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Microhammer releases February 2010 Release Bundle

Microhammer Spirit Flute

Microhammer has released the February 2010 Release Bundle, a collection of 10 new instruments for Kontakt.

Microhammer is launching a series of new products around 15th of every month. All monthly releases will be followed by a bundle containing all the products at a highly favorable rate, so you can get it all. The bundle is only valid until our next release, so grab it while you can. We are proud to announce our second launch bundle, which consists of all the Microhammer February titles.

February 2010 Release Bundle includes

  • Berimbau, a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil.
  • Spirit Flute, originally an instrument played by Native Americans. It has been used in countless New Age and World Music recordings and is known for its distinctive and at times – almost haunting sound.
  • Train Flute, hand-carved by skilled craftsmen who adhere to the ways of a simpler time, only the finest and richest tone-producing secret blend of woods were used in this instrument.
  • Slide Flute, the classic slide-whistle or slide-flute is a common staple of comedic and children’s music. The signature rise and fall is used both musically, as well as in old-school sound design and foley to signify objects rising or falling in space.
  • Kokiriko, a traditional Japanese percussion instrument. The instrument sounds like a long set of domino pieces clashing together and has a distinct clicky/clacky type of sound.
  • Smiley Drum, a 10-tongue major pentatonic variant of the classic propane drum concept, with a shallower, wider pan than most.
  • Clay Drum, this giant clay vase was chosen specifically for it’s unique sound and tonal resonance. Producing a wide variety of sounds, this clay drum is a both a percussive and melodic instrument.
  • Sand Drum, the unique surf-like sound is produced by a medium-sized enclosed drum about 1 1/4″ thick and filled with dozens of tiny silver metal beads.
  • Road Trip Vol. 1, little tidbits, oddities, improvisations and random gems found at various pit stops on a desert trip.
  • Windchimes, made from a selection of different wind chimes, however sampled in detail so the user can control the amount of chimeniness and use them as percussive instruments.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 3, SFZ and .wav
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3 / 4 full retail versions required.
  • Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.

The February 2010 Release Bundle is available to purchase for the introductory price of $109 USD until 15 March, 2010 (regular price $172 USD). Instruments are also available to purchase separately, starting at $9 USD.

More information: Microhammer / February 2010 Release Bundle


Tonehammer announces Guess the Instrument – February 2010

Tonehammer - Guess the Instrument

Tonehammer has announced a Guess the Instrument contest.

Microhammer (our little brother company specialized in weird instruments) will be releasing 9 new instruments later in Februrary, however we wanted to give you an opportunity to win the entire collection.

The first person that can guess what instruments were used in the demo (see below) will win the entire Microhammer February collection for free.

We don’t really expect anybody to be 100% on the money, since the instruments are highly unconventional, but give it your best shot and may the best ear win. All we ask is that you leave your answer in the comment field below and have fun. Microhammer is all about exploring new types of instruments and sounds, so let your mind be open and suggest anything that come to your mind.

More information: Tonehammer


Tonehammer launches Microhammer

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Tonehammer has announced the launch of Microhammer, a new website that focuses on ultra-low priced, unique and eccentric sample products.

Microhammer was spawned by the developers of Tonehammer, but if focused on ultra-affordable, highly unique and smaller type of sample libraries. The concept of Microhammer is somehow different from traditional sample development, since we really want to use this as an opportunity to cover completely new and exotic materials. We proudly launch with six titles – some of them more conventional and some of them so weird its even hard to put words to them.

We will be releasing all the current collections later today (January 13th 2010) at approx. 9PM PST.

The Microhammer release schedule follows a very simple strategy. Every month – around the 15th – we will release a variety of new products, so there will be huge monthly updates to the site. All launches will come as individual products and as unique bundle offer for the month.

The current collection includes Iron Throne, Water Percussion Vol. 1, Epic Room Percussion, Kazoo Solo/Ensemble, Gnomehammer, and Music Boxes. These products will be available to purchase at $19 each, except for Iron Throne which is $39 USD. A “January 2010 Bundle” which includes all releases of January will also be available for $89 USD.

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