Aria Sounds has released the Ethnic Flutes bundle for Kontakt. The library features the Chinese xiao, Indian bansuri and Bolivian pan flute.
All three flutes were recorded with “an exceptionally skilled ethnic flutes specialist, with some brilliant new facilities and equipment, with stunning true legato” on the Bansuri and Xiao. The pan flute is available only with the bundle. Continue reading →
Spitfire Audio has announce availability of Hans Zimmer Percussion: London Solos — the third virtual instrument installment of Hans Zimmer’s cinematic percussion production for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player.
According to Spitfire, London Solos is an authentic recreation of the percussion techniques Zimmer has used on his soundtracks Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Inception, and The Dark Knight.
The library features percussionist Frank Ricotti playing a wide variety of instruments — including bucket, snare, crusher, paper djun, tombek, dohl, darbuca, surdu, and darbucket. Continue reading →
Arturia has officially introduced iProphet – an iPad software synth that recreates the sound of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synthesizer.
According to Arturia, iProphet is great for evolving pads, sharp leads and punchy digital bass sounds. It comes with over 500 presets, and you can share patches between iProphet and Arturia’s Prophet V synthesizer. iProphet also supports key iOS music technologies, including Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and CoreMIDI.
Realitone has released an update to its Realivox Blue vocal sample instrument.
Realivox Blue is a vocal synthesizer that can translate words you type into vocals, and is based on 12,000 samples, carefully edited to allow individual sounds to be composited into words and phrases. Continue reading →
Berlin-based audio software developer Eisenberg Audio has released a new software synthesizer, Vier.
If you remember high school German class, you’ll recall that Vier means four, and Eisenberg’s Vier emulates the Doepfer MS-404, the monophonic analog synthesizer from the 1990s.
The Doepfer MS-404 was a single rack device. Vier combines four independent rack modules in one interface. More than an emulation of a beloved vintage synth, Vier uses modern technologies for its synthesis engine, such as anti-aliasing oscillators, which are capable of audio range modulation and zero-delay feedback filters best known from synthesizers like LuSH, Monark or Diva. Continue reading →