LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of HANS ZIMMER PERCUSSION — partnering with the biggest name in film scoring to produce the ultimate drum sample library for cinematic percussion — as of September 26…
HANS ZIMMER PERCUSSION is a perfect fit for Spitfire Audio’s established ethos of producing the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world.
Why? Well, with Hans Zimmer — one of the most successful, influential, and prolific film composers of his generation — generously giving not just his notable name to this authorised take on his trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production but also overseeing every detail of its recreation using the same studio, musicians, instruments, signal chain, and talented engineering experience, innovation, and refinement — right down to personally mixing the resultant superlative-sounding sample-based virtual instrument’s C (close), R (room), and S (surround) HZ MIX perspectives, rest assured that this is the real deal!
Spitfire Audio announces availability of ultimate drum sample library in percussive partnership with Hans Zimmer
When the Berlin Wall fell, a stark, cold techno sound emerged from the abandoned buildings and underground bunkers along the former border. It dominated clubs until minimal arrived on the scene with its lean layers and abstracted elements. Over the years, minimal underwent its own transformation, as its sparse percussion melded with polished grooves and pulsing synths to create the atmospheric, ethereal techno of contemporary Berlin. Today this sound is embodied by labels like Steyoyoke, Crossfrontier Audio, and Stil vor Talent.
There are no active components involved in MoCo’s minimalist design that could in any way alter the audio signal sound quality for connected studio monitors, meaning playback control volume is kept at maximum. MoCo provides two separate stereo INPUTS — one with balanced 1/4-inch TRS (Tip-Ring Sleeve) connectors, the other with both unbalanced RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and unbalanced 1/8-inch TRS connectors — and two separate stereo OUTPUTS — one with balanced XLR (Canon X Series, Latch, Rubber) connectors, the other with balanced/unbalanced 1/4-inch TRS plus unbalanced 1/8-inch TRS connectors. Users can quickly select the INPUT signal via an A/B switch and enable each OUTPUT with separate (A and B) buttons.
As EQuivocate uses filters that are modelled on the human ear, each of its 26 bands tickles a different part of the inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as ‘humanly’ possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference that can clearly be heard.
Cutting-edge virtual instrument turns the iPad into a classic synth workstation delivering iconic synthesizers and string machines with a unique synthesis engine and superb sound quality
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As implied by name, SpecOps allows application of frequency-dependent gain, compression, or distortion to complex sources such as drums or vocals with spectral accuracy and a unique workflow to offer a fresh approach to conventional practices. Putting FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) analysis at its creative heart, the plugin splits audio into hundreds — or even thousands — of frequency slices (or ‘bins’), which can then be manipulated by a slew of onboard spectral effects.
Embertone engages with Grammy® Award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on sampled virtual instrument namesake
Several key components combined to transport the tone of a priceless Stradivarius and the musicality of an acclaimed violin virtuoso to the KONTAKT Player platform, producing super-intuitive playability available to all who work with the resultant Joshua Bell Violin namesake plug-in instrument literally like no other in any AAX-, AU-, RTAS-, and VST-compatible host application or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), with Grammy® Award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell surely first in line to take a virtual bow. But Bell surely needs no introduction as one of today’s most celebrated violinists... but his lengthy list of achievements make for fascinating reading regardless.
Schmidt Eightvoice Analog Synthesizer thoroughbred back in black (and white) with third 25-unit batch beckoning
That no-expense-spared Schmidt Eightvoice Analog Synthesizer was, without doubt, a showstopper when namesake hardware and software designer Stefan Schmidt’s hand-crafted first prototype unit debuted at Musikmesse 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. Subsequently supported by e:m:c (electronic music components) — German distributor of several key electronic musical instrument brands (including Mellotron, Moog, and Vintage Vibe).
SHREDDAGE 2 covers the entire range of lead and rhythm guitar playing — every fret, every string, and tons of articulations. A powerful interface allows for easy playing and deep customisation. With Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform included alongside Peavey's ReValver HPse amp modelling software, SHREDDAGE 2 has everything needed to shred!