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Vir2 Instruments shipping World Impact: Global Percussion

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Vir2 Instruments World Impact: Global Percussion

Vir2 Instruments has announced it is now shipping World Impact: Global Percussion, a world percussion library powered by Kontakt Player 3.

Get ready for a perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion. Featuring a massive collection of varied percussion samples, World Impact spans the globe featuring percussion instruments from large to small, west to east, north to south, and traditional to rare. Sampled in meticulous detail and programmed for maximum and instant musical usability, the collection includes hundreds of varied percussion instruments from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and more.

A massive 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions forms a central part of the library. Each instrument has been recorded with numerous alternate takes and velocity layers, assuring realistic and dramatically expressive sonic results. World Impact is an essential tool in the toolbox of every film composer, trailer producer, and aficionado of world percussion instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion features

  • More than 300 patches of world percussion instruments categorized by Geographical Region and instrument type.
  • 13GB of 24-bit samples.
  • EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces.
  • Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations.
  • Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo.
  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth).
  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing.
  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode).
  • Kontakt Player 3 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-ins.
  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion is available for purchase now for $399.95 USD.

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Vir2 Instruments updates MOJO: Horn Section to v1.2

Vir2 MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments has released version 1.2 of MOJO: Horn Section, a virtual instrument for pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument. Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

Changes in MOJO: Horn Section v1.2

  • New microtuning feature available in the main menu, allowing for instant access to more than a dozen different common alternate tunings.
  • All instruments tweaked sonically to improve their overall sound.
  • Improved sound and performance for Punch feature, now converted to a pulldown menu (adjustable from 1-5).
  • Improved load time across all instruments.
  • Optimized polyphony usage across all instruments, resulting in less voices used and less CPU hit.
  • Trombone doit release issue fixed.
  • Improved tempo-syncing of all crescendos and swells across all instruments.
  • Improved quality of timestretching of all crescendos and swells across all instruments.
  • Miscellaneous tuning improvements across the library.
  • EZRoom loading fixed.
  • CIL Trombone script issue fixed.

Note: A few of the MIDI CC designations in the printed manual are now slightly altered (details available in the MOJO 1.2 Update Notes).

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Vir2 Instruments announces World Impact: Global Percussion

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Vir2 Instruments World Impact: Global Percussion

Vir2 Instruments has announced World Impact: Global Percussion, a world percussion library powered by Kontakt Player 3.

Get ready for a perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion. Featuring a massive collection of varied percussion samples, World Impact spans the globe featuring percussion instruments from large to small, west to east, north to south, and traditional to rare. Sampled in meticulous detail and programmed for maximum and instant musical usability, the collection includes hundreds of varied percussion instruments from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and more.

A massive 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions forms a central part of the library. Each instrument has been recorded with numerous alternate takes and velocity layers, assuring realistic and dramatically expressive sonic results. World Impact is an essential tool in the toolbox of every film composer, trailer producer, and aficionado of world percussion instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion features

  • More than 300 patches of world percussion instruments categorized by Geographical Region and instrument type.
  • 13GB of 24-bit samples.
  • EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces.
  • Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations.
  • Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo.
  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth).
  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing.
  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode).
  • Kontakt Player 3 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-ins.
  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion will be shipping on October 15, 2009. A pre-order is available now for $399.95 USD.

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Vir2 Instruments releases MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments has announced the release of MOJO: Horn Section, a virtual horn section instrument powered by the Kontakt engine.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument.

Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

MOJO: Horn Section eatures

  • Instruments: Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Trombone, Clarinet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trombone Mute, Trumpet, Trumpet Mute
  • Articulation List (varies by instrument): Sustain, Octave Run Up and Down, Stab, Staccato, Bend Down, Crescendo (tempo-synced), Swell (tempo-synced), Rise to Hit, Shake, Trills
  • Release Types (varies by instrument): Standard, Doit, Slur Up, Falls (4 different speeds), Shake
  • Riffs: Over 1600 riffs included, Tempo-synced, Transposable, Organized by instrument, key, and tempo
  • Effects: Hundreds of special effects samples
  • Ensembles: Instant adjustment between 1 and 10 players per instrument, Intelligent and adjustable stereo positioning, Adjustable accuracy and sloppiness
  • Integrated Engines: Physically modeled vibrato, Advanced humanization, Character control, EZRoom Convolution Reverb
  • Playing Modes: Polyphonic, Monophonic, Legato
  • Built-in Effects: 3-Band Equalizer, Compressor, Saturation, Distortion, Chorus, Reverb, Delay, Stereo Width, Limiter
  • Other: Remote MIDI CC control over almost every parameter, Lite patches with fewer samples for faster loading, Individual articulation instruments
  • Engine: Powered by Kontakt, Standalone, VST, AU, and RTAS operation, Mac and PC compatible

Vir2 MOJO is available for purchase for $499.95 USD.

