Patchpool releases Ambient Strings for MachFive 3

Patchpool has annonunced the release of Ambient Strings, a sound library for MachFive 3 by MOTU.

Patchpool Ambient Strings

Ambient Strings focusses on atmospheric sounds and textures derived from string instruments like cello, violin (electric and acoustic), electric and acoustic guitars, psaltery (ebowed, plucked and bowed) and oud.

The patches combine textural sounds, multisampled acoustic instruments and more exotic instrument articulations with electronic textures all derived from the dry instrument samples to create wonderful, ethereal, dark and mysterious sound worlds. Expressive multisampled instruments, temposynced instrument sequences and morphable soloistic phrases are also included in this library.

16 patches patches/instruments have scripted interfaces for extended sound manipulation, a snapshot system especially developed for this library allows the user to save and recall 5 snapshots, or recall the 5 snapshots programmed into the patches by default. So on top of the 75 patches this library ships with another 64 snapshot variations.

Ambient Strings features

  • 3.35 GB of original samples (wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit), 6 impulse responses, 4 single cycles, a small fraction of samples was borrowed from other patchpool libraries.
  • 75 patches (including 3 low CPU variations) plus 64 snapshot variations inside the scripted patches, combining all synthesis forms available in MachFive 3.
  • All non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few also use Aftertouch.

The sound library is available for purchase for 68 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Ambient Strings


Prime Loops releases Nightmare Strings sample pack

Prime Loops Nightmare Strings

Prime Loops has launched Nightmare Strings, a huge sample library of painstakingly recorded violin played by Benjamin Talbott with tempos ranging.

This collection of dark and melodic string samples is suitable for a wide range of users looking to bring a magical, organic edge to their productions. Weather you are writing tense dance music for the club or scoring atmospheric themes for broadcast, Nightmare Strings will offer you plenty of inspiration for your next project!

Our latest artist signing Benjamin Talbott is a multi-instrumentalist and an award winning composer and established producer. He has worked as a music director, lyricist and writer, and has been involved professionally writing and directing music since 2007.

Nightmare Strings is an orchstral sound library of unrivalled quality and versatility boasting over 855MB loops of solo and quartet pieces with a gritty honesty to them, every breath and stroke is heard and at no point have the loops been sugar coated, freeing you up to process them however you see fit.

Nightmare Strings features

  • 93 Bittersweet Progressions.
  • 304 FX & One Shots.
  • 53 Nightmare Waltzes.
  • 14 Plucked Progressions.
  • 25 Tension Builders.
  • 33 Warped Progressions.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Nightmare Strings


8Dio releases Agitato Grandiose Legato Bundle

8Dio has announced the release of the Agitato Grandiose Legato Bundle, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring ensemble violins (11 players) and divisi violins (3 players).

8Dio Agitato Grandiose Legato

Produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy Nominated composer, Colin O’Malley. The 8Dio Agitato Expansion series is the third branch to our existing Adagietto and Adagio String Collections. The Agitato Expansion series addresses to most sought-after sting articulations, including Grandioso Soaring Legato, Hyper-Fast Legato, True Ostinato and Soaring Sordino. Agitato was recorded in the same large and lush church as our Adagio & Adagietto series.

Agitato Grandiose Legato is inspired by the soaring melodic styles of Williams and Mancini and designed as fast melodic leads for any string library of your choice.

Agitato Grandiose Legato bundle consists of 14 different types of legato, starting with our new beautiful and smooth sustain x-fade. We also included more gentle legatos (ex. gentle and gentle detache), however if you are looking for a traditional soaring Hollywood inspired sound – we recommend our two Mancini Legatos, which brings forward that gorgeous, intense molto vibrato. The bundle contains both Ensemble and Divisi Grandiose Legato. Fully compatible with the existing Adagio and Adagietto Strings Series, but also designed for full compatibility with any 3rd party string library.

Agitato Grandiose Legato contains a completely new legato system, which is more flexible then ever. You have full control over dynamics and expression, including the ability to link the two. In addition we have a new highly adaptive legato speed system, which really allows the legato to adapt to your compositional style and preference.

The library is available for purchase for $149 USD.

More information: 8Dio / Agitato Grandiose Legato Bundle

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Embertone updates Friedlander Violin to v1.5

Embertone has released version 1.5 of its Friedlander Violin instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Friedlander Violin 1.5

We set out to create a virtual violin with malleable, intuitive controls, and an authentic, LIVING sound.

From the beginning we wanted control over vibrato and dynamics, so we presented Dovid with an insane, almost athletic challenge: to record more than 4000 samples with musical purpose and a beautiful tone, and all WITHOUT VIBRATO!

This gives you your own layer of expressivity… a variety of musical parameters at your fingertips so that you can craft and phrase authentic performances.

Changes in Friedlander Violin v1.5

  • Bow Position Color Morphing.
  • Bug Fixes / Under-the-hood Enhancements.
  • Flexible (and moveable) Keyswitches.
  • Improved Vibrato.
  • Better Legato Performance.
  • 800+ MB in new sample content.
  • Improved Dynamic Response ppp –> ff.
  • New GUI Controls.
  • Memory/CPU Improvements.

Friedlander Violin is on sale for $99 USD until June 15th, 2014. The Blakus Cello is also on sale for $99 USD.

More information: Embertone / Friedlander Violin


Aria Sounds releases Aria Violinist virtual instrument for Kontakt

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Aria Violinist

Aria Sounds has announced the release of Aria Violinist, a virtual solo violin instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This violin Kontakt instrument was recorded in the same brilliant hall as our solo cellist, so not only does the quality of the sound uphold, but it also workd together seamlessly with the cello, as they sound in the same space.

The violinist recording these samples has full control and musicality over their instrument, and it comes through in these samples when they are played. Each note was played and recorded with care and attention, and likewise, later programmed to bring out the best in the samples in use through Kontakt sampling.

Aria Violinist features

  • 3 Dynamic levels with alternating up and down bowing for ultra natural sound.
  • True specifically recorded legato intervals between notes, also programmed for maximum playability.
  • Staccato and legato playability.
  • Crossfading dynamics via mod wheel or MIDI CC1.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £15 GPB for a limited time (RRP £30 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 5 or higher.

More information: Aria Sounds / Aria Violinist


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