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EarthMoments Indian Emotions, Indian Strings and Woodwinds sample library

EarthMoments Indian Emotions

Loopmasters has released Indian Emotions, a sample pack featuring Indian strings and woodwinds by EarthMoments.

The essential strings and woodwinds package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with authentic royalty free samples. The vocals samples were recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz in studios across India.

This unique sample pack has been created and maximised to the highest standards, exclusively delivered by top Indian vocalists in the Indian music scene today, and can be used to create a variety of styles with Indian vocals signatures.

India Emtions features

  • 785MB content, Wav 24 bit / 44.1khz quality.
  • 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
  • Recorded on 96kHz using Class A preamps and Tube mics at Clementine studios in Chennai.

Indian Emotions is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / EarthMoments Indian Emotions

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HV Synth Design releases Total Flute

HV Synth Design Total Flute

HV Synth Design has announced the release of Total Flute, a collection of three new wind instrument plug-ins for Windows.

Total Flute features three very realistic sounding VSTi’s: a piccolo, a standard/alto/bass flute, and a (Contra)Bass flute. So there are two bass flutes (one more dark, one more bright).

Total Flute features

  • Breath Pressure: via MIDI Learn you can choose the controller you want to use for breath pressure.
  • Breath/bore noise (MIDI Learn).
  • Amount of the noise + the ‘color’.
  • Vibrato (aftertouch or MIDI Learn).
  • Flutter tongue (MIDI Learn).
  • Pitch Bend (in flute parlando it is called lip bending: when you go up, the tone becomes louder, when you go down, to tone becomes softer).
  • The standard/alto/bass and piccolo flute have also a parameter for dynamic instability (when a flutist plays long notes, it is hard to keep the tone stable).

Total Flute is available for Windows PC (VST), priced at $99 USD. A trial version (the standard/alto/bass flute) is available to download from the HV Synth Design website.

More information: HV Synth Design / Total Flute

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Wallander Instruments releases Orchestral & Band Brass and Woodwinds & Saxophones

Wallander Instruments Orchestral & Band Brass

Wallander Instruments has announced the release of Orchestral & Band Brass and Woodwinds & Saxophones, two new Standard Edition Collections.

Orchestral & Band Brass is our most extensive collection of brasswinds to date. It contains 64 modelled instruments, with mutes making up a total of 171 models.

The Woodwinds & Saxophones collection contains 105 modelled woodwinds, saxophones and recorders. Including the NEW recorder range and a selection of bonus instruments, such as Bassett Horns and Classical & Baroque Bassoons.

Both bundles include the WIVI Standard Edition for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).

Orchestral & Band Brass is available to purchase for $499 USD, Woodwinds & Saxophones is $399 USD. Various upgrades are available to registered WIVI users.

More information: Wallander Instruments

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Cinesamples releases Hollywoodwinds

Cinesamples HollyWoodWinds

Cinesamples has announced the release of Hollywoodwinds, a comprehensive sampling of the orchestral woodwind ensemble.

This library’s collection of scales, runs, phrases, chords, textures, trills, FX and full ensemble patches, will get you thinking again about using woodwinds in your next cue.

