Cinematique Instruments releases a new freeware of Ensemblia, which is a super simple to use chamber orchestra arranger for Kontakt.
Esemblia is a an instruments for NI Kontakt that can be described as an in-the-box orchestra. The free version of this plugin comes with less presets compared to its big brother – the full version – but it still is a very useful tool for composition. Scrolling through all the different presets and playing around with the chord progressions is an easy and fun way to inspire musical ideas.
The complete version of Ensemblia is priced at €219 and it comes packed with fifteen different instruments with multiple articulations spread across seven mix faders and 52 musical style. In order to download the free version, you need to give an email address which the plugin is delivered to electronically.
Wave Alchemy just released what they call Producer Contest 2014. It’s a music making contest with over 8 thousand dollas in prizes from audio software to soundware. In addition to those prizes they are also giving away a 1GB sample library for free.
The contest was officially launched on the 24th of October and the the winners will be selected by Dan Byers and Steve Heath from Wave Alchemy, on November 12th. There will be three winners in total. The prizes include Wave Alchemy’s complete product catalog, as well as some fantastic prizes donated by other companies (NI Kontakt 5, U-He Bazzille synth, etc.). If you want to see the entire list of prizes please visit the links provided.
The sample pack that is provided, contains over 1 gigabyte of audio samples and was personally hand picked from commerically released Waves Alchemy releases. To enter you should use the samples from the 1 GB library but you are also free to use additional sounds. In addition you are encouraged to process and re-arrange the samples to your liking.
From what I understand the samples in the package are also provided to be used royalty free outside of the contest. Once I find out the details I will include them in this post.
UPDATE: Our reader Greg Boyce has informed me that the pack contains a disclaimer which says the samples are available royalty free outside of the competition. That’s super good news!! The pack comes with some really high quality and amazing samples. It’s definitely a download that I would recommend.