October 5, 2012

Vir2 Studio Kit Builder – the most complete collection of acoustic drum kits ever?

Vir2 Instruments, the software arm of US sample giants Big Fish Audio, have built an impressive portfolio of Kontakt based libraries based on real instruments. They cover electric guitars with Electi6ity and horns with MOJO Horn Section to name but a few. Studio Kit Builder is the latest release from Vir2 Instruments, a Kontakt based library featuring a vast selection of acoustic drum kits and MIDI grooves. It ships with…

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September 21, 2012

21st September 2012: This week’s new sample library releases

Big Fish Audio Essential Brushes Featuring 21 drumset construction kits that span a large variety of genres and tempos, you will find plenty of loops, fills and variations that can be chained together to create a realistic drum track for your musical work. RRP: £31.95 / €39.95 Format: Acid, Wav, Apple Loops, Rex2, RMX, Kontakt available separately   Big Fish Audio Cinematic Percussion 2 Cinematic Percussion 2 features pristinely recorded taikos, toms, snares, dumbeks, timpanis,…

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July 27, 2012

27th July 2012: This week’s new sample library releases

Sample pioneers Zero-G and Big Fish Audio plus the more recently established UK brand Samplephonics all bring new sample collections to Time+Space this week. Here’s a quick look at each one… Sax Supreme Zero-G Sax Supreme delivers the intimacy, warmth and natural sound of a real vintage soprano saxophone, and, thanks to its straightforward and easy-to-use interface with Advanced Kontakt Scripting, it allows for incredibly realistic phrasing and performance. RRP:…

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July 6, 2012

6th July 2012: This week’s new sample library releases…

From the sounds of a Mercedes Benz through to the clang of metal bridges and a whole load of funky retro Soul and vintage Hip Hop, this week’s new sample libraries certainly deliver a diverse selection of sounds for your music making pleasure. These latest releases come courtesy of sample pioneers Big Fish Audio and SFX specialists Boom Library, here’s a summary of each collection…

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October 25, 2010

Blowing our own trumpet…

We’re not normally ones to brag but we hope you’ll forgive us on this occasion – after all, it’s not every day (or year even!) when a company can say they’ve got eight nominees for an industry award! Sound on Sound have published their shortlist of nominations for their inaugural annual awards – all of which are chosen by SOS editors, writers and reviewers. There are 15 categories in total…

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October 22, 2010

Vir2 announce release date for Q, a virtual instrument for the big screen…

Announced earlier this year, Q is a new virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 4 from Vir2, the software development arm of US sample legends Big Fish Audio. In short, Q is a sound design and scoring instrument library designed to be used for television, film, game, and media. It is also a useful tool for music producers who want to add a unique and cutting edge angle to…

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August 18, 2010

It’s all a question of timing…

This week has seen the announcement of Metric: Odd Meter Drumloops from Big Fish Audio in the US. This got me thinking as I believe it is the very first sample library that is completely dedicated to recorded drum performances that are not in the conventional 4/4 signature. There are loops included in 3/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, and 9/4, a timing which it’s fair to say is rarely used today…

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