We have carefully sampled our Xylophone, with a classic articulation and then added three additional sample sets that use innovative different approaches to playing the instrument: rubber mallets, felt-covered mallets and brushes.
We've included an innovative approach to delay, using our micro-delay engine, to allow easy development of trilled, and sustained sounds and added a warmth and colour controls to allow colouration of the final output. Finally we added two convolution reverbs dedicated to room spaces to place the instrument in a realistic environment.
The Modernist Xylophone comes with 20 snapshots to get you started.
String Theory is a series of Kontakt instruments based on guitar samples.
D.i. Tele is the first release of this series.
We sampled a Fender Telecaster directly into the computer with 3 main articulations:
- Palm Mutes
- Natural Harmonic
In this way we obtained the war sound of the guitar, then we processed the samples to expand the sonic possibilities of unprocessed samples.
The processed sound is divided into 3 main groups:
Bounce reproduces the bouncing ( or striking) sound of the strings, this is the most powerful and aggressive sound of the instrument.
Counterpoint, this group can give counterpoint lines on different octaves and can really add depth and movement to the instrument with loads of high pitched sounds and shimmery melodies.
The last group is Air, as you notice Air has only one articulation Sustain; Air is the looping part of our instrument, you can add shimmer to a chord or simulate feedback in conjunction with the Effects provided in the Fx page.
Mentioned just above the effects page is the complementary part of the Sample Engine, here we have 4 different effects to shape your sound and stimulate your creativity.
Requires Full Version of Kontakt 5.6.6
It combines the sounds of 3 extensive recording sessions that took place for the Rolfing series which was originally available as Live Pack only.
For session 1 and 2 the body was brought to a studio and literally laid back so that various things like plastic balls, felt balls, glasses and much more could be thrown in to excite the strings. At the end of both sessions tons of samples were ready to edit. They now form 13 Kontakt instruments that encompass several precisely tuned pianos plus many prepared piano sets.
Session 3 was kind of a field recording gig as the piano remains were meanwhile moved to a rural garden area. The nightly recordings were done 6-channel so that several sample sets from 2 acoustic mics and 4 contact pick ups could be created. Again, the Kontakt instruments from this session feature the sounds of a rotten piano that is lovely and impressive at the same time. In a second pass the piano strings were treated with a stell jazz brush to bring up 3 multi-channel sets with prepared piano-like sounds.