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Vir2 Instruments releases Acou6tics

Vir2 Instruments Acou6tics

Vir2 Instruments has launched Acou6tics, a Kontakt powered virtual acoustic guitar instrument.

Following in the footsteps of Vir2 Instruments’ award-winning Electri6ity electric guitar virtual instrument, Acou6tics applies the same advanced technologies to re-imagine the virtual acoustic guitar.

Vir2 has meticulously recorded six different acoustic instruments: a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele, and presents them in astonishing detail. It features both plectrum and finger picking, and Blumlein stereo recordings alongside the piezo pickup perspective.

Thousands of samples across more than a dozen articulations were recorded for each instrument, including sustains, mutes, releases, legatos, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, harmonics, and effects. Acou6tics also features virtual room control with adjustable mic distance and sympathetic resonance.

Acou6tics for Kontakt and Kontakt Player costs $399.95 USD.

More information: Vir2 Instruments / Acou6tics


Get Vir2′s Studio Kit Builder for £99 at Time+Space

Time+Space has announced that Vir2 Instruments’ Studio Kit Builder is available to purchase for £99 GBP during February, 2013.

Vir2 Studio Kit Builder
Vir2 Studio Kit Builder – A complete encyclopedia of acoustic drum kits.

Crammed to the max with 130 drum kit pieces and more than 50 prebuilt drum kits, Studio Kit Builder is one of the most complete collections of acoustic drum kits ever delivered in one Kontakt-powered plugin.

Easily click-and-choose any kit piece, and, thanks to the fast optimized load time, you can audition any drum or cymbal on the fly and build new custom kits within seconds.

Shape the acoustics using the versatile mixer, which includes several high quality effects on every channel and bus for precise tonal shaping. Get full control over multiple mic positions and, for added flexibility, route individual mixer channels to separate outputs for traditional mixing in your sequencer.

Over one thousand MIDI files across dozens of styles are provided to help build a drum track quickly and MIDI files can be dropped into your sequencer directly from the Studio Kit Builder interface.

From pop, rock and drum and bass, to blues, jazz, metal and beyond, Studio Kit Builder is a hugely versatile and dynamic drumming virtual instrument that quickly adapts to any workflow or style.

Throughout February, you can buy Studio Kit Builder as a download or DVD for just £99 GBP / 115 EUR (normally £125 GBP / 159 EUR).

More information: Time+Space


Vir2 Instruments intros Studio Kit Builder for Kontakt and Kontakt Player

Vir2 Instruments has announced the release of Studio Kit Builder, a virtual acoustic drum kit instrument powered by Kontakt Player.

Vir2 Instruments Studio Kit Builder
Vir2 Studio Kit Builder: A complete encyclopedia of acoustic drum kits.

Presenting the most complete encyclopedia of acoustic drum kits ever collected into one product: Studio Kit Builder brings you 130 drum kit pieces and more than 50 prebuilt drum kits.

Studio Kit Builder supplies you with ten times the quantity of many other drum virtual instruments on the market. Create your own perfect drum kit from highly detailed top-of-the-line kit pieces. Whether you’re working on a sultry brush groove or a heavy-hitting metal track, Studio Kit Builder is able to cover a wide variety of genres and stylistic needs. It offers full control over multiple mic positions and multi-track mixing of the kit.

It’s simple to create pristine and beautiful professional studio quality drum parts from its built-in MIDI grooves. Employing breakthrough techniques for realism and dynamic playing, Studio Kit Builder sets a new standard for what is expected of modern drum virtual instruments.

The Kontakt Player sound library (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available to purchase for $199.95 USD.

More information: Vir2 Instruments / Studio Kit Builder


Time+Space launches music production bundles competition

Time+Space Music Production Bundles Competition

Time+Space has launched a competition where you can win Pro and Beginner Music Production Bundles.

If you’re a music producer what better way to start the new year than with a blast of inspiration courtesy of a whole new collection of top notch plug-ins?

Time+Space distribute products for many of the world’s top music software brands so who better to put together a bundle of must-have music production tools worth over £1100?!

Compitition prizes

  • This grand prize bundle includes:
    • iZotope Ozone 5 Complete Mastering System
    • Rob Papen Blue
    • Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos
    • Toontrack Superior Drummer
    • Vir2 Electri6ity
    • A £100 Time+Space gift voucher
    • AND a two year subscription to Sound on Sound magazine
  • PLUS! Three runners up will each receive prize bundles worth over £280 which include:
    • Sample Magic The Producer’s Manual written by Paul White
    • Toontrack EZMix
    • Toontrack EZdrummer
    • Ask Video Studio Concepts tutorial video
    • A £25 Time+Space gift voucher
    • One year subscription to Sound on Sound magazine

The competition closes February 6th, 2012.

More information: Time+Space


Vir2 Instruments releases Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar

Vir2 Instruments has announced the release of Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar, an innovative new collection of instruments featuring creative and esoteric samples of various acoustic guitars.

Vir2 Instruments Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar

With 2.3GB of compressed samples and more than one hundred new instruments, Fractured contains a massive collection of fresh sounds that all inherit the organic goodness of the acoustic guitar but stretch out into never-before covered territory.

Drum kits were made with mallets, fingernail scrapes, metal scrapes, cardboard scrapes and pouring rice over the guitar. Long evolving pads were built from acoustic guitar samples, blurring the line between electronic and acoustic. Playable and dynamic rhythmic loops, multitimbral arpeggiated creations, huge cinematic impacts, gritty electronic drums, gnarly and etherial melodic instruments… Fractured is a treasure trove of groundbreaking new material.

Fractured is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

Fractured is available to purchase for $149.95 USD.

More information: Vir2 Instruments / Fractured


Big Fish Audio launches Labor Day Sale

Big Fish Audio Labor Day Sale

Big Fish Audio has announced its Labor Day Sale, offering various discounts on its product catalog.

Big Fish Audio Labor Day Sale

  • Buy One Get One Free – 50% off on all Vir2 products. Use code VIR212DEAL
  • 10% off any product. Use code LDTENOFF

The Labor Day Sale is available through Monday September 5th.
Offer excludes Sonokinetic and Ueberschall products.

More information: Big Fish Audio


Vir2 Instruments updates Q to v1.1

Vir2 Instruments Q

Vir2 Instruments has released version 1.1 of Q, a virtual instrument library.

In a world…in a land…coming to studios near you: Vir2 Instruments’ Q, a massive sound design and scoring instruments library designed for the unique needs of television, film, game, and media composers and music producers who want to add a fresh and previously unheard dimension to their sonic palette.

Q version 1.1 features minor changes and fixes to existing patches as well as adding more than fifty new patches.

This update requires version 4.2.2 or later of the Free Kontakt Player or full retail version of Kontakt.

More information: Vir2 Instruments / Q