Samples of the week: sounds, instruments, deals
Source: Gear News
The first samples of the week of August 2022 arrive with Neo Ergu, new solo strings from the Vienna Symphony Library, a feather flute and the usual offers and gifts. Check out what’s on offer below…
Sound Magic Neo Erhu – Erhu Samples
Neo Erhu is a VST/AU plug-in and sample library containing the sounds of the Erhu, a Chinese violin. The software is powered by Music Domain Synthesis and Hybrid Modeling technologies, both advanced enough to overcome the limitations of current sampling and modeling approaches.
Neo Erhu is sold for $99 and it works in macOS (AU 32/64 bit, VST 32/64 bit) and Windows (32/64 bit VST).
Vienna Symphony Library SYNCHRONIZED solo strings
The Vienna Symphonic Library has released a new solo string instrument called SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings. It includes the instruments first violin, second violin, viola, cello and bass. All are played with mutes. The instrument is based on the Vienna Synchron Player with its entire sample database edited and optimized for it.
SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings (sordino) is currently available at an introductory price of $185 (down from $261). Upgrade paths from VI Solo Strings II Series Library are also available.
Free Samples: Sonixinema Superball Percussion
The full version of Superball Percussion offers a unique set of instruments – Orchestral Bass Drums, Taikos, Timpani, Gongs and Thunder Sheets. They are an innovative collection of evolving percussion samples, ideal for creating dark cinematic soundscapes and atmospheres. The library sounds were performed by world-class percussionist Joby Burgess, known for his virtuoso performances in Black Panther, Mission Impossible, Alien and more.
The freebie requires the full version of Kontakt. The paid version of Superball works with the free Kontakt Player.
Audiofier Riffendium Cinematic Bundle for Kontakt
SampleTekk has launched a limited time sale on Audiofier Riffendium Cinematic pack. Volumes 3, 4, and 5 of Kontakt Loop Libraries are 80% off. Riffendium lets you arrange instrumental parts using slices of articulation from actual instrumental performances. You can randomize the slices of loops and get completely new melodies, riffs and accompaniments with convincing results.
The library is available for the full version of Kontakt and is on sale for $51 until August 13, 2022. The regular price is $255.
Feather Flute by Jon Meyer
The Feathered Flute is a cinematic dreamscape generator of feathery textures and undulating swells, carved from Texas Hill Country cedar. Its sound can be described as both haunting and beautiful. The flute was handcrafted and originally featured in the Flute + Violin instrument, which later became Arctic Swells.
The instrument requires at least version 6.7 of Kontakt Player. It has up to 2 Round Robins, up to 3 velocity layers, different articulations (swells, sustains, staccato, chatter, ethereal pads), attack/release controls for certain articulations and fade between dry/ wet. The download is 1.5 GB in size. The price is 39 USD.
Sierras Altas is a cinematic plugin inspired by beautiful high mountains that create unique and colorful landscapes. It includes drum parts, sound effects, pianos, pads and synths. Each preset is made up of two instruments that can be upgraded independently. Thus, the color and essence of each preset can be changed by increasing or decreasing either instrument.
Sierras Altas contains four main categories: FX (18 explosions, drums and cinematic effects), Keys (10 piano types), Pads (19 pads and atmospheres) and Sounds (22 presets of strings, piano and synth recordings) .