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FrozenPlain releases Ancient Chordophone for Kontakt

FrozenPlain has launched Ancient Chordophone, an unusual string instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

FrozenPlain Ancient Chordophone

Ancient Chordophone is a Kontakt 5 plucked string library. The sound could be described as an organic-hybrid guitar. It is not designed to be a ‘real’ instrument, but rather a fun and useful sound. It’s great for atmospheric stuff and for making rhythms using the included arpeggiator.

Ancient Chordophone features

  • Morphed presets – with synths, strings and sustained samples.
  • 3 round robin.
  • Attack/ Release and Low/High EQ controls.
  • Random slider that randomises note start time.
  • Arpeggiator with 6 presets.
  • Stereo recordings at 96kHz/24bit.
  • 21 sound design impulses.
  • 4 effects; distortion, rotator, reverb and tempo synced delay with presets.
  • 20 presets.

The library is available to purchase for $9 USD.

More information: FrozenPlain / Ancient Chordophone

8Dio releases CAGE String Edition orchestral effects for Kontakt

8Dio CAGE String

8Dio Productions has announced the release of CAGE String, the first title in a series of orchestral effects libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The CAGE String Edition contains an articulation list second and comes in high-resolution wave (.wav / 24 bit / 96khz format). We wanted to create something definitive and unrivaled. The String Edition alone contains over 1100 articulations and it is near impossible to find an effect not covered.

The incredible depth of articulations is supported by our custom CAGE Chaos Engine, which contains over 80.000 lines of code. The CAGE Chaos Engine allows you to take complete control of the samples and you can control over 1.500 sample parameters with a single click. In addition you can also randomize all the rack-fx (ex. trance-gate, filters, EQ).

So imagine having the deepest set of articulations with an incredibly intuitive and powerful Chaos Engine. An infinity of possibilities.

CAGE Strings is available to purchase for the introductory price of $419 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $499 USD). The library is also included in the CAGE Bundle incl. pre-order of CAGE Brass (March 5th) and CAGE Woodwinds (March 12th), priced at $897 USD.

More information: 8Dio / CAGE String Edition

FrozenPlain launches Phoenix instrument library for Kontakt

FrozenPlain Phoenix

FrozenPlain has announced the release of Phoenix, a strings and choir instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt which offers more than just samples.

Phoenix handles almost like a synth; it has envelopes, velocity controls, 2 customisable LFOs and 6 effects.

The sounds themselves originate from synthesisers and from granulised real samples – these have a characteristic smooth and organic sound. The 6 layers can be mixed, tuned, panned and even modulated with custom waveforms from LFOs.

Phoenix is good for big sustains – pads, string ensembles, ambient, spacy pads and it will work well for any genre.

Phoenix features

  • Samples originate from synthesisers. They have a smooth rich tone.
  • 6 layers or ‘oscillators’ which can be mixed, tuned and panned.
  • ADSR and velocity controls for volume and low pass filter.
  • 2 custom LFOs; draw your own waveforms and see the modulation happen.
  • Phoenix can create everything from realistic string ensembles to sci-fi beeps and pads.
  • 6 effects; chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion, reverb with 21 impulses and tempo synced delay.
  • 17 presets.

The library is available to purchase for $34 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

More information: FrozenPlain / Phoenix

AudioThing releases Strings instrument plugin

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AudioThing has announced a plug-in version of Strings, the sample library previously released for Kontakt and IRIS.

AudioThing Strings

Strings is a collection of sampled string instruments ported from our homonymic sampleset for iZotope Iris.

This soundset includes synths, pads, soundscapes, drones, and many effects derived from strings samples. The sampled instruments were a Tenayo AutoHarp, a Romanian Toy Harp, a Baton Rouge Soprano Ukulele, a Chinese Violin, and a Squier Bass.

Strings (VST/AU) features

  • 50 Instruments.
  • 50 Samples (44.1kHz/24Bit).
  • Formats: AU and VST (32/64bit).
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows.
  • Sample sets including: autoharp, toy harp, ukulele, bowed violin, bass.

Strings is available to purchase for 12 EUR.

More information: AudioThing / Strings

Spitfire releases Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 1 for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio Mural

Spitfire Audio has launched Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 1, a new British Modular Range series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

After the masterful simplicity of the Albion – epic ‘out-of-the-box’ orchestral ensembles and the finely crafted detail and beauty of the Sable chamber string range, Spitfire at last are creating the ultimate symphonic-sized detailed string collection as part of their comprehensive British Modular Range. Spitfire’s long term project to create the greatest sounding, deepest sampled and ultimately future proofed living orchestral virtual instruments collection on the planet today.

