Thursday, July 26, 2018

Premier Performance Bundle by AKAI/AIR Music Technology 87% OFF !

For just $89.99, AKAI and Air Music Tech proudly offer The Premier Performance Bundle featuring 16 epic libraries at  a whopping 87% off (over $590 savings)! 

Discover one of the world’s most diverse collections for live or studio performance with well over 150GB of content. 

This is the ultimate collection for beginners and seasoned pros alike.  You do not want to miss this amazing deal, hurry and save!







 


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts by String Audio- REVIEW


ALCHEMIST 2 - Cinematic Impacts is available in two packages.

FULL VERSION (download size 6.3GB)
A total of 6+GB of original sample material (Full Quality WAV files).
3.8+GB of brand new samples plus all samples included in the first version of Alchemist Cinematic Impacts Vers.1 (2.4+GB)
Two Instruments:
Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts 2: 2.4GB of brand new sample material and 300 of new snapshots powered by the new ALCHEMIST 2 engine.
Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts 1: All samples (1.6GB) and snapshots (195) of the first version of Alchemist Impacts powered by the new ALCHEMIST 2 engine.
900+ high-quality WAV total samples.
6 layers.
495 pre-programmed Snapshots.
Main Engine: Individual layer controls for pitch, volume, pan, solo, mute, effects bypass, layer lock, adsr, layer boost and cut, pan and amp LFO send.
Powerful randomize function.
Dedicated Motion Engine: Arpeggiator, Pan and Amp LFO.
Dedicated Color Engine: 200 convolution Impulse Responses, Randomize function.
Dedicated Effect Engine: skreamer, lo-fi, chorus, tape saturation, delay, and distortion (controlled by the modulation wheel).
Dedicated Eq Engine
TouchOSC compatibility and custom template


UPGRADE VERSION (download size 2.46GB)
(only for owners of Alchemist Cinematic Impacts Vers.1)


Brand new ALCHEMIST 2 engine, a lot more powerful and more efficient
2.4GB of brand new sample material (Full Quality WAV files).
Two Instruments:
Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts 2: 2.4GB of brand new sample material and 300 of new snapshots powered by the new ALCHEMIST 2 engine.
Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts 1: All samples (1.6GB) and snapshots (300+) of the first version of Alchemist Impacts powered by the new ALCHEMIST 2 engine.
900+ high-quality WAV total samples.
6 layers.
495 pre-programmed Snapshots.
Main Engine: Individual layer controls for pitch, volume, pan, solo, mute, effects bypass, layer lock, adsr, layer boost and cut, pan and amp LFO send.
Powerful randomize function.

Dedicated Motion Engine: Arpeggiator, Pan and Amp LFO.
Dedicated Color Engine: 200 convolution Impulse Responses, Randomize function.

Dedicated Effect Engine: skreamer, lo-fi, chorus, tape saturation, delay, and distortion (controlled by the modulation wheel).
Dedicated Eq Engine
TouchOSC compatibility and custom template 
  



REVIEW 
 If you've never owned a String Audio Library what are you waiting for? 

When I did my review of Alchemist 2 Cinematic Textures I wondered what the chances would be that Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts would really hold up as a necessary upgrade. Could it really be possible that String Audio could pull off another prefect score? I watched the video several times they released demonstrating only a handful of the new 300 snapshots. To be honest, it was a little frustrating that no one put out a video with more snapshot demonstrations of the library. To fill that curiosity void I created a 50 some minute video demonstrating a more comprehensive example of the presets. Keep in mind there are a lot I skipped over because of time constraints but you will at least have no question if this library is worth buying or upgrading from Alchemist 1 Cinematic Impacts. 

The first thing I want to express about this library is that it is not your typical cinematic impacts sample library. These sounds are exactly what every composer looking to score that next horror, dark sci-fi, or suspenseful motion picture should be looking for. These presets are dark, frightening, unnerving, sinister and downright exceptional. This library sounds freaking good!  
As I said in my review of Alchemist 2 Cinematic Textures, you can create your own sounds so easily with these libraries. If you watch the video below I do give some examples of this but don't expect any talking, it's all about the sounds that make up this video. I don't like to distract the listener too much with me rambling in my preset demonstration videos. I like to let the sounds tell the story. Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts is essential for anyone looking for the kind of sound that gives you that tense build up and then slams the audience with that jump moment.  

