Soundiron Questionably Barbershop (KONTAKT)
Questionably Barbershop is a simple 4-piece male vocal ensemble, crafted in the style of an old timey Barbershop Quartet. Featuring the humble vocal talents of our own Mike Peaslee, Gregg Stephens and Spencer Nunamaker, this library offers basic chromatic sustains and staccato articulations, improvised scat and bebop phrases and even a couple of classic Americana folk song construction kits that are broken down line-by-line with each vocal part directly accessible in several different root keys. From a deep booming bass to a soaring high tenor falsetto, Questionably Barbershop gives you easy 4-part harmony in a box.
Each one of our singers (Mike: Tenor Lead, Gregg: Baritone, Spencer: Bass and ‘Mikey’: Tenor Falsetto) performed 3 types of sustains and staccatos: Doo, Lah and Woh. Using our custom GUI controls, these 3 different sounds can also act as pure Oo, Ah and Oh vowel sounds, with adjustable durations and attack shaping. Our advanced scripting gives you automatic 4-part harmony voicing in the Ensemble Sustains and Staccatos presets, ensuring that you always hear the Lead first, the Bass in his appropriate range and the Tenor for those piercing high notes! And for a big male chorus sound, you can select the "Unison” mode for all four voices over the whole key range. We even give you Auto-pan feature to intelligently spread the singers over the stereo field for a nice wide sound.
The Scat ’N Bebop phrase section includes 356 improvised phrases, with real-time tempo-synching and time-stretching. Phrases are included in the root keys of C, E, and G# with easy transposition to other keys. You’ll also find our DSP Rack panel, with multi-effects, compression, EQ, amp/speaker simulation and convolution reverb, with dozens of our favorite rooms, halls, chambers, cathedrals and FX impulses.
4 Separate Male Voices: Lead, Bass, Baritone and Tenor (Falsetto)
2 Classic American Folk Songs in 4-Part Harmony
3 Staccato types with 8RR for each Voice
3 Sustain types for each Voice
356 Improvised Scat 'N Bebop Phrases for each Voice in multiple Keys
Full Multi-FX rack panel with Chorus, Compression, Distortion, Amp and Cab simulation, EQ, Delay and Reverb
Our Reverb rack unit includes 25 unique creative FX convolutions and 45 excellent live rooms, studios, chambers, cathedrals, halls and other real-world environments, with flexible tone, size and mix controls.
Fully automatable, with customizable key switch and GUI controls.
Convenient real-time visual wave-form displays.
Masterbits Climax Collection Volume 6 Saxophone CDDA-EtHnO
The world's first selection of saxophone recordings features 399 licks performed professionally on Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Soprano saxes.
They are organized by instrument, key and tempo. 189 multisamples of the saxes with different articulations are also provided. The CD is fully indexed for easy access and for Akai users with a digital I/O we include a bonus set with 16 pre-mapped volumes - ready to play.
"Here is the latest release in the Climax series that concentrates on acoustic instruments. With the same high quality as the Climax Violins, this is a quality library of saxophone licks and single samples, all recorded in stereo with a professional amount of room ambience.
We really liked the licks - they burn and groove with a natural feel, and the quality of sound is 'expensive'. All of the color and feeling of a real performance have been meticulously captured. The single samples are also first class with percussive sounds and with the use of different mouth techniques." - Keys
PureMagnetik MalletPak One MULTiFORMAT
MalletPak One is a collection of 13 multisampled marimba instruments. It was recorded in a reflective room with a pair of Shure KSM32s in an ORTF configuration to capture the wide stereo field of the instrument. Four different mallet types were used with multiple hits for round-robin triggering and several velocity layers each.
A violin bow recorded for each marimba bar creates an eerily textured patch with infinite sustain. A hybrid patch combining mallet strikes with the bowed texture allows you to mix between articulations. The Logic, Kontakt and Ableton versions include a massive program that includes all 4 mallet types for easy switching during a performance or recording. Additionally, there are several synthetic patches using the marimba as sound source to create unique new musical tones.
MalletPak was produced in collaboration with artist Richard Lainhart.
