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    Some Kontakt bargains

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    (FULL VERSION of KONTAKT)

    For the next seven days or so, "The Morpheus," for ~$20, contains a variety of 350 categorized patches, some stunning and many surprising, especially in the arpeggio and vocals folders. The arpeggiator has some useful features, especially the reading and hold functions, which allow you to alter that machine-gun response inherent in arpeggiators.
    70% off The Morpheus by Xclusive-Audio

    Speaking of vocal patches, Sampletraxx has Stigma on sale this week for 9 (~$10), which has a lot of unusual (but useful) choir/vocal patches. They also have Sinedust for free on their website. As with any SampleTraxx package, make sure you are set for wider-than-usual dynamic ranges in the patches (i.e., be prepared to lower your Kontakt output).
    STIGMA – Vocal Textures • Atmospheres • Drones | SampleTraxx

    For the next 7 days, three TrueKeys pianos (Steinway, Fazioli, and Bechstein grands), for $100: I don't know anything about these outside of reviews I've read.
    https://audioplugin.deals/

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    Mostly for the full, updated version of Kontakt 5. Kontakt Player versions need to be noted as such.
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    From now through 2-10: Synferno for ~$22. This is like a good-sounding stem library, similar to Ambiloop, but with the option to change/randomize each/any/all of the four individual parts. A lot of fun, quickly generates fresh approaches. I paid more than this sale price but I have absolutely no complaints. Runs best with at least 4GB and ASIO minimums (may not run without at least 4GB).
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/synferno/

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    Frankly, I'm waiting for Valentine's and Presidents Day sales, but these are out there now (YouTube videos available on all of these):

    Another bargain priced Photosynthesis-interfaced "cinematic" (yawn) library but it does offer some variety and melodic patches. There were a couple patches that will catch your eartention (~$21). Not as varied or as loaded as the same-priced previous buzz offering (The Morpheus).
    70% off Primal by Sonixinema

    A 28-patch ambient library that concentrates more on the instrument/melodic side (~$30):
    Dream Guitars - Ambient and Cinematic Guitars Dream Audio Tools ? Sample Libraries

    Vesper from Audifier ($59). Here's a Kontakt synth with a different approach to presets: Who needs factory presets? Randomly generate your own, from 155 (135+20; layers+tails) "sound sources." I personally like synth/libraries with randomization, and Vesper, since it's a main feature, implements it well.This one comes from the maker of the SEQui2R synths/expansions, so you can expect quality sounds, unusual features, serious sequencing/arpeggiation control, good support, and upgrade pricing and considerations. Audiofier instruments represent good quality and value. I get the impression that this is going to be the first in a series of complementary instruments. Note that Audiofier instruments can go on deeper third-party (like VSTbuzz) discounts than the one currently offered.
    Audiofier.com - VESPER

    AutoDaFe (love that name) is offering DRM32, an unusual drum machine, for ~$22. 32 kits from various drum machines and synths. The individual components of kits can be selected and used to form custom kits. Each component has a lot of individual front-panel adjustments for transients, filter, cutoff, resonance, distortion and reverb. Simple, with a lot of flexibility and not expensive.
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/DRM32/

    AphelionV2 has a free update and a free additional set of patches.
    Particular Sound.de, Sound Programming and Sound design,

    Versillian is offering free updates for VCO2 and the free option to use your VCO2 orchestra as a Kontakt Factory ("Powered by Kontakk") Library.
    http://vis.versilstudios.net/vsco-pro.html
    https://form.jotform.com/70276962410...eid=06ec99d571

    Audioplugin.deals is offering the Embertone Intimate Strings Solo Bundle (Leonid Bass, Blakus Cello, Fischer Viola, and Friedlander Violin) for $200. Excellent sounding and playing solo strings, for as low a price as I can recall (60% discount).. These instruments will work in the Free Kontakt Player.

