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Sound Dust updates Dulcitone1884 for Kontakt

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Sound Dust has released an updated version of its Dulcitone1884 virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sound Dust Dulcitone1884
Dulcitone1884² for Kontakt – a multi-sampled rare and beautiful Dulcitone.

This is your chance to to play my lovingly sampled 150 year old antique Dulcitone in all its glory.

70megs, 3 velocity layers and some fancy programming but without the slightly iffy forks and sticking keyboard.

New in Dulcitone1884²

  • 24 dulcitone presets that take advantage of the 3 pages of scripting.
  • 4 octave architecture with control of volume, pan, ADSR and delay per octave group.
  • Note on and note off “thump”.
  • 69 specially made convolution reverb impulses from real spaces (including Glyndebourne Opera House).
  • Round robin sample swapping.
  • MIDI timing jitter for realism.
  • Handwritten instruction manual.

The library is available to purchase for £20 GPB. The update is free for previous owners.

More information: Sound-Dust / Dulcitone1884²

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Sound Dust releases The Pendleonium² for Kontakt

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Sound Dust The Pendleonium

Sound Dust has released The Pendleonium²,an updated version of the Kontakt sample instrument, which adds new layers of scripting and effects, and a new GUI.

The Pendleonium² is an imagined ancient keyboard instrument assembled from layered real world instruments that is designed to create a wide range of useful weezy, dusty “antique” timbres.

The Pendleonium² has 6 combinable and easy to manipulate multi-sampled articulation “oscillators” recorded from a variety of electric and acoustic stringed instruments through analogue FX hardware.

  • Danelectro Baritone guitar.
  • Fernandes Sustainer Native guitar.
  • Shimro viola.
  • Roland RE 501 Space Echo tape delay.
  • Vermona Retroverb spring reverb.
  • Laney VC15 valve amp.

Two new pages of Kontakt scripting allow intimate control and automation of volume levels, pan, envelopes, eq and effects so a wide variety of sound possibilities can be explored.

The library is available to purchase for £15 GBP. The update is free for The Pendleonium users.

More information: Sound Dust / The Pendleonium²

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Sound Dust updates Ships Piano for Kontakt to Mk2

Sound Dust Ships Piano Mk2

Sound Dust has announced the release of Ships Piano Mk2, an updated virtual piano instrument for Kontakt, which now includes the “Satie-anator” for instant Eric Satie-ness.

A ships piano is basically a tiny rudimentary upright piano with a five octave keyboard that folds upwards to save space. It has no bottom half and sits either on a low table or a stand with a small leather and chain contraption dangling from its bottom that loops around the foot for the sustain pedal. Because of its small frame size it struggles with low notes so the bass strings are very wide gauge and particularly flabby, resulting in a strange almost atonal metallic sound in the lower reaches.

The ships piano is no Blüthner or Steinway, and there’s no chance of extracting rich sonorous tones, but its charming simplicity has lots and lots of useful character. Its very plinky without being too plonky.

Every usable white note is sampled binaurally for extra realism with 4 and sometimes 5 velocity layers for 155MB. Kontakt 4 and above (not Kontakt player).

Ships Piano Mk2 is available to purchase for £15 GBP.

More information: Sound Dust / Ships Piano Mk2

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Sound Dust updates Tiny Binaural Harpsichord for Kontakt to MKII

Sound Dust Tiny Binaural Harpsichord MKII

Sound Dust has announced Tiny Binaural Harpsichord MKII, an updated version of the multi-sampled Arnold Dolmetsch portable harpsichord library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

My binaurally sampled portable Harpsichord, although still sounding lovely, was getting a bit long in the tooth feature wise. So I’ve completely rebuilt it.

Now it has 5 pages of handy scripting with built in Baroque Engine, Organic-ator and many other controls.

I’ve also added a really useful new separate instrument the Tiny Binaural Prepared-ness which features lots of binaurally recorded prepared Harpsichord sounds combined with its own Cage Machine script for extra rhythmical madness.

