SampleTank 2 is the ultimate sample workstation. For the first time in a sample-based instrument, 3 synth engines can be switched on the fly to provide more sound flexibility than ever before: traditional resampling (the conventional method of playback most samplers use), pitch-shift/time-stretch, and the innovative STRETCH engine.STRETCH(Sampletank Time REsynthesis TeCHnology) gives complete sonic control over the tempo, pitch, and harmonics of samples. No more "chipmunk sounding" transposition, no more loops and phrases out of sync, no more limitations in musical expression.Multisamples like you've never heard before!Multisampled instruments with STRETCH deliver amazing realism and expression. Your performances come to life with true glide, bending, staccato, and vibrato with an incredibly rich, vibrant, and natural quality. Plus, pushing STRETCH to the limit can take you to a whole new world of unheard sonic territories.Loops become playable instruments!The pitch-shift/time-stretch allows you to sync any loop to the sequencer tempo and sync various loops together with a single click! Slow loop tempos close to zero without affecting the pitch or have your loop tuned or singing by changing its pitch in real time without changing its tempo. Play loop phrases with chords in sync and run them through filters and effects for the first time in a virtual instrument. Only SampleTank 2 allows you to use...
16 parts multitimbral plug-in sound workstation with layerable parts
Looking for a VST package that does everything? Then the Steinberg Absolute VST Instrument Collection is the right choice for you! Whether you're a music composer or a live player, this versatile bundle has all the sounds you need to add the right touch to your project. Looking for an intelligent VST workstation with breathtaking sounds and unlimited sound-designing possibilities? The HALion Sonic VST workstation included in the package can do just that. Need to replicate an old-school analog synthesizer sound? The Retrologue virtual analog synthesizer can help you avoid all the potential headaches. The Steinberg Absolute VST Instrument Collection is also compatible with Windows and Mac OS X devices, and you can have all these amazing features at a fantastic price. What are you waiting for? It's time to make music with the Steinberg Absolute VST Instrument Collection!
The Hybrid Harpsichord is based on an instrument built by Kirckman in the 1770s. This rare-seen classic instrument has a single manual with 3 stops, including a lute stop. The Krickman Harpsichord is famous for its unique, high quality sound and although this particular instrument is over 240 years old, it's in surprisingly excellent condition. To make this wonderful instrument available to all musicians, we did careful sampling and used our Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology to bring it to life once again. During the recording session, we use several acclaimed Brauner VMA microphones, which nowadays are considered to be the best microphones available for this sort of job. We also used API preamps and dCS's Analog to Digital Converters to record it. Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology offers both the authentic sound of sampling and the playability of Physical Modeling. The Hybrid Harpsichord provides you with everything you need for a great sounding harpsichord suitable for many different styles of sound. Its NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine reshapes every note to ensure that each successive note sounds slightly different. Although by its very nature the original harpsichord is not sensitive to dynamic changes, Sound Magic has included an optional dynamic response system if you want to add something a little different to your instrument. Accents and crescendos on a harpsichord might have been unheard of in the 1770's, but it might be exactly what you're looking for! Sound Magic has made it easy and convenient to control the 3 stops by using three key switches. Perfect for on-the-go changes! Hybrid Harpsichord is provided as VST/AU plug-in on PC and Mac, or standalone under Microsoft Windows
The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc. The erhu has some unusual features. First is that its characteristic sound is produced through the vibration of the python skin by bowing. Second, there is no fingerboard; the player stops the strings by pressing their fingertips onto the strings without the strings touching the neck. Third, the horse hair bow is never separated from the strings; it passes between them as opposed to over them. Lastly, although there are two strings, they are very close to each other and the player's left hand in effect plays as if on one string. To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Orchestra in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world renowned Erhu performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 100 skills on the fly. By using the best recording gear available on the market, including a Neve 5088 console, dCS 905 AD converter and Beyer dynamic MC740 Microphones. China Story Erhu brings you super clarity and an expressive sound. Erhu has over 3000 samples, each recorded with 24Bit/96KHz resolution for maximum fidelity. China Story Erhu is provided as VST/AU as plugins on PC and Mac, or A sample library running under Kontakt 5.
