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8Dio Productions releases Adagietto ensemble string section for Kontakt

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8Dio Adagietto

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Adagietto, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Adagietto is a compilation of the gorgeous Ensemble Strings from our Adagio Series.

We hand-picked, reprogrammed and polished our favorite ensemble articulations and the end-result is an incredibly flexible, playable and expressive string library. In essence you have the full string ensemble (Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses) all at your finger tips in one patch.

In addition Adagietto contains individual string sections of all patches, so you can isolated each string section when/if needed. The whole thing just works. No hassle.

Adagietto features

  • Full Ensemble String Section.
  • Individual String Sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses.
  • 12.2GB / 18.735 Samples.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System.

Adagietto is available to purchase for the introductory price of $349 USD until February 1st, 2014 (regular $399 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Adagietto

Spitfire Audio releases Sable String Vol 2

Spitfire Sable Vol 2

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Sable Volume 2, a string library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Spitfire are delighted to release the hotly anticipated second volume in our detailed new String library. Volume 2 contains the Violin 2 section (providing you with a smaller totally different group of violinists, sat in a different position to give you a true orchestral spread), Viola and Bass sections, and between volumes 1 and 2 you have an incredibly beautiful and dynamic, responsive collection of players.

Each section is fully controllable individually, and is recorded with 7 mic positions, through rare and classic mics in one of the greatest recording studios in the world, through Neve ‘Montserrat’ mic pres and then on through the Neve 88R onto tape, and finally through Prism converters into Protools at 96k. We present the library in Kontakt 4.2.4 and higher format (FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT REQUIRED) at 48k, 24bit.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £299 GBP until May 14th, 2013 (regular £399 GBP). Prices ex VAT.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Sable Volume 2

8Dio releases Adagio Violas Vol. 1 for Kontakt

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8Dio Adagio Violas Vol 1

8Dio has announced the release of Adagio Violas Vol. 1, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The third installment of our highly acclaimed Adagio series is now available for download. The Adagio Violas contain three main groups of Violas: Full Ensemble (7), Divisi (3) and Solo (1), all of which were sampled extensively.

Adagio Violas Vol. 1 features

  • Deep-sampled orchestral ensemble, divisi & solo violas.
  • Recorded in rich church w/ 3 mic. positions (close, combo, far).
  • Ensemble violas (7). divisi violas (3). solo viola (1).
  • Uniquely recorded legato types with up to 4-way round robin.
  • New articulations (ex. dynamic bowing, loure, tons of sordino).
  • 17GB / 29.943 samples.
  • Kontakt +4.2 or later required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $249 USD until May 1st, 2013 (regular $299 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Adagio Violas Vol. 1

8Dio launches Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Pre-Order

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8Dio Adagio Violas Vol 1

8Dio Productions has announced that its upcoming Adagio Violas Vol. 1 sample library is now available to pre-order.

The third installment of our highly acclaimed Adagio series is finally ready for pre-order. The Adagio Violas contain three main groups of Violas: Full Ensemble Violas (7), Divisi Violas (3) and Solo Viola (1).

All groups have been extensively sampled. The library is at around 20+ GB in its current stage and will be very similar in size to the Violins and Cellos. As always they were recorded in our signature church environment with a hand-selected group of great viola players from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Adagio Violas Vol 1 library is available to pre-order for the introductory price of $249 USD until May 1st, 2013 ($299 USD regular). The release is scheduled for March 22nd, 2013.

More information: 8Dio / Adagio Violas

Native Instruments releases Session Strings

Native Instruments Session Strings

Native Instruments has announced the release Session Strings, a versatile virtual string ensemble for KONTAKT 4 and the free KONTAKT PLAYER.

Brought to life through the advanced functionality of the KONTAKT platform, SESSION STRINGS provides charismatic, highly expressive acoustic string sounds for pop, soul, R&B, disco, house and other contemporary music styles.

