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    If you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - February 11, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    8DIO is having a sweet Flash Sale (>80% off) on its Blendstrument line---$38 each or all five for $148. Ends 02/14 10AM PST---sorry that I didn't get this out sooner, so: subscribe to the 8DIO newsletter!
    8Dio

    Some sequels:
    Volt II from Castle Instruments is available at Kontakt Hub for an intro price of ~$21 with an additional 25% loyalty discount for Volt (1) purchasers (code: VOLT25). This is one of those instrument series that has features, snapshots and soundsets that just work quickly and well. It can be addictive and you will regret not stopping to save your own snapshots.
    Volt II - Castle Instruments

    Mechia (~$14) from ChannelRobot is the third in a series of instruments, joining Recoil and Atmosia. The bad news: The GUI takes some fooling around with to get what's going on. The good news: Not pain fooling around and when you get one, you got 'em all.
    Mecchia - Kontakt Drone machine
    Don't forget that ChannelRobot has its own E4E library subscription service:
    About Everything-4-Ever – channelrobot.com

    Kirk Hunter Studios has the full-retail Kontakt version (not Player) of of Virtuoso Ensembles reduced 73% (now $80 until 2-24):
    https://www.kirkhunterstudios.com/pr...ontakt-retail/

    Homegrown Sounds has released Succession Pro ($20) and continues to unlock levels in the Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined). The Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined) has already yielded seven new Kontakt instrumnets and three back-catalog picks (I garnered over 5500 Padshop Pro presets). Bass loops/samples/instruments appear to be a thrust of the Group Buy---and of course, a la Homegrown Sounds, sequencing, arpeggiation, tweaking and randomization. It was a bargain from the start and only becomes more so. Frankly, I think the HGS group buys are over-generous. I'm still working my way through the items I got in the previous two group buys.
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

    Rigid Audio continues to boggle the market with amazingly inexpensive bargains. Aquiver (~$5) switches away from the current Synferno engine series with a different approach. I'm still exploring its Strings folder and have been able to generate some interesting and unusual orchestral sounds/cues. It's different.
    http://www.rigid-audio.com/index.html

    If you're in the never-enough-strings category, Box Cello (~$21) from Decent Samples is a nice addition to the arsenal (Cinesamples Tina Guo 2 still gets my vote for splash screen aesthetics).
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/box-cello-kontakt/

    Speaking of Cinesamples, they just put a lot of percussion libraries on sale:
    https://www.bestservice.com/deals/ci...sion_sale.html

    I did pick up Spitfire's British Drama Tools ($120) during their recent Thunderbolt Flash Sale and eagerly await being able to authorize it after Native Access going south on me after its latest update, which did update a pair of NI apps and allow me to authorize a library serial but hasn't run since. This is the first time that I have had an issue with Native Access since their initial Open-GLE introductory debacle (so, I guess it's the second time), but one time is one too many for an installer/licenser. I have more thoughts on this but I'd be interested in yours.

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    If you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - March 5, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    8DIO is offering Supercluster (almost 5GB) for $8, and a contest.
    Supercluster for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples

    Rigid Audio is having a flash sale right now: Supine and Cinematrix, $3.33 each. Aquiver 1.1 increased to $10 but also went from 300 to 1000 sounds (update free for previous purchasers).
    Rigid Audio | KONTAKT INSTRUMENTS | HOME

    VST Buzz has a number of Kontakt offerings at steep discounts for their Kontakt Developers Week Sale.

    Another sequel: Electria (~$14) from ChannelRobot is the fourth in a series of instruments, quickly joining Mechia, Recoil and Atmosia. The bad news: The GUI takes some fooling around with to get what's going on. The good news: Not painful fooling around with it and when you get one, you got 'em all.
    Mecchia - Kontakt Drone machine
    Don't forget that ChannelRobot has its own E4E library subscription service:
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    Homegrown Sounds has released Emergent Properties ($20) and continues to unlock levels in the Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined), which will end 3-15. The Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined) has already yielded nine new Kontakt instruments and four back-catalog picks (I garnered over 5500 Padshop Pro presets). Bass and guitar loops/samples/instruments appear to be a thrust of the Group Buy---and of course, a la Homegrown Sounds, sequencing, arpeggiation, tweaking and randomization. These are definitely not run-of-the-mill offerings. The Circular Group Buy was a bargain from the start and only becomes more so. Also, it looks like HGS products are now being offered at Kontakt Hub.
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

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    If you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - March 26, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    If you have previously purchased Impact Soundworks Shreddage libraries, you should have update offers for Shreddage 3 upgrades/updates in your account under the "Deals" link. While advertised at $20 per upgrade, additional discounts are applied for multiple upgrades (I paid $68 for four upgrades). The Shreddage 3 upgrades are now Free Kontakt Player libraries.
    Homepage - Impact Soundworks

    I just aquired Ecliptic Audio's Hexa Percusion Designer at its intro price ($19) at Kontakt Hub and I have to say I like it and am having fun with it. It's straight-forward, quick and killer---just one of those instruments that seems to have the right set of features and capabilities to make hours pleasantly evaporate before your ears. Worth more than the full price and maybe a class leader at its price-point. Also at Kontakt Hub, Vita Solo, another nice sounding ethnic drum library from Ecliptiq with some unusual sequencing features, is now free (formerly ~$36) to anyone who has signed up for a free account. Ecliptiq's Galactiq and Haiku are also offered free to account holders.
    Hexa Rhythm Designer - Kontakt
    Vita Solo - Ethnic Percussion for Kontakt
    Galactiq - Free Kontakt Instrument - Kontakt Hub
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/Haiku/

    Soundethers has released Dream Fields with an intro price (~$10, if you get it at the right place). It uses the Photosynthesis engine, so Kontakt's backend options/edits are available to you. Do we really need another ambient library? Well, Soundethers stuff stands the test of time and the patches are usually haunting and evolving across the keyboard, with melodic qualities. This one comes with an interesting combination of Pads, Soundscapes, and Field Recordings, with a lot of modwheel programmed into the patches.
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/d...ields-kontakt/
    Some Kontakt freebies at the website:
    https://soundethers.wixsite.com/soundethers

    8DIO continues to offer Supercluster (almost 5GB) for $8, and a contest. A number of 8DIO instuments/libraries/bundles go on flash-sale during the week so, if you're interested in their stuff, get on their mailing list.
    https://8dio.com/instrument/supercluster/

    Speaking of mailing lists, Zero-G has been having flash sales for Kontakt libraries and instruments so, if you're interested in their stuff, get on their mailing list.
    https://zero-g.co.uk/

    Two developers that present a case for creative insanity via the instruments they develop and commercial insanity via the low prices they charge for their group-buys/subscriptions:

    Homegrown Sounds continues to unlock levels in the Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined), which will end in ten days (4-1). The Circular Group Buy has already yielded 11 new Kontakt instruments and five back-catalog picks. These are definitely not run-of-the-mill offerings. The Circular Group Buy was a bargain from the start and only becomes more so. Also, it looks like HGS products are now being offered at Kontakt Hub.
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

    Channel Robot's E4E (Everything For Ever) subscription is a another ridiculously low-priced opportunity to again garner a lot of creative Kontakt instruments---and to continue to do so on a regular basis. Despite a proposed release schedule, this developer has been delivering additional surprise releases to his subscribers.
    https://channelrobot.com/about-everything-4-ever/

    Happy Spring, everyone (i.e., north of the Equator)
    Paj
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