Sample Logic has announced their latest release, Cinematic Keys. Cinematic Keys is a complete collection of over 850 “traditional and mutilated” instruments and multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments.
Powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player, Cinematic Keys includes over 8GB of material ranging from traditional pianos (Grand, upright, electric) as standard multi-sampled instruments, as well as strummed, plucked, e-bowed and other sampled keyboard sounds.
Realitone has just released the Version 1.2 update for their RealiWhistle virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt.
Audiomodern has introduced Glitchee III for Kontakt – the latest in its Glitchee series. Continue reading
The developers at Output recently set out to produce an Electro-Cinematic track using various elements of REV, while using all 4 of the its engines.
Gregg, one of the developers at Output, described the process: “[W]e recently made a video on how to make tracks like M83, Clint Mansell, Trent Reznor, etc., where we show the final sound and then the elements that we used to make it. It’s of course filled with REV, but it still shows how we did it and many of the principals work regardless of software.” Continue reading
Juno VHS has a new sample pack out, called Resin:
“Resin is a collection of 59 cutting, hollow, and razor-sharp percussive samples. Painstakingly created using advanced and proprietary sound design techniques. The essence of every sound comes from complex analog synth programming, treated with the highest caliber of modern analog effects.”
System requirements. Resin comes in Kontakt Instrument format, and includes the raw Wav audio samples neatly organized. Users must have the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later in order to use the NKI instrument preset.
Pricing and availability. Resin is available for download via Sellfy for $9.95.
Crypto Cipher Audio Lab has released a free sample library for Kontakt, featuring Indian instruments. Continue reading
Expressive Tron is a free sample library for Kontact that features ‘enhanced’ Mellotron M400 samples. Continue reading
Aria Sounds recently released Catalyst, their “high end cinematic percussion” sample library. The library features drums and percussion instruments with four blend-able microphone positions (close, overhead, mid, far) for greater control over the sound, as well as up to five round robins per note, and multi dynamic layers.
Each drum in the Catalyst sample library was recorded with different types and sizes of sticks/mallets; and when combined with the multiple microphone positions, there are a wide variety of different sounds that can be gotten from each instrument.