Rattly And Raw releases The 1st Batch Amalgamation

Rattly And Raw has announced the release of The 1st Batch Amalgamation, a Kontakt instrument library comprising the first four Rattly And Raw packs.

The 1st Batch Amalgamation

“What’s new?”, you may be pondering. Here’s the skinny:

We’ve put everything in one place. No more loading of different instances across a session in order to get the sounds that you want. This four channel beast lets you load any one of the first four packs (1st Incarnation, Marxophone, Cold War Listening Station and Student Vibraphone) into any of the four slots and combine and process them with global effects as well as tweak ‘em stupid with individual channel controls!

With over 60 instruments crammed into this one device and the ability to combine them in anyway your like, you can really go nuts making your own organic masterpieces!

The instrument library is available for purchase for £33 GBP. Existing owners of the original Multibuy can get the update free of charge.

More information: Rattly And Raw / 1st Batch Amalgamation

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Orange Tree Samples releases Pure Jazz Vibes for Kontakt

Orange Tree Samples Pure Jazz Vibes

Orange Tree Samples has launched Pure Jazz Vibes, a virtual vibraphone instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We developed Pure Jazz Vibes in collaboration with Chris Poehler of Lujon Audio, who arranged and oversaw the entire sample recording as well as contributing his invaluable expertise to the production of the sample library itself. One of our top priorities for Pure Jazz Vibes was getting a pristine, yet natural vibraphone tone. We auditioned several vibraphones, finally selecting a 70’s Musser Century Vibraphone due to its classic, warm tone. The Musser vibraphone is a legendary instrument, extensively used by vibraphone masters such as Gary Burton, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Mainieri, and many others.

The vibraphone recording session was engineered by Michael Aarvold at the WaterSound Productions studio in the heart of Studio City, California. Regarding the choice of WaterSound’s studio to record the vibraphone samples, Michael says, “It has an exceptionally well-designed live room: the room maintains life and air in the sound, yet doesn’t superimpose a distinctive and undesirable sonic signature. It is also extremely quiet, which is very important when recording delicate textures and maintaining a room aspect to the sound.”

Pure Jazz Vibes features

  • Over 8 GB total 24-bit 48khz samples (uncompressed).
  • 4 dynamic layers, up to 7x round-robin, chromatically sampled.
  • Separately controllable close, mid, and far mic positions.
  • Modeled tremolo with adjustable speed and depth.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until February 28th, 2014 (regular $129 USD).

More information: Orange Tree Samples / Pure Jazz Vibes

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VST Buzz launches sale on My Vibes for Kontakt – 50% off

Fluffy Audio My Vibes

VST Buzz has announced a limited time sale on My Vibes, a virtual instrument library for Kontakt by Fluffy Audio.

“My Vibes” is an incredible vibraphone library for NI Kontakt by Fluffy Audio. With a size of 1.6GB, its one of the most accurate sounding vibraphone libraries out there.

Perfect for jazz, orchestral, cinematic or any style of music, this library sounds absolutely beautiful. With 8 patches, 2 mic positions, 3 mallet types, 3x round robins and up to 6 velocity layers, My Vibes is the only vibraphone library you’ll ever need!

My Vibes is available to purchase at VST Buzz for $44.50 USD until December 24th, 2013 (regular $89 USD). Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4 or above is required.

More information: VST Buzz

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VST Buzz offer 40% off Cool Vibes Jazz library for Kontakt

Art Vista Cool Vibes

VST Buzz has launched a promotion on Cool Vibes, offering a 40% discount on the virtual instrument library for Kontakt 5 by Art Vista.

Cool Vibes is a sample library of the Yamaha 3 1/2 octave Gold Tour Vibes played with soft mallets and with the motor engaged, allowing a true acoustic tremolo and full tube resonance to be recorded. It delivers the classic “cool” sound for a jazz combo, and the tremolo speed was calibrated to match the speed used by Milt Jackson of Modern Jazz Quartet. Eight presets are included with three stereo perspectives.

If you’re looking for the genuine Jazz vibraphone sound, this is the sample library for you. Sound on Sound reviewed it and said: “Art Vista have certainly squeezed the last drop of versatility out of this library, and, for those who want the unmistakable sound of real vibes, I’ve not heard better.”

The library is available from VST Buzz for $59 USD until December 3rd, 2013.

More information: VST Buzz

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Paper Stone Instruments releases Vibraphone for Kontakt

Paper Stone Instruments Vibraphone

Sampleism has announced the release of Vibraphone, a virtual instrument by Paper Stone Instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The PSI Vibraphone is a 1.9GB 37 note virtual instrument using Native Instruments lossless .ncw compressed format samples. Each note of our 1960s 3 octave Premier 751 vibraphone has been meticulously sampled in our cinematic live room.

There are 4 main instruments: Sustain (pedalled) with soft and medium felt beaters, Staccato (unpedalled) with medium felt and hard (rubber) beaters. All 4 have 3 velocity levels. There are also 3 bonus instrument: Muted (hand muted unpedalled), Soft beater Vibrato and medium beater Vibrato (both using the original 1960s tremolo effect). All 7 instruments were sampled using 3 pairs of stereo mics: centre (close) Stereo (wide) Room (distant).

The resulting instrument is lush and warm and playable in the full retail version of Kontakt V4.2.3 or above. (not the free Kontakt Player)

The Vibraphone library is available from Sampleism for RRP £29.99 GBP.

More information: Sampleism / PSI Vibraphone

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