Syntone releases Rosella virtual acoustic guitar for Kontakt

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Syntone Rosella

Syntone has launched Rosella, a virtual acoustic guitar instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This guitar was sampled with as much love as any orchestral instrument. After 17 hours of recording stretched over a few weeks (with many kebabs consumed), we captured over 6500+ samples of 16 different articulations. This is a comprehensively sampled library, resulting in a truly expressive sound.

After recording we created a customised script that includes intelligent string selection, legato, tremolo and dozens of options to really shape your sound. Our specially developed string engine behaves as a real guitar does, allowing you to emulate a realistic performance quickly , easily and without excessive programming or confusing controls.

Rosella features

  • 6500+ Samples.
  • Up to 4RR, 16 articulations.
  • Custom legato and scripting.
  • 48kHz/24-bit quality.
  • 7.42GB (3.18GB compressed).
  • Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ (full version).

The library is available to purchase for $139 AUD.

More information: Syntone / Rosella

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Syntone releases Metal Can Drums for Kontakt

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Syntone Metal Can Drums

Syntone has announced Metal Can Drums, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Metal is an interesting material. On the one hand, you can hit it to create a sharp attack and barely any release. But on the other hand, you can tap it and get a long, rattly sound.

That is the concept for the Metal Can Drums library: to provide a set of metal drums that give you the best of both worlds. The library comes with 8 round robin, 7-8 velocity layers, 33 different types of hits from 4 different types of cans and custom scripting, including a custom-made arpeggiator.

Metal Can Drums features

  • 8 round robin, 7-8 velocity layers.
  • 33 different types of hits from 4 different types of cans.
  • Custom-scripting, including an arpeggiator.
  • 48kHz/24-bit quality.
  • 1.35GB (572MB compressed).
  • Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 AUD until December 9th, 2013 (regular $40 AUD).

More information: Syntone / Metal Can Drums

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Syntone releases Piano Impacts for Kontakt

Syntone has announced the release of Piano Impacts, a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Syntone Piano Impacts
Piano Impacts for NI Kontakt comes with a custom-made arpeggiator.

This library consists of a multitude of different percussive strikes against an upright piano using wooden beaters, metal beaters, palms, knuckles and fists. Pedal samples were also recorded to give each hit extra power from the vibrating strings of the piano.

The whole package comes complete with a custom-scripted arpeggiator, built to give the user a number of options to vary their patterns and rhythms.

Piano Impacts features

  • 4 round robin, 4 velocity layers.
  • 36 different types of hits.
  • Custom-scripting, including an arpeggiator.
  • 48kHz/24-bit quality.
  • 532MB (204MB compressed) total.
  • Full version of Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 AUD until September 23rd, 2013 (regular $30 AUD). The free Light version is available to download from the product page.

More information: Syntone / Piano Impacts

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Syntone launches Bongos, Timbales & Xylofun for Kontakt + Piano Impacts freebie

Syntone has launched with the release of three percussion instrument libraries for Native Instruments: Bongos, Timbales and Xylofun.

Bongos

Syntone Bongos

This library is, as the name implies, a set of bongos we deeply sampled. A decent multitude of hits and a good supply of single and looped scrapes await the proud owner of this popular percussion instrument.

One hot day of Australian summer found us sampling these bongos. Battling the weather (it was REALLY hot), we eventually achieved the 1000+ samples we needed to create a product we were happy with.

Bongos features

  • 12 round robins for the hits.
  • 4 round robin for the scrapes.
  • 2 round robin for the looped scrapes.
  • Up to 8 velocity layers for the hits.
  • 1312 samples.
  • 48kHz/24-bit quality.
  • 169MB (91MB compressed).

Bongos costs $15 AUD.

Timbales

Syntone Timbales

The Timbales is a sample library consisting of a COWBELL and some other drums that make up the timbales.

We figured sampling just the cowbell alone would be counterproductive, so decided to sample the rest of the set, with 8 round robin, 8 velocity layers and custom scripting to keep each rhythm you create fresh and devoid of monotony.

Timbales features

  • 8 round robin.
  • 8 velocity layers.
  • 48kHz/24-bit quality.
  • 85.5MB (40MB compressed).

Timbales costs $10 AUD.

Xylofun

Syntone Xylophone

The Xylofun is a children’s xylophone we’ve meticulously sampled. It might be a child’s toy, but we can all still have a lot of fun with it!

The Xylofun was our first concept for a sample library. Recording was easy, but the sample-making was not. Turns out that tuning isn’t that important in toys for children. Thankfully, we’ve tuned it properly, sampled with 8 round robin and 8 velocity layers, created some hybrid variants and glued it all together with custom scripting, so now it won’t make you cringe when you hit an off-note.

Xylofun features

  • 8 velocity layers for the clean instrument.
  • 8 round robin with optional neighbour borrowing (potential total of 24RR).
  • 2 clean and 4 hybrid instruments.
  • 48kHz/24-bit quality.
  • 740MB(431MB compressed).

Xylofun costs $25 AUD.

Syntone Piano Impacts

Syntone is also offering a free version of the upcoming Piano Impacts library.

Slapping pianos is nothing new; the likes of George Crumb and Henry Cowell were doing it when most of us weren’t even born yet.

We had a piano. We had things to hit it with. Put two and two together and you get this lovely little library.

The free version is available to Syntone Facebook fans. It is limited to 1 velocity layer and does not include the arp available in the full version.

All Syntone virtual instrument libraries require Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.

More information: Syntone

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