Spitfire Audio has introduced David Fanshawe – Earth Encounters Vol 1 – a new ethnomusicological virtual instrument collection for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player platform
Earth Encounters showcases the archive left behind by pioneering English composer, ethnomusicologist and musical explorer David Fanshawe (19 April 1942 – 5 July 2010).
Fanshawe’s explorations saw him traveling throughout Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East, and the Far East with his Nagra, Uher, and Stellavox machines. Spitfire says that the recordings were made at a unique moment in time, when the ancient world lived alongside advancing technology.
Compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio has announced the first releases in its “Extended Family” series of sample libraries, all produced by third-party developers. The first libraries released are SD01 Dustbundle, and Redcola Trailer Giant volume 1.
British sample developers Sound Dust have created the first library, SD01 Dustbundle, a purpose-built bundle comprising all six of the company’s top-selling, “most inspiring, and delightful” virtual instruments for Native Instruments’ Kontakt platform. The bundle has instruments sampled from vintage 19th century Scottish Dulcitone keyboards, tonewheel organs, a “plastic ghost piano,” and the hilariously named Grand Thrift Autoharp. Continue reading →
Today 8DM announced the release of the first volume in their new Deep House library.
Deep House Vol. 1 is a set of “chillaxing” Deep House multi-samples from drums, claps, synth perc, beats, organs, deep synth basses, “pluckey, spacey” ambient sounds, and white noise.
8DM Deep House Vol. 1 is available in three different formats: Maschine, Kontakt and Wavpack. The Wav-Pack alone contains over 2.6GB of samples. 8DM also offers all the formats in a comprehensive bundle. Continue reading →
Rej Poirier of Single Cell Software has introduced Caustic Editor for Volca Sample – a free, multiplatform (Android, iOS, Mac & Windows) app that lets you import, load, record, edit and upload samples for the Korg Volca Sample.
“Korg were nice enough to open up their volca sample SDK to 3rd parties,” says Poirer, “so I took a few days to rip out Caustic’s WAV editor and turn it into a stand-alone, multi-platform tool.”
“It was taken from my Caustic 3.2 working branch,” he adds, “so it even has a few more functions than what’s in Caustic 3.1!” Continue reading →