The Riser - Synth-based Transition Designer [Download]
Stops Hearts. Tops Charts.The Riser is an all-new instrument for designing musical transitions of epic proportions. A powerful, synth-based instrument, The Riser features all of the tools you need to compose heart-stopping transitions in one intuitive user-interface. In seconds, you can construct rises, falls, swells, fades, and more, based on our coveted sound synthesis technology. For instant inspiration, The Riser includes 300 pro-grade presets that you can edit, deconstruct, copy, mangle, and implement into your tracks.Transitions add suspense, hype, drama, and movement to your music. Cymbal swells and reversed instruments were go-to transitions for years, until the DAW pioneered fast and flexible audio editing, paving the way for complex sound effects. When combined with synths and other audio shaping tools, transitions completed their metamorphosis from science to art. Until now, this process has convoluted and time-intensive, taking attention away from the overall project itself. The composer spent more time trying to get plugins, virtual sample players, hardware effects, sound modules, and other gear to play nice with each other â€“ and that was before hitting â€œrecordâ€.A 3-for-AllFeaturing the most powerful and musical virtual synthesis available, The Riser can be used to create classic transitions or effects never-before-heard by human ears. The core of The Riserâ€™s mojo are three continuously variable oscillators; sweep, noise and chord. Each oscillator features a dedicated Filter send and graphical parameter depiction. Sweep â€“ featuring volume, frequency and oscillator shape â€“ dictates the direction and progression of the transition. Create rises, falls, stops, and swells with audible and visible feedback.Providing volume, shape, and pitch controls, the Noise oscillator infuses texture into your transition. Start shaping to add grit, bite, hiss, punch, and more to the effect.The Riserâ€™s Chord oscillator introduces you to an uncharted creative continent. Use it to match The Riserâ€™s sonic structure to your songâ€™s key (or a contrasting one) and blend it to taste; it can be as musical as you want.Three Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs) provide additional modulation to your transition. A tempo-syncâ€™d LFO works in harmony with the native song tempo in your DAW to increase the transitionâ€™s complexity. The second LFO is free-running, meaning it has not ties to the native tempo. Third, the Pumper effect modulates the synthesis with dynamics control in tandem with track tempo. This pulsating effect adds punch and movement to the transition, and features various time divisions and depth controls for adapting to or accentuating your track.For those looking for turn-key transitions, our team of sound designers have constructed 300 fully editable presets across various types, bringing modern, useable transitions to your project.Wide CompatibilityThe Riser offers unequalled flexib...
Omnisphere is among the elite virtual synthesizer programs for producers, composers, and sound designers; and if you think this monster power synth couldnt get any better, youve just been proven wrong. Introducing Omnisphere 2.0, the first v2.0 of any Spectrasonics instrument and it is truly gigantic!With Omnisphere 2.0 comes a massive variety of new synthesis options, a staggering audio library with over 10,000 sounds, a new interface with an enhanced sound browsing capability, a new and enhanced arpeggiator, 25 new effects units with flexible attributes, as well as other improvements and specialized features that make Omnipshere 2.0 a very worthy upgrade.Vast New Synthesis PossibilitiesOmnisphere 2.0 comes a vast array of new synthesis possibilities including the ability to import your own audio content as a sound source inside Omnisphere giving you limitless sound creation possibilities using your own sample library. The new Granular Synthesis algorithm will allow you to completely transform the included content or morph your own audio into unimaginable soundscapes. Try changing a smooth Jazz recording into an ethereal soundscape or even a blazing synth lead with just a few parameter tweaks. The possibilities are endless!Not many people realize, but Omnisphere can also create purely synthetic sounds without using any samples at all. There are now over 400 DSP waveforms for the synth oscillator, which is 100 times more than the original version, and each waveform is now a Morphing Wavetable with vast new possibilities and colors. A patch can have up to 10 oscillators and each oscillator can have its own wavetable, so you can see how complex you can get in your sound designing. Unison has also been improved with new analog drift behavior that makes an ordinary synth sound absolutely huge! Both FM and Ring Modulation can go much deeper than before too. Theres also eight new filter types and expanded modulation features th
True Strike 2 Cinematic World & Effects Percussion
Manufacturer: Project SAM
With True Strike 2, Project SAM covers new percussion ground. Aimed at film, tv and game music, this library covers all to build your percussive action cue, ground-shaking chase sequence, suspenseful horror scene or out-of-this-world fantasy track. Japanese, African and Turkish drums, traileresque Big Bangs, bowed cymbals, prepared piano, new tam tam and gran casa effects, cajon, udu, lots of rhythmic phrases and a huge collection of bells and shakers. True Strike 2 also offers you a wide variety of various small percussion. In all, True Strike 2 delivers you the powerful drums and special effects needed to build any percussive score. or True Strike 2, over 52 individual world percussion instruments have been sampled, covering the following regions: Japanese/Asian, African and European/Turkish. You will find okedo (taiko) drums, doundoun, udu, gomee, brekete, darabukas, bowls, bendirs, chappa from various regions, atarigane, kangagui bells and cajon. For all main instruments various idiomatic phrases are available. All world instruments have been recorded in studio or stage environments and are available in two microphone sets: close and room. True Strike 2 is a 24 bit Multi-format library, offering you 5 sample formats in one package: TASCAM Gigastudio 3, NI Kontakt 1.5, Steinberg HALion 2, Logic EXS24mkII and MOTU MachFive.
IK Mulitmedia Total Workstation 2-Instruments Bundle
Manufacturer: IK Multimedia
Brand: IK Multimedia
Total Workstation 2 Instruments Bundle is the entire collection of all 5 IK Powered by SampleTank virtual instrument plug-ins in one box. From the complete selection of acoustic electric and electronic instruments of SampleTank to all types of synths pads and leads included in Sonik Synth from the masterpiece orchestral and choir collection of Miroslav Philharmonik to the classic analog sounds of SampleMoog and the vintage keyboards of SampleTron all of your song-writing needs are fulfilled in one package. Features: over 14 000 sounds 28 GB of multi-sampled instruments all the instruments can be read in SampleTank a complete solution for all sample-based instrument needs all instruments work as plug-ins or standalone. Included software: SampleTank 2.5XL Sonik Synth 2 Miroslav Philharmonik SampleMoog SampleTron.
RealLPC provides incredible playability based on the unique performance modes and easy-to-use keyboard layout as well as the advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system allowing a keyboardist to perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. RealLPC covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Les Paul, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more...RealLPC - sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard. High quality dry samples recorded directly from Les Paul Custom pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favourite amplifier simulator.