8DIO Productions has released Studio Solo Violin, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring a massive collection of over 4,000 phrases performed by renowned concert violinist Thomas Yee.
The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic solo violin by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo violin performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo violin libraries.
Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform. This is what we call deep phrase-sampling.
Studio Solo Violin features
- +4.000 Solo Violin Phrases.
- 169 Programs in 39 Core Categories.
- Time-Stretching and Pitch Control.
- Deep controls and Convolution Reverb(s).
- Programmed individually for Kontakt 4 and 5.
Studio Solo Violin for Kontakt 4.2 or later (full version required) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until March 15th, 2012 (regular $199 USD).
More information: 8DIO Productions / Studio Solo Violin
Eastwest has announced the release of Quantum Leap Solo Violin, a world-class solo violin for the most demanding virtual orchestrations.
Produced by Nick Phoenix, Quantum Leap Solo Violin is a virtuoso solo violin recorded at Remote Control Productions, a film score facility in Santa Monica, California run by veteran film composer Hans Zimmer and home to the scores of many of today’s top films.
Quantum Leap Solo Violin includes 5 passes of true legatos sampled intervals, Legato soft, legato forte, expressive legato, portamento and fast legato/ trill/ run.
Quantum Leap Solo Violin features round robin up and down bowing on most articulations and is the first violin virtual instrument that can handle very fast playing and live trill playing with ease. All of the basic articulations were sampled as well as various expressive articulations, vibrato styles, and non vibrato.
Quantum Leap Solo Violin has a sound and character ideally suited for film and classical work.
Quantum Leap Solo Violin includes the latest version of EastWest’s PLAY software featuring 2 new solo violin reverb impulses designed to make Quantum Leap Solo Violin blend well with other EastWest/Quantum Leap collections.
Eastwest/Quantum Leap Solo Violin is available to purchase for $99 USD.
More information: Sounds Online (USA + World excl. Europe) / Sounds Online (Europe)
Diginoiz has released Beauty Strings, a sample pack featuring string loops.
If You are looking for high quality live violin/string loops played by professional musicians – this package has been made specially for You. 118 solo violin loops played in the Urban genre, ready to be used in Your Hip Hop / R&B or Pop production. Loops were played from 91 to 97 Bpm with root key included. Over 600 Mb of multiformat material will certainly help Your creative hit making process.
‘Beauty Strings’ contains 609 Mb, 118 multi-format loops (91- 97 BPM) in Hip Hop/R&B/Pop genre!
Beauty Strings is available to purchase for 18 EUR.
Diginoiz has extended its 50% discount sale until the end of January. Use coupon code diginoiz at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
More information: Diginoiz
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on Aug 12, 2011
Loopmasters has launched the EarthMoments Summer Sale, a limited time sale on sample libraries from the EarthMoments labal.
EarthMoments On Sale Until The End Of August – All Products 20% Off. World Music At Its Best!
EarthMoments sample libraries
- Business Class Refugees – Producer Collection – The unique bundle unlike other samples libraries contains irresistible sound signatures and loops of 10 tracks from their successful album Kartick & Gotam – Business Class Refugees (EarthSync), offering a special experience to DJs, Composers, Musicians and Music Producers to explore and create new perspectives of the tracks.
- Distant Rhythms – The Distant Rhythms – India collection contains 443 samples of a range of Indian percussion instruments: Bass Dholak, Ghatam, Kanjira, Tabla, Khol, Moresing, Mridangam and Naqqara.
- Electro Folk India Vol 1 – Electro Folk India Vol I Bundle is a boutique collection of samples created by a fusion of the analog and the digital. Live recordings of India’s folk instruments performed by top Indian musicians have been given unique digital treatments, creating a path-breaking samples bundle. The collection pushes all soundscape boundaries and is the future sound of music.
- Electro Folk India Vol 2 – Optimised with the closest attention to detail and recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, Volume I of this essential sound library of over 176 samples from the special series Konnakol Shiva, Galactic Khol, Bass Dholak on Pluto, Divine Mantra, Angel Sarangi, and more.
