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
Ueberschall Low Tuned Strings ELASTiK-MAGNETRiXX
Deeper! Low Tuned Strings is pure acoustic sound design. It reveals a new, unheard vibrating world of 4-, 5- and 6-stringed instruments that gets deep under your skin.
The instruments‘ strings have been detuned to up to more than an octave below their common tuning, resulting in interesting sound structures. These strings rattle and vibrate while the booming double bass licks have moved to the deepest basement of frequencies.
This special library offers loops and sounds recorded from unusually low tuned stringed instruments. Sound sources were acoustic and electric guitars, electric basses as well as a double bass. Grant your production something unique by adding these extraordinarily sounding loops and single sounds. The instruments‘ strings have been detuned to up to more than an octave below their common tuning, resulting in interesting sound structures. These strings rattle and vibrate while the booming double bass licks have moved to the deepest basement of frequencies.
Use Low Tuned Strings to place uncommon emphases in music productions and dubbing. The capabilities are immense: use the sounds as source material for installations, experimental music, atonal journeys through sound, suspense-packed effects in film, television and games production or as atmospheric elements in various music genres. All samples are available in two versions: dry and processed with versatile effects. The unaltered samples enable using the uncommon sound sources in new contexts over and over.
The library is categorized into melodies, licks and phrases, single notes, bowed, slides, breaks and harmonies.
Low Tuned Strings convinces by its individual sound aesthetic, produced by loose, wobbling strings, near the border to tonality and stable tuning. This library is a real enrichment to musicians, producers and sound designers that enjoy experimenting.
Elastik Soundbank for Mac & Win - AU/VST/AAX/RTAS/Standalone
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Illuminati Virtual Instrument is here. Powered by the kontakt 5 engine. Brand new hip-hop virtual instrument that is sure to make noise in the urban production community. Inspired by all the sounds you here in Jay Z, Kanye, J.Cole,Kendrick Lamar productions. Illuminati is packed with everything you need to kill the urban radio. From Big Orchestra Hits,Brass Stabs, Strings, Distorted Instruments, Choirs, Tuned 808s and more. Urban producers get ready to have some fun making beats watch the video below to see it in action.
Strings & Choirs
Hi Pass Filter
Signiture Key Fx (K-Fx)
Format:Kontakt 5.1 or (Higher) Full Version (Required)
Instant Electronic Delivery to Email after Purchase
Recommend:4GB Free Space
Tonehammer Zitherette KONTAKT-DYNAMiCS
This enchanting little instrument is a simple 8-string fretless zither, roughly 12 x 20 inches in size. Zithers are a broad family of hollow-bodied string instruments common throughout all of Europe and Asia. Variants range from the dulcimer to the Koto, with countless other ﬂavors unique to each region and culture. Common to each of them is the arrangement of multiple strings over a neck-less sound box. The oldest known variant of the zither family dates back to 4th century B.C China, while new additions continue to spring up to this day.
4 sets of Zitherette (natural scale BmHarmonic, w/ palm/mute)
2 sets of Zitherette (tuned scale w/ dampener)
2 sets of ZItherette (tuned scale w/ mute)
2 sets of Zitherette (tuned w/ arp)
Zitherette experimental patches:
Saturn (w/ MW warp)
Saturn Rings (w/ MW time stretch and pedal damp)
Saturn III (w/ MW warp/mute)
Splattern Anti Arp
Bonus: 4 custom ambiences
Extensive read me (.pdf) install, patch and hint documentation.
24 instrument patches, 335 Samples.
650 MB installed.
Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format.
