Hans Zimmer Cinematic Percussion Library For Kontakt

Spitfire_HansZimmer_PercussionSpitfire 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

Rumore Scares Up ‘Cinematic Impacts’

rumore-cinematic-impactsAlessandro Alcinesio has released Rumore Cinematic Impacts, a free collection of “cinematic impact” sound effects for use in film scoring and electronic music production. In Italian, rumore means “noise,” and Cinematic Impacts is the first in what will most likely become a Rumore series of sample libraries by Alcinesio, aka HAL9K.

The library contains 50 cinematic impacts with long release tails, ranging from classic sonic booms to eerie horror noises and weird sound effects. Continue reading

Goldbaby Intros Thermionic Solid State Drums

thermionic-solid-state-drumsGoldbaby has introduced Thermionic Solid State Drums, drums and FX created using a collection of 11 old and new analog drum machines and 6 synths.

Here’s what they have to say about the sample library:

Samples were recorded through a 1073 pre, then a Fat Bustard II valve mixer and various other high end studio gear.

Lots of the sounds have multiple samples for velocity mapping. Most of the kicks and congas are tuned. Also included are a bunch of analog sourced layering tools which are incredibly useful for beefing up kicks, adding sizzle to snares or transient clicks to kicks…

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Three Free Audio Sample Libraries

techno-loopsFunction Loops is giving away three sample libraries, offering close to 1 GB of loops and samples, as free downloads.

The free sample libraries include:

  • HARP (sub-label) sampler – 106 samples and loops covering EDM, Dubstep & Deep House genres.
  • Label Sampler Vol.3 – a taste of FL’s best-selling sample packs from the last months of 2013. Included are around 20 samples from each pack, close to 600MB of loops and samples.
  • Techno Drum Box – Fits great in genres like Tech-House, Progressive House, Techno , Tribal-Tech and many other low-bpm creations. All loops come in full/top/kick-only & stripped versions.

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Deep House Boutique Vol. 2

deep-house-boutiqueFunction Loops has released Deep House Boutique Vol. 2 – a sound pack pack of loops and single-shot sounds.

Here’s what they have to say about the new sound library:

Following the latest trends in Deep-Tech genre, these sounds are inspiring and easy to work with.

They’ve been processed with great care, by our in-house producer Ray Saul, in order to bring you the crunchiest, warmest analog sound on the market.

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