pocketBlakus is a sampled, expressive solo cello virtual instrument for Kontakt* 4.2.4 or higher (v.1.6). There is also a version available for HALion** (v.1.5). Great freebie!
The following features Watson Wu Studios recording live explosions and firearms for various media clients. Some of these were half pound to 5.5 pounds of explosives, AK74, LWRC PSD machine guns, and other modern weapons. All recordings were done in middle of nowhere Florida, USA.
Since I have been working on a set of Kontakt instruments for Audiomotif I became more and more interrested in Kontakt as a sound design tool. While mainly engineered towards the chromatic instrument simulations – Kontakts built in effects and scripting language allows you to create very effective sound design tools.
We found this little gem on one of the Japanese websites. Cinematica contatins over 2GB of samples ranging from toy pianos to electric guitars and percussions. Some sounds are decent some are just mapped along the keyboard but overall its a great sound library. Props to whoever made this.
For Assassin's Creed 3, Watson Wu were contracted by Ubisoft as a consultant and multi-track field record various Cannons for their game.
This library includes an incredibly diverse collection of tonal & atonal sounds (great food for granular processing!) ranging from the shrill to the subsonic, as well as some very strange textures and uniquely percussive impacts! The contrast between the synchronous dual contact mic and stereo high resolution Sennhesier MKH80X0 mics could not be starker.