Optigan.com Triple Header Sound Disc Set Features Unheard Sounds

Optigan.com has announced a new sound disc for the vintage Optigan keyboard – Triple Header 2:

“By popular demand, we’ve ported three more Orchestron sounds to the Optigan, and have also dug into the Optigan master tape archives for more unreleased material recorded 40+ years ago, and only now seeing the light of day.”

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Free Yamaha DX-7 Sound Library

dx-7-sample-libraryYamaha Synthesizers Europe has released DX-7 Blaze – a sound library based on the Yamaha DX-7 – as a free download.

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

Depeche Mode, Underworld, Brian Eno, Phil Collins, Front 242, Queen, Beastie Boys, Herbie Hancock & many more adored their DX7 keyboards.

And now it’s up to you! Get your own DX7 pianos, bells & basses for free and ready to play with the included Beat workstation Zampler//RX or other SFZ-compatible samplers.

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Voice Of Rapture: The Alto Puts An Opera Singer In Your DAW

Kindra_Scharich_as_DidoSoundiron has released Voice of Rapture: The Alto, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, based on the voice of Kindra Scharich, right.

Voice of Rapture: The Alto is a solo operatic mezzo-soprano vocal library that captures the voice of Scharich, with a wide variety of playable chromatic articulations and melodic elements.

The Alto includes a wide variety of playable chromatic articulations, true legato and emotionally charged melodic elements (Vowel, Latin, French, Hum and Whistle) with tempo-synch, key transposing and phrase building. Continue reading

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