All-new 24 bit libraries recorded by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Tim Kimsey
for Gigastudio 3 & Kontakt 2.
Since the inception of software based samplers such as Gigastudio we have used the best cutting edge libraries and learned from what has made them great in the practical everyday working environment. We have applied the most useful features, trimmed the fat and filled in the gaps to bring you a series of libraries that not only give you feature-rich comprehensive instruments but makes them easier to use and easier to buy.
Besides the normal Long Note Sustain and Short Note instruments you’ll additionally find these unique features…
The most important feature of these libraries is the inclusion of Legato instruments. We have sampled every interval up and down from 1 half step to an octave. Using Gigastudio's imidi rules and Kontakt 2 scripting you'll get smooth connections between notes and each instrument’s characteristic sound between notes…all without the need to run any additional software tools. The inclusion of the interval samples adds realism that today's sampler technology demands. Additionally the instruments will include the Legato playing style for EVERY dynamic layer across the instrument in both Vibrato and Non-Vibrato variations.
When recording the legato transitions we also recorded multiple versions of “same note” repetitions for every dynamic layer. The samples are triggered in much the same way as Legato and will allow for seamless repetition of a single note. In fact the repetition samples are built into the Legato instruments and are completely controllable by the user. Now you no longer have to load dozens of instruments to accommodate different rhythms and tempos. Simply press a keyswitch to enter Repetition mode and manually play any rhythm you like for any amount of time and then press another keyswitch to return to normal Legato mode.
ATTACK and REPETITION STRENGTH:
We have also included Attack samples that can be controlled in real-time within the Long Note Sustain instruments and Legato instruments. This is achieved with the use of meticulously edited instrument samples, not a filter. If you need a more aggressive attack, simply push up on the Mod. Wheel. You can also enter a value (0-127) representing a strength setting into your sequencing software at the beginning of a section or ride the Mod. Wheel throughout the performance live. (The Repetition samples have the same control available.)
We have taken full advantage of the sampler’s features such as Round Robin. For each Short Note sample, there are 3 variations which are cycled automatically as you play to eliminate the so-called “machine gun” effect most often noticeable with repeated notes. You’ll also find a complete set of Release Triggered samples that are keyswitchable. Use them only when you want without having to load a separate instrument. With Gigastudio's Stacking feature you now have access to "Super" instruments, such as 5 velocities layers of Legato, that would not be possible otherwise
We have designed each instrument to be an all inclusive set with additional playing techniques such as Trills, Runs, Changing Dynamics and some unusual Effects.
We have organized each library so that it focuses on a single instrument family within a section in most cases. The first library to be available will be the…
Double Reeds Vol. 1which will include
Oboe, English Horn and Oboe Section
This library is COMING SOON.
MP3 demos will be made available as the release draws near along with a complete list of everything that is included.
If you would like more information on the special introductory price and to be notified when it is available, send us an email or visit us at westgatestudios.com for the latest information.