21 April 2015

The Stroh violin

Impact Soundworks has announced the release of The Stroh Violin, a free (for a limited time only) Native Instruments Kontakt sample library featuring the sounds of a rare Stroh violin acoustic instrument.

Apparently the Stroh violin is an interesting variation of the classic violin design, invented and patented by electrical engineer John Matthias Augustus Stroh back in 1899 it amplifies its sound through a metal resonator and metal horns rather than a wooden sound box. It’s often used by folk music players and other musicians including Tom Waits, Thomas Newman and Bat for Lashes.
There are three custom-mapped articulations and rhythmic sequencer.


Authentic multisampled stroh violin
3x dynamic layers / up to 5x round robins
Sustain, spiccato & pizzicato articulations
Customizable mapping
3-layer rhythmic sequencer / gate
Quick controls for grit, dirt and vinyl
Lightweight and fun to use
FREE for Kontakt (full version) 5.4+

11 April 2015

Alan Vista - Chau Gongs

Alan Vista is here again with Chau Gongs, a sampled Chinese gong set.

Chau-Gongs is a sampled chinese gong set and features 3 Tamtam gongs (40, 28 and 20 inches)
and a Wind gong (20 inches) organized in 3 velocity layers with release time, pan and volume controls for each one.

Available in : VST 32 and 64 bit for Windows, VST and AU for Mac.

Download for FREE here

4 April 2015

More from Bitsonic

Earlier this year, Bitsonic released a transient shaper plugin called the Violent Transient and I spoke about here.
Bitsonic produce some pretty good kit - even better as much of it is free - yes, indeed.

Now they have taken almost the same interface and are giving it away as a Violent Delay.