Xenos Soundworks has announced the release of a new collection of sounds for the TAL-J-8 software emulation of the Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer.

Timeless 80s features 75 retro style presets.

Many of the patches in this pack utilize TAL-J-8’s dual mode for extra fat, layered vintage leads, basses, polysynths, and more.

Take your listeners on a nostalgic journey back to the past with the ‘Timeless 80s’ preset library, an eclectic mix of oldschool sounds suitable for a wide variety of musical genres.

The soundset includes:

  • 15 Basses.
  • 14 Leads.
  • 12 Pads.
  • 10 Keys/Polysynth.
  • 8 Plucks.
  • 7 FX.
  • 5 Bells/Mallets.
  • 3 Brass.
  • 1 Arp.

Timeless 80s costs $9.95 USD.

Nutty Traxx has launched a dark cinematic collection of 100 fear invoking presets with Sinister Sounds Virus TI Soundset Vol. 1 for the Virus TI synthesizer series from Access Music.

This pack includes sounds suitable for horror film composing, ambient, video games, and any upfront music genre.

Sinister Sounds provide a lot of previously unheard sounds on the Virus TI ranging from Dystopian Pads, Harsh FX, Scrapes, Braams, Atmospheres, Haunting Textures and everything in between.

This soundset is ideal for any producer or sound composers wanting dark and scary cinematic sounds to add to their productions. With soft knobs on each preset to also morph and mangle the sounds even more.

The Sinister Sounds pack is available for £28 GBP.

Sonic Zest has returned with another Kontakt instrument library.

Bowed Marimba brings the sounds of the Yamaha YM 6000 marimba percussion instrument recorded with a cello bow.

Sonic Zest Bowed Marimba

The sound of bowing instantly makes it appear orchestral at first, but then you soon hear a slowly evolving glassy tone appear from underneath. Playing chords and adding reverb makes the sound of a bowed marimba become almost like a chamber choir.

The library is available from Sonic Zest, priced $16 USD until January 24th, 2021. The regular price is $32 USD. It requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher.