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17.05.2016

Interview with Eduardo Tarilonte in T&S Blog

T&S talked to Eduardo Tarilonte about new virtual instrument ‘KWAYA African Voices.

Posted By Charley Wheeler on May 17, 2016

Eduardo Tarilonte

Weve had the fortune of chatting with Eduardo Tarilonte before for the T+S blog regarding his involvement with a number of critically acclaimed libraries from Best Service, including Forest Kingdom 2, ERA Medieval Legends and Shevannai Voices of Elves.

Kwaya screensWith his newest Kontakt instrument ‘Kwaya: African Voices released today, we thought it a great opportunity to talk to Eduardo again about this unique and evocative choir instrument, which provides unbeatable flexibility and unrivalled inspiration…

full interview at T&S Blog

12.05.2016

ENGINE goes ProTools

Public BETA version available!

Engine AAX

With the latest Engine version we introduce AAX support for Pro Tools 11+. To collect as much feedback as possible, we decided to go public with this version. Please be aware that this version can still contain some bugs
Installer Windows 2.3.0.148 BETA        Windows Vista, 7, 8 & 10 (32bit & 64bit) - VST, AAX Native
Installer Mac OSX 2.3.0.148 BETA       10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 ( 64bit) - AU, VST, AAX Native

Please send your feedback to: support@bestservice.de
 

02.05.2016

Rate and Win May 2016

Each month we raffle off great products among all customers who rated their shopped products!

Chris Hein solo Violin Screen

This month you may be the lucky winner of Chris Hein Solo Violin worth € 179.-

This is how it works:

  • either:
    Products you purchased recently, can be easily rated from your Best Service User Account. Simply sign in to your account, click on My Orders and you will see right away which products can still be rated.
  •  or:
    A few days after your purchase you will receive an email* notification, kindly asking you to rate your purchase and products. Please be so kind to only rate our store and your shopping experience on the first page. You can rate all purchased products on the following pages explicitly.

Leaving a review at eKomi, Europe's biggest, independent rating company, is very easy, fast and does not require additional registration.
* You can disable this service in you user account at any time

 



This is the lucky winner of  "KLANGHAUS II" in April 2016

CH Winds rating rating

 

 

18.04.2016

Samplecast 8

Welcome to The Samplecast #8 - This week is a special Musik Messe roundup, Interview, Big Review and Developer Updates.

Reuben Cornell

Samplecats 8

11.04.2016

Musikmesse 2016 Impressions

Chris Hein's Impressions and some Developer Statements from Hall 9.1. at Musikmesse 2016 in Frankfurt:

Chris Hein Musikmesse video

 

04.04.2016

Musikmesse 2016 - best service news and deals

Musikmesse banner

Visit our booth at Musikmesse in Frankfurt from April 7th to 10th!
You will find Best Service in hall 9 floor 1 booth B01

 


 

Best Service NEWS Musikmesse 2016

CH Solo Violin
Chris Hein - SOLO VIOLIN

the virtual Solo Violin youve been waiting for

No matter if youre composing jazz, gypsy or orchestral scores, Chris Hein Solo Violin can handle any genre. Over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations and 4 different legato transitions combined with unique phase align techniques, enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers.

Choose from 102 different attack shapes using the exceptional  Note Head function, all with just a single fader.  The detail, expression and functionality of Chris Hein Solo Violin is simply unmatched.

 

Chris Hein – SOLO VIOLIN     € 179.-  $ 179.-                                                             Release April 2016

 


Kwaya

 

KWAYA – African Voices
By Eduardo Tarilonte

A unique virtual instrument featuring the award winning choir “Aba Taano” from Uganda.

The four men and two women have been recorded solo, so you can build your own ensemble.
With five true legato vowels, 40 syllables, an additional “mm” articulation and a comprehensive collection of vocal FX, Kwaya stands for unbeatable flexibility and unrivalled inspiration.

 

 

KWAYA - African Voices     € 259.-    $ 259.-                                                            Release May 2016
 


Trinity

 

TRINITY – DRUMS
By Sonuscore

Trinity Drums is a powerful collection of cinematic and modern grooves combined in a flexible, innovative virtual instrument. The character of the included rhythmic themes ranges from earth-shaking monstrosity to delicate rhythms and even electronic beats ‐ all created from high quality recordings by the sound design specialists from the Boom Library  and produced by the experienced team of composers at Sonuscore.

 

 

TRINITY - Drums     € 179.-     $ 179.-                                                                      Release April 2016


Icarus

 

ICARUS by Tone2
3D Wavetable Synthesizer

Tone2 expanded the wavetable concept, allowing to cross-blend waveforms with an additional dimension for morphing.

Next to its wavetable capabilities it also offers resynthesis, true stereo architecture, hypersaw oscillators, a wavetable editor, modular effects, a vocoder, dual filter section, programmable arpeggiator and a comfortable patch browser.

 

 

ICARUS by Tone2     € 149.-       $ 199.-                                                               Release summer 2016
 


 

World First!

Try-Sound logo

Try-Sound 2.0 starts right now!

Beside „hear“ and „see“ you now also have the option to „play“ the virtual instruments at Best Service before buying them. We are the world first to offer this testing option in your DAW with full access to the instrument!

Try-Sound

With the invention of Try-Sound some years ago Best Service offered for the first time the unique possibility of testing full versions of virtual instruments "live" and for free in your studio or at home. In cooperation with the advanced audio-network solution software DAWconnect, Try-Sound 2.0 even offers you the option to play selected virtual instruments with low latency and best audio quality (depending on your internet connection) directly within your preferred Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

Try-Sound 2.0 is a free service and will start in April!

 


Engine AAX

 

Best Service Engine, now also for Pro Tools!

During this month we will release the first public Best Service Engine AAX version for Pro Tools Users. This will give all Pro Tools users the fantastic option to gain access to the famous libraries by Eduardo Tarilonte, Galaxy Instruments, V3Sound, Klanghaus and Best Service.
 


 

23.03.2016

Sound Bytes reviews Chris Hein Orchestral Brass

Sound Bytes Magazine

Chris Hein has done it again. Orchestral Brass Complete instruments sounds so authentic and detailed that you can easily use as solo instruments or all together in a crowded orchestral arrangement.

Excerpt:

Impressions

CH OB screenThe whole library is very detailed, with a great set of carefully chosen, fine sounding articulations. All instruments sound very detailed with a well defined, clear and sharp attack and a strong and stable tone. Snappy attack and sharp tones cause those Brass section parts to easily cut through the mix without loosing their original character. The best thing about this library is that all sounds are programmed and sampled at such a high quality level that all instruments can stand their own, allowing you to use them as solo instruments that will sound authentic even without any additional background music or noise.  On the other hand the sound great in any crowded orchestral arrangement, nicely blending with all other orchestral instruments (of course, with a touch of a common reverb used on the whole orchestra helps).

The orchestral brass parts produced with this library sound great even by simple use of different articulations for different note lengths, without any need of additional programming. On the other hand, if you are a control freak, there are still plenty of controllers that can occupy your attention for a long, long time, fixing and taming the tiniest detail. Im not that sort of person. If something sounds right, then it sounds right, and Orchestral Brass Complete sounds just perfect.

Compact Edition

If money, or even available RAM, is a bit tight then Bestservice can offer you the Compact edition of the same library: same instruments with fewer articulations and a slightly lower quality of samples for a less money. All instruments use less than 100 MB of RAM, offering five basic articulations: Legato, Dynamic Expression and Short 1, 2 and 3. Also we get only one main editing window with most of the essential controllers: Dynamic, Note Head, Vibrato, complete Room section, Transient with attack and release along with Ensemble section bringing voice, spread and detune functions. While the Complete version sports 50,000 samples weighing in at 12 GB, Compact comes with 27,000 samples using just 7 GB of disk space.

The end result may not be as extra-smooth, sharp, bright or as totally well-defined as in the Complete version, but still quite close and still very useful – better than most other libraries in that price range.

A. Arsov for Sound Bytes Magazine

 

complete CH Orchestral Brass review at Sound Bytes Magazine

03.03.2016

Rate and Win, March 2016

Each month we raffle off great products among all customers who rated their shopped products!

 

Studio Box MK III

 

This month you may be the lucky winner of a

Studio Box MK III

SoundFX library worth € 399.-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is how it works:

  • either:
    Products you purchased recently, can be easily rated from your Best Service User Account. Simply sign in to your account, click on My Orders and you will see right away which products can still be rated.
  •  or:
    A few days after your purchase you will receive an email* notification, kindly asking you to rate your purchase and products. Please be so kind to only rate our store and your shopping experience on the first page. You can rate all purchased products on the following pages explicitly.

Leaving a review at eKomi, Europe's biggest, independent rating company, is very easy, fast and does not require additional registration.
* You can disable this service in you user account at any time


This is the lucky winner of  "Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Complete" in February 2016

  • Joakim A. from Undenäs in Sweden for his rating of Electri6ity

Electri6ity rating

 

 

25.02.2016

Nacht der Filmmusik, München

We would be happy to welcome you at our booth at the " Nacht der Filmmusik" in Munich

more info.

Nacht der Filmmusik 2016

 

 

18.02.2016

Chris Hein Special

Chris Hein special

We dedicate this special to our long-time partner and sample developer Chris Hein for quite a few good reasons:

  • As of now we release 3 new orchestral Chris Hein products
  • Chris Hein Orchestral Winds have been upgraded to Version 2
  • All Chris Hein products have been redesigned
  • new audio and video demos are available
  • Last but not least, we could permanently reduce the price of a some products
    (some products have already been reduced during the last weeks)

Chris Hein new products

After the release of the extensive and extraordinary detailed Chris Hein Orchestral Winds in 2015, we are now proud to announce Chris Hein Orchestral Brass. This library comes with three trumpets, three trombones and three French-horns and the corresponding ensembles meeting highest expectations in regard to sound quality, expression and applicability.

Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Complete is available now for € 299

Chris Hein Orchestral Winds Complete, contains a total of 13 instruments: four transverse flutes, three clarinets, three oboes and three bassoons and is available now in the new and improved version 2. We also managed to reduce the price from € 648 to now € 399 !

Another highlight of our Chris Hein special is the release of the
Chris Hein - Orchestral Winds Compact and Orchestral Brass Compact libraries.

Never before you could get such sophisticated orchestral Brass and Winds instruments at such a favourable price:

Chris Hein Orchestral Winds Compact is available now for € 179

Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Compact is available now for € 169

Upgrades from Compact to the respective Complete Versions will be available here soon.

 

Last but not least, we also reduced the prices for
Chris Hein Bass
and Chris Hein Guitars  to now each  € 189

 


 

Interview with Chris Hein

(in German language only)

 

Chris HeinChris, was hat Dich veranlasst Chris Hein Orchestral Brass auf den Markt zu bringen?

Nachdem ich mich nun 10 Jahre lang mit der Produktion von virtuellen Pop-Bläsern beschäftigt hatte wurde es Zeit, mich mal dem Orchesterfach zu widmen. Die langjährige Erfahrung mit der Aufnahme und Programmierung von Blasinstrumenten kommt mir natürlich bei der Produktion von orchestralen Bläsern zugute.

 

Wodurch heben sich Chris Hein Orchestral Brass sowie Chris Hein Orchestral Winds von anderen auf dem Markt befindlichen Orchester Libraries ab?

Ich habe für CH-Orchestral Brass ein völlig neues Aufnahmekonzept verwendet:
Die drei Instrumentengruppen Trompeten, Posaunen und Hörner wurden jeweils zusammen aufgenommen, aber akustisch voneinander getrennt. Die Musiker spielten in drei verschiedenen Aufnahmeräumen und konnten sich gegenseitig sehen und hören. Im Regieraum konnten wir über drei Lautsprecher genau kontrollieren ob die einzelnen Töne gut zusammenpassen. Auf diese Weise konnte ich Soloinstrumente aufnehmen, die im Ensemble absolut perfekt zusammenspielen. Meine neuen Orchesterinstrumente heben sich aber auch in der Funktionsvielfalt von anderen Libraries ab. Ich habe versucht, die umfangreichsten und flexibelsten Instrumente zu bauen, die es je gab. Es gibt unzählige Möglichkeiten, den Sound und die Spielbarkeit den eigenen Bedürfnissen anzupassen. Auf den ersten Blick mag die Masse an Reglern erschrecken, aber man muss sie nicht unbedingt verwenden.
Out of the Box klingen alle Instrumente hervorragend - einfach laden und los spielen geht wie bei allen meinen Libraries auch.

recordings CH Brass

Chris Hein Orchestral Winds liegt nun in der Version 2 vor, was hat sich verändert?

Das Graphik-Design des Interfaces wurde komplett überarbeitet. Es sieht jetzt viel schicker und übersichtlicher aus. Es sind viele neue Funktionen dazu gekommen, welche die Einstellmöglichkeiten in puncto Spielbarkeit und Klangformung nochmal optimieren. Außerdem habe ich fast alle Töne nachgestimmt und die Phase-Aligned Samples wurden auch nochmal optimiert.

 

Du benutzt bei Deinen neuen Libraries die Phase Align Technik, kannst Du kurz erklären, worum es hierbei geht?

Das Phase-Alignment ist eine phantastische Technik, um den Tonhöhenverlauf der einzelnen Dynamikstufen eines Tons miteinander zu synchronisieren. Alle Instrumente haben bis zu acht Dynamikstufen pro Ton, das heißt, verschiedene Samples von leise bis laut. Um zwischen diesen Samples überblenden zu können, müssen die Phasen exakt synchronisiert sein. Es handelt sich dabei um Nuancen in der Stimmung, die aber entscheidend sind bei der Überblendung mehrerer Samples.

 

Worin liegen die Vorzüge dieser Technik für den Anwender?

Die Phase-Align Technik ermöglicht ein absolut perfektes X-Fade Blending. Diese, von vielen Libraries bekannte Technik ist bei Ensemble Instrumenten kein Problem. Bei Soloinstrumenten aber gibt es unangenehme Phasing Effekte wenn die Phasen nicht synchronisiert sind.

 

Von beiden Deiner orchestralen Libraries gibt es nun eine Compact Version. Für wen ist die Compact Version ausreichend und wer sollte besser auf die Complete Version zugreifen?