The sound design is once again flawless.  

Besides the support for the Midi/OSC controller TouchOSC, they added controls for the Volume LFO and Pan LFO to the main engine allowing you to engage the LFO quickly with a click of the mouse. There's basically an endless amount of possibilities and with the powerful randomize function you will spend no time discovering even more new sounds.


If I can address one minor complaint I have with String Audio and it's quite a simple request. The upgrade process from one library to the next is a little cumbersome in my opinion. I would love it if String Audio would someday just release separate libraries as 1 and 2 and eliminate the whole upgrade process. 

The bottom line is String Audio has proven that Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts is a sample library force to be reckoned with and it earns a 
5 out 5 Stars!




                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                    

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

75% off “Abstrung” by Audiofier for Kontakt - Limited Time Vst Deal !

 

75% off “Abstrung” by Audiofier

“Abstrung” is a unique entry point into the world of hybrid sound design based entirely on a unique selection of stringed instruments like GuZheng, Mandolin, Pipa, American Zither, Hammered Dulcimer, Kantele, Acoustic Guitars, Acoustic grand, upright and prepared pianos and Seagull instruments among others.
With 20.73GB of content in 6 categories plus flexible sequencers, arpeggiators, automation, filters, effects and a unique randomizer feature, the sound design possibilities are almost limitless!


20.73GB Of Inspiring Plucked & Bowed String Content!

“Abstrung” comes with a 20.73GB selection of unique stringed instruments including:
  • GuZheng
  • Mandolin
  • Pipa
  • American Zither
  • Hammered Dulcimer
  • Kantele
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Acoustic grand, Upright and Prepared Pianos
With 6 available sound categories including organic real instrument samples, modeled, synthesised, designed and spacey sounds, plus a huge variety of filters and effects, there is plenty of scope for you to get creative and make a sound that is uniquely yours!

          

Normally €52 – get it at 75% off before it’s gone!

  • 75% off the normal price (normally €52)!
  • 20.73 GB of Content in NCW format – Over 12000 samples
  • A unique selection of stringed instruments like GuZheng, Mandolin, Pipa, American Zither, Hammered Dulcimer, Kantele, Acoustic Guitars & Pianos.
  • 3 Round Robins per note
  • Double Engine Sound Generators
  • Unique Randomize function
  • Twin Sequencers
  • Crystal Engine
  • Effects including Convolution Reverbs, Saturation, 2 Delays, Chorus, Shine & Lo-Fi plus a variety of Filters
  • Export Your Sequences As Midi and import them into your DAW!
  • Recommended Specs:
  • Mac – Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz or higher, OSX 10.7 or later
  • PC – Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher, 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or higher (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)
  • Perfect for Cinematic Underscore, Ambient Music, Rhythmic Textures and Sound Design!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

75% off “Evolution: Bundle” by Keep Forest for Kontakt (Evolution: Dragon & Evolution: Atlantica)




Evolution: Bundle by Keep Forest brings together a unique pair of Trailer Music & Sound Design tools in Evolution: Dragon and Evolution: Atlantica.
Both libraries were specifically recorded and designed with trailer music composers in mind, providing a powerful collection of unique and revolutionary sound design tools!

 

12.3GB of Awesome Hybrid Scoring Sound Design Tools!

Keep Forest’s main goal in creating these libraries was to create tools that allow for controlling all aspects of creation whilst keeping the workflow as simple and flexible as possible.
In doing so they have managed to create two unique, but highly complimentary & inspiring Hybird Scoring Sound Design Tools that are now yours to own!

ABOUT EVOLUTION: DRAGON.

Evolution: Dragon is a powerful and massive sample collection of sound design tools created for writing tracks in the styles of hybrid soundtrack and trailer.
The main feature of this library is easy customization, that is designed to save you time. It’s powerful rhythmic sequencer allows you to make your own underscore patterns and simplify your work like never before!

ABOUT EVOLUTION: ATLANTICA.

Evolution Atlantica is a powerful collection of high-quality sound effects, as well as aggressive and sophisticated instruments for creating trailer & cinematic music and game soundtracks in a short time.
Trailer Brass, Guitars, Sound Effects, Pulse Patterns, Aggressive Instruments – all in one product!


