Corin Neff has announced the release of Project Xebra, a soundset for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Project Xebra is a collection of experimental soundscapes, bizarre percussion, and glitchy, gritty, cinematic sequences.
To boot, it’s got some bread-and-butter synth patches, some experimental basses, a few mallet sounds, and some nature based soundscapes that are quite complimentary to the rest of the collection.
Project Xebra features
- 102 patches for u-he Zebra.
- Includes 6 Animal soundscapes, 12 Basses, 12 Drums, 4 Mallets, 24 Sequences, 32 Soundscapes, 12 Synths.
- Requires Zebra 2.7.0 or higher.
The soundset is available to purchase for $20 USD.
More information: Corin Neff / Project Xebra
Patchpool has announced the release of Sonic Cinema for HALion 5, a sound library featuring cinematic soundscapes, evocative pads and musical textures designed for producing epic soundtracks, ambient music and anything that needs inspiring sonic ingredients beyond the ordinary.
Sonic Cinema also contains dark cinematic brass instruments made with/derived from sampled instruments like the sousaphone, trombone, euphonium and french horn which were exclusively multisampled for this library, mainly in a dry studio environment. Some of the french horn recordings were conducted in a church.
Then there are also sounds in this library made with/derived from a multisampled acoustic guitar played with an electric bow and you will find some beautiful and otherworldly chime and glass sounds. Scraped Tamtam sounds add another mysterious dimension to this sound collection. Some playful and complex sequencers as well as some metal impact sounds derived from field recordings complete the sonic picture.
The 92 patches combine HALions outstanding granular engine, the normal sampling mode and the very versatile synth module. Eight Macros and the Modwheel are programmed for each preset which enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds, many patches also use Aftertouch, Sphere-modulation and keyswitches. FlexPhrasers and Trigger Pads were used to create the arp and sequencer patches.
The library is available to purchase for 59 EUR. Full version of HALion 5 is required.
More information: Patchpool / Sonic Cinema for HALion 5
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the upcoming release of the Abstractions sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.
Abstractions is the second sound bank title by Richard Devine in AAS’ Sound Bank Series following the Microsound Textures title for the Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer. This collection of 127 signature sounds covers standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique aesthetics. These finely crafted sounds range from super precise percussion hits to rich and intricate ambient textures and are sure to provide many hours of exploration in evocative soundscapes.
“We worked with Richard on Ultra Analog VA-2’s factory sounds at the time of the release last Fall; We enjoyed the sounds so much that we asked him for more in the form of a signature sound bank,” says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “The result is a collection of exclusive sounds that once again showcase beautifully Richard’s style and mastery of sound design.”
The Abstractions sound bank will be available in the first quarter of 2014 for $39 USD. The instant download delivery package will include both an Ultra Analog VA-2 bank file as well as the free AAS Player plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems
Soundiron has announced the release of Phonautograms v2.0, an upgraded and expanded collection of atmospheric instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This historic instrument is drawn from some of mankind’s earliest known sound recordings, drawn from archival source carefully restored by First Sounds. Based on inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s 1860 “Gamme de la Voix” vocal scale recording, this collection features playable vintage chromatic sustains, as well as newly crafted modern sound-designed creative ambient and electro-percussive content.
For the new version we’ve expanded the sample content by tenfold and added a custom Kontakt user interface that features automatable dynamic volume swelling, note attack, note release, sample start offset and pitch transposition. We also added nearly 200 MB of new ambient material crafted from the source in the form of 31 synths, evolving soundscapes and dark atmospheres. We also created a variety of newly resynthesized percussive hits and FX from the source, building a unique kit with 41 electro kicks, snares, hats, toms and fx. Our custom DSP effects rack is also featured for Kontakt, featuring customizable distortion, EQ, filter, delay and much more. The convolution reverb effect contains 70 custom-recorded environmental and FX impulse responses.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5 USD until December 25th, 2013 (regular $10 USD). During this sale, a free copy of the special edition Sleighbells multisample library (283 MB) is included with a purchase of Phonautograms.
More information: Soundiron / Phonautograms
Leap Into The Void has released Enchantment Of Absynth Vol. 1, a soundset for the Absynth synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.
Enchantment Of Absynth is about organic expression. Soundscapes that evolve like they have a life of their own. Lead sounds that sense and react to every little nuance of your playing. Bass sounds that will bite anything, should you want them too.
You’ll find evolving pads, tempo-synced soundscapes, darkness, ominum and distortion, percussive sounds, synthetic physical models of acoustic instruments yet to be invented, and more. A total of 110 Absynth presets.
Suited for anything organic, be it electronica, film music, dark ambient, contemporary art-music, progressive rock, minimalism, metal, jazz, pop, games production, drum & bass, etc.
The soundset costs 29.95 EUR. Through January 12th, 2014, it is available for 17.97 EUR when using discount code LIVEOA40 at checkout.
More information: Leap Into The Void / Enchantment Of Absynth Vol. 1
Arte Nuovo has launched a Christmas Sale, offering up to 30% off its soundsets for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer by u-he and Reveal Sound’s Spire synthesizer instrument.
Arte Nuovo soundset
- e-motion for Reveal Sound Spire, a soundset filled with 128 wonderful, emotional, evolving, from deep & warm to icy thin, out of the box production ready pads. Additional sounds include a variety of really useful keys, bass and lead, plucked instruments and drum sounds.
- Padsheaven for u-he Zebra features 96 expressive, evolving, moving synth pads, both uplifting, light and airy as well as warm, deep, dramatic mysterious and icy, and 32 carefully selected keys, leads, plucked instruments, drums & basses.
- Padsheaven 2 for u-he Zebra is 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.
Individual soundsets are on sale for $20 USD each (regular $25 USD), the bundle of Padsheaven and Padsheaven 2 is $35 USD (regular $45 USD). The sale ends January 5th, 2014.
More information: Arte Nuovo
ADSR Sounds has announced Film Score, a sample library featuring 270+ sounds by Premier Sound Bank.
Whether you are preparing to score a film, or simply enjoy incorporating live orchestral instruments into your music, our Film Score sound pack serves as a great tool to apply to your productions.
With a total of 273 sounds included, we provide you with the building blocks needed to create the highest quality film scores and orchestral sessions possible.
We stock you up with everything from elaborate horn sections and emotional string arrangements, to ambient samples and cutting edge sound effects.
Film Score features
- 273 sounds in WAV format (24bit/44.1kHz).
- Includes 21 Horn Samples, 21 Trombone Samples, 14 Trumpet Samples, 21 Tuba Samples, 42 Violin Strings, 14 Bass Strings, 14 Cello Strings, 21 Viola Strings, 35 Soundscapes, 20 Ambient Samples, 50 Cutting-edge Sound Effects.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $22 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Film Score
Luftrum has announced an update to its Luftrum 9 soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
All arpeggios in Luftrum 9 are now assigned to the integrated arpeggiator in DIVA and included are 10 extra variations of some chosen Arp presets, so Luftrum 9 now contains 74 presets in total.
The new update of Luftrum 9 is sent out to all customers.
Luftrum 9 features
- 74 presets ranging from smooth ambients pads to gentle arpeggios, berlin school sequences and synth emulations inspired by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Royksopp and Jean Michel Jarre.
- 21 Ambient Pads.
- 19 Arpeggios + 10 variations.
- 15 Synths.
- 4 Soundscapes.
- 3 Sound Effects.
- 2 Strings.
- All arpeggios are assigned to the arpeggiator in DIVA v1.3.
The soundset costs $23 USD. Until December 31st, 2013, a 50% discount code can be found on the Luftrum website.
More information: Luftrum / Luftrum 9