Die Compact Versionen bieten alle Instrumente der Complete Version, aber mit reduzierten Artikulationen und Funktionen. Enthalten sind aber die Phase-Aligned Samples, das True Legato und alle Dynamikstufen. Eine Vergleichsliste findet sich auf der Webseite. Die Compact Version ist perfekt für jeden, der keinen allzu großen Wert auf wirklich detaillierte Arrangements setzt, sondern nur mal eben ein paar exzellent klingende Instrumente braucht. Die wichtigsten Sustain- & Sort Artikulationen sind vorhanden, die Spezialartikulationen wie Triller, Growl, etc. gibt es nur in der Complete Version.
Dafür bekommt man mit der Compact Version sehr gute Instrumente zu einem unschlagbaren Preis. Außerdem kann man jederzeit zu einem fairen Preis auf die Complete Version upgraden.

 

Danke, Chris!

 


08.02.2016

Jeff Beal about Emotional Cello

"EMOTIONAL CELLO has become a go to sample set in my film score and concert music mock ups.  One of the trickiest part of my workflow, is conveying to film makers just how beautiful solo strings can be in a film score.   This instrument, with its many articulations and sheer sonic beauty and easy playbility is a godsend!"

Jeff Beal,
4 time prime time Emmy winning composer, “House Of Cards”, “Blackfish”, “Pollock”, “Monk”, “Rome”

Jef Beal Composer

04.02.2016

Sounds and Gear about Engine installation

Engine installation

We say thank you to JK Swopes from Sounds And Gear for this great tutorial video!

03.02.2016

Rate and win, February 2016

Each month we raffle off great products among all customers who rated their shopped products!

 

CH Orchestral Brass Complete

 

This month you may be the lucky winner of

Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Complete

worth € 299.-

 

 

 

 

 

This is how it works:

  • either:
    Products you purchased recently, can be easily rated from your Best Service User Account. Simply sign in to your account, click on My Orders and you will see right away which products can still be rated.
  •  or:
    A few days after your purchase you will receive an email* notification, kindly asking you to rate your purchase and products. Please be so kind to only rate our store and your shopping experience on the first page. You can rate all purchased products on the following pages explicitly.

Leaving a review at eKomi, Europe's biggest, independent rating company, is very easy, fast and does not require additional registration.
* You can disable this service in you user account at any time


This is the lucky winner of  "Shevannai" in January 2016

  • Thomas N. from St. Paul MN USA, Germany for his voting for Eventide Ultra Channel

Eventide Ultra Channel voting

 

 

22.01.2016

namm 4

Good Bye

22.01.2016

namm 3

 

Name 3 impressions

Eduardo Trilonte with Mike Mateley vom Recording Magazin

Joel und Mel from Time and Space

"Tari" und Robert, Stars and Stripes :-)

 

22.01.2016

Namm 2

Impressions day 2

  • Our friends from UVI, Paris 
  • Eduardo Tarilonte, Wolfgang Wanko, Michael Huygen
  • R2D2 came to NAMM
21.01.2016

Namm 1

Our booth is ready!

best service booth set up

 Live Stream / NAMM Videos:

NAMM live stream

20.01.2016

VSL Catalog 2016

It still smells very new ...   the 2016  Vienna Symphonic Library catalog!


Elaborately designed inhigh quality, with lots of useful information, product descriptions comments from popular users and impressive images of the new Vienna Synchron Stage.

In English and German language.

VSL Catalog 2016

Get your copy now as downlaod or print at Best Service!

11.01.2016

Best Service at NAMM

For the first time ever, Best Service is proud to invite you to visit our booth at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California!

 

From January 21st to 24th you can visit Best Service at our booth 201C16 on the 2nd floor in an area/room dedicated to software where we will spread great news about Try Sound 2.0 and DAWconnect. Drop by, have a chat, enjoy your stay!
We're looking forward to seeing you!

NAMM Booth Floor Plan 2

 

11.01.2016

ERA II awarded

Editors Choice for ERA II

Professional Audio Magazin has awarded Eduardo Tarilontes ERA II with the Editors Choice Award for one of the best products in 2015!

Our congratulations to Eduado and we say thank you to Professional Audio Magazin!

 

Editors choice 2

04.01.2016

Rate and win January 2015

Each month we raffle off great products among all customers who rated their shopped products!

 

 

Shevannai

 

This month you may be the lucky winner of

"Shevannai"

 by Eduardo Tarilonte, worth € 159.-!

 

 

 

This is how it works:

  • either:
    Products you purchased recently, can be easily rated from your Best Service User Account. Simply sign in to your account, click on My Orders and you will see right away which products can still be rated.
  •  or:
    A few days after your purchase you will receive an email* notification, kindly asking you to rate your purchase and products. Please be so kind to only rate our store and your shopping experience on the first page. You can rate all purchased products on the following pages explicitly.