A Limitless Universe of SFX, Hits, Drones, Pulses, Synth Patches, Brass & Guitars!

Evolution: Dragon – this sample library is specialized in creating Cinematic/Hybrid Trailer Music. The main feature of this library is easy customization, that saves you time. It’s powerful rhythmic sequencer allows you to make your own underscore patterns and simplify your work like never before.
This hybrid scoring tool includes all “must have” elements for creating real Hollywood trailer sound design and will be useful not only for composers but for everyone who has an interest in the Film/Game trailer industry. “Our main goal was to create something special that helps to make easy and fast music scores”.
Evolution: Dragon includes :
  • SFX –  48 Whoosh Hits, 36 Sub Hits, 48 Whooshs, 30 Short Hits, 48 Braams, 48 Tonal and Untonal Risers, 24 Downers
  • Pulse Designer26 Hybrid Bass Riffs, 48 Bass Pulses Designer, 24 Mid Pulses Designer, 48 High Pulses Designer, 24 Click Rhythms Designer
  • 120 Synth Patches –  Pads, Bass, Leads, Guitars, Drones, Piano
Evolution Atlantica –  is a powerful collection of high-quality sound effects, as well as aggressive and sophisticated instruments for creating Trailer & Cinematic music and Game soundtracks in a short time.
Evolution: Atlantica includes:
  • BrassLow Trailer Brass, Bends
  • GuitarsTrailer Bass Guitar, Trailer Electric Guitars
  • SFX37 Braams, 100 Epic Trailer Hits, 105 Whooshes, 44 Booms, 72 Short Punch Hits, 36 Short Punch Metal Hits, 18 Tonal Reversed FXs, 14 Rises, 48 Downers, 32 Alarms & Signals, 120 Transformation FXs, 20 Transition Shutters
  • Pulses125 Pulses
  • Synth MenuPads, Basses, Leads, Drones, Plucks
WHY CREATE THE EVOLUTION: BUNDLE?
Modern Trailer and Hybrid music is a very unique genre, located at the junction of several styles at once. Here the elements of sound design are harmoniously interlaced with melodic instruments. With these instruments, Keep Forest have provided an opportunity for deep customization, which allows you to quickly create your own unique sound!


Evolution: Bundle consists of two incredibly flexible libraries that have a wide range of uses for the modern Composer/Sound Designer.
With 12.3GB of content spread over 220+ individual patches, plus a wide range of easily adjustable filter & effects it is perfect for but not limited to:
  • Epic Trailer Tracks
  • Cinematic Underscore
  • Hybrid Orchestral Music
  • Sound Design
This library comes in both Kontakt format patches AND also includes standalone .WAV files which you can drop directly into the DAW of your choice for instant impact!
Note: The Kontakt patches require the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5.1 (NOT compatible the free Kontakt Player)


Normally €299 – get it at 75% off before it’s gone!

  • 75% off the normal price (normally €299)!
  • 12.3GB of Awesome Hybrid Scoring Sound Design Tools!
  • Evolution: Dragon
  • Size – 3.6GB .WAV Format, 48KHZ / 24BIT
  • Over 120 Kontakt Instruments
  • SFX – 48 Whoosh Hits, 36 Sub Hits, 48 Whooshs, 30 Short Hits, 48 Braams, 48 Tonal and Untonal Risers, 24 Downers
  • Pulse Designer – 26 Hybrid Bass Riffs, 48 Bass Pulses Designer, 24 Mid Pulses Designer, 48 High Pulses Designer, 24 Click Rhythms Designer
  • 120 Synth Patches – Pads, Bass, Leads, Guitars, Drones, Piano
  • Presets – Ability to load and save modulation and sequencer presets
  • Evolution: Atlantica
  • Size – Over 8GB .WAV Format, 44.1KHZ / 24BIT
  • Over 100 Kontakt Instruments
  • Brass – Low Trailer Brass, Bends
  • Guitars – Trailer Bass Guitar, Trailer Electric Guitars
  • SFX – 37 Braams, 100 Epic Trailer Hits, 105 Whooshes, 44 Booms, 72 Short Punch Hits, 36 Short Punch Metal Hits, 18 Tonal Reversed FXs, 14 Rises, 48 Downers, 32 Alarms & Signals, 120 Transformation FXs, 20 Transition Shutters
  • Pulses – 125 Pulses
  • Synth Menu – Pads, Basses, Leads, Drones, Plucks
  • Scripts – Guitar slide and vibrato scripts. Brass legato script
  • This library comes in both Kontakt format patches AND also includes standalone .WAV files to drop straight into your DAW!
  • Note: Kontakt patches require the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or higher (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player)
  • Perfect for Epic Trailer Tracks, Cinematic Underscore, Sound Design and Hybrid Orchestral Cues!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Alchemist 2 Cinematic Textures by String Audio - REVIEW




