FrozenPlain Arctic Strings KONTAKT
Arctic Strings is a cinematic string library designed from the ground up for easy to use ambient sustained strings. It features flexible scripted legato and portamento/ glissando. The interface is built around the northern lights, as you play the strings, the aurora swells and flows to the sound. The library is quite unlike anything else, it offers an unique inspiration experience and is perfect for atmospheric and ambient strings.
Scripted Legato, Portamento/ Glissando.
Basses, Cellos, Violas and Violins all in 1 patch.
Dynamics slider (default CC1).
13 Effects including delay, sequencer, chorus, reverb.
Automatic harmonise controls - lock to thirds, octaves, chords and more.
Attack and release controls.
Convolution reverb with ambient effect impulses.
Beautiful and unique GUI.
Change legato and glissando speed.
Advanced modulation matrix allows for setting keyswitches, velocity/CC modulation and much more.
Beautiful Hammered Dulcimer with a Rich & Sweet Sound KONTAKT
Charles’ Dulcimer is a beautiful Hammer Dulcimer made of solid wood with 9 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 8 courses of strings on the bass bridge, recorded by Luis Filip Costa. It has two octaves and a sweet, rich and resonating sound.
The instrument was extensively sampled with three different mic positions: a close perspective, a room and an ambient/hall perspective at the Coomberhust Studio Concert Hall at Kingston University.
Soundiron Sick 666 The Sickening KONTAKT
Sick 6: 666 - The sickening is a horror-themed cinematic and trailer sound effects library for professional composers, sound designers, re-recording mixers, animators, film makers and game developers. It includes over 4GB of sound designed content, with over 1000 stingers, boomers, impacts, stabs, hits, swells, falls, risers, playable pads, drones and ambiences and more.
We carefully crafted each sound with a variety of tools and techniques, using organic instrument, sound effect and environmental field recordings as our raw source material to create uniquely nuanced, dynamic and vivid scoring elements that are perfect for any horror, sci-fi, drama, suspense or action scene or project.
In the stinger collections, you’ll find 67 sound banks and a total of 1009 cinematic effects, each with a variety of distinct sonic variations included. The sound banks are divided into 8 main categories: Chaos, Electro, Gore, Impact, Reveal, Rising, Strings and Suspense. There are also 8 sustaining tonal ambience and atmospheric soundscape banks as well, each with a unique range of different complimentary flavors for underscoring, tension-building, environmental sound design and melodic scoring. Every preset offers total sound-shaping controls, Key-switch and automation support, DSP FX Rack and Convolution reverb with 70 impulses. You can play any of the stingers or ambiences individually as traditional one-shot effects, or instantly map them chromatically over the whole midi key range and play them as a tuned instruments with a push of the "Solo” button. Check out the Contents tab for more feature info.
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library.
Wavelore American Zither KONTAKT DVDR-DYNAMiCS
The Wavelore American Zither: Now available as a Kontakt 2/3 library, the latest version of the American Zither allows a huge variety of original and expressive playing techniques, thanks to extensive KSP programming and deeply sampled, crystal clear recordings. Featuring 12-way Round-Robin samples in six velocity layers (a total of 1080 samples), scripts to control polyphony/damping, round-robin playback, mod-wheel and release triggered-rolls, fully tweak-able portamento, and improved impulse responses of body and string resonances, the newest incarnation of our highly original first product finds new life as a Kontakt library!
* Twelve-way Round-Robin alternate samples per note, sampled in six velocity layers, across a range of approximately 3.5 octaves.
* Fully tweakable portamento, including user definable speed settings, interval limiting, time-polyphonic performance (performance detecting portamento bypass), keyboard splitting for simultaneous porta and non-porta playing, and more
* CC triggered and release triggered (also with performance detection) tremolo. Realtime speed and dynamics displays show the current parameters of the tremolo.
* Revamped sympathetic resonance IR's, with wet/dry control, impulse selection, and string panning built right into the performance view.
* Seperate keyswitchable octave coupling for both the portamento and non-portamento regions of the keboard.
* Expression control for CC#11 swells and fades (can be set to pre- or post-convolution).
* Definable keyswitches for portamento, tremolo, and octave coupling.
* MIDI Learn mode for all assignable controls and keyswitches.
* A feature-rich, dynamic performance view with five pages of clearly organized and intuitive controls for tweaking the instrument to your taste and style.
* Carefully chosen factory settings to allow unsurpassed out-of-the-box playability.
* A detailed user guide .pdf including a quick start guide and detailed info on operation.
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
Jeremiah Pena Photosynthesis Vol 2 Mystic KONTAKT
Mystic is the second in the Photosynthesis line of Kontakt libraries, an ambient cello library aimed at film/game composers, producers, and musicians who need otherworldly pads and soundscapes, unique cello articulations, and creative instrument effects.
Mystic is derived entirely from nearly 6 hours of cello recordings, processed and twisted into over 120 beautiful Kontakt instruments. Alongside the processed instruments are raw solo cello articulations. This isn't a standard cello library, so there's no legato or staccato patch, but rather unique playing styles like artificial harmonics, harmonic tremolos, sustained ricochets, sul ponticello, harmonic glissandos, and more
Mystic includes 127 Kontakt .nki instruments, and a 2.25GB library of samples in .wav format (sound designers rejoice!). It's powered by the free Photosynthesis Engine, which allows extensive control over shaping the sounds, and is designed to make importing your own samples and creating your own instruments easy.
Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.1+
Impact Soundworks Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar v1.1
Archtop: Hollowbody Electric Guitar is our next-generation virtual instrument sampling a customized Sadowsky Jim Hall model with dual pickups. This library is ideal for many genres, from jazz, funk, and R&B, to ambient, rock, pop, and beyond. With stunning realism and detail, you can write or perform virtually any rhythm or lead part you can imagine!
Fretboard has been flipped, with the low frets being on the RIGHT instead of the left, per request!
Bug fixes with the "sustain octaves" (thumbed octaves) articulation, extending the range
Big improvements to the Split MIDI Channels mode. It simply works better across the board now.
Fixes to portamento/glissando volume - should sound smoother than before!
New Midi CC controls: CC85 now controls the note/pick offset, allowing you to chop out some pick attack for a snappier response, and CC86 does the same but ONLY for legato notes.