Leaving a review at eKomi, Europe's biggest, independent rating company, is very easy, fast and does not require additional registration.
* You can disable this service in you user account at any time


This is the lucky winner of  "Chjris HeinWinds Complete" in December 2015

  • Andreas K. from Cottbus, Germany for his voting for Mystica

Mystica voting

 

 

22.12.2015

"Faun" about ERA II

Niel Mitra Niel Mitra from "Faun" about ERA II:

"As the electronic musician of the medieval/folk band FAUN I work a lot with medieval instruments and its sounds, and I'm really extremely impressed by ERA II! It brings a whole universe of historical instruments covering all categories in an amazing quality.

Some are more known as the hurdy gurdy, the nyckelharpa or the bagpipe, as well as the rather rare tromba marina or the gittern.

But its not only the uniqueness of the instruments, they also are played by expert musicians such as Efren Lopez, who are known for their talent in this branch of music.
A sophisticated and versatile interface with many possibilities rounds off a great tool for musicians, producers and cinematic sound designers.

 


ERA II Box

 

 

You sometimes notice that the creator of an audio library is not simply a collector of sounds who layers them together in an virtual instrument. You notice, that there is an inspired artist, who knows how to create a key to virtuosity.

That is what Eduardo Tarilonte has created with ERA II."

 

Niel Mitra has made nine LP's since 2002 with his band FAUN, with one time Gold and one time Platinum status, more to come...

02.12.2015

Symphobia 2016 Update

Symphobie 2016 en

Discover the all-updated 2016 Editions of the orchestral library series that forever changed the film scoring game: The Symphobia Series. The 2016 Editions offers a number of exciting

new features, including:

• Native Kontrol Standard support

• Komplete Kontrol Light Guide support

• New sample content

• Improved loading speed

• Updated interface

• Free update for all existing users!

more infos

 

 

19.10.2015

ERA II nominated

ERA II box

 

 

Eduardo Tarilonte's ERA II Medieval Legends has been nominated for MusikTech Magazin's  annual  "Gear Of The Year" in the catagory  "Best Software Instrument/Libraries"

 

 

 

 

 

Musictech Gear of the Yer

 

 

 

If you want to vote, klick here or here when using mobile devices

02.10.2015

Best Service Engine loves El Capitan

Best Service Engine and OSX El Capitan play nicely together!

 


Our tests have show no issues, neither with installation, activation or validation in Logic Pro X.

Enjoy your Best Service Engine instruments and El Capitan!

Download the latest Best Service Engine here!

 


 

29.09.2015

ALBION ONE

Mid to end of October, Spitfire will release the follow up product ALBION ONE. "It is a much much much! improved and very fresh feeling product with a much greater amount of content and features. It not only sounds better it feels better."

Video teaser

A crossgrade will be available for owners of Albion (Vol1). The price of the crossgrade (in October) added up with the fire sale price for Albion (Vol1) will be less than the price for the new ALBION ONE. So hurry up, the fire sale for ALBION (1) ends October 1st!

a new beginning


 

11.09.2015

Umfangreicher Reverb plug-ins Test von Releasetime

Review in German language only, sorry


 

Test: 14 Reverb Plug-ins im Vergleich

releasetime Logo

6. September 2015
Holger Obst für releasetime.de:

"In diesem Test haben wir 14 native Raumsimulatoren gegenübergestellt, algorithmische Reverbs und Faltungshalls.  Rund 100 Audiodemos sind dabei entstanden. Mehr als 15 Jahre nach Erscheinen des ersten Hall als Plug-in kann sich die Qualität der Spezialsoftware sehen und hören lassen. Aber welcher Hall ist für welche Anwendung am besten geeignet? Und wie tief muss man in die Tasche greifen, um gut ausgerüstet zu sein? Im direkten Vergleich und bei verschiedenen Anwendungszwecken gab es manche Überraschung."

Hier finden Sie den kompletten Vergleichstest bei releasetime.de

Vergleichstabelle

Diese getesteten Reverb PlugIns sind bei Best Service erhältlich:

09.09.2015

East West: to iLok or not to iLok

iLok

 

Your Choice!


Until recently East West required the PACE iLok Security Key for all product licensing.

However, from now on, you have the choice of activating your East West Products

  • using an iLok USB Security Key (purchased separately)

or

  • an iLok machine license (electronic) placed on your computer. 

The advantage of putting the license on an iLok USB Security Key is portability. While you can move a machine license to any computer you like (after deactivating it from the computer it is currently stored on, and reactivating on another) having the option to simply unplug your iLok and plug it into another computer is very convenient.

19.08.2015

Reinhold Heil about Emotional Cello

Reinhold Heil about Emotional Cello

Globe-nominated composer Reinhold Heil draws on his eclectic background in classical music, rock, and electronica to challenge the boundaries of contemporary film and television scoring. A multi-instrumentalist with a broad musical range, he first came to prominence as the keyboarder of the legendary German punk band, the Nina Hagen Band, and as a producer of international pop stars. His film and television credits include "Run Lola Run" , "One Hour Photo" "The International" "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", "Deadwood", "Helix" "Deutschland 83"  for Sundance TV, and the epic adventure-drama "Cloud Atlas". He is currently scoring the second season of "Legends" for TNT. He lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.


