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
Necromare has released three new free sample-based VST instruments for Windows.
New Necromare plug-ins
- Waterphones, featuring sounds from the waterphone instrument – The mysteriously cool Waterphone..well plural. There are two instruments in one here. The lower octaves are a traditional waterphone. The Upper octaves are a vel sensitive experimental waterphone sound.
- Celesta, instrument with a soft dream like sound sampled over 4 octaves. plus a body hit sound at the last octave.
- Finger Pop, comprised of three waves spread across the keyboard. includes recordings of a low, med and hi finger pop for variety. Simple but might be good for rhythm padding.
Necromare plug-ins are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.
More information: Necromare
Prokits has announced a new collection of unique and individual sampled instruments.
Prokits is a portal for buying and selling professional sampler specific sounds, libraries, multi-samples and instruments online. We have a dedicated team of highly individual sound engineers from around the world providing regular content for the site.
New Prokits instruments
- Tibetan Singing Bowls by Michael Dunn – 250MB of long hits and loops.
- Bulbul Tarang Indian Banjo Instrument by Michael Bietenholz – Scripted Kontakt sampled instrument, tuning modes, natural decay.
- Kantele by Eric Van Gent – Traditional Finnish 5 string Kantele (plucked string instrument).
- Feedback Response by Eric Van Gent – Textured Layered and Toned Soundscape.
- Darbuka by Michael Bietenholz – Aluminium Goblet Hand-drum with round robin variants.
- Toy Glockenspiel – Extensively sampled, massively playable metal plate glockenspiel.
- Violimba by Pingu – Unique authentic sampled instrument producing deep metallic groans.
- Waterphone by Pingu – 28 rod Waterphone played with beaters.
- Amiga Kit by Koney – 6 drumkits and 10 synths from original Amiga Demoscene days.
Prokits instruments for Kontakt are available for purchase with prices starting at £1.50 GBP.
More information: Prokits
Sample Logic has released WaterHarp, a sample library featuring 300 instruments.
For years, the waterphone has been heard throughout film and television, and is regarded as the “Matrix-Effect” by many. Not only does this library contain traditional samples of the waterphone instrument, but goes way beyond by morphing the signature Waterphone sound, creating new organic instruments.
This WaterHarp library delivers Mind-bending ambiences, Suspenseful tension building stingers, Tempo-synced percussive rhythms, and Explosive score-ready impact textures. This library is a must have addition for all film, TV, and game composers. WaterHarp is designed to streamline your workflow with its well-organized genre specific instruments and performance-ready interface. With WaterHarp, you will spend less time searching and more time creating.
- 1.8 GB direct download containing 300 instruments and audio samples.
- WaterHarp not only includes amazing, ready-to-play, acoustically sampled Waterphone ensembles, but also dives heavily into the world of score-ready morphed instruments.
- Instrument categories include: Ambience (68), Impacts (67), Tempo-Synced Rhythms (83), Stingers (35), Transitions (27), Untreated Ensembles (14), Bonus Material (7).
WaterHarp is available as a sample library for Kontakt for $49.99 USD.
Visit Sample Logic for more information.