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After a series of very cryptic social media messages in the past few days, Spitfire Audio has sent out a free download via email with a demo Kontakt library called the Kepler Orchestra. Now the library has been full launched, and they've done some incredible things in regards to combining orchestral samples with pre-written loops. The Kepler Orchestra is built on the foundation of their Evolution Grid, allowing the user to select various articulations and 'moods' for different sections of the keyboard, resulting in some pretty amazing patterns as you play. The second type of patch included in the Kepler...
Orbis by Spitfire Audio is described by Spitfire Audio as the 'World Synthesizer'. Its a collection of samples and loops from around the world, powered by Spitfire's eDNA engine. The sounds are beautiful, and the interface powerful, but I think this library is an example of something that is not designed for me. Its available now for $269 until August 1st, where it will go back up to $349 - https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/orbis/ Orbis Overview Orbis has its roots in a collection of sounds recorded by David Fanshawe, totally over 2,000 hours of recordings. David Fanshawe (1942-2010) was an English composer, sound...
Neural DSP has partnered with Darkglass Electronics to bring the world a plugin version of their legendary B7K Ultra and Vintage Ultra bass preamp pedals. Just like the original hardware this plugin can be a complete bass sound, as it includes an excellent switchable cabinet emulation. If you look around online you'll see that the Darkglass B7K Ultra and the plugin version have become go-to's for the metal world for bass processing, and I can see why. Its available now for only €99 from Neural DSP. First, check out this video I made demonstrating how I used to plugin to...
The Behringer Neutron is a Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer with a ton of capability. It features two VCO's, a VCF, and LFO, 1 amp EG and 1 VCF EG, analog delay and distortion effects, and a gigantic patch bay to integrate into your modular setup (Eurorack) - all for only $299. The Neutron packs a lot of potential into a very cheap price, especially for an all analog synth. Behringer has been doing an excellent job lately with their synths (Model D, DeepMind12, and new announced instruments), and this is no exception. Behringer is a company that in the past has...
If you've never heard of Ample Sound, you're in for quite the treat. Usually sample libraries that try to emulate realistic sounding guitar or bass instruments (especially acoustic) end up sounding pretty fake. Often sample libraries will lean towards loop based methods to counter this, but the tradeoff for that is that you lose a certain amount of control when composing with the library. Ample Sound seem to have perfected this craft with their recent update to their Ample Guitar Martin library, Ample Guitar Martin III. Available now for only $169. Ample Guitar Martin Sound Honestly this is the most...
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