MalletPak One Features
• 13 multi-sampled instruments
• Over 900 high quality samples
• Advanced Ableton Live Racks with Macro Controls
• Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI
• Requires Ableton Live 8.2.1 & up, Kontakt 3.5 & up or Logic 8 & up
• 250 MB of physical RAM
• 600 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space
reFX Vengeance Pop Essentials Vol.2 WAV MiDi
Vengeance Pop Essentials, a leading source of chart-topping sounds, is going next level. Discover more than 2,400 samples sure to make your next hit reach number one. In addition to a generous selection of all of the basics, including kicks, snares, claps, FX, cymbals, drum loops, fills, and synths, this pack includes professional vocal hooks and live-played electronic bass loops.
All male and female vocal samples are accompanied by MIDI files (for the harmonics). In addition, more than 25 complete construction kits are included in this enormous library. Vengeance Pop Essentials Vol.2 is your ticket to radio-play production!
created by Stephan Endemann
more than 2,400 high quality EDM and Pop sounds
contains around 2/3 oneshots and 1/3 loops
all loops, fills, etc. at 128 BPM
all tonal sounds and melodic loops with root key information
live played slap bass loops and oneshots
female and male vocal hooks, including MIDI files demonstrating the harmonics
sorted into categories, such as closed hihats, effects, snares, claps, etc.
can be imported into every sampler on the market (standard WAV format)
Impact Soundworks Furia Staccato Strings KONTAKT
FURIA Staccato Strings: A streamlined orchestral library designed solely for powerful ensemble string staccatos, Furia delivers instant gratification for film, TV, game & trailer scoring. The ideal tool for epic action string stabs and ostinatos, dramatic builds, and tense underscore rhythms!
FURIA - Key Features:
• Focused and powerful staccatos strings
• Instantly playable for fast, epic results
• Up to 16x round robin layers
• Ensemble size multiplier 1-8x
• Close + hall mic positions
• Easy envelope + sample shaping controls
• Brand-new virtual FX rack with randomizers
• Dozens of custom IRs - halls, rooms + more
String ensemble staccatos are a composer's best friend. Whether you need to accentuate dramatic rhythms in an action cue, create tension with a repeating ostinato line, build an epic swashbuckling main melody, or weave ominous arpeggiating textures, staccato strings are de facto standard.
Furia is a library tailor-made to deliver that very sound, and ONLY that sound. It is simple and streamlined, with no extraneous features or samples. As soon as you load it up and begin playing, you'll see the appeal of this elegant design. With no complex UI or exhaustive patch lists, you instead have an instant, highly-versatile staccato sound out-of-the-box.
Use Furia on its own with either (or both) of two included mic positions and a handy FX rack, or layer it with other orchestral sounds like our Bravura Scoring Brass for even more 'oomph'. Either way, we know you'll find it a fantastic and very practical tool for your template!
1. Ensemble Multiplier:
FSS was recorded with a 22-piece string ensemble. With this control, you can multiply the size of the ensemble up to 8x for an even more epic sound!
2. Timing Controls:
The Ensemble Timing knob controls the amount of random timing variation in the ensemble multiplier, while Sample Offset adjusts the sample playback to be more aggressive (at the cost of some pre-bow noise).
3. Mic Mixer:
Here you can load or unload either of the two included mic positions, plus change or automate their volume & stereo width.
4. Envelope Shaping:
Dial down the decay and sustain for a very tight and aggressive staccato sound, or turn them up with release to let each note ring out.
Selections from our brand-new, custom FX rack are also included with over 30 impulse responses to pick from. Or roll the dice with the (*) randomizer to inspire your creativity!
Below are required & recommended system specs for FURIA:
• Kontakt 5.3 or higher (FULL version, not player)
• 200MB disk space
• 2GB RAM
• Core i3 processor or better
PdH Factory Voice of Monks KONTAKT
The Voice of Monks is the second library from our Voices series. It is inspired by gregorian chant-style of liturgical singing. We created an innovative instrument based on a male voice. We used techniques like layering or impulse resposes to create impression like a real choir. This library will enhance your production for soundtracks, trailers, video games, or any genre of music.
-Multisampled natural mans voice
-A E I O and U vowels
-Single vowel patches
-Convolution reverb with 7 custom IR's
-Bonus instrument – CHURCH BELL
-10 Patches in .nki format
-216 stereo samples at 24bit 48 Khz in .ncw format
-300 MB free disk space
-Full version of Kontakt 5.3.0 + (Free Kontakt player will play only 15min)
Xfer Records Serum v1.06 b6 Update MAC
The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, and the ability to "go deep” when desired - to create / import / edit / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time.
