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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

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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

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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

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Sound Magic updates Orchestral Strings One to v1.1

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Sound Magic Orchestral Strings One

Sound Magic has released version 1.1 of its Orchestral Strings One, a free hybrid modeled string orchestral 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 you’re 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 v1.1

  • Improved Dynamic System to a fully dynamic system by raising the ceiling of the volume.
  • Adjust the Attack Volume value for Sustain notes.
  • Change the default setting to turn on the CC Tone Color Mode.
  • Apply True Stereo algorithm for Built in Reverb Engine.
  • Fixes the position of Active button on GUI.
  • Slightly Improved CPU.
  • Many minor changes.

Orchestral Strings One is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) at no cost. The update is available from KVR Audio.

More information: Sound Magic Orchestral Strings One

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Sound Magic releases Orchestral Strings One—Free hybrid modeled string orchestral instrument

Sound Magic has introduced Orchestral Strings One, a free string orchestral instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Sound Magic Orchestral Strings One

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 you’re 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!

Violins, violas, cellos and basses are considered to be nearly impossible to sample into realistic sounding instruments. And the String Ensemble is the holy grail of these string instruments. KVR’s Developers Challenge has provided Sound Magic with an opportunity to push the boundaries of our Hybrid Modeling Technology by creating Orchestral Strings One. Our quest for extreme realism not only lets us flex our engineering and computational chops – it gives you an incredibly useful freebie!

Orchestral Strings One features

  • Innovative Sampling technologies put 14 violins, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses into One instrument.
  • Neo Hybrid Modeling Engine make the full strings section into 200MB.
  • Innovative Key Switch and Controller system makes it ideal for use in live performance.
  • Can real-time switch between Spic, Staccato, Pizzicato, Legato, Cresando, Decresando, PFP, Vibrato, Tremolo, Trills and Sordino by Key Switches and MIDI Controllers.
  • Fully controllable legato system.
  • Auto Rhythm Tool helps you better and quicker play repeated notes on fly.
  • Multi Microphone Positions, Player, Audience and Ambience/Room.
  • Small RAM usage and Light on CPU.
  • Built-in High-Quality Reverb.
  • Built in 64-Steps Sequencer enable users to compose their string phrases in a quickest and efficient way.
  • Support Add-ons System.

The plugin is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Orchestral Strings One

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Organic Loops releases Real Strings Vol.4 – Hip Hop sample library

Organic Loops has released Real Strings Vol.4 – Hip Hop, a collection of real string samples by Pete Whitfield.

Organic Loops Real Strings Vol 4 Hip Hop

Real Strings 4 – HipHop is the brand new sample pack of quality scored string ensembles by Pete Whitfield. These authentic samples were recorded in Pete’s studio where he records real strings for major labels, TV companies and radio/media companies as a highly sought after arranger, in fact the strings for Kanye West’s Track, To The World were recorded by Pete and so you can guarantee you are in for a treat with Real Strings Vol4 Hip Hop.

Now is your chance to ditch those cheesy keyboard workstation string sounds and drop the real deal into your productions, with every nuance and feel that comes from a live performance, these string samples will raise your productions and give you hands on control of powerful, emotive String ensembles that could launch you into the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame!

Real Strings Vol.4 – Hip Hop features

  • 249 full loops, 72 phrase loops + 321 REX2 files (716MB content).
  • Recorded in 24bit/44.1 kHz, at tempos between 75-100 bpm in minor and modal keys.
  • Each file is tempo, and key labelled with extra descriptions including things like flowing, pizz, pulsing, rhythm, riff, bold, simple, disco, classical etc. Loops are also identified as ‘full’ or stripped down versions – ‘high’ or ‘low’.
  • Includes 12 scores in MIDI, PDF and Sibelius formats.
  • Apple Loops version sold separately.

The sample library is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / Real Strings Vol.4 – Hip Hop

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Native Instruments releases Action Strings — Kontakt string orchestra by Dynamedion

Native Instruments has introduced ACTION STRINGS, a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string orchestra.

Native Instruments Action Strings

Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT PLAYER, ACTION STRINGS delivers driving string phrases and short motifs with an extremely natural and expansive sound. The flexible instrument provides producers of all skill levels with a inspiring resource for adding drama and movement to film and game scores, as well as rock, pop and urban tracks.

Performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague, Action Strings provides producers with over 14GB of musical phrases, carefully sampled by renowned score production company Dynamedion. The orchestra is made up of a high ensemble featuring 22 violins, eight violas and six cellos, as well as a low ensemble containing ten violas, eight cellos and six basses. The phrases range from basic rhythmic patterns to intricate melodies, each recorded live in every key, and in two dynamic levels.

With ACTION STRINGS, these phrases become playable and adaptable to any project. Producers of any expertise level can instantly create ‘big screen’ orchestral results, selecting phrases with the left hand while controlling chords, melodies and tonality with the right. Created with ease of use and flexibility at the forefront, ACTION STRINGS allows for blending between dynamic levels via the mod wheel, and simple switching of the harmonic patterns to minor or major via velocity level.

All of the over 150 phrases are organized into themes of five, with five additional custom slots available. All slots can be assigned or changed easily via the phrase browser, with every phrase being playable in all keys. The phrases are selectable via keyswitch and can be played in trigger mode or synced to the ’1′ of a host software’s tempo. Utilizing KONTAKT’s Time-Machine Pro time stretching algorithm, tempo can be adjusted in real time, allowing for the creative use of effects such as Ritardando or Rallentando.

ACTION STRINGS was created by Dynamedion – soundtrack composition specialists renowned for their work in the European computer game market. High profile projects such as Halo Legends, Call of Duty 4 and Battleforge games – as well as movie trailer scores for The Last King of Scotland, The Bourne Ultimatum and 10,000 B.C. – have won the company numerous prizes and music awards in the past decade.

The Action Strings library for Kontakt 5 and the free KONTAKT PLAYER is available to purchase for $339 USD / 299 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Action Strings

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AudioThing Strings sample library for Iris and Kontakt released

AudioThing Strings

AudioThing has announced the release of Strings, a sound library for iZotope Iris and Native Instruments Kontakt.

Strings is a collection of sampled string instruments processed through the incredible features of iZotope Iris to get a wide range of new sounds. 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. The modulation wheel is assigned to different parameters in each patch.

The Kontakt version is a collection of sampled string instruments ported from the Iris sampleset.

Strings features

  • 50 Paches/Instruments
  • 44.1kHz / 24Bit Samples
  • 145 MB (Kontakt) / 94 MB (Iris)

Strings for Iris and Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of $12 USD until September 14th, 2012 (regular $15 USD).

More information: AudioThing / Strings

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