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PrecisionSound: Mbira bva Zimbabwe for NI Kontakt & EXS24


The Mbira, shorthand for Mbira dzavadzimu or “voice of the ancestors”, is an instrument that has been played by the Shona people of Zimbabwe for thousands of years. It’s also the national instrument of Zimbabwe.

It is very significant in Shona religion and culture, and considered to be a sacred instrument. The Mbira is usually played to facilitate communication with ancestral spirits.

Our Mbira bva Zimbabwe is a twenty-two key version with added machachara—or “sizzler”, as we call it—to give a buzzing sound. The buzzing is traditionally important because it is believed to attract the ancestral spirits.
We have deconstructed the sizzler from the original tone, so that you can mix between the chromatic tone, the release noises, and the sizzler sound, all within the Kontakt interface. You can also adjust the sizzler’s decay independently, to find your perfect balance between the tone of the Mbira keys and the buzz of the sizzler.

We sampled the Mbira bva Zimbabwe library in two velocity layers, and recorded four round robins for each of the chromatic metal keys, sizzlers, and release samples. The instrument was close-miked in stereo, and the library contains 252 24-bit WAV samples. The key range of the Precisionsound Mbira bva Zimbabwe is from B1 to C5.

The Mbira bva Zimbabwe features:

  • 252 stereo 24-bit WAV samples
  • Chromatic metal key notes and release noises
  • Percussive “sizzler” samples from the Mbira body
  • 1 program for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted interface
  • 3 programs for NI Kontakt 2
  • 3 programs for Logic EXS24All formats are included when you buy “Mbira bva Zimbabwe” so you can download whatever format you like or all of them.

(Full version of Kontakt is required, this library does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player!)

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iZotope: Nectar 2

COMING IN OCTOBER

Flawless vocal production is just a click away. From quick corrections to limitless creativity, Nectar 2 treats your voice to sweet results.

Bring a vocal track to life with modeled plate reverb, harmonic saturation, and a wealth of creative effects. Stay in tune and remove distracting breaths without tedious, time-consuming editing. Instantly transform a single vocal take into a dynamic, harmonized ensemble.

With the new Nectar 2, iZotope brings you the best of digital innovation and analog character: the only complete set of tools specifically for voice.

Highlighted Features

  • Add harmonies to your vocal tracks for lush choruses or melodic backing vocals with the new Harmonizer. Play with intelligent automatic settings or define your own with a MIDI controller.
  • Add classic space and character to your vocals with the EMT 140-modeled Plate Reverb module, featuring a unique saturation control to emulate the original plate's preamp.
  • Finesse vocal takes quickly and get them ready for your mix with thenew Pitch Editor and Breath Control plug-ins.
  • Expand your palette of vocal sounds, whether subtle or out of this world, with seven new creative effects in the new FX module.
  • Dive in more easily than ever with a streamlined Overview panel for simple adjustments, added metering for visual feedback, and 150+ new presets in styles that range from classic to modern.

Who is it for? Nectar 2 is ideal for audio engineers, musicians, remix artists, post-production professionals, voiceover artists, podcasters, and more.

How do I use it? Nectar 2 can be used as plug-ins in your favorite host. Supported plug-in formats include 64-bit AAX (Pro Tools 11), RTAS/AudioSuite (Pro Tools 7.4-10), VST, VST 3, and Audio Unit.


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Ueberschall: Looptool 3


Rock to Inspire!

Each of the 649 Loops & Samples is real played and live recorded. The whole library allows an easy and fast cross-over between the rougher styles of the Ueberschall catalogue.

With extended loops up to 1 minute length this library is made for fast inspiration and new song ideas.

FORMAT: ELASTIK
GENRE: Rock, Various

2 GB, 31 Construction Kits, 649 Loops & Samples

Full Download: 49.00 €
Looptool 3The third Looptool library focusies on Rock, Metal, Punk, Blues, Garage, Indie - in short - guitar and band based music. Continuing the successful idea of Looptool the library offers an access to some of the best live recorded libraries of the Ueberschall catalogue.

Content

The compilation features 31 Construction Kits from 19 different Ueberschall products. Included are the libraries:

60s Psychedelic Rock, 70s Funk Rock, Blues Colors, Glam Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Rock 2, Metal, Nu Metal, Punk Rock, Rock Ballads, Rock Classics, Thrash Metal, Twang, Electric Bass, Grunge, Guitar, Low Tuned Strings, Rock and Solo Guitar

Structure

Each of the 649 Loops & Samples is real played and live recorded. The whole library allows an easy and fast cross-over between the rougher styles of the Ueberschall catalogue. With extended loops up to 1 minute length this library is made for fast inspiration and new song ideas.

Elastik Features

The delivered Elastik sample player offers the perfect environment for the almost 2 GB library. The fast browser allows you to find every sample within seconds and the loopeye engine brings you the possibility to suite your material as easy as possible to every project.

Additionally the Looptool 3 library is an ideal enhancement to Looptool 1 and Looptool 2.

Loop to Inspire!

Genre: Rock
Elastik Soundbank for
Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS/Standalone

2 GB, 31 Construction Kits
649 Rock Loops and Samples

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