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.

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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.

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K-Sounds Intros ‘Incredibly Playable’ Epic Grand For Yamaha Motif XF / MOXF & Motif XS

K-Sounds_Epic_Grand_XFK-Sounds presents Epic Grand for the Yamaha Motif XF / MOXF and Motif XS.

Epic Grand features detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano and is, according to the developers, it is ‘incredibly playable’.

The samples were recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Motif-compatible specifications for the final product. A close mic position was used, creating an up-front, studio sound. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.

Two bank sizes are included:

  • The 505Mb bank offers eight sampled dynamic levels for realistic dynamic response across the keyboard. Additional independent elements such as damper resonance, release resonance, and hammer noise samples bring the piano to life.
  • The 126Mb bank includes four sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, and hammer noises.

Epic Grand’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when notes are played with the damper pedal down. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing users to adjust its volume or disable it altogether. Continue reading

K-Sounds Releases Epic Grand for Korg Kronos and Kronos X

epic-grandSound developer K-Sounds has released Epic Grand for the Korg Kronos and Kronos X, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. All samples are unlooped, lasting up to twenty seconds. Continue reading