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Sonokinetic releases Toll for Kontakt

Sonokinetic Toll

Sonokinetic has launched Toll, a collection of historical bells for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Way back when, when Sonokinetic was in its infant stage, we recorded two carillons and turned them into a simple kontakt instrument. Ever since, we have felt the urge to revisit that, and do it with the knowledge and experience we have gained over the past years. That time has come, and this time it is not just a carillon, but a large collection of different sized bells, from various periods and places of origin.

Each hit on these bells will spark a very unique and authentic sound that can only be generated by pure weight and age. Sonokinetic sampled historical valuable bronze cast bells as old as a 1000 years, proceeded through the ages of innovation in bell casting and tuning and ended in our time of hi-tech computer calibrated pitch perfect bells, and sampled all of those with great attention to detail, preserving their original tails of up to 30 seconds.

Toll features

  • 1 patch Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5, 4 Main Bell categories:
    • Carillons: two Carillons, played hard and soft.
    • Historical Bells Collection: 15 European Original Bells from 14th century to 20th century.
    • Silk Road Bells Collection: 13 South East Asian Ceremonial Bells 10th century to 19th century.
    • Tower Bells Collection: 3 Tower bells, including the Saint John’s Cathedral bells.
  • 4 matching Impulse responses “Chapel”, “Cathedral”, “Temple” and “Summit”.
  • Kontakt Convolution Reverb.
  • Full Round Robin control. (Exclude, Freeze, Mark).
  • Sample Tail Control (Kontakt length adjustable).
  • 3 Band EQ (Kontakt 4), 4 Band Solid-G EQ (Kontakt 5).
  • 600+ samples. (3,3+ GB sample content) in wave format.
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • All files in 48 kHz, 24bit wave format.
  • Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4. & Kontakt 5 (Full verison only, not compatible with the free Kontakt Player).

The Toll library is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Toll


Sonokinetic launches Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX

Sonokinetic Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX

Sonokinetic has released Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

With Minimal, Sonokinetic BV delivers the fourth instalment in our current range of orchestral instruments. We have listened to our users, and built an entirely new system from the ground up, defining what we think is a revolutionary novel direction in orchestral pattern-based sampling.

Minimal would suggest a particular music style, and many of the patterns available in this instrument are very well suited for that style. However, we’d like to stress that this is indeed a very flexible instrument, capable of enhancing a broad range of musical arrangements and compositions in a wide variety of styles. Where Minimal differs from libraries like Tutti and Vivace is in its section-based approach. All phrases are recorded per orchestral section and can be used separately or together and in any combination, allowing for a great deal of variations at your fingertips.

Minimal features

  • 16 Bit version 10.8 Gb sample pool, 33800+ samples, 24 Bit version 21 Gb sample pool, 33800+ samples.
  • 4 recorded orchestral sections: Strings 52 players, Woodwinds 12 players, Percussion (two marimbas, xylophone, piano and celesta), Brass 11 players.
  • 4 recorded microphone positions: Close, Decca tree, Wide, Balcony.
  • Proprietary stereo mix for the ‘lite’ instrument.
  • Individual section controls include Volume, Pan, Rhythmic Shift double/half/triplets, Harmonic Shift, Crossfade adjustments.
  • Custom designed interface with enhanced score display.
  • Time Machine Pro capability.
  • Custom chord recognition and Harmonic Shift capabilities.
  • Advanced Purging system.

The Kontakt Player powered library costs 199.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Minimal Orchestral Patterns & FX


Sonokinetic releases Qanun for Kontakt

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Sonokinetic Qanun

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Qanun, a multi-sampled and performance sampled Qanun instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This instrument complements our other Arabic instruments such as Ney and Kemence to build an ethnic ensemble. The Qanun has been played for centuries and feels right at home in our collection of deep sampled ethnic instruments and vocals.

The Qanun (also known as Qanoun and Kanun) is a dulcimer or zither-like instrument of 81 strings stretched over a frame and plucked with the fingers or picks. Its distinctive tone comes from the grouping of strings and levers which create the scales.

Our Qanun was recorded in Istanbul by our long-standing friend, expert engineer and composer Ceyda Pirali in high fidelity audio quality. The player is the renowned performer Gunay Celik who learnt his craft at the State Turkish Music Conservatory. He studied the playing styles and techniques for many years before becoming a master in 1992. He taught Qanun at university level and has played with the İstanbul University Ensemble and Ayangil Turkish Music Orchestra. His credits also include many performances with Turkish radio and television. Currently, Gunay is working at the State of Turkish Classical Music Ensemble. He has kindly agreed to allow us to capture his unique playing style with traditional songs and hundreds of improvisations.

For the multisampled playable instrument we have captured multiple round robins and velocity layers so that you can play the instrument chromatically. For the improvisations and songs, Sonokinetic Qanun features tempo-synced performances in root keys. These samples are wrapped in an intuitive interface which makes playing this instrument a pleasure. In addition, the convolution reverb creates an unparalleled ambience, evoking the spirit of Arabia.

