Mercury Symphonic Boys’ Choir library.
We’ve carefully crafted this library to provide a fluid and intuitive musical experience, with a professional children’s choral sound and full feature set, for an unprecedented value.
Mercury Elements includes the close microphone position, captured in a large hall for brilliance, clarity and a naturally stellar tone. It was recorded with a 25-voice boys’ choral ensemble, with the award-winning Pacific Boychoir. It includes Sustains, Staccatos and Marcatos for the primary Ah, Eh, Oh and Oo vowels, in both piano and forte dynamics with 2x round-robin variations per note. Control each articulation individually or layer them in our powerful and easy Playmaster system.
This library offers piano and forte true polyphonic legato, for both Ah and Oo vowel sounds. There are also a selection of Latin sustaining and staccato multi-syllable words, recorded chromatically with automatic host tempo-synching. And we’ve included an essential selection of children’s choral effects and and an exclusive new collection of choral atmospheres, pads and drones to complete this package.
Mercury Elements includes 16 presets, 1266 lossless ncw samples and is 1.8 GB installed (2.61 GB wav source). This library is compatible with the free Kontakt Player and can be added to the “Libraries” rack.
Mercury Elements is available for purchase for $99 USD. Owners of Mercury Elements get a 20% discount on the upgrade to the full Mercury Symphonic Boys’ Choir, as well as a cross-grade discount on the full unlocked version of Native Instruments Kontakt or Komplete Bundle.
More information: Soundiron / Mercury Elements
Soundiron has announced the release of Voice of Rapture: The Bass, a solo operatic bass vocal library for Kontakt featuring the voice of Joseph Trumbo.
The library includes a variety of playable chromatic articulations and melodic elements, recorded in a dry studio environment with 2 microphone types. There are 3 True Legato types, with ‘Ah’, ‘Oh’ and ‘Oo’ vowels. Standard vowel sustain types include Ah, Ee, Eh, Oh and Oo sounds, recorded with piano and forte dynamic variants of each, plus mezzo-piano humming sustains. There are also staccatos for each vowel with 8x round-robin variations per note. You’ll also find 23 Latin staccato syllables and words with 3x round-robin, tempo-synching and time stretching.
There are 12 sustaining chromatic Latin chants, each with synchronized legato and tempo-syncing. The Phrase section includes 1466 melodic elements at fast and slow core tempos, with real-time tempo-syncing, time-stretching, root key selection and transposition control. The phrases come in 5 main content categories: pure vowel, Latin, French, whistling and humming. Every preset includes a multi-fx rack. The library also includes vocal effects and sound-designed ambient vocal pads, soundscapes and atmospheres.
Voice of Rapture: The Bass features
- 7.8 GB Installed.
- 10,060 Samples.
- 42 Kontakt 5.1 .nki instrument presets (standard unlocked format).
- 24-bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio.
- PDF User Manual.
The library is on sale $89 USD through February 1st, 2015 (regular price $119). The Soprano and Tenor libraries from the same series are also on sale.
More information: Soundiron / Voice of Rapture: The Bass
Soundiron has released Iron Pack #12: Prepared Guitar, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and sfz.
This latest Iron Pack brings you a range of different prepared acoustic guitar string plucks. You also get a cool set of 14 different ambiences and evolving atmospheres along with it. Each string was prepared with various bits of metal wires, scraps, nuts and bolts.
This pack includes 33 instrument presets for Kontakt and SFZ, 37 samples and is 165 MB installed. Requires full retail Kontakt 4.2 or later or you can use any SFZ-compatible sampler or synthesizer plugin. It’s on sale for just $3.99 ’till New Years.
The pack is available for purchase for $3.99 USD until December 31st, 2014.
More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack
Soundiron has launched IronPack #11, a penny whistle instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Iron Pack #11 is a chromatically sampled alto penny whistle. The tin whistle falls into the fipple flute family, similar to recorders and Native American flutes.
The flute was recorded dry, capturing standard sustains, vibrato, flutter tongue and trills, as well as staccatos (4x round-robin), short performance phrases and effects.
The library also comes complete with plenty of sound designed ambiences and flute atmospheres. This 140 MB library has 14 instrument presets and 128 samples.
IronPack #11 is available for purchase for $3.99 USD until December 31st, 2014 (MSRP $4.99 USD).
More information: Soundiron / IronPack
Soundiron has launched Brad Hoyt’s Harp Guitar, a 30-string acoustic harp guitar multisample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
It offers total playability, with independent string control for lead picking, dynamic strumming and chord triggering, rhythm sequencing, gliss and strum performance, arpegiation and multi-mode legato.
We sampled this custom-designed harp guitar commissioned by classical guitarist Brad Hoyt. This unique instrument, dubbed “Arpa Viola Caipira”, is the result of a four year design and construction process with master luthier Stephen Sedgwick in the U.K. With a massive and lush tone, wide key range, rich bass and pristine highs, it takes the entire concept of an acoustic guitar to new frontiers.
We deeply sampled each string, with plucks, palm mutes, chokes, legato slides, glisses, scrapes, guitar body percussion and tons of other effects. Our goal was to fully capture every nuance of this exquisite instrument, with up to 12X round-robin and responsive velocity layering. The instrument was recorded dry in our studio, in wide stereo for maximum tone, fidelity, body and clarity.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until December 31st, 2014 (regular $129 USD). Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or later.
More information: Soundiron / Brad Hoyt’s Harp Guitar
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