Sample Logic has introduced Xosphere – a new Kontakt instrument described as “the most powerful atmosphere creation tool ever invented”.
Xosphere provides advanced tools to simultaneously morph up to 8 unique atmospheres running through 4 morph module oscillators. At the heart of this are the Morph Knob and Morph Animator, which allow for seamless morphing between 2 atmospheres.
Here are the official video intros to Xosphere: Continue reading
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.
Today software instrument developer Output announced the release of a set of free “organic, electronic and percussive” loops.
The large package of loops was created using Output’s REV, the world’s first suite of instruments, loops, rises, pads, pulses, swells and more — all in REVERSE.
Using REV’s four engines (Instruments, Timed Instruments, Loops and Rises), the loops feature a variety of reverse textures for use across multiple musical styles.
The loops package includes WAV, Apple Loops, Kontakt and REX2 file formats.
Pricing and Availability. Output’s REV loops package is available free of charge for download. For more information, or to download the loops, visit Output Sounds.
Compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio has released the first phase in its eDNA (Electronic DNA) project, eDNA01 – EARTH.
eDNA01-EARTH is a collection of 1,900-plus basic instruments “mangled” into 1,001 custom patches, across a half dozen groupings they’re calling ‘cartridges’ for Native Instruments’ Kontakt for Mac (OS X 10.7 and up) and for PC (Windows 7).
Spitfire Audio describes the extensive collection as “the most original, haunting, beautiful, epic, fat, angry, and downright unpleasant sounds you’re ever likely to set ears upon — here, there, or anywhere (else)”.
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