ALCHEMIST 2 is one of the most acclaimed and innovative sample libraries in its genre.
If you own ALCHEMIST CINEMATIC TEXTURES Vers 1 you can buy the UPGRADE.
With its brand new engine ALCHEMIST 2 becomes even more powerful.
TWO INSTRUMENTS INCLUDED:
ALCHEMIST 2 CINEMATIC TEXTURES 2:
All the samples of the original "Alchemist Cinematic Textures" + more than 13GB of brand new sample material + more than 270 brand new snapshots powered by ALCHEMIST 2 brand new engine.
ALCHEMIST 2 CINEMATIC TEXTURES 1:
All the sample and snapshots of the original "Alchemist Cinematic Textures" library powered by ALCHEMIST 2 brand new engine.
"A bottomless well of possibility and invention that will vie for my creative attention for many scores to come." - HARRY GREGSON - WILLIAMS multi-award-winning composer (The Martian, Shrek, Total Recall, Call Of Duty)
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"Once in a while you get immersed in a world of Soundscapes that transport your creativity to a whole new level, Alchemist is it." - GARETH PROSSER - Composer, Guitarist and Member of the BLUE MAN GROUP
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"Don't skip Alchemist by String Audio, great stuff. Simple, minimalist interface, powerful ways to shape the sound and TONS of excellent sample content." - CHARLIE CLOUSER - Composer of the SAW films and former keyboardist on NINE INCH NAILS
  
ALCHEMIST 2 Cinematic Textures is a powerful tool for Kontakt to create deep and complex cinematic sounds.
Each instrument is composed of six layers.
The library features more than 20GB of sample material
  • 20+GB of original sample material (using Kontakt's lossless sample storage compression).
  • 6000+ high-quality samples.
  • 6 layers.
  • 570+ pre-programmed Snapshots. 
  • Main Engine: Individual layer controls for pitch, volume, pan, solo, mute, effects bypass, layer lock, adsr, layer boost and cut, pan and amp LFO send.
  • Powerful randomize function.
  • Dedicated Motion Engine: Arpeggiator, Pan and Amp LFO.
  • Dedicated Color Engine: 200 convolution Impulse Responses, Randomize function.
  • Dedicated Effect Engine: skreamer, lo-fi, chorus, tape saturation, delay, and distortion (controlled by the modulation wheel.
  • Instant download.
  • All payments are processed securely by PayPal, all major credit and debit cards accepted, no PayPal account needed.
  • The price indicated in the shopping cart is final, no taxes or fees are added.
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REVIEW
StringAudio is one of those companies that continues to release impressive sample libraries that really offer impressive sound design capabilities. Ever since the release of their debut 'Dark Matter' back in 2016, I have been a huge fan. Even though this company has only been around a couple years, they have churned out some truly stunning libraries for Kontakt and Omnisphere 2. I have always been impressed with their Kontakt engine layout. Each instrument is composed of 6 layers and it's extremely efficient on all the CPU's I've ran it on, which makes this a huge plus in getting compositions done fast. Alchemist Cinematic Textures2 has a sound so distinct and full of movement that I’ve never heard duplicated in any other library quite this way. You get a total of 20GB of sample material, 6000+ high-quality samples, and 570+ pre-programmed Snapshots. 
If you have the original "Alchemist Cinematic Textures " you can upgrade for a special price giving you more than 13GB of brand new sample material and more than 270 brand new snapshots powered with a brand-new engine. Award winning composer HARRY GREGSON - WILLIAMS got it right when he said 'A bottomless well of possibility and invention... '

Alchemist Cinematic Textures 2 is a solid upgrade! Scary, Intense, Gritty, Dark, and full of evolving expression. This library is a must have for anyone looking for endless possibilities and complexity in sound design that is simple to achieve.


5 out of 5 Stars