By Jason Cullimore / November 09, 2011
Studio Drummer (US$169.00) is a sampled drum library published by Native Instruments. It is one of the first sampled instruments designed to be loaded exclusively into Kontakt 5 or the free Kontakt 5 Player. Those who have Kontakt 4 or earlier will not be able to load Studio Drummer unless they upgrade Kontakt to version 5. Continue reading
Props to AlanF who recently left a great comment on a critique of “Saddest Day In September“. In the comment he cited a terrific resource, E.J. Quinby’s interactive “Musical Pitch Relation Chart” at the independentrecording.net website. Click on image to see it in action. Way cool!
by Cari Live
The software I use and highly recommend is Ableton Live 8 Suite. It is a complete software studio. It includes Ableton Live, 11 instruments and a huge sound library. It gives you all of the features in Live 8 plus sound and a library with beautiful sounds and useful resources. Continue reading
FYI: One of the bigger libraries, De Wolfe Music UK, just asked for access which I was happy to oblige. More and more of the larger libraries are monitoring MLR so I take that as a good sign that composers are being listened to!
Please provide feedback on the recording of this track. It’s fine if you are not a fan of ambient/new age music … I am looking for critiques regarding the balance, quality of the recording, use of effects, and so on. I am the flute player, so feel free to include comments there as well. Thank you in advance for your time!
Saddest Day In September