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Wavesfactory updates Ukulele Strum to v2.0

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Wavesfactory has released version 2.0 of its Ukulele Strum virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Wavesfactory Ukulele Strum 2.0

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 releases Acou6tics

Vir2 Instruments Acou6tics

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 releases Strum Ukulele sample pack + Royal Grand & African Djembe for Kontakt

Mkhitaryan Strum Ukulele

Mkhitaryan has announced a free Strum Ukulele sample pack and Royal Grand piano and African Djembe instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Strum Ukulele

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.

Mkhitaryan Grand Royal

Royal Grand

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.

Mkhitaryan African Djembe

African Djembe

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

Loopbased intros Ubertwang Vol. 1 + 10 sample packs & soundsets

Vanilla Groove Studios Ubertwang Vol 1

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

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

35% off Cinematique Instruments bundle at VST Buzz

VST Buzz Cinematique Instruments Bundle

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

Cinematique Instruments updates Ronroco to v1.1

Cinematique Instruments Ronroco

Cinematique Instruments has released version 1.1 of the Ronroco virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Ronroco is a stringed mandolin like instrument of the Andean regions. It has a sound box traditionally fashioned from the shell of an armadillo or tortoise, now often made of wood. It typically has 10 strings in five courses of 2 strings each. Primarily played in traditional Andean music, today, it is often to be heard in the music of Gustavo Santaolalla.

As a bonus we also recorded a soprano Ukulele which was manually customized from a four to eight string version.

Changes in Ronroco v1.1

  • Ronroco
    • A bug concerning the arpeggiator has been fixed.
  • 8Ukulele
    • The strumming engine now has a cursor light which indicates the current bar position.
    • A bug which caused wrong starting points in strumming engine has been fixed.
    • A problem with the keyswitches has been fixed.

Ronroco for Kontakt is available to purchase for 27 EUR. The version 1.1 update is now available to download to Ronroco users.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Ronroco

Sound Dust releases Rubber Bass sound library

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Sound Dust Rubber Bass

Sound Dust has announced the release of Rubber Bass, a bass sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Rubber Bass is sampled from a funny little Kala ukulele bass. It’s about the size of a kid’s guitar and has big fat rubber strings which are a nightmare to tune.

It’s not very loud acoustically but when DI’d, it has a wonderful round, rubbery bottom end with a lovely hint of twang which belies its tiny stature.

Its a little bit double bassy, but essentially has a character all of its own. It’s not likely to be your go-to-bass sound , but for certain things it is bloody marvelous!

The sample library is available to purchase for £15 GBP. A simple 9-velocity layer SFZ version is also available.

More information: Sound Dust / Rubber Bass

Cinematique Instruments releases Ronroco & 8string Ukulele

Cinematique Instruments Ronroco & 8string Ukelele

Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Ronroco & 8string Ukulele, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Ronroco is a stringed mandolin like instrument of the Andean regions. It has a sound box traditionally fashioned from the shell of an armadillo or tortoise, now often made of wood. It typically has 10 strings in five courses of 2 strings each. Primarily played in traditional Andean music, today, it is often to be heard in the music of Gustavo Santaolalla.
As a bonus we also recorded a soprano Ukulele which was manually customized from a four to eight string version.

In order to build a realistic instrument we recorded both instruments with 4 different microphones positions. Finally we decided to release two different ronroco instruments: a raw Ronroco with a mix of all microphones and a fine Ronroco with just one close microphone.

The Ronroco was recorded in 4 Round Robin variations and 3-5 velocity layers. Both patches are coming along with several options to shape the sound such as EQ, cabinet, distortion, reverb, delay and a soft touch button for a more gentle playing. Beside that, the fine version includes also a simple arpeggiator with separate pad and noise control. The Ronroco is very inspiring and will certainly enrich your music production.

The 8string ukulele is available in 3 kinds of single notes (muted, short and open) and contains a powerful speciality: a 16th note strumming sequencer. In order to achieve a real strumming feeling you can choose between up- or downstroke notes and muted or open notes and you are free to add strumming noise to it. This is fun. Please check out the demos.

The sound library costs 27 EUR.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Ronroco & 8string Ukulele