Qanun features

  • 6.6 GB sample pool, 14934 samples.
  • 3 playing styles: Multisampled, Songs and Improvisations.
  • Tempo-synced performances, pitched to root key.
  • ITM (Intelligent Time Machine) function for half and double time tempo-syncing.
  • Kontakt 5 optimized “Time machine Pro” programming.
  • Mod wheel phrase start control.
  • Full sustains up to 10 seconds long.
  • Multiple round robin samples.
  • 1 realistic impulse response.
  • Multiple velocity layers.
  • Automatic RAM loading and purging.
  • Custom designed interface.
  • Open Kontakt format for complete user customisation (Kontakt 4.2.4 or 5 Full version only, NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player).
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • Qanun Reference document (PDF).

The Qanun library is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Qanun


Sonokinetic releases Accordion for Kontakt

Sonokinetic Accordion

Sonokinetic has launched Accordion, an accordion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The accordion is an instrument that has been on our ‘to do’ list for quite some time. The instrument can provide you with a very nice ‘couleur locale’ whenever you need to give a song that French twist. The accordion brings a breath of fresh air and evokes feelings of romance, passion and nostalgia.

As with other Sonokinetic instruments, we focused on getting a ‘real’ sound instead of a ‘perfect’ sound, as you can hear from the demo tracks skilfully created by our demo composers. We are very proud of the finished product and believe that it will empower lots of people to make MIDI recorded accordion tracks that sound like they were played under a bridge along the river Seine.

Accordion features

  • 3.0 GB sample pool, 5500+ samples.
  • 5 Accordion Registers – keyswitchable.
  • Chord recognition: root, major, minor, diminished 7th, dominant 7th.
  • Sustains, shorts and basses.
  • On-board 16-step sequencer with adjustable length and beats.
  • Multiple round robin samples.
  • Multiple velocity layers.
  • Accordion Reverb.
  • Switchable key and button noise.
  • Custom designed interface.
  • Open Kontakt format for complete user customisation (Kontakt 4.2.4 or 5 Full version only, NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player).
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • All files in 44.1 kHz, 24-bit NCW format.

The sample library costs 49.90 EUR ex. VAT.

More information: Sonokinetic / Accordion


Sonokinetic releases Da Capo multi sampled symphonic orchestra for Kontakt

Sonokinetic Da Capo

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Da Capo, a symphonic orchestra sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This library captures the full sound of the symphonic orchestra. A library that keeps things simple and straightforward. All sections and the most common articulations are provided in this collection. Recorded with a highly professional and renowned orchestra that is also credited for their work in our libraries “Tutti” and “Vivace”. Making this multi sampled orchestral sample collection the pivotal accomplishment to complete the Sonokinetic cinematic orchestral tools.

It has been a dream to create a library like this. Sonokinetic has put in their utmost best to produce this unique instrument. After a long production we proudly present to you ‘Da Capo’.

Da Capo features multi-articulated strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion sections with round robin, velocity layers and modwheel velocity control. It contains a 7.9GB sample pool, 16,000+ samples and requires the full version of Kontakt 4 or higher.

The Da Capo library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 249.99 EUR, or 199.99 EUR for Vivace and Tutti owners until November 26th, 2012 (regular price 299.99 EUR / 249.99 EUR).

More information: Sonokinetic / Da Capo


Win the entire Sonokinetic Collection at Time+Space

Time+Space Sonokinetic Sweepstakes

Time+Space has announced a sweepstakes in which you have the chance to win the entire collection of Sonokinetic sound libraries.

Whether you want to transport your audience to the Middle East or Israel, or simply whisk them away on a cinematic journey full of thrills and spills, Sonokinetic help to make it happen with their impressive collection of sample libraries.

This huge prize bundle features all Sonokinetic libraries including the award winning Vivace with its cinematic orchestral FX and textures, the unique and quirky Hurdy Gurdy, and the amazing soundscapes of Delphi. Plus, you´ll also get the entire Trailer Voice collection giving you access to thousands of voice over cues to suit any style of project.

In total, the winner will receive at least 35 titles with a total value of over £1,800!!

The competition ends November 30th, the winners will be announced on or around December 1st, 2012.

More information: Time+Space


Sonokinetic releases Kemençe for Kontakt

Sonokinetic Kemence

Sonokinetic has announced the release of the Kemençe sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Originating from the vast area between the black sea and Persia this instrument comes in several forms, sizes and sounds. Mediterranean and Eurasian mixed with Persian and Middle Eastern musical heritage come together in the sound and deep musical ethnic presence of these instruments.

Sonokinetic decided to capture the enchanting sound of the classical Kemençe and sample this instrument in high fidelity audio quality. This instrument ships with a built in musical heritage. A supreme performed and recorded cinematic approach of several ethnic musical styles. The instrument is a perfect match with the styles and flavors in other Sonokinetic ethnical sampled instrument and vocals.

Kemençe features

  • Temposynced Phrases featuring Intelligent Time Machine (ITM).
  • Phrasing available pitched to key.
  • 4800+ samples. (8,4+ GB sample content).
  • Authentic Legato samples and scripting.
  • Traditionals & Improvisation phrases.
  • Auto ending to phrases.
  • xfade modwheel dynamics for legato patches.
  • Modwheel phrase start control.
  • GUI harmonic key display.
  • Full tempo sync control..
  • Kontat 5 optimized “Time machine Pro” programming.
  • 1 impulse response: 24 bit wave format.
  • Real-time sample content purging and loading.

The sound library is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR excl. VAT for EU customers.

More information: Sonokinetic / Kemençe