1. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples - Taylor Davis Violin (Reviewed)

    Hey friends! Today we'll be reviewing a wonderful new library from Cinesamples, featuring video game violinist herself Taylor Davis. Please enjoy!
  2. Vik

    Favourite instrument(s) in your fav. string libraries?

    Some of mine are the Con Moto cello, Berlin Strings Sul Tasto cellos, Spitfire Studio Strings pizz bass (based on demos), and Soaring Strings violas. The SCS V1 is also a favourite. I'll mention more later, but what are yours?
  3. A

    For Sale Damage Library for Kontakt

    Hi everyone. After having carried out some research I realized I can sell my Damage library. I’d want to do it because I’m considering to purchase the ultimate komplete 12 bundle. This will cause a duplication. So if is there anybody who’s interested to buy Heavyocity’s damage for 160$ please...
  4. Wolfie2112

    Symphobia 1 Wanted

    Did you know it's 50% off through Native Instruments right now? You won't get a better deal than that.
  5. Transients

    Need some help with brass programming

    When you record a brass melody with long notes and sustain articulation and in the end of each note you wanna have a couple of 16th notes which leads into the next long note. Like: Baaaaaaaam-Bam-Bam-Baaaaaaaam-Bam-Bam-Baaaaaaaam Do you play the Bam-Bam (16th notes) also with the sustain...
  6. D

    Orchestral Percussion Sample Library

    Can anyone recommend a good but affordable orchestral percussion sample library? I'm particularly after a good xylophone, bells (high) and chimes.
  7. C

    Best, Focused, High-Quality Individual Instrument Libraries?

    I've found myself really liking very focused individual sample libraries. While the Komplete's and Ominispheres would be nice, I can't always justify $400, $600, $1000 purchases. One option is to save up, but I feel I'd be saving up and not doing anything. Examples of what I am referring to in...
  8. Fredeke

    Advices on how to structure a library ?

    Hi I am making this library of analog synth sounds. Because I want it to sound super analog, I've done a lot of sampling, even duplicate sampling of same notes with random sample triggering - anyway, my point is that just one synth patch makes a huge multisample (anywhere from 50Mb to 1Gb) and...
  9. Fredeke

    Choir for new age ambient ?

    Does anyone have a library to recommend for New Age ambient ? I'm mostly thinking choirs, but am open to others sounds. The quicker and easier to use, the better...
  10. D

    Seeking views on NI Symphony Series & Brass

    What do you think of the NI Symphony Series (Essential or full edition) - worth the money? In particular for Brass Better alternatives? How the alternatives fair against the EWQL Symphonic Library? Thanks
  11. Sonixinema

    48 HOURS REMAINING - Brute Flute: Extended Techniques - £59 (Intro Price)

    Hi Everyone! We are extremely excited to announce our new library Brute Flute - Extended Techniques! Featuring a mighty Contrabass Flute, we captured a range of cinematic textures, harmonic embellishments and explosive articulations. The third release in our brand new Experiments range, this...
  12. Arise

    Performance Samples Caspian as a first/main brass library - thoughts?

    I have Oceania and love the ease-of-use and performance based sampling (no articulations or keyswitches needed). Caspian has the same thing going on, which makes me interested in it, and I need a brass library. Kind of a shame it doesn't have a tuba though. Do you guys think it's worth it to...
  13. Sonixinema

    Abstract - Unique Cinematic Percussion - Intro Price £59

    Hi everyone, We are thrilled to announce Abstract, a unique steel percussion library for Kontakt. Recorded in exceptional detail and performed with a range of sticks, mallets, bows, this wonderful library features a range of abstract effects and articulations. This library was performed by...
  14. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples - Voices Of War (A Seriously Menacing Choir Library)

    Hey friends! Today let's discuss a new Cinesamples library called 'Voices of War'. This one focuses on Vikings, war, and even death, so it's perfect for those intense situations where you need a touch of darkness in your score. Enjoy!
  15. araynaud

    Enable Groups for Snapshots

    Hi everybody! I'm currently working on a Kontakt Library with multiples groups and I would like to creates snapshots that enables some of them (3 per snapshots to be exact). At the moment I put an "inverter" instance on each group and put the volume at -infinite on the ones I don't want to hear...
  16. Sonixinema

    Memory Box Anniversary Offer - Save 25% until Jan 29th!

