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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

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FocuSounds releases Sweet Cello and Sweet Violin sample libraries

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FocuSound Sweet Cello / Violin

FocuSounds has annouced Sweet Cello and Sweet Violin, two titles in the new Sweet Series of sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The concept behind the ‘Sweet Series’ instruments is simple: To create musical, scripted-legato patches that you can play “on-the-fly” with great results!

Sweet Cello / Violin features

  • Gorgeous full-bodied cello / beautiful 1920 violin built in Paris by Emile L’Humbert.
  • Recorded with world-class recording gear in a professional studio.
  • Performed by a full-time, seasoned session musician in Los Angeles, California.
  • Incorporates unique performance techniques that treats specifically to scripted legato.
  • No static notes, each note breathes musically.
  • Dynamics controlled by modwheel (CC#1) which controls both volume and filter.
  • Patches that cater to a variety of musical applications/dynamics.
  • Ultra-low RAM and CPU footprint.
  • Patches include: Sultry, Dolce, Solo, Passion.
  • Also includes direct-recorded, 4½ octave electric cello / electric violin.

The Sweet Cello and Violin libraries are available to purchase for $49 USD each.

More information: FocuSounds

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8Dio Adagio Violins Vol 1.1 for Kontakt + Back To School Bundle

8Dio Adagio Violins

8Dio has announced the release of Adagio Violins Vol. 1.1, a sample library for Kontakt, containing over 33,300 polished samples and reprogramming of all articulations.

Produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy nominated composer and orchestrator, Colin O’Malley, 8Dio Adagio String Series marks the most expressive collection of deep-sampled emotional strings ever created. Adagio contains a variety of advanced techniques that were specifically developed for the library. The techniques allow you to create completely realistic string sequences with true emotion and passion. You don’t need to be a master orchestrator to sound great.

Changes in Adagio Violins v1.1

  • All legatos have been polished, refining the level of the intervals and their associated grafted dynamic bows/post sustains.
  • An entirely new “CLOSE” mic mix has been created for the legato patches. Previously the CLOSE mix for legatos was not drastically different from the MIX. The new CLOSE mix provides great clarity and focus in the interval transitions. Essentially you have the detail of a stage recording coupled with the lush sound of a church environment. It’s the best of both worlds in our view.
  • A “Violins 2″ button has been incorporated into all Adagio patches. This button simulates the slightly darker tone of a violins 2 section.
  • Lite patches (patches using direct from disk streaming) are available across the library. In most cases these lite patches are nearly identical to the full versions, but have much smaller memory footprints. As an example, Adagio Instinct Legato full version = 500mb. The Light version = 22mb. Adagio is NOT a resource hungry library.
  • Vibrato “character” control is now incorporated into many of the legato patches, with all new sustain recordings. The control goes beyond simply adding more vibrato. You can actually alter the character, allowing for more solo-istic detail to shine through when appropriate.
  • Adagio now includes MULTI LEGATO patches. These patches allow you to switch fluidly between up to 3 legato types within a single connected phrase. You can switch legato types based on velocity or MIDI CC.
  • Short notes have been reprogrammed and mixed to capture more ambience of the natural church environment. They are MUCH lusher in tone. They have also been balanced allowing for smoother articulation switching.
  • There are now host tempo synced patches available for all loures and phrase patches. There are versions for both Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5 users.
  • 40 Bonus Ambiences have been crafted from our lush Adagio source material.
  • Output mapping has been expanded, allowing routing of different mic positions to different outputs. This is an essential addition for surround mixing.
  • Every patch in the library has been smoothed, polished, buffed and spanked.

Adagio Violins is available to purchase for $499 USD. The update is free for all current owners.

8Dio has also announced the Back To School Bundle, a limited time bundle comprising 1928 Legacy Piano, Hybrid Tools Vol. 1, Song Writing Guitar, and Studio Solo Violin.

8Dio Back To School Bundle

8DIO Bundle #8 is a bundle specifically designed for students. You will get one the most extensively sampled pianos, the newest modern musical sound designs, song writing guitars and deep-phrase sampled studio solo violin at 40% off!

The normal price for this collection of deep sampled voice collection is $746, however this bundle has a special price of: $449

The Back To School Bundle is available until September 7th, 2012.

More information: 8Dio Productions

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Soundiron intros Street Erhu traditional Chinese violin phrase library

Soundiron has announced the release of its Street Erhu, a live-performance phrase library that features thousands of high-fidelity traditional Chinese erhu violin phrases.

Soundiron Street Erhu
The Street Erhu phrase library for Kontakt comes with a custom UI controls.

With 6.3GB of content, this collection covers 8 instruments, in different sizes and voicings. This library is designed to combine the authentic realism of a naturally emotive live performance with the control and flexibility of granular deep phrase sampling.

For the creation of Street Erhu, we worked with veteran street performer Qi Xin Huang and local Erhu craftsman Kenneth Lam. Qi Xin’s playing is raw, emotive and authentic, evoking a traditional flavor not possible with a sterile and overly rigid performance. Each erhu sampled in this library offers its own unique flavor, creating a palette of different sounds fit for any stylistic need.

This Street Erhu features 83 presets for Kontakt. There are 1328 bass erhu, 2543 mid-range erhu and 341 treble erhu phrases recorded in a dry studio environment, plus 398 bowing and fingering sfx. There are also 12 additional songs recorded live on busy city streets and 40 songs recorded in a bustling underground subway station. We’ve also included 48 ambiences created from the source material allowing users to experiment with a wide range of soundscapes and FX. As always there is a range of automatable LFO, EQ, filter, custom convolution and sound-shaping systems to expand on the creative possibilities that this library offers.

The sound library for Kontakt (full retail version required) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $69 USD until July 5th, 2012 (regular $79 USD).

More information: Soundiron / Street Erhu

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Time+Space intros Luminoso – Live Violin Phrases from Zero-G

Time+Space has announced Luminoso – Live Violin Phrases, a Kontakt sound library from Zero-G.

Zero-G Luminoso Live Violin Phrases

Performed by two world-class violinists from the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded in Liverpool’s famous Parr Street studios, Luminoso: Live Phrases is a 15GB collection of thousands of live recorded 6-bar looped phrases. Despite recording only two players, the instrument cleverly layers up to 6 different bars in real-time for the effective sound of a 12-piece string section, or if you wish, you can dial it down to the sound of a solo violin.

Luminoso bridges the gap between premium string libraries which have excellent control, but can sound artificial on certain passages (such as runs, arpeggios, fast rhythms), and ‘pre-recorded melodic phrases’ libraries, which can sound dazzling on first listen but have little useful control and can grow tired quickly.

Despite being made from pre-recorded phrases, Luminoso remains highly controllable. This has been achieved by recording the same patterns across a wide pitch and dynamic range with many scale variations, by choosing patterns that blend in particularly well to a wide variety of musical styles, and then by allowing you to automatically sync to the tempo of your projects with a wide variety of chord, rhythm and scale types all controlled with key-switches. Dynamic levels pp to ff can be smoothly cross-faded by mod wheel, the ensemble size can be zoomed from solo to 12 players, and two mic positions (close and room) can be chosen or blended.

Luminoso is available as a DVD or download exclusively from Time+Space, priced RRP £99.95 GBP / 115 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / Luminoso – Live Violin Phrases

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8DIO releases Studio Solo Violin for Kontakt

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8DIO Studio Solo Violin

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

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Eastwest releases Quantum Leap Solo Violin sample library

Eastwest has announced the release of Quantum Leap Solo Violin, a world-class solo violin for the most demanding virtual orchestrations.

Eastwest / Quantum Leap Solo Violin

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)

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