Sonokinetic Cuica KONTAKT
Typical Brazilian music is defined by a few distinctive sounds.
Cuica is one of those musical-culture-defining instruments, and we set out to capture this rarely sampled instrument with much finesse and dedication, offering it in two version; a higher Soprano sounding Cuica and a heavy and loud bass Cuica. Covering different playing techniques and including original Cuica performances, this sample library sides among the unique ones in the Sonokinetic sampling library collection. Three microphone positions are available for customising your sound. The instrument is recorded in our renowned studio in Hilversum The Netherlands matching the acoustic fingerprint of our other sampled Brazilian percussion instruments.
Cuíca or "kuweeca", is a Brazilian friction drum with a large pitch range, produced by changing tension on the head of the drum. Cuíca is Portuguese for a type of small opossum which is known to make a high-pitched sound. It is most often used in samba music. The tone it produces has a high-pitched squeaky timbre. It has been called a 'laughing gourd' due to this sound. Many also claim that the cuica has a "monkey" sound.
With a beautifully crafted themed user interface designed by Ryo Ishido, we are very proud and pleased to present to you the next product in our traditional music/cultural heritage line, "Cuica” - Rare Traditional Brazilian Percussion.
Sonokinetic ‘sticks’ with its unbeatable pricing module and high quality sampling, we are really happy with how Cuica turned out and we hope you will share in our enthusiasm for this instrument and it brings you a broad smile every time you play it.
We are proud to release "Cuica”, delivering a realistic sounding Brazilian traditional music composing tool at your fingertips.
Sonokinetic Berimbau KONTAKT
Sonokinetic’s Berimbau is based on over 200 samples of two traditional berimbau instruments from Brazil, one made of biriba wood and one made of fiberglass. The library can come in handy for making traditional Brazilian music, of course, but it can also work great for cinematic music and for spicing up synthetic percussion loops. The sounds are completely royalty and copyright free, however they are compressed to NCW format which is exclusive to Native Instruments Kontakt (there are no WAV files in the download pack). The library is not compatible with the free Kontakt Player, meaning that it will only work for fifteen minutes in the free version of Kontakt.
The customized user interface for Kontakt is quite simple but also very useful, providing direct access to three different microphone positions, quick tuning settings, a 3-band equalizer and the convolution reverb effect that is pre-loaded with a custom impulse response. Everything else is controlled directly via key switches. The download pack includes a user manual which explains how to control the round robin samples and get a natural sounding performance.
Cling Film Frame Drums KONTAKT
Cling Film Frame Drums is a deep sounding percussion instrument made in the kitchen.
It was created by recording hits on cling film on a bowl, and sounds like a real frame drum – perfect for underscore and cinematic music.
Cling Film Frame drums was recorded by sampling multiple hits of cling film over a bowl with dinner’s leftovers in it.
It has a nice deep sound that works perfectly for cinematic, underscore and ethnic music, sounding just like a high pitched tom drum or bonjo drum.
Tonehammer Lakeside Organ EXS24 KONTAKT DVDR-DYNAMiCS
The Lakeside Pipe Organ is a part steel pipe and part electric organ that produces most of its sound by venting mechanically compressed air (wind) through resonant pipes. Each pipe produces sound of one fixed pitch, so they are provided in sets with one pipe or more per note, each set or stop having a common timbre and loudness throughout.The Lakeside Pipe Organ has multiple sets of pipes of differing timbre, pitch and loudness which the player can employ singly or in combination. The actual organ is made from three keyboards, played by the hands, and a pedal board for bass notes, played by the feet, each of which controls its own group of stops.
We carefully recorded our organ at the Lakeside Temple of Practical Christianity (Oakland, CA), with master organist Don Sears. We captured it a variety of different stop settings and combinations, allowing you to control the timbre of the organ. We recorded five different settings comparably from PP to FF. The majority of this library focuses on the classic steel pipes only, although we also opened up some of the organ's vintage electric stops for a little extra low-end reinforcement on our high 5th setting. All settings recorded at two microphone positions (close/far), so user have ultimately flexibility between 10 different organ settings. Every note was captured for up to ten seconds and all release-triggered samples were captured individually.
Additionally we realized that many other organ sample libraries use noise reduction, which gives a more polished/clinical or even garbled sound to the organ. We decided to take the opposite approach and allow all the air sounds in the library, since the "noise" is the air produced by the bellows and pipes that drive the instrument. This means that the organ has a more clearer, brighter, fuller, much more life-like and airy sound (especially in softer settings), giving it a more emotionally expressive and natural quality.