The library is available to purchase for £15 GBP. The update is free for previous owners. Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or higher.

More information: Sound Dust / Tiny Binaural Harpsichord MKII

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idmonster announces Be More Like Water + id-strument suite for Kontakt

idmonster Be More Like Water

idmonster, the solo project of composer, sound designer and Butterfly Child guitarist Pendle Poucher, has announced the upcoming album Be More Like Water.

Be More Like Water is a beautiful, dark cinematic odyssey with a hint of concept album, but devoid of hippy guff. Each track is like a short film made of sound.

Pendle fuses electronics and acoustics combined with field recordings, analogue synths, an ancient ships piano, and his own unique Space Echo drenched guitar playing to produce a sumptuous other-worldly sound-space that veers from contemplative minimalism through boisterous krautrock wig-out, loopy fourth world raga to skewed hip-pop.

The album is already picking up radio play, with tracks being featured on Gideon Coe’s evening show on BBC Radio 6 and Nic Luscombe’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.


A very beautiful video for the track “I Was Drifting Plankton” featuring amazing microscopic plankton footage.

As an established and respected sample instrument designer Pendle also operates as www.sound-dust.co.uk creating sample libraries of obscure and slightly wonky real and imagined instruments. His clients include many established composers and musicians worldwide including Gotye, Hollywood composer Rupert Gregson Williams, Bat for Lashes, Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and David Holmes. His sounds can be heard on numerous films, TV shows and records.

To accompany the release of Be More Like Water Pendle has also made the idstrument suite a special 1GB suite of six sample instruments in Kontakt format which includes some of the significant sounds, textures and instruments from the album. It will be available as a free download to anyone who buys the CD and will hopefully inspire other musicians.

id-instrument suite for Kontakt
The id-strument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The id-strument suite has recordings from old synths, broken acoustic instruments, home made contraptions and the actual ticking of economic philosopher Thomas Carlyle’s 200 year old grandfather clock (plus lots of other things too).

The album with id-strument suite sample set is available to purchase for £10 GBP. The release is set for November, 2013.

More information: Knitted Cat / Sound-Dust

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Sound Dust releases Steel Drum Percussion Room mk2

Sound Dust Steel Drum Percussion Room

Sound Dust has announced the mk2 version of Steel Drum Percussion Room, a percussion based sample library.

A kit of lovely dusty binaural acoustic drum samples and slightly prepared steel drums….a kind of Tom Waits percussion machine featuring drums in all shapes and sizes.

Theres 4 octaves of huge flappy marching band bass drums, ripped and rattly snares and kicks, frame drums, congas, bongos, toms, hi-hats, cymbals, boxes, metal shelving…you name it.

Plus the “prepared” steel drums. These are a neglected set of bass and cello steel pans played with fingers and soft mallets to avoid sounding like proper steel drums ( more apocalypse than calypso ), the tunings are a bit iffy, but theres plenty of velocity layers per hit for a rusty hang drum like effect.

Great for film scoring. Both kits were recorded binaurally in a great sounding room with long decays with a total of 168mb of samples.

Steel Drum Percussion Room mk2 is available to purchase for £15 GBP.

More information: Sound Dust / Steel Drum Percussion Room

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Sound Dust releases Rubber Bass sound library

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Sound Dust Rubber Bass

Sound Dust has announced the release of Rubber Bass, a bass sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Rubber Bass is sampled from a funny little Kala ukulele bass. It’s about the size of a kid’s guitar and has big fat rubber strings which are a nightmare to tune.

It’s not very loud acoustically but when DI’d, it has a wonderful round, rubbery bottom end with a lovely hint of twang which belies its tiny stature.

Its a little bit double bassy, but essentially has a character all of its own. It’s not likely to be your go-to-bass sound , but for certain things it is bloody marvelous!

The sample library is available to purchase for £15 GBP. A simple 9-velocity layer SFZ version is also available.

More information: Sound Dust / Rubber Bass

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