sun.io has introduced “Dark Drones”, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Dark Drones, great for a very dark cinematic effect. Heavy, gritty, dark. Well, just download and listen for yourself!
The instrument has 42 handcrafted drones. They are all around 1 minute in length and in Stereo. Hope you enjoy it, I love creating these patches.
The library is a free download (~190MB compressed). All samples were saved in the ‘NCW’ Lossless Sample Compression format to reduce file size.
More information: Dark Drones (download)
Sun.io’s Sasha van den Heetkamp has announced “Lighter Glitch”, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Sampled sounds of lighters and matches for Native Instruments Kontakt.
So I was a little bored today. Instead of being a couch potato, I decided to sample a bunch of lighters and matches and make them a bit glitchy.
The result was pretty interesting, it makes a somewhat creepy atmospheric sound. A basic Arp is included.
The Lighter Glitch sample library for Kontakt 5+ (full version required) is a free download.
More information: Lighter Glitch (direct download, ~8.5 MB)
Sun.io has announced Pink Tambourine, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Free tambourine sample library for Kontakt.
This patch contains a sampled tambourine. It has 5 round robin layers, each containing 8 individual hits. This tambourine patch only works in the latest version of Kontakt.
Pink Tambourine features
- Sampled Toca TCT10-PK 10 inch Colorsound Tambourine.
- Recorded with Shure SM57 in Reaper at 16 bit 44.1Khz, through a LINE 6 UX2.
The sound library is a free download at Sun.io
Sasha van den Heetkamp of sun.io has released a free sample pack featuring the sounds of a Jackson Pro Series RR24 Rhoads electric guitar.
Jackson guitar instrument for NI Kontakt by sun.io.
This patch contains powerchords and palm-mutes sampled from a Jackson Pro Series guitar.
There are 9 round robin layers for each chord. All samples were recorded clean, This means
that you can add any effect -like distortion- yourself through the use of a plugin.
The patch works in Kontakt version 5.0.3 and upwards.
Sasha is currently working on sampling the whole instrument.
The sample pack is available to download at no cost (100 MB download).
sun.io has released Grasshopper, a free sample pack for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring the sounds of grasshoppers.
In August 2011 I went on a field recording trip to a local park called Sonsbeek in my hometown Arnhem. I’ve recorded a range of grasshoppers from a distance and very, very, very close by. Sounds easy, but it was really difficult to record them properly. It took me around 5 hours to obtain reasonable data for processing. All audio was recorded using the binaural technique.
Recording location: the Sondsbeek park in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
- Recorded with:
- MiniDisc MZ-R55.
- Custom made binaural microphone.
- Source: 44.1kHz re-sampled to 96kHz.
- Kontakt patches:
- Grasshopper Single – Single chirps of a grasshopper with 20 round (random) robin layers in mono.
- Grasshopper Double – Double chirps of a grasshopper with 20 round (random) robin layers in mono.
- Grasshopper Ambient Binaural – Sampled grasshoppers, streams, waterfall and other ambient sounds on location. Recorded in Binaural.
Download: Grasshopper (76.3 MB)