Coming In 2019

Coming In 2019

By James Thompson  |  06.01.2019

A happy new year to all our users. I’d like to tell you about what we have planned this year at Soniccouture..

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The first new release of 2018 will be: Sheng Sho Khaen, featuring three different Asian mouth-organ type wind instruments.

Following that will be a major update to The Attic adding 8 new instruments sampled from rare vintage pieces, including: Minitmoog, Crumar DP-80, Logan Vocalist, Siel Orchestra 2, Apr Omni 2, Cheetah MS-800.

We have a new drum product, Moonkits – a collection of brushed drums with quirky and unusual setups. This will probably see the light of day in the summer.

Also in production is an atmospheric recording of a large church organ, recorded in the famous ambience of All Saints church in Tooting, London. This was a preferred recording venue for Sony Classical for many years in the 1980s and 90s.

 

 

 

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NyckelHarpas: User Video

NyckelHarpas: User Video

By Soniccouture  |  30.10.2018

Nyckelharpas, our latest product, is a Swedish keyed string instrument. It’s been a very popular release, with loads of great feedback from users – largely due to the versatility of the package, with two models of harpa, and bowed and pizzicato articulations.

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Longtime Soniccouture user Anders Wall helped beta test the instrument with us, and he made this great video replacing the audio on a live Nyckelharpas performance with audio direct from the kontakt instrument.

Anders wrote this about the video:
Magnus Holmström is an amazing performer, my mockup doesn’t come close to his playing.
But then again most of the players I’ve recorded over the years doesn’t have the same skills with the bow as he. I believe the mockup I did, with some added reverb and some light use of an exciter, would sound as good as many players out there.”

The original video:

Anders: “The strength the two instruments Soniccouture offers are that they are so versatile.
For example, I like the noise from keys but not the sympathetic strings. It’s so easy to dial that in.
This mockup has slightly more of the key-noises than default and I activated some of the effects that comes with the instrument.

Thanks to Anders Wall and Magnus Holmström.

Nyckelharpas Page

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Fantastic walk-through videos

Fantastic walk-through videos

By Soniccouture  |  19.06.2018

Cory Pelizzari makes excellent videos about sampled instruments.
His considered, calm delivery enables him to get really deep into a product without it ever feeling overwhelming.

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He’s made 4 videos about Soniccouture instruments now ( see below), and even we learnt some tricks when watching them. Highly recommended, subscribe to his Solonoid Studio youtube channel now.

 

Haunted Spaces

Geosonics

Electro-Acoustic

Konkrete

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GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance

By Soniccouture  |  24.05.2018

We have spent some time getting up to speed with the new GDPR privacy regulations that come into force on 25th May 2018.
Our Privacy Policy has been fully reviewed and updated, you can read it here:

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PRIVACY POLICY

 

We have always taken users privacy very seriously, and have never shared data of any kind with any other company or third-party in the past – at all.

To us that would simply be crossing a line and extremely disrespectful.

We very much plan to continue this philosophy in the future.

We have also made some improvements to the site, in particular a specific place where users can update their privacy settings whenever they want:

EDIT CONTACT PREFERENCES

 

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Update-O-Rama!

Update-O-Rama!

By Soniccouture  |  01.02.2018

Instead of resting on the laurels of 2017, we have spent the last month updating – implementing requests, fixing stuff. For you, the user.

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All updates are free and can be downloaded in your User account area.

Electro-Acoustic 1.3

  • fixed host automation
  • adds ‘Link’ switch, Play switch + Menubar
  • updated manual
  • now REQUIRES Kontakt 5.6.8 minimum

Haunted Spaces 1.1

  • upgraded NKS assignments (now 9 pages)
  • added RED PLAY button for warning about trying to move a recorded Cube path
  • Added Kontakt “physical” outputs selection for each element

 

Hammersmith Pro and LE  version 2.4

  • new and improved soft pedal algorithm.

 

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