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.
- 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
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.
- 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
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
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
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
Big Fish Audio has released Darkness: Cinematic Sound Design.
Volume 2 of the Cinematic Sound Design series, Darkness is a collection of 2.8 GB of original loops and samples created for use in film, TV, games, and the more dystopian forms of Metal, Hip Hop, Grunge, etc.
All of the sounds in this project were created from “real” sources; i.e., no synths were used on any of this material. The drones, rhythmic loops, soundscapes and effects on DARKNESS were derived from recordings of things like metal bridges, cables, dumpsters, machines, and metal-stringed instruments such as waterphones, detuned autoharps, and one very old and beat up piano harp. The source recordings were then subjected to a battery of plug-ins and effects, loaded into samplers, and then played to create the finished loops and atmospheres.
The samples can be used in standard wav format or take advantage of our custom kontakt interface for our kontakt users. The kontakt format includes the ability to edit and tweak loops and to easily add effects to further takes these samples to new and original places.
Darkness: Cinematic Sound Design features
- 2.8 GB or original content.
- Includes 20 Dark Soundscapes, 119 Dystopian Drones, 100 Hits and Impacts, 119 Industrial Loops, 110 Metal FX, 45 Risers, 101 Twisted Stringed.
- 132 Kontakt Patches.
- Available as Apple Loops, Acidized WAV, REX, and Kontakt formats.
Darkness: Cinematic Sound Design is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
More information: Big Fish Audio / Darkness: Cinematic Sound Design
Watunlib.com has lauched its website, offering virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Watunlib.com is the meeting of two musicians with different backgrounds but with a common passion for original instruments … and computers! Thus was born the idea of designing virtual instruments … and to sell them …
Our first task was to sample a Waterphone Aquasonic Super Mondo, and propose a number of playing techniques, some of which may be tuned chromatically, new function for such an instrument and completely redefining how to use it!
Subsequently, we decided to continue on this path, always in a spirit of originality and innovation. Loop Kontrol, rythmic and melodic loops builder, meets these criteria (at least we hope so).
Watunlib is available to purchase for 69 EUR, Loop Kontrol is 49 EUR. Prices incl. VAT.
More information: Watunlib.com