Known for her work with Zwan, Smashing Pumpkins and numerous collaborations and solo projects, Linda Strawberry’s voice has a smoky, intensely dynamic and truly expressive quality that is perfect for everything from cinematic scoring, indie rock and EDM, to dreampop, industrial and pan-ethnic composition. Her rich, mysterious and passionate voice and distinctive emotional performance style burn through the mix.
This 5.4 GB collection features deeply multi-sampled chromatic content, along with thousands of customizable live melodic phrases. It offers smooth long-form True Legato, sustaining and staccato vowels, a wide variety of vocal effects, ambiences and unparallelled user control. Voice of Gaia: Strawberry is designed for professional composers, producers and songwriters and may just be our most flexible and adaptive female solo vocal instrument yet.
Voice Of Gaia: Strawberry is on sale for $119 USD through September 15th, 2013 (regular $139 USD). Requires Kontakt 5.1 or later full version.
Soundiron has announced a sale on its Kontakt Player powered virtual instrument libraries.
Now is your chance to get three of our most popular libraries at the best prices of the summer, from now until August 1st! Grab the famous Requiem Light Player Edition for only $319! Get the legendary Emotional Piano Player Edition or Olympus Elements Player Edition for only $119 each.
Already own Kontakt and don’t need the Player Editions? Then you can get the unlocked open-format editions at an even bigger discount! That’s right, choose Requiem Light standard for a mere $289 or Emotional Piano & Olympus Elements for only $99 each!
Hurry, we’re discontinuing the open format versions of these three libraries for good when this sale ends. After August 1st, 2013, Requiem Light, Emotional Piano and Olympus Elements will be available as Kontakt Player libraries only.
Soundiron has launched Street Bukit, a Kontakt sample library featuring collection of 5 different buckets and 5 different pots and pans recorded in three ubiquitous urban environments: city street corner, open garage and a small apartment bedroom.
The Street Bukit is a deep collection of classic DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) drumkit sounds that are found in improvised urban street performers’ drum kits.
Common to cities around the world, you’ll often find street drummers playing an ecclectic variety of large and small plastic buckets, pots, pans and other scrap and found objects arranged into a rough sort of drum kit. They play with marching or rock drum sticks, jazz brushes, mallets and hands, with specialized technique for producing kick drum sounds – they left the edge of a large bucket with the side of their feet and them stomp or drop it back down in different ways to produce unique lo-fi “bass drum” sounds. As raw a concept as this might seem, skilled street bucket drummers can be profoundly virtuosic, with complex, highly nuanced rhythms, grooves and cadences ranging from drum corps to break-beat to drum n’ bass to industrial and tribal.
Street Bukit features
2.40 GB Installed.
22 nki Kontakt instrument presets (11 K4 / 11 K5).
24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format.
Open format to allow user customization.
The Street Bukit library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $47 USD until July 12th, 2013 (regular $59 USD).
Soundiron has also announced its 4th of July Sale, offering a 20%–40% storewide discount until July 12th, 2013.
Voice of Rapture: The Soprano represents a new benchmark in solo vocal sampling for classical operatic voices. As the first in our Voice Of Rapture SATB series, this powerful 3.5 GB collection of fully playable chromatic content and emotionally charged melodic phrases gives you more creative freedom, expressive power and work-flow flexibility than any other solo vocal library in the world.
We recorded in a close, totally dry studio environment with exceptional microphones and preamps to capture every subtle nuance. We then carefully prepared and edited each sample and hand-programmed each element into an unrivaled performance interface that delivers both efficiency and control. We’ve also included our comprehensive FX Rack panel, with multi-effects, compression, EQ, amp/speaker simulation and convolution reverb, featuring dozens of our most popular custom recorded rooms, halls, cathedrals and otherworldly fx impulses easily available right through the interface. The Soprano brings together superior programming, performance, quality and living, breathing soul into an unprecedented solo vocal solution that you will not find matched anywhere else!
The Kontakt sample library is available for the introductory price of $119 USD through June 20th, 2013 (regular $139 USD).
Soundiron has announced Olympus Elements, a choral toolkit that puts the core functionality and sonic quality of our complete Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection into a compact, efficient and convenient low-cost package for Native Instruments Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player.
