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Soniccouture launches The Attic instrument bundle for Kontakt

Soniccouture has released The Attic, a bundle of 10 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soniccouture The Attic

The Attic : a project to document and sample interesting, characterful instruments that may not always be the obvious choice when we think of classics.

Instruments which, when added to a track, instantly add some special magic, even if it is due to the fact that it sounds a bit cheap or quirky.

We asked around some friendly producers: Neil Davidge, Adrian Utley and Liam Howe were all happy to open up their attics to us, and the resulting collection is a fascinating journey into the corners early analogue synthesis, offering a huge palette of sounds to reach into when you need colour, character and exuberance.

The Attic features

  • 10 Unique Instruments: Roland RS202 String Machine, Korg LP10 Analog Piano, Suzuki Omnichord, Jennings Univox, Minikorg 700s, Hammond Solovox, Synthi AKS, Roland SH2000, Godwin String Concert, Philips Philicorda
  • Authentic Analogue Sample modelling.
  • Over 350 Presets.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.
  • 7.8 GB Core Library.

The Attic is available for purchase for $149 USD / £119 GBP / 129 EUR. Until May 2nd, 2014, you can use coupon code URR3K3Y to get $30 USD / 20 EUR off.

More information: Soniccouture / The Attic

Waldorf intros Streichfett hardware string synthesizer

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Waldorf has introduced Streichfett, a hardware synthesizer unit that combines the best of the now extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s.

Waldorf Streichfett

Its dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and a monophonic solo section, which is essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago. The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser or Reverb. Alternatively, the Effect section can be used to animate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs.

The Solo Section offset presets named Bass, E-Piano or Clavi, and just like in your typical string machine, the sound has little to do with that name. Instead, these are shimmering and slightly percussive sounds that blend well with the string section.

Streichfett features

  • Fully polyphonic Strings Section with Violin, Viola, Cello, Brass, Organ and Choir presets.
  • 2′nd Layer with Violin/Viola Voicing.
  • Ensemble Effect for String Section.
  • Typical String Envelope Generator with Crescendo and Release.
  • Monophonic Solo Section, offering Bass, E-Piano, Clavi, Synth and Pluto sounds.
  • Dedicated Tremolo for Solo Section.
  • Switchable Envelope generator with variable Sustain setting and Attack/Decay (Release) function.
  • Effect Section with Animate, Phaser or Reverb.
  • Layer or Split for Solo Section.
  • Dedicated balance knob for quick adjustment of layered/split sounds.
  • Fully programmable with 3 x 4 memory locations.

Pricing and availability TBA.

More information: Waldorf / Streichfett

Full Bucket Music releases Nabla string synthesizer

Full Bucket Music has released Nabla, a free string synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Full Bucket Music Nabla

The Nabla is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® simulating the KORG Delta DL-50 Strings Synthesizer from 1979. Is is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption.

Nabla features

  • Paraphonic Synthesizer and Strings sections.
  • Up to 64 voices polyphony.
  • Synthesizer section:
    • Four band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators.
    • Additional noise generator.
    • 4-pole zero-delay feedback bandpass/lowpass filter.
  • Strings section:
    • Two band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators.
    • 2-band equalizer.
    • Ensemble effect.
  • Flexible pitch/filter modulation by LFO or noise.
  • Tweaks (not to be found in the original Delta):
    • “GOD Mode” to provide true polyphony.
    • Panning for Synthesizer/Strings sections.
    • Built-in phaser and delay effects.
  • Double precision audio processing.
  • All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers.
  • Plug-in comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
  • Fully compatible with SM Pro Audio’s V-Machine™.

The plug-in is available to download as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Full Bucket Music / Nabla

Cluster Sound releases Rhapsody free Live Pack

Cluster Sound Rhapsody

Cluster Sound has announced the release of Rhapsody, a free Ableton Live Pack featuring the sounds of the Rhapsody 490 polyphonic analog string synthesizer by Elka.

