Sonic Faction Releases Archetype Bundle For Kontakt

Today Sonic Faction announced their Archetype virtual instruments are now also available for Native Instruments Kontakt users.

Archetype is a collection of eight virtual instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) which run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s controls and interfaces.

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Native Instrument Announces Komplete Kontrol 1.5, NKS Plugin Format & S88 Keyboard


Native Instruments today announced several updates to its Komplete Kontrol line:

  • Native Kontrol Standard, a new plug-in format allowing third-party instruments to achieve the same deep integration previously only reserved for Komplete Instruments;
  • VST support lets Komplete Kontrol owners load and play their entire software instrument collection; and
  • Komplete Kontrol S88 is a new keyboard controller with 88 fully weighted, hammer-action keys.

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New Virtual Instrument Recreates The Sound Of The Ancient Lyre Harp

8dio_lyre_poster8Dio Productions has introduced Lyre, a new virtual instrument for Kontakt.

The Lyre is a ancient Greek Harp, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia (2500BC). The earliest depiction of the a seven string Lyre was found in a sarcophagus in Crete (1400BC).

The classical Lyre has a soundbox/resonator and extending from this are two raised arms connected with a cross bar. The crossbar has strings attached to it – essentially making it a primitive harp. Continue reading

Korg iElectribe Vs Electribe ER-1, Mano a Mano

Earlier this week, Korg introduced iElectribe for iPhone – a software version of its classic Electribe ER-1 drum machine.

This video, via Marcus Padrini, compares similar patches on the software iElectribe and hardware ER-1.  Continue reading

Output Intros New REV X-LOOPS Instrument


Output has introduced REV X-LOOPS – a brand new instrument, based on the REV Loops Engine.

Available for $99, the new product delivers 2GB of multi-layered loops. Output says that X-X-Loops ‘features a robust engine for manipulating, tweaking and discovering new sonic possibilities’.

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Korg Brings iElectribe Drum Machine To The iPhone


Korg has introduced iElectribe for iPhone, a software drum machine inspired by the classic Electribe-R.

The iPhone version reproduces the sound engine and design of the original Electribe-R, and includes the ptterns and functions introduced with iElectribe for iPad. Continue reading

Sample Logic Announces Gamelan

Sample Logic today announced Gamelan, their world-instruments-meet-hybrid-sample-synthesis library. Twenty-five Balinese Gamelan instruments have been, as they describe it, “morphed and mutilated” by Sample Logic to create a collection of “cinematic quality atmospheres, inspirational melodic instruments, thundering percussive impacts and twisted loops.”

Sample_Logic_GamelanRecorded on the scoring stage at Skywalker Sound with the Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) ensemble, Gamelan features traditional and morphed Gamelan instruments.
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