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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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