The Rhapsody 490 comes with just three sounds (Violoncello, Strings and a combination of these two sounds) characterized by a fixed distinctive chorus effect. But the unit used for this library has been equipped with a switch that allows to activate/deactivate the chorus, definitely a very useful hack!

Rhapsody is a multi-sample Live Pack based on 6 recordings created by sampling the three sounds with and without the chorus effect. Rhapsody delivers 21 Live Presets (with useful macro controls) each of which consists of 49 perfectly-looped samples (each note of the 4-octave keyboard).

Rhapsody features

  • 220 MB content, 24 Bits/44.1 Khz.
  • 6 Multi-sample Recordings (294 samples).
  • One sample per note (4 octaves).
  • Perfect loop-points (no crossfading).
  • 21 Live Presets.
  • 15 Sampler/Simpler devices.

The Rhapsody pack is a free download for registered Cluster Sound users (requires Ableton Live 9/Suite 9).

More information: Cluster Sound / Rhapsody

GForce releases Virtual String Machine Expansion Pack

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GForce VSM Expansion Pack

GForce Software has announced the release of the Virtual String Machine (VSM) Expansion Pack for its VSM instrument for Windows and Mac.

Containing 18 new instruments, 60 sample sets, including the iconic GX-1, Polymoog Vox Humana & ARP Quadra and over 400 new patches, the VSM Expansion Pack offers fresh inspiration by extending the range of tones now available to registered VSM owners.

VSM Expansion Pack features

  • 18 classic and rare string machines.
  • 60 individual sample sets.
  • 400+ Patch library.
  • 49 notes, each individually sampled and looped.
  • Layer Expansion sounds with the original library.
  • Over 2.5GB of data.
  • Alternative GUI.

The Expansion Pack is available to purchase for the introductory price of £49.99 GBP inc VAT until January 31st, 2014.

More information: GForce / VSM Expansion Pack

Musicrow launches Holiday Sale – 50% off Reaktor ensembles, soundsets & plugins

Musicrow has announced its Holiday Sale, offering a 50% discount on all its Reaktor ensembles, Arturia soundsets, and VST plug-ins.

Musicrow Sale

Golden Ensembles 3 for NI Reaktor, Analog Sound Collection for Arturia Synths, and our VST Plug-Ins: Everything 50% OFF. It’s Xmas!

Musicrow products

  • Golden Ensembles 3, provides you an exclusive collection of 45 cutting-edge Reaktor ensembles for NI Reaktor-5. Now just 84 EUR.
  • Analog Sound Collection, unleash the full potential of your Arturia synthesizers with this exclusive collection of 1200 designer sounds! Now just 59 EUR.
  • VST plugins: Piano Trilogy (3 realistic virtual pianos), Vintage Strings MkIII (virtual string machine), Magic Vox (based on guitar harmonics), Vinyl Boy (vinyl scratching). All plugins are 50% off.

All products are 50% off for a limited time only.

More information: Musicrow

Full Bucket Music updates The deputy Mark II to v1.0.4

Full Bucket Music The deputy Mark II

Full Bucket Music has released version 1.0.4 of The deputy Mark II, a free string synthesizer instrument for Windows.

The deputy Mark II is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® (both 32 and 64 bit) in the tradition of classic string machines and early “polyphonic” synthesizers, written in native C++ code for high performance.

Changes in The deputy Mark II v1.0.4

  • Double precision audio processing.
  • Fixed Mono re-trigger issues.

The plug-in is available to download as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Full Bucket Music / The deputy Mark II

Tronsonic releases Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1

Tronsonic Solino String Proto Ensemble MK1

Tronsonic has announced the release of Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A recreation of an imaginary EMINENT SOLINA STRING ENSEMBLE ‘PROTOTYPE’ – perhaps found in the basement of the old Eminent factory in Holland.

Sampled from the original MARK1 version (with ensemble effect always ON).

With customisable ‘EQ MODULATION’ EFFECT (see 2nd video down), plus 2 PHASERS – allowing a different variety of ensemble with a wide range of movement, for complex and evolving synthesized orchestral sounds.

The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £14.99 GBP until November 1st, 2013 (25% off regular).

More information: Tronsonic / Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1