unEarthed Sampling has released Tension Hits 2, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Where STH focuses on soft tension filled hits from unlikely sources, TH2 focuses more on in your face loud and epic impacts. All of these impacts come from unconventional sources such as chairs, tubes, stage hits, doors, sticks, metal shelves, and candelabras. unEarthed Sampling even recorded ensemble stomps on the stage which sound “HUGE and epic”. There are no loops or phrases here, these are all multisampled recordings meticulously recorded via a matched pair mic set.
All of the samples were recorded in a large old hall built in the late 1800s. The hall is featured in the GUI art by Glyn Lloyd. All of the patches (save for one of the two stomps patches) feature 4 X RR.
The GUI features some easily tweakable controls to really change the sound of each of the patches. These tweaks include Attack, Release, Lo, Mid, and Hi gain knobs, and the indispensable pitch knob. The toggleable covolution reverb makes these sound huge and they even included 13 easily selectable impulse responses.
The library is available for purchase for $25 USD.
More information: unEarthed Sampling / Tension Hits 2
unEarthed Sampling has announced the release of Forgotten Songs, a virtual instrument for Kontakt featuring cinematically mangled vinyl recordings.
Atonal Chaos. Ligeti and The Monolith from 2001 go hand in hand… if you’re next score is in need of a similar tone and some creepy atonal pads and drones, Forgotten Songs is for you! If you’re familiar with classical pieces from Gygory Ligeti such as Lux Aeterna… then you already know what to expect with FS. This sort of ever evolving creeptastic choir vibe is the sound we were after for the library… albeit a bit more synthetic in tone.
Through stretching, tweaking, maming, destroying, and processing various clips from old public domain vinyl recordings from the 1930s, we have achieved it. The end result is extremely creepy as some of these pads have a 10 or 20 second buildup stemming from insanely stretched choir or orchestra sounds.
Forgotten Songs features
- Awesome PADS and AMBIENT material stemming from public domain vinyl recordings from the 30s.
- Atonal Choir patches, Drones, Pads, and Staccs.
- Perfect for Sci Fi, Horror, Chillout, and Ambient music.
- Looped and unlooped patches.
- 25 Kontakt Instruments.
- Highly (and easily) tweakable GUI (incl. attack, eq, and convolution reverb controls).
The library costs £11.99 GBP / $20 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2+.
More information: unEarthed Sampling
unEarthed Sampling has launched Siege Drum, a collection of cinematic and epic medieval multi-sampled drums for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Whether a dragon is attacking a town, or a squad of archers are releasing a hellfire of arrows on to a castle… SIEGE DRUM should be in your composing arsenal to help up the drama of your music! Our third release brings a cost effective set of cinematic / epic drum multisamples to your composing palette perfect for your next film or game score.
For SIEGE DRUM we have recorded a large 13 x 13 Medieval Davul Drum in both a studio setting for extremely dry recordings as well as in an old late 19th century hall built in 1896 giving the recordings a very unique and nice sense of space.
Siege Drum features
- Recordings of a large 13″ x 13″ old medieval drum.
- Recorded in a dry studio setting and in a large hall built in 1896.
- The drum was recorded being struck by
- A traditional large leather mallet.
- Traditional drum sticks.
- A Rottan (traditionally used with frame drums).
- 4 x RR for each hit and up to 5 velocity layers.
- Close to 500 unique samples.
- Additional fx / rolls patches.
- Highly (and easily) tweakable GUI.
The library costs $39 USD. A 30% introductory discount is offered for the first week.
More information: unEarthed Sampling / Siege Drum
unEarthed Sampling has launched Antique Metal Percussion (AMP), a unique Kontakt sample library which is derived from banging (lightly) on a handful of metal antique items.
Some of the items heard in this sample library are “one of a kind” and include an old iron bedrail, a library book cart, an old seaside lantern from the North East, a “Childs” brand copper fire extinguisher from the turn of the century, a WWII .50 Caliber Metal Ammunition Box, and even a decommissioned WWII Mk27 Hand Grenade.
AMP strives to set itself apart from the rest by bringing you extremely cinematic sounds from a handful of interesting metal antique items, each of which has their own personality and timbre. These patches are meant to sound great and be usable right out of the box. But should you want to tinker a bit with them the included GUI makes it very easy to tweak a handful of the most important parameters and includes toggle able convolution reverb (with 13 custom and selectable impulse responses), a built in Arpeggiator, pitch control, control of the attack and release of each instrument, ability to control the low, med, and hi EQ range. On top of that, every hit has 4 X round robins to help fight repetition and all of the instruments are velocity sensitive.
Each instrument has its own “master patch” which consists of each hit set recorded for that specific item. They also have a handful of pitch shifted and manipulated counterpart patches as well. There are also many FX patches for your enjoyment, including a scrapes and FX patch (consisting of nearly 30 unique scrape recordings), an “ensemble hits” patch which consists of several hits between the different instruments layered together which can sound huge. unEarthed Sampling even took things into deep and twisted territory and mangled some of the session recordings into looping atonal pads and multiple lengths of reversals with the mod wheel mapped to the filter… these can work well for scene transitions, building tension, and can sound absolutely horrifying.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $31 USD for the first week (regular $40 USD).
More information: unEarthed Sampling / Antique Metal Percussion