Sample Logic Intros Morphestra 2 Virtual Instrument

morphestraSample Logic has released Morphestra 2, a virtual instrument that they describe as a ‘morphed cinematic orchestra’.

Morphestra 2 weighs in at over 25 GBs and offers 5,000+ morphed cinematic instruments & multis, derived entirely from true orchestral recordings.

Morphestra is powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 platform (full version or Kontakt Player).

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Auddict Debuts Eight-Player French Horn Ensemble, Octohorn

Auddict_OctohornAuddict has introduced Octohorn, an eight-player French Horn ensemble, offering seven mic positions to offer precise control over the ensemble sound.

The seven mic positions are designed to cover the whole sound-scape, and chord and octave sampling minimize “sample layering” in tracks.

The multiple mic positions let you mix between the perspectives; Decca tree sides and mid, flanks, room, woodwind spots, close ribbons and close LDCs, with the flexibility aimed at replicating a real scoring session.

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Arturia iSpark A Powerful iPad Drum Machine, Compatible With Spark 2

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Arturia has released iSpark for iPad – an iPad version of its Spark virtual drum machine.

iSpark is designed to let you play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer.

iSpark combines Arturia’s TAE technology with with a modular engine and multi-layered samples – so it can do drum and percussion sounds – but also sonic effects and virtual analog synth sounds.

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Free 3GB Rompler, Orion Sound Module, For Mac & Windows

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SampleScience has released Orion Sound Module, a free 3GB rompler that features 97 virtual instruments, for Mac & Windows.

According to the company, Orion “is perfect to sketch out ideas before using bigger libraries that can tax the RAM and CPU very quickly.”

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AudioThing Latin Percussion Recreates Vintage Analog Drum Machine

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AudioThing has introduced Latin Percussion, a sample-based plugin emulation of the Sound Master Latin Percussion, a rare analog drum machine from the 80’s.

The instrument features 6 classic latin sounds: Bass, Low Conga, High Conga, Bongo, Claves, and Maracas, which can be pitched, panned or mixed independently. You can additionally shape the sound with the Overdrive and Reverb.

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Air Music Tech Expands Virtual Instrument Offerings With AIEP3

At the 2016 NAMM Show: Virtual instruments developer AIR Music Technology announced this week their newest expansion pack, AIEP3.

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The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack 3 (AIEP3) is a collection of existing titles, such as Loom, Strike, Structure, Transfuser 2, Vacuum Pro, Velvet, Hybrid 3, along with the newly added DB-33, Mini Grand, The Riser plus Flux Transitions and Fresh AIR Expansion Packs. The AIEP3 assortment covers a broad range of styles and musical sounds, along with comprehensive sound-shaping controls and presets.
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SoniVox Debuts ‘Singles’ Virtual Instruments at 2016 NAMM Show

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Virtual instrument developer SONiVOX announced at The 2016 NAMM Show that they have released the first five of its series of virtual instruments called Singles. SoniVox describe Singles as “bite-sized downloadable virtual instruments” which provide producers “a single high-quality instrument at an outstanding value.” With Singles, artists can choose the specific instrument they need, complete with a powerful synthesizer and effects to customize the instrument for a range of production situations.

Each Singles instrument is self-contained and comes with its own player. Each Singles instrument is optimized for its specific task, and each player differs slightly from the others in functionality and aesthetic, but Sonivox staff assure that all share “the same essential traits of sonic realism, intuitive operation and unexpected low cost.”
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