AudioThing has released a plugin version of its Soundscapes Vol.1 sound library.
Previously released as a sample library for NI Kontakt, Soundscapes Vol 1 is now available in VST/AU plug-in formats.
Soundscapes Vol.1 features soundscapes, textures and ambiences divided into two main categories: concrete and gear.
The raw concrete samples were recorded in different places across Europe (Paris, Dublin, London and Naples) using studio or handy equipment. The raw gear samples were recorded from hardware synthesizers like a Custom Eurorack Modular Synth, guitar pedals and noisy toys like the Thingamagoop 2.
Soundscapes Vol.1 features
- 30 Instruments.
- 48kHz / 24-bit.
- Formats: AU and VST (32/64-bit).
- Platforms: OS X, Windows.
- Sample sets derived from: water/boiling, escalator, fans, fridge, rain, sand, violin, voices, mixed synths and effects.
Soundscapes Vol.1 costs 10 EUR.
Until April 23, 2013, all AudioThing products are available at a 15% discount in celebration of AudioThing’s 2nd anniversary. Use coupon code 2YRS at checkout (excludes bundles).
More information: AudioThing / Soundscapes Vol.1
The Unfinished has released Omnisphere Horizon II, a collection of 128 patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere aimed at electronic/hybrid film scoring and atmospheric electronica.
In Horizon II you will find deep, punchy basslines; pulsing, thrilling synth sequences; evolving, driving percussion loops; lush, detailed pads and soundscapes; plus growling basses, emotional pianos and epic impacts.
This comprehensive and immersive collection is designed to be a ‘go to’ resource for soundtrack and electronica projects, whether you’re looking to add depth to an existing track or kickstart some brand new ideas. The scope of the 128 sounds in Horizon II is wide enough to write whole cues without using any other synths or libraries; and all the sounds have programmed with immediate, flexible and dynamic control dialled into the modwheel function.
Horizon II builds on the dark, dynamic underscore nature of Horizon, adding a number of ‘lighter’ more ethereal sounds in the spirit of composers/producers such as Cliff Martinez, Brian Eno and Thomas Newman. If you need fresh, new sounds for your film, game or media project, then Horizon II is an essential bit of kit.
The original Horizon is already being used in films, TV series and games soundtracks around the world.
Omnisphere Horizon II is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP. A free ‘taster pack’ of 15 sounds from the collection can be download for free.
More information: The Unfinished / Omnisphere Horizon II
Channel Robot has launched Cinematic City, a new Grid Machine//Slice series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Cinematic City is filled with atmospheric elements, wide angle soundscapes and moving shifting sound. Erie looping, drifting alien sound beds, rhythmic deep bass and percussion all available in the new Grid Machine//Slice Version 2 interface.
Cinematic City’s delivery in Grid Machine//Slice Version 2 allows you to create stuttering, fading chopped loops and glitch sounds from any of the included material, every loop can be cross mixed with up to 11 others, variable repeats (stutter), reverse and mute effects, user designed pattern structures, random slice playing, trigger envelopes, match all these with 10 fully modulatable effects and all the functionality of Grid Machine Slice V1 means thousands upon thousands of variations each customisable to suit your exact needs is right there at your finger tips.
The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. Required Kontakt 5 full version.
More information: Channel Robot / Cinematic City
Arte Nuovo has announced the release of Padheaven 2, a soundset by Joseph Hollo for the Zebra 2 virtual synthesizer instrument by u-he.
The continuation of the successful padsheaven, a brand new collection of lyrical, dramatic pads, effects and soundscapes and much more from a multiple golden and platinum record owner composer.
Like the first version, you can use them in almost all styles from classical pop/rock ballads to moviescores or even in the most up to date compositions.
Padsheaven 2 features
- 99 expressive, evolving, moving synth pads, both uplifting, light and airy as well as warm, deep, dramatic mysterious and icy.
- 19 carefully selected Keys, Leads, Plucked instruments, Drums & Basses.
- 15 Arpeggiated and rhythmical synths.
- Total of 128 + 3 variation + 2 bonus presets, a demo MIDI and Cubase project file.
- The expression of the patches was highly optimized through common controllers.
The soundset costs $25 USD. A bundle with Padsheaven is available to purchase for $45 USD. Requires Zebra v2.5.2.
More information: Arte Nuovo / Padheaven 2
The Unfinished has announced the release of Massive Darkscore IV, the latest release in the Darkscore series, which aims to provide cutting edge digital electronic sounds for hybrid film scoring and atmospheric electronica.
Darkscore IV is a collection of 200 high quality patches for NI Massive, full of gritty basslines, energetic synth sequences, deep pads, roaring basses and dark soundscapes.
If you are looking to add some deep, dark, driving electronics and atmospherics to your music, this collection provides you with a huge range of sonic possibilities. At its core it is targeted at the darker side of electronic film scoring, but is also flexible enough to be used in atmospheric electronic genres such as dubstep, ambient and industrial. The collection has been influenced by recent film scores, such as Total Recall and Judge Dredd, as well as the twisted electronic tones of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Each patch comes with flexible control via the eight macro knobs, allowing you to quickly control the tone and dynamics of the sounds and providing access to hundreds of new variations.
Darkscore IV for Massive is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP (requires NI Massive 1.3 or higher, .nmsv format). A free demo pack is available to download.
More information: The Unfinished / Massive Darkscore IV
Luftrum has launched Luftrum 10, a soundset for Iris the sample-based synthesizer by iZotope.
Textured pads, classic pads and organic soundscapes defines the essence of this soundbank.
Inspired by the sounds of Mother Earth and pioneers from the early electronic music scene, make sound worlds collide in harmony!
Luftrum 10 features
- 64 Presets for iZotope Iris
- 28 Ambient Pads
- 15 Soundscapes
- 10 Synths
- 5 Sound Effects
- 3 Bass
- 3 Keys
- Includes 200 MB royalty free Luftrum samples.
The soundset costs $23 USD.
More information: Luftrum / Luftrum 10 for IRIS