Patchpool releases Aqualignum for Camel Audio Alchemy

Patchpool Aquilignum for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced the release of Aqualignum, a sound library for Camel Audio’s Alchemy instrument, combining waterphone samples from the Scattered Entity Vol. 1 library with original oud samples, an arab string instrument especially multisampled for this library.

The mysterious and haunting tones of the waterphone meet the warm embracing string sounds of the orient. Tradition melds with futurism, water, wood and metal compose Aqualignum. This library contains 56 patches (including 1 variation) making use of 1.76 GB of samples, resynthesized sounds and electronic derivatives. Multisampled string instruments derived from the oud with up to 5 velocity layers and 3x round robin (variations per sample), calm and dark drones, beautiful and fragile waterphone pads, ominous and evocative soundscapes, futuristic textures and metallic percussion instruments are contained in this set.

The oud articulations include plectrum-picked strings (played with a special oud plectrum), finger-plucked vibrato tones, up and down slides, tremoli, bowed oud (violin bow) and some phrases. The waterphone was played with two differently sized bows creating all kinds of arpeggio textures with water-modulated decay-phases, scraping and moaning metal sounds, long sustained notes played with a violin bow for creating multisampled tonal pad sounds and the instrument was beaten with various beaters for metallic percussion sounds and bass tones.

Aqualignum features

  • 1.76 Gigabytes of samples (wav) and resynthesized files (.aaz).
  • 56 patches (including 1 variation) with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
  • Delivery: download – RAR-archive in two parts for better download handling.

The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Aqualignum

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Patchpool intros Aqualignum for Alchemy (pre-order)

Patchpool Aquilignum for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced Aqualignum for Alchemy, a soundset that combines waterphone samples from the MachFive library Scattered Entity Vol. 1 with original Oud samples, an Arab string instrument especially multisampled for this library.

The mysterious and haunting tones of the waterphone meet the warm embracing string sounds of the orient. There will be approximately 50 – 60 patches making use roundabout 1.8 GB of samples, resynthesized sounds and electronic derivatives.

Multisampled string instruments, calm and dark drones, beautiful and fragile waterphone pads, ominous and evocative soundscapes, sequenced loops and some metallic mayhem will be patchified for this library.

Aqualignum features

  • Approximately 1.8 Gigabytes of samples (wav) and resynthesized files (.aaz)
  • Roundabout 50 – 60 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
  • Delivery: download – RAR-archive in multiple parts for better download handling.

The library is scheduled for release in the second half of June, 2014. It is available to pre-order now for 30 EUR (regular price will be 38 EUR). Requires the full version of Alchemy v1.55 and higher.

Customers who own a license for Scattered Entity Vol. 1 or the SoundPack Waterphonia can pre-order this library at a 40% discount, at 18 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Aqualignum for Alchemy

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Sample Logic releases Waterharp 2 for Kontakt

Sample Logic Waterharp 2

Sample Logic has announced Waterharp 2, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Waterharp 2 is an entirely new collection of over 550 breathtaking instruments and multis that will truly blow you out of the water.

Weighing in at 2.5 gigabytes, “WH2″ not only includes amazing, ready-to-play, sampled Waterphone ensembles, but focusses heavily on score-ready morphed instruments.

In addition, “WH2″ comes with all of the original “Waterharp” instruments, re-engineered, re-morphed, and enhanced to a whole new level with unlimited sonic control.

Waterharp 2 features

  • 2.5 GB (Direct Download).
  • 550+ Instruments & Multis.
  • Includes Ambience (113), Arpeggiated (22), Hit Ensembles (18), Impacts (79), Tempo-Synced Rhythms (145), Melodics (22), Stingers (78), Transitions (46), Multis (37).

The library is available to purchase for $99.99 USD.

More information: Sample Logic / Waterharp 2

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Spitfire Audio releases Hg2O for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio Hg2O

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Hg2O, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hg2O is a set of samples performed by Paul Clarvis of a metallic atonal acoustic musical instrument consisting of a stainless steel resonator bowl or pan with a cylindrical neck and bronze rods of different lengths and diameters around the rim of the bowl. The resonator may contain a small amount of water giving the waterphone a vibrant ethereal sound that has appeared in countless movie soundtracks, record albums, and live performances.

Recorded by Jake Jackson at Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through a huge array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “monserrat” pre-amps to a Studer 2″ tape machine and then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters.

They’ve sampled deeply both bowed or drummed with movements to affect the water inside. This creates the resonant characteristics of the bowl and rods in combination with the movement of the water. The sound of the waterphone is often used to evoke mystery and suspense.

The Hg2O library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £33 GBP (RRP £44) for the next 10 days. Requires Kontakt full version.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Hg2O

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Sampleism intros free Ocean Harp waterphone instrument from Pingu

Sampleism Ocean Harp by Pingu

Sampleism has announced that Pingu’s Ocean Harp sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt is available to download at no cost.

The Ocean Harp is a cheaper version of the now famous Waterphone, with a sound made famous by such films as the Matrix.

This small kit is made from the sound of striking its rods with a beater (both metal and rubber).

Compatible with Kontakt 2.4+

The sample library is free to download for registered Sampleism users (registration is free).

More information: Sampleism / Ocean Harp

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