    You also get a $25 Embertone gift certificate, and there are a number of instruments that this could purchase outright (I do love the Tomato Paste Kalimba, The Chapman & the Mouth Trumpet, all of their flutes and recorders, and the Jug Drums).
    http://embertone.com/instruments/instruments.html

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    From AutoDaFe:
    "I have just re-released G&S Custom Works 2.0.
    This library (originally release in 2005) contains 2 Acoustic Drum Kits. This new and improved version adds additional features to this wonderful FREE kit.
    Get it HERE, it's FREE (donations welcome): "
    G&S Custom Work Drum Kits for Kontakt 2.0 - Autodafe.net

    . . . and, of course, the Cassetto Group Buy (select 10 bonus products) is still available (but who knows for how long). I ended up with 18 Kontakt libraries/instruments with this one for $15 (see my other post).
    Cassetto for Kontakt 5 + 10 Free Products | Homegrown Sounds

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    Zero-G has a 50% off deal ($35) for today (until 2-21 noon EST) on Formation (Use code FRM50 at checkout). Not just another (yawn) ambient library. Many of the patches have a melodic component, or at least can be played as pitches. This one has the ability to quickly generate and tweak new sounds from factory patches (~250) and a very flexible arppegiator (actually, eight of them). The controls are very effective and can generate startlingly different sounds without even adjusting the enevelopes.
    Zero-G download: FORMATION - Formant Sound Creator (Kontakt instrument)

    This week, Sampletraxx is offering their not-run-of-the-mill choir/voice library, Voices Of The Ages, for a sale price of ~$10. BTW: If you previously purchased this when it was samples only, use the link to get the added Kontakt (nki) patches.
    Voices of the Ages – Designed Vocals and Phrases | SampleTraxx

    Today, AudioImperia has 33% off all Paul Ortiz products (Terraform, Dark Dimensions, Event Horizon). Not inexpensive, but if you had an interest in any of these:
    https://www.audioimperia.com/collect...ucts/terraform
    https://www.audioimperia.com/collect...mensions-vol-1
    https://www.audioimperia.com/collect...ontakt-patches

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    Ian Boddy's Odyssey bundle (8 separate libraries, 2200 Kontakt patches). Also contains other sample and sampler formats (Acidized WAV, Apple Loops, REX loop, EX24 & NN-XT patches). Only available for 48 hours… 65% OFF( $40, normally $114) Use coupon code "OD65" at checkout. Offer ends at 09.00 am (PST) Monday, 27 February.
    Zero-G download: ODYSSEY - A JOURNEY IN SOUND DESIGN by Ian Boddy (WAV, ACID, Kontakt, EXS24, REX, Reason NN-XT, Apple Loops)

    The "entire" Audiomodern catalog is available at AudioPlugin.deals for $100 (10 Kontakt libraries/instruments, plus additional samples, synth patches, Ableton Live packages). In general, I wouldn't associate Audiomodern's sound approach with sunshine and bluebirds, but their sound quality is edgy and good.
    https://audioplugin.deals/

    VSTbuzz, besides the B-5 organ library ($50) has ZapZorn's Solstice Bundle (Solstice Blue, Solstice Green). Nice sounds, featuring ramdomization (~$47).
    70% off "The Zapzorn Solstice Bundle" by Zapzorn

    Audiofier is also offering deals on Audiofier's Vesper (REALLY emphasizing randomization) and SEQui2R EX, the complete (all four expansions) SEQui2R upgrade, with various upgrade/crossgrade deals (scroll down to "Way To Buy"). These two Kontakt synths are worth more than they are charging.
    Audiofier.com - SEQui2R EX Expansions
    Audiofier.com - VESPER

