echo | collective has announced Swell, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring natural and designed cymbals.
Swell is a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library designed to create natural sounding cymbal swells with a variety of different cymbals and performances.
We brought in a professional drummer to perform each of the swells and on during the recording sessions we covered a wide variety of cymbal shapes and sizes. Cymbals included gongs, orchestral suspended cymbals, crashes, chinas, sizzle ride, and others.
Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. We chose a relatively reflection free space with a super low noisefloor and recorded through John Hardy M1 preamps for the big clean gain. Schoeps and Neumann mics were used to get full coverage of each cymbal.
- 24 bit 96k metadata tagged wav files.
- 500+ unique recordings.
- The entire “Natural” collection.
- The entire “Designed” collection.
- 6.5 total Gb of sounds.
- 12 Kontakt fully programmed unlocked .nki files.
- .nki files require full version of NI Kontakt 5.3 or higher.
The Swell library is available to purchase for $79 USD. A Lite Collection edition is available for $15 USD.