Soundiron has announced the launch of its Xmas Sale 2012, offering deals on Requiem Light, Emotional Piano, Apocalypse Ensemble and more .
It’s time for the last sale of the year and we’ve got some huge deals on Requiem Light and a bunch of our other all-time favorites. From now until the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve (12/31/12), you can save hundreds on a wide selection of great Kontakt libraries and grab an exclusive bonus library while you’re at it!
Soundiron is also offering a free sleigh bells sample pack with a purchase of any item.
We’re giving away a cool new holiday Sleighbells Micropak with the purchase of any item in our store during this sale! It covers 4 different sleigh-bell sizes (tiny to huge), captured right up close in wide stereo, with 8x round-robin and multiple dynamic layers. It’s all conveniently programmed into a modular GUI, with full shaping, arpeggiation, EQ and convolution FX/room simulations controls.
This library requires the full version of Kontakt 4 or later, but we’ve included unlocked samples to use in any wav compatible software you like. It features 290 samples and 260MB of fresh content! Just order anything in our store between now and December 31st and we’ll send you the free download!
Soundiron has announced the release of Ambius 2: Systematik, a 4.9GB beast of an organic synth collection built on adaptive groove-building and inspiring tone and texture shaping features.
The foundation of Ambius 2 is Soundiron’s Instrument Designer system, which allows you to combine a range of tuned percussive attack samples with a broad variety of richly detailed sustaining pads and leads.
Ambius 2: Systematik represents a huge new step forward in our quest to build a truly flexible and adaptive sample based atmospheric synth.
We wanted a broad collection of richly nuanced flavors with the ability to freely layer, blend and reshape a wide mix of percussive, tonal and textural elements into custom multi-layered dynamic and evolving instruments. We wanted a unified and powerful interface to combine detailed performance and tone shaping controls with a wide pallet of experimental and environmental convolution effects. We wanted a built-in tempo-locking step-sequenced filter and LFO engine that could be adapted to just about any other GUI control parameter on the fly without missing a beat. Ambius 2 is all of that and much more.
To celebrate the release of Ambius 2 Systematik, Soundiron is offering a $30 discount on the price and offering some amazing deals on Apocalypse Percussion, Cymbology, The Struck Grand and our Montclarion Hall Steinway until December 21st, 2012.
Soundiron has announced the release of a major update for Rust 2, a metallic percussion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Soundiron’s Rust 2 now features the Mega Mixer master preset.
For the brand new Rust 2 version 2.0 we went through all the previous presets with the due diligence of a true obsessive-compulsive. We tweaked key-mapping, zone mapping, fading and balance to really improve on the previous incarnation of this library in every way. We’ve designed a completely customized and automatable user interface that visually responds to your performance. Now each preset offers realtime control over every aspect of the sound, allowing you to shape note Attack and sample Offset to create gentle, ghostly pad-like sounds from even the harshest impacts. The Release control let’s you tighten the sound into a sharp staccato click or ping in one moment, or a long ringing sustain the next. Tuning is easy, with the Stepping and main Tune parameters. All of our most recent technological advances are included. Our powerful Uberpeggiator allows complex, adaptive arpeggiations and you’ll ﬁnd tempo-syncing resonant ﬁlter and volume LFOs build into nearly every preset. We’ve also included a parametric EQ and convolution reverb with over 50 room and FX impulses to choose from instantly.
We’ve also included our mighty Mega Mixer master preset, which lets you choose from any of the percussive elements in the library, load 10 of them dynamically, each with custom key-range, tuning and mapping to create your own ensembles, drum kits and tuned percussion orchestras. Finally, the Tuned Selector Ensemble presets give you instant access to sub-categorized collections of solo tuned percussion elements, with easy browsing and automatable instrument selection, while the standard ensemble presets lay it all out for you in convenient untuned drum-kits.
Rust 2 is available to purchase for $59 USD through December 12th, 2012 (regular $69 USD). The update is free for current owners of Rust 2.