    To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Memory Box, we are offering 25% off to show our appreciation for all of your support! A hidden gem in our collection of Kontakt libraries, Memory Box redefines the sound of a classic music box. Featuring unique articulations such as bowing, muted plucks...
  17. Fredeke

    How to mix a demo song for a sample library

    Hello everyone The question is in the title: how should I mix a song demo for a sample library ? Should I : - do a mere level balance, with no eq, reverb or compression - do a simple mix that sounds good enough, and brings out the samples a bit - do the absolute best master I can ? What is...
  18. fretti


    I‘m selling my Full Version of Native Instruments „The Grandeur“ Piano Library. Price is 29€ Original NI Price: 99€ Payment through PayPal. Download possible through your Native Access or Native Instruments Account (on their website). If interrested just PM me:)
  19. Arise

    Your favorite Komplete-bundled NI piano library?

    Hey guys, What's your favorite piano library from the ones that come bundled with Komplete (the basic edition), and why? Here are the libraries I'm refering to: The Giant The Gentleman The Grandeur The Maverick Una Corda
  20. NathanTiemeyer

    Which Harp Library should I buy during these Christmas Sales?

    Hey guys! I'm looking to purchase an all-round solid orchestral harp library and I'm hoping to take advantage of this sales time to find a good one. I'm looking for a harp library with plenty of glissando options but of course great plucking / good at general playing single notes, and other...
  21. sagebaggott

    Solved: Kontakt library shows up in standalone but not logic pro

    Hey all- wondering if anyone else has had this problem... Just downloaded and installed Cinematic Studios Brass library. It shows up in standalone Kontakt 5 (and it also shows up when hosting Kontakt in Vienna Ensemble Pro), but when I open Kontakt 5 as an instrument in Logic, it refuses to...
  22. Sonixinema

    Superball - Innovative evolving percussion intro sale - 24 Hours Left

    Hi Everyone, We are very excited to announce the release of Superball! An innovative evolving percussion library for Kontakt Performed by virtuoso percussionist Joby Burgess (Black Panther, Mission Impossible) Recorded by Emmy nominated Nick Wollage (Star Wars, Wonder Woman) Captured at the...
  23. ChrisSiuMusic

    Soundiron - Voice of Wind (Adey): A Review

    Hi composers! Let's dive into this wonderful new solo vocal library today from Soundiron. Please enjoy!
  24. bfreepro

    Afflatus Chapter I: Strings - In depth review and critique

    This is a big one! A walkthru/demo video is in the works as well (which will include side by side comparison with other string libraries) , but here is the written review! Please feel free to...
  25. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Woodwinds - A Blast From The Past

    It's been 6 years since the release of this beautiful library, and it still stands as one of the best woodwind libraries on the market today. Watching this preview brought me great inspiration, and I hope it does for you as well.
  26. Dave Hilowitz

    Video Tutorial: How to Make Decent Looping Samples + Free Musical Wine Glasses Kontakt Library

    In this video, I explore various techniques for making samples loop. First, I cover the options available within Kontakt, then I investigate external tools: LoopAuditioneer and WaveLab. At the end of the video, I put theory into practice by recording some musical wine glasses and making them...
  27. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples: ancient bones

    Instant buy for me. Halloween theme coming out next Wednesday using this library.
  28. beyd770

    New from Strezov Sampling: Afflatus Chapter - Part one: Strings

    Strezov Sampling are proud to present "Afflatus Chapter I Strings" - the first instalment in the new "Afflatus" series - inspired by film and classical music icons and based on authentic musician performance. Thoughts? :)
  29. bfreepro

    Review: 8Dio Silka Choir

    This was the most difficult review yet as there is a lot of content to dig through, and I initially was wowed by the arcs. However we gotta take a look at everything included and all the aspects of using this library. Can it hold it's own to justify a $598 price tag AND offer enough content...
  30. Dave Hilowitz

    Video Tutorial: Creating a Kontakt Instrument from Start to Finish + FREE KALIMBA KONTAKT LIBRARY

    In this video, I show you the entire process of creating a Kontakt Sample Library in four steps: 1. Recording 2. Noise Reduction (using iZotope RX), Editing & Chopping (using Reaper) 3. Sample Layout 4. and finally: Music As part of the video, I sample a Kalimba I found in a thrift store and...
  31. bfreepro

    Review: Cosmos By Impact Soundworks!

    You guys asked for it in the poll so here it is! This one has a walkthru video as well, so be sure to check that out if you're on the fence about purchasing. NEXT UP: Silka Choir by 8dio!
  32. bfreepro

    Review: 66 Tubas by 8dio.

