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Loot Audio Awards £20,000 of Prizes in a Competition for Music Producers

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Loot Audio Awards

Loot Audio is running an exclusive competition from May 12th, 2021 until the end of May, with over £1,500 worth of prizes, and a free gift for the first 1,500 entrants, totaling over £20,000 in value. 

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Main Prizes Include

First PrizeNative Instruments S49 Keyboard

Second PrizeRoli Equator 2 Synth

Third Prize – 3 x Soundiron products: Hyperion String Elements, Apocalypse Elements and Glitch Hero

Runner Up Prizes

There will also be a minimum of 18 runner-up prizes, and the first 1,500 entrants will receive their choice of free product (Choose between Pipe Festival 2, Fameboy or Cinemate). There are 500 copies of each to give away. Each entry will be able to choose which gift they want and receive a unique code for use on the website. 

  • Ben Osterhouse
  • Audiothing
  • Karanyi Sounds
  • Sound Yeti
    DJ Swivel
    D16 Group
  • Synthmagic
    Concept Samples
  • Ergo Kukke
    3 x £50 Gift Vouchers to use on Loot Audio
  • and more

Competition

The competition will run from May 12th, 2021, and requires entrants to fill in their email addresses on the dedicated landing page https://www.lootaudio.com/competition. The competition will end on June, 8th 2021, and the winner will then be picked at random on 9th June 2021 and the winners will be notified via email on June, 14th 2021. 

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Aleatoric Metamorphic Movement – Multilayered, Pitched Textural Kontakt Instrument

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Aleatoric – ‘A new standard for multi-voiced textural Kontakt instruments’

“Aleatoric Metamorphic Movement” sets the new standard for multi-voiced textural Kontakt instruments. By making use of contemporary sound-shaping methods, AMM brings gritty atmospheric sampling into the modern era. With the freedom of expression being at the core of AMM’s qualities, translating a soundscape from your head, into your DAW, has never been so easy.

Fundamentally, AMM contains four individually adjustable sample sources, each housing an abundance of fully modulatable parameters. The critical inclusion of the effortlessly unique ‘Source Movement’ & ‘Filter Movement’ manipulation pads help cement AMM as a true zero compromise sampling machine, as the flexibility of these pads allow for outstandingly distinctive sounds.

Included Samples & Snapshots

The 305 included samples range from classic tonal woodwind instruments to gritty string samples, ambient wind & water samples, and everything in between. Consequently, AMM is virtually genreless, making it the perfect tool to use in an essentially infinite number of production scenarios. Whether you’re looking for a rich, dark pad-like space enhancer, or a meditative, textural atmosphere, AMM has you covered.

The best of what AMM has to offer is available for auditioning right out of the box; with the 105 categorised Snapshots. Being handily divided into ‘Beautiful’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Horror’ & ‘Sci-Fi’ subgroups allows for exceptionally efficient location of track-appropriate sounds. Each snapshot is easily adaptable, making it simple to pinpoint the perfect sound.

Four Flexible Sample Sources

With layering being one of the most defining aspects of modern production, it’s crucial that it gets done right. The clean and straightforward controls of each audio source ensure that your layered compositions remain distinct, yet cohesive, in the most effective manner.

Additionally, all four of the sample audio sources contain identical EQ, Envelope & Filter units, for speedy mixing and dynamics alterations; on-the-fly amendments just became a whole lot more intuitive!

‘Source Movement’ Manipulation Pad

Being one of AMM’s most defining features, the ‘Source Movement’ Manipulation Pad permits for unrivalled control over gain dynamics; continually shifting the focus of your soundscape. Moving transparently between between each source, in a completely user-definable fashion, causes the resultant sound to become extremely unique — making your composition stand out among a sea of competition.

‘Filter Movement’ Manipulation Pad

By allowing for the modulation of the filter cutoff frequency and resonance of each audio source independently, ultimate control over the timbre of each layer is entirely possible. Possessing almost surgical power over the tonal dynamics of your sound exponentially increases the range of possible outputs. When combined with the already impressive freedom of the ‘Source Movement’ Pad, the possibilities truly are endless.

Pricing and Availability

Aleatoric is now available at an Intro Price.

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Gentle Oscillation Strings from Ben Osterhouse

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Oscillation Strings

The newest string library Oscillation Strings specializes in gentle repeated note swells and features a unique kind of legato. It takes a lot from Sospiro Strings but expands into new territory. This product is compatible with Kontakt Full V6.3.1 or later

Everything has been programmed into one nki which gives natural access across-the-board.
For all of the articulations, you can choose between violin, viola, cello, or bass. All have been recorded dry, close-mic’d, and is doubled (two instances layered together). It’s easy to achieve a realistic chamber strings sound this way.

Two different types of legato samples

Note Change shifts land decisively as a bow change happens during the note-change. Portamento shifts provide a more gliss-y and romantic note-change.

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Purge unused samples

If all the samples are loaded at once, it takes up a hefty chunk of memory! To lighten the load, there are options to purge (unload from RAM) unused Rhythms, unused Swells, or andor unused Instruments.

Rhythms

  • Energetic eighth notes
  • Medium Quarter notes recorded at two different speeds: 90 and 120bpm.
  • Broad, expressive half notes

Double or Halve time stretching

Everything tempo-syncs, so if the project bpm is too fast or slow, samples may get overstretched and sound un-natural. The interface includes options to halve or double the speed of everything, to avoid this overstretching.

Swells

Similar to a synth, Oscillation Strings has an attack and decay knob. What’s different is that each position in the knobs triggers a whole different set of samples. This opens up a lot of phrasing possibilities.

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Custom Swells

If swells aren’t your thing, you can just switch over to “Expression” and use the modwheel to make your own phrasing.

For all of the articulations, you can choose between violin, viola, cello, or bass. Everything has been recorded dry, close-mic’d, and is doubled (two instances layered together). It’s easy to achieve a realistic chamber strings sound this way.

  • Instruments – violin, viola, cello, or bass
  • Rhythms – Energetic eighth notes – Medium Quarter notes – Broad expressive half notes
  • Swells
  • Custom Compression System
  • Custom Swells
  • Polyphonic Legato
  • Two different types of legato samples
  • Double or Halve time-stretching
  • Purge unused samples
  • 11427 Samples .ncw compressed
  • Kontakt 6.3.1 FULL version required. Not for Kontakt Player
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Compression

The compression brings up the volume of the soft parts of the swell. They can be a bit dramatic, and it’s nice to be able to mellow them out. Because it’s compressing the sample for each individual note, it’s more natural sounding. You wouldn’t be able to get the same effect by just slapping a compressor on after Kontakt.

Polyphonic Legato

The legato in Oscillation Strings is one of the most unique features. Depending on where in the swell overlapping notes are played, a different legato sample will be chosen, and it’s sample offset, volume, length, and fade-in time are all automatically adjusted by the script to fit. It’s easier to describe by showing, so check out the Oscillation Strings Legato In-depth video for a more detailed explanation of how this works.

Pricing and Availability

Oscillation Strings from Ben Osterhouse is available now with 20% Off Intro Offer

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