The Vienna Symphonic Library has released Synchron FX Strings I, their first collection to include production-ready textures and loops, played by a 50-piece string orchestra recorded at Synchron Stage in Vienna. Synchron FX Strings I is currently available at a special introductory price until 30th June 2018.
In the Rob Papen world of synthesis, there was one type of synthesiser missing… A synthesiser that has all of the controls and features available visually all at once. Rob has plugged this gap by releasing the Go2 Synthesiser Virtual Instrument with 600 presets and priced at $49.
Spitfire Audio has released Chamber Strings Professional For The Kontakt Player Platform with string articulations and techniques taken from recordings of 16 of the finest strings players playing the finest instruments at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary AIR Studios.
The team at renowned sample house East West are delighted to announce there new library Voices of the Empire is available now either as a standalone product or included as part of the amazing value Composer Cloud subscription.
In this free tutorial from our friends at iZotope, Nick Messitte shows how to learn a synthesizer in 3 easy steps with iZotope Iris 2.
Amplesound has announced the release of Ample Guitar Fender Funk Extension which brings the Fender Stratocaster 50's sound to the mix. Sampled with the Middle and Bridge pickup, AGF Extension has been designed to sound bright and just right for any Funk music.
Ample Guitar Fender Funk Extension
- Size: 3.13 GB, 24bit 44.1khz
- AU, VST, AAX or RTAS host application and professional sound card recommended. Stand-alone version included.
- Sustain, Palm Mute, Natural Harmonic, Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide, Slide in & out, Accentuated, Staccato, Dead Note 11 articulations.
- You'll need to have installed and registered the UPDATED Ample Guitar Fender (AGF) to version 2.55 if you want to use this new Funk Extension.
Ample Guitar Fender (AGF) 2.55 Update
- Supports expansion library.
- Adds new Funk riffs in Riffer, users need to install new Guitar Riffer Preset Installer.
- Adds Auto Off Velocity feature for keyboards and DAWs which don't support Note Off Velocity.
- Bug fix: Dead notes are triggered by repeating notes.
Ample Guitar Fender is priced at $109 and Funk Extension is priced at $49. Both are available with a 28% discount until April 19th, 2018.
Spitfire Audio has been working with Hans Zimmer, to create a string sampling library like no other with no fewer than 344 of the greatest players in London assembled at AIR Studios to have technology transform them into an extraordinary-sounding ensemble available as a plug-in aimed primarily for composers by composers and the result is Hans Zimmer Strings.
Garritan Instant Orchestra is about instantly producing orchestral music very quickly and easily. Our goal is to provide an instantly playable orchestral library with many pre-packaged orchestral sounds. Until 10th April 2018, you can get the latest version of Garritan Instant Orchestra from our friends at Time+Space.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, EastWest is offering 50% off of many of their products including the EastWest/Quantum Leap Hollywood Series with orchestra, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs, Ministry of Rock, Silk, Stormdrum 2, and Goliath.
The team at e-instruments, makers of some of the finest Kontakt based instruments has announced TouchOSC layouts for Upright. TouchOSC is a customizable open sound control (OSC) and MIDI control surface app for mobile devices. You can buy it in Apple‘s App Store and at Google Play. (Links)
Q Up Arts has announced the availability of California Keys which is compatible with Native Instruments’ KONTAKT (5.5 full version or free player) platform as a sampled suite of instruments centred around a Fazioli 10ft grand piano presented in stereo and surround, scripted and designed for expressivity and playability to fit every style of playing, partnered with a set of vintage keyboards.
TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.
At NAMM 2018 Steven Slate Drums will be debuting SSD version 5. Steven says that SSD5 has been completely reworked from the ground up with an all-new GUI, tons of requested features, 1000 new grooves in the new groove player, and over 50 new DELUXE 2 Drum Instruments that have incredible realism and detail.
Spectrasonics has released new Mac and Windows standalone applications of the company’s award-winning Keyscape, Omnisphere 2, Trilian and Stylus RMX virtual instruments. The standalone versions are now included with each product and are available now as a FREE update for existing customers.
Just in time for Christmas, Ample Sound has released a new FREE VI, Cloudrum, from their new series: Ample Percussion.Cloudrum is a unique and relaxing Steel Tongue Drum with a range of 3 octaves. It produces wonderful tones, add colour and a unique moderation to your music no matter the genre.
Session Keys Upright features two very unique sounding upright piano sample sets. Both pianos provide users with beautiful sounding characterful pianos. One piano sounds wide and chorus like while the other sounds tight, modern and focused. This instrument isn't just a set of great sounding instruments, no, Session Keys Upright uses the same engine also found in e-instruments Grand series of keyboard instruments.
Spitfire Audio has released Hans Zimmer's official library of world drums and percussion, for use in Native Instruments Kontakt Player ... and your ambitious scores and productions.