SYNTH NEWS: Spitfire Audio recently announced their new virtual instrument and scoring library ALTERNATIVE SOLO STRINGS — an “alternative take on a sampled solo strings library” putting performances of four of the most interesting and progressive string soloists in London into an easy-to-use tool to access Violin (Warren Zielinski), Viola (Joel Hunter), Cello (Chris Worsey), and Double Bass (Mary Scully).
SYNTH NEWS: Impact Soundworks announces “Super Audio Cart PC” retro PC sampled instrument for KONTAKT, with NKS support. The most complete set of retro computer samples ever produced. Building on the success of Super Audio Cart this NEW instrument features EIGHT legendary sound sets from 80s and 90s hardware. Includes standalone SNESVerb plugin for FREE.
Wide Blue Sound, a creator of cutting-edge instruments for KONTAKT, has announced a partnership with Native Instruments that allows its ORBIT and ECLIPSE virtual synths to be used with NI’s Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) hardware — namely, KOMPLETE KONTROL S- Series keyboards and MASCHINE workstations.
GEAR NEWS: Vir2 Instruments has announced their new high-end sampled instrument line, the VITAL SERIES, and the first release “Vital Series Mallets.” Mallets’ powerful GUI offers eight instruments on one patch to be edited, played, blended, and recorded together. No sub menus or separate patches. Mallets has all the controls you need at your fingertips.
ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete: Virtual Instrument with Ethnic Instruments and Voices from all over the World
New for 2017, Best Service has rolled out ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete, a library that has continuously grown and been improved over a period of 16 years. In this sixth edition, 80 new instruments and voices with a volume of 13 gigabytes have been added to the library. ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete now consists of 320 instruments and voices being summarized in approx. 800 patches.
New for 2017, Spirfire Audio have announced their latest “symphonic masterpiece,” with “Symphony Orchestra.” The company describes this new collection as “A definitive mega-anthology of tools to create blockbuster symphonic works for TV, film, games and radio in a single and encyclopaedic core-level professional product.”
MUSIC GEAR NEWS: Best Service today announced a new series of symphonic performance sample instruments compatible with KOTAKT and ideal for scoring, multimedia and general music. The three new offerings include Chris Hein – SOLO VIOLA, Chris Hein – SOLO CELLO and Chris Hein – SOLO STRINGS COMPLETE. The latter includes Volin, Viola, Cello and ContraBass.
MUSIC GEAR: Spitfire Audio has announced availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS, a massic “encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling,” with blockbuster content recorded at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios. The Kontakt-powered library comprises the same 60 star string players performing on the same instruments featured on numerous famous film scores.
BERLIN (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS, a new KONTAKT instrument featuring the sound of a Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar. Sampled by bassist and instrument designer Thomas Skarbye, SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS is also the first software version of this bass to be approved by Rickenbacker®. SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS delivers the sound of […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) — Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of two vintage drum kits from the 1940s. Both kits were recorded with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and period microphones at Abbey Road Studios in London, providing a natural, open sound suitable for contemporary productions.
Native Instruments introduces SESSION HORNS – a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced SESSION HORNS, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section. Notable for its pristine and authentic sound, SESSION HORNS is designed to allow producers of all levels access to high quality horns, and includes a number of features that make it a […]
Native Instruments introduces ACTION STRINGS – a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string orchestra
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced ACTION STRINGS – a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string orchestra. Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT PLAYER, ACTION STRINGS delivers driving string phrases and short motifs with an extremely natural and expansive sound. The flexible instrument provides producers of all skill levels with a […]
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) – The sample and sound design wizards at Zero-G Limited have released a new sound library, “Sax Supreme,” featuring the warmth natural sound of a real vintage soprano saxophone. With its straightforward and easy-to-use interface and Advanced Kontakt Scripting is allows for highly expressive playing. According to the company, the new product […]
Native Instruments introduces THE GIANT – Virtual Instrument featuring the Intense Sound of the Klavins Piano Model 370i
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced THE GIANT, a new instrument based on the world’s biggest upright piano. For use in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, THE GIANT features the intense sound of the Klavins Piano Model 370i, a super-sized instrument delivering a colossal sonic spectrum equally well-suited to urban […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments this week released EVOLVE, a KONTAKT-based instrument created by premier sound design house Heavyocity, the team behind DAMAGE and the EVOLVE MUTATIONS series. EVOLVE offers a full-scale resource for cinematic sound design that brings together a vast selection of sounds, rhythms and FX, designed specifically for film composers and […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today announced DAMAGE, a new instrument that provides hard-hitting cinematic percussion for professional movie scoring and high-impact music production. Created by premier sound design house Heavyocity and powered by the latest KONTAKT 5 engine, this unique sonic resource expertly combines industrial sounds and orchestral percussion to add true wide-screen […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today announced KONTAKT 5, the next generation of its leading software sampler. The new version offers profoundly enhanced sound shaping through a host of new high-quality filters and studio-grade effect algorithms, superior time-stretching, vintage sampling modes, and more. Further accommodating its role as the central sample library platform on […]
Native Instruments Announces STUDIO DRUMMER – a new instrument for the efficient creation of studio-quality acoustic drum tracks
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today announced STUDIO DRUMMER, a new instrument for the efficient creation of studio-quality acoustic drum tracks. By combining premium sampled drum kits and a comprehensive studio-grade mixing environment with a wide assortment of professional grooves, the KONTAKT-based instrument provides a highly versatile and easy-to-use “virtual drummer” that gives authentic […]
Okehampton, U.K. (MuseWire) – This latest release from Zero-G is from the same producer as last year’s cinematic success – Deep Impact – and features a vast collection of construction kits, atmospheres, drones, evolutive moods, beat loops, whooshes, hits, impacts, explosions, and lots more. Available as a DVD or download exclusively from Time+Space. From cinemascapes […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire – Native Instruments today introduced GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES, a new software instrument that makes the charismatic keyboard work of soul legend George Duke available for any music production. Based on advanced KONTAKT sampling technology, the instrument provides over 500 exclusive licks that can be easily tweaked and re-arranged to suit any […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today released KONTAKT 3.5, a major free update for its leading software sampler. The new version fully utilizes the capabilities of today’s computer systems to overcome existing performance barriers, and includes many improvements that make KONTAKT even more powerful and convenient. At the heart of KONTAKT 3.5 is a […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced NORTH INDIA, a new sound library that captures and recreates the charismatic tones of classical North Indian music with unparalleled authenticity. It also marks the launch of the new “Discovery Series” of KORE SOUNDPACKS, which will translate the sonic heritage of various regions of the world into […]