Native Instruments wishes you happy holidays with free YANGQIN instrument

Native Instruments YANGQINNative Instruments’ annual X-mas gift has become a tradition. This year, the company surprises us with YANGQIN, a traditional Chinese instrument. Celebrate the holidays with the far-eastern sounds of this free Kontakt library! And they’re throwing in a $25 voucher towards any library, instrument or effect from their extensive catalog.

Native Instruments YANGQIN

Every year, Native Instruments releases a surprise freebie for X-mas. Last year brought us the delightful reverb plug-in Raum, which I use quite frequently. For 2020, NI takes us to China with YANGQIN, a sampled, traditional Chinese instrument.

A Yangqin is a hammered dulcimer, whose steel strings are stuck with bamboo beaters. You’ll instantly recognize the sound from far-eastern-themed movie soundtracks. The Kontakt 6 library lets you adjust sound parameters like dynamics, body and decay. There’s also a MIDI-controllable tremolo feature, and a selection of pre-recorded phrases that sync to your host tempo.

For a limited time, you can download YANGQIN for free from Native Instrument’s website. You’ll need to create a NI account (if you don’t already have one) and download the free Kontakt 6 player (if you don’t have the full version of Kontakt 6).

But that’s not the only gift from Native Instruments. On the website, you’ll also find a holiday voucher that gets you $25 off any library, instrument or effect from the company’s extensive catalog. All you need to do is enter the code HOLIDAYGIFT2020 at checkout.

Price and compatibility

Native Instruments YANGQIN is available for free for a limited time from the company’s website. The library requires Kontakt Player 6.4.2 or higher (free) and the Native Access software for authorization. Kontakt Player 6 runs on macOS 10.12 or higher and Windows 7 or higher in stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats (32/64 bit). This offer expires on 31 January, 2021.

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Native Instruments Releases FREE Yangqin For Kontakt Player

Native Instruments Releases FREE Yangqin For Kontakt Player

Native Instruments released Yangqin, a free (for a limited time only) Chinese dulcimer sound library for Kontakt Player. The company is also offering a $25 e-voucher for any purchase in their online store. Yangqin is a free Kontakt sample library. It uses the samples of a Chinese dulcimer as the sound source. The instrument comes […]

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Goliath V2: Four analog saturation chains with EQ and FET compression

Tone Empire Goliath V2Developer Tone Empire has upgraded its Goliath analog channel strip plug-in to version 2, bringing aboard considerable improvements. The new sound engine and added features make for a significant update that sees its giant grow even bigger, functionally speaking.

Tone Empire Goliath V2

Goliath V2 combines analog-modeled saturation, EQ, and compression sections. The Saturation module is notably expanded with 4 types of processing – Alloy, Tube, Tape, and Vinyl. The audio engine combines convolution and component modeling to recreate real hardware processing chains. Alloy emulates a Neve 1081 preamp/EQ module from the 70s. Tube models a valve processing chain comprised of modern and classic gear. Tape is based on an ATR-700 tape reel recorder running at 15ips. Vinyl models an analog mastering chain ending with a Neumann vinyl cutting machine that was sampled down to its dubplate.

A Neumann vinyl cutting machine

The saturation module includes a Drive control to let you squeeze additional saturation out of each modeled chain. Furthermore, the Envelope section now features a full FET compressor, while the EQ module sees the addition of a 3-band parametric EQ with low-cut filter. You will also find an Env-EQ MIX control to carefully blend the saturated signal into the dynamics and EQ modules.

The Envelope section hosts an 1176-style FET compressor with Threshold, Ratio, Attack, and Release. The latter three are fixed onto several pre-programmed settings chosen by the developer to handle a variety of material. The Ratio control goes from 2:1 to ‘All Buttons In’ for a proper 1176 experience.

Overall, Goliath V2 is an interesting take on analog saturation in-the-box. The choice of sampled gear is unique to the plug-in and you should be able to get some rare sounds out of it.

Tone Empire Goliath V2 GUI

Tone Empire Goliath V2 GUI

Price and availability

Goliath V2 is sold at an introductory USD 39, down from USD 70. The plug-in is available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats for 64-bit Windows and Mac (incl. M1) computers. A free 15-day trial version can be downloaded, along with the user manual.

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Wave Observer by Press Play

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