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Embertone unveils new Recorders virtual instrument

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Out Now

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Virtual Instrument




Laura  Barnes
Embertone unveils new Recorders virtual instrument

Recorders comprises of 6,900-plus recorded samples.

Recorders replaces Ivory Wind, Embertone’s first foray into wind instrument sampling.

Virtual instrument developer Embertone has announced the availability of Recorders – an SSATB (Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) quintet of recorder samples.

The company’s latest virtual instrument is once again for use with Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT platform (version 5.3.1 or later).

Five years in the making, Embertone’s Recorders release replaces Ivory Wind, its first foray into wind instrument sampling with an 80-year-old tenor recorder made of real ivory and wood.

Recorders takes everything the company collectively learned during that half decade and packs it into capturing a lovely-sounding set of beautiful, handmade specimens, scripted by Casey Edwards to capture a stunning 4x round robin legato so that users can play ultra-realistic trills and repetitive phrases, together with control over VIBRATO speed and intensity alongside DYNAMICS control and added REVERB.

The expressive set of sample-based virtual instrument comprises of 6,900-plus recorded samples served up in Native Instruments’ NCW (Native Compressed Wave) format (designed to save an imported .WAV audio file using compression so the file uses less disk space).

“This is a really simple instrument,” commented company co-founder and composer Alex Davis. “It has all of our experience built into it, though. We’ve been working on it for a long time – all of the developments that we’ve made over the last five years working with instruments like this, and I’m so proud that we were able to pack all of these samples into one really beautiful, really intuitive interface where you can combine instruments if you want to. You can pan and adjust volume. We’re really inspired to finally be able to share this.”

Recorders can be ordered online and directly downloaded from Embertone at an introductory promo price of $50.00 USD until August 31, 2016 (thereafter, its RRP rises to $60.00 USD).

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