Format(s): KONTAKT 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
Modernbeats RnB Klub Drum Loops Vol. 1 WAV ACiD SCD-SPiRiT
RnB Klub Music Loops 1 - Construction Style R&B Music Loops: Featuring over 330 R&B instrument music loops in construction-style format, ModernBeats delivers "RnB Klub Music Loops 1". This melodic construction style loopset provides 20 multi-track
modern R&B music themes. Each multi-track theme delivers layered performances of R&B and urban instruments where each layer is separated into its own instrument loop file. Capture the platinum sound of today's RnB Club hits! RnB Klub Music Loops styles are modeled after Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Chris Brown, Usher, Flo Rida, & more!
acked with a large variety of contemporary and classic R&B instruments, 'RnB Klub Music Loops' provides users with a plethora of hit-worthy club R&B performances! Plus, all loops mix-match seamlessly together, allowing users to combine and create hundreds of original multi-track musical compositions with ease! Loops are modeled in the style of platinum R&B music producers such as Stargate, Timbaland, Bloodshy and Avant, Red Zone, Darkchild, Scott Storch, Dr. Dre, and the Neptunes.
RnB Klub Music Loops 1 - Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Brass Section, Chorus Synths, Synth Bells, Synth Worms, Choir Pads, Clavichord, Electric Piano, Ensemble Strings, Flange Synths, Flute, Hammond B3 Organ, Harp, Harpsichord, Horns Section, Leslie Organ, Leslie Electric Keys, Mandola, Monophonic Glide Synths, Phaser Synths, Piano, Pizzicato Strings, Portamento Synths, Rhodes, Saw Wave Bass, Saw Synth Leads, Sine Bass, Square Synth Leads, Sub Bass, Tremolo Strings, Vibes, Violins, Xylophone, and more!
Impact Soundworks Furia Staccato Strings KONTAKT
FURIA Staccato Strings: A streamlined orchestral library designed solely for powerful ensemble string staccatos, Furia delivers instant gratification for film, TV, game & trailer scoring. The ideal tool for epic action string stabs and ostinatos, dramatic builds, and tense underscore rhythms!
FURIA - Key Features:
• Focused and powerful staccatos strings
• Instantly playable for fast, epic results
• Up to 16x round robin layers
• Ensemble size multiplier 1-8x
• Close + hall mic positions
• Easy envelope + sample shaping controls
• Brand-new virtual FX rack with randomizers
• Dozens of custom IRs - halls, rooms + more
String ensemble staccatos are a composer's best friend. Whether you need to accentuate dramatic rhythms in an action cue, create tension with a repeating ostinato line, build an epic swashbuckling main melody, or weave ominous arpeggiating textures, staccato strings are de facto standard.
Furia is a library tailor-made to deliver that very sound, and ONLY that sound. It is simple and streamlined, with no extraneous features or samples. As soon as you load it up and begin playing, you'll see the appeal of this elegant design. With no complex UI or exhaustive patch lists, you instead have an instant, highly-versatile staccato sound out-of-the-box.
Use Furia on its own with either (or both) of two included mic positions and a handy FX rack, or layer it with other orchestral sounds like our Bravura Scoring Brass for even more 'oomph'. Either way, we know you'll find it a fantastic and very practical tool for your template!
1. Ensemble Multiplier:
FSS was recorded with a 22-piece string ensemble. With this control, you can multiply the size of the ensemble up to 8x for an even more epic sound!
2. Timing Controls:
The Ensemble Timing knob controls the amount of random timing variation in the ensemble multiplier, while Sample Offset adjusts the sample playback to be more aggressive (at the cost of some pre-bow noise).
3. Mic Mixer:
Here you can load or unload either of the two included mic positions, plus change or automate their volume & stereo width.
4. Envelope Shaping:
Dial down the decay and sustain for a very tight and aggressive staccato sound, or turn them up with release to let each note ring out.
Selections from our brand-new, custom FX rack are also included with over 30 impulse responses to pick from. Or roll the dice with the (*) randomizer to inspire your creativity!
Below are required & recommended system specs for FURIA:
• Kontakt 5.3 or higher (FULL version, not player)
• 200MB disk space
• 2GB RAM
• Core i3 processor or better