SonicCouture Bowed Piano for Ableton Live v9.x ALP
What happens when you take a perfectly good instrument–one that's been around for hundreds of years–and completely rethink it? The bowed piano technique involves flexible bows made from monofilament nylon fishing line, coated in rosin.
What happens when you take a perfectly good instrument--one that's been around for hundreds of years--and completely rethink it? The bowed piano technique involves flexible bows made from monofilament nylon fishing line, coated in rosin. The nylon is threaded under the piano's strings, and the performer can coax a sustained tone from the piano. The resulting sound is organic, shape-shifting, massive, foreboding yet delicate. The sound of the Bowed Piano is incredibly versatile, very musical and completely unique. It seems to strike a middle ground somewhere between a synthesizer pad and a stringed instrument and manages to sound like neither. It is a sound that adds space and movement to a composition and brings a magical, shimmering high end and baleful, evocative character.
The Soniccouture Bowed Piano instrument was recorded using a nine-foot Baldwin Grand, a model popular with bowed piano practitioners. A matched pair of Bruel & Kjaer microphones was used to capture every detail of the sound. Each key has alternate samples to prevent repetition of attack transients, and there are three articulations per key: normal bowing, hard bowing and short, staccato bows. The normal and hard samples are looped long, for infinite sustain.
Embertone Chang Erhu KONTAKT
The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.
Our Erhu can create profoundly expressive and beautiful music, and it's also sooooo much fun to play. Its flexibility and out-of-the-box sound is undeniable! ...and we don't think there's a virtual erhu out there to match it!
•REQUIRES Kontakt 4/5 FULL
• Authentic, fully playable chinese fiddle
• ROUND ROBIN bowed, slurred, gliss legato
• Bow/Slur/Gliss Legato, Pizz, Trem, Shorts
• Fully controllable, rebuilt vibrato
• WATERMARKED individually
• Custom-scripted ENSEMBLE mode
ARIA Sounds Hybrichord Vol 1 KONTAKT DVDR
The Vol 1 of Hybrichord is our first exploration into what we can really get out of a normal piano, and the initial results are fantastic. Using various means of getting the instrument to vibrate, including wiring the instrument up, using magnets, electric current, etc.
We managed to create some fantastic organic sounding sonic landscapes. The user interface has controls to allow you to shape and sculpt some of the sound to your liking for use in your music. Of course, we have also included a variety of more well known experimental techniques, including picks, plucks, bows, hammers, drumming, screws in the strings etc.
This library contains over 4 GB of excellent cinematic content, recorded at 96KHz, 24-Bit.
...::: Tech Specs :::...
• Samples Are 24-Bit At 96000HZ WAV Files
• 4.3 GB Of Content
• The full version of Kontakt 4 or above is required to run this software.
(It will not run on the free version of Kontakt player)
A Unique Bowed Glockenspiel Sample Library KONTAKT
The Rosinspiel is a glockenspiel that has been played with a bow instead of a mallet.
It has a very unique soft, glassy like sound and its an incredibly unusual sample library – perfect for orchestral and underscore music.
The Rosinspiel is glockenspiel played with a bow instead of being struck with a mallet. The result is an unusual, silky sounding instrument with an almost ethereal string like sound.
The staccato samples sound like a celeste with a softer attack, while the sustains sound like a glass armonica with slight bow noise. The samples are tuned to match OrchestralTools’ The Glock.
Recorded with a close mic in 24 bit Mono
The Rosinspiel was close mic’d and recorded in mono as 24bit WAVs. Each sampled sustain is held for 8 seconds or longer with three dynamics recorded for each sustain. Crossfading is controllable via the mod wheel. – The physical instrument’s range is from G3-C6. The virtual instrument’s range is C3-C6.
In total there are 99 sustain samples with 3 velocity layers and 1xRR and 155 staccato samples with 1 velocity layer and 5XRR. It comes with 3 patches – bowed sustain, bowed sustain loop (credit to Park Bench) and staccato.
Samplesourcer Toy Piano KONTAKT-MAGNETRiXX
The toy piano has been used as an instrument extensively by musicians such as, Evanescence, Radiohead, Tori Amos, The B52′s, Eels, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Waits and many more. The toy piano is a small piano like musical instrument with a very recognizable sound. Toy pianos are increasingly used as a melodic instrument in film- and television productions soundtracks. Therefore Samplesourcer invested in recording two Toy pianos. A "Honky Tonk” sounding Toy piano and a Bell-sounding Toy piano are sampled in 24 bit 441.kHz high quality.
"Toy Piano” by Samplesourcer provides these instruments in a 4 and 3 layer velocity Kontakt instrument.
44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
98 MB installed, 58 MB .rar download
2 instrument patches, 110 Samples
Format: .nki and .wav
PureMagnetik MalletPak One MULTiFORMAT
MalletPak One is a collection of 13 multisampled marimba instruments. It was recorded in a reflective room with a pair of Shure KSM32s in an ORTF configuration to capture the wide stereo field of the instrument. Four different mallet types were used with multiple hits for round-robin triggering and several velocity layers each.
A violin bow recorded for each marimba bar creates an eerily textured patch with infinite sustain. A hybrid patch combining mallet strikes with the bowed texture allows you to mix between articulations. The Logic, Kontakt and Ableton versions include a massive program that includes all 4 mallet types for easy switching during a performance or recording. Additionally, there are several synthetic patches using the marimba as sound source to create unique new musical tones.
MalletPak was produced in collaboration with artist Richard Lainhart.
MalletPak One Features
• 13 multi-sampled instruments
• Over 900 high quality samples
• Advanced Ableton Live Racks with Macro Controls
• Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI
• Requires Ableton Live 8.2.1 & up, Kontakt 3.5 & up or Logic 8 & up
• 250 MB of physical RAM
• 600 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space
Puremagnetik PM Grand MULTiFORMAT-DYNAMiCS
A multi-sampled Yamaha Conservatory Grand Piano that includes a library of advanced instruments and looped clips in various styles.
This Pack contains a collection of 9 advanced instruments and 50 looped clips optimized for Ableton Live, Native Instruments Kontakt and Apple Logic. The included instruments contain multi-sampled programs with release and sustain tones, a "lite” version with a much smaller footprint, a reverse piano, an infinte sustained piano and several electrified tones.
Piano Type: Yamaha C3 6'1" Conservatory Grand
Microphones: Ccombination of a close pair of Neumann KM 84s in an XY configuration, along with a spaced pair of Earthworks omnidirectional mics. All mics recorded through a True Systems Precision 8 mic pre.
• 3 velocity zones on each of 88 keys.
• Key Release sounds for realistic mechanical nuances
• "Sustain Leakage” has captured the sound of all strings resonating when the sustain pedal is activated
• Requires Ableton Live 7 or higher, Kontakt 3 or higher, Logic 8 or higher
• 300 MB of physical RAM
• 400 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space