 

30.07.2015

Emotional Cello releasetime top product award

releasetime.de top product award

Product review in German language


Spitzen-Testergebnis für Emotional Cello auch bei releastime.de!

Fazit (Auszug)

Best Service und Harmonic Subtones habe nicht zu viel versprochen: Emotional Cello schlägt ein neues Kapitel im Bereich der samplebasierten Streicher auf: Das Cello klingt warm, intim und voll. Die Methode des „Contextual Sampling“ wurde in akribischer Feinarbeit und mit viel musikalischem Einfühlungsvermögen umgesetzt und hat ein einzigartig lebendig klingendes Sample-Cello entstehen lassen.

Holger Obst

Emotional Cello Test bei releastime.de

28.07.2015

Elastique Pitch V 2.0

zplane is proud to announce that version 2 of the real time pitch shifting plugin is available.

The plugin has been completely redesigned offering different views for different tasks in order to put focus on what is needed for a specific job.

Elastique Pitch V2 screen

What´s new?

  • Update to the latest élastiquePRO V3 pitch shifting engine
  • Feedback path with delay for more creative usage
  • InfiniSTRETCH function
  • Three views for different tasks

About ELASTIQUE PITCH
ELASTIQUE PITCH is a real time pitch shifting plugin for up to 8 audio channels. It offers:

  • Industry standard stretch engine élastiquePRO V3: program independent high quality
  • Independent and intuitive control of pitch and timbre (formant shift)
  • Phase coherence between channels
  • MIDI input for controlling
  • Factory presets for typical film pull-ups/pull-downs

ELASTIQUE PITCH is available as plugin (VST, AU, AAX & RTAS) on OSX and Windows for both 32 and
64 bit platforms for € 149.-

23.07.2015

Choice Award for ERA II

ERA II 300

  • MusicTech Choice 9/10Fantastic sounding instruments
  • Some great left-field inclusions
  • All well recorded
  • Additional playing styles and variations very useful
  • It's a sonic museum
  • IT's Eduardo

excerpt

So it's a thoroughly astonishing collection, a museum of ancient instrumentation and a fantastic resource. At the very least, it's a record of times and instruments gone by, but for today's producer it's wealth of history to tap in to and slightly left-of-centre instrumentation to make your compositions stand out from the rest. And in that sense, it scores higher than other Tarilonte collections simply because you can apply it to so many more genres, as it's less specific.

ERA II could be seen as a great collection for instrument completists, but it's been put together in such a way that we can all discover some amazing new sounds and textures, and apply them to many different styles of production. Hands-on control takes it above most other collections

Andy Jones for MusicTechMag, July 2015

22.07.2015

iZotope TRASH 2 price reduction

We are happy to announce that with immediate release our price for the great iZotope tool TRASH 2 has been reduced to € 99 (was SRP € 239).

Additionally every customer receives a free download of both add-on expansion packs after registration: „Classic Textures“ and „Edge“.

Expansion Image

16.07.2015

Best Service welcomes SPITFIRE AUDIO

welcome SPITFIRE AUDIO

SPITFIRE AUDIO  was set up by a British group of composers, sound smiths, producers, engineers and technologists wanting to revolutionize sampling and bring it back to the center of the music industry. Like any new music technology from radio to synthesizers, sampling was perceived as a threat to music making and music makers. Spitfire is at the vanguard of changing that opinion!

SPITFIRE products

SPITFIRE AUDIO products made their first appearance with the famous "BESPOKE" orchestral library only available to a very small number of A-list composers all over the world. Their decision to go commercial and expand the scope and reach of their tools was highly appreciated by composers and musicians all over the world. Today SPITFIRE AUDIO products cover a wide range of creative instruments with a cinematic focus. Among them the British Modular Library, ALBION and especially noteworthy the signature series, since the first partnership of this type was working with multi decorated Hans Zimmer on his definitive cinematic percussion collection.

Wir starten bei Best Service mit 34 der wichtigsten SPITFIRE AUDIO Titel, weitere folgen in Kürze!

 

14.07.2015

ProjectSAM

EO 2 now in 1.1.

ProjectSAM just released an exciting update for Orchestral Essentials 2, adding 1.3 GB of new content to an already acclaimed library.

What's new in 1.1?

- 3 Violins + 3 Violas ensemble

  • Long notes
  • Marcato
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Pizzicato

- 4 New Multis using the new ensemble
- Various programming improvements

The new ensemble is awesome on its own, and great to layer with Orchestral Essentials 2's large string section as well.

12.06.2015

Interview with Heavyocity

Heavyocity Team

Could you please introduce yourselves and your company?

