Volko Audio Volko Baglama v2.0 WiN/MAC-UNION
Your Turkish Folk Instrument
Baglama or 'saz' is a folk instrument whose history goes back more than 1000 years, to a time when Turks first started settling in Anatolia.
For centuries poets reflected their deepest emotions with baglama and it became an essential instrument for all kinds of traditional celebrations, including weddings. Meanwhile the instrument's popularity spread from Asia to Anatolia, to Rumelia and even to some parts of Europe. It is still one of Anatolia's dearest and most precious sounds.
Individual baglama voices
379 MB 24/44.1 high quality sample library
Limiter and reverb
Heavyocity C-Tools (Reaktor 5)
C-Tools was designed as an homage to a future that never was. Featuring a trinity of retro synths inspired by the 70s and 80s, C-Tools is three distinct instruments: Capsule (drums), Coil (bass) & Clique (pads & keys). From nostalgic strings to archetypal pulsing rhythms, C-Tools is the framework for building the vintage synth sound of yesterday, today. Available as a download only. *C-Tools runs in Reaktor.
Capsule is the C-Tools Drum Machine, featuring eight drum channels and a built-in sequencer. Complete with thumping kicks and kitschy hand claps, Capsule takes a mostly analogue approach to its synthesis engines. Add in an additional effects chain crafted specifically for drums (including a gated reverb), and you can consider the hole in your instrument collection for tweakable vintage synth drums officially filled. Coil
Coil is a hybrid monosynth designed especially for bass sounds. It uses digital FM and analogue subtractive synthesis techniques to produce a rich sound palette. From biting and percussive, to deep and throbbing - and all spaces in between - Coil lays down the low-end foundation you need for building those synthetic rhythm beds. Clique
Clique is a combination of string machine and combo organ - two instruments that used similar frequency division techniques to produce their polyphonic sounds. Whether it be bright and springy or spacey and textural, Clique gives you all the soft synth requirements for writing melodies and harmonies so catchy they will ruin your life. Added is a split keyboard routing mechanism, which allows you to assign different parts of the synthesizer to the upper, lower, or both halves of the keyboard.
Cakewalk Rapture Pro 2 (MacOSX)
What is Rapture Pro?
Rapture Pro is the first performance synth to combine oscillator and sample-based synthesis in an intuitive design for musicians of any skill level. Simply load a sound and go! Rapture Pro’s innovative Perform mode connects the studio and stage with exceptional control for real-time expressiveness and a sound library that spans all genres of music. Whether you want a classic piano sound for a smooth jazz ballad, searing rock guitars, breathtaking atmospheres, or cutting-edge, step-sequenced patterns for EDM, you’ll find them all in the massive library of instruments, textures, and soundscapes.
But, Rapture Pro is far from the usual "set-and-forget” instrument. The new Edit mode gives you infinite tweakability by overlaying Rapture’s signature mixing and modulation options for every program. Harness the power of sophisticated synthesis and create sounds that you'll need to hear to believe.
Uberschall Liquid Instrument Guitar HYBRID ISO-DELiRiUM
Liquid Guitar unites the collected power of the guitar universe. Vol.3 contains a broad stylistic spectrum of guitar licks. Recorded from acoustic (nylon/steel) and electric guitars. From Funk, R'n'B, Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll, Blues, Fusion, Jazz, Western, Beat all the way to Sound FX. Rhythmically and soloistically played licks and phrases recorded as: Clean-direct input and Real Amp Recording with crunch, distortion including feedback, tremolo and wahwah sounds.
Adapting all the licks in terms of key and mode is child's play using the Liquid Engine.
In just a few steps even the melodies can be individually modified - the sound remains authentic! The recordings were made without additional EQs, limiters, etc. Liquid Guitar is your personal studio guitarist, who plays the melodies just as you want them. Liquid rocks!
Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) offers you new ways to control and redo sampled lines and phrases!
Fed up with the limitations of using sampled musical lines and phrases? here comes something new and exciting: Ueberschall's Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) in close cooperation with Celemony (Melodyne) we have developed this hot new tool. L.I.S. offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Make your selected phrase sound the way you want it to! Enter a new world of music technology! L.I.S. opens up unimagined ways of controlling existing musical phases in realtime.
Parameters such as single note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement. Quick and simple access, just like having the studio musician right next to you, responding to your desires in expression and phrasing. Unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines.
In this new product series we employ only the best musicians, using high-end studio equipment to achieve state of the art sound quality. No additional effects e.g. compression or any other processors have been used in Ueberschall's Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) to ensure the purest results possible, thus giving you timeless and inspiring material to work with.
Enter a new world of sample versatility - with Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) from Ueberschall.
Best Service Emotional Cello v1.1.7 KONTAKT UPDATE
Emotional Cello is a new kind of virtual instrument, created by Harmonic Subtones to be used with Native Instrument's Kontakt 5 Player. Because of its powerful and simultaneously exceptional emotional sound, it opens up previously unknown verbal dimensions for the work with samples.
Emotional Cello is the perfect instrument for film-scoring, pop-production, song-writing, classic and modern avant-garde cello compositions. This unique virtual instrument shines by its impressive number of articulations, its direct uncolored sound quality, unusual play techniques and innovative rebowing.
Emotional Cello has been continuously recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and the individual expressions of real instrumentalists. Thanks to intelligent scripting, 16 play-styles and true legato, this library offers immense versatile possible applications. Emotional Cello offers all typical play-styles and articulations as well as unusual techniques such as
sul ponticello legato and
ricochet and even
corrected mapping issues
corrected "release tail bug
fixed some instruments stop playing sustain pedal use added control over velocity response of crossfade patches
added control over dynamic range of crossfade patches
Crypto Cipher Tabla Tarang
Extinct Art of India – Tabla Tarang
Please Note : Tabla Tarang Library/Instruments works with Native Instruments Kontakt 5.4.2 or Higher (Full Version).Free Players works for 30 minutes.