IMPORT YOUR OWN AUDIO / CREATE CUSTOM WAVETABLES WITH EASE
Serum has a Wavetable editor built right in- you can create your own wavetables in a variety of ways. Import audio directly from audio files - Serum has a variety of methods and options for analyzing audio for breaking it apart into individual waveforms. You can import single-cycle wavetables of course, as well as many at once (with in-built sorting options, or manual re-ordering). Morph between various wavetables using standard linear interpolation (crossfading) or via harmonic/spectral morphing. Draw directly on the waveform, with optional grid-size snapping and a variety of shape tools. Generate or modify waveforms using FFT (additive). Create or process waveforms using formula functions. Processing menu options allow you to do the other tasks you would want, such as apply fades, crossfades, normalize, export, and much more.
Playback of wavetables requires digital resampling to play different frequencies. Without considerable care and a whole lot of number crunching, this process will create audible artifacts. Artifacts mean that you are (perhaps unknowingly) crowding your mix with unwanted tones / frequencies. Many popular wavetable synthesizers are astonishingly bad at suppressing artifacts - even on a high-quality setting some create artifacts as high as -36 dB to -60 dB (level difference between fundamental on artifacts) which is well audible, and furthermore often dampening the highest wanted audible frequencies in the process, to try and suppress this unwanted sound. In Serum, the native-mode (default) playback of oscillators operates with an ultra high-precision resampling, yielding an astonishingly inaudible signal-to-noise (for instance, -150 dB on a sawtooth played at 1 Khz at 44100)! This requires a lot of calculations, so Serum’s oscillator playback has been aggressively optimized using SSE2 instructions to allow for this high-quality playback without taxing your CPU any more than the typical (decent quality) soft synth already does. Load up Serum and we think you’ll be able to notice both what you hear (solid high frequencies, extending flat all the way up to the limits of hearing) as well as what you don’t hear (no unwanted mud or aliasing gibberish- just good, clean sound).
MODULATION - WORK THE WAY YOU WANT TO
The modulation system allows for drag and drop connections between mod sources and destinations. Want an LFO controlling a filter cutoff? Simply drag the LFO title to the cutoff knob. This LFO->Filter connection will now appear in the Mod Matrix as well. In other words, you have two views/approaches for creating and modifying your modulations: sometimes a list is nice, other times you just want the job done fast and easy.
REALTIME WAVETABLE MANIPULATION
In addition to moving through the set of wavetables (up to 256 make up a single oscillator), you can manipulate the waveform itself in a separate realtime process referred to as Warp. This allows for FM/AM/RM/Oscillator Sync and many other ways to modify the waveform, including "Remap” modes - a graph editor for drawing your own custom table manipulations.
Serum includes all of the filter types found in LFOTool in addition to some brand-new ones. Flangers, Phasers, and Comb filters all of which can key-track to the musical note you play. Dual filter types let you control or morph between filter types. Get creative with atypical processes for filters such as downsampling, or the unique filter types found nowhere before, such as the dirty-sounding French LPF.
BUILT-IN SUITE OF EFFECTS
An effects rack with 10 effects modules lets you get your sound all the way to the finish line inside Serum. Effects can be re-ordered to any configuration you want. Virtually all effect parameters are also available as modulation destinations. This is especially useful on monophonic synth sounds. For example, apply an LFO to control reverb size or dry/wet, or velocity to control distortion amount. Many of these effects and modes were built just for Serum, so there are many unique effects to choose from, such as Hyper, which simulates (additional) unison amounts, or a dual-waveshaper which allows for a distortion you can morph between two separate wave shapes.
Serum will let you stack a single oscillator to use up to 16 voices. Each of the wavetable oscillators have a number of unison advanced parameters. Stack settings allow for note (e.g. octave) layering to get a fuller sound for a single note-press. Set the unison voices to all have their unique waveform at once with the Unison WT Pos setting, or have them all skewed in a different way with the unison Warp control. A variety of unison tuning modes per-oscillator let you get the stack sound blooming or swarming like you want.