- Indian Emotions – The Indian Emotions collection contains 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
- Voice Of India – The Voice of India collection contains 400 samples of a range of Indian vocals styles: Bollywood, Mantras, Qawalli, Rajasthani, Konnakol, Baul, Carnatic, and Hindustani classical
- World String Series: Desert Oud – The Desert Oud Bundle delivers 384 warm and organic acoustic Oud loops played expertly on an ancient Iraqi Oud, bringing to life the rich, exotic sound of Arabia and the magic of the deserts.
- World String Series: Ethnic Violin – A must-have library, the Ethnic Violin Bundle is a warm collection of 335 ethnic violin loops played by exceptional musicians.
- World Woodwind Series – Clarinet – The Clarinet Bundle evokes a warm range of cultural emotions from the classical to the ethnic – Eastern European Jewish Klezmer and Balkan to Middle Eastern, from down tempo to upbeat.
- World Woodwind Series – Oriental Ney – The Oriental Ney Bundle is a hard-to-resist library of 246 organic and husky ethnic Ney flute loops played by exceptional musicians with unmistakable Turkish emotions, and definitive Middle Eastern colours, with signatures ranging from the down tempo to the upbeat.
- World Drum Sessions Vol 1 Middle East – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol I Middle East bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of Middle Eastern grooves.
- World Drum Sessions Vol 2 Balkan Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol II Balkan bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible Balkan grooves.
- World Drum Sessions Vol 3 African Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol III Africa bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible African grooves.
- Yidaki Groove – This exclusive Didgeridoo Package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with over 60 authentic samples that have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, and performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie, who uses a specially customized and unique Yidaki (didgeridoo)
The EarthMoments Summer Sale is available until August 31, 2011.
More information: Loopmasters / EarthMoments
Patchpool has announced Alchemistry Beyond, a new soundset for Alchemy by Camel Audio.
This Bank will comprise a wide spectrum of unique sounds. A female vocalist and a violinist will be hired to record unique source material using top notch Neumann microphones.
Multisampled vocal and violin patches featuring known and unknown pad and phrase instruments, resynthesized and granulated vocal and violin patches featuring conventional and unusual articulations processed with an array of FX Plug-Ins.
Also many percussion instruments will be multisampled and lots of field recordings recorded during the last months will be included in the +2,5 Gigabyte sample content produced at 48 Khz/24 Bit.
Otherworldly electronic textures using samples made or processed with the incredible Metasynth, crusherX and GRM tools will be another important ingredient of Alchemistry Beyond.
Alchemistry Beyond features
- 128 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad.
- All 8 Performance Controllers as well as both x/y-pads will be assigned for each patch.
NOTE: This Sound Bank requires the full version of Alchemy. It does not work with the Alchemy player version.
Alchemistry Beyond is scheduled for release mid July, priceda t 39.95 EUR. It is available to pre-order now for 30 EUR (save 25%).
More information: Patchpool / Alchemistry Beyond
Native Instruments has released version 1.1 of Session Strings, a versatile virtual string ensemble for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 4 Player.
Aimed at producers looking for high-quality ready-to-go string sections for modern productions, SESSION STRINGS produces immediate results without hours of fine tuning and tweaking, yet also boasts an incredible set of expressive features accessible from a highly intuitive interface. The fully production-ready sound is made up of four violins, three violas, two celli and two double basses – played as one perfectly realized ensemble via the free KONTAKT 4 PLAYER or KONTAKT 4, representing outstanding value for money.
Changes in Session Strings v1.1
- Improved Animator sync to host.
- Improved Animator response time.
- 12 additional 3/4 Animator presets – the total number of Animator presets is now 48.
- Reduced RAM footprint – most SESSION STRINGS presets now require less RAM (some now less than half).
- Various fixes, improvements and performance enhancements.
Session Strings for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 4 Player is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
More information: Native Instruments / Session Strings