Hollywoodwinds features

  • Cinesamples Intelligent Time Engine (Cite) — The groundbreaking new method of sync on the fly. Kontakt will automatically recognize your sequence’s tempo and playback your scales and textures in time (live). In addition all patches using this engine have samples which have been recorded at multiple tempos. Kontakt will automatically and intelligently choose the correct sample and micro adjust it into place- providing incredibly realistic results and leaving the composer to worry about more important things.
  • Mic Placements — Choose from exclusively Stage Mic patches or Close Mics patches, or using the hybrid patches create your own custom mix – live with no artifacts. Automate your levels using Kontakt 3.5+ or use our presets. Flavor your mix with the 3 Band EQ pre-sets.
  • Notation View — Using Kontakt 3.5+ you can actually visually see the music you are creating, live! The notation window displays incredibly detailed conductor – piano reductions of your current sample being triggered. Very useful for composers, educators and anyone curious.
  • Authentic Hollywood Sound — Straight down the chain we have focused our sound to emulate the voice of the Hollywood scoring stages. From the choice of ensemble, the players themselves, the gear, the mix, the orchestrations, the scale tunings,…. the entire concept is planned to sound with that one goal in mind. Plenty of trail/error, score studying, lunch meeting, phone calling and general research was gathered in pre production so we blatantly tried to squeeze all the detail and life we possibly could at the sessions and in post. This is the extra step the great hollywood composers and orchestrator’s provide on a daily basis.
  • Keyboard Patches — Our method of using tempo synced pre-records with typical keyboard patches is extremely efficient and realistic. The stacked patches, such as the octaves patch, allow the user to voice the ensemble over several different octaves in an authentic hollywood stack (see user manual for details). And of course there is the tutti patch, featuring everybody playing (including the piccolo). There is a whole other half to the library after you check out the GB’s of pre records.
  • 20th Century Textures And Runs — All that creepy stuff the winds do when the spider is attacking, when the beautiful face is morphing, when the eyes turn yellow??? We decided we needed to have that too. From unison ensemble quarter tone bends, to 12 tone cluster stacks to massive collection of Atonal Rips to clarinet “meowing” to multi- piccolo flutters you are sure to find something you need for your track here.

Hollywoodwinds for Kontakt is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Cinesamples / HollyWoodWinds

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Cinesamples announces HollyWoodWinds

Cinesamples HollyWoodWinds

Cinesamples has announced HollyWoodWinds, a comprehensive sampling of the orchestral woodwind ensemble.

This library’s collection of scales, runs, phrases, chords, textures, trills, FX and full ensemble patches, will get you thinking again about using woodwinds in your next cue.

HOLLYWOODWINDS: Bringing the woodwinds back into orchestral film scoring.

HollyWoodWinds features

  • Groundbreaking Cinesamples “Intelligent Time Engine” – Auto Tempo Awareness / Syncing.
  • Smart Tempo Matrix Sample Selection.
  • Extensive RR/Legato Programming.
  • Keyboard Style Patches:
    1. Tutti Ensemble
    2. Octaves Ensemble
    3. Major/Minor Triads Ensemble
    4. Unison Tremolos
    5. Chordal Tremolos
    6. Tritone/FX Tremolos
  • Scales and Rips:
    1. Major Scales
    2. Minor Scales
    3. Diminished Scales
    4. Whole Tone Scale
    5. Chromatic Scales
    6. Tonal Rips
    7. Atonal Rips/FX Rips
  • Orchestrated Textures and FX:
    1. Random Note Staccato Patterns
    2. Pitch Bending FX
    3. Cluster Chords/Flutter Chords
    4. Repeating Octaves Duplets
    5. Repeating Octaves Triplets
    6. Marching Textures
    7. Repeating Major/Minor Chords All Inversions
    8. Chordal Trills (Aka John Williams)
    9. Lydian Thirds
    10. Light Hearted Motifs
    11. Oom Pahs – Major Minor
    12. Inspiring Textures 1
    13. Inspiring Textures 2
    14. Inspiring Textures 3
  • Mic Placements: Stage Mics, Close Mics (Both Independently Mixable).

HollyWoodWinds for Kontakt will be available for purchase on October 1, 2009, priced at $299 USD.

You can win a free copy of HollyWoodWinds by following Cinesamples on Twitter. A winner will be drawn randomly on September 30.

More information: Cinesamples / HollyWoodWinds

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Wallander Instruments releases WIVI Band

Wallander Instruments WIVI Band

Wallander Instruments has released WIVI Band, an application for musical performance, running on the iPhone using the microphone as a wind controller, and an easy-to-learn piano fingering with 5-octave range.

WIVI is normally used by artists, composers and producers for everything from radio hits to Hollywood blockbusters. Now you can also enjoy the same expressive musical instruments which the professionals have had access to for years.

WIVI Band includes 15 expressive musical instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon and Contrabassoon.

WIVI Band is available through the iPhone App Store for $10 USD.

Visit Wallander Instruments for more information.

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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.

Visit Vir2 Instruments for more information and audio demos.

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