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Producers Choice releases Urban Strings for Kontakt

Producers Choice Urban Strings

The Producers Choice has announced Urban Strings, a professional grade string sample library made exclusively for urban and hip-hop music producers.

Urban Strings Sample Library runs in Kontakt 5 – and comes with over 1.35GB of instruments & instrument stacks.

We concentrated on big, full, EPIC sounding ensembles, and giant staccato and pizzicato strings. If you need huge and realistic strings then this sound module was made for you. Whether you compose hip hop, EDM, trap or even film scores & soundtracks – Urban Strings will blow you away.

Urban Strings features

  • 1.35GB – 23 Full Kontakt Instruments in total (including 6 Multi Instrument Stacks).
  • Also comes as multi-sampled WAV version (C1-C6) to use with other samplers.
  • 9 Full String Ensembles, 2 Spiccato Patches, 2 Pizzicato Patches, 3 Orchestra Hits, 1 Tremolo, 6 Multi Instrument Stacks.
  • 200MB of royalty free orchestral loops and construction kits.

The sample library is available to purchase for $59.99 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Urban Strings

Embertone releases Intimate Strings Lite: Solo Cello for Kontakt

Embertone has recently released Intimate Strings Lite: Solo Cello, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Solo Cello

Our free Solo Cello was created for our Facebook community – it’s an octave + of a slurred solo cello with controllable mic positions.

Although the instrument is lightweight, don’t be fooled – it has many of the same expressive capabilities as our solo violin, “Friedlander”, because it’s powered with many of the same sampling techniques.

Solo Cello features

  • Solo cello – TRUE Slurred Legato.
  • 3 Mic Positions recorded 24/96.
  • 1 Octave Range (1.5 Stretched).
  • Controllable vibrato and dynamics.
  • Additional bonus patches.
  • Full Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.

The Solo Cello library is available to Embertone Facebook fans.

More information: Embertone / Solo Cello

Organic Loops releases Real Strings Vol. 5 – Uplifting Cinematic

Organic Loops Real Strings Vol 5

Organic Loops has launched Real Strings Vol. 5 – Uplifting Cinematic, a collection of string loops by Pete Whitfield.

Pete Whitfield is back with a fresh set of Real String loops featuring Uplifting Cinematic arrangements capable of adding drama and suspense into any musical production. These authentic string samples by Organic Loops were recorded in Pete’s studio where he regularly records Real Strings for major labels, TV companies and radio/media companies.

Not only does this collection boast inspiring soaring melodies, rhythmical stabs, heart wrenching and uplifting chord progressions, it delivers full string loops with breath-taking, epic results that you couldn’t possibly recreate. Along with these massive resonating sounds, there are stripped-back versions giving you the option to mix and match for what is suitable for your production.

In detail expect 1.47 GB of 24Bit loops ranging from 120-130 beats per minute, there are 640 Wav loops arranged into 10 separate Uplifting sequences with both full mix ensembles and stripped down instrument loops for maximum flexibility. Also included in the pack are a set of compatible Piano Chord loops and all the scores in MIDI, PDF and Sibelus format for those who want to dig even deeper.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / Uplifting Cinematic

Spitfire Audio releases Sable String Vol 2

Spitfire Sable Vol 2

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Sable Volume 2, a string library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Spitfire are delighted to release the hotly anticipated second volume in our detailed new String library. Volume 2 contains the Violin 2 section (providing you with a smaller totally different group of violinists, sat in a different position to give you a true orchestral spread), Viola and Bass sections, and between volumes 1 and 2 you have an incredibly beautiful and dynamic, responsive collection of players.

Each section is fully controllable individually, and is recorded with 7 mic positions, through rare and classic mics in one of the greatest recording studios in the world, through Neve ‘Montserrat’ mic pres and then on through the Neve 88R onto tape, and finally through Prism converters into Protools at 96k. We present the library in Kontakt 4.2.4 and higher format (FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT REQUIRED) at 48k, 24bit.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £299 GBP until May 14th, 2013 (regular £399 GBP). Prices ex VAT.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Sable Volume 2

EastWest intros Silver Editions of Hollywood Strings & Hollywood Brass

EastWest

EastWest has announced the release of Silver Editions of its Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass virtual instruments for Windows and Mac.

The price for these editions is $199 each, which is an incredible bargain given the critical acclaim this series has received, and the fact the Gold and Diamond versions are in wide use by top composers. The Silver editions allow students and those who are on a tight budget or use average computers to work with sound quality and detail only known from movies and professional recordings.

Hollywood Strings is the most detailed string orchestra library available today. Recorded with a live orchestra at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO 1, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were produced, Hollywood Strings offers unprecedented control over sound and performance. This collection of virtual sounds made by co-producers Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen and Emmy Award winning sound engineer Shawn Murphy is a must have compositional tool for serious composers.

