Sound Dust has announced the release of Ghost Dulcitone 1900, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This is a magical sounding impossible hybrid instrument that takes the rare and beautiful woody jingle of the dulcitone and transforms it into an extended dusty swoon that goes to infinity and beyond (although technically that’s not really possible is it ?) If Tim Burton was a musical instrument he would make sounds like the Ghost Dulcitone 1900.
The starting point of Ghost Dulcitone 1900 is sister instrument the dULCITONE 1900² a 100 year old acoustic keyboard which is binaurally multisampled with 7 velocity layers. Then each sample is used as a convolution reverb impulse and 20 second bursts of Moog Voyager generated analogue white noise are blasted through it to create a whole new sample set of dusty, metallic bowed sounding, infinite duclitone-iness.
Ghost Dulcitone 1900 features
6 deeply multisampled sound articulations ; Pale Ghost convolution, Reverse Ghost convolution, Dark Ghost convolution, Dulcitone 1900, Roomy Nord and Release Nord.
3.26GB of 24bit multisamples with up to 14 velocity levels per note.
Advanced architecture with automatable control of everything.
Sample start control.
Patch morphing with mod wheel controller
3 pages of scripting.
Ghost Engine with per voice algorithmic reverb.
Noise Engine with per voice distortion and filtering.
74 specially created convolution reverb impulses recorded from real spaces, expensive hardware, and some less obvious sources including a Roland Space Echo, Lexicon reverb and the stage of Glyndebourne Opera House.
Leslie effect, cabinet modelling and morphing EQ.
Selectable and adjustable release group.
Selectable round robin sample swapping.
Midi timing jitter.
51 instruments (.nki’s).
Built in instruction manual.
The library is available for purchase for £30 GBP. A bundle with Dulcitone2 is £40 GBP.
Pendle Poucher of Sound Dust has released the dULCITONE1900 sample library.
It’s taken an age, but I’ve finally managed to birth a lovely sister to Dulcitone1884. This one is a 16-year younger beauty with a slightly jinglier and more even tone which really compliments the butch woody clunk of the 1884 version.
Think of dULCITONE1900 as Keira Knightly and Dulcitone1884 as Kristin Scott Thomas…..or maybe whatshisface in Twilight to George Clooney.
I’ve gone to town with the sampling, seven velocity layers of binaural recording add up to around 500mb of samples. There’s a wee video of her in action which tells you more about her than I can put into words.
dULCITONE1900 is available for Kontakt 3 and above (full version required), EXS, Ableton Sampler, Alchemy (full version required), SFZ (imports into Alchemy player) and SoundFont, priced at £15 GBP. Purchase includes all formats.
Pendle has released Steel Drum Percussion Room, a new kit of lovely dusty binaural acoustic drum samples and slightly prepared steel drums.
….a kind of Tom Waits percussion machine featuring drums in all shapes and sizes.
Steel Drum Percussion Room features
4 octaves of huge flappy marching band bass drums, ripped and rattly snares and kicks, frame drums, congas, bongos, toms, hi-hats, cymbals, boxes, metal shelving…you name it.
plus the “prepared” steel drums, a neglected set of bass steel pans played with fingers and soft mallets to avoid sounding like proper steel drums ( more apocalypse than calypso ) , the tunings are a bit iffy, but theres plenty of velocity layers per hit for a rusty hang drum like effect. Great for film scoring.
both kits were recorded binaurally in a great sounding room with long decays for a total of 168mb of samples.
The samples are currently available in Kontakt, SFZ, Giga and soundfonts (Live, EXS and NNxt coming very soon), and cost £15 GBP.
Also make sure to check Pendle’s other sample sets, the dulcitone and tiny binaural harpsichord.