Atom Hub releases Gnat Shepherd Household

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Atom Hub Gnat Shepherd Household

Atom Hub has released Gnat Shepherd Household, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

I found this little vuvuzela in a supermarket and since it immediately got my son´s attention I bought it. The sound ? You know… vuvuzela. Just a simple whistle, the younger brother of the real vuvuzelas, which can damage not only your hearing, but also a football tournament ! :-)

This little disaster produces single nasty high pitched tone, which only me and my son seem to like in our entire family. (… or our town ?) Soon I realized, that this one note torturing is not all this catcall is capable of. So I started to “practise” and used it to produce quite wide palette of sounds – squeels, screams and creaks, which reminded me of various animals – so you can find seagulls, pigs, starling, cat, peacock and also unbelievable chicken patches inside.

Gnat Shepherd Household features

  • 24 bit / 44,1 kHz.
  • 151 MB (260 single wav files).
  • 41 nki files (12 multi, 29 single patches).
  • Handful of funny, experimental and even serious patches.
  • EQ, attack, release, stereo, flanger, phaser, reverb, delay, drive, cabinet fx.

The sample library costs 5 EUR. A free version with 1 instrument is available to download.

More information: Atom Hub / Gnat Shepherd Household

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Sample Logic The Vuvuzela, South African Stadium Horn for Kontakt

Sample Logic Vuvuzela

Sample Logic has released The Vuvuzela, a sample library featuring the sound of the vuvuzela horn.

In light of the World Cup championships, Sample Logic is proud to bring you the one and only Vuvuzela sample library! With this amazing South African stadium horn, the Sample Logic team was able to create and deliver a wide range of sounds. From traditional staccato, sustain, and flutter patches, to morphed war calls, impacts, and ethnic rhythms, this Vuvuzela collection of instruments is a must have.

This $9.99 mini sample library contains 40 instruments and multis that are sure to conjure up the spirit of the World Cup while adding a new ethnic twist to your collection.

Offered as a direct download, Vuvuzela will only be available for a limited time before it goes away into the Sample Logic vault.

The Vuvuzela features

  • 375 MB sample library for Kontakt 3.5 or higher.
  • Includes 40 instruments:
    • Traditional: Staccato, Sustain, Calls, Falls, Flutters, Swells, Stadium Ensemble, Percussive Kits.
    • Morphed: Ambience, Impacts, Melodic, Pads, Stingers, Rhythms.

The Vuvuzela for Kontakt is available to purchase as a download for $9.99 USD (This will not work with the free Kontakt Player).

More information: Sample Logic / The Vuvuzela

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Short links for June 16th, 2010

Vuvuzela by Dundas Football Club @ Flickr

Some interesting things I found recently:

The sound of the vuvuzela seems to irritate quite a number of people, so here’s a round-up of some solutions on how to watch the World Cup games without this loud horn.

# Filter The Vuvuzela Horn Out of the World Cup; Learn JACK Routing on Linux

Are you a World Cup fan annoyed by the constant sound of the South African vuvuzela horn? Wish you could remove that sound from your World Cup viewing experience? Do you want to learn a little bit about powerful modular effects routing can be on Linux? Either? Both? Call it “football”? “Soccer”? Any way round, we’ve got you covered.

# Waves Vuvuzela Noise Reduction Solution

Waves has a processing chain available to download.

In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Waves is proud to unveil a solution which dramatically reduces the problematic sound of the omnipresent Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans.

Working in conjunction with a major television broadcaster, we've precision-crafted a preset processing chain which drastically decreases Vuvuzela noise: The WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer. Together, they not only minimize Vuvuzela noise, they increase the intelligibility of the game announcers' play-by-play action and color commentary.

Waves Vuvuzela processing chain

The processing chain for Vuvuzela noise reduction is now available as load-and-use sessions for Pro Tools, Waves MultiRack, and Cubase.

# Prosoniq VuvuX

And Prosoniq has a free filtering plug-in for Mac users.

Prosoniq is proud to announce the world's first realtime Vuvuzela filtering plug in based on sonicWORX' audio de-mixing technology.

# Z3TA+

Cakewalk's award-winning Waveshaping Synthesizer is now just $19.99 USD as a download.

Usine Ableton OSC touch Controller

# Sensomusic Usine

Sensomusic has released tons of freebies for its Usine users.

Good news for all Usine free Users: Get more than 200 Add-ons and ready-made patches for free. Just register on the forum (it's totally free).

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music also report on this one in Hundreds of Free Musical Tools Now Free to Add to Usine.

Usine is an overlooked gem in music making, a PC-based modular environment and live performance tool that runs as a host or VST plug-in. Pick the modules you need from a set of powerful building blocks, and build a custom musical rig, complete with multi-touch control on new Windows devices. It sounds like something you might request from a magical genie, but the thing is real, priced at EUR120 (or just EUR60 for educational users).

As with any modular environment, having ample access to powerful modules and some patches to get you started is everything. But that makes this week’s news worth noting: co-developer Olivier Sens has made some 200+ add-ons and patches free. All you have to do to grab them is register on the forum. The demo version of Usine is surprisingly capable, too, so if you’ve been waiting to test-drive and you have a Windows machine (or a dual-boot Mac), now could be a good time.

# Black Allegheny, Swarm Generated Music

Evan Merz writes:

Black Allegheny is one of the first albums made up entirely of swarm generated music. The album was created using a swarm-controlled sampler called Becoming, which was programmed by the composer.

Obey™ 3 Compact DMX Controller

# Review of the Chauvet Slimpar56 LED Light and Obey3 Light Controller

Mark @ Modulate This! on the Chauvet Slimpar56 & Obey3:

In a recent post I documented my new live rig with a drawing and a time-lapse video sans lights and light controller. I’m happy to report I just received and have been testing the brand new LED SlimPAR™ 56 and Obey™ 3 compact DMX controller so I thought I’d share some notes.

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