You already heard the "Magical Sound of Tabla” in our previous release which was performed by master tabla artist ” Jagannath Singh”. we have already discussed the effect of black ink spot on tabla which makes this instrument capable of producing one note higher than the main pitched note (Psyco-acoustic issue).
Magical Sound Of 13 unique hand made "Tablas”
There are many Tuned Percussion Instruments available in the market.We can say market is quite saturated but here is the extinct art of India "Tabla Tarang”. Most of the people in India have heard about this instrument but have not seen any performance happening live. Sadly , Authentic playing is no more seen.
Solo Tabla Tarang
"Tarang” means waves. Many hand made tabla drums are tuned separately by hitting hammer on the rim of tabla according to "Raga” and all tabla drums are placed in semicircular positions covering lower bass tabla from left to higher pitched tabla towards right. Each tabla has its own character and the melodies are produced by hitting hands on the centre of tabla. Black Ink spot produce a unique sound and when artist perform any emotional raga using these different-different tabla it sounds exotic.
Its bit sad to say that this art is almost not seen in India nowadays.Pandit Kamalesh Maitra has some of his performances on youtube which can be searched by his name.
Crypto Cipher Solo Tabla Tarang
Recreating this art was adventurous and fun. We teamed up with tabla artist and tabla makers and discussed the plan and finally we have sampled 13 tabla drums not with just the magical black ink spot sound but also the two other tuned sounds "Ta” and "Tin” ,which are produced by hitting at the rim/chanti and middle portion/maidan of tabla drum.
So we have three main tuned sounds "Ta” "Tin” and "Tun” mapped across the keyboard. Mixing all three sound make the instrument so special as never heard before.
We recreated this instrument for Modern music composers and recorded almost 15,000 samples with three mic types (Ribbon , Dynamic , Condensor). Also with the powerful scripted technology we pushed the capability of the instrument to next level. We have legato and drum articulation section which will help composers to play the instrument in more advance ways.
Tabla Tarang Authentic Playing Technique
We recommend you to see artwork made by Kirti Taneja for "Tabla Tarang” to understand the instrument( Artist sits in the middle and place tabla in semicircular position creating a keyboard layout). All tabla are tuned manually by hitting hammer on tabla according to Raga which artist is going to perform.
Artist can hit maximum two drums at a time producing one stroke from each hand at once (Human capability).Example : Artist cannot play "Ta and Tin” "Tin or Tun” at the same time on same drum but can hit Ta on one drum and Tin on other drum at same time. Same concept for other strokes.
In other words Tabla Tarang artist can produce only two notes harmony at max as again he has two hands and one hand produce one stroke at a time. Its not like piano . (In piano you can hit 5 notes at a time with one hand and 5 other from other hand maximum).
So, most of the time the arrangement of these tablas are used as solo melodic tuned instrument.
Its not necessary to play Tabla Tarang in authentic way , you can play the instrument in other ways you want .
Applications – Ideas
You can do sound design stuff with these variety of samples and create texture you never created before . This instrument can be layered with other sounds. It can be a part of your main background theme of movie as its character is so unique.
You can try soft samples of tun articulation to create very emotional and heart touching melodies and on the other side you can have aggressive punchiness of "Ta” and "Tin” Sounds.
You can use this instrument into your drum track to create fillers etc. There are many applications just play the instrument and see what inspires you.
Top Rack "Tune” and "ADSR” is for each key , which helps fine tuning for each Drum/key
C-2 key (legato on) – You can also put it on from the UI
C#-2 key (legato off) – You can also put it off from the UI
D-2 key ( arp on ) – You can also put it on from the UI (Its details can controlled via switching to other tab)
D#-2 key(arp off) -You can also put it off from the UI
E-2 , F-2 , F#-2 and G-2 keys are drum articulation keyswitches – Press these keys to produce drum articulations and its speed and dynamics can be controlled on the UI itself.
If you want to understand Tabla in detail – watch this video playlist from our other product "Solo Tabla”
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Maizesoft Maize Sampler Editor v2.3.1-CHAOS
Have you ever dreamed publishing your samples as a VST and Audio Unit virtual instrument? With Maize Sampler 2, this is easy and affordable. In minutes, your instruments will be ready to be used by musicians all over the world.
Maize Sampler 2 is a cross-platform tool for sound developers to create sample-based virtual instruments. The following are some highlighted features
Standalone Windows and Mac OS X editor application (32 and 64bit).
Group selections by key / controller / MIDI channel.
Disk-streaming / Memory reading mode.
Poly / Mono / Legato voice mode with glide time.
LFO, ADSR envelope and built-in reverb effect.
Round-robin / Random overlapped sample trigger.
Load EXS24 sampler format.
Sample loop, Choke cluster, Release trigger.
Big sample mapping area and sample table view.
Export .mse compact instrument file.
VST and Audio Unit player plug-in generation (32 and 64bit).
What you see is what you get player GUI editor
Custom knobs, faders, meters and buttons on player UI.
Serial number copy protection on exported instruments.
Support up to 32 audio output channels
- Fixed some regressions introduced in previous version
- Added level meters in player
- Support max 32 audio output channels (16 stereo)
- Fixed a problem with the click sound when looping a sample in memory mode
- Improved the stability of disk streaming under high pressure
- Improved the MIDI processing performance
- Fixed a crash when loading some project files