AudioThing Wood KONTAKT-MAGNETRiXX
Wood is an organic material, found in plants, and used for many purposes such as making musical instruments. Many wooden instruments are idiophones, instruments where the vibration of the material itself is the main source of the sound. Following this concept, Wood is a sample library made by sampling hits, collision or effects with wooden tools (sticks, claves, boards, drums, castanets, bowls and so on). The samples are then processed into different instruments ranging from tuned/untuned percussions, drum kits, hits/noises to sound textures and sound effects. Wood features 17 instruments and 4 multis using 278 stereo samples with many round robin and velocity layers. Four standard effects are accessible from the custom performance view: Saturation, Rotator, Delay and Reverb.
17 Kontakt Instruments (.nki)
4 Kontakt Multis (.nkm)
Up to 3 Round Robin
Up to 3 Velocity Layers
278 Samples (44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo)
Formats: Kontakt and WAV
Sample sets including:
wood block, wooden bowl, castanets, wooden boards, claves and sticks, raw drum, various hits and effects
AudioThing Pong Glockenspiel v1.0 KONTAKT-KRock
Why use sticks when you can use ping pong balls?
Pong Glockenspiel is a Kontakt Instrument made by recording a toy glockenspiel played with ping pong balls. Two velocity layers (hard and soft) are cross faded to have a smooth transition while the 3 round robin (repetitions samples) avoid the "machine gun” effect of sampled instruments. There are also included two ambient instruments, two synth pad instruments and two slowed down instruments crafted using the original samples.
8 Kontakt Instruments (.nki)
3 Round Robin
2 Velocity Layer (cross faded)
110 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit)
Formats: Kontakt and WAV
Bonus: pad, ambience and slow instruments
AudioThing SoundScapes Vol.1 KONTAKT-KRock
Soundscapes, textures and ambiences ready to use as Kontakt instruments or WAV loops. These sounds are divided in two main categories: concrete and gear. The raw concrete samples were recorded in different places across Europe (Paris, Dublin, London and Naples) using studio or handy equipment. The raw gear samples were recorded from hardware synthesizers like a Custom Eurorack Modular Synth, guitar pedals and noisy toys like the Thingamagoop 2. Everything was then processed and boxed inside a Kontakt instrument with a custom performance view. The pitch bend is assigned to a ±24 pitch transpose, good for glitch effects. All samples are perfect loops, so if you don’t have Kontakt you can load them directly.
30 Kontakt Instruments (.nki)
10 Kontakt Multis (.nkm)
31 Samples (48kHz / 24Bit)
Formats: Kontakt and WAV (loops)
Sample sets derived from:
water/boiling, escalator, fans, fridge, rain, sand, violin, voices, mixed synths and effects.
Tonehammer Anti Drum Vol.2 KONTAKT DVDR-SUNiSO
AntiDrum 2 is a follow-up to our popular Anti-Drum I. This time we wanted to push the bar even further into the realm of abstract percussion and musical exploration. This library is the ideal creative toolbox for experimental sound and music design. The library contains 3866 samples and 71 different instrument patches that each represent a unique texture. The library contains a variety of instruments recorded in one of our signature halls, including boom whackers, PVC pipe percussion ensemble to flower vases, glasses, rainsticks, soda bottles. The library also contains a variety of even more unconventional instruments ranging from human beats through a cellphone (10 round robin and 10 velocity layers), stop watches and a compressive patch made from a severe food poisoning that we call: "the human trumpet".
Air Traffic Control Radio Transmissions
Baritone Sax Phrases
Boom Whackers (10 velo / 10 round-robin / hall)
Box Bang (hall)
Cellphone Human Beat Box
Soda Bottle Staccato (10 velo / hall)
Garbage Day (hall)
Massives (sound design)
Music Box Gears and Chords
PVC Ensemble Patches (hall)
PVC Orchestra (hall)
PVC Mega Horn (hall)
PVC Solo Patches (hall)
PVC Vocal Effects (hall)
Plastic Water Jug(hall)
Restroom Handle Bars
Tuned Water Glasses (hall)
Tuned Water Bowl (hall)
Warbly Little Synth Kit
Wooden Plant Box (hall)
Tonehammer Waterphone KONTAKT DVDR-DYNAMiCS
We decided to sample this instrument deeper and more creatively then ever before in the history of samples. The best current water phone libraries contains approx. 180-200 samples, which is less then 1/15 of the Tonehammer Waterphone, which contains a mighty 2,903 samples recorded with a variety of bows, a huge set of mallets, metal devices, hands and other contraptions.
The library also contains a variety of more experimental patches, including boiled water at four different temperature levels, hydrophone recordings (underwater microphones in the waterphone), magnets on waterphone tines and filling waterphone with metal nails and other goodies. The sample library simply covers all thinkable and unthinkable type of articulations and we can proudly state we sampled the living soul out of the waterphone. All playable mallet programs contains our standard 10 velocity layer - 10 round robin for maximum playability. In addition Waterphone contains a bonus set of waterphone ambiences (note: Kontakt 3 only) made by Steven Tavaglione (Instrumentalist and Sound Designer; Wall-E, American Beauty, CSI, Supernatural and 100s other movies/shows/games).
