Simon Stockhausen wrote:Rather than creating a new thread, I changed the thread title and will mention all my HALion-libraries in the current on.
I just released my second library for the one and only HALion 5:
Aureus Ventus - Golden Wind - is a unique library for HALion 5 which combines flute with all sorts of achromatic and chromatic percussion instruments like Hang percussion, various chimes (also glass chimes), glockenspiel, gongs, crotales, bells, singing bowls, some deep drums, break drums (steel break discs) and more.
The flute sounds for this library are created by using a special playing technique named Pars-Pro-Toto, invented by german flutist Andreas Mazur who also performed the samples used in Aureus Ventus. He found a method to create beautiful and expressive flute sounds by playing on the single parts of a conventional flute using special fingerings and embouchure techniques. This yields sounds somewhere in between a shakuhachi, an okarina, a viola and a voice, hard to describe in words really…
Multi-sampled bass flute instruments, some vocal and string sounds and temposynced percussion loops are also included in this library.
In addition to the above a wealth of electronic derivatives create a counterpoint to the acoustic sound worlds. Tonal soundscapes, ethereal tinkles, warm and ominous drones, minimal sequences, lush pads and other fascinating textures created with programs like Kaleidoscope, crusherX, Metasynth, GRM Tools, Serum and Zynaptiq’s Morph are layered with the acoustic sounds to create expressive instruments.
Many of the patches make use of HALion’s exceptional granular engine, it’s deep sample player and the synth engine, often layering or splitting different synthesis forms in one patch with key- switchable articulations or sound-combinations and round robin alternations.
All of the 108 patches have the 8 Quick Controls and the Modulation Wheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch and/or HALion’s Sphere-modulator, some make use of the Flex Phraser and Trigger Pads.
You can view/download the PDF for Aureus Ventus with more details, the licence agreement and a patch list including playing tips and detailed descriptions for each patch here.
Aureus Ventus is distributed as a HALion vstsound-archive for the sample content and tagged vst-presets.
*3.99 GB of original samples
*Price (paypal): € 68 EUR
•All acoustic instrument-samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R at 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic and a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R, in some scenarios a Shure KSM 141 substituted the U87 and sometimes 4 mics were used simultaneously.
*All microphone signals are phase-aligned
Please note: the full version of HALion 5 is required to play the patches from this library.
More info and pictures of some of the sampled instruments can be found on the product page.
All demos were produced entirely with HALion5 using only patches from Aureus Ventus, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of HALion were used in a track. More audio demos are coming soon...
http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/s ... r-halion-5
Videos for this library can be found in this youtube playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... Ov9Q7Juxw2
Thank's for reading!
Excellent work Simon!
Please can you create a picture for the Library (H5 can use specific Library-pictures.) Now I use your "Aureus Ventus Logo" but the format isn't quite good (Halion uses 90x60 px icons)
Simon Stockhausen wrote: I never used these icons before and the latest version of HALion creates an image itself I saw, so I did not bother with it.
I just checked the factory images for HALion libraries, they are in 96x246 px and png, so the 90x60 format you mentioned seems odd.
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