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

BOCS – Volume 1 (Boards Of Canada Synthesis)

BOCSSampleism has released BOCS Volume 1 – a sound library inspired by the sound of Boards Of Canada.

These sounds have been created using the same types of methods used by the group. Vintage analog synths, 4-tracks, valve amps VHS recorders were used.

As a result, the sounds have a ‘dirty, dusty, and dream like quality’.

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Elektron Intros 808 Sample Library For Analog Rytm

Elektron-Straight-808Elektron has announced a soundpack for the Analog Rytm drum machine – Straight 808.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

A classic reborn in a future classic. The hand picked selection of tape saturated 808 samples, all recorded by Goldbaby, and the magic circuits of the Analog Rytm are thick as thieves. Load ‘em in, tweak, mangle, and enjoy. The Analog Rytm is ready to retro-boom.

The sound pack is specifically made for the Analog Rytm. Included is an Analog Rytm project featuring 16 patterns and 16 kits. The kits also feature performances and scenes, great for live tweaking the patterns.

Here are official audio demos for Straight 808: Continue reading

New ‘Ethereal Pad Instrument’, Angelic Vocal Pads 6

angelic-vocal-padsPrecisionsound has introduced Angelic Vocal Pads 6, a collection of ‘ethereal pad instruments’ for Kontakt (full version), EXS24 & Soundfont.

Unlike most choir libraries, Angelic Vocal Pads features multiple voices from a single singer layered in each vowel. The sound  therefore expresses the unique voice of the singer.

Angelic Vocal Pads 6 features the voice of Swedish singer Angelica Henriksson.

Angelic Vocal Pads 6 contains 6 vowels:
“A”, “E”, “I”, “U”, “O” & “M”. The natural range of the singer is F2-C5, stretched to C2-C5.

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P12 Sound Library For Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Synthesizer

p12-soundbank-dave-smith-prophet-12Boxed Ear has released P12 – a collection of 99 new sounds for the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 synthesizer.

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

This bank focusses on sounds that poly synths do well. You’ll find luscious pads, classic lead sounds, wavetable plucks, vintage stacks, evolving soundscapes and complex arpeggios. Every patch is programmed to sound warm and organic and inspire you not just to make great music, but to enjoy playing your synthesizer.

We believe that the P12 sound bank sets a new standard for patch design on the Prophet 12.

Here’s an audio demo of the new patch library: Continue reading