Audiowiesel has announced the release of E-Ukulele, a free ukulele instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.
We sampled an electronic ukulele (Les Paul model) from Epiphone. At the beginning it was just a fun project and we kept adding new sample content for private use only. Now, we decided to make this available to the public as free download in order to let everybody use this in their own productions.
All samples in E-Ukulele are mixed totally dry in order to give you the greatest amount of flexibility. This way you have total freedom of spatial placement and the role E-Ukulele plays in your production (like a melodic or background instrument).
- 11x round robin per note per velocity (single notes).
- 14x round robin per chord per velocity (7x down-stroke, 7x up-stroke).
- Everything is in 4 velocity layers (Core).
- 10 different chord structures on every root tone (major, major6, major(-7), major7, major9, minor, minor6, minor(-7), sus2, sus4 and even dead notes).
- Control over ADR and round robin.
- 1.2 GB Kontakt .ncw format.
- Sample resolution: 44,1kHz / 24bit / stereo.
E-Ukulele is a free download at Audiowiesel. Requires full version of Kontakt v5.3 or higher.
More information: Audiowiesel / E-Ukulele
8Dio has announced the release of the Ukulele Bundle, comprising the Ukulele Solo and Ukulele Strummer instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Solo Ukulele contains over 2.200 samples and we recorded the Uku in great details, including hundreds of natural fret and release noises. In addition we also recorded natural strum samples, so you can play chords with natural true strum sounds. 8Dio Ukulele Solo comes with 15 core patches divided into Fingered, Thumber and Morphed categories. The fingered category was recorded with dedicated four-finger position for realistic sound for advanced playing styles (ex. arppegiations) – whereas the thumbed category has a slightly softer sound, which gives the Ukulele a somewhat softer, warmer character. The morphed category contains the Ukulele mixed with other instruments (ex. Grand Piano, Tonal Percussion and other modified instruments designed to match the character of the Ukulele.
Ukulele Strummer is the follow-up to our Ukulele Solo library. The Ukulele Strummer contains over 4.734 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 13 common rhythm types. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our x-legato technology. The X-legato system allows you to combine any chord and rhythm at any given time giving you an infinite amount of combinations. In addition the Ukulele Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times – you will get natural subtle variation. The Ukulele Strummer also contains chords in perfect 5th – allowing you to shape virtually any chord by combining it with our Ukulele Solo library.
The Ukulele Solo and Ukulele Strummer both contains our new CHAOS FX 3.0 system, which contains a variety of additional FX controls, including macro controls, filter, EQ, bit-crusher, distortion, new stereo delay and two separate convolution reverbs, Transform and Reverb. Transform adds experimental convolutions to your arsenal and Reverb contains a collection of superior impulses in case you want more traditional reverb. Everything comes integrated – one click away from your mastery.
The bundle is available for purchase for $149 USD.
More information: 8Dio / Ukulele Bundle
PatchArena has launched SFZ FLukelele, a virtual ukelele instrument.
Sampled Instrument from a finger plucked Ukelele. Perfect for composing Ukelele on a breezy summer afternoon.
Instrument programming features include 5 “round robins” for each note using neighbor variation techniques. This provides natural variation on consecutive notes.
Use this free SFZ as a way to compose Ukelele lines with your favorite SFZ Player. With reverb and other effects this also works well for any plucked acoustic instrument part within the same range. Experiment with chorus, reverb, and other effects!
The library is a free download from PatchArena.
More information: PatchArena / SFZ FLukelele
VST Buzz is offering a 40% discount on the Ukulele Bundle, a collection of ukulele instruments for Native Insturments Kontakt by Wavefactory.
The Wavesfactory Ukulele Bundle is the ultimate sample libray bundle for writing ukulele music! The bundle contains two powerful and versatile libraries for Kontakt – “Ukuele Strum” and “Ukulele Finger” which are over 1.3GB in total!
Ukulele Strum is divided in 5 octaves – with the right hand you play downstrokes and with the left hand you play upstrokes. Major and minor chords were recorded in upstrokes and downstrokes (5 velocity layers and 3 round robins), along with fret noises, open strings and mutes. Also included are midi files with predefined patterns to use in your track, or to help build your own ones.
Ukulele Finger sampled individual notes of a ukulele played with fingers (4 velocity layers and 3 round robins). All notes have been sampled (no pitch shifting), with fret and release noises sampled also to provide more realism.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $16 USD until May 27th, 2014.
More information: VST Buzz
Wavesfactory has released version 2.0 of its Ukulele Strum virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We first launched “Ukulele Strum” on August, 2012. It had no GUI and no scripting but it quickly became a great success because of its simplicity and good sound.
Now we update it to version 2.0, featuring:
- 2 mapping options.
- Doubler with spread and delay controls.
- Imaging, mono mode and stereo flip.
- FX: EQ and reverb.
- Screen in where you can see the direction of the hand.
- Screen in where you can see the direction and type of chord.
The library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR. Previous customers can get the update for free.
More information: Wavesfactory / Ukulele Strum
Vir2 Instruments has launched Acou6tics, a Kontakt powered virtual acoustic guitar instrument.
Following in the footsteps of Vir2 Instruments’ award-winning Electri6ity electric guitar virtual instrument, Acou6tics applies the same advanced technologies to re-imagine the virtual acoustic guitar.
Vir2 has meticulously recorded six different acoustic instruments: a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele, and presents them in astonishing detail. It features both plectrum and finger picking, and Blumlein stereo recordings alongside the piezo pickup perspective.
Thousands of samples across more than a dozen articulations were recorded for each instrument, including sustains, mutes, releases, legatos, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, harmonics, and effects. Acou6tics also features virtual room control with adjustable mic distance and sympathetic resonance.
Acou6tics for Kontakt and Kontakt Player costs $399.95 USD.
More information: Vir2 Instruments / Acou6tics
Mkhitaryan has announced a free Strum Ukulele sample pack and Royal Grand piano and African Djembe instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Let’s add some chirpy sunshine to your music. A little loop pack from MKHITARYAN Pr.
How often does someone have a Ukulele around? So here is a must have pack for island/hawaii/pop music producers.
The pack contains 20 high quality ukulele loops in two formats` 24bit Wav and AIFF (Apple Loops). The pack is royality and absolutly FREE.
Legendary GRAND PIANO software, its structural transparency, balanced register, and poetic and original style are the definitive characteristics of this Studio piano.
Home recording techniques using high-end equipment provided the raw material for the award-winning KONTAKT sample engine, ensuring the Royal Grand is indistinguishable from the original.
Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. In the Bambara language, “djé” is the verb for “gather” and “bé” translates as “peace”!
African Djembe is a studio-quality 24-bit, 2Mb nki Instrument that allows you play your keyboard exactly like a hand drum.
The sample pack and Kontakt libraries are available to donwnload at no charge.
More information: Mkhitaryan