Mural offers a grand 60 piece string band (16, 14, 12, 10, 8) but is recorded and performed in such a way as to provide you with ultimate detail. It is not an epic dirgy sludge of trailer-making strings. It is pure in its detail and beauty and is designed to encourage and inspire you to write better orchestral music for your canon.

The library is available to purchase with an introductory 15% discount off the regular price of £399 GBP for the first two weeks.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 1

Kirk Hunter Studios releases Spotlight Strings for Kontakt + Group Buy launched

Kirk Hunter Spotlight Strings

Kirk Hunter Studios has launched Spotlight Strings, a virtual solo string library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This year Kirk Hunter Studios, a leading developer of high quality string, brass and orchestral sample libraries, is introducing its most advanced string sample library to date, Spotlight Strings, a solo strings library representing a breakthrough in realism and playability for string sample libraries.

Spotlight Strings is a SOLO STRING library comprised of 4 soloists per section and an optional “Ripieno” backup section. So it’s 4 solo string libraries in 1, and THEN some!

Spotlight Strings features

  • 4 solo violins.
  • 4 solo violas.
  • 4 solo cellos.
  • 2 solo basses.
  • Ripieno (Italian for stuffing or padding – refers to the bulk of instrumental parts of a musical ensemble who do not play as soloists, especially in Baroque music. These are the players who would play in sections marked tutti, as opposed to soloist sections. It is most commonly used in reference to instrumental music).
  • 5 GB content.

The library is available to purchase for $249 USD.

Kirk Hunter has also launched a Group Buy, offering up to 50% off every major Kirk Hunter Studios sample library.

Once you sign up, you can purchase now, get a free trial now, or at the end of the Group Buy, which ends Feb 1, 2014. If you purchase now, you will be given a refund of the difference between the price you paid and the Group Buy ending price. That way, you can enjoy the library(s) now.

More information: Kirk Hunter Studios

Prime Loops releases Epic Staccato Strings

Prime Loops Epic Staccato Strings

Prime Loops has launched Epic Staccato Strings, a sample pack featuring 885MB of dramatic string samples & orchestral loops.

Whether composing thrilling film scores or adding some extra musical excitement to Hip Hop, Pop, Reggaeton, R&B or any other genre, EPIC STACCATO STRINGS will deliver all of the theatrical, cinematic and emotional elements for your productions. From urgent arpeggios to exasperated, foreboding and gloomy basses, rousing chord progressions, harmonious string runs, suspenseful string sequences and elevating violin melodies there’s a vast range of colossal sounds constructed from scratch.

Plunging into your sample archive via direct download, EPIC STACCATO STRINGS delivers a huge 885MB of orchestral string samples into your hands. Each string loop, supplied in immaculate 24-bit High Definition clarity is arranged into its own category so you can browse folders of Arpeggios, Basses, Progressions, Runs, Sequences and Violin Melodies to find the perfect set of samples for your mix.

The sample pack costs £19.95 GBP. It is currently half off in the Prime Loops Xmas Sale.

More information: Prime Loops / Epic Staccato Strings

Cinesamples releases CineStrings for Kontakt

Cinesamples CineStrings

Cinesamples has announced the release of CineStrings CORE, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt that contains the basic set of articulations needed to do most of the traditional writing and programming for the string section.

The CineStrings Core Library is Cinesamplesʼ orchestral string sample library for Kontakt. Recorded at the world famous SONY Pictures Scoring Stage in Los Angeles, and mixed by veteran legend Dennis Sands.The CineStrings CoreLibrary covers the essentials of the orchestral string section, and functions as afoundation in any scoring palette.

CineStrings is revolutionary in its power and simplicity for recreating the sound ofthe orchestral string section. The library was designed by composers, for composers, with direct feedback from the film music community during its development. The result is a string library that is easy to use, composer-friendly,with unparalleled recording quality.

CineStrings library does not require you topurchase any additional sample playback software, and is licensed to work withthe Native Instrument’s free Kontakt Player. All you need is a sequencer likeLogic, Cubase, Digital Performer, LIVE, Protools, Cakewalk, or evenApple GarageBand and youʼll be up and running. You can also use CineStrings with your favorite notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.

CineStrings for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of $429 USD until December 3rd, 2013 (regular $499 USD).

More information: Cinesamples / CineStrings CORE