Sonic Zest has introduced The Glass Absolute Quintet, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Glass has been used as a musical instrument for centuries. While usually filled with the finest French cognacs, champagnes and wines, the unique sound of these quintet of glasses produces a warm and haunting tone, that comes with a reverb-y and chamber like echo.
The Glass Absolute Quintet is an exciting new library, featuring the soprano sound of the Champagne Flute all the way down to the baritone of the Punch glass bowl. The glasses have been hit and resonated to give a variety of sounds, full of character.
The Glass Absolute Quintet features
- Detailed sampling of a quintet of glass instruments: Champagne, Brandy, Burgundy, Wine and Punch glasses.
- Both resonance and staccato expressions.
- For staccato the glasses are available separately or layer, while for the resonance all five glasses are in a single instrument patch.
- Instantly playable.
- 130 MB download (315 MB when extracted)
- 3x round robins.
- Full Kontakt required.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $30 USD.
More information: Sonic Zest / The Glass Absolute Quintet
Cinematique Instruments has announced Poing!, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Poing? Just let two balls bouncing inside an enclosed area and let them play a sound each time they are contacting an obstacle! That exactly is Poing – It is musical Ping Pong. But also much more….
Poing! is a self generating musical tool which makes sounds by every touch of two balls with the border of an area in which the balls are bouncing or 3 bars inside this area. These bars can also move either automatically or controlled by the mod wheel. Poing! provides four different sound sources, which can be mixed with four seperate knobs. These are a Monochord, a Gentle Glockenspiel, a normal Sinus Sounds and the sound of a glass bowl.
In order to shape the sound of Poing there are available a lot of options: reverb, delay, phaser and a low pass resonance filter. But you can also set the pitch and the scale of the generated notes. There are available 10 different kinds of scales such as major-, minor, whole-tone, chromatic or mixed scales. Finally you can separatly start each ball and adjust the speed of them. Because of its advanced
scripting Poing! is like the 80ies video game – just musically fun.
Beside using Poing! as a self generating tool you are also free to play Poing! manually with your keyboard.
The Poing! library for Kontakt is available to for 16 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4 or higher full version.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Poing!
VST Buzz has announced a limited time deal, offering the Bell from Shelf and Wine Glass library bundle by Atom Hub at a 30% discount.
This bundle offers some really unique and quirky little libraries from a relatively unheard of developer. Wine Glass has 40 presets offering a variety of unusual sounds created from sampling wine glass hits (finger tip, knuckle, wooden stick etc.) with 7x round robins. Its a beautiful library that offers a nice crystalline, sparkly and ominous sound.
The Bell from Shelf was created by sampling the knocking, ringing and tolling of a copper brass bell. It comes with 24 presets (5x round robins) and gives you a beautiful percussive, metallic and clangy sound. These are some excellent libraries to add to your collection and absolutely dirt cheap!
The bundle is available to purchase for $9.50 USD until November 12th, 2013 (regular $13.50 USD).
More information: VST Buzz
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on Sep 25, 2013
VST Buzz has announced a deal on the Glass/Bells Kontakt Bundle by AudioThing, offering the 2 Kontakt sample libraries at a 30% discount for 1 week.
Glass is a sampled balloon wine glass that has a bright and crystalline tone and long sustain. It has 10 Kontakt instruments (.nki) included and sounds hypnotic and angelic.
Bells is a Kontakt library with 26 Kontakt instruments (.nki), created with many different bells including an Agnone souvenir bell, a hotel desk-bell, a Perko fog bell, and a classic school bell. Made from a wide range of different materials, and sampled with a range of different articulations and techniques, this is a very flexible library which is able to provide a wide range of sounds.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $25 USD until October 1st, 2013 (regular $38 USD).
More information: VST Buzz
Detunized has announced the release of Glass Harp, a sample library featuring the sound of chromatically tuned wine glasses.
For this latest Detunized project more than 80 wine glasses where collected on flea markets and junk shops. After carefully separating the wheat form the chaff instrument maker Sergey Karamyshev ended up with 39 glasses that got tuned by filling each one with a certain amount of water. This way a lovely sounding instrument with a range of 3 octaves (D3 to E6) came up. It has a lively timbre and produces rich sounds with strong overtone content.
For Glass Harp library the complete instrument got sampled both in stereo and close-miked mono, each time with a legato and a staccato pass. For the sake of an even more realistic feel an additional release sound layer was edited.
Glass Harp is available to purchase in Live Pack and Universal formats for 9 EUR.
More information: Detunized
AudioThing has released Glass, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Found in a flea market, buried inside a box full of dust and cutlery, this balloon wine Glass has a bright and crystalline tone and long sustain. Hits were sampled with fingers, a piano hammer, a metal stick, and palm of the hand.
Additional sounds produced with wet fingers on the border, small screws thrown inside the goblet, and processed slowed down hits for the atmospheric pads.
- 10 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
- 7 Kontakt Multis (.nkm).
- Up to 10 Round Robin samples.
- Up to 3 Velocity layers.
- 114 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
- 7 Custom Reverb IRs.
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
- Size: 387 MB / 135 MB download.
- Sample sets including: finger hits, metal hits, piano hammer hits, palm hits, screwes hits, wet fingers.
AudioThing Glass requires Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 9.95 EUR until June 2nd, 2013 (regular 12 EUR).
More information: AudioThing / Glass
Soniccouture has updated its Glass Works sample library for Kontakt to version 2.0.
Glass / Works is a Kontakt player instrument which collects together 3 extremely unusual and rare musical instruments which use glass to generate sound : Le Cristal Baschet, The Glass Armonica, and a set of Cloud Chamber Bowls.
Changes in Glass Works 2
- New instrument / samples: Bowed Chamber Bowls. An airy, ethereal sound with realtime harmonic control via velocity or modwheel. 5 round robin samples per note.
- New instrument: Cristal SFX. The SFX sound set from the v1.0 instrument rehoused in its own custom interface with the great new KSP ‘FOCUS’ function : map any sound across the entire keyboard with one click.
- New GUI: each Glass Works instrument gets its own unique control interface with custom KSP options setup, dedicated effects page and more.
- New Preset Library: 100 sound design presets explore every corner of the Glass Works sounds.
- Glass Works 2.0 is also fully Kontakt Player 5 compatible.
Glass Works 2 is available to purchase for 99 EUR. Glass Works 1 users can upgrade for 29 EUR.
For the next 2 weeks, Glass Works 2 is 20% off with coupon code: WOD84HRK
More information: Soniccouture / Glass Works
Sampleism has released Harmonic Wineglass, a sample library for Kontakt by MA Simon.
MA Simon is a fanatical sound designer with a talent for capturing great sounds and building awesome Kontakt Instruments.
- Sampled in 24bit 44100.
- Each sample is about 25 seconds long (!) and looped.
- Various patches including:
- Iron Fork hits – 16 velocity layers.
- Glass Piano V1 – Created by editing the start and attack parameters of each sample in Kontakt using the sustained samples.
- Glass Piano V2 – A very aery almost synth like piano sound. Including a patch with 5 x round robin patch.
Harmonic Wineglass for Kontakt is available to purchase for £4.99 GBP.
More information: Sampleism / Harmonic Wineglass