    HomeGrown Sounds has added "Cassetto Bootlegs" for every Kosmology library to their repetoire. Generally $5 per version, a different version is needed for each version of Kosmology (8 available). Bootlegs allow you to add a fifth instrument/interface (along with Kosmology, Kosmology Lite, Multiverse and Metropolis) sharing/utilizing a Kosmology library.
    http://hgsounds.com/product-category/bootlegs/
    . . . and while we're on the subject of Cassetto, notice has been given that the Cassetto Group Buy will definitely soon be closed. If you own Kontakt, this may the biggest snooze you commit in years. I ended up with Cassetto, every version of Kosmology, nine additional Kontakt libraries (18 Kontakt instruments/libraries, total), and a turdload of sample libraries for $15---not to mention feature upgrades and wonderful support. On this one, if Ya Snooze, Ya Lose. Bigtime.
    http://hgsounds.com/product/cassetto-for-kontakt-5-6/
    Download the free Kosmology library (Freefall) at HGS and see what randomization and step-sequencing can really be like.
    http://hgsounds.com/product/kosmology-freefall/

    KotaktHub is offering Resona, a basic ambient library with a minimalistic interface and with about 150 (unadvertised) patches, and a nice trick or two in the arpeggiator and morphing departments, is available for ~$16.
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/Resona/

    Here's a YouTube video that can keep you updated with some major Kontakt library/instrument offers and links to the vendors, and will keep my posts shorter in the future:
    http://www.samplelibraryreview.com/d...ale-now-deals/

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    I know---another "cinematic" library. Epic Horizons is available from Zero-G for $40 (62% off), and it contains a lot of complex sounds and also has (30) construction kits. One very nice thing about shopping Zero-G is that you have access to a lot of detailed info about the product before you buy. Offer ends at 09.00 am (PST) Tuesday 28*February. Use code EH62 at checkout
    https://www.zero-g.co.uk/store/epic-...loops-p490.php

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    P.S.: Even though there is no special instrument/interface for this library (patches appear as a standard sample module; all editing done through the standard Kontakt interface tabs), the patches ending in -ALL actually behave like construction kits for everything with a similar name. For example, there are 32 individual Glitch patches but if you load the Glitch-ALL.nki patch all 32 glitch patches will be mapped to a group of contiguous keys, like a construction set. The 30 construction sets do the same thing with the exception that the first key will play a long sample that is composed of all the other samples in the construction set. So, in effect, you have an additional 60 or so construction-kit type patches.
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    First off, a big shoutout to BestService for solving an authorization issue and comping me a UVI library for any inconvenience caused; NI for addressing it and pointing me in the right direction; and KontaktHub for quick customer service and solutions.

    Some interesting things have come out by SampleLogic and Sonokinetic but here are some bargains for things not here: On Sale Now ? Deals for the week of February 24, 2017 - Sample Library Review

    Dark Skies for $30 at Zero-G. Use coupon code "DS70" at the Download Shop checkout. Offer ends at 09.00 am (PST) Saturday morning, 4 March. Well-known and reviewed. Don't go after this one for melodic content. If you missed the sale for Epic Horizonss (see previous post and commentary), Dark Skies is a predecessor and, at $30, it is a real bargain for the darker cinematic sounds.
    Zero-G download: Dark Skies - Cinematic Ambiences (WAV, ACID, Kontakt, EXS24, Reason NN-XT, Apple Loops)

    New AtomHub offerings at KontaktHub. Also, a randomizing drum/melody machine, a new ehnic library, and, if you're a fan of arcane, unusual, historic synth recreations for Kontakt, there's a recently acquired vendor who specializes in them.

    https://www.kontakthub.com/label/atom-hub/
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/Psychodrumma-MKII/
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/Ritual-Kontakts/
    https://www.kontakthub.com/label/Hideaway-Studios/

    RAST Sound has a new Kemenche library, intro price ~$22:
    https://www.rastsound.com/downloads/kemenche/

    AcustiX has a small introductory discount Soundtrack Winds, intro priced at $40. They have a very different approach to their concert instruments. The better your controller, the better this library will sound/play.
    http://www.acustix.tk/winds.html

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    . . . and now Alien Skies (successor to Dark Skies) is available at Zero-G for $30*(70% OFF - normally $104.99)
    Use code ASK70*at checkout. Offer ends at 9 am (PST) on Monday 6 March
    https://www.zero-g.co.uk/store/alien...loops-p462.php

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