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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

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.

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.

Akai Professional releases EWI USB

Akai Professional EWI USB

Akai Professional has released the EWI USB, an electronic wind instrument for musicians looking for an easy-to-play, easy-to-use controller.

EWIs are the only choice for serious wind players looking to make music electronically. While EWI USB is easy and fun to use, it’s also powerful, flexible, and most importantly reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio by professional musicians.

EWI USB features

  • Sensors
    • Mouthpiece: air-pressure level sensor & bite sensor.
    • Note Keys: 13 touch sensors.
    • Octave Rollers: 2 mobile, 2 fixed touch sensors (5-octave range).
    • Bend Plates: 2 touch sensors.
    • Ground Plates: 2 touch sensors.
  • Custom Garritan Aria Player software, contains wind instrument sounds.
  • Multiple fingering modes: sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI brass.
  • Expandable sound palette.
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece.
  • Class-compliant, plug-and-play USB device.
  • MIDI Output Channels Over USB: 1.
  • Mac and PC compatible.
  • Includes: EWI USB wind instrument, neck strap, cleaning cloth, USB cable, software DVD, quick start guide and safety instructions.

The EWI USB is now shipping to musical instrument and pro audio retailers and will be available for an MSRP of $499 USD.

Visit Akai Professional for more information.

LinPlug updates SaxLab to v2.0.2

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LinPlug SaxLab 2

LinPlug has released version 2.0.2 of SaxLab 2, a virtual saxophone instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

This update fixes a few smaller bugs and mainly the ECS (MIDI Learn) not working.

SaxLab 2 features

  • Many different sound sets for the various saxophone instruments.
  • Monophonic with “real sax” behaviour.
  • Adjustable mix of the “Air” layer, the “Keys” layer and the main tonal layer.
  • User-definable, velocity-sensitive amplitude envelope.
  • Tonal characteristics of the instrument’s overall sound can be defined by the user.
  • Real-time control of the instrument’s amplitude, brightness, the amount of room and the “roaring” of the sound.
  • Three modes of mono performance: Legato, Retrigger and Alternate.
  • Separate control of Up/Down PitchBend and Scoop.
  • Adjustable pitch, air and body frequency deviation per note.
  • Envelope, LFO and MIDI-controlled vibrato and tremolo.
  • Specialized stereo chorus and stereo reverb effects.
  • Full Micro Tuning capability (loads TUN files).
  • MidiLearn available for every control.
  • Sample accurate timing, full automation and settings are saved with the song.

SaxLab is available at a special price in November, for only 99 EUR (normal price 149 EUR) or $129 USD (normal price $199 USD).

Visit LinPlug for more information.

HV Synth Design releases FluteCollection

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HV Synth Design FluteCollection

HV Synth Design has released FluteCollection, a collection of an acoustic modeled Bass Flute, C(concert)Flute and Piccolo.

The instruments are based on a unique modeling method, called Eclectic Acoustic Synthesis (EAS), created with SynthMaker.

FluteCollection features

  • Very realistic flute sounds,
  • Note range: 3 octaves.
  • Like real flutes, you can ‘blow’ the models from very soft to very loud with an increment of brightness (the high frequencies become more and more prominent). This is done via modulation wheel or breath controller,
  • The C(Concert)Flute can also be played as Jazz Flute, by modifying the bore and adding a lip thrill.
  • Low CPU load.
  • Controls: Breath Pressure: ModWheel or Breath Controller, Breath Noise (MidiLearn), Vibrato (amplitude and/or pitch), EQ, Fine tuning, Lip Thrill (MidiLearn) (C Flute only), Bore modification (C fFlute only).

FluteCollection is available for purchase now for $139 USD. A trial version can be downloaded.

Visit HV Synth Design for more information and audio demos.

LinPlug releases SaxLab 2

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LinPlug SaxLab 2

LinPlug has released SaxLab 2, a virtual saxophone instrument plug-in for Windows (Mac version coming).

Inspirational SoundSets combined with an easy-to-use interface make the LinPlug SaxLab the ideal virtual instrument for musicians wanting to emulate real saxophones.

SaxLab 2 features

  • Many different sound sets for the various saxophone instruments.
  • Monophonic with “real sax” behaviour.
  • Adjustable mix of the “Air” layer, the “Keys” layer and the main tonal layer.
  • User-definable, velocity-sensitive amplitude envelope.
  • Tonal characteristics of the instrument’s overall sound can be defined by the user.
  • Real-time control of the instrument’s amplitude, brightness, the amount of room and the “roaring” of the sound.
  • Three modes of mono performance: Legato, Retrigger and Alternate.
  • Separate control of Up/Down PitchBend and Scoop.
  • Adjustable pitch, air and body frequency deviation per note.
  • Envelope, LFO and MIDI-controlled vibrato and tremolo.
  • Specialized stereo chorus and stereo reverb effects.
  • Full Micro Tuning capability (loads TUN files).
  • MidiLearn available for every control.
  • Sample accurate timing, full automation and settings are saved with the song.

SaxLab 2 is now available for Windows PC for €149 EUR / $199 USD. The upgrade from SaxLab 1 is €39 EUR / $49 USD (Mac version ships soon). A demo version is available for download (requires activation code).

Visit LinPlug for more information and sound demos.

Bela D Media releases Retro Flute

Bela D Media Retro Flute

Bela D Media has released Retro Flute, a flute sample library for Kontakt.

Though it will sit extremely well in a Cinematic, Classical or Jazz ensemble track, it is the retro sound used by many progressive rock artists that produces a pure and powerful tone.

Retro Flute features

  • Sustained Straight Tone & Vibrato.
  • Sung Style.
  • Various Staccato Options.
  • Repetitions, Overlaying Options.
  • Player Breath Noise, Key Noise
  • Slide Down, Runs, Flutter, Mordent, Half and Whole Tone Trills.

Retro Flute for Kontakt 2.2.4. or higher (K3 compatible) is available for $119.99 USD.

Visit Bela D Media for more information.