Samples of the week time! What’s new this week? We have Melodic Elements 02 by Resonance, Abbey Road One which is a bunch of really posh horns done by Spitfire Audio, and Time Textures by Sonuscore. Also available is a free nylon string instrument from none other than Heavyocity! Are they going soft now? Geez, I hope not!
Resonance Sounds Melodic Elements 02
Resonance Sounds brought an old digital synthesizer into the studio, recorded 100 loops with it, and used a range of analog outboard gear. In addition to the sounds processed with effects, the direct recordings are also included. 100 MIDI files complete the package. The loops really lend themselves to being mangled and reworked. All audio files are 24-bit, and the entire package is 571 MB. You will pay EUR 25 or EUR 20 for just the samples.
Spitfire Audio Abbey Road One: Film Scoring Selections Thematic Horns
Spitfire Audio brings a selection of eight horns in total. You get a range of articulations covering a variety of scenes and emotions. The instruments were recorded in Abbey Road Studio One by professional scoring musicians. As always, everything is contained within its own plug-in that works in 64-bit VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX formats under macOS and Windows. You can choose between two mixes and a total of ten microphone positions. The library takes up 12 GB (lightweight by Spitfire standards and the price is a cozy EUR 49.
Sonuscore Time Textures Samples
Time Textures is a Kontakt instrument that uses heavily processed orchestral sounds as its base. This makes it a very good addition to any orchestral library. As the name already suggests, the existing source material was “twisted” to the extent of becoming experimental, moving soundscapes. This makes the library particularly suitable for film and game music.
The instrument works with two layers and algorithmic methods for different articulations. Short sound particles are created that add up to soundscapes and you can use various parameters to determine how these particles are generated from the base material. The modulation system also plays an important role and so does the range of effects.
The library contains 25 instrument patches and 200 ensemble presets. Kontakt 6.7.1 (or newer) is required, but the free Kontakt Player is fully supported. The library includes 6.17 GB of content. Until July 5, you will pay EUR 199 down from the regular price of EUR 249.
Free: Heavyocity Foundations Nylon Guitar Samples
Heavyocity is giving away a Kontakt tool that even works with the free Kontakt Player. Foundation Nylon Guitar is about – you guessed it – a nylon-string guitar! It captures the “soft dynamics” of the classical instrument, but it also contains synthetic elements. You can easily create hybrid sounds this way. The features include not only an ADSR envelope, but also gate and space parameters, and even an arpeggiator. The download includes 530 MB of content.