    Thanks to those who participated in the poll! The poll is still open here so feel free to chime in! 66 Tubas: "The Verdict: 7.25/10. This is a very niche library and truly provides a sound you absolutely cannot...
  33. instantsonics

    Silver Screen Toolkit by Instant Sonics

    We have just released our first product - "Silver Screen Toolkit", a Kontakt library with sound design effects and melodic palettes for cinematic music! Intro sale (33% off) till October 15! Audio demos: Video:
  34. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools New Library: TIME MACRO

    I'm loving the sound (as always) and concept of this one. Thoughts?
  35. beyd770

    Vienna Smart Orchestra - Quick sketching and scoring

    closed, thread already made
  36. ChrisSiuMusic

    I Can't Wait.

    Holy crap I'm so hyped...
  37. TheMetalborn

    Starting a Kontakt library...

    Hello everyone, fairly new to the forum. I have begun composing for my own personal project. The project is Progressive Death Metal with Cinematic Elements set in Space. I am currently using East West Quantum Leap Composer Cloud and I’m honestly not crazy about the samples themselves. As a...
  38. Callum Hoskin

    What String Library Should I Buy???

    I currently own VSL Special Edition Strings Vol. 1 and East West Hollywood Strings which is my main string library. I am now looking at getting another string library like Cinestrings, Spitfire Symphonic Strings or Hans Zimmer Strings. I just wanted some opinions on these string libraries and...
  39. ChrisSiuMusic

    Sonokinetic: Noir (A Review)

    I’m so excited today to review the phrase-based jazz library ‘Noir’ from Sonokinetic. If you’re looking for that extra flourish in your music, don’t think twice about considering this library. Enjoy!
  40. Sonixinema

    Sonixinema Announcement - Vlogs, Blogs and the Infinity Bundle!

    2018 has been a crazy year for Sonixinema! Not only have we opened our brand new sampling studio in London, we have also just launched our new website filled with blogs and weekly Youtube vlogs where we will be showing you exclusive behind the scenes footage of Sonixinema at work! Check it all...
  41. mark edward lewis

    Looking for a Kontakt/NKI programmer for hire.

    Greetings all. We're busily moving forward with our religion-altering foley library, and we're completely stymied by the amount of crazy requirements that Native Instruments requires for a release: Maschine/NKI compatibility, NKi/NKr file architectures, not to mention having to be a crazy coder...
  42. mark edward lewis

    Best Free MultiSample Plugin Sampletank 3?

    Greetings. We've been struggling at Cinema Sound trying to integrate our MASSIVE foley library into a MIDI keyboard oriented performance solution for independent creatives - so they can have instant ability to keep a foley performance, and change sounds. We've been trying to work with...
  43. jrrshop

    VSL Synchron FX Strings Introductory Sale

    Up to 25% off Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron FX Strings, Synchron Strings, and Synchron Package: Synchron FX Strings I is our most daring strings library to date, recorded with the signature ambience of our...
  44. Aleela

    Which VSTs Libraries for Thomas Newman sound

    Which VSTs Libraries for Thomas Newman sound?
  45. ChrisSiuMusic

    Soundiron's Hyperion Strings: A Preview

    Now this looks interesting...
  46. d.healey

    My KSP libraries, now on github

    Hi, I've been meaning to do this for a couple of years and I finally got around to it this evening. I've published my main KSP libraries to github I can't guarantee they all work as it's been quite a while since I last updated them but hopefully some of you will get something useful from them...
  47. N.Caffrey

    Help from Kontakt ninjas! Library already exists within the kontakt library tab

    Hi guys, It'd be great if someone could help out. I bought a library and when I add it to the library tab nothing happens, it's not there. Then when I try to re-add it it says it already exists. I've tried to delete the XML file, and I can see the library name in the database in the Kontakt...
  48. AoA

    How does Auddict USE sound compared to other string libraries?

    Hi guys, I'm interested in buying this new (incomplete) library. Is its sound (esp. realism) comparable to CSS, LASS, HS and stuff? What's your opinion?
  49. AoA

    Best string library for an intimate sound

    Hi, I'm a beginner in terms of digital composing. I'd like to buy strings that cost between 200 and 400 dollars. They should be flexible but rather lovely. I don't want to create armageddon music :D. Thanks for supporting me :)
  50. AoA

    Searching an adequate taiko library

    Hi, I'm new in terms of digital composition. Therefore I bought FL Studio and searched some interesting free libraries such as Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. First of all, I'm inspired by the music of Battlestar Galactica and it's intense and unique use of taiko drums which is why I'm currently...
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