Rhythmic Robot releases Lorenzo & Busker for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has announced Lorenzo, a vintage reed organ instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Rhythmic Robot Lorenzo

We have a bit of a soft spot for reed organs. They can add an instant blanket of breathing, organic warmth to a track. Their tuning’s never perfectly stable. The reeds are never quite in sync. The fan noise adds a dash of high-frequency texture to each note. Overall, we can’t get enough of them.

The Lorenzo is a compact four-octave reed organ. No chord accompaniment buttons; no tone controls; just keys and reeds and a fan breathing air over them. So it only does one thing, but the sound it makes it just fantastic.

Lorenzo features

  • Rich, vintage reed organ tone.
  • Individual control over key on and key off samples, randomised for authenticity.
  • Vintage attack captures the original characteristic sound of the reeds; Clean attack gives a snappier, modern sound.
  • Tremolo, rotary and two types of distortion.
  • Tilt EQ to tailor the tone.
  • Separately adjustable fan noise.

Lorenzo for Kontakt is available for the introductory price of £4.95 GBP (regular £5.95 GBP).

Rhythmic Robot has also recently released its Busker percussion library.

Rhythmic Robot Busker

Busker takes its inspiration from those blond-dreadlocked chaps on street corners, and aims to put the smell of old sweat and weed into your DAW courtesy of some street-vibe percussion: cajon, knee-snare, foot stomp, and two kinds of tambourines.

Tambourines in particular always sound kind of anodyne in the big sample libraries; these are warts-and-all wonders of realism, with shakes, rolls, hits and many many randomised round-robins to add natural variation.

Busker features

  • Everything you need to add some hippie street vibe to your tracks.
  • Foot stomp, Cajon, portable wire Knee Snare, and two kinds of Tambourine.
  • Multiple round-robins and velocity layers for organic variation.
  • Hit things with hands or sticks and beaters.
  • “Street” knob adds instant trashy grunge for a more sweat-stained feel.

Busker for Kontakt is available for the introductory price of £5.95 GBP (regular £9.95 GBP).

More information: Rhythmic Robot

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Toontrack releases The Blues EZX + MIDI pack

Toontrack The Blues EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of The Blues EZX, a sample library featuring 2 drum kits and grooves, sampled and played by Hans Lindbäck.

You can’t fool a blues lover. You know that it’s all about the craft, about the touch, the feel and the heart. We know you can spot a fake from a mile away. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the real deal – the custom, the calfskinned, the road-worn: The Blues EZX.

The Blues EZX comes with two complete kits; a 1970s Gretsch and a calfskinned Swedish Levin set from the 1940s. On top of that, it features contemporary Paiste and Sabian crashes, vintage Zildjan A and K series cymbals as well as extras such as a suitcase and a set of calfskinned tambourines. All instruments were handpicked and in many cases road-worn by the sampling drummer himself, a blues musician with more than half a decade worth of experience behind the kit playing the blues. It was recorded in an empty Swedish theater and later mixed in a high-end studio through vintage and modern outboard gear. The end result is a cross-pollination between new and old; warm and characteristic sounds that cover the whole range, from old school to modern, from dry to ambient. This is the sound of then, now and time to come.

The Blues EZX features

  • Two complete kits (1970s Gretsch & 1940s Levin).
  • Sabian/Paiste/Zildjian A & K cymbals.
  • Calfskin drumheads on Levin kit.
  • Suitcase & two vintage calfskinned Grover tambourines.
  • Included custom MIDI library.

The Blues EZX is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $89 USD.

Toontrack The Blues EZX MIDI

Toontrack has also introduced the Blues EZX MIDI, a large selection of drums suited for any type of blues or rock song.

This MIDI pack comes from The Blues EZX and features a large selection of drums suited for any type of blues or rock song. It was played by longtime blues drummer Hans Lindbäck, a phenomenal musician with decades worth of experience behind the blues kit and on the road.

The Blues EZX MIDI costs 25 EUR / $29 USD.

More information: Toontrack

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Sun.io releases free Pink Tambourine for Kontakt

Sun.io has announced Pink Tambourine, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sun.io Pink Tambourine
Free tambourine sample library for Kontakt.

This patch contains a sampled tambourine. It has 5 round robin layers, each containing 8 individual hits. This tambourine patch only works in the latest version of Kontakt.

Pink Tambourine features

  • Sampled Toca TCT10-PK 10 inch Colorsound Tambourine.
  • Recorded with Shure SM57 in Reaper at 16 bit 44.1Khz, through a LINE 6 UX2.

The sound library is a free download at Sun.io

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Noisefirm releases Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Noisefirm Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Noisefirm has released the Complete Shaker & Tambourine percussion sample library.

Complete Shaker & Tambourine features a wide array of percussive instruments and textures in meticulously organized and ultra-usable rhythm sets and samples.

From egg shakers and maracas to tambourines and caxixis, NoiseFirm CS&T is a comprehensive collection of groove-enhancing elements for your next project.

The full release includes all loop and sample content.

Complete Shaker & Tambourine features

  • 33 different percussive textures: 3 Egg Shakers, 5 Studio Shakers, 3 Maracas, 5 Tambourines, 2 Tamshakers, 4 Caxixis, 4 Ethnic Shakers, 3 Household Shakers, 4 Miscellaneous.
  • Sample content
    • Kontakt (4 and later)
      • 95 total velocity layers per articulation.
      • 5 round robin groups, 19 velocity layers each.
      • 33 instruments/articulations.
      • 3135 Samples.
      • Custom scripting for enhanced performance and flexibility.
    • EXS:
      • 95 velocity layers.
      • 33 instruments/articulations.
      • 3135 samples.
    • Each format includes 8 sampler instrument files: ALL, Shakers, Tambourines, Exotic, ALL lite, Shakers lite, Tambourines lite, Exotic lite. 3 “One shot” samples per instrument/articulation are also included for quick and easy use in your DAW/Sampler.
  • Loop Content
    • 1518 total loops.
    • 33 instruments/articulations.
    • 46 unique rhythms per instrument.
    • Rhythms for both 4/4 and 6/8 (3/4) time signatures.
    • Loops available in both “Left Hand” and “Right Hand” patterns for a nearly infinite number of natural loop combinations.
    • Created using OmniGrüv technology for use at a massive range of tempos with no artificial time-stretching or audio degradation.

The sample library is available to purchase for $59 USD. The samples and loops are also sold separately for $49 USD each.

More information: Noisefirm / Complete Shaker & Tambourine

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Subtersonic releases Black Swamp Tambourine free sample pack

Subtersonic Black Swamp Tambourine

Subtersonic Music has released a free Black Swamp Tambourine sample library.

This is for all the people who have graciously provided many great, free samples over the years. I have made my own sample pack featuring a Black Swamp tambourine.

Remember seeing that band where the singer was haphazardly bashing on their hip a plastic circle with thin steel jingles? This is my response to that and my vision of what a tambourine should really sound like. You may be asking, “Tambourine? That’s lame, why bother?” Well, I hope to show with these samples the nuance and charm of this instrument that is underestimated. Use it for orchestral scoring, ethnic/ world beats, or to spice up your rhythm tracks with a new sound.

Black Swamp Tambourine features

  • Model TD2, 10” diameter, ash body, calf skin head, hand hammered Phosphor bronze zills.
  • Articulations at several velocity levels: Dry, shake roll, shell pound, standard hit, thumb roll, staccato thumb roll, zill spin, zill click, head slap, doum and tek.
  • The samples are in .wav format. I have included a mapping for the sampler ShortCircuit as well.

This sample pack is available to download at no cost.

More information: Subtersonic

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