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Sound Set Project Update 2/1/2011

Posted: February 1, 2011

Announcement

Things have been quiet for a while now, but we are still working hard to bring Sibelius compatibility to as many libraries as we can. Here's a look at what you may have missed over the last few months, what's new, and what to expect in the coming weeks.

Previously released

Wallander Instruments

Sound Sets for Wallander Orchestral and Band Brass and Woodwind and Saxophone collections were released back in August of 2010. A third sound set is available that combines both collections into one template that's ready to be used immediately. The Wallander sound sets are based on custom instrument programming and feature:

  • Playback Configurations that load sounds automatically
  • Full support for mutes, flutter-tongue, and other effects
  • Extended and edited playback dictionary
  • Standard and Auto-Divisi sound sets

The Wallander sound sets are available as free downloads.

Visit the Wallander Instruments page for download instructions or to download the sound set user manual for more information.

Cinesamples VOXOS

The Cinesamples VOXOS: Epic Virtual Choirs Sibelius Sound Set is now available. An unprecedented integration, the VOXOS sound set allows complete control of the choir sounds directly from the notation and lyrics* in the score, including full access to all 30 recorded syllables. The sound set features:

  • Complete set of instruments programmed for Sibelius
  • Phrase Building direct from lyrics*
  • Legato and vowel switching
  • House Style with extended playback dictionary, staff types
  • Auto-loading**, manual, and multiple computer setups supported
  • All phrases, FX, shouts and whispers supported

The sound set requires:

  • Sibelius 5.2.x, Sibelius 6.x+**
  • Kontakt/Kontakt Player 4.1+

*Responds only to special VOXOS lyric text style included in House Style
**Auto-load requires Sibelius 6.2 or higher

The VOXOS Sound Set is available as a free download.

Visit the Cinesamples page for download instructions, to view a short demo or to download the sound set user manual for more information.

New Releases

Native Instruments Sound Sets

Sound sets for Native Instrument's Abbey Road 60's, 70's, and 80's Drums, Alicia's Keys, and Sessions Strings libraries are now available for purchase.

Visit the Native Instruments page for features and requirements or to download the sound set(s) user manual(s) for more information.

Updates

Kontakt 4 Factory Library

The Kontakt 4 Factory Library sound set has been updated to v1.1. This update includes several minor fixes and enhancements. The 1.1 update also adds 2 additional sound sets which support use of the Legacy VSL strings.

This is a free update for all Kontakt 4 sound set users. Users will receive information on how to obtain the update within 24-36 hours at the email address used for payment.

A Note About Purchases and Support

Due to a variety of circumstances orders placed may take up to 36 hours to be sent out, rather than the usual 24. Support requests and general inquiries may take up to 48 hours. We hope to be back on track and caught up with everyone within the next 1-2 weeks. Thanks for your patience. If you have any questions or other concerns please don't hesitate to contact us.

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