Precisionsound releases Hybrid Factory sound library for Kontakt

Precisionsound Hybrid Factory

Precisionsound has released Hybrid Factory, a sample-based synthesiser for Native Instruments Kontakt 4, capable of over 1,000 combinations of sounds.

With Hybrid Factory, users can make warm analogue emulations, aggressive digital tones, and imaginary electroacoustic instruments. The samples in Hybrid Factory were created by Iain Morland using a wide range of techniques, including resynthesizing acoustic instruments; physical modelling; granular synthesis; processing Foley recordings; FM synthesis; sampling old cassettes; and convolving instruments with one another. This gives users a varied and unusual palette for sound design.

Precisionsound founder Lars Westin said, “Hybrid Factory’s scripted Kontakt interface puts all the samples at your fingertips. It lets you see the waveforms with which you are working. You can shape the dynamics, apply filters, phasers, chorus and reverb effects, and add three different flavours of distortion.”

Hybrid Factory features

  • Over 1,160 stereo samples at 24-bit, 44.1khz quality.
  • 80 NKI presets, including basses, leads, keys and pads, demonstrating the capabilities of Hybrid Factory.
  • Twelve unique impulse responses.
  • A default NKI to use as a starting point for user patches.
  • The size of the sample pool is 1.77GB (1.32GB compressed). Thanks to Kontakt’s disk streaming technology, the samples use only 134MB RAM.
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or above (Kontakt Player not supported).

Hybrid Factory is available to purchase for $69 USD (+$11 USD on DVD).

More information: Precisionsound / Hybrid Factory

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Precisionsound releases Russian Balalaika

Precisionsound Russian Balalaika

Precisionsound has announced the release of Russian Balalaika, a very detailed sampled Balalaika for NI Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and SoundFont.

The recording was made in the “Usachevsky” studio at the University of Utah, and the instrument was played by Igor Iachimciuc and edited by Lars Westin, KSP script programming was made by Iain Morland.

Russian Balalaika features

  • 1,250 24bit mono WAV files of a Russian 3 stringed (2 E strings and 1 A string) Balalaika.
  • Articulations recorded separately for both the E and A string: Up, Down, Thumb, Flam, Mute, Unison EA, Unison EE, Tremolo (3 variations but same speed), Harmonics, FX1, FX2 and Fretnoises.
  • Includes 2 types of programs: “Solo” and “Group” (NI Kontakt, EXS24 & HALion versions only).
    • “Solo” programs are one single Balalaika
    • “Group” programs are a mix of 3 different notes and articulations played at the same time to build a unison feel of 3 (6 in NI Kontakt 3 and 4 if the String mix is set to 50% using the KSP script programs) unique Balalaika players.
  • Speed control of the tremolos is only available in the NI Kontakt 3 & 4 programs.

Russian Balalaika is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD (+$11 USD on DVD); all formats are included.

More information: Precisionsound / Russian Balalaika

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