Sonic Zest releases Acoustic Autumn for Kontakt

Sonic Zest has announced the release of Acoustic Autumn, an acoustic guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Acoustic Autumn

Acoustic Autumn is our acoustic guitar library. We took a beautiful cypress wood acoustic guitar and sampled its delicate sound. The instrument also features the beautiful sound of guitar harmonics. When played across the keyboard the sound resembles that of the thumb piano (mbira).

Acoustic Autumn features

  • Features the beautiful sound of guitar harmonics.
  • 4x Round Robins.
  • Instantly playable.
  • Over 290 MB of samples (60 MB download).
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

The library is available for the introductory price of $16 USD for a limited time. A purchase of Acoustic Autumn will also get you a free copy of Cinematic Soundscape or Ambient Cinematic Guitar when “Liking” Sonic Zest at Facebook.

More information: Sonic Zest / Acoustic Autumn

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Sonic Zest releases Cinematic Soundscape for Kontakt

Sonic Zest has launched Cinematic Soundscape, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Cinematic Soundscape

We took a vintage electric guitar, plugged it through multiple effects chains and unleashed a lush pad-like sound. It works perfectly in combination with the Ambient Cinematic Guitar collection.

This Kontakt instrument is flexible enough to be used in anything from a cinematic score to an evolving soundscape.

Cinematic Soundscape features

  • Kontakt instrument that unleashes a pad-like sound from the electric guitar.
  • Instantly playable.
  • Over 260 MB of samples (170 MB download).
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

The library is available for purchase for $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Cinematic Soundscape

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Sonic Zest releases Ambient Cinematic Guitar 2 for Kontakt

Sonic Zest has announced the release of Ambient Cinematic Guitar 2, the sequel to the previously released Ambient Cinematic Guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Ambient Cinematic Guitar 2

When you say cinematic music most people think orchestra. While you can’t beat the sound of violins and cellos, another stringed instrument, the electric guitar, is increasingly being featured on the latest movie scores. This Kontakt instrument makes echoey leads, bass tones and pads, which are all essential if you want to start scoring with an electric guitar as your main instrument.

We took a vintage electric guitar, plugged it through multiple effects chains and recorded its lush sound. Then we used post-recording effects and manipulation to really bring out the electric guitars hidden cinematic character.

Included in the Ambient Cinematic Guitar 2 library are percussive sounds made through slapping the fretboard, to allow the incorporation of rhythm into your melodies.

Ambient Cinematic Guitar 2 features

  • Comes with a free copy of Ambient Cinematic Guitar 1.
  • Kontakt instrument sampling the ambient & cinematic sound of the electric guitar.
  • Instantly playable.
  • Over 400 MB of samples (257 MB download).
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

More information: Sonic Zest / Ambient Cinematic Guitar 1 & 2

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Sonic Zest releases Asian Thunder, Stones and Dragons

Sonic Zest has announced Asian Thunder, Stones and Dragons, a Kontakt library featuring Chinese Dragon Bells, Indonesian Thunder Drum and a Vietnamese Lithophone.

Sonic Zest Asian Thunder, Stones and Dragons

The Thunder Drum is a percussive instrument from Indonesia. It consists of a cylinder with a spring attached to the end. When shaken a thunder-like sound is produced. The bells are an assortment of dragon engraved bells from China. The Vietnamese Lithophone is essentially a xylophone made from stone.

The lithophone features hits and also the sound of the stones being bowed with a violin bow. The bells are a single preset, with the sounds of the individual bells spread chromatically across the keyboard for playability. The thunder drum has a patch featuring all the sounds and separate sound design patches, which are semi-melodic in nature.

Asian Thunder, Stones & Dragons features

  • A completely unique Kontakt library featuring Asian instruments from Indonesia, Vietnam and China.
  • Instantly playable.
  • 100 MB when extracted.
  • 5x round robins.
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

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

More information: Sonic Zest

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Sonic Zest releases Tenor Recorder for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has announced the release of Tenor Recorder, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Tenor Recorder

The recorder is a medieval woodwind instrument similar to the flute and clarinet. While you may be familiar with the alto or soprano recorder, you are less likely to have come across the tenor recorder, which is a much larger and bassier instrument.

Tenor Recorder features

  • The classic sound of the tenor recorder.
  • Comes with legato (3x RR), polyphonic (3x RR), staccato (4x RR) and pitch bend (4x RR).
  • 137 MB when expanded.
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

The library is available for purchase for $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Tenor Recorder

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