In celebration of the updated, Soundiron has also launched a limited time sale for the Metal Collection, offering the bundle of Rust 1-3, Iron Throne, Tuned Artillery and Bronze Bin at a 35% discount.
Weighing in at nearly 12 GB of content, Metal Collection features over 300 flexible and intuitive Kontakt presets and over 12,000 samples.
For many of the presets, dozens of custom convolutions are integrated into the GUI and there is a range of automatable EQ, Reverb and sound-shaping to expand on the creative possibilities the libraries offer.
Metal Collection is on sale now for $149 USD through December 12th, 2012.
Soundiron has announced that its Tuned Micro and Granny Piano sample libraries are now available in Reason ReFill format.
We’re happy to finally announce the arrival of our first two ReFill Packs for Reason!
We’ve worked with Propellerhead to carefully optimize and redesign our classic Old Busted Granny Piano and Tuned Micro libraries specifically for the Reason 6 platform, with Combinator and NN-XT presets that truly capture the playability and advanced control functionality that people have come to love with these popular instruments.
While ReFills and Kontakt presets have very different capabilities and strengths overall, you’ll find many of the same familiar UI features, a variety of matching presets, stylized artwork and the same great sound. And don’t worry, we’ll be adding new offerings to our Reason catalog as time goes on to expand the selection for our Reason users. And existing customers of the Kontakt versions of these libraries are eligible to receive low cost cross-grades to the Reason version.
The Tuned Micro and Granny Piano ReFills are available to purchase for $29 USD and $49 USD respectively.
Soundiron has announced a limited time sale, offering a 30% discount on its sample libraries.
It’s Thanksgiving again and time to pig out and carve 30% Off on nearly everything in our store, including all of our already-discounted bundles.* From now through Tuesday, November 27th, just purchase any two or more items and simply check out. No codes, no hassle. It’s as easy as that. Click Here for more details.
You can grab Requiem Light for only $269 or our massive Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection for only $385! Check out our famous Emotional Piano for only $98 or the entire Piano & Keys Collection for only $245. And check out our brand new line of super-affordable bundles, including Metal, Bamboo, Stringed, Tuned Percussion, Micropaks Collection and many more at rock bottom once-in-a-year holiday pricing. We’ve also got a huge surprise to announce…
The brand new Mercury Symphonic Boychoir is quite simply the single most comprehensive, playable and powerfully sampled children’s choir ever released.
This traditional English all-boy’s choral ensemble features 42 staccatos & 42 sustaining marcatos both with 4x round-robin, 18 tempo-syncing Latin poly-syllabic sustains with phrase-synchronus polyphonic legato, unique poly-staccatos, dynamic true legato vowels with real-time speed control from fluid portamento to tight, drone and whispering chants, trills, sweeps, swells and other choral effects. You’ll also find two exquisite soloists (soprano/younger and alto/older), each with a wide range of poly-syllabic phrases, staccatos and fluid true legato vowel sustain.
Mercury Symphonic Boychoir is available to pre-order for $349 USD (regular $399 USD). The library is scheduled to be released January 15th, 2013.
Soundiron has announced version 2.0 of Old Busted Granny Piano, an upright piano sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We’re excited to announce the release of a major update for one of our oldest releases, Old Busted Granny Piano! This complete overhaul features lots of mapping tweaks, a new user interface and integration of all of our latest technology.
For the brand new 2.0 version of our Granny Piano, we’ve tweaked the mapping and layering to make it feel more responsive and natural, combined the “Tuned” and “Untuned” versions into a single preset with an easy Tuning mode switch and implemented our proprietary voice management technology to minimize noise-ﬂoor build-up while maintaining performance. We’ve also incorporated a full range of user controls to allow total sonic shaping, and ﬁne control over every detail of the sound.