Hollywood Brass, also recorded at EASTWEST STUDIO 1 and the second installment in the Hollywood series, is the most powerful, realistic and extensive brass library ever created. Revolutionary fanfare patches are light on computer resources, but offer the most playable and instantly gratifying results on just one midi channel. Especially noteworthy are the articulations which really show how far EASTWEST went to create the ultimate orchestral brass library. Just like the Gold and Diamond editions, Hollywood Brass Silver contains pure Hollywood magic.

The Silver editions allow all musicians to experience superb samples and work on the same level as top professionals. They are a great opportunity to get one’s feet wet before moving on to the larger Gold and Diamond editions to which customers can easily upgrade for the difference in cost and a small upgrade fee of $50 (€40).

  • Diamond editions include all 5 mic positions, includes bow change legato and divisi exclusively and 24-bit samples
  • Gold editions include 1 mic position, all other instruments and articulations except these detailed above and 16-bit samples
  • Silver editions include 1 mic position, with limited instruments and articulations and 16-bit samples

More information: SoundsOnline

The Drum Broker intros !llmind 808s & String Breaks

!llmind 808s & String Breaks

The Drum Broker has announced 808s & String Breaks, a sample pack by !llmind.

“For the longest time, I’ve had the idea to develop a complete sound kit consisting of nothing but string sections. Classical music has played a huge part in my life, and throughout the years, I’ve learned to appreciate the various textures that string instruments deliver, regardless of genre, from cellos, to violins, to epic 30 piece string orchestras.

“808s & String Breaks” is a culmination of 2 of my favorite textures: heavy TR-808 kick drums, and royalty-free string compositions. I’ve partnered up exclusively with www.hiphopdrumsamples.com to bring to you this unique and exciting special edition BLAP KIT. I hope it inspires you to create amazing musical pieces of your own!” -!llmind

!llmind 808s & String Breaks features

  • Over 120 audio files (over 1.6GB worth) of authentic !llmind 808 kick drums & original string riffs, in 16-bit/44 WAV format.
  • All string riffs were completely composed by !llmind, including violin solos + groups, cello solos & complete multi-piece string orchestras. String Riffs vary, from aggressive 87 BPM minor chord “street sounding” riffs, to 120 BPM Pop compositions & everything in-between!
  • All 808 kick drums were sampled from an actual TR-808, into an Ensoniq ASR-10 AND Akai S-20 at 33khz/12-bit for maximum warmth + punch!

The sample pack is available from the Drum Broker for $24.99 USD.

More information: The Drum Broker / 808s & String Breaks

Organic Loops releases Strings Ultimate Collection Series 1

Organic Loops Strings Ultimate Collection

Organic Loops has launched Strings Ultimate Collection Series 1, the first in a new series of high quality string solo and ensemble loops by Frontline Producer.

For the last few weeks here at Frontline Towers, we have been perfectly attired in our white tie and tails, turning imaginary sheet music, randomly tapping batons (pens, pencils, drumsticks) on imaginary podiums (books, radiators, colleagues heads etc.) and generally walking around with an uncommon air of gravitas and distinction.

The reason for all this pomp, well we have been cooking up “Frontline Producer Ultimate Strings Vol. 1″; the first in a sizzling, appassionato series of sample packs that brings you all the power of a string orchestra that you can fit snugly in your waistcoat pocket.

Our strings were recorded through a selection of “Class A” vintage ribbon mics, including Coles, Neumann and AEA, meticulously edited and bounced at 44 kHz and 24bit in 2, 4, and 8 bar loops.

In Detail Vol1 is a 750mb collection of 312 riffs, rhythms, tremolos and glissandos, with a root tempo of 130bpm, in the keys of A, E and G.

From cinematic productions, to epic sounding House, Rockstep, and Electro tracks, we give you all the tools necessary to produce some serious music.

The sample pack costs £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / Strings Ultimate Collection Series 1

Sound Magic releases Orchestral Strings One VST for MAC + Concert Strings Preset

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Sound Magic Orchestral Strings One

Sound Magic has announced the release of the Mac VST version of its Orchestral Strings One free virtual instrument.

Orchestral Strings One was recorded utilizing the legendary acoustics in the famous Berliner Hall – home of the world class BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER. Our full string orchestra contains 14 violins, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses. Now it’s your turn to experience this huge orchestral section as a useful string instrument. Sound Magic has created Orchestral Strings One as a single ensemble complete with the beautiful ambience of this amazing hall. This incredible instrument will quickly become your “go to” string orchestra. No longer will you have to try and build a similar sound with several different string instruments or sections, burning up tracks, RAM, CPU cycles and your valuable time!

Changes in Orchestral Strings One

  • Updates main framework to Version 2.0 and do not need to install runtime library any more.
  • Improved Capacity for Mountain Lion System, but not suggest current MAC AU version users to update.
  • Add MAC VST support.
  • Fixes a bug which cause Orchestral Strings One can not pass logic validation under some systems.

Sound Magic has also released a Concert Strings preset for Orchestral Strings One, which contain several styles of sound for users to use.

The Orchestral Strings One and presets are available to download from KVR Audio.

More information: Orchestral Strings One