Sure! Heavyocity is a developer of award-winning virtual instruments for professional composers and sound designers.  Were led by our three partners and lead sound designers Neil Goldberg, Dave Fraser and Ari Winters – who have been credited composers for movie trailers, television and video games for more than 15 years now. Weve been producing and developing virtual instruments for about seven years – including several that we believe have become standards in the industry (EVOLVE, DAMAGE, AEON). GRAVITY: Modern Scoring Tools is our most recent, and most ambitious, release to date. Its a groundbreaking hybrid cinematic instrument that delivers over 12GB of production-ready instruments in an inspiring new interface. Its been about 18 months in the making, and we are really happy with how it came out.


When did you realize it was time to go back to your (evolve) roots and why did it take you so long

Since the release of Evolve, weve been known for an aggressive, unique cinematic sound. And as working composers and sound designers, we love that sound, but were always looking to push the envelope forward and break new ground. We feel like we were really about to do that for our last percussion releases (DM-307 and the Master Sessions series), but following those two we thought the time was right to circle back to what started it all. We feel GRAVITY answers the call for the composers and sound designers who love what weve done in the past, but wanted more. We didnt want to release “more of the same”, so the challenge was to reinvent our sound to be exciting and new, something that echoes the trends of todays modern scores, but does it in a way that is uniquely Heavyocity. GRAVITY is the product of that challenge.


What makes gravity shine compared to your competitors

Well for starters, we feel that its the quality of the sounds and samples we captured for the instrument. While we always pay great attention to detail when capturing the sound sources, its the manipulation, layering, tweaking, mangling and mastering that distinguishes the Heavyocity “secret sauce” from other virtual instrument developers. Weve pushed the boundaries of our previous releases and re-defined our approach for GRAVITY.

Theres also some of our new features that make GRAVITY really shine! Our big new addition in this release is our MOTION feature, which takes the already unique sounds of the instrument and makes them even more dynamic. From smooth, tempo-synced swells and rhythmic pulsing motifs, to complex stutters and glitch effects, MOTION delivers fully customizable control of volume, pan, and pitch modulation…and it all can be triggered on the fly. GRAVITY also features customizable Risers, something were including for the first time in a Heavyocity instrument. We presented them in three layers; Organic, Synth, and FX and each can be stacked simultaneously with length/timing and tempo-sync options. GRAVITY is definitely the most dynamic instrument weve ever released, so we think it shines pretty bright compared to other virtual instruments out there.


Gravity offers a plethora of sounds and features. how hard is it for the user to be creative?

GRAVITY screen and packNot hard at all! We developed GRAVITY to accommodate a variety of workflows. Artists under tight deadlines who really just need a workhorse can simply load presets and start composing. Theyll find a wealth of finely crafted instruments to inspire their creativity. For those into tweaking and customizing the sound, GRAVITY offers an array of controls, including per channel (and sound) ADSR, advanced filtering with LFO controls, per channel (and sound) EQ, and a Master FX section. The Master FX contains choice Convolution reverbs, synced stereo delay, distortion and chorus to get you started, then theres the signature Punish and Twist knobs to add more character and aggression to the sound. But were super excited about the all-new MOTION feature, which takes the already unique sounds and makes them even more dynamic. From smooth, tempo-synced swells and rhythmic pulsing motifs, to complex stutters and glitch effects, MOTION delivers fully customizable control of volume, pan, and pitch modulation…and it all can be triggered on the fly. Needless to say, its a new feature that were really happy with.


Want to tell us little bit about your next big thing?

Nope. Haha. Were not saying anything.


Thanks a lot for this interview

  • for Heavyocity: Ari Winters
  • for Best Service: Wolfgang Wanko
11.06.2015

Emotional Cello first review

digital-notes.de sehr gut

Emotional Cello

Conclusion:

The many years of development have absolutely paid off for Harmonic Subtones Emotional Cello. The sound is really extraordinary. It simply is the best Cello Software I tested played now. Although it has a plethora of articulations the GUI is easy to understand and use. Awesome!

Martin Beurskens

Read the full Test in German language at digital-notes.de

11.06.2015

Releasetime, new Magazin for iPad

Releasetimereleasetime


Homerecording und Studiotechnik. Testberichte über Produkte von Softube, Hollow Sun, Soundiron, Waves, Eventide, Spectrasonics, 2CAudio und Audified

 

In jedem verfügbaren iBookstore. Weltweit.

 

Nein, es wird nicht überall Deutsch gesprochen, aber eben doch von vielen Menschen in unzähligen Ländern.