# Bowing (no water) Slow, Medium, Fast FX
# Bowing sweep (water) Slow, Medium, Fast FX
# Bowing 2-note legato
# Bowing Sustain (with and without water)
# Bowing Staccato
# Bowing FX grinding w/ tine buzz (with and without water)
# Bowing FX w/ magnets
# Bowing FX w/ hydrophone (underwater mic)
# Bowing FX w/vocals
# Bowing FX boiling at four different temperature levels
# Mallet Rubber (6-7 velocity layers – 6 round robin) at +16 tines
# Mallet Metal (6-7 velocity layers – 6 round robin) at +8 tines
# Hand Played "Metal Tabla" (10 velocity layers – 10 round robin) bottom and top
# Wooden Mallet (6-7 velocity layers – 6 round robin) at +20 tines
# Hydro Mallets (6 round robin) at +20 tines
# Rubber, Metal and Wooden Mallet Sweeps (Slow, Medium, Fast)
# Waterharp Ambiences (Kontakt 3 only) by Steven Tavaglione
# Hydro-Vocal drones, phrases and more…
# Recorded with custom Neumann in studio (excluding wild FX)
# Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf) (download here)
# 57 instrument patches, 2.903 samples, 4.3 GB installed, 1.25 GB .rar download
# 22 Ambient Patches by Steven Tavaglione (Ambient music on Wall-E, American Beauty etc)
# Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16Bit .wav format
# Format(s): Kontakt and .wav (note: Kontakt 2 not supported for bonus content)
# Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2 / 3 / 4 full retail versions required.
# Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.
Tonehammer Clack KONTAKT
The theme and purpose of Clack! is pretty simple. We wanted to capture as much sharp, bright, warm, tonal wooden impact percussion as your heart desires. We captured several bamboo poles, bamboo logs, a whole pile of claves, woodblocks, clappers, box drum, and other assorted wooden implements that epitomize the word "thwack." These elements are specifically ideal auxiliary elements for orchestral composition and epic film/tv/game soundtrack scoring. They also are vital elements in Latin music and hip hop, as well as very useful percussion building-blocks and raw source material for experimental music and IDM.
We recorded all of these sets up-close and 90% dry, in a medium-sized hardwood and masonry percussion studio, providing just the right amount of body and liveliness. All presets include a Release knob to allow you to dial in just the right amount of room you need. All instruments were captured with 10 round-robins per velocity layer, with an average of 6 velocity layers per note. The modwheel controls the tightness of room decay in all patches that don't use the modwheel for other purposes, such as cross-fading or swapping between layers. Any patch that has "mw" appended to the nki filename also uses the modwheel for a special function.
We also included 9 unique sets of ambient drones as a bonus. We created them entirely from the original Clack sample source material, using special sound design techniques. These multi-layered sound-scapes utilize the modhweel to allow you to sculpt and morph these ambiences very expressively. The rich flavors of these custom drones range from bright and orchestral, to choral, to thunderous, to quite dark and gritty.
5"x6' bamboo logs (23 articulations)
1"x7' small bamboo poles (6 articulations)/li>
2 sets of castanets (solo and unison)
Wooden trident clapper (single notes and sustaining rolls)
7 assorted pairs of claves (7 articulations)
Classic wooden popgun
Rattle impacts (4 different rattles/shakers)
Whaledrum "cajon" (4 articulations)
Semi-tuned woodblocks (6 articulations)
Misc mallet shaft & handle strikes (2 articulations)
Clack! includes a complete set of custom controls to dial in sounds like never before. By adjusting the attack, you can round out an articulation to a soft, swelling sound. Use the offset feature and cut into the sample removing the harsh transient altogether. Adjust the Release knob to cut the sample down to a mere fraction of a second. All articulations are velocity sensitive and you can use the Swell knob to further sculpt the volume. Each articulation has been tuned to it's dominant frequency and chromatically spread out across the keys allowing this library to serve as both percussion and melody. The stepping knob provides pitch-shifting of ±48 semitones with optional key-switching for ±12 semitones.
Our Tone / FX controls give you access to a number of effects to shape the sounds further. The 3-band EQ gives you ±18db of Low, Mid and High with a fully adjustable Mid Freq. sweep from 20Hz to 20kHz. Other effects include Lo-Fi with adjustable bit-depth and sampling frequency, Flanger, Rotator, Pro-53 Filter, Delay with tempo-synch, Convolution Reverb and a Stereo Modeller. The Uberpeggiator is another powerful feature included in most Percussion and FX patches. It's an advanced arpeggiator allowing control over tempo-synched rhythm timing, number of hits, swing, repeat, pitch, scale and a full 16-step velocity table.
Impact Soundworks Resonance Emotional Mallets KONTAKT-MAGNETRiXX
Evocative, custom-made stone, metal, wood and glass instruments that range in timbre from warm and beautiful to haunting, spine-tingling, mournful and everything in between.
Resonance - Key Features
Over 4,000 pristine 24-bit samples
Deep sampled velocity + RR layers
Dry, close-miced sound with a touch of air
Mallets, fingers, hand and bowed playing
Tonal, atonal and percussive sounds
Extensive sound design/FX patches
Aquarion, stonaphone, pipeharp, wrenchaphone
Boltophone, glass gong, bass tongue drum
Glass tongue drum, metal whale drum, metal sheet
Metal ensemble, pot lids, gamelan ensemble
Sound design collection
Requires KONTAKT 4 (full version, not player) or higher
Requires 2.4GB of disk space