# 5 Different Organ Settings (Equivalent to PP, P, MP, MF, FF)
# Close and Far microphone positions for all settings
# All notes on organ sampled (no interval sampling)
# All notes sampled with release triggers
# Acoustic recording without noise reduction
# Additional foot basses in forte patches
# Additional bell/chimes included
# Additional session recordings, FX, live organ demos and hall sounds
# Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf)
# 15 instrument patches, 1,584 samples, 1,75 GB installed, 978 MB .rar download
# Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16Bit stereo and stereo .wav format
# Format(s): Kontakt, EXS24 and .wav
# Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2 / 3 / 4 full retail versions required for Kontakt instruments.
# EXS-compatible host/sampler required for .exs instruments
SM Free Maracas
We are announcing a free Kontakt instrument featuring sampled maracas percussion instruments. This is the updated version of Mkhitaryan Production's Natural Maracas instrument.
"Maracas sometimes called rumba shakers and various other names, are percussion musical instruments–rattles—that originated in Latin America. They are classified as idiophones. Players hold them by their handles, usually in pairs, and shake them. raditional maracas consist of hollow balls made from dried gourd shell or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans and mounted on a wooden handle."
The pack contains 1 NI Kontakt instrument (Kontakt 4+), Cover images and Demo track. HQ Maracas sound with a little reverb will give your music an atmosphere of Cuba and Brazil. Download Free below.
Samplebase Soundblock World Percussion Africa v 2 SCD-SPiRiT
World Percussion - Africa 2 is the second of three African Percussion SoundBlocks within I/O's "Ethnic Percussion" series. This SoundBlock contains well over 50 loops and velocity-sensitive drum hits that are sure to add depth and variety to any mix. Every sound in I/O's "Ethnic Percussion" series was meticulously recorded with class-A gear, and each instrument was played by a pro percussionist specialized in performing these instruments.
World Percussion - Africa 2 contains the following instruments: African Cahon, African Cowbells, African Gourd, African Gourd Rattle, Apetia, Bendir, Djun Djun, Kpoko, Shekere (small and large), Square Drum (small and large), Toke.
Cinematique Instruments Hammered Dulcimer
The hammered dulcimer is a stringed instrument with 31 string pairs stretched over a trapezoidal shaped sound box. Usually, the hammered dulcimer is set on a stand in front of the musician, who holds small wooden mallet hammers to strike the strings.
The dulcimer has two bridges, a bass bridge near the right and a treble bridge on the left side. The bass bridge holds up bass strings, which are played to the left of the bridge. The treble strings can be played on either side of the treble bridge, playing them on the left side gives a note a fifth higher than playing them on the right of the bridge.
The strings of a hammered dulcimer are found in pairs, two strings for each note. Each set of strings is tuned in unison and is called a course. As with a piano, the purpose of using multiple strings per course is to make the instrument louder, although as the courses are rarely in perfect unison, a chorus effect usually results like a mandolin..
We recorded the hammered dulcimer in two microphone positions. At the top of the instrument we placed - in a ms stereo set-up - a pair of Neumann U87s and at the bottom we put a single condenser. These two positions are covering a wide range of sound and you are free to mix them at your own requirements. We played the hammered dulcimer in minor thirds and concentrated mainly on three different articulations. Firstly we recorded the „normal" notes which means that we hit the strings with the typical small wooden mallets, we called this articulation „Mallet". Furthermore we struck the strings with a drum stick which we called „Sticks" and finally we recorded an articulation where we struck the strings with a timpani mallet and damped the strings with the palm of the hand which we named „Muted". All these articulation were recorded in 4 round robin variation and up to 4 velocity layer.
Beside this we cared most about producing the typical hammered dulcimer tremolo. Thus we equipped the instrument with two different ways to produce this roll alike tremolo. The first option to generate the tremolo will be achieved by duplicating each already played note when releasing the key. This lets you exactly control the velocity and tempo of the tremolo. The other and more easy way to produce the tremolo uses the modwheel. By turning the wheel you control the tremolo tempo from slow to fast. In order to avoid sounding too artificially we included a random factor which automatically affects the tempo and the velocity which results a very organic tremolo which lets you easy switch between single notes and tremolo rolls. Furthermore we added several functions and effects such as the control of reverb, delay, decay, distortion or octave which expands the entire sound of the hammered dulcimer and gives you a lot of options.
All in all we came out with an instrument which enriches your music with a nice and organic feel whether you used it as a solo or just as a background instrument.
One complex patch including three articulations and advanced scripting. Approx. data 2.5 GB (1.4 GB compressed). For more details please read the . reference manual.
Kontakt 4 full version is required