Spitfire Audio launches free Frozen Strings LABS instruments

Spitfire Audio LABS Frozen Strings

Spitfire Audio has released another free instrument in the LABS series, Frozen Strings. The newest chapter in our LABS series is here. Not only is it hauntingly beautiful — it’s FREE! LABS Frozen Strings was the spark of inspiration that led to the making of one of Spitfire’s most renowned libraries — Albion V Tundra. […]

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Strezov Sampling releases Afflatus Chapter I Strings for Kontakt Player

Strezov Sampling Afflatus Chapter I Strings

Strezov Sampling’s latest virtual instrument is inspired by film and classical music icons. Afflatus Chapter I Strings pushes the boundaries of traditional sampling methods by introducing features like auto divisi combined with polyphonic true legato and a thematic approach towards playing techniques. Capturing conducted musical samples as opposed to static generic samples Afflatus Chapter I […]

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Soniccouture releases Nyckelharpas – Scandinavian Keyed Strings for Kontakt & Kontakt Player

Soniccouture Nyckelharpa Viola

Soniccouture has announced its latest Kontakt Player instrument library Nyckelharpas, featuring the sounds of the traditional Swedish musical instrument. Familiar yet somehow different, the sound of the Nyckelharpa walks a delicate line. Dating from the middle ages, Nyckelharpa translates as ‘keyed fiddle’ in Swedish. The pitch of the notes is altered by pressing a wooden […]

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Steinberg releases Iconica Ensembles and Iconica Opus for HALion

Steinberg Iconica EnsemblesAfter releasing the orchestral library Iconica Sections & Players in June, Steinberg has now announced the immediate availability of two further Iconica family members. Iconica Ensembles is an easily accessible library, providing perfectly matched ensembles of strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion alongside more than 40 different presets. This makes Iconica Ensembles the ideal tool for […]

Neocymatics releases Simulation Strings ensemble & solo string instrument

Neocymatics Simulation StringsNeocymatics has released its latest Kontakt instrument library Simulation Strings, a deeply innovative ensemble and solo string library that breathes a more scientific approach into the art of sampling. The instrument allows you to control every possible aspect of each individual instrument in the ensemble. This Project’s challenge was to create a highly expressive, flexible […]

Spitfire Audio releases Spitfire Studio Strings orchestral instrument

Spitfire Audio Studio StringsSpitfire Audio has announced availability of Spitfire Studio Strings, the first release in an all-new orchestral library range recorded in a new space as an incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library. Spitfire Studio Strings marks the first release of a vital all-new Spitfire Orchestra range. Our ambition was to create an incredibly versatile pro-end […]

Spitfire Audio launches Symphonic Expansion Pack Firesale

Spitfire Audio Expansion Pack Firesale expandSpitfire Audio has announced an Expansion Pack Firesale, offering a discount on expansion packs for its Symphonic Strings, Symphonic Brass and Symphonic Woodwinds virtual instruments. The expansions contain additional mics and mixes for these core libraries. Our Symphonic Expansion Packs are on sale for $99/£99/99€ each, ending 23rd August 23.59 BST. Next year we will […]

Rast Sound updates Kemane String for Kontakt and Wav

Rast Sound Kemane V2Rast Sound has released version 2.0 of its Kemane String sample library. Kemane String is a classical middle eastern instrument with felt sound and roots in Central Asia. With the second version you can now play this emotional string with your keyboard with 2 solo styles in addition to patterns and improvisations. Kemane String features […]

Lunar Audio launches Bowed Steel Strings (Beta) for Kontakt

Lunar Audio Bowed Steel StringsLunar Audio has announced Bowed Steel Strings, a new virtual instrument built for Native Instruments Kontakt. Founded by Kyle Preston, Lunar Audio aims to develop obsessively-crafted virtual instruments. Bowed Steel Strings contains two patches, a standard bowed patch and an 8-Bit Ambient patch. The philosophy behind this instrument: To build an instrument that is instantly […]

Spitfire collaborates with Samuel Sim for British Drama Toolkit

Spitfire Audio Britisch Drama ToolkitSpitfire Audio has launched a new Kontakt Player instrument that offers a revolutionary set of ultra realistic and inspiring tools designed to create cues instantly. The British Drama Toolkit library features a unique set of playing styles performed in a dry space by a small string and woodwind section. We can’t write your music for […]