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Postby ATN69; Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:45 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

jancivil wrote:SonicCouture Toy Grand Piano is small and can't be too expensive, a gorgeous thing.


Nice! This one made me smile for sure :D and it sounds lovely. It said in their website it's free together with any purchase so it can't get cheaper than that.
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Postby shonky; Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:55 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

ATN69 wrote:
Phaedra is currently half price and you get a $15 discount on your first order if you join the mailing list so I got it for just under £19.

Only a 48 hour sale so act fast if you want it.


Phaedra is $69.99 at Zero - G. Is that half price? I didn't see anything about sale in their website. I listened to the music demo and it sounds lovely. Very 80's, Human Legue, Depeche Mode, etc. :D ..all though I own a s**t load of vst synths that could do the job.


Got it for $34.99 - $15 first order discount + 20% VAT and think it was a pretty good deal as it sounds really good and has a ton of content. Still seems to be at Kontakt 2 though so could probably do with an overhaul to add a few features but seem to remember there was some enmity between the creator and Zero G afterwards.

I think my favourites on scratching the surface of the rather generous presets were some rather nice old hardcore rave stabs which I quite like for those cheesey quaver moments :party: :D
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Postby ATN69; Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

Gribs wrote:Synthmagic: http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/index.html
Hideaway Studio: https://hideawaystudio.wordpress.com/
Hollow Sun (now maintained by EvilDragon): http://www.hollowsun.com/
Samplephonics (especially Nevo Analog Machines): https://www.samplephonics.com/products/ ... nstruments
Frozen Plain: http://frozenplain.com/
Rhythmic Robot: http://www.rhythmicrobot.com/

Many of these and other smaller labels can be found on Kontakt Hub as well:

https://www.kontakthub.com/


I been looking thru the links and found some interesting stuff :tu: Samplephonics had one library with a Philicorda, and I happened to have a real one back in the 80's. Sure brought back some old memories :wink: Hollow Sun have a nice selection and I will take a closer look.
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Postby V0RT3X; Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:20 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

This looks pretty interesting if you happen to like Drum machines.

http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products ... -acoustic/
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Postby shidostrife; Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:10 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

Any thoughts on pettinhouse? The demo sounds very good to me, and you could get the whole set for less than a guitar by OTS or shreddage. But it's still $99 nonetheless :?
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Postby garryknight; Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:17 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

For vocals, check out Ethera v2, Ethera Soul Edition, and Ethera Soundscapes. All available from Zero-G. There are a number of videos showcasing Ethera on Youtube.
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Postby ATN69; Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:29 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

I got mail saying that Heavyocity start their Thanksgiving sale now. Seems to be 50% off storewide :)
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Postby yellowmix; Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:38 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

V0RT3X wrote:This looks pretty interesting if you happen to like Drum machines.

http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products ... -acoustic/


That looks like everything Wave Alchemy Revolution is missing. I already have Addictive Drums Real Machines which is along the same lines (beautiful room ambience, organic hardware saturation) but it looks like there's much more control over the original machine controls... and it has a lot more machines.
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Postby Feelshallright; Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:49 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

ATN69 wrote:
dark water wrote:As a heads up ATN, a similar Kontakt thread was started a couple of hours ago which I replied in:
viewtopic.php?f=257&t=494063

(That thread was specifically asking for 5 recommended cheapish libraries for Kontakt 5).

Further to my replies there, also check out Atom Hub, Drumdrops and Soundiron.
Jan's suggestion of Soniccouture is also excellent.


Soundiron I also heard about and I will check them out more carefully. Their prices seems to be decent. But the question I ask myself is Voices of Gaia worth $249? Maybe it is. I can't help but to compare with prices of vst plugins. U-he Diva is listed $179 and that is their flagship synth. Thanks for the tip about Atom Hub and Drumdrops.


There was a killer sale from Native Instruments a couple of weeks ago about Soundiron products. There was a bundle of 15 products for 249$. I like those big bundle at steep discounts.
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Postby ATN69; Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:52 am Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

Timing is everything as usual. I did however see that output also have some serious Black Friday deals. I don't know much about the stuff from output. Looks sexy though :D
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Postby whyterabbyt; Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:07 am Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

How the hell did this thread last this long without anyone mentioning Sound Dust. :bang: :bang:
What the hell is wrong with you people? :wink:

http://dulcitone1884.virb.com/kontakt-instruments
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Postby ATN69; Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:12 am Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

whyterabbyt wrote:How the hell did this thread last this long without anyone mentioning Sound Dust. :bang: :bang:
What the hell is wrong with you people? :wink:

http://dulcitone1884.virb.com/kontakt-instruments


Never heard about Sound Dust before. I will surely check them out. Prices seems very humane and that is always a good start :tu:
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Postby whyterabbyt; Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:16 am Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

ATN69 wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:How the hell did this thread last this long without anyone mentioning Sound Dust. :bang: :bang:
What the hell is wrong with you people? :wink:

http://dulcitone1884.virb.com/kontakt-instruments


Never heard about Sound Dust before. I will surely check them out. Prices seems very humane and that is always a good start :tu:


Its lovely stuff. Primarily slightly wonky slightly shonky (and sometimes 'prepapared') sampled acoustic instruments, with wonderfully deep and experimental front ends.
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Postby Straight2Vinyl; Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:58 pm Re: Good instruments and libraries for NI Kontakt

I found some new ones I really liked this weekend by following various Black Friday deals listed on Rikkard and Pluginboutique.

My favorites to date are still:

Orange Tree Samples(I bought a ton of their products during the last big sale. They're absolutely fantastic.)

Sample Modeling(I own and love the trumpet.)
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