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Sonic Zest releases Glass Hand Drums

Sonic Zest has announced the release of Glass Hand Drums, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Glass Hand Drums

Halfway between percussion and melodic instrument sits these glass hand drums. Sonically they are reminiscent of hand drums and halo drums.

To capture beauty and quirky nature of these instruments 5x round robins and 3 velocity layers were utilised. What you hear is the sound of the drums being patted, clapped and slapped to unearth their haunting tones. A sound design patch also comes with the instrument, which produces a pad-like sound that would probably work well in a horror movie.

Sonic Zest’s Glass Hand Drums sits perfectly in any mix. It’s great to any set-up and is ideal for playing lullabies and other lead melodies that you may be working on.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Glass Hand Drums

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Sonic Zest releases African Tube Percussion for Kontakt

Sonic Zest has announced African Tube Percussion, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soniz Zest African Tube Percussion

We recently stumbled across this instrument in a pop-up shop. The lady was selling Ghanaian imports, amongst which we found this set of African percussive tubes.

We recorded each tube being hit multiple times to give a 3x round robin. Minimal audio manipulation was required after the recording session to ensure that each note was perfectly tuned. The tones have been spread chromatically outside their normal range for playability. With a bit of sound design we created some additional patches, including a lovely sounding pad. African Tube Percussion Kontakt instrument is a great addition to any set-up.

African Tube Percussion features

  • Unique Kontakt instrument sampling pitched African wooden tubes.
  • 3x round robin.
  • Contains dry and reverb presets, alongside pad-like and arpeggiator sounds.
  • Instantly playable.
  • Full Kontakt required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / African Tube Percussion

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Sonic Zest releases Moroccan Drums for Kontakt

Sonic Zest Morrocan Drums

Sonic Zest has announced Moroccan Drums, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Moroccan drums are hypnotic to listen to and hypnotic to play. An assortment of drums, mostly sourced from Morocco a few from other African countries, were sampled in depth to capture the beauty of these instruments.

These drums are made from clay, skin, wood and hair – so completely organic. This Kontakt instrument captures the textured and earthy tones of these North African drums perfectly.

Multiple sounds were recorded from each drum, with variations of palm-muted and open being captured, and pitch bends for the skin drums also being recorded.

Moroccan Drums features

  • Kontakt instrument sampling an assortment of Moroccan drums.
  • 4x round robin.
  • Instantly playable.
  • 25 MB download (72 MB when expanded).
  • Full Kontakt required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Moroccan Drums

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Sonic Zest releases eBow Mandolin for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has launched eBow Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest eBow Mandolin

The eBow (energy bow) is a hand held string resonator, that uses an electromagnetic field to produce a clean bow sound. The device is held over the string being played, the eBow’s magnetic begins to vibrate the string.

Mandolin’s, like other plucked stringed instruments, typically have a short attack and a short sustain. The result of eBowing a mandolin is a very slow attack followed by an infinite sustain. The eBow is therefore a powerful tool in unleashing a new sound from this classic instrument.

eBow Mandolin features

  • A completely unique Kontakt instrument of a Mandolin being eBowed.
  • Features both legato and polyphonic patches.
  • Instantly playable.
  • 50 MB download (113 MB when extracted).
  • 2x round robins.
  • Full Kontakt required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / eBow Mandolin

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Sonic Zest releases The Glass Absolute Quintet for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has introduced The Glass Absolute Quintet, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest The Glass Absolute Quintet

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

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Sonic Zest releases Maple Mandolin for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has announced Maple Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Maple Mandolin

From the Godfather to Captain Correli, the sound of the mandolin has graced many soundtracks.

Sonic Zest’s newest release, Maple Mandolin, captures the sound of this captivating instrument.

Maple Mandolin features

  • Every note of the mandolin was sampled four times.
  • Four round robins per note, alternating between up and down strokes.
  • Over 200 unique samples.
  • Includes percussive mandolin hits.
  • Instantly playable.
  • 80 MB download (200 MB when extracted).
  • Full Kontakt required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $25 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Maple Mandolin

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Sonic Zest releases Percussive Guitar for Kontakt

Sonic Zest has announced Percussive Guitar, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Percussive Guitar

The acoustic guitar is just as much a percussive instrument as it is a musical instrument. This acoustic guitar has had its body, neck and strings flicked, hit, thumped, stroked and slapped with the knuckles, fingers and the palms of the hand to produce a spectrum of different sounds and timbres.

Percussive Guitar makes use of 8 round robins per sound. This adds realism as each time you hit a note the sound played back will be different, allowing for sound truly realistic sound percussive rhythms to be produced.

features

  • One of the most detailed samplings available of percussive acoustic guitar.
  • 8x round robins for 28 different sounds (over 200 unique sounds).
  • Instantly playable.
  • Full Kontakt required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Percussive Guitar

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