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
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Loopbased has introduced Ubertwang Vol. 1, a collection of guitar samples by Vanilla Groove Studios.
Ubertwang Vol. 1 delivers 45 twang-tastic guitar riffs, rhythms and hooks, arranged in 5 loop sets ranging from 80 to 140 BPM.
Recorded with a de-tuned Fender Stratocaster played through a classic tube amp, these loops will add some razor sharp bling to your tracks.
The Ubertwang Vol 1 pack is available to purchase for 15 EUR.
Loopbased has also introduced 10 other sample packs and soundsets from its suppliers Fox Samples, Sonic Drive Media, Vanilla Groove Studios, Doctor Doubledrop, Pulsed Records, Xenos Soundworks, and Molgli.
New packs at Loopbased
- Trap Town (Fox Samples) – ‘Trap Town’ from Fox Samples is a hot new product bringing you seven unique Construction Kits. This awesome pack is a blend of Trap, Dubstep and Complextro. These tracks will be a perfect match for the clubs.
- Dubstep Presets for Ableton Live Vol 2 (Sonic Drive Media) – SoundBank contains 31 Ultra Heavy Dubstep Presets for Ableton Live Suite which Utilize the Operator and Analog Synths Heavy Nasty Gritty Dirty Dubstep Patches for Ableton Live.
- Blues Guitar Grooves Vol 1 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – Add some grit and soul to your tracks with “Blues Guitar Grooves Vol 1″. This pack features 47 rough and ready blues guitar loops arranged in 7 construction kits (including wet and dry mixes), ranging from 63 to 109 BPM.
- NI Massive Psytrance Presets Vol 1 (Doctor Doubledrop) – Doctor Doubledrop returns with 70 high quality Psytrance presets for Native Instrument’s Massive synthesizer. The first volume of his amazing collection is now ready to be use in your projects!
- MIDI & Patches: Future Main Room Vol 2 (Pulsed Records) – ‘MIDI & Patches: Future Main Room Vol 2′ is the continuation of this series of products from Pulsed Records. Designed for producers of Pop, House, Electro, and Trance that require up-to-date, complex patches, MIDI and WAV files.
- 70s and 80s Synths for Massive (Xenos Soundworks) – ’70s and 80s Synths’ contains 64 retro-styled presets for Native Instruments Massive, invoking fond memories of that bygone era. All 8 Macros are intelligently assigned to each patch for maximum variation and expression.
- Ukulele Loops Vol 1 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – “Ukulele Loops Vol 1″ brings some chirpy sunshine to your tracks. This pack of lovingly crafted ukulele loops were recorded with a selection of high end ukes on a mid-summer’s day, with pixies flittering all about.
- Molgli’s 2013 Bundle (Molgli) – Molgli’s 2013 Bundle is the perfect package to help end your year and prepare you for the new one. This spectacular bundle is bursting with 12 amazing 2013 releases from Molgli, Cytik, ABJ & Adam Somers.
- No Mercy (Fox Samples) – ‘No Mercy’ from Fox Samples is a hot new product bringing you six banging Construction Kits. This product brings you over 600 MB of nothing but the finest Trap music.
- Finger Tap Arps Vol 1 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – From the makers of Odd String Thing, and Nylon String Arps, comes another world first. “Finger Tap Arps Vol 1″ brings you 61 finger tapping loops to liven up your tracks.
The packs are now available from Loopbased.
More information: Loopbased
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VST Buzz has launched a 1 week deal on the Cinematique Instruments Four Strings Bundle, offering 35% off a collection of 4 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Looking for some beautiful and unique sounding instruments to add to your collection? This bundle from Cinematique Instruments brings you 4 incredible sample libraries including the Baritone Ukulele, Monochord, Kantele and Bowed Psaltery.
This collection brings you intimate and subtle sounds – from the organic sounding Kantele to the lush Bowed Psaltery and from the overtone rich Monochord to the light Bartine Ukulele – this is a brilliant bundle which will help add new sounds and textures to your music.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $65 USD until October 22nd, 2013.
More information: VST Buzz