Apple has a new sampling plugin called Sampler; it comes as part of Logic 10.5. In this quick video, Dave Hilowitz gives the new plugin a spin, and uses it to create an EXS version of our Box Violins Sample Library.
Download the EXS version of Box Violins
In October 2019, Dave Hilowitz built a Box Violin out of a paintbrush box. Well, we’ve finally gotten around to sampling it, and today we’re releasing the resulting sample library for free.
In this video, I take some first steps towards coding my own arpeggiator script. I also show off the great arpeggiator script that comes bundled with Kontakt. Along the way, I turn some samples of a toy piano I sampled and turn them into a full-featured Kontakt library.
The Toy Piano Kontakt library I made in this video is
available for free here.
At one point in the video, I reference a video about round robins that I made a while back. You can watch that here:
I also mention Big Bob’s fantastic Ultra TKT script, which is available here:
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The melodica is a free-reed instrument that became popular in the 1950s. We’ve sampled it twice and turned it into a Kontakt instrument.
Buy it here:
Compatible with the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3.1 (or later) Two sample sets: Melodica I (4 round robins, 2 velocity layers) and Melodica II (4 round robins, 1 velocity layer) Voice controls allow you to choose between 1, 2, and 4 voices simutaneously ADSR controls EQ controls Custom convolution reverb with reverb level knob Chorus level knob Two versions of each instrument are included: 1) velocity controls dynamics; and 2) modwheel controls dynamics. Sample rate: 24-bit 48khz Library size: 148MB
Before you download the sample, check out the story behind the samples here:
In this video, Dave Hilowitz investigates two violins he bought on the street in Philadelphia. In the process, he learns about forgotten violin maker Lewis E. Pyle and makes some music.
The samples of Mr. Pyle’s violin can be
In this video, I show how to make release triggers in Kontakt. In the process, I create a full-featured Kontakt library out of the whistle from a Chantal tea kettle.
The instrument that I make in the video can be downloaded for free