SESSION STRINGS recreates a string ensemble comprising four violins, three violas, two celli and two double basses, captured and produced in one of Germany’s most renowned recording studios by sampling expert Thomas Koritke’s new sound design house e-instruments. All recordings were taken from exclusive instruments from the 18th and 19th century, played by top musicians from some of the finest European orchestras, resulting in outstanding tone and articulations on the highest level of musical virtuosity.

By fully utilizing the advanced features of the KONTAKT platform, SESSION STRINGS puts the full expressive arsenal of a world-class string ensemble at the fingertips of the user. The individual instrument groups are mapped conveniently across the keyboard, with intelligent legato and glissando based on dedicated samples. Easily controllable falls, swoops and crescendo variations allow producers to create soulful and dynamic string licks with ease.

The authenticity and creative value of SESSION STRINGS is further enhanced through the unique and highly versatile “Animator”. This powerful function can be engaged seamlessly during play to transform incoming notes into virtuous staccato, spiccato and pizzicato chords and arpeggios, with the timing and groove easily adjustable by the user, and while maintaining natural legato articulation at the same time. An integrated studio-grade convolution reverb also provides a variety of completely realistic room ambiences.

SESSION STRINGS also provides a full set of optional “Motown versions” for all included sounds, utilizing a special sonic treatment that authentically recreates the distinctive and highly sought-after vintage string sound of the legendary soul recordings from the 60s and 70s.

Session Strings features

  • Includes 48 Instruments: 10 Standard Performance + 10 Motown Performance (combining articulations such as Sustain, Falls, Scoops, Staccato, etc); 14 Standard Individual + 14 Motown Individual (single articulations per patch).
  • 1,65 GB (equals 2,3 GB of uncompressed samples).
  • Powered by KONTAKT 4 PLAYER / KONTAKT 4 (4.0.5)

Session Strings is available to purchase as a download for $119 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Session Strings

Short links for September 28th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Experibass – violin, viola, cello and double bass combined together.

Experibass

Diego Stocco writes:

Few weeks ago I visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, I had an idea in mind for an instrument I wanted to build. My curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. I came up with a quadruple-neck experimental "something" that I thought to call Experibass.

To play it I used cello and double bass bows, a little device I built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. I hope you'll like it!

Thanks to luthier John Wu for providing me the parts, even though I warned him that I was probably going to create a "monster" : )

# A bunch of free samples:

  • Drum Samples – 1,000 drum samples, WAV 16-Bit 44.1 kHz.
  • Tron Audio – A selection of Andrew’s most recent musical releases, full quality 24bit, 48kHz sample packs, Ableton Live production tutorial videos, remix packs and more.
  • Wax Trax Bass – Tom Shear shares a sound he made on a Waldorf Microwave XTk. 24-bit, 44.1k mono WAV files.

Pendle Poucher releases the Pendleonium

Pendle Poucher has released the Pendleonium, a sample library of a custom instrument.

A new hybrid instrument made from 6 different layers of assorted electrical and acoustical stringed things that can sound like anything from a battered mellotron to a rusty balalaika.

Pendle Poucher Pendlemonium
Pendle Poucher’s hybrid instrument: the Pendleonium (Kontakt GUI)

The Pendleonium features

  • Instrument components:
    • Danelectro Baritone guitar recorded through Roland RE501 chorus echo and a Roger Linn Adrenalinn 3 amp.
    • Sparkly silver Fernandes Sustainer Native guitar recorded through the tape echo and amp.
    • Unknown viola mic’ed and then run through a Vermona Retroverb spring reverb.
  • Recorded 24bit with many velocity levels, total size: 951 MB.
  • 3 pages of Kontakt scripting allow intimate control of volume levels, filters, pan etc. for a massive variety of sound possibilities.
  • Also includes mixed down (16bit, easy on the CPU) simple version and separate instrument versions and a multi.

Pendleonium is currently available in Kontakt 2/3, EXS and SFZ formats, priced at £15 GBP.

More information: Pendle Poucher