Sounds And Effects releases Reggae Guitar for Kontakt & Reason

Sounds And Effects Reggae Guitar

Sounds And Effects has announced the release of Reggae Guitar, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Propellerhead Reason.

Reggae guitar playing style is much different than rock, jazz guitar or other styles – it’s much more oriented towards rhythm and rhythmic accents and noises than just playing leads or chords. Mutes notes are important – half mutes, full mutes, even mutes with vibrato. And of course, reggae has leads as well, usually with a strong hard rhythmic feel.

The Reggae Guitar sound library / virtual instrument for Kontakt or Reason brings that kind of stratocaster based rhythmic guitar sound to the desktop by including pitched chucks and chuckas, strum noises, finger noises, various different kinds of muted notes, including 6 layers of soft to hard mutes, and also extra punchy mutes, vibrato mutes, five layers of lead guitar soft to hard, plus slapped or plucked lead notes, pulls offs, special delay effects and bonus loops.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49.95 USD until November 30th, 2014 (regular $59.95 USD).

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Sounds And Effects releases The Mandolin sample library

Sounds And Effects The Mandolin

Sounds And Effects has announced the release of The Mandolin, a sample library for Reason and Kontakt.

With the release of ‘The Mandolin from Sounds And Effects,’ Sounds And Effects brings the same attention to detail, the audio fidelity and responsiveness of ‘Pure Acoustic Guitars’ to the mandolin. The new instrument includes the following articulations:

  • Picked – four velocity layers
  • Fingerstyle -Two different styles, five velocity layers each, round robin switches between the two styles and between finger style and picked (round robin is for Kontakt only)
  • Muted notes -Soft and hard
  • Strums -two speeds, hard and soft, also low octave strums
  • Tremelo -three speeds
  • Plucked
  • Fret noises and chops – in each preset and mapped below the mandolins low range

Presets allow for key switches from pretty much any articulation to another, for instance fingerstyle to picked notes, pick to pluck, mute to pick, picked to fast or slow strum, picked or fingerstyle to tremolo, and so on.

The Mandolin features

  • 795 samples, 24bit/44.1kHz.
  • Reason: 44 NNXT presets, 44 Combinators, 1.06 gigs uncompressed / 433.5 megs packed. Requires Reason 6 or higher.
  • Kontakt: 45 presets, 1.06 gigs. Requires Kontakt 5 or higher.

The Mandolin is available for purchase for $59.95 USD.

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Sounds And Effects releases ODD Reason ReFill

Sounds And Effects has announced the release of the its ODD Reason ReFill library for Propellerhead Reason.

Sounds And Effects ODD Reason ReFill

The ODD Reason ReFill from Sounds And Effects samples a vintage ARP Odyssey, but then takes a decidedly non vintage turn, using these samples as the basis for entirely new sounds using Reason’s powerful synth engine for a more modern and decidedly non vintage sound. Pitch dives and rises, bass wobbles, zaps, warbles, bleeps, trills, sub basses and buzzy squelchy leads.

ODD makes extensive use of the Combinator to take the NNXT presets in an entirely different direction. Many of the Combinator presets combine two NNXT presets with Reason’s powerful BV512 vocoder so that parameters like the important Vocoder Shift Control are ready accessible by the user. Other presets stick more closely to the ARP.

There are also three different default Combinator / Vocoder presets pre wired so that the user can easily choose from any of the 200 NNXT Presets, and simply plug them any into the Vocoders’ carrier and modulator inputs – potentially and rapidly creating hundreds of exciting new sounds.

In addition there are 175 REX loops.

The ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49.95 USD (regular $59.95 USD).

More information: Sounds And Effects / ODD Reason ReFill

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Sounds And Effects releases Netherworld II

Sounds And Effects Netherworld II

Sounds And Effects has announced the release of Netherworld II, a sample library in Kontakt, ReFill and Wav formats.

Sounds And Effects Netherworld II with Fright Violin Effects starts where Netherworld left off, it adds frightening and eerie violin special effects, such as slides, pitch dives and rises, and tremolando, special bowings, screeches and squeals generated by playing on the wrong side of the bridge, and more.

There are also long drawn out soundscapes, as well as metallic scrapes, big deep booms, distorted bells, processed male and female screams, dark terror night forest ambience, strange night winds, humans being pursued by various monsters, or trotted off through an eerie jungle to a human sacrifice.

In addition to that there are more traditional monsters, like werewolves, zombies, vampires and bats, apparitions, ghouls and ghosts, haunted houses, and processed breaking glass.

The Kontakt and Reason presets generally make use of the mod wheel to control filter cutoff, or to cross fade to another version of the sound.

The sound library costs $59.95 USD.

More information: Sounds And Effects / Netherworld II

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Sounds And Effects releases Distressed Vinyl for Kontakt & Reason

Sounds And Effects Distressed Vinyl

Sounds And Effects has released Distressed Vinyl, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Propellerhead Reason.

A must have for most modern music styles from downtempo to hip hop. Warm and inviting, yet mangled and distorted turntable / vinyl record and reel to reel tape effects including popping, static, LP and 45 RPM record Que-ing and clicking and hiss, loud and obnoxious scratches, rhythmic scratches, reel to reel fast forward, rolling off the end of the tape, mic’ed tape recorder noise & tape Que-ing.

All mixed and processed using resonant band pass or low pass filters (real time mod wheel control), saturation, tasty distortion, flanging, phasing or chorus effects, bit reduction and more.

The sample library costs $39.95 USD. Requires Kontakt 5 or higher, or Reason 6.5 / 7.0 or higher.

More information: Sounds And Effects / Distressed Vinyl

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