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Time+Space announces 20% discount Vir2 Instruments titles

Time+Space has announced 20% discount on all Vir2 Instruments products, including the forthcoming MOJO: Horn Section.

As part of the Big Fish Group, Vir2 have twenty years of customer service and support experience behind them and is dedicated to the craft of producing the highest quality virtual instruments for the 21st century musician. With a growing library of instruments, Vir2 Instruments offers premium products across a wide variety of genres and Time+Space are pleased to announce a 20% discount across all titles until 30th June 2009 (prices shown include discount).

Time+Space Vir2 Instruments promo

available Vir2 Instruments products

  • MOJO: Horn Section (due for release later this month). Offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument and inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs. Pre-order available. RRP: £279.20 / €311.20 (normally £335.00 / €373.45).
  • Acoustic Legends – A broad collection of acoustic guitars. RRP: £167.20 / €199.20
  • VI. One – Over a thousand instruments, kits, and other sound effects. RRP: £119.20 / €135.20
  • SyntAX – Over 2000 patches covering a large amount of synth territory. RRP: £119.20 / €135.20
  • Elite Orchestral Percussion – 19GB of both traditional and unusual orchestral percussion instruments. RRP: £204.00 / €239.20
  • BASiS – Sampled collection of electric, upright, fretless, and synth basses. RRP: £151.20 / €199.20

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Big Fish Audio announces BASiS Competitive Upgrade Offer

Vir2 Instruments BASiS

Big Fish Audio has announced a competitive upgrade offer for BASiS, a Kontakt Player 2 powered virtual bass instrument by Vir2 Instruments.

As an owner of Chris Hein Bass, Yellow Tools Majestic, Spectrasonics Trilogy or EastWest Hardcore Bass/XP you are eligible for the Big Fish Audio competitive upgrade to BASiS.

The competative upgrade offer price for BASiS is $199.95 USD instead of the regular price of $299.95 USD. The offer is limited to one per customer and proof of purchase is subject to verification by Big Fish Audio.

Visit Big Fish Audio for more information and audio demos.

Vir2 Instruments announces MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments MOJO

Vir2 Instruments has released MOJO, a virtual horn section instrument powered by the Kontakt engine.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument. Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

MOJO: Horn Section eatures

  • 12 instruments: Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Trombone, Clarinet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trombone Mute, Trumpet, Trumpet Mute
  • Instant ensembles (1-10 players).
  • Numerous articulations.
  • Stylistic effects.
  • Doits, falls, and more release layers.
  • Tempo-synced swells and crescendos.
  • Extensive riff library.
  • Advanced humanization.
  • Physically modeled vibrato.
  • Character control.
  • Full suite of onboard effects.
  • Ultimate ease of use.

Vir2 MOJO is available for pre-order for $499.95 USD. It will be shipping in February 2009.

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Vir2 Instruments releases BASiS

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Vir2 Instruments BASiS

Vir2 Instruments has released BASiS, a virtual bass instrument powered by Kontakt Player 2.

Featuring a comprehensively sampled collection of electric, upright, fretless, and synth basses, BASiS offers incredible attention to detail in the depth and breadth of the basses: 24-bit sampling, DI and amp blending control, multiple velocity layers, seamless humanizing, custom legato and vibrato tools, release layers, harmonics, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, slaps, rakes, falls, and more.

BASiS features

  • Amp/Di Control – Each electric bass includes an Amp/DI balance knob, allowing full blending control between phase-accurate samples of the direct bass signal and an amp’ed recording of the same take.
  • Realism Engines – A number of custom engines are designed to contribute to the realism of the sound.
  • Modes And Articulations – An onscreen display gives real-time information on the currently selected articulations, playing mode (polyphonic, monophonic, and legato), and release layers. Varying articulations were recorded for each bass, including long notes, harmonics, mutes, slides, slaps, pulloffs, falls, releases, noises, and more.
  • Character Vibrato – Full vibrato control, painstakingly modeled after vibrato made by real bass players, is available, including seven different characters of vibrato.
  • Dynamic Response – An adjustable velocity curve allows for fine-tuning of the dynamic response of the basses.
  • Effects – A full suite of effects is included in BASiS, including a custom-written Octaver, and full EQ controls.
  • Remote Control – Every parameter in the onscreen BASiS engine (including its subpages) can be controlled remotely via MIDI continuous controllers (CC’s), and can be adjusted in real time.

BASiS is available now for Windows and Mac for $299.95 USD.

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