Le Lotus Bleu has released Legendary Collection, an expansion bank of 240 new instruments for Native Instruments FM8 synthesizer programmed by Nori Ubukata. It combines two libraries in a single package: "Beyond Reality" and "FM Legends"
The "Beyond Reality" part includes FM expressive emulations of real instruments (Classical, electrical, ethnic), while the "FM Legends" part takes to new heights all the classical FM sounds (Rhodes, EPs, Clavinets, Bells, Organs, Brass, Orchestral, Strings, etc.).
On both soundsets, Nori used his FM synthesis mastering skills to offer to the composer or songwriter expressive and detailed instruments.
Le Lotus Bleu says "Not only will this collection be useful for the composer to write or sketch scores, blend or layer FM tones with real or sampled instruments to give them unique flavours, but the instruments alone deliver instant beauty, and present this rich and specific FM character only a few synthesizers can offer."
With the Legendary Collection, you'll also get the FM8 Bonus soundset, which contains around 60 additional exclusive instruments, created during the first Sound Designer VS contest/game, by FM specialists Nori and Lotuzia.
All in all you'll get 300 new instruments, crafted with extreme care and precision by the author of the legendary Shofuku sound collection, who also populated numerous Yamaha FM synthesizers with factory presets.
Legendary Collection in short:
- 240 instruments, clearly organised and tagged for perfect integration into FM8's search engine.
- 60 additional exclusive instruments aka "The Bonus Bank"
- Includes Brass, Strings, Plucked strings, Woodwinds (60), Pads and Atmos (13), Keys, Organs, Clavinets (49), Basses and Guitars (27), Leads and synths (29) Arps, Fx (27) Percs tuned + untuned (34) Vocal (4).
- Highly expressive instruments, with many real time expression features. Very CPU Friendly instruments, all playable on a reference PIV Single Core 1 Ghz Computer.
- Designer notes embedded in each patch, including the description of MIDI controllers assignation.
- A PDF manual including preset list, installation procedure, tips and tricks for for FM8, unique Operators tuning charts, Advanced mixing techniques for FM8 tutorial
Price: 29€ including taxes for ECC users (around 39$ for non ECC users).