www.SoundsOnDemand.com is a 100% subsidiary of Best Service, located in Germany but operating internationally. Best Service has now been in the business of distributing sound and software products for almost 19 years. As Best Service focuses on complete product packs printed on CD or DVD and sold through dealers as well as to end-users, we have created SOD to satisfy the online download market. We see this as a perfect supplement to boxed products.
The outstanding Xsample library has been completely reworked to a suitable Kontakt 2 format exclusively for SoundsOnDemand and offers 12 high quality volumes of Solo Instruments for chamber music and chamber orchestra.
Xsample has spent nearly two years of work to finish this extended library. With this new product it is possible to achieve musical output from a notated score without tweaking in an external sequencer. An adaptation (Human Playback preferences) for Finale 2007 / 2008 is included. This means you write arco, pizz., col legno, sul pont. or what ever in your score and you will hear the right sound. The Xsample Instruments can be used for a wide variety of musical styles, because of standard "bread and butter articulations" and a lot of unusual articulations as well. There are also instrument files for "live" playing, with the intention to create an easy to play instrument. All instruments have extensive xfade-articulations
and the classical velocity switch-articulations. So you can choose if you like to fade the dynamic and the colour of the sustained tone by your modwheel or by keyboard velocity. The whole library is recorded dry, so you can choose the right room for your virtual orchestra.
The following instruments are available:
- Solo Strings (violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass)
- Woodwinds 1-3
- Keyed Instruments
- Steinway B Piano
The instruments are available in open Kontakt format. This means you need a NI Kontakt2 or Kontakt3 to load the instruments. The library will soon be available with a Kontakt Player 2 as well.
For users of the first Xsample CD-ROM library we run a special crossgrade offer with over 50% discount till end of April.