This library is designed for both professionals and casual users in mind, with years of virtual choir engineering and refinement distilled down into one extremely potent and simple solution that captures the spirit and power of a full 63-voice symphonic choir.
Olympus Elements contains just the wide close stage blend microphone position for all 8 core vowel articulations: Ah, Ee, Eh, Ei, Ih, Mm, Oh and Oo. The choir is completely configurable, with independent control over male and female divisi sections. You’ll find sustains, staccatos and marcatos, with pp-ff dynamic layering and intelligent round robin. This choir packs a massive forte punch and velvety smooth piano dynamics, giving you complete expressive control and creative freedom. We also bring you our newly upgraded true ah & oo legato sustains, with up to 6-part polyphonic harmony and fluid interval shaping. The library also features a wide variety of classic choral effects, swells, sweeps, shouts, whispers and more. Each preset comes with an array of fine performance controls, EQ, 50 custom convolution environmental and fx reverbs to choose from. And of course, we’ve included our signature hand-crafted choral atmospheres, pads and evolving soundscapes to open up more creative possibilities.
The Vowel Master all-in-one preset gives quick access to the full choir, with realtime dual layer/divisi vowel selection & blending, sustain/staccato switching.
3.77 GB Installed.
Unlocked, non-compressed 24/48 wav samples.
Kontakt full retail version 4.2.4 or later required.
No online activation necessary.
Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player or Library rack.
Watermarked by Continuata.
Olympus Elements Player Edition
2.52 GB Installed.
Lossless NCW 24/48 audio format.
Works with Kontakt and free Kontakt Player (version 5.1 or later).
Powered-By-Kontakt format for Kontakt Player and Library rack compatibility.
Qualifies for the Native Instruments Kontakt cross-grade discount.
Requires serial activation through Native Instruments Service Center.
Watermarked by Continuata.
The standard edition is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $119 USD), the Kontakt Player edition is expected to be available shortly for the intro price of $119 USD (regular $139 USD).
Soundiron has launched a B-Sale, offering up to 30% off selected sample libraries.
To celebrate the v2 update of our classic Bamblong library, we’re offering up to 30% Off on these fantastic instruments from now through May 1st, 2013.
Bizarre Sitar: regularly $39 Only $27
Bowed Bucket Bass: regularly $29 Only $19
Bamboo Stick Ensemble: regularly $39 Only $27
Bronze Bin: regularly $15 Only $10
Breaker: regularly $39 Only $27
Bamboo Collection: regularly $167 Only $84!
Bamblong: regularly $49 Only $39
Soundiron has also announced a demo song contest, offering a chance to win the Anklung used for the recording of its sample library.
We’re also holding a song-writing competition to see who can craft the best demo using only content and features from Bamblong. The best entry will win the actual 18-piece Indonesian Angklung set that we recorded for our extensive Angklung library. Two runners-up will receive a free copy of the Angklung library and all three will become featured artists. Just send us your mp3 by May 2nd, 2013. We’ll announce the winners on May 9th!
Soundiron has announced the release of version 2.0 of its Bamblong sample library featuring the sounds of a hand-crafted Southeast Asian bamboo idiophone.
For our new version 2.0, we’ve added a full-featured custom user interface with powerful fully-automatable performance controls. The included EQ, Reverb and Uberpeggiator meta-arp system give the Bamblong 2.0 a whole host of new musical potential and playability.
Bamblong 2.0 features
5 Main Articulations:
Dry, Studio-Recorded Multisamples with Mallets
Dry, Studio-Recorded Multisamples with Brushes
Dry Brush Rolls w/ release samples
Wet, Hall Looping Sustains w/Release
Sustaining tonal pads and evolving atmospheres
2,519 Samples (standard pcm wav).
17 .nki files (unlocked format).
1.56 GB installed.
24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format.
Over 50 custom convolution reverb impulses.
Format(s): Kontakt 4.2.4 .nki and pcm .wav.
The sample library is available for introductory price of $39 USD through May 1st, 2013 (regular $49 USD). Requires Kontakt version 4.2.4+ full version.