You now have the power to shape note Attack and sample Offset to create gentle, ghostly pad-like sounds from even the harshest impacts. The Release control allows you to tighten the sound. Our powerful Uberpeggiator allows complex, adaptive arpeggiations and you’ll ﬁnd tempo-syncing resonant ﬁlter and volume LFOs build into nearly every preset. We’ve also included a parametric EQ and convolution reverb with over 50 room and FX impulses to choose from instantly. And ﬁnally, the brand new Geriatrocities atmospheric sustains preset includes 12 custom ambiencies that can be blended and shaped freely, including the ability to play with polyphonic legato and custom-blend two unique layers at a time.
The sample library is available to purchase for $39 USD through November 20th, 2012 (MSRP $49 USD). The update is free for current owners of the library.
Angklung is a unique instrument from Indonesia with a particular, short bamboo percussive flavor. At 3.5GB and over 6700 samples, our Angklung library features both dry studio and wet hall recordings. The Hall recordings also features three blendable mic positions and sustaining rattles with releases.
Our Sick series has evolved to a whole new level with the release of Sick 3, just in time for Halloween. Sick 3 features 4.39GB of professional dark/suspense/horror environments and over 300 custom convolution impulses. We also hand-crafted horrific demonic creatures, feverish states of sonic delirium, monstrously shambling slavering hordes and discordant fever dreams.
The libraries are available for the introductory price of $59 USD each until 7 Novermber, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST (regular $79 USD).
Soundiron is also celebrating Halloween with 10% off storewide on all orders over $79 USD with any 2 or more items through November 7th, 2012. Use coupon code sickangklung at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
Soundiron has introduced The Drinking Piano, a piano sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This fat-bottomed monster upright has a classic beer hall sound, evoking that signature sound of the roaring 20s and pre-war 30s. Captured with a historic Ivors & Pond upright, it has all of the wear and tear that you’d expect from a hundred-year-old instrument that has been played hard and put away wet, night after night, decade after decade. With a bassy, wide and fully present sound, we put you right on the old bench with the well-worn, cracked ivories under your fingers. We recorded it with large-diaphragm mics on the strings in a small hall, giving it all the body of a dry studio recording with just a hint of live ambiance in the tail.
The years of alcohol-fueled revelry have been less than kind to this once stately instrument. With worn and rickety key action, unreliable dampers, loose pedal mechanics, wear hardened felts, the occasional misaligned hammer and decades of baked-in dust, every key has all the character and frailty of a hundred-year-old bartender. But beneath the beer stains and cigarette burns, this massive aging troubadour has a substantial pedigree. It’s an original Ivors and Pond model from the dawn of the 20th century, made of solid mahogany, with expert hand-craftsmanship and detail rarely seen in any modern uprights.
Drinking Piano GUIWeighing in at 5.25 GB, The Drinking Piano features 25 Kontakt presets, over 1700 samples and over 50 custom convolution impulses. We’ve included standard and Lite presets, along with 16 special custom FX patches that take the sound in new directions. As always there is a range of automatable LFO, EQ, filter and sound-shaping to expand on the creative possibilities that this library offers. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite spirit and enjoy!
The Drinking Piano features the latest version of our Uberpeggiator arp system, optional tempo synching tremolo and resonant filter LFOs, custom convolution reverbs, parametric EQ and standard performance shaping parameters. Note Attack and Offset allow you to tighten the sound and create pad-like effects. You also have complete control over release timing and volume with extended decay settings, as well as separate pedal and hardware SFX.
Micro-tuning and stereo-imaging allow you to fine-tune how the piano sits in your mix with other instruments. The special Sober/Drunk switch gives you the ability to instantly tighten the sound wiping away years of wear and tear or hear the piano as it naturally sounds; a bit rough around the edges. The Tuned/Untuned switch corrects the tuning of the entire piano, getting it about as close as it will ever be again to 440 and fixing the misaligned hammer action that can be heard souring a few notes here and there.
The library is now available to purchase for the introductory price of $69 USD until October 17th, 2012 (regular $79 USD).