Alle Artikel stammen von Holger Obst. Interview und Vorwort kommen von Jörn Daberkow

 

 

 

Hier ein Auszug

Dunkelheit. Irgendwo. Der Rauch zahlloser Zigaretten taucht ein mir unbekanntes Zimmer in eine seltsam unwirkliche Stimmung. Nackte, schmutzige Wände. Holzfußboden. Durch einen schmalen Türspalt sehe ich zwei Männer und eine Frau. Eine hitzige Diskussion. Laut und leise. Lachen und Ärger. All das mischt sich mit dem Lärm der vollen Taverne im Erdgeschoss. Inhalt des Gesprächs? Irgendwas mit Marketing. Langweilig. Aus unerfindlichen Gründen bleibe ich trotzdem stehen. Die Stimmen sind zu leise. Gegenüber dem Lärm von unten können sie sich nicht durchsetzen.

Unten tritt plötzlich etwas Ruhe ein. Aus dem Nebenzimmer dringen nun Worte, die sich mit ein wenig Voodoo zu ganzen Sätzen formen lassen. „Lass uns die Dinge wie damals machen! Alle lieben das. Es erinnert jeden an die gute alte Zeit!“ Die Frau fährt dazwischen. Wütend. „Mensch Henry, wann wirst du endlich erwachsen?!“ Ich fühle seinen ärgerlichen Blick. Beinahe. Begleitet von einem kurzem Schweigen. Wer immer Henry ist - er ignoriert den Einwand.

„Glaub mir, das wird ein Trend! Das lässt sich in nahezu jeder Branche umsetzen. Die Leute werden begeistert sein!“

Der zweite Mann scheint mehr als nur ein Zuhörer zu sein. Er ist derjenige, der überzeugt werden muss. Warum und wofür auch immer. Vor meinem inneren Auge sehe ich seinen nachdenklichen Blick. Gerade setzt er mit einem tiefen Atemzug zu einer Entgegnung an, da macht der Boden unter meinen Füßen ein knarzendes Geräusch. Im Zimmer herrscht schlagartig Stille. So schnell es geht, nehme ich die Treppe nach unten und mische mich unter die Menschen. Der Abend hat gerade erst begonnen ...

Mehr im Heft ...

Passend zum Thema haben wir ein wirklich sehr schönes 6-Seiten-Interview im Magazin. Mit jemandem, der es wissen muss. Kompetenz pur. Ein Profi im Bereich Audio. In der Musikelektronik tätig seit den späten 80er Jahren. Sein Code findet sich fast überall, wenn es um Audio geht. Darunter Apple Logic, Steinberg WaveLab und Nuendo, die Vienna Symphonic Library und Produkte von FXPansion, Focusrite, Cycling74 (Max/MSP), Sony (Playstation) oder High-End Workstations von Quantel, Autodesk oder Merging. 

Ein  Highlight der 1. Ausgabe ist der vermutlich umfangreichste Omnisphere 2 Test der Welt. Nein, das ist keine Übertreibung. Du willst mehr wissen? Nimm das:

knapp 100 Soundbeispiele

fast ebenso vieleScreenshots

Für iPad und Mac. Alles sofort da. Keine Ladezeiten. Geniale Hardware mit sehr gutem Sound und hoher Auflösung. Screenshots und Videos mit bis zu 2048 Pixeln in der Breite. Gigantisch. Nur noch ein Kopfhörer und dann in Ruhe ins Magazin!

 

05.06.2015

TITAN 2, first reviews

TITAN 2 box and screen

reviews in German language

 


 

www.digital-notes.de

digital-notes gut plus

Fazit:

Die Titan 2 Synthesizer Library von Best Service ist die größte Ansammlung von Synths und Presets, die ich kenne. Wer eine gut klingende Synth Sammlung auf dem Rechner haben will, kommt an Titan 2 eigentlich nicht vorbei. Klanglich wird alles abgedeckt, vom 70er Synth Pop, bis zum modernen Dub Step. Die von Best Service versprochene, minimale Ladezeit wird eingehalten. Dank der vielen Einstellungen holt man aus den Synths und Pads mehr heraus, als die Originale zu bieten hatten. Wollte man sich die enthaltenen Synths zulegen, wäre man ganz schnell im 6stelligen Euro Bereich. So gibt es die Software für angenehme 199,- Euro.

ganzer TITAN 2 Test bei digital-notes.de

 


 

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Auszug:

Fazit:

Der Klang von TITAN 2 ist gut und die klanglichen Möglichkeiten sind gigantisch, so ist es möglich schon in nur einem Engine Layer bereits zwei Synthesizer Sounds zu verwenden, welche dann auch noch unabhängig voneinander bearbeitet werden können, in ENGINE können dann wiederum mehrere dieser Einzellayer übereinandergelegt werden.

Meiner Ansicht nach ist TITAN 2 für den geforderten Preis von 199,- Euro extrem preiswert, wer einmal nachrechnet was alleine die Synthesizer Plugins aus TITAN 2 in der Summe kosten würden, von den Hardware Synths will ich hier gar nicht erst anfangen, der weiß, was ich mit extrem preiswert meine.

Ganzer Titan 2 Testbericht bei Buenas Ideas

05.06.2015

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Emotional Cello Box and Screen

 

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