July 27, 2012

Supreme soprano saxophone library for Kontakt from Zero-G

There have been a variety of saxophone sample libraries released over the years but very few (if any?) have focused entirely on the soprano sax. It’s interesting then that sample library veterans Zero-G have decided to make the soprano the subject of their most recent offering. The Sax Supreme library from Zero-G contains over 1200 samples that have been recorded in an anechoic chamber and then programmed to use with the…

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July 12, 2012

How to create runs, fast arpeggios and measured tremolo with Cinematic Strings 2

Cinematic Strings 2 has been taking the soundtrack and classical music production world by storm thanks to its extremely easy to use interface and the professional results it produces. If you’re already a user of this impressive virtual instrument, or are considering taking the plunge and buying it, developer Alex Wallbank has produced a second tutorial video demonstrating the easy ways to approach the normally tricky task of writing fast…

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May 16, 2012

Developer Alex Wallbank talks about the making of Cinematic Strings 2 and the enthusiastic reception as the string section takes a bow

We recently announced the arrival of Cinematic Strings to Time+Space – a virtual instrument that was created to meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television and video game industries by focusing on maximising both efficiency and authenticity. Not only an inspiring instrument, Cinematic Strings provides a realistic mockup tool which saves composers from all the hassle and wasted time spent tweaking parameters, modifying CC data, or applying…

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May 15, 2012

Ian Boddy on creating his new Analogue Workshop sample library series

Earlier this month, synth sound design extraordinaire Ian Boddy kicked off the new Analogue Workshop series of sample packs under his Waveforms label with the release of Distortion & Feedback. This pack is crammed with 300 samples covering everything from earth shattering drones, twisted pads, piercing modulations, weird transmissions and more. We caught up with Ian to find out more about the new series, which pieces of his enviable collection…

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March 29, 2012

Dan Graham on the making of Zero-G’s latest sample collection – Luminoso: Live Violin Phrases

Following on from the extremely popular Animato and Spiritoso titles, this week saw the release of the latest collection from sample pioneers Zero-G to form a trilogy of titles dedicated to introducing more realism to sampled instruments. Luminoso: Live Violin Phrases is a 15GB collection of thousands of live recorded 6-bar looped phrases performed by two world-class violinists from the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We caught up with the library’s…

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March 15, 2012

Co-founder Rob Vandenberg talks about Sonokinetic’s latest release – Vivace

Sonokinetic have become renowned for producing unique high quality sample libraries and well known composers are increasingly acknowledging the use of Sonokinetic libraries in their own scores. The Amsterdam-based company has recently released Vivace: Cinematic Orchestral FX & Textures – the sequel to the popular Tutti library released in 2011. We caught up with Sonokinetic’s Rob Vandenberg to find out more about the company and the new release…

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December 6, 2011

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials – is this another masterclass in cinematic sampling?

ProjectSAM have wowed the sound design world with their sample libraries for almost 10 years now. Starting with SAM Horns, the ProjectSAM range has blossomed and expanded to include an awesome arsenal of sonic orchestral firepower which is a force to be reckoned with. The award winning Symphobia, perhaps the most famous of the ProjectSAM products, gives composers instant access to epic modern ‘hollywood’ strings to rival any other library…

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